This place is a gem in south beach! There are three different hotels to go to and different pools as well. Not to mention, hotel is steps from the beach! It's not the ritz Carlton, but it's a great place to stay if you are visiting for a few days
and want to be in a prime location!
I planned a weekend in Miami Beach with my son while we toured colleges in the Miami area. We enjoyed our stay at the Catalina. The room was a bit small but very clean with a nice bathroom and pool area. The staff was friendly. I had to go to the
front desk twice and ask for wash cloths but the staff at the front desk were very friendly, professional and handled my concerns quickly. I would recommend this hotel if you want to be near the action as it is within walking distance to everything (shops on Collins Ave, Lincoln Road, shops on Washington Ave., etc) It was a nice stay for us.
The hotel was perfect for just us girls for two nights. Comfortable and nice sized room, amazing beds!! Decor was great, loved the bathroom and all the mirrors. Bartender was awesome in the main building. The cons were our floor had a funny kind
of smell..and walking through the restaurant with bags wasn't fun. But we had a great time and I will definitely book there next time I am in Miami.
The Catalina hotel and Beach Club was wonderful. I really enjoyed the place because the staff was very friendly and nice to us. They have a shuttle bus which picked us up and dropped us off straight from the airport to the hotel. They have two
beautiful pools and open bar for an hour. They also have two very tasteful restaurants. I wish i would've stayed longer, it was amazing.
P.S We met alot of great people in the lobby!:)
My boyfriend and I wanted to get away to South Beach and have a fun weekend away. We were within walking distance to Ocean Dr. and all it has to offer, plus the staff was extremely nice! Access to the beach was only a block away and there were two
pools to choose from, both of which were smaller, but had lounging beds or canopy's to hang out in! The rooftop pool has a bar as well, which was convenient. The Catalina consists of three buildings in one, so it was a neat place to hang out. The free hour of happy hour drinks was nice too. It could have been a little closer to the strip of great restaurants/clubs on Ocean Dr. and it could have been cleaned up a bit (fresh coat of paint, etc.) though our room was clean and the bed as SUPER comfortable! The staff was great. I would recommend this for couples who want to get away and party or singles, not for a romantic getaway or for families as it becomes noisy at times due to singles up all hours of the night. This was the biggest bang for our buck. They also let us check in an hour and half early at no extra charge!