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Casa Faena

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at Casa Faena in Dec. 2017 to see what the rooms were like for an event we are planning in March. Casa Faena is a wonderful boutique hotel in the Faena District. The staff was amazing. Jerry upgraded us to a king suite with ocean view and bent over backwards to make our stay the best it could be. Alejandro and Leanette also provided 5 Star service. Adrian would not think of letting us carry a bag and provided great service. Great hotel to visit!!!

Loads of character... really beautiful architecture which adds a lot to a stay in Miami Beach. Most importantly, the service was great. Alejandro at the front desk is awesome and really went above and beyond. And even got us hot water from the tap and teabags at night, which really made our stay given my pregnant wife loves tea. This sort of personal touch is super special. Thanks!

I enjoyed our stay at Casa Faena the rooms were clean and nice. A few things I did not like there is no pool and you can't use the one for their main hotel just a block away, I think they should revise this policy. It's also not directly on the beach. I did like however that beach lounges towels and umbrellas are included that was nice. This part of the beach is very clean and family friendly. The lack of a pool or access thereof was a big negative for me.

I really enjoyed my stayed at the Casa Faena. The hotel is small but full of character and charm. After entering the hotel it opens up into a central sitting area surrounded by books. The check-in was easy, the concierge greeted us with a class of champagne. The rooms: The rooms are spacious and clean. The sink was outside of the bathroom which was a bit odd but not problem for us. The beach: There are designated chairs/umbrellas for Casa Faena at the beach directly across the street from the hotel. Its less than 5-min walk to the beach from the front of the hotel. Although not located on the beach but it does provided beach services (ie drinks, chairs, towels, etc), look for the red/white stripes umbrellas. The parking: Valet only, price is reasonable. Call for your car ahead of time to avoid the wait. Other amenities: There is a restaurant in the hotel that services breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is no pool. There is no gym but guest can used the gym at their sister property, Faena Hotel which is 1 block away. This place is good if you are looking for a quite getaway in Miami with beach access and services. You get most of the amenities of Hotel Faena without the higher resort fee. I definitely want to stay here again next time I'm in Miami.

We loved our Casa Faena experience from start to finish. It was easy to get to (we took the 150 bus from the airport and walked a block from the bus stop to hotel). It was an equally convenient location to stay at. We were warmly welcomed by Alejandro and Adrian (both friendly &hardworking). I left with a soft spot for the lovely &efficient Lianet. We've stayed at different 4.5/5star brands but this was literally the best hospitality experience, hands down. Here are some specifics: Our king room was charming but found it hard to sleep with Collins Ave traffic noise ~we were kindly moved to a quieter room at the back of the hotel the 2nd night. Beds were comfy. Ladies who cleaned our rooms were very good. The food in the hotel restaurant was really good; we had breakfast & dinner there several times. The price-point was excellent for Collins Avenue. We enjoyed drinks by Erik, the resident mixologist. Happy hour food & drinks are a (delicious) steal. The couple of little things that came up were dealt with in an air of true hospitality. We were both so impressed, we felt impelled to stay 2 nights longer than originally booked. Loved the feeling &size of this hotel; the Faena brand is beautiful but has a distinctly warm culture. The professional, hard-working, genuine, close-knit staff who represent the brand at Casa Faena are amazing. Thank you in particular: Alejandro, Lianet, Adrian, Erik, Michael (housekeeping mgr), Carmelita, the Casa Faena cooks and hardworking Faena beach crew! Definitely take time to explore the main Faena hotel, the Faena Art Forum and soon to open art-focused Faena stores next door.

Casa Faena is part of the group that developed the district Faena, located on Collins Avenue between 31st and 35th streets. It is a small hotel, built on a historic structure of the city of Miami and decorated in the colonial style. It does not have a swimming pool and although it is not on the beach, it only takes 2 minutes to reach it. For being part of the group Faena, you can use the facilities of the Faena hotel except the pool.

This was my first trip to Miami, and my companion booked the California King room. Having access to the rooftop at night was worth the extra cost. Alejandro and Adrian went above and beyond ensuring we enjoyed ourselves and our experience at Casa Faena. The beach was beautiful, and complimentary chair and towel service was a huge perk. Although we had access to many of the Faena amenities; the club dress code was ridiculous - we are literally on the beach, it’s weird shorts and T-shirt’s weren’t allowed. Either way, our stay was throughly enjoyable and I’d highly recommend the Casa Faena to everyone.

If you're considering staying here, do it without hesitation. It's clean, eclectic, Spanish style makes it feel like you've been transported to the halcyon days of Miami or Havana. Some reviewers recommend parking across the street, but that adds up very quickly and chances of getting ticketed are high. I recommend parking in the 17th street garage (17th and Washington) and ubering back to hotel. It's 20 bucks a day in garage. From the spacious and well appointed hotel rooms, comfy beds, delicious and affordable food at the restaurant to the amazing staff, Casa Faena feels like a home away from home. Alejandro at the front desk was so helpful and went out of his way to make my birthday weekend special. Adrian is the nicest attendant and so helpful. Erik and Juan at the restaurant took great care of us, myself and my friends ended up eating at the restaurant and enjoying the happy hour specials which made it easier than constantly going out. I highly recommend this gorgeous, hospitable boutique hotel.

I give Casa Faena a 5 star not because it has the amenities and glamour of a 5 star hotel but because the staff gave us a 5+ star class experience. This is a very small Boutique Hotel and the staff make you feel as if you were at home. ALL THE STAFF made us feel welcome and attended to our smallest but fuzzy request and they did it with a smile. We arrived at 6AM so the lobby did not have any champagne available being so early. When I asked about this the staff told us they would be bringing it to our dinner and we had complimentary champagne that night with our meal. The Food at Lunch and Dinner is AMAZING! If you want great food and affordable prices then you must eat at the Hotel's Restaurant. We ordered Bone Marrow Tacos, Ceviche, the Steak and the Burger, the BLT and each one was just as delicious as the other. BTW, this restaurant serves what I now know to be the BEST FRENCH FRIES in the WORLD. We were told that we could also eat at the Restaurants in their "cousin hotel" named FAENA located across the street, so we tried it for lunch and ended up paying $220 US Dollars for a simple meal for 4 without any drinks, the food was okay but we all agreed the food at Casa Faena was much better and the price was too good to be true. However, None of us however were ever happy with the breakfast at casa faena, if possible have breakfast elsewhere but please do try lunch and dinner there as the chef is a different chef from the breakfast. The location was great, we walked to a mini supermarket two blocks away, basking & robbins, and other restaurants nearby. The only con is the fact that they do not have microwaves in the rooms if you do have leftovers that you brought to your room. The Best beds I have ever slept in are at Casa Faena. Our party of 4 slept liked we never slept before. Both Mattresses and Pillows were super comfy and the rooms are very quite. Overall we loved staying at Casa Faena and are grateful to the staff that made out stay a wonderful one!

The hotel formerly known as Casa Claridge is our Miami Beach home away from home. My husband and I have come here for every anniversary -- including this one -- and really fell in love with it. The things we enjoy the most are the personable service, the restaurant/bar and the contemporary art / Spanish fused decor. This year we did notice that while the service, while still good, wasn't as attentive as it had been in previous years. My gut feeling is they may just be busier. We always were made to feel special in years past (bartenders, front desk workers remembering our names/that it was our anniversary/that we come here every year) and this year we felt more or less like just another guest. I guess we've been spoiled by previous years of a special something in our room to celebrate our anniversary. We also noted that the funky art has been scaled down. The elevator was the same as last year's "work of art" although falling apart and needed to be updated. The beautiful paper hanging in the lobby was removed, although it's still beautiful I do wish for a few unexpected artistic touches. It seemed they were repainting the restaurant and remodeling so I'm sure they are continuing to improve the hotel, I just hope they don't end up sterilizing the out-of-the-box spunk that made us love Casa Claridge / Faena in the first place.... That being said, we really enjoyed the coffee and food in the restaurant, the smiling service workers and of course the location in midbeach (we pop over to the beach and take advantage of Faena's chairs every year). Always a pleasant interaction! We also always take advantage of the rooftop balcony and rarely see anyone up there. In sum, we're not breaking up with Casa Faena but I hope it continues to dazzle us like previous visits.

3500 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Fitness center

Located in Mid Beach, Casa Faena is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Bayshore Municipal Golf Course and Fontainebleau. This 40-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Indian Beach Park and Miami City Ballet.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Casa Faena's 40 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Casa Faena enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is USD 34.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD $75.00-110.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include 6 meeting rooms, conference space, and a kids' club.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 391 reviews