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Catalina Hotel

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1732 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, 33139 View map  
4-Star Hotel Rank: 6 of 34
Average review rating: 3.39
OpinionWell Value Index: NA
Traveler reviews analyzed: Expedia (108) , MyTravelGuide (119) , Travelocity (8) , TripAdvisor (415)
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1. Rooms are a bit small, but we weren't in it for long enough to care.
"Fun time at the Catalina " Read full review on Expedia   8/18/2010 Vote      
2. The standard room was very small, too small for 4 people and the door opened directly into the lobby.
"Not impressed at all! " Read full review on Expedia   7/27/2010 Vote      
3. So Finally Our Bags Was Right By Him In The Little Small Office Which Im Sure He Seen Them Because They Was The Only Bags In ThereSo Anyway We Walk To Our Room Which Was 219 And The Floor Sound Like The Was About To Collaspe.
"Please please please do not go here its awful " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/30/2010 Vote      
4. Our Room Had Misquitos In It And The Bathroom Was Really Small Not To Mention The Shower Look Like A Prison Shower And ' We Showered With Our Flip Flops On' Now That Should Say Something About This Place.
"Please please please do not go here its awful " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/30/2010 Vote      
5. the room was a little small but we wasnt thair much just sleep shower and go.
"love the bed " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/25/2010 Vote      
6. I stayed here 4th of July weekend 2 years ago with some friends and boy was the room small.
"What a Mockery to hospitality! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/15/2010 Vote      
7. The rooms were small with no place to put things, no dresser, no closet and the bathroom the same.
"Don't stay here " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/12/2010 Vote      
8. Although the room was quite small we were rarely inside and there were plenty of chill out zones to relax (2 pools surrounded by cosy beds, lounge area etc) Brilliant location to necessties: beach, bars & clubs and shopping so all in walking distance.
"Catalina; life and soul of Collins Avenue! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   5/23/2010 Vote      
9. Rooms are small and dark, all reviews say that, and it's true (one guy on here has a video, check it out).
"OK but wouldn't recommend " Read full review on TripAdvisor   5/19/2010 Vote      
10. The rooms in general are very small.
"Would never recommend this hotel. " Read full review on Expedia   5/12/2010 Vote      
11. Nice atmosphere, lounge area and roof top pool (at sister hotel) Very good food but very small rooms and bathrooms.
"Awsome pool and super fresh sushi! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   4/8/2010 Vote      
12. its a party hotel, dont come here if you plan on sleeping the rooms are extremely small, iron was missing, towels were dirty, bathroom smelled like sulphur, every time you turned on the faucet it would fall over into the sink, and our room view was a wall, and the AC unit didnt work, and the hotel phone with the buttons for front desk and bell hop didnt work either, so to call front desk you have to call the 1800 number which is a calling service to transfer you to the concierge then the concierge has to transfer you to the front desk.
"Not worth the money, would never stay here again " Read full review on TripAdvisor   3/30/2010 Vote      
13. The rooms were small and the walls were very thin.
"never again " Read full review on Expedia   3/30/2010 Vote      
14. We stayed 5 nights and we had a small room, stylish and it needed a good cleaning, the staff were cordial and the food was good at the restaurants, pools are nice and the short walk to the beach wasen't bad.
"Stylish and Classic...a bit dirty " Read full review on TripAdvisor   3/26/2010 Vote      
15. Reception was OK, took a long time, I thought, what with having to use credit card for damage insurance, etc. Room itself was small, but OK for 1 night.
"Good and bad - don't pay too much " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/28/2010 Vote      
16. The room was small, dark, and painted red.
"OK - depending on which building your room is in. " Read full review on Expedia   2/1/2010 Vote      
17. The rooms and the hallways are extremely dark, and small and lit by red light.
"Great location, average room, a few good perks " Read full review on Expedia   1/31/2010 Vote      
18. Small room and bathroom, comfortable beds and nice linens.
"If you don't mind being kept up all night... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   1/26/2010 Vote      
19. I paid for 3 nights (12/30 - 01/02) , pack Maxine Deluxe room (King Size) and gived me a room for 1 people, very small bed and room.
"Terrible new year " Read full review on TripAdvisor   1/8/2010 Vote      
20. The rooms are very basic and poorly finished, the shower regularly blocked and overflowed, there was no air conditioning control, rooms are small, not even a chair in the room.
"Do Not Stay Here " Read full review on TripAdvisor   12/17/2009 Vote      
21. The (upgrade) room had a king size bed with a small attached bathroom.
"Tries to hard - Misses the Basics " Read full review on TripAdvisor   12/14/2009 Vote      
22. After paying, we got the room and 'small and dingy' doesn't even explain enough how horrible this room was.
"Read this before staying at the Catalina! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/17/2009 Vote      
23. *The size of the room - Extremely small *The AC unit - Is extremely loud *The smell of the room - Strong mildew odor*The layout of the rooom - What layout.
"Read this before staying at the Catalina! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/17/2009 Vote      
24. Now let me tell you why: The room is extremely small.
"Please Do Not Stay Here! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/16/2009 Vote      
25. There is n o coffe maker in the room, which might me a good addition, becasue even if there is coffe in the lob by all the time, it is almost $ for a small cup of coffe.
"One time is good enough " Read full review on Expedia   11/11/2009 Vote      
26. The rooms are small and a virtual interior design show in themselves.
"A Boutique Hotel to match South Beach's atmosphere " Read full review on TripAdvisor   10/11/2009 Vote      
27. Very small room but very nicely decorated, South Beach style in the heart of it.
"Under construction " Read full review on Expedia   10/8/2009 Vote      
28. It was small enough that you felt as if you were their own special guest (like a celebrity or something!) but big enough to have more than enough privacy and room.
"Amazing experience! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   10/6/2009 Vote      
29. The hotel room was a little bit small, and the wall of our room was a blinding red.
"Not bad for the price " Read full review on Expedia   9/19/2009 Vote      
30. BUT THE ROOMS WERE SMALL, EVEN THE UPGRADED ROOM.
"MY HOTEL COMMENTS " Read full review on Expedia   9/3/2009 Vote      
31. The room we originally chose was a bit small for three ppl-which by the way was in the Catalina so we paid a few dollars more and upgraded to the Dorset which was just next door and was MUCH bigger and classier.
"PERFECT " Read full review on Travelocity   9/1/2009 Vote      
32. The room was small.
"Crappy!!! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   8/17/2009 Vote      
33. The rooms are very small, but our 209 served its purpose for a one night stay.
"Maybe... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/27/2009 Vote      
34. Restaurant food is fine (but pricey though)Con:Room is dirty and dark like cheap motel Room is small.
"More of a MOTEL type of hotel at a good location " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/12/2009 Vote      
35. CatalinaLoud, small rooms, dirty, staff can be rudeDorsettDark rooms, hardcover erotic art books(porn) in every room, wi-fi only in lobbyNot for families .
"Not for families " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/12/2009 Vote      
36. Also, when we booked a room at the Catalina we were not aware that the hotel was split up into many small buildings.
"An honest opinion... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/22/2009 Vote      
37. Small rooms , but veru complete.
"Cheap and Nite " Read full review on Expedia   6/2/2009 Vote      
38. we had a standard room, small, but comfortable, and we loved the red colors!the rooftop pool was a lot of fun, expensive drinks, but you are in south beach for vacation.
"cute boutique hotel " Read full review on Expedia   3/30/2009 Vote      
39. Get to the hotel, as i'm walking into my room, it looks like a crack den in the hallway, room is sooooo small & very dark!disgusting.
"Horrible" Not what it looks like on Website " Read full review on TripAdvisor   3/28/2009 Vote      
40. the room were 2 small not enough space for 4Women maybe 2 but not 4, the pools are great, the catalina is a little bit to far from the 'LIFE 'of south beach but my stay was not really bad I would go back again next year if I'm down 2 my last option.
"Okay " Read full review on TripAdvisor   3/26/2009 Vote      
41. I would only recommend it if you were going on a budget and would only be spending a small amount of time in your room.
"you pay for what you get " Read full review on TripAdvisor   3/19/2009 Vote      
42. The rooms are very, very small.
"Not Bad " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/27/2009 Vote      
43. Dark, dark hallways to small room with tile bathroom.
"Good place to stay if you like the smell of bleach. " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/25/2009 Vote      
44. Very small room, poor lighting, emphasis on style at the expense of function.
"not that picky " Read full review on Expedia   2/24/2009 Vote      
45. There is no chair in the room, The ceilings are low, windows are small and almost completely obscured by plants, the lighting is completely inadequate, and our feet stuck to the floor.
"Don't let your feet touch the bathroom floor... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/15/2009 Vote      
46. The rooms were small, dirty and smelled bad and the bathroom was worse.
"Run for your Life! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/11/2009 Vote      
47. The room was small, dark, smelly and nothing worked in the room.
"terrible, I'll NOT go back! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/11/2009 Vote      
48. The only light in the room was a RED ceiling light and a small lamp, which didn't work so I had to go to the front desk for service.
"terrible, I'll NOT go back! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/11/2009 Vote      
49. (The room phone didn't work either!) The room was so SMALL that there was no space to put our luggage, so we had to just put them on the floor and walk ed over.
"terrible, I'll NOT go back! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/11/2009 Vote      
50. Red & white rooms were a little hastily painted, lighting was dim making it difficult to read in the rooms, seating was low and less than comfortable, the bathroom was small and lacked ventilation to keep mirrors from steaming over, and there was no view.
"Much better than expected " Read full review on TripAdvisor   12/31/2008 Vote      
51. We stayed in the Maxine building and while the rooms are small, we discovered that that's just how miami is-- your money gets location/view, not a huge room.
"The catalina is fine by me " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/11/2008 Vote      
52. Rooms - We had two rooms but both were fairly small and VERY dark (extremely difficult for getting dressed/ applying make up).
"Not for relaxing/ luxury - Good for young, budget concious, fun lovers " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/8/2008 Vote      
53. We booked for 6 days but were dissapointed with the catalina rooms they were really small and shower was leaking water all over the place.
"excellent hotel perfect location " Read full review on TripAdvisor   10/25/2008 Vote      
54. The check in service was horrible they are rude and unprofessional the room is so small its like a small single apartment unit just small bedroom with extremely small less than one person standing room shower.
""Never Again" " Read full review on TripAdvisor   9/10/2008 Vote      
55. The floor was dirty in the room and the shower was so small and water got on the floor everytime you took a shower.
"Smells like wet dog...this place is disgusting! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   8/1/2008 Vote      
56. The room was very clean, bits of rips and tears on the curtain and the headboard, but didn't bother too much, red ceiling wasn't my taste but it was exotically romantic when candles were lit with all lights off, more than enough towels for two of us, small but clean bathroom, quiet all day/night (my room was on far left corner of 2nd floor-couldn't even hear the loud music until I got out of my room and walked toward the elevator at nights).
"Very Pleasant " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/27/2008 Vote      
57. The rooms were generally too small, very Spartan, and unclean.
"Terrible service " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/9/2008 Vote      
58. The rooms are very small and in poor condition.
"Definitely not 3.5* " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/1/2008 Vote      
59. The rooms are very small, the bathrooms smaller, and the ceilings are painted a very bright RED.
"Really bad experience, not worth 3 star rating " Read full review on TripAdvisor   5/5/2008 Vote      
60. Plus, the two small lamps on either side of the room didn't help much either.
"Never again... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   4/21/2008 Vote      
61. you don't want to be nickel and dimed - cheap room - $$$$ everything else including $12 margaritas (when the bartender finally gets ice) in a very small plastic cup.
"Catalina in South Beach - Big Waste of Prime Location! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   4/11/2008 Vote      
62. the rooms are so small and the bathroom was tiny.
"Trust me this was the Worst... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   2/18/2008 Vote      
63. A small fabric covered table in the room had a visible gash in the fabric as well.
"Skip this hotel like the plague! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   1/30/2008 Vote      
64. The room was very small and had no place for you to store your belongings.
"Skip this hotel like the plague! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   1/30/2008 Vote      
65. The room was small and shocking white and red.
"No organ failure, but I was tortured " Read full review on TripAdvisor   12/19/2007 Vote      
66. Poor room service, morons at the front desk, screwed up reservations, broken elevator, cold showers, no internet service, loud obnoxious college student drunks fighting in the hallways, horrible valet, broken room keys, small rooms, etc. all await you at the Crap-alina.
"Don't Stay At The Crap-alina " Read full review on TripAdvisor   12/5/2007 Vote      
67. We had a king size bedroom and the room was small, but very 'deco' and hip.
"Part of the Dorset International (who knew?) " Read full review on TripAdvisor   11/26/2007 Vote      
68. Your rain shower in room 130 filled to my ankles in less than a minute and with the showers being so small, how does one wash when there is no where to escape from the water from above?* Finally, I would recommend that you put driving directions on your website as I really had no clue how to find you or at what point on Collins road you were at.
"Please Just Don't do It! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   10/16/2007 Vote      
69. The room was clean but small, especially the bathroom.
"Emphasis on the Club, Not HOTEL " Read full review on TripAdvisor   10/8/2007 Vote      
70. Pros: Location, Crowd, Happy Hour, Service, Beds, Cons: Rooms are a little small but who stays in there room in South Beach.
"Best Party Hotel in South Beach " Read full review on TripAdvisor   9/27/2007 Vote      
71. The rooms were very small.
"Good and Bad " Read full review on TripAdvisor   8/9/2007 Vote      
72. The room was extremely small!and loud music blaring in our bathroom at all times.
"The WORST hotel EVER!!! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/12/2007 Vote      
73. The room was bright white and the bathroom was VERY small.
"Catalina was not bad.... " Read full review on TripAdvisor   7/5/2007 Vote      
74. We are people who loves travelling and travels a lot and been staying in large rooms, small rooms, smaller rooms with an extra bed and of course a suit.
"don't upgrade to a suit!! " Read full review on TripAdvisor   6/20/2007 Vote      
75. The rooms are small, but very clean.
"A review for the 40 plus traveller. " Read full review on TripAdvisor   5/22/2007 Vote      
   
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