Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, Waldorf Astoria

Key West, Florida Keys

The hotel

Opened New Year's Eve 1920, Casa Marina Resort is Key West’s original grand resort! After a $45 million dollar renovation, Casa Marina became part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. Boasting a dramatic 'water walk' that leads to the resort's two largest swimming pools and the largest private beach in Key West, Casa Marina Resort is a tranquil oasis close enough to the action of Duval Street. Offered on-site is a booking centre for world-class diving, fishing and boating. Casa Marina also has the largest fitness facility in Key West, allowing you to work off those holiday indulgences! Guest rooms at Casa Marina Resort are contemporary in style with whitewashed walls, textured tile floors and dark tropical hardwoods — a great place to retire to at the end of a busy day seeing the sights. For dining the hotel’s Sun Sun restaurant and bar, an open-air wood pavilion overlooking the pools and beach, great for those seeking a casual atmosphere and plenty of that Floridian sun!! And as if all this wasn't enough, you can take advantage of the facilities at the sister property, The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, one block away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking a private stretch of beach on Key West’s south shore, less than 1 mile from the shopping, dining and nightclubs of Duval Street.

Hotel information

311 rooms on 4 floors. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, mini-fridge, Nespresso® machines, safe, alarm/clock radio, iron and board, and hairdryer. Guest Rooms are situated through the resort and convenient to the tropical pools and private beach, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View with Balcony Rooms, located in the west wing, offer a private balcony with views of the beach or swimming pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites with Balcony, located in the exclusive suite building steps from the private beach and pools, with separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, living room with sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Balconies overlook Key West's quaint neighbourhood (not the ocean or swimming pools).

Valet parking $35 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Flagler's Ballroom & Terrace (breakfast), Sun Sun (al-fresco dining, lunch and dinner), Rambler Lounge, Rambler’s Provisions Company (light fare throughout the day), Spencer's By The Sea (next door at sister property, The Reach, serving steak and seafood).

2 ocean view swimming pools, offshore deck, fitness centre, Spa Al Mare* offering beachside massages and beauty treatments. Water sports including Hobie Cats*, parasailing*, diving* and snorkelling*, boating* and fishing*. Bicycles*. Guests have full use of the facilities at the sister property, The Reach; any additional charges incurred can be charged to your room.

24-hour front desk. Limited room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting* (on request). Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi in public areas and guestrooms included within resort fee.

This hotel has a resort fee of $45 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Key Lime welcome drink - In-room Nespresso coffee machine - US domestic phone calls up to 30 minutes - Daily newspaper - Pool and beach services including, chairs, towels, umbrellas, beach hammocks, personalised beach attendant service - Access to both Casa Marina and the Reach Resort amenities including fitness centre, beach volleyball, giant chess board, bocce court, outdoor pool table, pool toys, fishing pier access and reciprocal resort charging privileges. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights 30 Mar–03 Apr '18.

*Denotes local charge.



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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is NOT a Waldorf property

Jul 1, 2020 amara315

Where do I begin? Aside from the lobby and outdoor pool area the rest of the hotel is in shambles. When one thinks Waldorf Astoria you think luxury and elegance, well the rooms, hallways, common areas, elevators and stairwells are in disrepair. Our room had a musty odor. We have a balcony overlooking the ocean. The outdoor furniture looked to… Read more
Where do I begin? Aside from the lobby and outdoor pool area the rest of the hotel is in shambles. When one thinks Waldorf Astoria you think luxury and elegance, well the rooms, hallways, common areas, elevators and stairwells are in disrepair. Our room had a musty odor. We have a balcony overlooking the ocean. The outdoor furniture looked to be from the 1990s and need repair. The bathroom door was warped and needed to be replaced. The bathroom vanity legs were peeling. The sofa and chairs in our room were dirty and stained. This was really disappointing considering we have stayed at other Waldorf properties which were luxurious. You are better off staying at a Holiday Inn as it would probably be cleaner and more comfortable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Run down. NOT good for the Waldorf brand

Jun 29, 2020 Rick D Miami, Florida

You can tell by the title, this Isnt going to be good. You work hard for your money, and unfortunately this place no longer looks as good as the photos. Spend elsewhere. The rooms are run down, the hallways are dark, with old carpet, the ice machine near our room was broken and the cleaning service didn’t come until late in the day. The… Read more
You can tell by the title, this Isnt going to be good. You work hard for your money, and unfortunately this place no longer looks as good as the photos. Spend elsewhere. The rooms are run down, the hallways are dark, with old carpet, the ice machine near our room was broken and the cleaning service didn’t come until late in the day. The PRICES though. Those are very much in line with the Waldorf brand. Watch out for the $45 per day “resort fee.” Shouldn’t the pool and beach be included in the already high nightly rates!? I must say the lobby still looks great, as does the pool area. The experience we had here with checking in, cleaning service, and the overall condition of the property, was such that we will not be back any time soon unless they undergo a massive long over-due renovation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They have indoor plumbing and electricity so there’s that

Jun 28, 2020 StinkyHotelsBeware Jacksonville, Florida

If you stay at the Casa Marina, do so with the understanding that you’re staying at a historical hotel. Yes, the bathroom doors are warped at the bottom. Yes, the bathrooms are tiny. Yes, there’s mold here and there. Yes, the AC vents need to be desperately cleaned of dust and cobwebs. Yes, the hotel, fixtures, and furnishings are tired—as… Read more
If you stay at the Casa Marina, do so with the understanding that you’re staying at a historical hotel. Yes, the bathroom doors are warped at the bottom. Yes, the bathrooms are tiny. Yes, there’s mold here and there. Yes, the AC vents need to be desperately cleaned of dust and cobwebs. Yes, the hotel, fixtures, and furnishings are tired—as well as are the surly staff. Yes, the room rates are triple what they should be. Yes, this hotel should be de-flagged of the Waldorf-Astoria brand and the property owner should be ashamed of fleecing the public. But remind yourself, repeatedly, you’re here for the rich history, you’re here for the beautiful view, and that you really don’t spend that much time in the room to begin with—and then you might just be okay with the Motel 8 accommodations at five-star room rates. Just a couple of pointers... Carry your own bags to your room as the porter seems to disappear or be willing to wait a 1/2 hour. If you have a second floor room with a walk-out in the historical part of the hotel, know that the numerous pigeons above relish soiling your lounge chairs. Self-park, not because it’s slightly less expensive, but because it takes annoyingly long to have a vehicle retrieved from the valet (who also seems to disappear). Also, try reading some history about the hotel before staying there so you can appreciate what the hotel was meant to be like—but isn’t. P.S. If you stay at Casa Marina and write a review complaining about the roosters on property crowing at 5:00 am and all other hours of the day, that’s normal and will happen pretty much anywhere you stay in Old Town. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outdoor bar by the Ocean is fantastic!

Jun 28, 2020 TracyKeyWest Key West, Florida

We always have such a great experience when visiting Casa Marina and sitting by the ocean! Fernando was fabulous! He's always takes such good care of us and makes us always feel comfortable. Always such a nice experience!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bed Bugs

Jun 27, 2020 vtjwg01 Columbus, Ohio

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Management is aware, but they refused to inform other visitors. I filled a report and they claimed they weren’t sure if it was the guest before me. They ruined my suit pants and my vacation.