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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Mar 29, 2020 N4147ZPpauln

This was the second time we stayed at Casa Marina Key West. Sometimes you can experience a let down the second time you do something do to novelty being gone. In fact the experience was quite the opposite, the second visit was even better than the first. We are already looking forward the our next visit.
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Mar 16, 2020 MJP55123 Eagan, Minnesota

Stayed here 10 years ago and loved it. Now it’s poorly maintained and not clean. Lobby is great, location is great. But the condition of the hotel is just run down and at a time you’d expect “over cleaning” due to COVID-19... it was just not clean. Won’t be returning.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Waldorf in Name only

Mar 15, 2020 T200KRobw

Severely outdated and not worth the 600 a night we paid or would expect from WA. Even the shower tile grout was discolored and looked dirty, The beach is rocky and you can’t really get in the water. The beach next door at the Hilton property is nicer. The service is good, but they are understaffed. Poor Sam had to cover the entire beach and… Read more
Severely outdated and not worth the 600 a night we paid or would expect from WA. Even the shower tile grout was discolored and looked dirty, The beach is rocky and you can’t really get in the water. The beach next door at the Hilton property is nicer. The service is good, but they are understaffed. Poor Sam had to cover the entire beach and the entire kids pool. If you don’t get a ocean view room you look at a parking lot, there were no ocean view rooms available to us. The hallways are littered with trash cans, bags of towels and hotel supplies. A vacuum was in the hallway in front of our room for 4 days. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t think it’s a Waldorf

Mar 15, 2020 jperezi Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Since last year our friends and us planned for a long weekend in Key West. We booked at the Waldorf Casa Marina, thinking that the place, service and experience was going to be a Waldorf level experience. Well....... rooms are old, dirty (restroom with dirt and hairs, lack of maintenance. Actually the ceiling from the balcony it’s falling… Read more
Since last year our friends and us planned for a long weekend in Key West. We booked at the Waldorf Casa Marina, thinking that the place, service and experience was going to be a Waldorf level experience. Well....... rooms are old, dirty (restroom with dirt and hairs, lack of maintenance. Actually the ceiling from the balcony it’s falling down..... apart of this, when we came back from our fishing trip we asked if they could cook the fish we brought. They did and charge $20 per pound and told us we brought 8 pounds when actually we only had 3 pounds. This experience made us feel disappointed to say the least. So key west is awesome but next time we will certainly stay somewhere else. It is also fair to say that we called Hilton corporate and they did make it right with some extra points. But as I told them they need to be careful on the properties they call Waldorf... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Better than expected

Mar 14, 2020 730AllanD Keller, Texas

I was nervous after reading all the bad reviews. Yes - it’s expensive but you should already know this if you are considering a stay there. I booked because I wanted a full service resort with a specific room configuration. Our room was clean. It was dated and could have used a better mattress but it was clean and we had daily room cleaning… Read more
I was nervous after reading all the bad reviews. Yes - it’s expensive but you should already know this if you are considering a stay there. I booked because I wanted a full service resort with a specific room configuration. Our room was clean. It was dated and could have used a better mattress but it was clean and we had daily room cleaning without any issues. Skip the breakfast expensive and really not that good. Read less