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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is the worst Waldorf Astoria Property

Sep 21, 2020 brandidawkins30 Las Vegas, Nevada

This property needs major work. They should not be able to use the name Waldorf Astoria. I have stayed at many Waldorf’s and this by far is the worst. The pool is falling apart and extremely dirty. The buildings are falling apart inside and out. The rooms are run down and in desperate need of a make over. Based on the property I thought… Read more
This property needs major work. They should not be able to use the name Waldorf Astoria. I have stayed at many Waldorf’s and this by far is the worst. The pool is falling apart and extremely dirty. The buildings are falling apart inside and out. The rooms are run down and in desperate need of a make over. Based on the property I thought I was staying at the lowest end of Hilton properties available. This is not even up to Hilton standards let alone a Waldorf. On a side note, the staff was very friendly. But I will not be going back there until they do a MAJOR REMODEL! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No longer a luxury property

Sep 20, 2020 chris t Atlanta, Georgia

We have stayed at the casa marina numerous times over the last 18 years and it is showing its age & is not what it used to be. This hotel is in desperate need of a professional remodel and a resetting of standards. Consider this hotel a regular older Hilton that is located on a beautiful beach- the Waldorf Astoria name really means nothing… Read more
We have stayed at the casa marina numerous times over the last 18 years and it is showing its age & is not what it used to be. This hotel is in desperate need of a professional remodel and a resetting of standards. Consider this hotel a regular older Hilton that is located on a beautiful beach- the Waldorf Astoria name really means nothing Furniture is falling apart, bathtubs need refinishing, towel rods are rusting, drapes are ripped , & walls need painting. They have removed coffee tables and other fixtures from the rooms. They have added mismatched artwork, carpets, & lamps and it is noticeable. The grounds are poorly kept with cigarette butts & chicken poop everywhere. Instead of replacing their signature palm trees they have faked out with planters & sand. They have added mismatched pool umbrellas, cabanas ,modern seating areas & tall uncomfortable booths in the sun sun restaurant and pool areas. It is apparently ok to smoke in the pool, bring Alcohol and play your own music- loudly. This becomes a problem when there are numerous competing music styles playing and beer cans collect around the pool. There is no room service. There is not breakfast available on site during the week. Beds are hard and creeky. The pool area is very picturesque especially in the early morning and evening. People are friendly but not overly service oriented. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Wedding/honeymoon place

Sep 18, 2020 wpbjake West Palm Beach, Florida

We have visited before, but came back for our wedding. The property is just as beautiful as always, with great service from Min, Dimitri, and Constantine. Our wedding planner, Blaire, was able to accommodate all our requests (and was able to work around a pre-wedding broken foot. Our only complaint is the breakfast - it has been drastically… Read more
We have visited before, but came back for our wedding. The property is just as beautiful as always, with great service from Min, Dimitri, and Constantine. Our wedding planner, Blaire, was able to accommodate all our requests (and was able to work around a pre-wedding broken foot. Our only complaint is the breakfast - it has been drastically reduced due to COVID-19 and more like a budget hotel breakfast. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating “A Place with History”

Sep 17, 2020 ettevi_wanderlust Miami, Florida

I highly recommend Casa Marina Key And reserving one of the rooms with the furnished giant balconies overlooking two amazing pools and private beach. They are one of a kind and feature magnificent views. Casa Marina Key West surpassed all our expectations, and made an incredibly enjoyable stays!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 Night Stay Babymoon

Sep 16, 2020 Maggietheaggie Houston, Texas

My husband and I stayed at Casa Marina for five nights during our Babymoon. We did our research and knew that while the hotel had not been renovated the amenities of the resort made up for it. The pool area is really nice, they have the largest private beach on the island and the hotel was a historic old Key West hotel. I have been to Key West… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Casa Marina for five nights during our Babymoon. We did our research and knew that while the hotel had not been renovated the amenities of the resort made up for it. The pool area is really nice, they have the largest private beach on the island and the hotel was a historic old Key West hotel. I have been to Key West many years ago, so I knew of the different hotels and areas. Last time I stayed at Southernmost Resort. We chose Casa Marina after looking at our options and since we planned to only be in our room to sleep, the occasional nap and to shower -- we picked the resort features over room renovation reviews. On our first day (Labor Day) we rented a day bed. It is Florida, and a small rain shower passed which ran off most people. We decided to stay and once the cloud had passed, the staff quickly came and changed the sheets and refreshed our towels. They even switched our umbrella when we needed more shade. They were absolutely wonderful! Also, for the people who complain about the beach, if you are traveling to Key West (or any of the Keys) -- know that the area is not known for its sandy beaches. You are better off in Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach or Destin for those type of beaches. The keys are mostly comprised of Coral. So take your water shoes. I travel with watershoes to any beach and lake we travel to. Why you wouldn't think of traveling with watershoes or getting some if you are doing water activities? The beach in our opinion was nice and we spent our entire Labor Day in the water swimming in the water. We are also Gold members, so it was really nice to have the $15 per person credit for breakfast. However, if you want a plated breakfast, you do have to travel to the sister property Curio. Which we never did because we slept in most days or did morning water activities. The hotel could use some updates, I agree with that but in times of COVID the hospitality industry is hurting, so renovations are taking a backseat to keep people employed. My husband and I would in a heartbeat stay at Casa Marina again. We hope to make a trip back to Key West in the future. The island is small enough to walk and honestly, the hotel location is great for a quiet and relaxing time with a short distance to Duval Street and walking distance to different beaches too. I agree, it is not a Waldorf Standard in the rooms, but overall the resort and the staff are lovely and wonderful! Side note, on one of our excursions we met a couple who was staying at Margaritaville, which happened to be an old Westin resort. They mentioned their room looked like a Days Inn and even the amenities were not that great for what they were paying. They saw our resort and were really impressed with the pool and beach grounds. Read less