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 Good location. Impressive looking hotel

Jan 25, 2020 Noreen M

Nice hotel in a good location. It's on the beach. Exceptional grounds, spectacular views. Rooms are adequate but small, which is expected in a vintage hotel. Bathrooms are extremely small and not well appointed.
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Jan 22, 2020 gdonovan2020 Holbrook, Massachusetts

The location was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The rooms was very clean with a great view of the ocean and pool area. The birds were a bit of a hassle for outside dining, maybe it's part of the charm.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I do feel betrayed for my fidelity program...

Jan 19, 2020 Cris_Prezzi Porto Alegre, RS

after stay during a weekend, I do feel betrayed for my fidelity program, when I use my money/my points, to stay in a hotel like this one. The complete lake of maintenance, renovation and cleaning is clear in several areas of the hotel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staff needs to be trained by the Ritz Hote

Jan 19, 2020 michaelsO4624OZ Sarasota, Florida

After reading all of the recent reviews we were very worried about how our stay would be. Luckily we didn’t need to use the Lysol and roach spray I brought with us. It’s a beautiful resort that needs updating which is planned next year I think. We had a very nice visit and especially enjoyed that the family pool was separate from the adult-only… Read more
After reading all of the recent reviews we were very worried about how our stay would be. Luckily we didn’t need to use the Lysol and roach spray I brought with us. It’s a beautiful resort that needs updating which is planned next year I think. We had a very nice visit and especially enjoyed that the family pool was separate from the adult-only pool. Our room was clean and bug-free. My only real complaint is the poor service quality from the staff. They were usually not very friendly, most never looked up and acknowledged or said hello to us. The breakfast hostess was extremely unhelpful. While waiting for a table, I asked for a cup of coffee and she told me to go inside and ask a server for it. Of course there was no one to be found to help me so I had to serve myself. Also, if you want a coffee and are not getting breakfast, they will direct you to buy one at their coffee shop. Even the Hampton Inn offers free coffee guests. We chose the Waldorf Astoria to take advantage of our Aspire Card and Diamond level benefits. After this Waldorf experience, I’m considering not renewing my Aspire Diamond status and switching to Marriott and staying at Ritz’s where the customer service is 100X better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the splurge

Jan 18, 2020 HHD_Virginia

The Casa Marina has some things going for it - good location, lovely pools and grounds and a pretty sand beach. However, to get to our room we had to walk through a poorly maintained courtyard and down a long dark hallway. The room itself was in need of updating, had a small bathroom and was generally very average. And while the bedding was… Read more
The Casa Marina has some things going for it - good location, lovely pools and grounds and a pretty sand beach. However, to get to our room we had to walk through a poorly maintained courtyard and down a long dark hallway. The room itself was in need of updating, had a small bathroom and was generally very average. And while the bedding was very nice, it could not mask the fact that the mattress was clearly in need of replacing. The one meal I ate at the bar was very average and was overpriced. The breakfast buffet did not look like it would be nearly worth the price tag. Overall, this is a very nice place, but it does not live up to it's branding as a "luxury" resort. Read less