Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, Waldorf Astoria

Key West, Florida Keys

Virgin rating

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 Need of renovation should be downgraded to Doubletree

May 19, 2022 kimchi6 Chicago, Illinois

Travelled for vacation. When we booked it was a Waldorf, and was subsequently downgraded to Curio. This also downgraded the amenities you receive as a Diamond member. The property needs serious attention. The elevators, stairwells and many common areas are pitiful. I saw a many customer complaining at the front desk to the same answer…when we… Read more
Travelled for vacation. When we booked it was a Waldorf, and was subsequently downgraded to Curio. This also downgraded the amenities you receive as a Diamond member. The property needs serious attention. The elevators, stairwells and many common areas are pitiful. I saw a many customer complaining at the front desk to the same answer…when we renovate…I used points, thankfully. I can’t imagine how I’d feel if I paid the $400-500 a night they charge. Some of the pool employees were swearing and gossiping incessantly vs. working and it got quite annoying. Also on one of our days, there were clearly people at the pool that didn’t belong, scouting out our bags, etc… one guy sat at the pool all day before being escorted out at 7pm. We felt uncomfortable but didn’t say anything. The staff saw him and knew he didn’t belong but nobody challenged him. Absolutely no security exists at this hotel. The resort should be marketed as a Doubletree and not a Curio. We also should have been extended Waldorf benefits but we’re not. We pre arranged a cabana and they charged us a price that was double what we were quoted so I was a bit embarrassed by that. Beds and pillows were very uncomfortable. On the upside, the rooms were clean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mostly Good!

May 19, 2022 sue10627 Jacksonville, Florida

This hotel was built by Henry Flagler and is one hundred years old, It is right on the beach and the grounds are beautiful! We did a mother daughter trip for three nights at the Casa Marina. The first night was in the original hotel and the room was lovely but we asked to be upgraded to an oceanfront room with a balcony because we wanted to be… Read more
This hotel was built by Henry Flagler and is one hundred years old, It is right on the beach and the grounds are beautiful! We did a mother daughter trip for three nights at the Casa Marina. The first night was in the original hotel and the room was lovely but we asked to be upgraded to an oceanfront room with a balcony because we wanted to be able to sit out at night and have a glass of wine. The only complaint I had was the room needs to be shown some love. The tile in the room was cracked, the balcony was dirty with bird droppings and needed to be power washed and the whole building needed to be painted. This was in the annex and not the original building. The front desk employees were very nice and helpful and the food and service in the restaurant was very good. I would consider staying here again just for the beautiful location! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Nice Stay, one complaint!!!

May 19, 2022 Dan W Margate City, New Jersey

Loved the Casa Marina!!! Stayed for two nights. Room was very nice with oversized porch looking over pools and Ocean. Beach and Pools were beautiful, and the grounds were huge, especially for KW where space is at a premium. Service was Great especially from Patrick at the Front Desk. Rented Bikes on property $20 was Fair. Quiet area of town but… Read more
Loved the Casa Marina!!! Stayed for two nights. Room was very nice with oversized porch looking over pools and Ocean. Beach and Pools were beautiful, and the grounds were huge, especially for KW where space is at a premium. Service was Great especially from Patrick at the Front Desk. Rented Bikes on property $20 was Fair. Quiet area of town but right near the action. Also around the block from Louies Backyard which is a great place to dine or have a cocktail and short walk to the iconic Southernmost point in US marker. One complaint, and keep in mind this is Key West, a major party town. Came back at night at 10pm and could not get a drink. All Bars closed and gift shop(which sold wine etc) and Convenience/Breakfast bar (also sold wine etc.) were closed. This is a full service Resort. I thought that was a little early to put us to bed. Other than that an excellent stay and will hopefully come back soon.....with an extra bottle of wine. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So disappointing! This resort is filthy. Run, don’t walk, away from this place!

May 18, 2022 Navigator686744 Midlothian, Virginia

I just got home from a girls’ trip. We were put in a room that was pretty dirty and run down. We asked to be moved and were put in a second room. It’s hard to believe this is possible but the second room was worse. I have attached photos of the room and common areas. It was filthy with worn carpets, walls, furniture and it reeked of urine. This… Read more
I just got home from a girls’ trip. We were put in a room that was pretty dirty and run down. We asked to be moved and were put in a second room. It’s hard to believe this is possible but the second room was worse. I have attached photos of the room and common areas. It was filthy with worn carpets, walls, furniture and it reeked of urine. This cost the same number of points as a gorgeous resort in Hawaii. It’s absurd. The pool and beach are okay, but the rooms and common areas outside the rooms are worse than a roadside motel. This is shameful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delightful stay, beautiful hotel and room

May 17, 2022 mariemS9854WY

This hotel and our room was beautiful!!!! I gave it five stars because it deserves it and I would give it more if I could!! When I planned our stay this hotel was a Waldorf Astoria and came highly recommended by a friend. So I booked it before I read any reviews. After booking a prepay rate, I researched and saw so many less than great reviews and… Read more
This hotel and our room was beautiful!!!! I gave it five stars because it deserves it and I would give it more if I could!! When I planned our stay this hotel was a Waldorf Astoria and came highly recommended by a friend. So I booked it before I read any reviews. After booking a prepay rate, I researched and saw so many less than great reviews and I admit, I was very nervous. Much to my surprise the hotel is in excellent shape! We had a room in the main building on the 3rd floor. Our room was perfect, everything is what I expected from a fine hotel. It was beautifully decorated and impeccably clean, the bed was extremely comfortable, the furniture was in great shape and the bathroom was nice and big like we like it. The staff was courteous, friendly and assisted us several times during our stay. The grounds are beautiful and the location is an easy walk to downtown Key West. I would not hesitate to visit again and will highly recommend this grand hotel to others! When complimenting members of the staff, I was told they had planned a major renovation in 2020 but due to Covid it had to be tabled but as labor and material becomes available they are continuing to renovate where needed. Read less