Casablanca On The Ocean

Miami Beach, Miami

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 3.0 Based on 1904 reviews

The hotel

Location’s everything in Miami — and Casablanca on the Ocean has one of the best. Right along the sands of Miami Beach and opposite the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s set in exclusive Millionaires Row. This puts you just five minutes from the famous Art Deco District of South Beach and five minutes from Bal Harbour, with its swanky boutiques and restaurants. An historic ‘condo hotel’ dating back to the 1950s, it has all the comforts of a residence-style apartment, including fully equipped kitchens in every room, with all the extras of an oceanfront holiday resort — extras like its cocktail bar and restaurant Bogart’s, the indulgence of room service, and the large swimming pool, which sits just a few steps from Miami Beach itself.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set along Miami Beach, this oceanfront hotel is also just across the street from the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s in the Millionaires Row zone, five minutes from both Bal Harbour, with its exclusive shopping and social scene, and South Beach’s famous Art Deco District. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

288 studios and townhouses. All with air-conditioning, 32” TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, alarm clock, fully equipped kitchens (with fridge, microwave, stove/oven, and tea/coffee maker), safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. City View Double Rooms have views of the Intracoastal Waterway with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

City View King Rooms have views of the Intracoastal Waterway with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Ocean View Double Rooms have partial ocean views with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Ocean View King Rooms have partial ocean views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Ocean Front Double Rooms have full ocean and pool views with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Ocean Front King Rooms have full ocean and pool views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Valet parking $25 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Bogart’s Restaurant and Bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner; with cocktail lounge open 7:00am-11:00pm weekdays and 7:00am-2:00am weekends). Limited room service*.

Heated beachfront swimming pool. Exercise room.

Gift shop. Concierge service. 24-hour front desk. Laundry self-service. Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $10 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - WiFi - Breakfast - Towels and chairs for the beach - Access to the fitness centre. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

 

Trip advisor rating: 3.0 Based on 1904 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Way overpriced

Feb 6, 2019 Ryan C

Way overpriced. Poorly maintained. The particular room we stayed in had mold in the bathroom on the ceiling and the soap dispenser.The air filter had not been changed since 2016. The elevators were barely in working order. It definitely did not live up to the positive reviews or the misleading photos of a nice resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst hotel I've ever seen!

Jan 5, 2019 Alexandra T

THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST HOTEL I HAVE EVER SEEN. THEY SHOULD JUST DEMOLISH IT. We originally came to this hotel because our uncle booked a "oceanfront townhouse" through Air BnB. That "townhouse" turned out to be a fast and loose description of a privately owned loft style suite on the first floor. But that's another story.....anyways -… Read more
THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST HOTEL I HAVE EVER SEEN. THEY SHOULD JUST DEMOLISH IT. We originally came to this hotel because our uncle booked a "oceanfront townhouse" through Air BnB. That "townhouse" turned out to be a fast and loose description of a privately owned loft style suite on the first floor. But that's another story.....anyways - because of their deceptive description, we couldn't all fit and opted to reserve a room within the same building so we could be close. The hotel lobby and hallways are dingy and in dire need of a make over. We were handed an old fashioned key on a lanyard and sent on our way. I was underwhelmed from the beginning but was hopeful for a comfortable place to sleep after a long day of travel. Upon entering the room you're greeted with the stale scent of neglect, old peeling furniture, at least 10 year old beds, stained towels, and more rust than I've ever seen in a place in my life. In the daylight the next day I realized that these may have been studio/efficiency apartments at some time and the owner has just painted over things and prayed no one cared what the heck it looked like. The pool is.....okay....theres nothing wrong with it but there are no beach towels for you to use. I did see there was a beach towel return bin. So do what you want with that information. The only benefit was its beach access. It obviously is chosen for it's easy access and walking distance to the shore. The chairs are around $10 each and $12 for the umbrella to rent but of course that's it's own business and not through the hotel. Anyway, just stay away from this tetanus factory of a hotel and save yourself the headache. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great pool but moldy apartment

Jan 5, 2019 Gecko74 Helsinki, Finland

The apartment, 401, suffered from a clear mold/mildew problem. You could smell this very clearly every single time you walked in the door, even with AC on. The smell was very strong by the kitchen sink, and the water from that tap had a moldy taste. I had a sore throat, runny nose and irritated eyes throughout the stay, and I feel the air in the… Read more
The apartment, 401, suffered from a clear mold/mildew problem. You could smell this very clearly every single time you walked in the door, even with AC on. The smell was very strong by the kitchen sink, and the water from that tap had a moldy taste. I had a sore throat, runny nose and irritated eyes throughout the stay, and I feel the air in the apartment was at least partly to blame. The cooking utensils are barely there, but we managed to cook a big warm meal a couple of times. Beds are narrow and pillows lumpy. Towels provided for both bath and pool are threadbare, almost see-through. The balcony with ocean and pool view is a joke: the balcony looks onto the roof of the poolside building. Plus it was filthy. The pool area was a pleasant surprise. Lots of pool chairs, enough for everyone even during the busy new year season. Good cafe too that served the pool area, handy to order sandwiches and cold drinks while lounging by the pool. The location of the building is great in terms of access to the shopping area a few blocks to the north, which includes a Publix supermarket. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating CATFISH HOTEL!

Jan 3, 2019 Johanna_medd

We were staying in a “pen house” paid extra money for it in reality it was just a standard 2 queen with a crappy stove that looked like it was a fire hazard. Rooms need to be updated and cleaned well. Honestly we would’ve been better off at a super 8. Elevators were super old and always made weird noises, legit felt like as if I was on Disney’s… Read more
We were staying in a “pen house” paid extra money for it in reality it was just a standard 2 queen with a crappy stove that looked like it was a fire hazard. Rooms need to be updated and cleaned well. Honestly we would’ve been better off at a super 8. Elevators were super old and always made weird noises, legit felt like as if I was on Disney’s tower of terror. Two elevators were down yesterday one got “fixed” today as soon as we got off the next group of people that got on got stuck on their way down! Took us a good 30 mins to get our luggage’s down due to the elevator being soooo packed. Housekeepers were super disrespectful towards one another! Constantly yelling eachother cursewords in Spanish while my kids and others kids were present. I asked for new sheets due to the fact that mine had stains on them and I hadn’t even touched or slept on them! Place overall seemed very unprofessional, disorganized, and D I R T Y! I will never come back here again in my life! Will definitely warn people about this hotel! Read less
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Dec 13, 2018 320shawns Cheyenne

Horrible place to stay all lies from beginning. Don’t even know what the difference is in king and queen bed. We rented a king room got a queen got called a liar because said it was a queen. So asked for a tape measure took the lady up and showed her it a queen. Then next morning went down to get vouchers to eat breakfast was told it wasn’t… Read more
Horrible place to stay all lies from beginning. Don’t even know what the difference is in king and queen bed. We rented a king room got a queen got called a liar because said it was a queen. So asked for a tape measure took the lady up and showed her it a queen. Then next morning went down to get vouchers to eat breakfast was told it wasn’t included so more less called a liar again. Showed my reservation it showed breakfast included. Wouldn’t give us vouchers. None of the employees speak very good English language thought we was still in the USA but don’t thing so. And paid cash deposit and didn’t want to give reciept proving I paid it. Told them I wasn’t leaving without it. Read less