Casablanca On The Ocean

Miami Beach, Miami

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.

 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Run...not what it shows, dirty and unsafe

Jul 8, 2021 babee0764 Altoona, Pennsylvania

We booked two rooms through Airbnb for a girls trip May this year. The pictures displayed are not what you get. The hotel was run down and dirty. The entire hotel smelled like pot, several floors, trash and food laying in the halls, lobby, elevator, raw eggs broken laying around the pool outside. The air did not work in one of the rooms and… Read more
We booked two rooms through Airbnb for a girls trip May this year. The pictures displayed are not what you get. The hotel was run down and dirty. The entire hotel smelled like pot, several floors, trash and food laying in the halls, lobby, elevator, raw eggs broken laying around the pool outside. The air did not work in one of the rooms and none of the safes in either room worked. Doors are flimsy and could have been easily pushed or kicked in. Hotel was very run down. Some of the pics on Airbnb were actually of the property next to this one that is NOT the Casablanca. We also prepaid for parking. We checked in and after spending 3 hours decided to leave due to dirty, rundown hotel which we felt was an unsafe environment. We witnessed drug use and out of control behavior in the hotel. When we checked out we asked that our parking be reimbursed for the remaining 3 days. They told us they could not make that decision and to call the manager Mr. Schecher who needless to say we could not reach & I have tried at least 8+ times. Even though we never stayed one night here we could only get back about $600 (less than 1/2) but to me it was worth not staying here! If the price is too good to be true it is for a reason. Read less
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Jun 12, 2021 scottmulhollen Riverview, Florida

If you want a budget spot right on the beach, this is your place. It is an old property, and this shows the most with the pool. It needs to completely redone. Your experience will vary based on the apartment you stay in. The apartments are individually owned. Ours was clean, but it also was old. Parking is extra.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating CAUTION DO NOT STAY HERE

Mar 13, 2021 angie1002

PLEASE DO NOT STAY HERE. IT IS NOT SAFE. i stayed here with a few friends. we booked through airbnb and immediately when we got there it was bad vibes. when we got to the room we automatically felt like it was a setup. first of all, there was a keypad rather than an actual key. RED FLAG. when first leaving to go find food, we were harrassed by… Read more
PLEASE DO NOT STAY HERE. IT IS NOT SAFE. i stayed here with a few friends. we booked through airbnb and immediately when we got there it was bad vibes. when we got to the room we automatically felt like it was a setup. first of all, there was a keypad rather than an actual key. RED FLAG. when first leaving to go find food, we were harrassed by mutiple men, felt like we were being watched, and were catcalled multiple times. when we got to the restaurant, there were people outside waiting for us to leave. after making it back to hotel, we realized that there were SO MANY “workers”, all dressed the same and acting sketchy. we got into the elevator and was followed in by a man who proceeded to wait until we pressed our floor so he could press the floor above. we ended up getting out on the wrong floor to try and create a diversion, while he waited on the elevator for us. so we had to pretend we had a room on that floor until he went away. weird right? also, the windows did not lock. there was very easy access to our room from the roof and the roof was easy to climb on. the airbnb room was not as pictured, nobody was on the beach that was in front of our rooms, in SPRING BREAK in MIAMI, also weird right? our roommates were also followed to the room so we barricaded ourselves in and tried to figure out a plan of escape. the two people in our group who connected to the wifi started experiencing hacks, and no service immediately after connecting, so we had to rely on the one phone that wasn’t connected to the wifi. there were extremely weird vibes, and we felt that there were probably cameras in the room watching us as well. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND BEWARE. the reviews on airbnb are a SCAM. the entire hotel is a scheme, it was not safe, and we did not even stay the night, we left as soon as our uber could arrive. and never turned back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The money you'll save will go to pay for damages on your car by the valet service!

Mar 9, 2021 SummerSorensen

While we were staying at the Casablanca in Miami Beach in October 2020, the valet staff caused a large scratch on our rental car while it was under their supervision in the valet lot. We filled out a claim, but so far they have been unresponsive to the frequent requests for payment on the claim by Hertz. I find this to be very negligent and… Read more
While we were staying at the Casablanca in Miami Beach in October 2020, the valet staff caused a large scratch on our rental car while it was under their supervision in the valet lot. We filled out a claim, but so far they have been unresponsive to the frequent requests for payment on the claim by Hertz. I find this to be very negligent and unprofessional since the damages are 100% their fault. We were satisfied with the amenities at the Casablanca, and the unit was of great value. But when we factor in a $600 claim that we may have to pay due to the valet's negligence, the value disappears instantly. We will not be returning to the Casablanca or any facility that uses Elite Parking Valet services, unless they make this right. Read less
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Mar 6, 2021 meganhR2047AQ

stayed here for two hours, over priced parking and creepy staff, moldy room, hotel itself looks sketch compared to every other place, the fact that there was nobody on the beach shows there’s something weird about this place, DO NOT STAY HERE VERY BAD JUJU HERE we couldn’t stay any longer and left in the pouring rain rather than staying there