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.

 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Black mold in rooms

Oct 22, 2020 nickh997

It has black mold be careful staying here! They tried switching our room and both rooms have it! They did come clean it with Clorox bleach but it is still inexcusable. The staff is amazing though but still disappointed in the the black mold in the room.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't stay in room 405

Jun 28, 2020 A9767GAjeffc

Wow! What a horrible experience. When we got to our room it was way too small. Two full beds for six people (as reserved on Booking.com). The TV and WiFi were not working. You have to text the owner to complain. There is no traditional front desk and no manager to talk to. Our owner's response to our inquiries was "If you are looking for a… Read more
Wow! What a horrible experience. When we got to our room it was way too small. Two full beds for six people (as reserved on Booking.com). The TV and WiFi were not working. You have to text the owner to complain. There is no traditional front desk and no manager to talk to. Our owner's response to our inquiries was "If you are looking for a problem, We are not willing to discuss". When we decided to leave, his response was "We hope that they are gone and that everything in the apartment as when they arrived, in perfect condition. If not, I will be forced to call the police. Thank you" Guess I appreciate the "thank you." How does this guy stay in business? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I'm a New Yorker and I think this is the rudest place I've ever experienced

Jan 20, 2020 953madelynnh

I have never in all my life and 10 years working in hospitality have come across a building that every staff member makes you want to slam your head into a wall. EVERYONE is rude. I asked very politely to a housekeeper if I could have a towel from off her cart and she literally told me she doesn't know me and to go away. I asked the front desk… Read more
I have never in all my life and 10 years working in hospitality have come across a building that every staff member makes you want to slam your head into a wall. EVERYONE is rude. I asked very politely to a housekeeper if I could have a towel from off her cart and she literally told me she doesn't know me and to go away. I asked the front desk person to help me find a cart to carry up all my groceries and they said no. WHO SAYS NO? I asked the valet to hold my car while I go look for a cart to put my shopping bags on as I had a very full trunk and he took my car away and parked it. Then when I complained and asked him to bring my car back he handed me the keys and told me "to go find it" so I made 4 trips back and forth to my car bc there were no carts (there never are) and bc now instead of being able to just run my stuff into the lobby I was carrying my very heavy items from the parking lot. I had to pick up a package and they couldn't find it and blamed it on me trying to pick up my package during checkout times. Mind you, I signed a lease to live here! I'm technically a resident and this is the garbage I've dealt with. The hallways are always dirty and the staff is the WORST. The elevators NEVER work so I constantly wait 10-15 minutes which is hard when you are carrying groceries and don't have a cart to elevate the weight. The wifi is spotty at best. The restaurants are questionable. Don't come here. Ever. Not worth it! I read a review of two girls that stayed here and were robbed and I don't doubt it was the staff for a minute! I'll be out in 3 months as I'm only here for work but this is awful. I'll never step foot back here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They changed my hotel and I didn`t even know it.

Oct 7, 2019 atilaccc Fortaleza, CE

When I arrived in the Casablanca on the Ocean, they just told me that I had to go to another hotel because they`re closed 2 weeks before. Nobody told sent an email or call me to ask me if a went it or even, just to let me know. I had 5 big bags, a stroller and a baby. I had to walk 3 blocks away to try to find that another hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay here! Especially young women.

Sep 28, 2019 Lauren20202020

We stayed in the pent house sweet through Air b&b, but they told us if we posted a review on their site we would basically get in trouble so I’ll just post this on every other site to warn others. My sister and I stayed here in July and our host was awesome! The building is outdated and the elevators do not work. There was sometimes 1 elevator… Read more
We stayed in the pent house sweet through Air b&b, but they told us if we posted a review on their site we would basically get in trouble so I’ll just post this on every other site to warn others. My sister and I stayed here in July and our host was awesome! The building is outdated and the elevators do not work. There was sometimes 1 elevator working, but while we were waiting (which seemed like forever) the person who came off the elevator said she was stuck on the elevator for over 10 minutes! We were on the 10th floor, so we used the stairs as much as possible but with luggage and groceries we had to wait 15 minutes to get upstairs so we could use the semi work elevator. The pool is decent, but if you don’t get there early it’s hard to get a seat as people leave towels on chairs while they go to the beach, eat lunch, or go up to their rooms to take naps. We had a nice patio in the top floor but there were multiple cockroaches and the best part, someone broke into our apartment from the roof. We went out to get dinner and came back to footprints and hand prints all over our patio walls and sliding glass door. We called the police and they did a report and watched the video from the hotel and you can clearly see someone go out the doors “that are always locked” and deliberately hide from the cameras like they knew exactly where they were. Weird right? They also came in 15 minutes after we left (remember our elevator wait time stories?) Also weird right? The kicker is when the police asked them who was monitoring the cameras when it happened they had no answer. Basically, you get what you pay for and I would highly suggest going somewhere else unless you want to be cat called by the valet daily, bugs crawling around, and your room broken into by hotel staff. We just hope this review will help some young ladies, like ourselves, not to become victim to a situation like this like we were because we felt unsafe and creeped out the moment we got there, which proved always follow your gut instinct. Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Read less