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 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
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Aug 6, 2019 megantrayy Fort Collins, Colorado

This place was cheap, and the saying “you get what you pay for” really made sense when staying here. We stayed in townhouse 9, which I don’t know if the hotel actually maintains that room or if it’s the owners responsibility, but it was trashy. It was definitely a Monet; it looked good from afar in the pictures but up close it was a mess. The… Read more
This place was cheap, and the saying “you get what you pay for” really made sense when staying here. We stayed in townhouse 9, which I don’t know if the hotel actually maintains that room or if it’s the owners responsibility, but it was trashy. It was definitely a Monet; it looked good from afar in the pictures but up close it was a mess. The bathrooms were disgusting, pretty sure mold was in the showers. The walls were half way painted. The curtains didn’t even close all the way, and we were told there were beach towels and beach chairs. We were given camping chairs and little rags. As for the actual hotel, not impressive at all. It took me by surprise when I saw the lobby. It’s not grand at all, didn’t even make sense where to find the desk to check in, and there’s a law office inside? Random. But I ignored it and kept some high hopes for the beach. We went down to it, right through the back pool area and down a short path, which was probably the only redeeming feature of this place. The water was clear and beautiful and no seaweed was on the beach at all. But throughout the next few days it just kept accumulating and no one was picking it up or cleaning it, which was a little irritating. Now I can get over looks and cleanliness, but how the staff treated us was atrocious. The front desk lady was not pleasant at all when we first checked in. Hardly a grin when we were being completely cordial and excited that we were on vacation and staying on the beach. Having a first interaction with a staff member that acted like that left a bad taste in my mouth. You’d think you’d be nice to the people who are paying you to stay in your facility, right? Also, people were out at all hours of the night in the pool the first night we were there. So when we were in it past 11, when it technically was closed, a janitor came and yelled at us to get out. So we listened and were moving to the stairs to get out and she would not stop yelling at us. And finally the valet. It was cool that you didn’t have to park your car and walk and find it and all that. But when we left on Saturday for the airport we walked to the valet at 9:10 and there was ONE guy working. On a SATURDAY morning when most people leave to go home from their vacations. We got our car at 9:50 after multiple other people that were in line after us got there’s. So in conclusion, I’d just avoid this place and use your money on somewhere more sophisticated. Between the cleanliness, looks, and staff, I would literally would never stay here again and never recommend it to anyone. The only good thing was that it was on the beach and had a good view. But you can get that at any other hotel that was near it. Thanks for the stay Casablanca! Never again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating WORSE HOTEL EVER!!!!

Jul 9, 2019 Caroline M

Thankfully we only stayed ere for one night it’s an absolute dump!! Not as pictured, so old staff very unfriendly!!! Dirty through out da whole hotel, no soap or wash in our rooms, so dirty I didn’t even take off my clothes ! Hairs in shower, paint falling off da walls, leaking ceilings in lobby - Elevator broke - panel in the elevator repaired… Read more
Thankfully we only stayed ere for one night it’s an absolute dump!! Not as pictured, so old staff very unfriendly!!! Dirty through out da whole hotel, no soap or wash in our rooms, so dirty I didn’t even take off my clothes ! Hairs in shower, paint falling off da walls, leaking ceilings in lobby - Elevator broke - panel in the elevator repaired with duct tape! Breakfast was awful, felt so uncomfortable through out my hole stay , doors on bedroom not secure! Overall experience horrendous! don’t Stay Ere anyone! Read less
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Jun 22, 2019 Jacob M

This place is absolute garbage, DO NOT STAY HERE! Valet service messed with thing and broke things in our vehicle and hotel room was not what we thought we paid for, ended up with city view instead of ocean and half the thing in our room were broken, staff did not speak English and were very slow, we did not get any room service whatsoever, towels… Read more
This place is absolute garbage, DO NOT STAY HERE! Valet service messed with thing and broke things in our vehicle and hotel room was not what we thought we paid for, ended up with city view instead of ocean and half the thing in our room were broken, staff did not speak English and were very slow, we did not get any room service whatsoever, towels were covered in unknown hair, ac barely worked so I would sweat in my sleep. The homeless outside have it better than a stay at this place. Read less