Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What We Love
- Sea views from your private balcony Aromatherapy, facials, or massages at Spa Al Mare
- Conch chowder and other local fare served on the shore at Sun-Sun, the on-site restaurant
What To Know
- Rooms near the pool can get loud
- 4PM check-in is on the late side
- Valet parking costs $25 overnight
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Casa Marina opened on New Year’s Eve 1920 and although the 311-room Waldorf Astoria property has been fully renovated, the party hasn’t stopped since—there’s a 1,200 square foot beach (and the opportunity to jet ski, sail, or kayak) and two pools for day time hijinks, with Sun-Sun, an oceanfront restaurant, serving the catch of the day and other local specialties at night. Along with sunning and sailing, spa-ing is an option too, with everything from aromatherapy to reflexology on offer. And did we mention the 6,500-square foot, 18-hole golf course on site?
In the Area
Nothing is very far away from anything else on the four-mile island of Key West (which is only 90 miles from Cuba). On one side, the resort is bordered by the sea, which means boat trips, clear bottom kayaks, paddleboarding and parasailing. On the other is Key West’s Old Town, with all its attractions, including the nightlife and restaurants of Duval Street (which is a mile from the resort), and local landmarks such as The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. And if visitors ever run out of things to do on the island (a virtual impossibility), then the Dry Tortugas National Park is 70 miles away by boat or seaplane.
How to Get There
I’m still waiting for a credit on my stay, I’ve been waiting for 5 days since I stayed for them to call me back, and I’ve called everyday of those 5 days. This place is a scam , don’t give your credit card to them bc they will just charge whatever they see fit when you don’t even know, it’s thousands of dollars of authorization holds they put on and some they can’t even see on there computer!! I think the workers have there own credit card processing machine behind the counter with the same or similar name, and they charge on there own machines separately!
We had booked the stay having good past experiences with other Waldorf hotels, and from the hotel photos it looked to be another great property. Were we wrong. The common areas of the hotel are great, and pretty much lived up to the photos. The rooms are another story. Our first room was dirty, very outdated. Our second room (a "suite", with ocean front view), that was an upgrade and we thought complimentary, was cleaner but also very outdated, smelled, and the air conditioner located in the bedroom sounded like we were next to a highway the entire stay. The rooms look decent to the surface, but the quality is not there, the furniture is very worn, and all in all the rooms of the resort need a major update. For the price of the room and the Waldorf brand, we were very disappointed with our stay. We would have been happier at a Hampton or Holiday Inn! Save your money, stay somewhere else.
outdoor sports outsourced to a outside company. rudest service I have ever saw. lost the value of waldorf status.
I dont know if they even check the quality of service .
I have never seen hton property this bad