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Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

1500 Reynolds Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Map]
#10 in Best Key West Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Resort with 311 rooms, 26 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Opulent
Best For Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Shuttle Service, Internet Access See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Many of Key West's best hotels are clustered around Mallory Square — but this landmark property (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) bucks that trend with its Reynolds Street address on the Atlantic Ocean side. Guests are enthralled by more than its historic ambience and away-from-the-crowd locale, however. They also dole out praise for this Waldorf Astoria's spacious and clean guest rooms, which feature Nespresso coffee makers, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Along with the comfy lodgings, Casa Marina also boasts access to a 1,100 foot private beach and the Spa al Mare, which offfers a wide array of services, including seaweed detoxifying treatments and beachside massages. The property also has a partnership with Barefoot Billy's, a local water sports company that offers guests tours and rentals. And the in-house restaurant, Sun Sun, earns a thumbs-up from foodies for its fresh, succulent seafood. A stay here can be pricey, but if you're a Hilton HHonors member you can accrue or cash in points by choosing to bed down here.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“This Waldorf-Astoria property is on a private, 1,100-foot rocky beach, and it has the same richly appointed lobby with beamed ceilings, polished pine floor, and original art as it did when it was built.”

Oyster.com

“The resort's grounds are beautiful, with palm trees and lush foliage, and lead to a rare amenity in Key West — a swimmable beach. Although it's too rocky to wade into the water, a long dock extends to sandier bottoms.”

Frommer's

“These days, as an AAA Four-Diamond property under Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria flag, it’s a great choice for couples and especially families looking for a touch of class along with plenty of activities, upscale amenities, and extras (such as an on-staff sand sculptor).”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Travel + Leisure

“The $43 million makeover in 2007 included gussying up the common areas to their Deco era best and refurbishing the 311 rooms with ceramic tile floors and crisp white sheets.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 2497 guests have reviewed the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 2497 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The historic Casa Marina Resort, on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on the southern edge of Key West with its own 1,100 feet of private beach (a real rarity on the island). The charming shops, attractions and restaurants on Duval Street are about a mile northwest of the resort. The resort partners with local water sports company, Barefoot Billy's, to provide a variety of rentals, tours and Key West experiences.

  • On-site equipment rentals including bicycles, electric cars and mopeds
  • Boat rentals including kayaks, wave runners and fun boats onsite
  • Complimentary local shuttle with deluxe accommodations
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

While the historic architectural details of Casa Marina have been preserved in the public areas of the main building, guest rooms have been updated in a traditional, Mediterranean style with dark woods and white linens. All rooms feature Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and minifridges.

  • Daily $25 resort fee includes access to fitness center, beach concierge services, beach chairs and towels, poolside refreshments, Internet access and more
  • Some standard rooms have only a walk-in shower
  • Guests may access amenities at sister resort, The Reach

Standard room size:

350 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Casa Marina houses two distinct dining options for guests. Sun Sun offers an oceanfront dining experience, featuring international cuisine prepared with local seafood and produce, and includes The Sun Sun Bar, located between the resort's two pools, that serves signature cocktails. Rambler's, named for the famous private rail car of founder Henry Flagler, offers quick service items like breakfast pastries and sandwiches as well as a retail store.

  • Access to Strip House Restaurant at the sister resort, The Reach
  • Limited reservations for "toes-in-the-sand" dining experience at Sun Sun
  • Room service offered 7 a.m. to midnight

Number of restaurants:

2

Cuisine types:

Buffet, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Casa Marina offers two tropically landscaped heated oceanfront pools with stunning views. Both pools are family-friendly, although there are no lifeguards.

  • Pool concierge offering refreshments and chilled towels
  • Beach chairs and towel service
  • Poolside massages available

Number of pools:

2

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Spa al Mare at Casa Marina offers an assortment of spa treatments, including massages, facials and body wraps. Unique treatments in aromatherapy and reflexology are also offered along with yoga classes. The spa does not offer any salon services.

  • Ocean Breeze Massage on the beach
  • Signature organic therapeutic oils and seaweed detoxifying treatments
  • Couples massage and pregnancy massage available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

As a family resort, Casa Marina offers traditional amenities including cribs and high chairs, as well as a ScoutAbout activity program. Located throughout the resort are "Points of Discovery" to explore: children use the resort map to search for and collect color-coded, wearable ScoutAbout bands. If they complete the scavenger hunt, they earn their place on the official ScoutAbout Wall of Fame.

  • Children's menu available
  • Complimentary activities include life-sized chess and beach volleyball
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

While Casa Marina does offer a fully equipped fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, the resort is known for its wide array of outdoor activities and water sports. Featuring the largest private beach in Key West, Casa Marina offers a variety of boat rentals, as well as moped, electric car and bicycle rentals. Several excursion options are available — from dolphin encounters to scuba diving to deep sea fishing.

  • Beach concierge to arrange activities
  • Giant chess and bocce ball
  • Golf nearby
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

Casa Marina features 22,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including three historic ballrooms and four outdoor reception areas. Packages include catered meals and audiovisual capabilities with Internet access.

  • The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 274
  • Business center

Number of meeting rooms:

12
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Pets up to 25 pounds are welcome at Casa Marina with a nonrefundable fee of $75 per day. The lush grounds are perfect for dog walks and waste bags are provided at the front desk.

  • Pets must be leashed in all public areas
  • Pets are not allowed in food and beverage areas, at the pools or on the beach
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

Nestled on the largest private beach on the island, Casa Marina offers elegant, historic ballrooms for traditional wedding ceremonies and receptions. Outdoor venues include the private beach and several lushly landscaped outdoor locations throughout the resort. The Grand Ballroom Patio features ocean views, while the West Lawn is set in a tropical garden.

  • Three historic ballrooms
  • Comprehensive wedding packages include an entire weekend of events from the rehearsal dinner to a farewell breakfast

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

200
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

1500 Reynolds Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Full Map]