Stylish. Sophisticated. Seriously Fun.
The Catalina Hotel + Beach Club is all of this and more. With a decidedly European jet-set vibe and a splashy beach club where you can get poolside manicures and pedicures, the Catalina Hotel + Beach Club also offers two restaurants, two pools, four bars, a media library, a rooftop terrace, a Japanese Koi fi shpond and a Zen garden. In addition, the hotel boasts a dedicated library, which can serve as a meeting space for small groups. And that's just the common area.
All 190 guest rooms are equipped with Tempur - Pedic Swedish Mattresses, Masconi 300-thread-count sheets and goose-down comforters and pillows. The rooms are glazed in white and popping with hints of color and feature new ultra-luxurious bathrooms with oversized bath towels and cotton pique bathrobes. Suites also feature upgraded 42-inch plasma TVs and mini-bars.
All guests receive access to two beach lounge chairs per day for use at the beach club and use of Catalina beach-cruiser bicycles.
Hotel Quick Facts
• 3.5 stars; $$$
• 4 bars, 2 restaurants, 2 pools; 190 rooms
• Across the street from the ocean, 3 blocks from Convention Center and 1 block from famed Lincoln Road shopping.
• Vibe: Stylish. Sophisticated. Seriously Fun.
• Extras: Free drinks nightly; Two free beach lounge chairs per day from the Catalina Beach Club; free wi-fi; free airport shuttle from MIA
The self-proclaimed "World's First Supermodel," Janice Dickenson filmed her reality show, Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency, at the Catalina, as did Whitney Port of MTV's The City.