The Catalina is a cheap establishment that screams motel rather than hotel. It is not particularly clean or pleasant. It does however have a great location for holidaymakers wanting to be right at the heart of the South Beach action as it sits a 10 minute walk away from the beach on Collins Avenue, the main road running right through Miami. The hotel is an original Art-Deco build that is made up for three separate hotels that sit side by side: the Catalina, the Dorset and Maxine's. Each has its own distinct atmosphere but check-in is done in the central building. The hotel is ideal for guests on a tight budget or who turn up at the last minute without a booking. The hotel is noisy and crowded and is not recommended for children due to some of the guests' behaviour around the pool in the evenings.
- Well located