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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne vs Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

Both properties are praised by expert writers. On balance, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is the choice of most professionals compared to Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami scores 86 with approval from 11 reviews such as Lonely Planet, oyster.com and Forbes Travel Guide.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
8 / 10
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
From $553 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"The Ritz-Carlton takes Key Biscayne to the height of luxury with 44 acres of tropical gardens, a 20,000-square-foot destination spa, and a world-class tennis center." Full review
Fodor's
"In this ultra-laid-back Key Biscayne setting, it's natural to appreciate the Ritz brand of pampering with luxurious rooms, attentive service, and ample recreational activities for the whole family." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The ritziest of all three Miami Ritz Carltons, this one is a beachfront haven for those seeking privacy, indulgence, and relaxation."
Star Service
"With the exception of a few staff snafus, this resort continues to set exceptionally high standards, some of the highest in Florida, in fact. Its sits at the top of the ranks." Full review
Forbes Travel Guide
4 Stars
"This resort delivers the intimacy of a private island escape but with the convenient location of a city hotel." Full review
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Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
8 / 10
1732-1756 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
From $88 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Stylish but not at all stuffy, the Catalina is perhaps the only hotel in the area that can pull off using red shag carpeting." Full review
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Request a room in the recently upgraded Maxine building featuring marble bathrooms and espresso wood floors.
Concierge
"The Catalina is a rock 'n' roll mod fantasy: There's red shag carpeting everywhere, curvy white furniture, and thumping music in the lobbies and out by the pool."
Oyster
3.0
"Designed for randy 20-somethings who can rage until 4 a.m., the Catalina can be a godsend." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"The Catalina takes the value-added approach to South Beach nightlife and succeeds without feeling cheap or cheesy." Full review
Time Out
"The flagship boutique of the South Beach Group, the Catalina is fun, trendy and affordable, if a bit rough around the edges." Full review
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Ask for a quiet room if you don't like a party.
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