Casa Marina Resort ReviewsThe Casa Marina Resort in Key West was built in 1920 and is absolutely gorgeous. The pool and beach are the best around with a sundeck you can swim right up to. If you're looking for a first class resort for relaxing quiet atmosphere, this is it. No loud music pumping out over the beach and pool areas. Just nice quiet rolling waves and sea breezes to lullaby your cares away. The wait staff is very well trained to keep themselves nearby and available if you wish to flag them down for a cocktail or snack, however they do not ask you if you want anything. I hate paying a ridiculous amount of money to relax on a white sand beach, only to have it ruined by a waiter asking me every five minutes if I need a drink. This always happens just as I'm falling asleep or begin to truly relax. Well done by the training staff. They can use you in Jamaica and Mexico. The rooms are recently renovated and done stylishly. The decor is warm and modern. The size of the rooms are designed for guest comfort and not maximum profit. This is attributable to the age of the property. Newly built resorts do not offer this much space. Scooter rentals, bikes, jet skis, and pretty much anything you would need to rent for local transportation and fun are available right there on the property. Scooters are the best way to see the entire island. I've read some other reviews suggesting renting bicycles. I disagree, unless you enjoy riding and pedaling in the heat for miles. It is a small island but there's plenty to see and do two miles away on the other side of the island. I think I'm more of a discriminating client and the Casa Marina really impressed me. Enough to come back here and write about it anyway. I recommend it.
My husband, 2 sons and I stayed at the Casa Marina in Key West for five nights in early June. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The resort is located on a private white sand beach that is a picturesque setting. The grandeur and architecture of the building is impressive from every angle. They also have a pier that goes out off of the beach. We went snorkeling off of the pier and saw a lot of fish. The kids loved it. Our room was lovely and of coarse renovated. We had a plush king bed that we melted into each evening. I found some really old reviews of how the hotel needed renovations and they absolutely hit it out of the park as far as I'm concerned. You can tell the spent the money necessary to bring it up to date. The more recent reviews are all raving about how great it looks now and we were very impressed. Again with the other reviews I read that many people found it necessary to rent bikes or scooters. If you walk around the island, Duval street is about five minutes away and you will walk about a mile if you go to the other end. If you do rent scooters wear a helmet. We watched a lady who should have been wearing one and she fell and hit her head. We were fine walking around. We stopped into many of the great restaurants along Duval and had appetizers. We figured we were walking off the calories. When we got down to Mallory square and watched the sunset the kids wanted to call a cab. We rented a car and drove around the first day. The hassle of parking and moving the car seemed unnecessary and unproductive. We did find a place to park it on the street right down the road and avoided paying for valet parking at the resort. Everyone was happy with the new looks and service at the Casa Marina, and so were we. We'll be staying here for years to come.
The 4th of July private fireworks display from the beach makes the Casa Marina Resort the place to be. They don't skip the high quality pyrotechnics. There are many towns in this country that pale in comparison to that of the Casa Marina. My husband and I laid out on the beach and enjoyed the best fourth celebration ever. There's food and it's popular to say the least. Show up early for the party to secure a place on the beach. While we were lucky enough to be there on the fourth, this is a first class classic resort in Key West. The other resorts on the island just don't have the history and charm of this place, although I'm pretty sure those staying at the Southernmost Hotel could see the show just as well and probably paid less than we did. We plan to stay there next year. There's snorkeling and jet skiing right off of the beach. The pool is huge and the bar is well serviced. We did our share of patronizing that bar too. I can say without hesitation that this is certainly the best resort in Key West, and in Florida. I can't wait until next year!
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