DESTINATION REVIEW PART THREE – KEY WEST – THE CASA MARINA WALDORF ASTORIA – WONDERFUL

http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/casa-marina-a-waldorf-astoria-resort-EYWCMWA/index.html

 

1500 Reynolds Street Key West  305 296 3535

 

When the words Waldorf Astoria slip through your lips you conjure visions of elegance and upper class service. This remains true today, especially in Key West where the Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria is the finest hotel on the Island and it is not close.

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One thing many people do not realize before embarking to Key West is that the beaches are few and far between and it’s no coincidence that the folks who constructed Casa Marina grabbed one of the few nice swimming beaches so you can have a nice relaxing sun tanning vacation should you choose.

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And with every piece of real estate Location Location Location rings true. Should you want to get into the adventurous restaurants and Libation spots along Duval Street you are only five blocks from lower Duval and a very short cab ride gets you to Mallory Square and the docks. Coming From the Key West International  Airport you can be at the Hotel in under five minutes, but you will rarely notice a plane flying overhead.  https://www.google.com/maps/@24.5485109,-81.7912166,18z  for a google map

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As you would expect the rooms are impeccable and the staff top notch. There are five different suites to choose from and you can take a look at Three D images of the rooms here – http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/casa-marina-a-waldorf-astoria-resort-EYWCMWA/accommodations/suites-floor-plans.html   The suite that overlooked the pool and ocean with a balcony was simply superb and it is hard to image ever needed anything else on your trip.

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The pool and bar area are situated at the back of the hotel so that the winds that may be whipping on the ocean are blocked out by the two sides of the Hotel. One very nice thing to note is that the main pool, which is on your left when you walk out the rear toward the water, is adult only. Yes there is a pool for those of you traveling with children but mature individuals who are seeking peace and quiet can find it here nicely.

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If you decide to eat in rather than stroll around town there are many wonderful options at the hotel and you can peruse a men at the bottom of this article.

The other wonderful thing about Casa Marina are the concierges. These gentleman are available 24/7 and if you want to go wave running, sailing, on a tour bus, scooter ride, rent a car, in need of a cab, simple directions they are polite and fast and simply wonderful. They couldn’t make the trip any more enjoyable.

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Simply put, if you are looking for first class accommodations with expert service this is the spot for you, hands down.  BRAVO

 

For a dinner menu  http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/resources/media/wa/EYWCMWA/en_US/pdf/en_EYWCMWA_Casa_Dinner_Menu_63015-SEP15.pdf