Great places to stay when visiting Delray Beach, the Village by the Sea.

Posted by Lori Keroack on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 4:38pm.

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If you are thinking about visiting Delray Beach, Village by the Sea, you might be wondering where you should stay.  Here is a rundown of hotels in the area plus a few that are currently under construction.  Our beautiful Village by the Sea is divided into several districts that have very unique and distinct vibes.  Whether you want to be in the heart of downtown, Pineapple Grove or by the beach, you are sure to find great accommodations in Delray Beach.  

Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas

Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Palm Beach area.  Crane's reputation is based on their exceptional luxurious accommodations and award-winning service. The property is located in a beautiful residential section on the barrier island in Delray Beach and has easy access to both the beach and downtown.  Crane's is located just one block west of the beach and one block south of bustling Atlantic Avenue. In beautiful downtown Delray Beach, you will find a fantastic mix of restaurants, galleries, and boutiques.  The Key West style property is tucked away by its landscape which is dotted with a tropic gardens, fountains, sparkling pools and a tiki bar.  Relax in one of the hammocks, poolside, tucked away in a garden or at the tiki bar.  Enjoy live music on select nights at the tiki bar - it is open Th, Fr, Sa from 5PM to 9PM.   There are 28 guest rooms and villas at Crane's with accommodations ranging from studio rooms to luxury villas.  Click Crane's Beach House to learn more about the property, check availability or to book your getaway.  Dog friendly rooms are available.  Crane's offers add on packages to make your stay memorable.  

The Seagate Hotel & Spa  

The Seagate Hotel & Spa is another luxury property that you might consider if you adore being pampered.  The Seagate Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique resort with sophisticated style located on famous Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.  Accommodations range from standard rooms to the Presidential suite.  Lush robes and slippers make you feel right at home.  Twice-daily housekeeping provides thoughtful finishing touches like leaving chocolates and a purple orchid during evening turn down service. Dining options at the hotel include The Atlantic Grille, Etc. Cafe & Gifts, and room service.    The Seagate Beach Club, The Seagate Country Club, pool bar service, and Etc. Cafe & Gifts.  Casual and fine dining restaurants are at the Beach Club and Country Club.  The Seagate Spa packages are luxurious and designed for the ultimate pampering experience.  The Fitness Center has a beautiful view of the pool making your workout more enjoyable.  When you stay at the Seagate Hotel & Spa, you can enjoy the same privileges as members at the exclusive Private Beachfront Club and Country Club which features one of the finest private golf courses in all of Palm Beach County.  The Seagate Country Club also has Har-tru tennis courts available for play day and night. Complimentary transportation between Seagate properties, or within a three mile radius of the hotel is provided.  Vehicles may be parked in The Seagate parking garage or overnight valet parking is $20 per night.  The resort fee at The Seagate is $30 per night and a cabana rental at the Beach Club is $35.  For complete information on The Seagate Hotel click here for details on all of The Seagate properties.       

Atlantic Hideaway

Atlantic Hideaway is a family owned and operated boutique property that is located right off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.  All of the rooms were completely renovated in 2016 as well as two newly landscaped outdoor areas designed for relaxing.  Atlantic Hideaway is only a five minute walk to Atlantic Avenue and a ten minute walk to the award-winning public beach.  Inside you will find modern, clean and comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price.  Rooms range from a full room to a two room queen suite.  Atlantic Hideaway is the best kept secret in Delray Beach.  Click here to learn more about Atlantic Hideaway.  An extra perk at Atlantic Hideaway - there is no additional charge for parking at this property.  This is a non-smoking property and dogs are welcome.   

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club is another hotel that is located directly on Atlantic Avenue.  The Colony Hotel is a landmark in Delray Beach, the Village by the Sea, and has 70 guestrooms including 22 two bedroom suites.   The Colony Hotel is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservations, Historic Hotels of America.  The hotel has been family owned and operated since 1935 and  has continually balanced rich history with modern comforts creating an experience like nothing else you will experience in Delray Beach.  For example, the original telephone switchboard is still inside the hotel and the 1926 elevator is still in use and is operated by hotel staff like bygone days.  Click here to learn more about the rich history at Colony Hotel.  Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast in the skylight lobby of the hotel.  Lunch is served at the Seagrape Grill located at Colony Cabana Club which is only two miles from the hotel.  For a refreshing drink or nightcap, The Colony Porch Bar overlooking famed Atlantic Avenue is a great place to settle in and relax or people watch.  There are many exceptional options for dinner that are just steps away from the hotel.  Privileges at the hotels private oceanfront Colony Cabana Club is included with your stay and use of beach cabanas, chaises, umbrellas, towels, and parking are complimentary.  If you are looking for a beach get away with your pooch - both the Colony Hotel & Cabana Club are pet friendly establishments.  Parking is complimentary. 

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Fairfield Inn and Suites located near I-95 allowing easy access to Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Morikami Museum and everything that Delray Beach, the Village by the Sea, has to offer.  The hotel is located one mile from the Tri-Rail and AMTRAK station.  For activities throughout downtown Delray Beach, why not utilize the Downtown Roundabout Trolley for free transportation. Fairfield Inn and Suites is a Marriott property so don't forget to earn points in the Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program.  If you are not a member, take a moment to join before you book your room.  Guest rooms are available with Queen/Queen or King bed.  Suites have a King bed plus a sofa bed.  Click Fairfield Inn to check rates and learn more about this hotel.  You will enjoy a free breakfast buffet, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, luxury linens, and spa inspired bathrooms at Fairfield Inn. The building is smoke-free and pets are not allowed.  A daily parking fee applies.      

Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place is conveniently located near Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove and only a mile from the beach.  Guestrooms are contemporary design that combines style, comfort, and innovation.  Each room comes furnished with a state-of-the-art work center, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and flat screen TV.  You will be amazed at how many beautiful art galleries, amazing restaurants, unique boutiques, and hot nightlife spots within walking distance of the Hyatt.  The nightlife in Delray Beach may keep you out into the wee hours of the night so The Market (in the Hyatt) is open 24/7 so you can grab a snack, salad or bakery item to hold you over.  Breakfast can be enjoyed at N/C with World of Hyatt membership if your room was booked at an eligible rate.  Start your day with a specialty coffee at the bar or wrap up the evening with a night cap and shareable bar bites.  Amenities include an exercise room plus a rooftop pool, hot tub, and deck offering poolside food and beverage service.  This property is pet friendly and self-parking is available for a fee.  Click here to explore on your own everything that Hyatt Place has to offer.  Join World of Hyatt to earn points for free nights, discounts and exclusive member-only offers.  Free nights with no blackout dates start at 5,000 points.    

Residence Inn by Marriott

The Residence Inn Delray Beach is an all suite hotel conveniently located on Atlantic Avenue making it walkable to the beach as well as the downtown area.  Choose from a Studio room, 1 or 2 bedroom Suite.  The suites include fully equipped kitchens, private balconies and pull-out sofas.  Don't cut into your vacation time with the task of grocery shopping, why not use the hotel's complimentary grocery shopping service.  While speaking of complimentary - the Residence Inn has off-site parking, in room Wi-Fi, and breakfast all at no additional charge.  There is a smoke-free policy at Residence Inn and up to 2 well-behaved pets are welcome.  Click here to learn more about Residence Inn or to check availability or rates.  Don't forget to use your Marriott Bonvoy points if you have them or enroll in the Loyalty Program if you don't.  

Courtyard Delray Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Beach hotel is conveniently located just a half mile from the beach and two blocks south of Atlantic Avenue in the Marina Historic District by the intracoastal waterway.  This hotel recently opened on October 3, 2019.  At Courtyard, choose from a guest room or suite.  Make sure you find your way up to the rooftop to spend time at the pool and The Reef Bar, where you can enjoy food and beverages as you take in spectacular panoramic views of the Florida coastline.  The Bistro is your food and beverage destination from breakfast to evening.  Grab your wake up cup of Joe or enjoy dinner, beer or wine in the evening.  Click here to see everything this brand new property has to offer.  If you're not a Loyalty Program member already - be sure to enroll in Marriott Bonvoy to start earning points for Free Night Award stays and other great perks.

Delray Beach Marriott

Delray Beach Marriott is located on Ocean Boulevard right across from the beach.  Renovations of the exterior are currently in full swing.  This hotel had a Mediterranean look to it for years but once the facelift is complete, the hotel will be transformed to Anglo-Caribbean style of architecture.  Delray Beach Marriott provides many options for guests.  Options include standard Guest Rooms, Junior Suites, Luxury Suites, Presidential Suites and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas.  Delray Beach Marriott is an excellent choice for families or groups of people that want to spend a lot of time together during their get away.  The hotel is pet friendly as well so you can bring the whole family.  Hourly and daily on-site parking is available for a fee or you can choose valet parking.  This ocean front hotel has it all - there is a newly renovated spa, outdoor pool, fully-equipped fitness center and two restaurants on-site.  Click here  to check out this hotel to see if it's the one for you.  PS:  Don't forget about the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program.           

Delray Sands Resort

Delray Sands Resort is actually in Highland Beach but it is so close to Delray Beach that I decided to include it in this post.  Highland Beach is a quiet coastal community ideally located between Delray Beach and Boca Raton.  The ocean inspired guest rooms and suites are ocean front or poolside and have a furnished balcony or terrace.  The suites have all of the same premium amenities found in the guest rooms but they also have the added convenience of a separate living room with sleeper sofa, dining table, kitchen, plus extra closet space.  The tropical pool is oceanfront and there is a separate, smaller children's pool nearby.  The Wave Pool Bar is right by the pool and provides refreshing drinks and small bites while you are hanging out at the pool.  The beach is just a few steps from your room or suite so you can easily relax on the sand under an umbrella or cabana.  The beach attendants will happily deliver cool drinks and snacks from the Wave Pool Bar.  Delray Sands Resort is a smoke-free property.  Don't forget to make your reservation at Latitudes during your stay at Delray Sands Resort.  You will be mesmerized by the beautiful and vibrant ocean inspired decor coupled with with stunning ocean views from inside or from the outdoor Ocean Terrace seating.  This unique culinary experience is made possible by the chefs focus on fresh cuisine from the ocean, farm and garden.  Latitudes is the ultimate dining experience so you may want to add this restaurant to your restaurant list even if you don't stay at Delray Sands Resort.  Click here to check out this amazing property.               

Sundy House 

Sundy House is a historic boutique inn and restaurant, set in lush and tropical gardens.  Sundy House is best known for weddings and their Sunday brunch.  Travel + Leisure named The Sundy House Top 30 Inns in the U.S. and Open Table Diner Review ranked Sundy House as Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.  The Sundy House is a romantic get away and is perfect for first dates, weddings, and celebrations.  If you plan on staying at The Sundy House, you can select a King room with a refrigerator and coffee maker or a Double room with kitchenette.  One and two bedroom townhouse suites, the historic cottage, and the honeymoon suite all have full kitchens.  The restaurant at Sundy House is yet another destination restaurant that you may want to add to your restaurant list even if you don't stay here.  Sundy House restaurant is well-known for their awesome food and excellent ambiance.  If you prefer to dine al fresco, you will enjoy dinner under a canopy of lights in the Taru Garden.  The Taru Garden is more than an acre of tropical paradise including the oldest documented Royal Poinciana in Palm Beach County right in the middle of the City of Delray Beach.  In addition to the Royal Poinciana, there are two large fish ponds, streams, waterfalls and a cenote pond with a balanced aquatic freshwater eco-system.  An after dinner stroll is the perfect ending to a perfect evening.  This tropical paradise is in easy walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and the ever so vibrant nightlife that Delray Beach is known for.  If you want more information about staying at Sundy House or dining at the restaurant, click here to learn more.   

 Delray Breakers on the Ocean  

Delray Breakers on the Ocean, a boutique hotel, offers one and two bedroom suites which include full kitchens.  At Delray Breakers, the staff routinely go out of their way to accommodate special requests such as converting a King room to two twin beds upon request.  All rooms come with a queen size pull out sofa for extra sleeping accommodations.  On this property, you are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean.  Some of the rooms at Delray Breakers are pet friendly so make sure you mention if you will be traveling with your pooch.  Delray Breakers is the only hotel in Delray Beach that has a private beach and here's the kicker, the beach cabanas and lounge chairs are complimentary.  If you like to economize, continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are also complimentary.  Prepare lunch and dinner in your fully-equipped kitchen grill out on the BBQ that is available for guest use.  This property has a few unique amenities to keep the family busy - there is a putting green, game room and pool table.  Use of a washer and dryer is included in the rate.  Click here to learn more about Delray Breakers.    


Aloft is Delrays hip new hotel with loft-inspired hotel rooms.  The chic accommodations at Aloft include platform beds, sleek bathrooms and stunning city or coastline views right in the heart of downtown Delray Beach.  Aloft opened its doors in October 2019.    As customary with Marriott properties, Aloft is pet friendly, smoke-free and WiFi is included.  Parking and electric car charging stations available for a fee.  Aloft is ideally located for easy access to Delray's white sandy beach and vibrant downtown.  The bar at Aloft, W XYZ Bar, is a great place to socialize, have a cocktail and listen to live music while you enjoy classic American food and light bites.  Head over to the Splash Pool located on the elevated Amenity Deck to see and be seen.  Have I mentioned Marriott Bonvoy rewards program yet?  Click here to join Marriott Bonvoy then check out Aloft.                    

The Ray

The Ray is currently under construction and is scheduled to open during the Summer of 2021.  The Ray will fit right in the Pineapple Grove Arts District with its tropical modernism architecture including living walls, multiple rooftop gardens, large scale sculptures and art installations.  The Ray Grill - restaurant & bar, lounge areas and cabanas will be up on the 20,000 SF pool deck as well as a floating glass cube for private events with up to 300 guests.  A signature restaurant by Akira Back, a Michelin-Starred chef, is sure to be one of many highlights during a stay at The Ray.  The Ray is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and will have 141 smart guestrooms with balconies.  A State-of-the-art fitness center rounds out the luxe accommodations.  The Ray is conveniently located in the vibrant Pineapple Grove Arts District and is less than a mile from I-95 and the beach.  Click here to read the latest press releases or sign up for updates to stay in the loop.    

If you are planning to travel to Delray Beach with your four-pawed friend, you will probably want to do a little investigation ahead of time so you know which establishments are pet-friendly.  There are plenty of businesses that are dog-friendly in Delray Beach.  Just to name a few downtown and beach area restaurants that cater to patrons with pets try Lemongrass, Bostons, Docs, Coffee District, Blue Anchor, and Pizza Rustica for a bite to eat.  For a sweet treat, you and your pet can stop at Kilwins or Ben & Jerry's.  Although dogs are not allowed on the beach in Delray, leashed dogs are permitted on the Beach Walk and waste stations are provided from the north end to the south end.  There is also a fantastic dog park in Delray Beach that is not far from the beaches and downtown area.  Check out Lake Ida West Park by clicking here to find out more about the dog park.  Lake Ida Dog Park has dog sections for small, medium and large dogs and is open from sunrise to sunset.  Dog park amenities include 4 gazebos, drinking fountains with Fido fountains, shaded benches, pet waste stations with dog bag dispensers, and pet wash stations.  Besides the dog park, Lake Ida West Park also has walking paths, bicycle paths, boat launching ramps, canoe/kayak access, lake observation platform, freshwater fishing, picnic areas with grills, playgrounds, and restroom facilities.  Lake Ida Park has everything you need for a fun-filled day with your furry friend in sunny south Florida.          



Lori Keroack is the Business Office Manager of Mizner Residential Group. Lori recently moved to Delray Beach from Connecticut. She is enjoying learning about her new home town and the surrounding areas by researching and blogging about various topics that are relevant to the area.

- Lori Keroack, Business Office Manager - Mizner Residential Group

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