We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach

Certificate of Excellence
2809 South Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL 33487 (Formerly Holiday Inn Highland Beach-Oceanside)
Hotel amenities
4 people have started booking this hotel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Preferred Hotels.. to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    94
    54
    14
    4
    7
See reviews for
46
71
4
10
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (173)
  • Mar-May only
    (53)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (72)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (14)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (34)
All months
Sherman Oaks, CA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great, independent hotel right on the sand near Delray Beach. It is clean with comfortable beds, friendly service and panoramic views. The pool is lovely, clean and beach service readily available. The onsite restaurant is great and in high demand with the locals. The hotel seems to have been fairly recently renovated with the intention being a boutique hotel but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mollysmom0429, Thank you for your nice comments and review of your recent stay at Delray Sands. We are very pleased you had a nice stay and enjoyed your oceanfront room along with the pool, beach, and restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another nice stay. More 

Harrison, New York
Level Contributor
110 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location. It is in a quiet area right on the beach. The rooms are very nicely done. Great beds, great showers, very tastefully done and almost brand new. No bathtubs in the rooms, and the design of the sink is odd--the water faucet is on the extreme side corner of the sink, so makes using... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mitchell W, Thank you for writing such a detailed amazing review of our resort. Our entire team appreciates all your nice comments and is thrilled we exceeded your expectations during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again for another great experience. More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The private, well maintained beach makes this hotel at reasonable prices worth a visit. The pool (not well represented on the hotel's website's picture) is also fine, but we're beach people. The outdoor bar is small but friendly and comfortable. Room Recommendation: spend the extra bucks for the full ocean view with a terrace--it seals the deal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear DowntownNYCTravelers, Thank you for staying at our resort and writing a review. We are pleased we proivided you with a friendly and comfortable stay. As you said, being "beach people" makes our resort a perfit place for you to vacation and relax. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, More 

New City, New York
Level Contributor
77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I have been going to this Hotel for Many Years and each year is just keeps getting better and Better Directly on the Beach, with lounge chairs waiting for you on the Beach or around the Pool. The Hotel now has an abundance of amenities, with Beach front Rooms, Pool View or Miami/inter-coastal View The Onsite Restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Shrothman, Thank you for being a loyal guest and sharing your review. It is a pleasure knowing that you choose our resort to keep coming back to year after year. We appreciate all your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great Florida vacation. More 

Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Delray Sands Resort is conveniently located on the beach a short distance from Atlantic Ave in downtown Delray. It appears the hotel has been recently remodeled and has a clean crisp modern appearance throughout. The rooms are clean, with all amenities. Most rooms have a water view and the beach is easily accessible from the pool deck. The outdoor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear Pat33143, Thank you for staying at our resort and writing a nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and all of our renovations. Im happy to hear you found a nice surprise by choosing our resort. WE look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea we were booking such a beautiful location. The staff, resort grounds and location were amazing! My husband and I were so surprised. This resort is literally steps away from the beach! The only thing we weren't too thrilled about was that the valet parking was a mandatory and there were no other options. We didn't like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear jtim57, Thank you for staying at our resort. We are happy you chose us for your vacation. I must agree, we are a hidden gem with a beautiful location. I will be sure to pass along your nice comments to our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing vacation. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
87 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicole and Ana welcome you with smiles and a truly warm reception. Sweet and informative and so friendly. Graham is a very good pool attendant with a big friendly smile and positive attitude. The outside dining staff of Julia and Natalia were the best at what they do. Excellent service with professional treatment. We sat outside and a sudden downpour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear StarKnight1, Wow! What a wonderful review you have given our resort. I am so very pleased that our entire team made your stay comfortable and enjoyable. I must agree with you, the fish and chips are delicious! I also want to thank you for personally mentioning memes of our team. It means a lot to each and every team... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Delray Sands Resort for one night. Once we arrived, saw our room and the grounds we wished we had more time at the resort. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant and helpful. Our room was a contemporary, very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the large ticket bath towels. The shower was huge and had good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jill B, Thank you for the amazing review! Our entire team is very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your room was very comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for a longer stay! More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
45 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with this oceanfront option, away from the crowds of the Boca Beach Club. The lobby, restaurant and rooms were recently renovated. Very tasteful and trendy. The Sands has a feel like a motel only because the room doors are outside, and not off an indoor hallway. Food was great at the restaurant. The pool was never... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear NJBetsy, Thank you for writing such a nice review regarding your recent stay. Exceeding our guests expectations and making sure everyone is comfortable is a top priority for our entire team. I have expressed your concerns regarding a lifeguard to our corporate office. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Just south of Delray Beach, Highland Beach is a non-commercial stretch with one Hotel; this one. Formerly named the Holiday Inn, this hotel and restaurant has been upscaled. The lighter menu is available at the poolside bar and inside bar and seating area. Delicious Hummus and Pita appetizer. Tasty Chicken Wings too. The glass-enclosed private dining room is good for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheryl O, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review

Dear 94Jessica33, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all your kind words and are happy you like our renovations and enjoyed your meals and drinks at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

81 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (48)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (11)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Highland Beach
2.5 mi away
Crane’s BeachHouse
Crane’s BeachHouse
#3 of 18 in Delray Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 344 reviews
2.7 mi away
Delray Beach Marriott
Delray Beach Marriott
#8 of 18 in Delray Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 720 reviews
2.6 mi away
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
#9 of 18 in Delray Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 507 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.8 mi away
Hyatt Place Delray Beach
Hyatt Place Delray Beach
#5 of 18 in Delray Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 381 reviews
1.0 mi away
Wright by the Sea
Wright by the Sea
#2 of 18 in Delray Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 252 reviews
7.5 mi away
Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
#1 of 18 in Deerfield Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 1,625 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay