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Blue Seas Courtyard

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4525 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I picked this place to stay for the price....cheaper than the chain hotels in the area . I was here to visit relatives and friends. Totally unfamiliar with the area, but was so glad I picked Lauderdale by the Sea. Easily walkable to stores restaurants and beach. Our efficiency apt was well equipped with a full kitchen. The towels were... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've come to Lauderdale by the sea every January for the past 6 years and have stayed in various places on el mar, usually on the beach side. This year, those places were either booked or didn't have a crib for the baby. I chose this one because of the reviews and because they have a crib for my youngest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being a Travel Agent with 30 years of travel experience I am really "picky" when it comes to selecting accomodation for my vacations. Blue Seas Courtyard exceeded all my expectations; the hospitality, the charming appartments, the lovely mexican decor, the location..... Small details matters to me; clean beach towels every morning, deck chairs for the beach available, washing machine and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 5th or 6th stay & always consistent. Our positive comments mirror everything posted by previous guests. Only one unfortunate detraction to the area currently is the 4 story buildings that are being erected across the street and next door. Otherwise, it's all good!

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Thank Laura M
BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Laura and we look forward to your 7th stay with us! Yes, two properties away they are completing a low rise condo project but they have been surprisingly quiet during construction. These new apartments are going for $2 million because of their great location across from the beach and in the very heart of lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Blue Seas for 11 nights and had a fantastic time! The hotel itself was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. My husband, daughter (10 months), and I enjoyed the warm pool, beach and all the great restaurants that were all within walking distance (less than 5 min.). The BBQ was also a great option for us as the... More 

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much. You were such a sweet little family! We love to see our guests feel so "at home" when they stay with us. Since we live here too we understand what makes a beachside vacation really guest-friendly and special. Sincerely, Cristie More 

Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It never fails - our second visit this year and we simply LOVE it. It is well kept, clean, well organized, charming décor, walking distance to bars, restaurants, beach, food stores, drug stores, liquor stores, etc. - Don't even need a car! The owners and the staff are very welcoming and always eager to help. We are always impressed with... More 

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your return visit this year. We are always working to make everything at the 'hacienda' as impressive as possible! Sincerely, Cristie More 

Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the feeling I was staying at Marc and Cristie's home. They live on site and they treat you like family. They really appreciate your staying with them. I would gladly recommend the Blue Seas Courtyard to all. My experience was a real pleasure. I will return. Thanks.

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

We truly appreciate all of our guests. We know they have many choices where to stay when traveling. We decided decades ago to bring our artistic talents into the design of the hotel to make it unique and special. We want to delight all new guests who decide to give us a try as well as all guests who return... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have stayed at the Blue Seas Courtyard a dozen times over the years. It is my home away from home. It is very cozy and very clean. The decor is amazing and the staff are very eager to make you feel at home.

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

We are glad you still love us after so many visits! We try hard to maintain the quality standards our guests have come to expect year after year at the 'hacienda'. Sincerely, Cristie More 

Noblesville, IN
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Blue Seas Courtyard and absolutely LOVED it! It's small and charming, only around 12 or so rooms. We really enjoyed the Mexican hacienda feel, from the outside decor and landscaping to how the rooms are painted and furnished. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is located just... More 

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Yes, we provide complimentary beach chairs, beach towels, and beach umbrellas for our guests. We are actually just across from the beach with beach views from many of our rooms. Logistically, If a hotel is located on El Mar Drive, as we are, it is considered either beachfront or beachside. If a... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just the decor of this cozy little beachside hotel got us curious. We stayed for a weekend and I have to say the experience was nothing but positive. They are kid friendly and the management was pleasant to deal with. We recommend this hotel when your considering staying in Lauderdale by the Sea.

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Curiosity is our best advertisement! So many pedestrians walking along beautiful El Mar Drive are attracted by our fantastic "curb appeal". So much that we began offering complimentary "tours" to passersby. We even started a trend with neighboring boutique hotels jumping on the "Take a Tour" bandwagon. All great fun for visiting tourists and locals alike! Sincerely, Cristie More 

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