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Castle by the Sea

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4520 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
Meg M Savannah, Georgia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

JC the wonderful new French owner has many plans to update and improve Castle By The Sea, but he says he'll retain the retro charm that drew me there for a very affordable scuba diving and snorkeling vacation. With it's tile floors and large walk in closet my efficiency was perfect for hanging a lot of damp gear. The owner... More

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Emmen, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed 4 days in October 2013 at castle by the sea. It was our last destination after an 'exhausting' florida round trip. Daniel is such a nice and friendly guy. His 'castle' is really like a small paradise. He is working all day long for the castle and it's visitors. Price is acceptable. We hope that daniel will be... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

i stayed one week in the nice hotel. the owner is a great guy, towels, umbrella, beach chair, parking everythings are free even a smile great location 2 minutes walk of beach, restaurants, public store i'd save this for me jean

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a relaxing and rejuvenating weeklong stay in early April. The hotel is one block from the beach, and lots of nice restaurants and bars. Our room was very clean (if simple), and the grounds were well manicured and relaxing. Maybe the best part is the friendly and caring staff. Dan, the manager, bent over backwards... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

we did not get a very good check in as the room was not ready/// after getting that fixed we got happy, don't worry///the room was clean or I mean rooms///a very friendly place to stay & owner was very helpful///location was good for everything///we would stay there again,anytime///ero

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The owner, Daniel, is professional. He has definatly read the hospitality 101 textbook. He goes above and beyond to make his guest feel welcome. Moreover, he is an excellent host. Helpful and there with a solution to your problem. THe property is shabby chic charming. VERY CLEAN. This is a fantastic place to stay if you don't want to spend... More

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key west
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed here last weekend. The rooms are not modern, but nice. We spent most of our time at the beach and the square just a few minutes walk away. For the location, the price was fantastic. The breakfast offered on Sunday morning was a thoughtful gesture the owner included. We would totally stay here again and would recommend to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great value for location. Retro motel that had all of the basics covered + breakfast on Sunday. Bed was comfortable (although squeaky when we first set on it...was concerning for me as I have the "princess and the pea" syndrome and it's on a busy street but, no issue sleeping for me and we stayed several nights). Pool area clean... More

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The owner gived me a long term " deal", few days later replaced dish for not working one, and when I asked to fix it, he said I dont have to stay there and I would have better service if I would pay full price. Than he told me to move out because he can rent it for more. Insane!... More

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Daniel4520, Owner at Castle by the Sea, responded to this review

We strive to offer affordable, family friendly accommodations. When a guest chooses to engage in an illegal, illicit profession on our property, they will always be asked to leave and not permitted back on the property. In establishing this standard, if the guest chooses to give us a "terrible" review, then we have accomplished our goal. More

State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This place is a diamond in the rough. It was a great find and the customer service was exceptional. Daniel accommodated in everything that we needed...beach chairs, umbrella, towels..and a free breakfast on Sundays! Walking distance to everything as well. I highly recommend this place!!

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Address: 4520 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle by the Sea 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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