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Southern Seas

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4520 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right on the beach, that's why I picked it. We stayed in room #19 (beachfront/beach view) and we really loved the view and how large the room is. The staff is super friendly, the room was clean. The provide beach chairs and beach towels (though they are old and thin). They supposedly provide beach umbrellas, also. But... More 

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Fall River, MA
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Third or fourth stay. Right on the beach one bedroom suite. All new windows, it was a constant 25 mph wind and didn't hear a thing. Theresa and Yolanda were fantastic. Didn't rent a car most places walking distance or we Ubered.. Can't wait to stay again.

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Keller
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a quaint resort located right on the beach, with the Anglin's Pier a short walk-on-the-beach away. The property is well kept, and the staff, especially Yolanda at the front desk, were very friendly and accommodating. Our room looked recently remodeled and had a small full size kitchen, great bath (with glassed walk-in shower), and large windows that overlooked... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stayed at the Southern Seas for 3 nights. It was a quaint little efficiency that was well taken care of in beautiful Lauderdale by the Sea. We came in very late and they had left the lights on inside our room for us. It was a very nice detail. We will stay again at the Southern Seas!

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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I stayed in room 20 a efficiency unit on the 3 rd floor. It was very clean.you can lay in your king size bed an have a beautiful view of the ocean. I will be staying here again. The Pool and grounds are very well kept up. And the price was great for beach front.

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Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Southern Seas on the Ocean. It gives me great satisfaction and happiness, hearing your stay was enjoyable; it is what we strive for. We look forward to your next visits, and are grateful for your wonderful comments. Hugs, More 

Sunrise, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fabulous Hotel! Staff took very good care of us. We had the 1st floor efficiency. Very clean. Nice Pool. Right on the beach. Very close to restaurants and entertainment. Beach was quiet and not very crowded. We will be back again to stay here.

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2 Thank Natalie F
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. it is always wonderful to see and hear our guests enjoy this beautiful area and our family type resort. We look forward to your future stays and value your wonderful comments. Hugs, More 

Berlin MD
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We enjoyed our 4 night stay with Southern Seas. We originally rented a small efficiency which was ok, clean but a bit on the small side. This was a working vacation and we needed more table room to spread out with our computers. Fortunately it was off-season and not a busy week, the staff was very helpful in finding us... More 

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Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation. Our goal is to make your experience relaxing, comfortable, and feel like you are at home. We thank you for choosing Southern Seas Resort and look forward to your future stays. Hugs, Teresa and staff More 

Illinois USA
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Yes, but that's where the good ends. We knew coming in that it was an old property (as are most in LBTS) but we didn't know so many things are probably original or close to it - furniture, doors, fixtures). The worst thing was the air in the main area (we had #17) never got cold and even worse never... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This hotel is in an excellent location - but that is the best part of it. This place is in serious need of maintenance/renovation - from top to bottom. Our 3rd floor room had a potentially great view, but the windows were so dirty and inside blinds hard to open -- never got to enjoy. TV's are ancient - HD... More 

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Toronto
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

due to a last minute decision to go to my favourite spot: Lauderdale by the Seas, we were limited to the selection of locations available to us. Usually stay at High Noon, but totally booked, nevertheless took the next best place according to TA. Well, other than the wonderful beaches and location to all the surrounding amenities, the Southern Seas,... More 

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Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

We value all of our guests comments positive and negative. We attempt to rectify any issues that arise as promptly as possible. We thank you for staying with us, and take any suggestions in consideration to help us provide an enjoyable stay. I can assure you we are continuously making changes, updating and upgrading. As you may have seen, we... More 

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