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Wright by the Sea
1901 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483   |  
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Delray Beach
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Escape to an easier time...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

It's it's like stepping back in time 40 years maybe 50 years ago when families were together in outside activities the wind blew through your children's hair... you noticed they were getting older...times were easy, times were wonderful...you can live it again at Wright by the Sea. Leave your electronic devices at home and rediscover outside activities with your children, it's like a revival for the family.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This hotel is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a small, two-story with shared balcony. It is extraordinarily clean and has everything you could possibly want - activities include ping pong, basketball, shuffleboard, and bean bag toss. The shared bbq area is awesome, a great gas grill, refrigerator, radio and speakers under the cabana and tables galore for if you have a large gathering. The beds are so comfortable, the sheets and towels are softest of any hotel we've ever stayed at, including 4 and 5 star hotels, and they give you 3 pillows for each person - one soft, one medium and one firm - everyone gets that perfect pillow! The staff is incredibly nice, and the location is just a mile and half from Atlantic Street, so you have little traffic, it's quiet, but if you want to be in the action, it's less than 5 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just love Wright-by the sea. It reminds me of the Mom & Pop motels that use to be along Ft. Lauderdale Beach before they tore them down and replaced with high rises. Was able to spend just 3 days of our week long trip here but it was the most enjoyable part of the trip. Loved everthing about it staff, location, beach, pool. We look foward to spending more vacations here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We have visited WBTS for the past three years with a group of families all with children. We have had so much fun each year! It is like stepping back in time...no big bounce houses or big resort activities but the picture perfect setting allows the kids to be kids. They can run and play on the beach or the lawn. The staff could not be nicer or more hospitable. We grill out every night in the cabana and just hang out and have fun. For the long weekend we never left the property. But, the nearby downtown of Delray Beach offers a variety of restaurants and shops. We will continue to come back to this ol' Florida destination for many years to come.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent three idyllic days at Wright By The Sea April 16 - 19, 2013. My wife is a paraplegic, the handicap bathroom was as spacious and nice as we've found in a Four Seasons. Our unit (#106) had a casual, pretty, Florida-feeling living room, efficient kitchen area, and extremely comfortable bedroom. We spent mornings sunning by the pool and had drinks each night on patio overlooking the ocean. Much more charm here than a large hotel, and very personal, first-name-basis care from the staff. Place is beautifully maintained and owned / operated by a hands-on management. Easy 1 - 2 minute drive to the sidewalk cafes of Delray's village and half hour to Palm Beach and cultural gems like the Flagler Museum. Also close to inexpensive and festive outdoor eating spots right on the Intra-Coastal Waterway (Deck 84, The Two Georges, Old Key Lime House). We relaxed every minute at Wright By The Sea and found its location on the ocean and close to the bustle of a village a magical way to live.

Room Tip: For people in wheelchair, #106 was PERFECT.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tiger, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at Wright by The Sea just one night, April 21, 2013, while on the way to the Keys. My only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer. We had a one bedroom suite with a kitchenette and it was just wonderful, Sure, the hotel is 60 plus years old and it shows here and there, but it is a charming, super clean, nicely decorated, beach front, etc., etc. There is a beautiful pool, large grassy area, a covered cabana, and nice Bar-B-Q grill for guests. Nice beach towels are complimentary so you aren't traveling with wet towels. Oh, even a laundry on sight.
The staff is just great and beyond accommodating. I tried to book it for our return trip and, no surprise, they were sold out. Don't miss this gem!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

After reading all these wonderful reviews I must admit we were disappointed upon our arrival. Rooms were outdated and needed some TLC. Location is a car ride (no walking) to everything. Parking on the main strip is horrible. Pool was nice but no bells and whistles. Average age at this hotel was about 60-- no children anywhere. But the mose disappointing thing was that there were huge oil rig looking ships right outside the hotel in the ocean and HUGE piping covering the beach that said Danger on them.....which made getting to the sand and water difficult and ugly to say the least. I have to admit it....it was not worth the money and I wouldn't return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jack A, Manager at Wright by the Sea, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We always appreciate feedback from our guests with regards to our hotel no matter if the guest stays one night, one week or one month with us.
Our hotel is 1.5 miles from downtown Delray Beach. There are also restaurants and stores 0.5 miles from our hotel. A city sponsored shuttle service is available to take guests downtown during the day at no charge. Many of our guests take advantage of this shuttle when wanting to enjoy Atlantic Avenue.
Due to the severe beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy (our entire beach was washed away) there is an ongoing beach re-nourishment program in Delray Beach. We too were very disappointed that the dredge and pipes suddenly appeared in front of our property without prior notice, but this is necessary to protect our shoreline. The majority of our guests (new and repeat) have taken this project in stride. At no time were guests in danger as the pipes were not in use when beach access was made available.
True our hotel was built in the 1950’s, but our apartments have been updated with regards to furniture, appliances, and electronics. Building and apartment maintenance are also high priorities for our staff. Any issue that arises is immediately addressed and resolved. We pride ourselves on providing Old Florida charm for our guests and for the past sixty years we have been a haven for generations of families.
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Address: 1901 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Delray Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Ocean in Delray Beach, Wright By the Sea offers ocean view studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites. Challenge your kids to a game of shuffleboard, basketball, ping-pong, or croquet, or just relax on our private beach in a complementary cabana. Our Chickee Hut Pavilion with adjacent barbecue is available free of charge if you wish to entertain. Daily maid service (except Sunday), newspaper, heated pool, cable television, voice mail. ... more   less 
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