This is such a cute hotel and I would definitely stay here again.
I found it by accident doing searches for hotels in delray beach, and an advertisement came up for Historic Hotels of America (not the web page in a search for hotels, but as an ad on something like facebook). My girlfriend loves old timey things, so I checked it out and we found a fantastic deal on it. It's a classic hotel that they modernized, slightly. For example, they installed A/C in every room and in the hallways, but not in the lobby, which still relies on ceiling fans. They do still use regular keys, instead of electronic key cards, not that it matters. And the elevator was the oldest kind of elevator you can imagine - the type where you expect droopy dog to say, "your floor, sirrrrrrrr." You have to ring a bell to have the elevator come and get you. That is also not a big deal as the hotel is only 2 floors anyway, so unless you're old or have a disability, you really only need the elevator when bringing your bags to and from your room.
So, onto the rooms. We were "upgraded" to a corner queen, so our room was apparently bigger then others, but I can't be sure. The room was spacious with the brand new A/C and ceiling fans, a sizable bathroom, and a very nice bed. A little too firm for my tastes, but still got a couple of good nights sleep. If I was going to complain about one thing, it would be noise dampening - there is none. You can hear everything happening outside your room. Thankfully, you can't hear much from adjoining rooms, but then again, we were on the corner, so we only had another room on one side of us and it would have been on the other size of the bathroom. If we had another room next to the bed, it might have been just as loud as the hallway. Also, the hotel is on Atlantic Ave. We got in late enough from our activities that things were dying down a bit, which combined with the sound of the A/C meant that we weren't disturbed much by the outside noise. However, if you go in cooler weather when the A/C isn't necessary and get in before 1:00-1:30AM, then I think the sounds of people enjoying the nightlife might bother you.
The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, which I didn't try, and discounts to their weekend yoga classes held at the hotel, which I also didn't try. They have a cute patio right out front and a patio bar (again, didn't try it), but it reminds you of a hotel you might see in Miami or even Cuba (same difference, I know). But I'm thinking of one of the older places you might see in an old James Bond movie. Quaint and cute.
I suppose the best 2 parts are the location and the private beach. It's right on Atlantic Avenue, walking distance to all of the bars and restaurants around and in the Pineapple Arts district. It's not quite walking distance to the beach, though you could do it if you weren't carrying a lot. It's in the heart of everything in Delray. They also provide you with free access to their cabana club and private beach. My girlfriend and I really wanted to check out how lively the public beach was, so we never made it to their private area, but it's a very nice amenity and when we come back, I am sure we'll take advantage of it.
Finally, as for service, everyone was great. From check in to house keeping to check out, everyone was friendly and helpful. Even if I didn't want to stay here again, I am sure my girlfriend would make me. Thankfully, I liked it a lot and will probably be suggesting to her we make a return visit soon.
We got a corner room upgrade. Didn't provide the "great city views" like we were told...
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