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Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Delray Beach
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4 hotel reviews
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“vacation / mother in law”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

my husband and i along with my sister in law and her husband had to make the trip down to del ray to clean out my mother in laws condo she had passed a few months earlier , we stay at another hotel when we go down to del ray but we wanted to try something different , we really like the hotel although walking up and down the two flights of stairs can get a little old, also the door to the hallway u could see feet as people walked by , and was bright at night after the lights where out , the breakfast was ok could have been hotter, the beach was nice the pool could use some updatintg but i understand that is on is way to being done now, the people that where at the pool however where not very nice , from what i understand these people have cabanas there and i guess think they rule the place , we ate lunch at the beach everyday and not with out having some rude look from someone , all in all it is a nice older place

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Walking into the Colony is like stepping back in time. The first thing you notice are the hard wood floors and the Caribbean colors throughout the whole place. There's a beautiful bar just inside the front door with ample seating both inside and out. The lobby is beautifully appointed from the art work to the antique elevator and switchboard. The rooms are large enough with comfy chairs and antique furniture.

Breakfast was included and better than average. They even had live music on the front porch at night by Spanish guitar player Eric Hansen. This was a bonus for me as he was really talented.

Overall, This place exceeded my every expectation. Everything was immaculate. The staff was really courteous and helpful. Even the bed was comfortable! We will definitely be returning and telling everyone about our experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Where to start! From our arrival we were home! We had only planned to stay one night here, but one night way not enough, we completely changed our florida drive plans so we could come back for another two nights on our way back to Miami. We settled into our room quickly, and as we arrived so late we enquired at reception about food, the staff when above and beyond to find us a place that was still open, got us a menu and ordered it for us! The next day we got up early and had a wonderful continental breakfast then headed down to the cabana. We couldn't believe our eyes, we were completely memorised for the facilities and the pool. I can never settle anywhere but I happily sat there for hours :-) We then spent the rest of our holiday looking forward to our return to the Colony club! The staff are wonderful, so helpful and pleasant.

Delray is a wonderful place also, we spent one night having a very civilised dinner and cocktails, and the next night partying the night away, loved every second. Would return to Colony club and Delray and have a holiday there alone :-)

Room Tip: The colony club is on a corner, and we were in the room overlooking the corner but we had the a/c on...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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 August 10, 2013

We were on the avenue for an event and stopped in at the bar. Nice to sit and enjoy the colors , which are wonderful at night! Everything else was just ok. Not a big personality bar or special to recall

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Right in the middle of fabulous Delray Beach, Florida sits the charming Colony hotel. It retains all the charm of the 1920's, like some old Bogart movie, but the rooms are up to date, super-comfortable and the staff is kind and accommodating. Complimentary breakfast every morning leads into the street life of Delray, and then it's on to the Cabana Club, with private access to fantastic beach and saltwater pool. We love it, and any time we're in Delray, we stay at The Colony.

Room Tip: Ask for a Queen room and hope for an upgrade to the King. Either way, it's a great way to go.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Dublin, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

3 days, single father with 2 kids, connecting room. V clean. Good location for shops, people watching, beach. Pool closed but not informed before non-ref reserv. Beach club nice. Live music on porch a plus. Peaceful. Breakfast could use some creativity. Staff good- v good, Bill at front desk friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here one night for a get-out-of-Miami trip. I've walked past this hotel dozens of times, noticing happy guests enjoying late-night live music and drinks on the porch. I made the reservation this time because the price was great, the parking free, and the location so much better than the two Marriot properties. It was a great decision! The lack of air-conditioning in the lobby and on the stairs was not a problem at all, and - despite my concern about the window unit in the room - the a/c in the room and hallway was just right. The walk down Atlantic to the restaurant on Swinton and live music at the Arts Garage was an easy 5-blocks. Same for heading in the other direction to the beach. And drinks on the porch later that night, listening to a sax player, watching folks stroll by on Atlantic - we really enjoyed it! Room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom good (and I'm a bathroom snob), room dark with curtains pulled. Breakfast in the morning was okay; really liked the melon/pineapple chunks and the corn muffin, coffee was meh, but all was included in the room price. What was actually the best part about the Colony is the Beach Club. You can park your car for free (or take their shuttle), enjoy complimentary chairs, umbrellas, and towels on the beach, shower/change in their spotless facility - even enjoy lunch, although with so many great restaurants, why would you? I'd absolutely stay again. Staff members were friendly and helpful - front desk and breakfast crew especially.

Room Tip: Received an upgrade to Superior King. I think I might have been less happy with the Historic King t...
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  • Stayed July 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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Additional Information about Colony Hotel and Cabana Club

Address: 525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Delray Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colony Hotel and Cabana Club 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
historic Florida charm in a select service downtown hotel with a private oceanfront beach club ... more   less 
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