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“Old World Charm” 5 of 5 stars
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Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483   |  
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Ranked #5 of 22 hotels in Delray Beach
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tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Old World Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Walking in from the back parking lot through the ballroom is like coming home. The ground floor level is not air conditioned, but ceiling fans, potted palms, beautiful sitting areas, and the front porch remind you of a quieter, slower pace of life. The staff, from the front desk to the folks who keep the hotel spotless, welcome you with a smile and a greeting. With early morning coffee, a wonderful breakfast, and the newspaper on the front porch, it's easy to forget you are in the heart of the downtown area. The upstairs rooms, which are air conditioned, are comfortable and inviting, but we always seem to spend more time on the porch.

Room Tip: Interior rooms away from the avenue are quieter. Love the photographs and other art work in the room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Only stayed one night but wish we could have stayed longer. You can't beat sitting on the front porch eating the complimentary (good) breakfast.

The only drawback would be for older travelers who do not like to climb stairs. They offer a elevator but hotel staff must operate it.

Already booked our next stay before we left.

  • Stayed September 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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Hollywood, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel. It is one of THE best places I have stayed. And I have been to some nice places. It's character, style, integrity, friendliness, were impeccable. I felt like I was Henry Flagler and it was the 1920's. Everyone there did such a great job, the food was great as well. The hotel's location was perfect and it's beach club was great (try the burgers).

We live in Hollywood, Florida and will be making this legendary property our home in Delray as much as possible. Please do not go there, as I would like it to remain a hidden treasure forever.

Room Tip: Superior King was great. Dog are allowed and are treated well by every one. I imagine it's reall...
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Green Features: Great. Dog friendly and then some. The dogs were treated great and felt at home.
  • Stayed September 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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Jupiter, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The Colony hotel is on old world charmer with clean rooms and cool lobby. Super laid back inside but outside its right in middle of Atlantic Ave cafes restaurant s and bars. It also has its own laid back Beach club. However the pool is closed for renovation. The later is a bummer but ocean helps. Best Value in area.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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11 hotel reviews
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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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Additional Information about Colony Hotel and Cabana Club

Also Known As:
The Colony Hotel And Cabana
Address: 525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 Green Hotel in Delray Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Delray Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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