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“A lovely step back in time!” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A lovely step back in time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

From the minute you step into the old Florida (unair-conditioned) lobby, you feel like you have stepped back in time. The antique elevator which must be operated by a staff member just adds to the feel. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The cleaning staff was very accommodating. Complimentary breakfast and live entertainment are a nice touch. Also included with the stay in this downtown hotel is access to the beach club and pool.
Such a relaxing experience!

Green Features: This is a green hotel with recycling bins in the rooms.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just spent a few days at the Colony Hotel. The staff was excellent as was the cabana club; a great pool, a restaurant that was tasty and a beautiful beach. The room was comfy, not central air but the a.c.units worked really well We loved the feel of the entire experience. They even had yoga classes every day in their ballroom. Can't wait to return.

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Green Features: Very accommodating staff .Wonderful ceiling fans in the lobby, really felt like we were in the Caribbean!
  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Colony got its start when you could only get to Southeast Florida sensibly by train. A short walk from the old Delray Beach train station, the Colony has been re-modeled with colorful furniture, but retains its art-deco 1920's charm. What Florida once was before any of us were born. But modernized and air-conditioned for modern types. A great central location to enjoy Atlantic Ave. and Delray Beach.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I escaped for the weekend to take a break from raising three teens and this place was a lovely place to escape to. We loved our corner queen room and the bed was very comfy! It is an historic hotel with loads of character. Super clean and the staff were all super friendly. Loved the the decor and the included breakfast was decent. We also enjoyed the beach club. Only suggestion would be that the cafe would be open from noon-6 or so.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The staff and service was very good. The bed and pillow were great. Towels of high quality.
The hotel itself is "Historic" but well maintained. With a staff operated elevator.
Great location for shopping and dinning. We just got back yesterday after a 3 night stay.
No complaints. Great guitar player on the patio Sat night. Week nights are quieter.

Room Tip: We choose the most reasonable price and the room itself was clean but could use another comfortable...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Always entriqued by the look of The Colony Hotel in Delray Beach, Fl., my husband and I, along with another couple, booked 4 nights stay in April of this year. It appears, on the outside, to have been plucked from the 1930's. Yellow stucco with striped canopy's, and a delightful front porch right on Atlantic Avenue...the hot spot street in Delray for shopping and nighttime entertainment...all within a few blocks walk from the hotel! The rooms are beautifully appointed with marble bathrooms, and lovely antique furniture. An old gated elevator takes you up to your floor, and all of the staff are beyond friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet (included)is delicious, and has many healthy options.
Along with all the other amenities, are a private beach/salt water pool on the Atlantic. There is a free hotel shuttle, or you can walk/drive the two miles.Again, the staff at the cabana club are all very friendly, as they hand you a towel and check your name off of the list, ensuring that only hotel guests use the lovely facilities. There is a small outdoor beach side cafe and dressing rooms with showers for your use as well.
I would highly recommend this hotel for a very relaxing, enjoyable getaway.

Room Tip: We chose a King room, away from the front of the hotel to avoid any street noise...our friends chose...
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Green Features: In addition to all the other great qualities, this hotel is "green", and I was impressed by that in itself!
  • Stayed April 2014, 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 26, 2014

This century old hotel has carved out a niche in modern times, as travelers search out smaller boutique type accommodations .
Old is definitely new again! Our king room was on the small side, but the hard wood floors, turn of the century furniture, and a bed with an oversized carved headboard provided a comfortable stay and a touch of Old Florida ! Rooms have been somewhat renovated, but if you are looking for modern perfect, move on to another hotel. However, if you are looking for an affordable stay in a clean, vintage hotel, with a great continental breakfast included; don't miss what this place has to offer ! The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and shops. The free ample parking behind the hotel is an unusual find in downtown Delray. The Beach Club is real bonus ! Its peaceful setting offers a wonderful beach and open air dining, where we purchased one of the best fresh fish sandwich lunches, that we ever tasted! Staff at the hotel and beach club were very cordial and accommodating, which made our 3 day stay extremely enjoyable, as we slowed our pace and stepped back in time !

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 ( WiFi ) 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*
Number of rooms: 69
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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