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“Paradise!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Southern Seas Resort and Hotel
4520 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308   |  
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Paradise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Recently spent a week between Christmas and New Years at Southern Seas and the overall experience was incredible! The room was spacious and conveniently located to the pool and the beach. The staff and management were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating at all times. The restaurants and nightlife were all within walking distance and we always felt safe walking there and back.

I plan to go back later this year and recommend Southern Seas to everyone! Check out the pictures that I have uploaded below...That was the view from our front door! A big thanks to the staff at Southerns! We will see you soon =)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Visited Southern Seas Resort this past March and had a wonderful time. The pool was clean and the room had a great view of the ocean. I also really enjoyed how clean and low key the beachfront was...without the congestion you do find a bit south in Lauderdale. I truly enjoyed my stay here and already booked another week for early September! The value was right-on and the manager really helpful in making my stay comfortable. Thumbs up!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

I have had the privilege to stay at the beautiful Southern Seas Resort (formerly Souters) for the past several years. Each visit has been very pleasant. This past year was exceptional. Lily, the manager and the staff were all very kind and helpful with whatever may have been needed. I can't thank you enough for your fine hospitality! :)

The new landscaping is just beautiful. A special thank you to Duke for taking such great care of the grounds. :)

The condo I stay in every year is #36. The best view ever, "Smack Dab" on the beach, no kidding! The interior is very nice, updated in decor, and very clean, wall to wall windows looking at the ocean, a beautiful sunrise every morning. You need to experience this for yourself. You won't be disappointed! :) :)

Thank you again for such a wonderful stay.

Sincerely,
Joni Vernier :)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Although management was friendly and cooperative our room left much to be desired.
The wall air conditioner blew cold air on the bed. Some of the bathroom fixtures were falling off the wall. Although some of the windows had screens, we were unable to open them. We also found ants in the kitchen area. The outdoor pool was so warm it wasn't refreshing at all. It was almost like being in a hot tub.
In all not worth the money they charge. The room needs some TLC.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Just returned from stay at Southern Seas Resort and could not have been more pleased. Stayed in room 15 with a great view and VERY large accommodations. Extremely clean and updated room with full fridge, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and kitchen dishes so we could eat breakfast and lunch in. They also have gas grills and they lend you all utensils. The staff/owners of this facility are the most accommodating of any place I have been and we travel extensively. The other guests who go there each year treated us like family as well. If there was anything we needed, they offered it. Price was very reasonable.

The beach is wide and clean and right out the door. Beach proximity is so key when you travel to the ocean so this place is perfect. For divers and snorkellers, there is a reef that is about 100 yards offshore and very easy to swim to.

Location is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and pier. Both Aruba's and Seawatch restaurants plus Kilwin's ice cream shop are not to be missed. No need for a car here, even the Publix is only 1/2 mile away.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

We stayed in room 36 which had a beautiful view of the beach from every window and from the bed. The room was clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable, not hard nor too soft. Though we could have used more vanity space in the bathroom the large shower, no tub, made up for it. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare a meal, there was even an oven. This room also had its own little patio area with table and chairs. Management was friendly and the grounds are well kept. Great restaurants are within walking distance. Note that the beach is wider here than south of the pier which made it feel a lot less crowded.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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12 Buckout road west harrison new york
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

we stayed at the white caps before wilmer ,Kay Lanni advised us about Souters, and my wife and myself are ver glad she did recommend it to us.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Southern Seas Resort and Hotel

Address: 4520 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#9 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#10 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Southern Seas Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Souters Hotel On The Ocean
Southern Seas Resort And Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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