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4616 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308-3618
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 28 hotels in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Pamper yourself in an intimate ocean-front villa. Tropic Seas Resort offers brightly decorated efficiency and one-bedroom apartments, complete with kitchenettes with breath taking ocean views. All of our rooms feature 32" Flat Screen Televisions, Free WiFi and Free in Room Safes! Tropic Seas is situated directly on the beach in the charming seaside village of Lauderdale By The Sea where you can experience the delectable tastes of sidewalk cafes, groove into the evening's nightlife, shop at the various boutiques and souvenirs stores. Free WiFi available!!!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Brianna B wrote a review Feb 2021
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This was a perfect location! The service was amazing as well! From wonderful front desk mangers to very friendly housekeeping staff. This resort is within walking distance of different coffee shops, grocery stores, and many many beach side restaurants. The pool area is very well maintained and everyone that was here was very sociable. We loved having access to a gas grill! It made everything so much easier to cook dinner with. We were able to cook dinner right by the pool and then enjoy it on the pool deck. Everything was very Covid safe and constantly being cleaned! If you are looking for somewhere to stay, look no further! This was one amazing place for our vacation.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bob H wrote a review Mar 2020
76 contributions16 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We are back to Lauderdale by the Sea for our annual visit, which wouldn't be complete without staying at Tropic Seas Resort Motel on El Mar dr. What a beautiful oasis atmosphere overlooking the ocean. Most rooms are efficiencies which we love. Less time running around to restaurants and more time enjoying the outside. I highly recommend staying here. Emmy and her family take a lot of pride in ensuring your visit is wonderful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at Tropic Seas Resort
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Bob, I would like to take a moment to say thank you for choosing Tropic Seas Resort for your beachfront vacation!!! As a small business we appreciate our guests and especially appreciate it when our guests take the time to write a review on Trip Advisor, it is truly appreciated!!!! Thank you again for staying with us at Tropic Seas Resort, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!! Sincerely, John Secco
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connieramser wrote a review Feb 2021
Strongsville, Ohio11 contributions1 helpful vote
Tropic Seas is a rare find...a refreshing option to larger resorts, this boutique hotel offers intimate tranquility and the most beautiful view of the ocean, which is mere steps from any of their clean and comfortable suites. We had the best time imaginable at the Tropic Seas during our girls trip! The only thing more perfect than the accommodations was the gracious staff who went above and beyond to take care of their guests! We loved that we could easily walk to the grocery store, or to an abundant selection of restaurants, quaint shops or beach bars! Lauderdale by the Sea is a charming place! I can’t say enough about the Tropic Seas. Once you go once you will certainly want to return! We all booked our next trip before we left. If you leave without feeling relaxed and rejuvenated it’s your own fault!😉
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Caroline H wrote a review Jan 2021
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I visited for a week with family and friends and cannot say enough good things about this resort! The staff is so welcoming, friendly and approachable. It is very quiet and peaceful. All of the people there are so generous. It has great location and really pleasant and clean rooms. We so enjoyed our time at this charming and quaint resort. I will be returning and I already cannot wait to go back !!!:) HIGHLY recommend it !!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Madeleine wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
I was able to tag along on a friend’s vacation and had the time of my life at this quaint resort. It felt like we were the only ones there because of how quiet it was! Everything you could ask for was there, from easy beach access to a heated pool. We were only a walk away from the beach and spent our mornings sipping coffee on the balcony followed by our days on the beach. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind. We even got to see the resident iguana Carl! I would recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropic Seas Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tropic Seas Resort?
Nearby attractions include Beach Pavilion (0.6 miles), Coast Boutique (0.4 miles), and Anglins Fishing Pier (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropic Seas Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tropic Seas Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tropic Seas Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tropic Seas Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tropic Seas Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jan's Homemade Candies, Kilwin's, and El Mar Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tropic Seas Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Tropic Seas Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tropic Seas Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tropic Seas Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting History Fort Lauderdale (6.2 miles) and Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum (6.1 miles).
Does Tropic Seas Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.