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Tropic Seas Resort

4616 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308-3618
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#3 of 6 motels in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
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)
Pool
Beach
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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edward o wrote a review Jan 2024
Boca Raton, Florida1 contribution
I love olde Florida type places and from the outside, Tropic Seas is perfect -- well kept landscaping, right on the beach, nice pool and plenty of comfortable places to sit and beach chairs are available. In contrast, the inside of the unit was well beyond dated!! The mattresses were old and non supportive. So much so that my wife and I ended up in the middle of the mattress with the sides coming up around us -- like being in a hot dog roll. Both beds were horrendous. The unit was run down (although new furniture in the living room. Dust and dirt all along the beds, food stains on the walls, lots of chipped paint, really old aluminum window frames with sheet metal screws holding them together. Lastly, we came back to the unit around lunch time and there was a 2-3 foot Iguana in the kitchen. I tried to chase it out the door, but he/she had another idea and ran in a panic to an area between the kick board under the sink and the electric stove and disappeared!!! Obviously, the Iguana travels between units via the pipes as he never re-appeared! I actually put some empty soda cans in the area where he disappeared and they never moved for the rest of our stay which was comforting since I slept on the couch 1/2 of the night! It is no wonder why this place hasn't won any awards in 6-7 years......sad....overpriced!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hollyh486 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois8 contributions9 helpful votes
Amazing beachside gem! Perfect for families. We love our stay every year! Very clean, great staff. Short walk to restaurants and shops. Loved the Christmas lights! Nice touch for the holidays. Really enjoy the complimentary coffee in the morning!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gabrielle C wrote a review Jan 2024
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My recent stay at Tropic Seas Beach Front Resort was nothing short of exceptional. From the stunning beachfront setting to the spacious rooms and attentive staff, every aspect surpassed expectations. It's an easy decision to come back year after year. The beach front location is perfect with its proximity to stores and restaurants. The kitchens have everything you need for meals in as well. They have a Keurig that allows me to enjoy my morning coffee in the chairs outside my room. The resort is very well-maintained and rooms are thoroughly cleaned. It's always a pleasant stay at Tropic Seas and I look forward to my next stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Easy walk to stores, restaurants, and the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea strip Friendly staff will make...
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Kaela wrote a review Jan 2024
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Tropic seas is now my “happy place”. Incredibly kind and helpful staff, clean and tidy rooms, and a view of the gorgeous beach from every angle. Its proximity to the town is perfect (a quick 5 minute walk, but far enough that the beach is private!) Tropic seas is heaven on earth and will be my go to from now on when deciding where to stay in LBTS! You won’t find better.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Caroline H wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing and prompt customer service, beautiful views, astounding location. The workers here are beyond wonderful! I feel like most places you go now are not able to clean your room every day, but the awesome workers here do. They are so kind and helpful. The pool is also clean and also heated in the Winter for the days in FL that aren’t so hot. Each room comes with a beach bag and towels and there’s a coffee maker with some snacks on the first floor. I have come here for a few years and have never had a bad experience at this quaint little beach resort. Walking distance from several stores and restaurants! I give an honest and excellent 5/5 star review!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Caroline G wrote a review Jan 2024
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A must stay for anyone looking for helpful and kind staff, clean and spacious rooms, and beautiful beachfront views! The suites are complete with a kitchenette and breakfast nook, and has everything you could need while on vacation. I will most definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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ggg wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Not a resort, just a beachfront motel. Absentee owners let a maid do double duty as manager. The manager's adult son has a kid who is allowed to run screaming around the swimming pool. The adult son also invites large groups of friends to stay in this small space, while other guests are paying up to $300 per night. Shabby beach chairs and a dirty 2nd floor lounge area. The rooms themselves are generally clean. Small pool not cleaned very often. One day a worm was in the pool and stayed there even after we informed the handyman (the manager's husband). Being right on the ocean is a convenience but--and this applies to all the motels in the area--homeless people sleep overnight on the beach and dogs run free despite town signage that dogs aren't allowed. The local police don't seem to care.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Antsgirl85 wrote a review Jun 2023
Long Island, New York255 contributions61 helpful votes
LBTS is a mom and pop hotel community. We have visited 4 times, having stayed here the last 2 visits. This visit we booked efficiency apt with connecting hotel room. Shared balcony overlooks the pool and Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful palm trees on the grounds. It's dated.....as are the other 2 places we stayed at. A little TLC would make it even better. They have a coffee room on the first floor. Kurig coffee maker, creamers. Restocked each morning. Also some fresh fruit and individually wrapped Danish. Quick walk one way to Publix, liquor store, Starbucks. Walk south to restaurants, shops, live music. Best part....no car needed. Emie and Ronnie do a great job running the place.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Ellen P wrote a review Apr 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Reasonable price, always amazing service & location is amzing! The staff is very caring! Breakfast/coffee bar is a treat. Love the parking & walk out directly to the beach. Why Walk carts are great way to travel about & get to the water taxi stop!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: The place is a little dated but the tranquility of space/location more than makes up for it.
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Nancy F wrote a review Mar 2023
Fishers, Indiana2 contributions
I booked a week at the Tropic Seas for a quiet beach vacation. It was everything that I had hoped for: a top notch location, pleasant and clean accommodations, and a wonderful staff. It far exceeded my hopes! I cannot wait to return next year for a longer vacation! Thanks for a perfect vacation!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropic Seas Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tropic Seas Resort?
Nearby attractions include Coast Boutique (0.4 miles), Beach Pavilion (0.6 miles), and Anglin's 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.