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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean rooms and grounds. And directly on the beach, in a quiet neiborhood and walking distance from the nearby restaurants. Can't ask for more, really. Would definately return. Stayed in room 36 which has a fantastic beach view!

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location. Small pool, with poor water quality. Rooms ac work Ok but this wall units don't cool as expected specially in summer.This is our second visit and kind of disssapointed on this one. Some people act like the own the place, checking everything all around.Probably they think your an alien.Anyway who cares. I guessed they are just customers like... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole family stayed in the "Penthouse" and there was ample room. One bedroom was not closed off at the top which meant we had to be quiet in the kitchen if the kids were sleeping but it worked out. Huge deck where we could have staged a sizable party. Bar just inside door. We like the quiet life, though,... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Southern Seas is right on the beach within walking distance (about 3 blocks) to the main area with restaurants, shops, etc. Far enough away that we could here the music from the beach bar at night but it wasn't loud enough to be bothersome. We stayed in the main building around the pool (Southern Seas). We had the only room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stayed for the first time and felt comfortable, a mixture of families and couples. Walkable to shops and restaurants if you choose but most of the units have kitchens plus there is gas grills. It has a small pool overlooking the ocean, the beach was very clean and beautiful. Our unit was dated but clean, there are others that... More 

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antioch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Being the procrasternaters that we are... We waited a little to long to find a place to stay on our vacation,that being said... My husband started making calls a couple of weeks before we where to arrive,and after many calls and hours of searching,he found this little gem called Southern Seas! The staff could not have been nicer! After trying... More 

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Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Yea - so glad you enjoyed your stay at our "little gem". We loved having you stay with us and hope you come back soon! More 

Newburgh, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Our room was lovely and clean but a bit dated...but for the location and price for the holidays we couldn't have been happier. If you want to be right on the beach it's a great place to choose and we would definitely go back.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Lauderdale by the Sea is a very small town surrounded by Fort Lauderdale. To date, it has done a pretty good job of resisting big money, tall buildings. Southern Seas is three small two story buildings of ten or so units each. The property is well maintained. Everything is "old Florida". The property is right on the beach, which is... More 

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Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Southern Seas on the Ocean and for the kind words! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is right on the beach, that's why I picked it. We stayed in room #19 (beachfront/beach view) and we really loved the view and how large the room is. The staff is super friendly, the room was clean. The provide beach chairs and beach towels (though they are old and thin). They supposedly provide beach umbrellas, also. But... More 

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Fall River, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Third or fourth stay. Right on the beach one bedroom suite. All new windows, it was a constant 25 mph wind and didn't hear a thing. Theresa and Yolanda were fantastic. Didn't rent a car most places walking distance or we Ubered.. Can't wait to stay again.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern seas is located directly on the ocean with one of the largest beach frontages in broward county, including over 150 ft of private beach overlooking the atlantic ocean. Close to fun & yet far away from the crowds. Start the day relaxing by the ocean under our palm trees. Enjoy a nice swim in our heated swimming pool, or walk our expansive beach. We can assist you with connecting with many of the activities in the area, like snorkeling, diving, exploring our revered treasure, the three natural living coral reefs, just 100 yards off-shore. We offer free parking, beach chairs, wi-fi. Many have made their stay a tradition. Join us at this beautiful piece of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Seas

Address: 4520 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3608
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: $115 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Southern Seas 2*
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 Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
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