We booked this hotel so we can see family in the area, and we wanted something Oceanfront for a good price. We spoke with Esteban who was incredibly friendly and helpful in getting us a room for 3 nites for a decent price. We opted for a 1-bedroom with double beds and an oceanview.
Parking: If you are driving a vehicle with top storage, there are only 5 possible stalls to use on the actual property, otherwise you are parking across the street. It's first-come-first-serve.
Property: I believe it's partial hotel, partial condo/apartments (people live there full-time). They use regular keys (which I do not like). The front desk is not available 24/7. The property is pet-friendly, which I didn't have a problem with. The pool was older but clean and refreshing, and there is an outside shower and bathrooms.
Unit 1: Was room 425. It was not up to my standards at all. It was dark, the bathroom was a little scary looking, the view was teeny. I went downstairs to let the front desk know and they happily let me see another unit.
Unit 2: Room 620. This room was much better.
Kitchenette: The kitchenette is VERY dated. The minifridge and microwave were the only 2 updated pieces. The counters, sink, stove, cabinets all really need to be changed out. Some of the pots had burnt "something" on the bottoms of them, I only found 2 pots to be usable.
Bathroom: Less scary than the last unit, but again very dated. There was some odd pipe hanging out of the roof of the shower, the head unit leaked water, and there weren't enough towels (but it was easy to get more).
Living room: The floors really need to be rinsed after they are cleaned. Our feet were sticky. My son wouldn't take off his flip-flops the entire time we were there. The couch was clean, the tables and chairs were fine. The TV is an older TV, and we only got about 10 channels.
The balcony: Was WONDERFUL, but if you are afraid of heights may not be a good fit. There's no roof above you, just the balcony which gave us a nice view of the beach and the sky above. I spent a good amount of time enjoying the salty air and breeze.
The bedroom: We had 2 queen beds, which worked out perfect for our family. They were clean, newer mattresses, and comfortable. Another small, old TV was in there. There was a good sized closet and a little table for our laptops.
The beach access: Made everything worth it! There was a day where there was quite a bit of seaweed and the water was a little choppy, but it's a beautiful, private beach. There are chairs to use. The sand there is HOT so be careful, also the sand is a bit rocky so little ones may need some water shoes (I cut my foot on a shell). The shells there are beautiful! If you have anyone visit you, it's $20 a DAY to get them a parking pass.
Overall: We did have a nice time at the beach. The location was wonderful and private, but the room was just ok for the price. There is great potential in this resort if they invested in some upgrades. We may consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape your cares and enjoy the South Florida lifestyle at Seabonay Beach Resort in Hillsboro Beach. Newly decorated we offer 77 condo style accommodations which include standard rooms, junior suites and one bedroom suites. Our suites are condo style with a full working kitchen, living room and a balcony. Tucked within an affluent area, Hillsboro Beach boasts easy access to Fort Launderdale and its suburbs, with Boca Raton three miles north and Deerfield Beach a mile west. Perched on the Atlantic Ocean waterfront, Seabonay Beach Resort will feel like your very own private island, your home away from home and the only place you will enjoy staying at in South Florida. For those looking to drop a line, the nearby Pier at Deerfield Beach offers an excellent fishing hole. During your stay with us you can relax by the heated outdoor swimming pool, enjoy the outdoor casual living room with a large screen television or go for a stroll on the private beach with some of the most breathtaking views in Florida. All guest rooms/suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, premium cotton linens, complimentary local calling with a direct dial phone, private bathroom with a shower-tub combination, complimentary toiletries, premium 24 TV channels, central air and heat, coin operated laundry room & laundry service, front desk safety deposit box, private parking, meeting room, daily housekeeping, friendly staff and complimentary continental breakfast for two per room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seabonay Beach Hotel Hillsboro Beach