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Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2007

What started out as a surprise anniversary getaway soon turned into a tropical delight from the moment we walked through the pretty gate and under the "No Worries" sign. Our only worries while we were there were "Where to eat?" (Not that we had few choices...we couldn't decide which one out of the many on the lovely Atlantic Avenue) or "Should I walk a block to the beach or stay by the pool?"

We honestly came to Crane's to visit a dear friend but just fell in love with the hotel. If you are into the big chains with 24 hour service and the same decor you could get at any hotel, go elsewhere. But if you want an escape from that with guaranteed tropical views, and the peaceful sounds of the pool's waterfall or breezes through the fabulous palms and flowers the second you walk out of your room, this is your place.

Our suite was spotlessly clean with the most comfortable beds and pillows and decorated like the tropics with the lovely local artwork on the walls and transposed on the pillows and throw. The extra touches were homey and personal (great desserts in the freezer for a nominal charge) and while we knew there was staff there, they kept to themselves with polite "hello's' leaving you feeling like you had a private paradise. After nice dinners out, we enjoyed peaceful evenings siiting by the pool and waterfall treating our selves to a frozen treat mentioned above.

We did not need a car as we enjoyed our walks to the beach, shops and restaurants and felt so safe. My husband is a police officer who is always on edge but it was nice to see him so relaxed. Stop at Nonni's for a homemade gelati after the beach and be sure to grab a great slice of pizza at Pizza Rustica. For dinner, we enjoyed ourselves at Cafe Luna Rosa with the great ocean breeze across the street, entertainment (a piano man with treats of the maitre d' singing) and fabulous gnocchis.

Thank you to Cathy and her staff for making us seem like we were the only ones there and making sure we truly had no worries.

Bob and Dene
Mays Landing, NJ

  • Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed May 11, 2007

We were part of a 70th birthday party which had been booked for several months and we were quite worried when we read some previous reviews. Did these people stay in the same place as us? We had a superb time. Staff extremely helpful especially Jessie and her staff. The rooms spacious and spotlessly clean and the kitchen units very well equipped. The gardens are lovely and a nice touch is the naming of the plants. Everyone in the party - all 21 of us loved the place and for us Cranes was the jewel in our Florida stay. Cranes is a peaceful oasis a block from the beach. If you go, try Ciao's for breakfast. (a right on Atlantic and tucked in a little courtyard half a block down)

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Crane's with our bichon frisee at the end of last October. It was a wonderful experience that really helped me, as I had a car accident that day, and was very distraught. We live in Lake Worth, and had been given this as a gift, and it could not have occurred at a better time. The room was very beachy and comfortable, and our dog who is somewhat neurotic responded favorably to the environment. We took her everywhere we went, and the front desk told us where to go to eat, which was very helpful. I adored the Key West feeling of the hotel and the convenience to everywhere and everything in Delray. The manager Lori was very attentive even though the hotel was busy. The staff also had a way of being unobtrusive, which was also refreshing. The room was clean, with nice little touches, and it was very relaxing to sit by the pool and even outside our room. I would definitely recommend Crane's as a low-key, relaxing hotel with lovely amenities, and a very welcoming staff.

Stayed: October 2006
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Reviewed April 13, 2007

We had to vacate our home for a couple days and chose Cranes for the location and dog availability. Steps to the beach and trendy shops of our favorite town. We never could have imagined what a wonderful stay it would be. The tropical setting was quiet comfortably relaxing. The staff was beyond gracious offering assistance at every turn. People and dog cookies were available to the two and four legged guests. This enclave in the heart of the action was about as perfect a get away as one could want.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2007

I live in Hallandale Beach, Florida about 30 miles from Crane's, but when I tell you this property takes you away from the everyday rush, you feel like you are so far away from home without having to travel at all. The staff is always there to help with any details, and the rooms are better than home. The pools are so relaxing, I enjoyed our visit so much and have booked two times since and the experience is always the best, the service, the property even after the hurricanes are so pretty, like your private oasis, every time I have booked it has been with the same person, Lori, it is nice to see that the property keeps their staff for so long and they remain a pleasure to do business with.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed April 6, 2007

We stayed at the property in February. We found it to be a wonderful place! Having read some recent reviews about the management, we expected the worst. All I can say is that we were greeted warmly, given some cookies and a tour of the property by the muralist, who then took us to the room. The staff offered suggestions for restaurants and shared a web site for tracking flights. Whenever I went to the office, I was treated very well. Our room was probably the smallest one there, but kept clean by one of the nicest staff I've met. We had a nice kitchenette in the room as well. Yes, we had the sheets that tended to ride off the corner, but, from what I've read, they have rectified the situation. We enjoyed the pools as well. One feature I really liked was that it was quiet and seemed like an "out of the way" place and yet it was only footsteps to Atlantic Ave and the beach.
We're glad we stayed there! If you want to stay in a large, inpersonal place, stay at one of the big hotels. If you want to be in a great location and enjoy an island feel, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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islandgirl33, General Manager at Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2007

Bravo to our staff for doing such a Great Job! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree with you about staying at a large hotel vs a small intimate private beach property with only 27 luxury suites! Please feel free to say Hello the next time you are staying with us. I welcome you back and would like no more than to personally thank you for sharing your positive thoughts about our hotel and staff. Warmest Regards, Cathy Balestriere

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Reviewed March 26, 2007

Crane's, Thank you so much for the best vacation ever! The two pools and beautiful gardens were such a relaxing slice of paradise. We loved our suite, lovely murals painted on the walls, nice and clean and the staff was great. We discovered some great restaurants just down Atlantic Avenue and the beach is just a block away, so close! We will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas

Address: 82 Gleason St, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6971 (Formerly Crane's BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar)
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Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range: $156 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering an incredible Key West-like experience just one block away from the Atlantic Ocean, Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas is a fun and festive hotel with 28 distinctive and luxurious guest suites all nestled within a lush tropical setting. This creates a tranquil environment even though the hotel is just steps away from the shops and restaurants along Delray Beach's hot and happening Atlantic Avenue. The poolside Tiki Bar is stocked with an array of tropical drinks, signature sangria, wines, and both domestic and imported beer, from 5 - 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Crane's Beach House Hotel is please to provide it's guests with a smoke-free environment. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crane`s Beachhouse Hotel And Tiki Bar
Cranes Beach Hotel
Cranes Beach Delray

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