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“Very chill, almost perfect...”
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Wright by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Philadlephia
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36 hotel reviews
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“Very chill, almost perfect...”
Reviewed April 24, 2011

WBTS is a beautiful hidden haven of quiet and peace in a perfect location very close to the Linton ave drawbridge on A1A. From the outside of the hotel, you can't appreciate the wonderful grounds and ambience inside. My kids had a great time playing basketball and swimming in the pool late at night. The service from everyone that worked there was impeccable. We can't wait to stay there again. Some minor quibbles: the wireless internet worked great but intermittently, there is no food available on site (but lots of options within several minutes ride or walk), and smoking is allowed on the adjoining balconies, which means that depending on who your neighbors are at the time you stay there, secondhand smoke is a distinct possibility. There's nothing that ruins a magnificent sunrise more than someone smoking nearby, and several times during our 5 day stay, we had to go back into the room.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

There was a roach in the bedroom and a bunch of dead ones in the light fixture above the shower. Can't they at least dispose of the dead ones in the light fixture?! Also, in the bathroom someone carved "H E L" !! What were they trying to say? HELP? HELL? Why hasn't management seen this and fixed the wall? Obviously they don't pay attention to detail......... The only good thing is the location. Right on the beach-- can't beat that!

  • Stayed October 2010
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paradisepatti, General Manager at Wright by the Sea, responded to this review, February 12, 2011
We are sorry for the inconvenience to our guests caused by what were palmetto bugs. The recent cold snap we had made them seek the warmer indoors. We do have regular pest control service and are sorry they were not noticed pryor to check in. It is our goal to maintain a clean, safe environment for all our guest.
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed December 24, 2010

Imagine being back in the 1950's but having today's amenities. This is a litle jewel of a beach motel. The rooms do remind you of the 1950's but are clean and well-equiped. Right on the beach is axactly where this is. The staff are freindly and helpful. The rooms are comfy. And just down the street is the beach end of Atlantic Ave. which has all the shopping and bistros anyone could want.
Great for families and mature couples (us) this Florida beach motel was absolutely delightful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

Don't think Wright by the Sea needs another positive review, but I can't resist because this place is so great. I have stayed here 4 times while visiting family in Florida. You feel like you are family when you stay here. I have stayed in a studio and one bedroom. All rooms have great views.

The pool and beach area are always clean and you can always get a chair. There are also towels available for guest use.

I will always stay here when visiting Delray Beach.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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paradisepatti, General Manager at Wright by the Sea, responded to this review, October 30, 2010
We are so glad you included your review. Each review has been very special to us. We hope everyone continues to have a special time at Wright by the Sea.
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Batavia, NY
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Adorable old Florida!! It was like walking back into the early 60's but clean and updated! If you're looking for a glitzy high rise, this ain't it! It's right on the ocean so you get a private beach and wonderful pool and beautiful grounds. Love the old architecture and the mid-century feel. Great little family place. We had our family from Florida visit at the motel and spent the day on the beach and cooked on the outdoor kitchen provided and ate in the tiki hut. There is croquet and basketball also. It's located very near the cute little Delray restaurant district and not in the crazy part of Florida (ie. Ft Lauderdale). We will definitely stay there the next time in Florida - early next spring!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We met our extended family for a reunion weekend. The location of this hotel is perfect. They provide umbrellas and cabanas at the beach. There was a big outdoor courtyard where we could all meet . One in our group had the deluxe beachside room which comes with a private patio. We recommend that for a big group. We could all enjoy the view of the ocean from the big table on the patio. Many of the rooms were dated in their decor. I wouldn't want to stay in the room for very long, but the location and outdoor areas were perfect.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Motel is right on the ocean and is one of those small quaint motels that cater to occupants. The rooms are small but all you need for a getaway and the price was right. The kitchens were perfect. I was with a group that had three rooms so cooking helped make the trip affordable. My favorite part was the grounds. I loved the outdoor chickee hut where we ate several of our meals. The pool was clean and well maintained. The office and cleaning help were so nice and eager to help in every way.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Wright by the Sea
Address: 1901 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6574
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Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Delray Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wright by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Ocean in Delray Beach, Wright By the Sea offers ocean view studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites. Challenge your kids to a game of shuffleboard, basketball, ping-pong, or croquet, or just relax on our private beach in a complementary cabana. Our Chickee Hut Pavilion with adjacent barbecue is available free of charge if you wish to entertain. Daily maid service (except Sunday), newspaper, heated pool, cable television, voice mail. ... more   less 
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