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“Very Enjoyable”
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Wright by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I spent 2 nights here following a week cruise out of Fort Lauderdale (about a 30-40 min drive). We enjoyed it tremendously. Yes it is a "throw back" to another era in hospitality....the 50's or 60's perhaps. The owners clearly take great pride in their property. The rooms are not Marriott "slick" (others might say a bit dated), but they are very comfortable and clean and the location directly on the ocean cannot be beat, on a quieter stretch of Delray Beach. We took advantage of the kitchenette in our studio accommodation, went to nearby Public's and picked up some pre-made shishkabobs and grilled them on the common area gas grill...very relaxing and "old school".

We would definitely return again....hopefully next time for a longer visit! If you want a modern chain experience with all the bells and whistles perhaps this will not be your cup of tea. If looking for a relaxing change of pace with a comfortable family feeling this could be for you!

Room Tip: We were on a ground floor studio away from the beach (#118). While not a direct view of the ocean w...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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wells maine
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Unfortunately, we do not agree with most of the reviews. I will say the location and grounds are spectacular. Not the same for our room. We had a studio which was overloaded with dated furniture. Could hardly move around the bed without moving furniture out of the way. No need for a club chair as who would stay in the room to watch TV and sit in that chair...just not necessary. We found cockroaches in the kitchen drawers and told the front desk and received just a reply that they sprayed and that is what we have here in Florida. The ceiling tiles in the area outside the bathroom were stained and not hung up in the slots. Just old and not up to the status of #1. Maybe other rooms are not as bad but we will not be returning.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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nyc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just returned home from our first stay,at this hotel from the past.We spent 10 days at this little gem of a hotel/apartment enclave and were so enamored by the place we booked the same 10 days for next year.Not the fanciest of places,but who cares.The room was charming,clean,quiet and a stone's throw from a beautiful quiet beach.Our room came with a fully equipped kitchen,full size fridge,microwave which allowed us to eat in breakfasts,some lunches and even bring in prepared foods and leftovers for dinners.There is a Publix supermarket just over the inter coastal,as well as an excellent chinese takeout Hunan Wok,which even delivers.The staff was extremely friendly as were the guests,most of whom appeared to be repeaters.There is also a free washer/dryer on the premises which came in handy.The pool was spotless as was the entire resort,and the pool heated to 88 degrees.I now know why The TA reviewers love this place

Room Tip: If you want a studio,only 5 to be had ask for room #132, an end room with 3 exposures.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Wright's is a rare find, indeed! We've been enjoying our stays here for a good
many years, and it's always the same...pristine, comfortable, quiet, reliable, attractive
and good value. Not many apartment-type hotels are located literally 'on the beach',
between the coastal road and the ocean...Wright's is an exception. Walk out of your
apartment (on 2-stories only), across the immaculate lawns, past the heated swimming
pool, and you're on the huge sandy beach which seems to go on forever. And a real
bonus, car parking is on-site and free!

Room Tip: Ask for ground floor if you wish to avoid the outside steps up to the second level.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Lynbrook, New York
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed for five nights on this wonderful property. The grounds and rooms are immaculate, the pool is heated with more than enough lounges and umbrellas, and it is truly right by the sea. There are cabanas on the sand, and the beach is uncrowded. The staff is so accommodating and friendly.
We booked the studio, which in reality was a 300 square inch large room, with a king bed, a table with chairs, a club chair, and a complete fully stocked kitchen including a full sized refrigerator. There is a small table and two chairs outside on the balcony, which is where we ate our breakfast while gazing at the trees, pool, and ocean. Can't think of anything Wright by the Sea could do better.

Room Tip: We stayed in 131 on the second floor which has better views than the first.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have made several trips to Delray. We have stayed at the Marriott. I would choose to stay at Wright by the Sea. Although it is about 1.5 miles from downtown, the oceanfront is awesome. I enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle. We rented the two bedroom suite on the second floor. The furniture is dated, but the hotel makes up for it in CLEANLINESS. The sheets and towels were soft and nice. THe pool was warm and clean. I felt comfortable and at home here. My husband and I will try to rent the oceanfront luxury suite when we come back for a long weekend again. the room looked exceptional and was WRight on the Beach

Room Tip: All are good. I liked the second floor
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Texas City, Texas
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went here with my family and it was a great place to stay! They have a heated swimming pool, a basketball court, a shuffleboard court, and croquet. We had a lot of fun! Wonderful view of the ocean!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#1 On the Beach 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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