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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colony Hotel and Cabana Club

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Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Delray Beach
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New Jersey
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I have to admit that my first impression was not great but after a few hours it grew on me. The location is perfect because you are in town with all the great restaurants and shopping but also close enough to walk to the ocean. The front porch was my favorite spot. We sat out there with a cocktail before dinner people watching and also enjoyed our breakfast out there. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent rating is because it was very noisy at night. Being that it is such an old building with wood floors you could hear every time someone walked down the hallway and as luck would have it we had very loud drunk teenagers that woke us up several times between 3 am and 5:30 am. The day we checked out we took advantage of spending the day at the Pool and Cabana club which was excellent. We had an amazing lunch and spent the whole day by the pool. It was great because we could shower and change before heading out. I last time we were in Delray we stayed at the Marriott and I would have to say I would definitely stay at the Colony Hotel when we return because of the location and the Cabana Club.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at the Colony. It is a historic hotel in the Florida boom time tradition with its large front porch, bar right off the porch, high ceilings in the rooms and lobby and everywhere. Very well decorated as you can see in the pictures, and it also has a private beach and club on the ocean. You can walk to fun places to eat and listen to music. If you don’t have fun and enjoy yourself, its your fault. There is a modern Marriot Hotel just two blocks east if modern hotel is what you want, but the Colony is a step into the past, with flapper fun, but sophisticated feel. We are not unsophisticated travelers. We have stayed in London, Paris, Rome, Oslo, New York, and if you are going to Delray, I think this would be a blast from the past. You can always stay at a Marriot.

Room Tip: It does have a large parking lot in the back, and that view is quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in early March We reserved one of the large deluxe rooms and though we had a flexible reservation as soon as we reserved the room they charged one night to our credit card. when we checked in they charged the remaining to our card,sure does not make you feel that they trust you.
I asked if there was any complimentary coffee available and I got alook like I had just arrived from Mars.The elevator was one you could not operate yourself,a staff member had to take you up and down.The room was less than basic with slat windows that let the sound of every motorcycle from Atlantic ave into the room as well as the noise of the trains that blew through even in the middle of the night The bathroom had no vanities and a small old showerhead fixed to the wall
The breakfast was very basic and on two of the four days the scrambled eggs were cold and solidifying.I tried to speak to the lady in attendance but she did not understand English
The hotel allows yoga classes to be held in one of the rooms with upto 40 people attending,of course this made it difficult for guests to park in the lot when these classes were on
Security was not good as the door to the parking lot was open all day
Dont expect a view, our room looked at other guests rooms in an adjacent wing about 40 feet away which meant you had to have the blinds drawn.
THis has got to be one of our worst Hotel experiences ever
Bob Joakim

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I had to attend a wedding in Palm Beach, but the family lived in Delray Beach so wanted the guests to stay in Delray Beach. I opted for this hotel opposed to the (MUCH more expensive) Seagate Hotel and Spa. The rooms were small and tidy. The room had a small desk/chair as well as another sitting chair. (Of note, the closet was huge!) The bathroom was big, with a nice size soaking tub. Plenty of space for 2 people, who were not going to be staying in the room very much.

The breakfast (included in the cost) was plentiful and very fresh. You could sit inside or outside. They offered free wi-fi. They also proved transportation to a private beach and pool, which were both wonderful. The hotel is on the main "strip", so you don't need a car. I got there early, and my room wasn't ready, but I had just had eye surgery, and really needed to rest my eyes. They told me they would try to get a room ready for me, and they called me within 45 minutes to say I had a room. (They also gave great suggestions for a pedicure and food options that were close by.) If you are there on a weekend, there is a great farmer's market at the Church just a couple of blocks away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Franklin Lakes,NJ
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a gem! We stayed at The Colony while visiting family nearby. The location was wonderful. Just a few steps to many restaurants,shops, and walking distance to the intracoastal. They have a private pool and beach club about 2 miles away and provide fee shuttle. There is even a restaurant at the club. Very relaxing with a Caribbean feel. The pool does need some updating however.
The hotel has a fabulous lobby and porch with wicker furniture. This is where a complementary breakfast is served. It includes hot oatmeal, fruit, muffins, eggs and bacon. Very convenient and great people watching on the porch. They even have live music on weekends on the porch.

The staff is extremely efficient and friendly. And the property is very dog friendly. We had "Henry", our shorkie, with us and he was even welcomed at the beach club. Many local restaurants allow dogs to dine outside.
We had a 2 room accommodation with an adjoining bathroom. Very clean , with large flat screen TVs and AC.
I would highly recommend the Colony Hotel while visiting Delray. It's not your typical cookie cutter chain hotel. Thankfully.

Room Tip: 2 small bedrooms with adjoining bathroom good for families.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Quebec
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

If historic, sunny, slightly bohemian is your thing - the Colony Hotel and Cabana Club is the perfect spot for you. Centrally located in Delray Beach, the beautiful hotel with filled with fiesta color, wood floors and ambiance galore is surrounded by top notch restaurants and shopping with movie theaters, more shopping a short drive away. The private beach front, a short drive away, is magnificent. Sit under umbrellas on the beautiful white sandy beach, listen to the waves or for the brave - jump on into the ocean. Or swim in the lovely salt water pool and have lunch on the terrace overlooking the ocean. The breakfast at the Hotel is delicious and sip a drink on the front porch in the late afternoon. We love this hotel and will be back!

Room Tip: The corner queen is large and lovely but during the day there is a lot of traffic - nothing a set of...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Natick, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We felt like we were stepping back in time. The location is great - step out the door to many fine shops and restaurants. The weekend night life is great. We enjoyed getting drinks at the bar and taking them out onto the porch. The lobby is awesome and they have yoga classes on weekends. Would stay again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
Address: 525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Delray Beach
#2 Green Hotel in Delray Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colony Hotel and Cabana Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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