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“Memorable!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Seas Courtyard
Certificate of Excellence
Albuquerque
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Memorable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

My family has lived in the area for 56 years. We arrange local getaways here! The owners are cheerful and helpful. The decor is abundantly beautiful: in fact, I'm sending them a couple of ceramic ristras just to say thank you and complement what they've done over the years (and are still doing). The town is quiet and near restaurants and grocery stores. You could live here!

Room Tip: Bring your own coffee and other foods to stock the fridge. All appliances are provided. All rooms...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DoninNMAlbuquerque
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  • Rooms
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Los Angeles
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104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

The inn is beautiful, wonderfully maintained. The room was obviously decorated by someone with an artistic eye. It was great to have a fully equipped kitchenette. The bed was comfortable. The owner was very nice - and when we were delayed in arriving, we found the room ready for us with a welcome note attached to the door of the office.

If we are lucky enough to be in this area again, we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DWolf1
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Loved this place. Very cute and charming. Full kitchen. Super nice owners. Across the street from the beach. Would love to stay here for months. Very well managed. Highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jennysw53
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houston, tx
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Spent 7 nights adoring this place! Many times places are rated well and/or look good on the Internet, but don't QUITE live up to expectations. Not so in this case. This wonderful small property is exceedingly well-decorated, maintained and managed and is a great value to boot. I could have comfortably lived there for a whole month (or more!)
If you are expecting a San Miguel ambience, you won' t be disappointed....it's actually much better because you have the Atlantic Ocean across the street!
I plan to return to enjoy the laid- back wonderful ambience of Blue Seas. ;-))

Room Tip: Top floor has an ocean breeze and view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MacKenzie-MacIntosh
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

After reading all of the reviews about this hotel and visiting their website, my stay at the Blue Seas Courtyard was exactly as expected. My guest and I stayed in room 11, which is an efficiency on the 2nd floor (Recommendation: 10, 11 and 12 have views of the ocean). I let her go into the room first and before I had a chance to even see the room I heard "Nice, Nice, NICE!!!". The owners have done a fantastic job of paying attention to all of the little details and everything was super clean. After putting our luggage down I sat down on the bed, and as I scanned the room I noticed nine decorative pots with flowers (mostly fake some real) scattered around, which created a nice homey feel. Even though there is a road between the hotel and the beach, it's more-or-less a side road with very little traffic. The beach is just a short walk away, and at the end of the street is a nice breakfast joint and several other restaurants; the Publix is only a mile or so North. The beach is clean and not very crowed, and walking around the area felt extremely safe. We didn't actually go in the pool, but it looked crystal clear and well maintained. Recommendation: Don't miss the cute little swing chair next to room #1 - this is a nice relaxing way to end the day by the pool. Along with the seating area around the pool, each room has a private sitting area just outside the room. In one of the reviews someone mentioned that the air conditioning didn't work well because of where it's positioned in the kitchen. Non-sense. It only took about 15 minutes to cool down the room, and it actually got so cold so quickly that we had to readjust the setting. It worked great.

We were so pleased with our relaxing time at Blue Seas that my guest and I considered extending our trip a few more days. We will definitely be going back someday. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Rooms 10, 11 and 12 have ocean views. I don't believe the rooms on the bottom floor can see the...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank crabsandbeer
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Reading your review actually brough tears to my eyes! After a full and tiring day of cleaning rooms on a Sunday, I sat down to my computer and read all the wonderful things you loved about our little hacienda. It reaffirmed that the 40 years of love and devotion we have put into the Blue Seas Courtyard really matters! THANK YOU!!!
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Chicago
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have been traveling to Fort Lauderdale for many, many years. What a surprise
when we found this beautiful ocean oasis by the sea. It is a charming, impeccably
clean smalll hotel on El Mar across from the ocean. The owners and staff
take great pride in making sure your stay is relaxing and wonderful. The location
is perfectly located to the beach, shopping and dining. Don't miss staying the
The Blue Seas Courtyard.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank oceanlov1-12
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Concord, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

After carefully researching all the motels, hotels, inns and B&Bs in LBTS I decided on staying at Blue Seas Courtyard......and it did not disappoint! In fact while I was visiting the area, I checked out other properties, out of curiosity, all along El Mar Drive, with my Chamber of Commerce booklet in hand. Blue Seas Courtyard was head and shoulders over the dozens and dozens of other establishments. As a frequent traveler to Mexico, I can say with confidence, Blue Seas was vintage Mexico. The rooms were huge, immaculate and decorated with warm yellows and oranges so representative of Mexico. The decorative furnishings, bedding, hand paintings, Mexican tile floor were so well coordinated. All rooms had a fully equipped kitchen, separate from the sleeping area. The bathroom was very spacious with full tub and shower. It was impeccably clean. The outside area was really well planned. There were several private areas defined by seating as well as lots of seating around the pool.
Blue Seas Courtyard is a priceless gem. Cristie and Marc have made this hacienda a labor of love and it shines through and through.

Room Tip: I stayed in Rm # 7 and it was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gr3atB1gWorld
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Additional Information about Blue Seas Courtyard

Property: Blue Seas Courtyard
Address: 4525 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3607
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#3 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Seas Courtyard 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Seas Courtyards is a charming boutique hotel that offers the unique feel of Old World Mexico in a beachside setting. Inside and out the Blue Seas Courtyard is an artist's paradise offering delightfully decorated accommodations and lush, tropical grounds. We are excellently located just one block from the village square day and night amenities and 50 feet from the beach. ... more   less 
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Blue Seas Courtyard Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Courtyard Blue Seas
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Lauderdale By The Sea Courtyard
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