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“One of Delray Best Kept Secrets..."Wright" on the Beach!”
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Wright by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Delray Beach
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New Jersey Shore
1 review
“One of Delray Best Kept Secrets..."Wright" on the Beach!”
Reviewed 19 August 2009

Wright By The Sea has everything a traveler could want. It is located right on the beach, not across from the beach so children don't have to cross a busy road should they forget something in the room. The pool was always crystal clear and there were dive toys available for the kids to play with.
We had the suite, which was awesome. We also had a one bedroom for one night and the rooms are spanking clean. Each room has a kitchen, complete with glasses and dishware and coffee for the morning. The beds had quality mattresses with crisp clean sheets. The staff was so amenable to every request. A great place to have an outstanding vacation. Grocery store is nearby as are restaurants and attractions. A gas grill is available for use at the property.
We would recommend this property to anyone, families with kids of all ages, seniors and couples. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

my husband and I recently stayed at the Wright by the Sea Hotel. We loved our stay. The people managing were terrific and friendly and helpful. The staff was just as friendly. The rooms were pleasantly clean and neat and I felt so comfortable. We especially liked sitting outside our rooms at the table and chairs provided visiting with neighbors and drinking wine. loved the location beautiful beach. I felt some at peace there. We will come back.

wendy and david from VA.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sun City Center
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Reviewed 17 June 2009

We just returned from a two-night stay at Wright by the Sea, having requested a handicap accessible apartment. Since it is rare to find accessible accommodations in the kind of facility we like (small, "old Florida"), it was nice to find an accessible apartment. It was great - nicely appointed, tile floors, uncluttered to allow for maneuverability, huge bath with tiled roll-in shower complete with handheld shower, bath chair, safety bars for the shower and the toilet, door levers rather than knobs - and the doorways were nice and wide. The resort even has a ramp that is available if you need it for getting into the apartment (there is a small step). Just down the street is a park with an accessible observation deck overlooking the ocean and there is a beach wheelchair available at another beach (didn't get to use it - ran out of time). Resort was very well-maintained, staff was friendly, apartment was clean and well-stocked. Wright by the Sea may be old Florida - charming from days gone by - but it is far from old in appearance. And if you are able to climb stairs, some of the upper apartments look like they have great beachfront views.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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tequesta, florida
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Reviewed 23 January 2009

This is one of the very few remaining "Old Florida" motels, located right on the beach. My family loves the place and we are always looking for an excuse to get away and return to Wright by the Sea.. It is an absolute treasure and will delight those travelers looking for a taste of yesteryear, with all the comforts of modern living. The property boasts plenty of palm trees,a lush green lawn and well maintained tropical vegetation. There is also a heated pool, a chickee hut with barbeque area, shuffleboard, ping pong and a croquet area. The units range from studios to two bedroom apartments. All are fully equipped with kitchens, internet access, large closets and comfortable bedding. Some even have an ocean view and most have an outside patio seating area. My family loves spending time at this low key, relaxing little gem. We hate to leave the property and normally eat most all of our meals right on sight. Saves lots of money by eating in,and is also extremely convenient! The beach cabanas are lovely and once again, very quiet. It is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, either for a couple of days or if you are lucky enough, a couple of weeks!
Tammy, one of the managers, is extremely helpful and always goes out of her way to make sure her guests are satisfied. She makes everyone feel right at home and always is cheerful and accomodating. I am sure that is why many of the guests return year after year.
Wright by the Sea is five stars all the way. Long live this hidden treasure!

  • Liked — spacious rooms, full kitchen , fabulous view of the ocean
  • Disliked — no complaints
  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Chattanooga, TN
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Reviewed 9 October 2008

My mom and I stayed at Wright By the Sea for 6 days. I found this family gem here on Trip Advisor. It was fantastic! Mom couldn't believe we were staying ON the beach. Every morning, we would get up early and stroll down the boardwalk to the beach. She took advantage of the convenient cabanas provided by WBTS. I spent most of my time between the beach and pool. The natural vegetation that separates the beach from the hotel was beautiful. We saw so many lizards and butterflies. The hotel has a nice Tiki Hut where large groups can grill out and enjoy the beach view. They also have bball goal, ping pong tables, etc. Mom and I didn't take advantage, though. When we weren't lounging by the water, we hit up some amazing attractions (ex. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Gardens, Loggerhead Marinelife Center). Wright By the Sea is just the perfect spot. You get the seclusion on the beach that allows you to relax and take it all in. But 2 minutes away, you can be in the heart of downtown Delray with trendy restaurants, cafes, and shops. Also, Publix, Target, and Movie Theater are right across the bridge. The staff was very friendly and helpful when we asked for suggestions or directions. Mom and I are already planning another trip for next year, but this time, we're going to bring more of the family!

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — No complaints
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Reviewed 20 September 2008

A truly terrific resort. We travel a great deal; love the tropics and prefer resorts where we can do our own cooking. If that's what you're looking for, you cannot do better than Wright by the Sea. There are not enough good things we can say about the place: from the friendly, helpful staff, to how well the property and the grounds are maintained, to the well equipped kitchen, to the numerous complimentary items (daily newspaper, WiFi, clothes washer/dryer and detergent, rafts and noodles at the pool) that you usually have to pay for or bring yourself.
This is not a luxury resort: there are no flat-screen TV's, minibars, or fluffy bathrobes. The rooms, though, are light, spacious, and nicely decorated. The word that comes to mind is solid - they just do everything with a generosity and graciousness that is increasingly rare.

  • Liked — Easy access to lovely beach.
  • Disliked — No night table/lamp on one side of the bed.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 19 August 2008

This is the second time in two months (July and Aug '08) that we stayed at Wright By The Sea. The first time was August '07. Just minutes from Miami Dade and Broward Counties; but the atmosphere and location of the property gives the feeling of being in another state.

They offer so much. The property is situated directly on the mostly private beach, cabanas are available at no charge; or you can choose to swim in the large, heated pool. There is a barbeque grill and a beautiful tiki hut. Atlantic Avenue is close by that offers great food and day or evening shopping. Don't forget to listen to some great live bands--blues, jazz, etc.

The rooms are nicely decorated, relaxing and extremely clean and well equipped. We had a one bedroom suite for each of our visits. The kitchens are fully stocked from silverware to microwaves, refrigerators, stove, etc.

Tammy in the front office is wonderful and friendly; as is the rest of the staff.

Thank you for a great get-a-way!!! We will be back.

  • Liked — Welcoming atmosphere and location.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled 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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Region: 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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