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Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Delray Beach
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Northern Virginia
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2 reviews
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“My favorite place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2009

I have stayed at the Colony twice this year. I went with my Mom in February and loved it so much I went back with my husband about six weeks later.

Delray is just a great town...lots of great restaurants, cute boutiques, beautiful beach. On my first trip we rented a car which we didn't even use the first four days we were there because everything's within walking distance. The beach club is a short walk from the hotel. I heard some lazier guests complaining about the distance and whining about when the van would pick them up to ride there, but I can't think of many things better than strolling up Ocean Blvd (A1A).

The hotel is like staying in a Tommy Bahama store...very colorful, very old Florida. Nice rooms, charming common areas, very clean, great staff. Loved sitting on the patio after dinner with a cookie from the health food store up the street or with a glass of wine. The breakfast had some really nice choices and the 2 gallon glass jars of fresh pineapple just made me happy.

Can't wait to go back next spring!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2009

This place is fantastic. Free parking, hot breakfast and free wi fi. This is a beautifully restored historic hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff are friendly. If you get a deal on rates, then book it. You won't regret it.

Only downside is there is no air conditioning in the lobby. So, it's a bit hot when you have breakfast, but not if you take your plate outside where it's very pleasant anyhow. It's air conditioned everywhere else. Don't worry.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

Stayed at the Colony June 6-8 with my mother and sister. We had a beautiful two bedroom suite. My sister and I grew up in Delray, and took my mom on a surprise weekend to see how the town had changed in 25 years. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Even walking through the ballroom was an experience, as well as eating the free breakfast on the outdoor patio each morning. The staff was so friendly and down to earth, the entire place was so clean. We used the beach club for two days - the lunches there were superb. This historic hotel is definitely not past its prime. It is classic and classy. You can just feel the pride the owners have in it.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Winter Garden
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2009

We were absolutely enthralled with our stay at the Colony Hotel. We got an amazing room rate of $99/night and were upgraded to a king bed when we arrived. The rooms were very nice sized and the bathrooms were spotless. The location is ideal for a weekend getaway...we actually went during Memorial Day week and there were very few people around which was nice. You are close to the restaurants and shops, but also just a minute or two to drive to the Cabana Club which was even better than the hotel. A pristine, almost private pool, free towels/umbrellas/beach shells, a outstanding lunch selection being served from 12noon-2pm...really there was nothing to complain about at all. Breakfast was complimentary each morning and included hot items such as eggs, bacon, etc. What an amazing deal!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Josie332
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2009

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. We loved everything about our stay from beginning to end. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Our room was clean and spacious, with a huge closet and flat screen television. Breakfast at the hotel is complimentary and they offer a wide selection; eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast and muffins. And the bar/porch in the front of the hotel is the perfect place to have a glass of wine and people watch!

The location is ideal because you are within walking distance of all of the best shops and restaurants, but you are still close to the beach. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel and also at the beach club. The beach club was the best part…it is fabulous and the pictures on the website do not do it justice. The grounds are beautiful and kept so clean. It was never too crowded and there were always plenty of chairs, towels and umbrellas at the pool and at the beach. The lunch at the club was delicious and the prices were reasonable. There is a nice, clean area with bathrooms, showers and changing rooms…which was a big plus especially since we were going directly from the beach to the airport on our last day. We also really appreciated how they are more than happy to let you use the club on your first day before you check in and on your last day after you check out. The only warning I will give is that the hotel offers free wireless internet, but the service is spotty in some of the guest rooms. You can, however, always get the signal in the lobby.

Overall, Delray Beach was the perfect place to go for a relaxing vacation and The Colony Hotel was the perfect place to stay. We had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2009

I love old, historic hotels and this fit the bill. The location was perfect to walk to shops/restaurants and beach. With the exception of the KIng bedroom the rooms are on the small side (we had 3), but comfortable. We have 4 kids under 12 and they enjoyed helping work the original hand elevator. The breakfast is very tasty. The beach is close enough, but the van needs to run more frequently. For example, the Boca Raton resort has the same sort of set up, but the van goes as soon as people get on it. The beach club was very nice - not crowded. The pool needs some TLC,(broken tiles) but there were plenty of towels, chairs etc. It's nice that the beach cabanas don't cost more - some places really nickel and dime you to death. The food at the beach club was tasty, but a bit expensive (no surprise). Even though some people are local members, the service seemed friendly for the hotel guests too. The shower/changing room was very nice, although I saw some areas, such as lighting, that were falling down and needed some attention. The elevator operators, maids, bar tender were all friendly. The front desk varied from very helpful and friendly (telling me the entire history of the hotel) to cold. The washers and dryers were a nice convenience. The free self-parking was a godsend.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

This is a magnificent hotel. Went there on vacation and would go back in a hot second. The hotel staff is courteous, helpful and friendly. The hotel itself is five star in my book. Clean, spacious, excellent beds, first class service. The hotel is right in the center of Delray Beach, very close to all the better restaurants in the area so you won't have to park. Parking in town is mostly valet but by staying here you just leave your car in the lot and walk to all the best dining establishments. The buffet breakfasts are included and include a wide selection of hot and cold items including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, fresh fruits, fresh coffee, fruit juices, well cooked oatmeal, etc...

The cabana club is the icing on the cake. It is located about a mile and a half from the hotel. If you cannot drive there they offer a shuttle back and forth. There's a rather large heated, salt water pool with plenty of lounges including shaded areas for those who don't want too much sun. This area also includes spacious immaculate facilities including bathrooms and showers as well as an on-site restaurant for lunch. And the lunches are wonderful. The private beach itself is gorgeous with cabanas and lounges. They provide you with beach towels.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colony Hotel and Cabana Club

Property: Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
Address: 525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483-5323
Region: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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):
historic Florida charm in a select service downtown hotel with a private oceanfront beach club ... more   less 
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