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Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Highland Beach
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“Lovely & relaxing paradise!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

If you wanna have a relaxing weekend getaway this is the place! The hotel is very nice, the rooms are very clean and comfortable! We got the ocean view room and was AMAZING! The beach area is very quiet and the stuff very friendly. We are gonna go back soon! ;)

Stayed June 2014
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Paula G,

Thank you for such a great review! It is wonderful to hear that you had an amazing experience at our resort. As you noted, and we also agree, you can’t beat the view from our newly renovated ocean front rooms.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Sincerely,

Stephanie L.
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Dublin, Ohio
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

after reading some of the other reviews I knew I had to post..
let me start by saying how picky I am! to the point of annoying most anyone who knows me.. and I could pick this hotel apart on tiny details but why? its not rated 5 stars and it is a former holiday inn that is in the process of being totally remodeled.. soooo that being said I thought this hotel was wonderful!
staff: from the housekeepers, front desk, pool attendants, waiters to bartender- AMAZING! very nice and friendly at all times. they treated you like you were at a 5 star resort.
room: we had a room on the 6th floor. very newly renovated. comfy king bed with great pillows. we had a pull out couch but never used it. the room was large with a nice balcony (2 chairs and a small table) over looking the ocean. great view!!
the walls may be a little thin- or we just had THE most annoyingly loud jersey couple beside us- use your best guess on that one..
bathroom: shower was extra large with a separate hand held sprayer and large shower head. very pretty tile work and plenty of counter space ( keep in mind there were only 2 adults staying in the room)
restaurant: we had amazing meals at each visit. we ate breakfast / lunch and dinner here - great service and delicious well prepared meals.
pool / beach: always were clean and busy enough but not crowded. plenty of chairs/ umbrellas. don't forget your towel card! they are very nice about it but it is a policy that you must abide by..
location: perfect for relaxing and just getting away... short 2 ish mile drive to delray where you can party it up or just have a nice evening walking around enjoying this lovely little town..

cons: and im being very picky!!
no shuttle service to delray or boca (this would be nice since the taxi service was kinda slow)
the permanent nightlight in the bathroom.. for those of us who love to sleep like a vampire this was kinda annoying.. I improvised and shoved some towels in front of it :)
resort fee- 25 / day and all the amenities it includes are still people who expect to be tipped.. but hey.. this seems to be the norm at most hotels ..
no wifi in the rooms.. :( I actually was never able to connect to wifi but had no problem getting service

Room Tip: as of july the 6th floor has been redecorated.. rumor has it that the bar/ restaurant and all other...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Amarieb23
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Amarieb23,

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Delray Sands and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I made sure to pass along your compliments to our staff. We strive to go above and beyond to exceed guest expectations, and your comments served as great motivation. We do have wifi in all guest rooms, I will be sure to address your concerns with our engineering department. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

We hope to see you back soon!

Sincerely,
Stephanie L.
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Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

They rescued us! We stayed one night at Seabonay "Resort" and couldn't get out fast enough. Thank goodness Delray Sands had a vacancy. We took a short drive up the coast, and they even got us an early check-in at 10:00 a.m. We were so thankful after being exhausted from researching hotels until 2:00 a.m. on the first night of our vacation. This place is excellent and a good value for the money. We got an oceanfront room with a private balcony for $200 on a holiday weekend.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for oceanfront. Worth every penny!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
LynnfromAtlanta,

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We understand that there are many different lodging options in the area and are appreciative that through your research you chose to stay with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay over the holiday weekend and we hope to see you back soon!

Best Regards,

Stephanie L.
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

discovered this gem of a place recently. Nice hotel on the beach surrounded by million dollar homes! hotel is quaint and friendly. onsite restaurant is good with a french onion soup to die for. Steve at the beach is great and will take care of you with umbrellas and chairs. Pool is not huge but does the job if you are looking to hang out. Rooms are nice and spacious. I would stay away from the side that looks at the parking lot.

Surrounding area has a variety of restaurants if you go off site. You can only park valet. not the best scenario but not a showstopper.

Overall a nice place and will definitely return in the future.

Room Tip: oceanview if u can
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank CUatthebeach305
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Brd-Bttr,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at the Delray Sands Resort. A wonderful characteristic of our resort is that it is located in the tranquil town of Highland Beach, but as you mentioned is not too far from the abundant restaurants and shops of Downtown Delray Beach.

I shared your compliments with Steve, he was very appreciative of your kind words.

We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Sincerely,

Stephanie L.
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

My husband, grandparents, and I are very unhappy with this hotel. We have been here in the past and had a great experience, but this time around was much different. The front desk was very unhelpful with our accommodations when we were clearly dissatisfied. The cleaning staff was extremely rude once we finally asked them if they wouldn't mind cleaning our room since they never came by all day. It's unfortunate that we have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time and will not be sad to leave on Sunday. Def not how a vacation should be. Steve, the guy who distributed the umbrellas and chairs on the beach was very kind and helpful but sadly that's the only positive thing we will be able to take from our trip.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
tiffanyschultz,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your recent visit at the Delray Sands Resort. Our hotel does offer several different room views. Upon arrival and based on availability we are able to upgrade room views; however, they are subject to an upgrade fee. I have spoken with our Housekeeping Manager regarding your comments and I assure you that this will be addressed immediately. I sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay. I do hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Warmest regards,

Stephanie L.
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

This place exceeded my expectations. The view was majestic from the beachfront room on the 6th floor. Atmosphere was relaxing and relatively quiet in this small resort. The staff members were nice and attentive. They have a computer at the lobby for guest to use at no additional cost. To keep it short. I would love to come back to this place.

Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank Liz L
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Liz L.

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback from your recent stay. I am glad to hear that the Resort provided you with a peaceful environment during your getaway. Our staff strives to go above and beyond and I will make sure to share with them your kind remarks.

We would love to have have you back soon.

Sincerely,

Stephanie L.
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Truly amazing place to stay. The oceanside room was gorgeous and well kept. The view was spectacular, from our balcony, the restaurant or from the pool. The food at the restaurant was excellent and with large portions, the interior was nice and very clean. Plus you can't beat their room service for those days you want to stay in. There is a nice pool, hot tub and wading pool for the kiddies. I will definitely be visiting again very soon.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MIKE N
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Stephanie L, Front Office Manager at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Mike N.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience at the Delray Sands. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the restaurant to the pool, and that we were able to meet your expectations.

Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Regards,

Stephanie L.
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Property: Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach
Address: 2809 S Ocean Blvd, Highland Beach, FL 33487-1829 (Formerly Holiday Inn Highland Beach-Oceanside)
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Region: United States > Florida > Highland Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Highland Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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Take a video tour of this hotel!Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Minutes from Boca Raton and Delray Beach. 115 newly-renovated guestrooms. Full service restaurant and two meeting rooms with beautiful views ... more   less 
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