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Blue Seas Courtyard
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Elmira NY
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38 reviews
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“A little piece of paradise!”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We booked this hotel due to the amazing reviews. I just had a good feeling about this place--it appeared that the owners took great pride in the upkeep of this hotel. The website pictures were fun-- and different--good different--I felt as though we were actually in a hacienda in the middle of Mexico. The second we arrived at this place in Lauderdale by the Sea, I knew I was right.

We were late check-ins and were traveling with our 7 month old son and we arrived to a clean room with the pack and play all set up for our son! It was so nice to get in from a late flight to have everything all ready for us!

We had room one, which is the smallest of the rooms at this place. Now having said that, the room was plenty big enough for us. It had a small kitchen--and a brand new bathroom. The bathrooms were all redone recently by Marc and he did an amazing job! The bathroom was one of the nicest I have seen at any hotel we have stayed at. The bathroom was spacious and there was a large closet inside as well. There is also a cute little swing right outside of our room-- which again was nice for the baby.

The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well every night. The hotel only has 12 rooms and is very quiet during the day and at night.

The outdoor decorations and pool area were beautifully kept. The pool is very comfortable at 88 degrees!!! There are plenty of chaise lounges and tables around the pool to sit and relax.

The owners have many beach chairs as well as umbrellas and toys to use free of charge.

Also very convenient for us traveling with an infant, was a coin operated washer and dryer that came quite handy!

The location of this hotel is also perfect because you can walk to the downtown area very quickly.
Our car basically sat in our parking spot for our entire stay! As mentioned before, the area of Lauderdale by the Sea is very quiet and very low key...which is what we like. And you could get to the hopping downtown if you wanted that scene as well.

Above all, this place is well cared for by the owners, Marc and Cristie. They are hard working people, who genuinely care about making your vacation the best it can be. Every detail of our stay was perfect. From the cleanliness to the hospitality-- we will be back to this place soon. Without reservation, go to Blue Seas Courtyard!!!! You will NOT be disappointed. This is one of the nicest places I have every stayed at. Keep up the good work, Marc and Cristie!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you! We are glad the 'hacienda' was just right for your family! Cristie
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Berkley, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is a very quaint little hotel. Not your cookie cutter type at all. My niece and I needed to get away for a few days and we were very happy with the choice of Blue Seas Courtyard. We had everything we needed and the hotel staff was terrific. We had a tendency to keep our room tidy so we didn't actually have them come in until after we left, but they were willing to get us anything we needed

I fell in love with it by the pictures and reviews on line, and I wasn't disappointed. Christi and Marc have done a wonderful job putting this little piece of "Mexico" right by the Ocean. Access to the ocean is just a few steps away from your front door. The little kitchen comes with dishes and pots and pans, so you can save a lot on eating out. Yet, the main drag of Lauderdale by the Sea is only a couple of blocks away. Everyone was very friendly. Too bad we didn't get to use the heated pool -- I know there will be a next time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We really liked that small (only 12 rooms) hotel -- and I can't say enough good things about this place. All the little details outside in the courtyard and in every part of the inside of your room. Really, really enjoyed this place. I know I will be returning to this location in the near future. Thanks Christie and Marc for making it an experience for us to remember.

Room Tip: Really enjoyed our room, #6 -- right by the pool and centrally located.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
We work to make sure all of our first time guests are this pleased when they arrive at the Blue Seas Courtyard!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The owners, Marc and Christi, have done a beautiful job rehabbing the kitchen and bathrooms, beautiful gardens abound as well. Well situated, meticulously maintained -- cannot say enough superlatives to cover everything! Just plain wonderful!!! OH, cannot forget to mention how terrific their staff is as well.

Room Tip: We love Unit #3!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you and we look forward to your next visit with us! Cristie
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We spent the week before Thanksgiving here...good time of the year for weather and nice to see all the tropical seasonal decorations going up. This place was so clean and homey. We stayed on the first floor in room 8 (only 12 rooms) which is probably a little darker than the others, but also very private. All the rooms are similar but each has it's own little differences. The first floor rooms all walk out to the immaculate pool area. As in most hotels there's poor lighting for reading in bed, but we put the trash can on it's side and put the floor lamp on the can...voila...good light for reading. The king bed was as comfortable as home with nice linens. There's plenty of towels and they have chairs and umbrellas that you can take to the beach. The beach is right across the street...a great street for morning walks or jogs (low traffic). Good restaurants within walking distance...you never have to worry about drinking and driving that way. Christie and Marc live right there and they're constantly cleaning and up-grading the grounds and units. You could stay across the street on the beach but the hotels are mustier and not as well maintained. Fort Lauderdale is a mile or two down the road so there's plenty to do there...whole different vibe. It was nice to stay away from all the crowds and yet be able to be downtown Lauderdale in minutes. We just might make this a new yearly ritual!

Room Tip: Second floor has good views of the ocean, first floor has convenience to the pool. We did the beach...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
We hope you do make a retreat at the 'hacienda' a yearly ritual. Thank you for your feedback about bedside lighting. Our aim is to make our fabulous guest accommodations perfect in every way!
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This was our second Christmas here. We came here with my Mom last year to get away from the routine now that grandkids, etc. had all moved away. We love it so much we came back again this year. We only live a couple of hours away, but it feels like a real vacation to come here. The Furths really put a lot of love into this little hacienda courtyard and make you feel so welcome. We see several return visitors and it feels so cozy to visit around the pool. Everything is beautifully done and so clean, you won't be disappointed!!! Can't wait to come back. Thanks Christie and Marc for opening your home to us :)

Room Tip: We stayed in #1 and #3 both visits and love them, but look forward to seeing some of the other suite...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you! We also love how beautiful flowers, colorful Mexican pottery, and hand-blown glass lighting from Mexico make our main swimming pool courtyard so inviting and cozy. Cristie
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Florida
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

I can't rave enough about this property. It is a small property - 12 units - and meticulously maintained. We stayed in Unit 4 - a one bedroom with separate living room and kitchen. Cristie and Marc did a wonderful job of renovating and decorating in the true Mexican hacienda style. The bathroom looks like it has just recently been renovated and is beautiful. Everything is clean and bright and gorgeous. Lots of oranges and yellows. All their little touches impressed us to no end - hooks for hanging things in the entry, in the bath, in the closets. Everything you need is available in the kitchen. One suggestion: paper towels would be handy. Most people don't have those with them. The provide lots of towels in the bath in addition to beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. What more could we ask for? And the beach is just steps across the street. The pool area is serene and again, so darn clean!!! We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Many of today's travelers look for more than just a room at the beach when they plan their Florida beach vacation. They want an experience to remember and a special spot in paradise to call their own. That is how our guests feel about our charming Mexico-style hacienda!

Sincerely, Cristie

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Ottawa
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have just returned from spending ten days at this delightful hacienda; we loved the Mexican décor. Lovely pool area surrounded by lush plants and colorful decorations. We stayed in Unit 12, an efficiency on the 2nd floor, quiet, clean and very spacious for the two of us. The king-size bed was comfy, and the kitchen and dinette area had everything we needed to make meals.

It is the perfect location, - beach is across a quiet street (BSC supply beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas); everything is within walking distance – restaurants, bars, Publix grocery store, CVS.

You can see all the TLC that goes into this place, Christie and Marc take pride in ‘their home’ and make you feel so welcome. Gary welcomed us and was always on hand to answer any questions we had.

We have no hesitation in recommending the Blue Seas Courtyard. We had a relaxing, wonderful vacation and hopefully one day we will return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you! It really is all about TLC! Cristie
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Property: Blue Seas Courtyard
Address: 4525 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3607
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Region: 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
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Seas Courtyard 3*
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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