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“very nice, great location in LBTS”
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Southern Seas
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“very nice, great location in LBTS”
Reviewed 14 March 2012 via mobile

large comfortable room (we had an efficiency) perhaps not the most modern or glamorous, but clean and reasonably priced. good location for walking to the modest shopping and dining on the beach. more options just a little further. located on a rare couple of blocks of El Mar without mammoth, unappealing condos to block the sun. staff was very helpful and friendly. warmest heated pool I've ever been in, and it was terrific. highly recommended.

Stayed March 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I went here with a group of girls and stayed in 23 and 37 and we had such a great time! It's a wonderful location: it's on the beach, close to all the restaurants and shops, and walking distance to the grocery store! Everything was very clean and the staff at the resort were very helpful! I would recommend this resort to anyone!

Room Tip: I would recommend 23 and 27. They were connecting rooms and we coud fit 6 girls here!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Had a great time at the Southern Seas it is the perfect location for families, couples, and friends! The staff was very friendly and helpful, the grounds clean and well kept, rooms spacious and comfortable, and the best part for me was the location right on the beach! Every morning we would walk to the grocery store, have breakfast on the patio out front which looks onto the ocean, and then walk right onto the beach for the day (they also provide lounge chairs on the beach which was great). You can also walk into town from the resort which is super cute and has great shops and restaurants. Overall great experience and would recommend to anyone!

Room Tip: We had a room on the 1st floor with a kitchen and it was great we used the kitchen everyday!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank CaitMcG
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I just got back from staying at the Southern Seas resort with 5 of my girlfriends in Unit 23 & 37 which are connecting rooms and it was an amazing/relaxing weekend.

I listed my favorite things about staying here:

1. The room has a nice kitchen and big fridge so you don’t have to eat out for every meal
2. The room has an outdoor patio that you can have breakfast or cocktails while looking at the beautiful ocean view
3. The pool is so nice - they keep it warm and very clean so you can enjoy at night and day!
4. The staff is very friendly and helpful - just visit the front desk! I stayed in unit 23 & 37 with 5 people and I was able to get a nice cot and/or blow up mattress which was perfect! They also provide beach towels and have kitchen supplies in unit 37 which was so nice to not have to pack
5. This hotel is 5 min walking from Publix the grocery store and 5 min walking from bar's and night life ( I suggest Aruba or The village.)
6. Saving the best for last – THE BEACH IS HEAVEN…you literally walk out your door on to the beach which is so nice and not too crowded. The resort has free lounge chairs if you don’t want to lay in sand!

Overall this was quite the gem and I would definitely go back! Thanks Southern Seas!

Room Tip: unit 23 & 37
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Meghanlee
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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Loved our stay here. Beautiful views of the ocean and great walking beach.
Ocean front efficency was very clean and new. Great service and the resort manager Lily was very helpful and accommodating. Very convenient for walking to town and restaurants
Cannot wait to return!
Florida resident

Room Tip: Loved the full oceanfront efficiency room 36.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank delray
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This was our first time at Lauderdale By The Sea and at this hotel. We were a family of four adults and a grandchild who is not quite two years old. We had room 115 and 117 which were adjoining. The rooms directly faced the ocean and the pool and had a full kitchen and living room and dining room. We couldn't have been happier with the rooms, the vicinity and the management. Everything we needed was a short walk away. We stayed here prior to cruising out of Fort Lauderdale and it is not too far of a shuttle ride from the airport. We had a great time at this hotel and would definitely go back and refer our family and friends. One thing that needs to be addressed in the rooms are the air conditioners. They are not kept very clean. We thought that there was mold on one of them but it was just a build up of dirt and grime. Other than that, it was great

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed with Lily, the manager, for the 3th time in a row and we loved it. The resort has all kind of rooms with or without kitchen, small or large, whatever you need.
You live directly on the beach and the pool is really nice and warm.
Restaurants, Publix, Walgreens in walking distance.
Every morning we got a newspaper. Rooms were all tidy and clean. The maid does a great job.
Would not recommend this place (Lauderdale by the Sea that is) for people with children. Mostly elderly couples and the surf is pretty rough. Watch out for riptides. No life guard on duty in this town.
We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank DutchNetherlands
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Property: Southern Seas
Address: 4520 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3608
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Southern Seas 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Seas is located directly on the ocean with one of the largest beach frontages in Broward county, including over 150 ft of private beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Close to fun & yet far away from the crowds. Start the day relaxing by the ocean under our palm trees. Enjoy a nice swim in our heated swimming pool, or walk our expansive beach. We can assist you with connecting with many of the activities in the area, like snorkeling, diving, exploring our revered treasure, the three natural living coral reefs, just 100 yards off-shore. We offer free parking, beach chairs, wi-fi. Many have made their stay a tradition. Join us at this beautiful piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Southern Seas Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Souters Hotel On The Ocean
Southern Seas Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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