Like much of Florida, Delray Beach is a popular coastal destination for beachgoers and lovers of all things sunny within the Miami metro area. Situated above the Tropic of Cancer, Delray Beach boasts a tropical climate, with average high temperatures of 89 or 90 degrees throughout summertime. Given that heat, an occasional swim is necessary.
Looking for lodging in Delray? We’ve selected five beachside options for you so you’ll never be more than a short walk from the water. Prices in the area tend toward midrange, so we’ve chosen a mix of hotels with lush amenities and plenty of positive feedback from past customers.
Delray Breakers on the Ocean
From $143/ night
You’re not just near the beach at the Delray Breakers —you’re smack dab in 200 feet of private beach and cabanas. Each room in this oceanfront hotel is outfitted with a full kitchen and the opportunity to watch sweet sea vistas from your window. Included breakfast will further improve your morning. If you get bored of pristine, glimmering ocean, a heated pool, putting green and barbecue facilities are also available. To keep the kids (or yourself!) entertained, try the game room, equipped with billiards, board games and puzzles. A shuttle is available to the Delray Beach city center. Lovebirds, flock here: ratings from past customers suggest it’s a great location for couples.
Wright by the Sea
A single minute’s walk will bring you to the beach when staying at Wright by the Sea. This highly-rated property features 200 feet of sandy coastline and a heated pool beneath the swaying fronds of palm trees. Neighboring this oasis is a pavilion and BBQ area. Rooms are decorated with a cozy nautical theme, offering yet more respite after a long day of relaxing in the sun. Fully-equipped kitchens come with each suite. Again, couples have given this place high marks. And shopaholics: it’s less than a mile from the Delray Mall!
Delray Sands Resort
From $160 / night
This resort is only a few paces from the beach —two minutes’ worth, to be exact. The property sits on the shore, outfitted with an outdoor pool, hot tub and (should you want to interrupt your summer fun, for some reason) business center. On-site restaurant Latitudes is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and its Sunday brunch is popular locally, with a raw bar, champagne, a rotating selection of hot entrees and classics like herb roasted prime rib, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs and gooey maple syrup. Another treat comes in the form of complimentary wifi and parking.
Crane’s Beach House
From $141 / night
Past guests have gushed about this Crane’s in their online reviews. “The ambiance was amazing,” wrote one customer. That’s easy to understand: this four-star property features a dazzling array of lush tropical foliage, water fountains and island-inspired architecture. The rooms in this boutique hotel are outfitted with a microwave, fridge and coffeemaker. (As for the other most popular vice —tobacco— smokers might note that the entire property is smoke-free.) Oh, and the beach? It’s only two minutes away! If you don’t feel like walking, the on-site tiki bar should be another source of fun.
Residence Inn by Marriott Delray Beach
From $149 / night
The second four-star property on our list, this Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel, and each room is ready for cooking or (web) surfing: a full kitchen and free wifi are included. The usual amenities —like an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business centers and laundry facilities— are here as well. Guests like it for its proximity to the beach and shopping —as well as its breakfast, included with your booking. Pet lovers, this might be the place for you; furry friends can lodge here upon request.