The Best Hotels to Book in Delray Beach, Florida

Enjoy the views from your room, or from the rooftop pool bar at Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach
Enjoy the views from your room, or from the rooftop pool bar at Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach | Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach / Booking.com
Susan Barnes

Between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, on the South Atlantic Florida Coast, sits the Village by the Sea – Delray Beach. Here, you’ll find a pedestrian-friendly main street, a thriving arts scene and idyllic weather and beaches, all with a European vibe. Take time to visit Delray Beach, and you’ll find yourself returning time and again. Pick from our selection of the best places to stay, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Independent Hotel

A luxury king room with separate seating area and French doors to balcony at the Seagate Hotel and Spa
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Just a three-minute walk from the beach on Atlantic Avenue, the Seagate Hotel & Spa is Delray Beach’s original boutique hotel. The vibe here is that of staying at an affluent friend’s house (a cool one, at that), who also happens to have a spa and a few dining options. Sample Key West shrimp ceviche by the glow of the Atlantic Grille’s tropical fish-filled aquarium or house-made smoked fish dip at the sultry bar. Make time for the Beach Club (complimentary shuttle provided), where you can lounge in a cabana and take a dip in the saltwater pool before a siesta in your smart cream and chocolate brown room or suite.

2. The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel

Stylish bedroom with artistic touches and sliding doors to balcony at the Ray Hotel Delray Beach
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Just off of Atlantic Avenue in the vibrant Pineapple Grove Arts District, you’ll love this hotel’s artistic flair with large-scale sculptures, immersive art installations and living walls under a lush tree canopy. Sun-lit rooms covered in cream fabric keep things glamorous, especially with a balcony. Grab a bite to eat and sip a craft cocktail under the warm sun and twinkling stars at Rosewater Rooftop with 360-degree views of downtown to the beach.

3. Hyatt Place Delray Beach

Hotel

Large suite with separate work and bedroom areas at Hyatt Place Delray Beach
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You’ll make yourself right at home at this pet-friendly hotel, in spacious rooms with color-clad living space and, in some cases, city views. The complimentary continental breakfast will set you up for a day of exploring Atlantic Avenue, which is just a block away. Afterward, dive into the outdoor pool or get in a quick workout in the fitness center. For some sand and surf, the public beach is under a mile (1.5km) away.

4. Residence Inn by Marriott Delray Beach

Chain Hotel

King room with ocean-facing balcony with Adirondack chairs at Residence Inn by Marriott Delray Beach
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The soft, sandy beach is just a block away from this sunshine-colored coastal hotel. Sip fresh-brewed coffee and watch the sunrise from your balcony, if you can pull yourself from the comfy plush bedding and charming red or green color pops. While you spend your days at play, the hotel’s complimentary grocery shopping service will stock your kitchen to keep you recharged and ready for more exploration.

5. Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas

Boutique Hotel, Luxury, Villa

A cozy tranquil queen room with light wood flooring and pale blue walls at Cranes Beach House Boutique Hotel and Luxury Villas
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Check into one of Crane’s Beach House’s rooms and villas set in a lush, tropical environment and feel like you’re a world away. Metallic four-poster beds and fancy mirrors up the ante as do chef-style stainless-steel kitchens for creating simple salads. Just a block from the beach, cool off in one of the hotel’s two pools, sway in a hammock or sip a cocktail at the Tiki Bar and listen to live music on weekends. For the ultimate relaxation, ask your concierge to arrange for an in-suite massage.

6. Atlantic Hideaway

Hotel

Double queen room with white-painted wood furnishings and pale wood floors at Atlantic Hideaway
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This family-owned hotel is a five-minute walk from the charms of Atlantic Avenue – add another 10 to reach the sun-soaked beach. Rooms and suites have cooling vaulted ceilings and white-painted wood furnishings with wood or tiled floors. Read your book in an Adirondack chair in the flower-filled garden as you sip a strong coffee before psyching yourself up for a volley at Delray Tennis Center, 1mi (1.6km) away.

7. Aloft Delray Beach

Chain Hotel

Modern bedroom with colorful rug and picture window with views over tropical greenery at Aloft Delray Beach
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Despite the sleek design and modern style – lively rooms and suites woo guests with colorfully striped rugs offset by cool white walls. This hotel will also welcome your family pet. If they’re cool with it, you can keep up your usual exercise regime in the fitness center and outdoor pool before sneaking in a visit to the cocktail bar for a glass of bubbly. Try your hand at myriad water sports – scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and sailing are all within a half-mile (0.8km) of the hotel.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach

Chain Hotel

Aerial view of large blue and white building and rooftop pool of Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach, with Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean behind it
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This good-looking, wedding-cake-white hunk of a hotel is 0.5mi (0.8km) from the beach, although the Reef Bar is the area’s first rooftop pool bar and a terrific spot to soak up the Florida sun. Dappled headboards and lashings of white define rooms and suites. After a good sleep, you’ll tuck into eggs and bacon before exploring the surrounding Marina Historic District.

9. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Delray Beach I-95

Suite Hotel, Chain Hotel

King suite with separate seating area in warm rust and yellow hues at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Delray Beach I-95
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Just off of I-95, this budget-conscious hotel is terrific for health-conscious guests and families. Get your workout in the fitness center or dive into the outdoor pool for some laps. Rooms feature warm-feeling orange walls and carpets, which will liven you up when you wake each morning before your breakfast bagels or eggs over easy. When you’re ready to explore, hop onto the hotel’s free local shuttle for a ride to downtown Delray Beach for dining, art galleries, shopping and people-watching.

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