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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chanced into this place - last minute arrangements and (lucky for us) someone was delayed by a few days and we snagged an open room. First, we love Lauderdale By The Sea. If that is not the way you roll - you would go nuts in this town. For us - it is just perfect. Anytime I go to...

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2Thank Fitzgig
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We arrived late in the evening on a Friday and found that the owners had left the lights and T.V. on in our room in anticipation of our arrival. What a wonderful and welcoming touch! This boutique hotel is a very unique place, and the owners have carefully decorated and planned every inch of it. We especially appreciated having a...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Wow! Your review actually brought tears to my eyes because you have touched upon a lifetime of the heart and soul we have put into the hacienda, which is also our home. Thank you and best wishes, Cristie

New York
Reviewed 17 January 2017

First trip back here in a few years. Just as satisfying as ever with clean, spacious and delightfully decorated studios, full kitchen, good wifi, excellent location, reasonable rates, gracious hosts. Support this local business...they are working hard to maintain the low-key, unique character of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

You bet! We are so proud of our decades of activism that has protected our little Lauderdale by the Sea seaside oasis from being overrun by developers. We have preserved the small boutique hotels and the views of the ocean! Best wishes, Cristie

Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I recently spent four nights at this small and nicely decorated "boutique hotel". The hotel has twelve rooms; we stayed on the upper level. The room was comfortable and included a kitchenette. Importantly, it was very quiet, very little traffic but within easy walking distance to the center of Lauderdale by the Sea. Gerry, the manager was...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Yes, we agree. El Mar Drive is such a quiet, peaceful little beach lane and the hacienda so close to the center of Lauderdale by the Sea. We love living here too! Best wishes, Cristie

Toronto
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife, 7 month old son and I stayed at this terrific Mexican themed intimate hotel and it was nothing short of amazing! Cristie, Marc, Gary & Rosa were top notch hosts that make you feel at home in their private villa setting. The facilities and amenities are absolutely clean and always available. They were very accommodating considering we needed...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

We loved having your little family with us over the holidays. May I just repeat your terrific compliment..."if you like the look and feel of a private villa with the warmth and a family environment...then Blue Seas Courtyard is for you!!" Thank you, thank you! Cristie

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We absolutely loved staying at the Blue Seas Courtyard and would definitely recommend it to all our family and friends. Compared to the other hotels on the street, it is open concept while being giving guests their privacy when swimming in the pool. We also enjoyed the Mexican decor. See you again Blue Seas!

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Our hacienda is modeled after San Miguel, Mexico, a famous artist community, where outdoor living is a way of life. At the hacienda we also design our exterior spaces to be just as charming, beautiful, and cozy as our awesome rooms. Best wishes, Cristie

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We loved staying at this hotel. It is lovingly decorated with collections of mexican crafts that the owners have collected for many years. The rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. We had a one bedroom suite that was off of a peaceful, lovely courtyard that was lushly filled with plantings surrounding a pool. A peaceful, charming place home away...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Thank you Jean & Jeff; We love it when guests tell us that the hacienda is even better in person than in the photos. Usually it is the other way around! See you on your next visit! Best wishes, Cristie

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Hello all, I read the reviews about Blue Seas before booking and discarded a couple because of the silliness of their comments. Besides, it was actually their website which sold me on the hotel. The history of the hotel, pictures and the gumption of the then young couple to totally transform the business is what sold me. I had to...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Well,...we certainly enjoyed reading your review! I know I feel similarly when I find delightful accommodations that makes my vacation a very special experience. It is not something you can get from a big box hotel chain hotel. Actually at our hacienda it is more like staying at an AIRBNB because guests are staying at our extended home...but with the...

Springfield, Ohio
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I rented two rooms mid week for my husband, my daughter in law and her children and myself. On our first day, we went to the beach and entertained my sister, her husband and their daughter in law with two infants. We returned to the villa for lunch and use of the pool. I checked with Cristie regarding use of...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

We truly appreciate that even though you were disappointed with our guest policy you still gave us 3 stars for a wonderful, clean boutique hotel! That was very, very kind of you. Our little resort was completely booked that weekend so when that happens we have to be careful that our guests don't have too many visitors. After we noticed...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A very special little hacienda! Beautifully decorated, very spacious rooms, impeccably clean, peaceful pool courtyard. The owners, as well as Gary and Rosa, are all so friendly and are all very busy constantly maintaining to keep the location perfect. Very close to the center of town where there always seems to be something fun going on. It's right across the...

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BlueSeasCourtyard, Owner at Blue Seas Courtyard, responded to this review

Hi Willow, thank you! Guests seem to really enjoy relaxing in our truly beautiful boutique hotel ambiance while looking at the awesome ocean just across from the hacienda.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Blue Seas Courtyard

Address: 4525 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3607
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: €146 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Seas Courtyard 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Blue Seas Courtyard Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Courtyard Blue Seas
Courtyard Lauderdale By The Sea
Lauderdale By The Sea Courtyard
Blue Seas Courtyard Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
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#3 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
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“We liked our room- right at base of steps. I think they are all nice, but I do not have any experience!”
 of 5 bubbles Fitzgig, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have limited mobility, difficulity climbing stairs and or use a wheel chair, choose a room on the bottom level.”
 of 5 bubbles 466allend, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We loved the pool side rooms, but if you are looking for something more private choose the second floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles laurasI965YO, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 12 has a new air conditioner, but call if you want more information as Cristie will advise you which room would suit your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles My_lover_boy, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are on the second level. Poolside will be a bit noisier as expected.”
 of 5 bubbles Janster1, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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