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Colony Hotel

525 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483 | Delray Beach | 561-276-4123

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The rooms are, let´s say, intimate, and the plumbing has a clunky, antique, pre-war look, but the Colony has ambiance in spades. The buttery yellow building with burgundy trim almost demands that passersby on Atlantic Avenue step in for a look around. Have a house-specialty Bloody Mary on the shady front porch as a ceiling fan turns lazily and you view the passing crowd. (The redhead in the cool white linen top and slacks over in the corner -- could that be a Rita Hayworth apparition?) Then chill out for a few moments in the rattan-furnished lobby, or wander into one of the vividly painted meeting rooms, where bougainvillea-pink walls and an aquamarine ceiling can put anyone in a party mood. Guest rooms may be small, in the 1920s style, but theyre damn comfortable, looking more like a guest room in somebody´s well-kept old house than a hotel. You could say the Colony’s beach club, a couple of miles away, is inconveniently located, but it has the same Jazz Age elegance as the hotel, along with a footstep-shaped saltwater swimming pool. And unlike the beachfront hotels in town, the Colony is right in the midst of Delray Beach´s bubbling dining and nightlife scene.


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  • Cuisine(s): Cafe
  • Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Lunch
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Free Wifi, Patio/Sidewalk Dining

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