This Labor Day weekend, I was fortunate to enjoy a staycation at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray, and it was a fabulous trip. Pack a bag, get in the car, and drive less than an hour to a seaside paradise? Yes, please!
When we arrived on Saturday, check in was a breeze. Hotels in the area are now operating at 75% capacity, and yet the lobby and hotel amenities did not feel crowded. Our room had been cleaned and sanitized, including a seal on the door to confirm that it was “Seagate safe” and even the remote control was in a sealed bag.
After check in, we promptly got ready to go to the beach, and went downstairs to take the Seagate trolley to the beach. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to The Seagate Beach Club, 18-hole golf course and tennis facilities (which are available for use for hotel guests), and restaurants and shopping in downtown Delray along Atlantic Ave. We took the trolley to the beach club, and on the way the driver told us a little about the local history, including that The Seagate Beach Club has been in operation in Delray Beach since 1933, and the hotel was built after the beach club opened.
The Seagate Beach Club was a little slice of heaven – live music playing, people relaxing in beach chairs on the sand, and the ocean breeze and sound of waves calming in the foreground. The private beach was dotted with blue umbrellas being used by beach club members and hotel guests, and the pool and beach club restaurant were only steps away. We ate lunch at the beach club restaurant, which overlooks the ocean. The hotel also has other dining options on property, including Atlantic Grille, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; Etc. Café and Gifts, with made-to-order breakfast and lunch options attached to a boutique shop; and in-room dining.
That evening, after a relaxing afternoon at the beach, we went back to our room to get ready for dinner. Our room had a beautiful terrace overlooking the spa pool, perfect for sitting and chatting with a cocktail or cup of coffee in hand. We opted to have dinner at a restaurant on Atlantic Ave, as Delray is known for its nightlife and eclectic and delicious foodie scene. Being able to take transportation offered by the hotel was a great amenity, and we were able to call the hotel for a ride back when we were ready.
Before checkout the next morning, we had a delicious breakfast at Etc. Café. I went on this trip with a friend, and not our kids, and next time I might bring my whole family. There is something to enjoy for everyone at the award-winning Seagate Hotel, including the spa, pool, restaurants, beach club, golf, and tennis. Our girls’ weekend and staycation at The Seagate Hotel in Delray was great, and I already can’t wait for the next visit back.