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Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Hotels

Blue Seas Courtyard


  • South-of-the-border vibe
  • Friendly owners
  • Vintage stoves from 1971
  • Memory foam mattress toppers


  • Rooms lack ocean views
  • Old bath tubs in some rooms

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Husband and wife team Cristie and Marc Furth run this quaint Mexican-themed motel across the street from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's family-friendly beaches. Lattice fences, gurgling fountains, and gardens of cacti and impatiens provide privacy around the brick patio and heated pool. A palm-fringed Mexican-hacienda look predominates, with guest quarters boasting hand-painted and stenciled furnishings, and terra-cotta tiles.

Hotel Information


4525 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, 33308, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • 12 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/12/2014

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Jan 9, 2007

Charming & Affordable

We just returned from Lauderdale By The Sea where we stayed at the Blue Seas Courtyard. The accomedations are charming and affordable. We stayed in one of the 1 bedroom apts. and loved it. Marc and Cristie, the owners, are friendly, warm and welcoming. The courtyard pool is very pretty and a great place to realx after a day on the beach. We recommend Blue Seas for anyone wanting a comfortable and affordable resort stay in Lauderdale By The Seas.

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Feb 22, 2005

sunny heaven

I stayed at this adorable hotel, last year. The room was lovely, the service most excellent. I had my own little kitchen, patio with porch swing. I will definetly return!

By Phil

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Jul 2, 2004


You'll love this place, we didn't want to leave! Rooms are nice. VERY relaxed atmosphere! Heated pool is excellent! We will definately be back! PW

By Allen

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May 3, 2004

children not welcome

The hotel is very nice if you have no children. While playing in the pool with my 3 yr old, the owners told us to be quite because we were disturbing the guests. The guests did not complain about my child , only the owner did. I informed the owners that I was bringing my 3yr. old when I made the reservations. I told the owners if children are not allowed, I would have stayed elsewhere.

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