Best Beach Stay: The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Delray Beach, Florida
Classic British Colonial meets sporty Palm Beach County: 162 large rooms and suites, outfitted in tropical mahogany woodwork, marble spa baths, crisp white and ecru linens, and sitting areas with wet bars.
You'll Love It If
You want a beachy, exclusive getaway without paying South Beach prices. Guests get complimentary access to the members-only Seagate Beach Club, with its beachside swimming pool, restaurants, scuba diving, and kayaking.
The aquatic life: a 5,000-gallon lobby aquarium with reef fish, dragon and moray eels, and Technicolor coral; moon jellyfish in the tank at the 245-seat Atlantic Grille.