Friday, January 1, 2016

Embassy Suites - Deerfield Beach

Our family of four stayed at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach for New Year's Eve 2015. We had an ocean front room with a wrap around balcony (suite 404).
View from our room
This room could use some updating for sure. However, for us, it was nice to have a suite set up with two bathrooms, a king size bed in one room, and a pull out queen bed in the other. The view of the water was just beautiful.

For the facilities, I used the fitness center one morning. It is small; the equipment could be updated. Yet, the equipment I used was all in working condition. We enjoyed the pool. The bar had good service, and the towel supply was always in stock. If you follow my blog, then you know I believe that hotels should offer free internet. Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach does not. However, if you are a Hilton rewards member, then internet is included. We are not Hilton Reward members but had an easy fix. We went to the front desk, signed up, and had free internet within minutes for the duration of our stay.

The hotel was busy while we were there between it being New Year's Eve as well as the Orange Bowl for the college play-offs.  The staff didn't seem rattled by the crowd; they were pleasant and ready to help when needed. The breakfast buffet was crazy busy both days we were there, and the food was blah. We never attended the evening receptions that Embassy hosts. 

The beach is just outside the gate of the pool. It was easy to access. As someone who grew up in Florida, I am not a fan of “manmade/man-placed rocks” on the beach. I didn't ask, but they are probably there to help stop erosion. Beach chairs could be rented for $12/each per day. This is overpriced; bring your own chairs if possible. Something else that was overpriced was the parking. Consider this when booking.

TravelLady Rating: The location is great. If you are traveling with your family and want space in the hotel room, book a balcony, ocean-front room. Also, I used when booking this room two days prior to arrival and got decent pricing.