Royal Blues Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The only destination in South Florida affliated with ritzy Relais & Châteaux, a fellowship of luxury hotels and restaurants
- Directly across the street from the beach and next to the International Pier
- It has only 12 rooms, creating an intimate atmosphere
- Its on-site Chanson Restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes
Deerfield Beach -- "a bit of Americana" (Forbes) -- is the quaint setting for the Royal Blues Hotel, a boutique property just steps away from the sandy beach. Opened in 2014 by film producer Edward Walson ("Blue Jasmine"), who vacationed in Deerfield Beach as a child, the hotel is a testament to the coastal town’s memorable charm.
Its 12 rooms, adorned with modern art and photography, have views of the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. Robes and slippers -- made by luxury linen company Frette -- can be found in every room. Additional luxuries range from blackout blinds in the bedrooms to digitally controlled bidets in the bathrooms.
Chanson Restaurant, a centerpiece of the hotel, offers panoramic views of the ocean as well as its above-head, 1,500-gallon aquarium. Using fresh seafood and organic ingredients, dishes are influenced by the seasons as well as flavors from around the globe. A wine lounge is located next to Chanson Restaurant. For beach-goers, the hotel provides complimentary towels, umbrellas and chairs.
Near the beach is the International Fishing Pier, where you can join the thousands of visitors who come here each year to cast a line or simply sightsee. Outside of Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton and its popular attractions -- such as Sugar Sand Park and Mizner Park -- are a 15-minute drive away.