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Madeira Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hated having to pay over $400 bucks per night, but very convenient for my husband and mother and myself. This was 2 bedroom and 2 bath. Kings in both with TV's. Large kitchen, dining, and livingroom (65" TV), large wet bar and the biggest private deck EVER!!!! The deck was worth the extra price. So nice having a large outside... More 

Thank MadBeachMel
Teresa D, General Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Southern Seas! We are glad that you got to enjoy a piece of our paradise and we look forward to your next visit. Hugs, Teresa More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficiency 19 is BEAUTIFUL, clean, decorated perfectly, and the WINDOWS they look out at the whole beach its gorgeous! It is right on the beach and the perfect size for any couple wanting to get away. I loved the town I loved the resort and the people and everything is within walking distance.

Thank dd4192
Teresa D, Front Office Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a nice review and I'm glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean rooms and grounds. And directly on the beach, in a quiet neiborhood and walking distance from the nearby restaurants. Can't ask for more, really. Would definately return. Stayed in room 36 which has a fantastic beach view!

1 Thank Jerry L
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with Southern Seas "On the Ocean" . Our goal is to insure our guest have a relaxing and enjoyable stay, it is rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for your kind review and look forward to your return. Hugs Teresa More 

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nice location. Small pool, with poor water quality. Rooms ac work Ok but this wall units don't cool as expected specially in summer.This is our second visit and kind of disssapointed on this one. Some people act like the own the place, checking everything all around.Probably they think your an alien.Anyway who cares. I guessed they are just customers like... More 

Thank YosvyH
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had difficulty with other guests, perhaps you could have informed the office to assist you with your situation. We treat all of our guests the same and want to make sure everyone is safe and enjoys themselves while staying here. As for AC, we have a variety of rooms and some rooms have central... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The whole family stayed in the "Penthouse" and there was ample room. One bedroom was not closed off at the top which meant we had to be quiet in the kitchen if the kids were sleeping but it worked out. Huge deck where we could have staged a sizable party. Bar just inside door. We like the quiet life, though,... More 

Thank alfaircloth
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Southern Seas "On The Ocean", we heard your suggestion and are happy to share that the Penthouse and the Bedrooms have gone through some updates and that the Bedroom by the kitchen is now closed at the top. Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing your next vacation. Teresa More 

Port Orange, Florida
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Southern Seas is right on the beach within walking distance (about 3 blocks) to the main area with restaurants, shops, etc. Far enough away that we could here the music from the beach bar at night but it wasn't loud enough to be bothersome. We stayed in the main building around the pool (Southern Seas). We had the only room... More 

Thank ktjnemo
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Southern Seas On The Ocean; we are happy to hear you had a nice time and were able to enjoy the beautiful Lauderdale By the Sea a quaint and charming town, Southern Seas is unique as it sits directly on the Ocean, and it has over 150 feet of Private beach, snorkeling to experience the... More 

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76 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed for the first time and felt comfortable, a mixture of families and couples. Walkable to shops and restaurants if you choose but most of the units have kitchens plus there is gas grills. It has a small pool overlooking the ocean, the beach was very clean and beautiful. Our unit was dated but clean, there are others that... More 

2 Thank Debbie Z
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Southern Seas, we are glad you had the experience of enjoying our piece of Paradise on the Beach. We are continuing to update the units and we hope that soon all of the rooms will be completed. Looking forward to your return Kind regards, Teresa More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Being the procrasternaters that we are... We waited a little to long to find a place to stay on our vacation,that being said... My husband started making calls a couple of weeks before we where to arrive,and after many calls and hours of searching,he found this little gem called Southern Seas! The staff could not have been nicer! After trying... More 

4 Thank durangoAntioch
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Yea - so glad you enjoyed your stay at our "little gem". We loved having you stay with us and hope you come back soon! More 

Newburgh, New York
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Our room was lovely and clean but a bit dated...but for the location and price for the holidays we couldn't have been happier. If you want to be right on the beach it's a great place to choose and we would definitely go back.

3 Thank 17mcal
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Southern Seas. We are making great strides in updating the resort and its rooms... Looking forward to having you again. Hugs Teresa More 

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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Lauderdale by the Sea is a very small town surrounded by Fort Lauderdale. To date, it has done a pretty good job of resisting big money, tall buildings. Southern Seas is three small two story buildings of ten or so units each. The property is well maintained. Everything is "old Florida". The property is right on the beach, which is... More 

5 Thank Loopdoc
Teresa D, Manager at Southern Seas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Southern Seas on the Ocean and for the kind words! Hope to see you back soon! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern seas is located directly on the ocean with one of the largest beach frontages in broward county, including over 150 ft of private beach overlooking the atlantic ocean. Close to fun & yet far away from the crowds. Start the day relaxing by the ocean under our palm trees. Enjoy a nice swim in our heated swimming pool, or walk our expansive beach. We can assist you with connecting with many of the activities in the area, like snorkeling, diving, exploring our revered treasure, the three natural living coral reefs, just 100 yards off-shore. We offer free parking, beach chairs, wi-fi. Many have made their stay a tradition. Join us at this beautiful piece of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Seas

Address: 4520 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3608
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: RM536 - RM1,001 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Southern Seas 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Southern Seas Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Souters Hotel On The Ocean
Southern Seas Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
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“Try to pick rooms right on the ocean if you desire quiet all the time.”
 of 5 bubbles MadBeachMel, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Efficiency 19 is BEAUTIFUL! It is right on the beach and the perfect size for any couple wanting to get away. I loved the town I loved the resort and the people and everything is within walking distance. ”
 of 5 bubbles dd4192, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Southern Seas building around the pool. Other 2 buildings, Salti Seas and Sun Fun appeared quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ktjnemo, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The 2nd and 3rd floors would be preferable for views (if you don't mind the stairs)”
 of 5 bubbles bens702, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“On there web site they have photos of all the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles K7086LGjamesk, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
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