Located in Boca Raton, FL, the Boca Raton Beach Club & Resort – now a Waldorf Astoria Resort – is gearing up for the holiday season. Designed by Addison Mizner and built in 1926 as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn, this gorgeous property has maintained it’s Mediterranean-Moorish charm and style throughout it’s 88 years of existence.

Entrance to Boca Beach Club in Boca Raton, FL

Entrance to the property is just blocks off downtown Boca Raton, FL

The reason there are two addresses on the entrance marquee? The property is actually comprised of two hotels – the ‘Resort’ ¬†(the pink, Mediterranean style buildings at 800 Presidential Place) – and the ‘Beach Club’ (located beach front on the Atlantic, just across the bay from the Resort).

The Beach Club property, built in the 1980s, is very contemporary in style. Images of the Beach Club appear at bottom.

The pink stuccoed building contrast beautifully with the lush green vegetation and tall palms. The Christmas tree is a nice seasonal touch, as well.

The pink stuccoed buildings contrast beautifully with the lush green vegetation and tall palms. The Christmas tree is a nice seasonal touch, as well.

Arches and ornate columns continue the Moorish style in the Main Lobby

Arches and ornate columns continue the Moorish theme in the Main Lobby

Many courtyards with fountains in the Mediterranean / Moorish style

Many courtyards and alcoves with fountains in the Mediterranean- Moorish style are to be found on all sides of the property.

The Lady of the Fountain at the lobby entrance certainly seems to be proud of her domain!

The Lady of the Fountain at the lobby entrance certainly seems to be proud of her domain!

The Palm Court just off the Main Lobby is the perfect 'watering hole' for guests.

The Palm Court just off the Main Lobby is the perfect ‘watering hole’ and gathering place for guests.

The pool area is secluded and quiet.

The pool area is secluded and quiet.

Original and stunningly unique works of art and sculpture populate both the interior and exterior grounds... and they are for sale!

Original and stunningly unique works of art and sculpture populate both the interior and exterior grounds… and they are for sale!

Lawn Chess at the Boca Beach Club, Boca Raton, FL

Lawn chess anyone?

The yacht harbor side exit makes for a perfect retreat for doing a little yoga.. or checking your email.

The yacht harbor side exit makes for a perfect retreat for doing yoga, water sports.. or checking your email.

Our corner room had a great view of the property.

Our corner room had a great view of the property.

Checking in to the resort by yacht? No problem. You can dock right by the west lobby entrance.

Checking in to the resort by yacht? No problem. You can dock right by the west lobby entrance.

The Beach Club is just across the bay on the the ocean.

The Beach Club Рcontemporary in style Рis ocean front,  just across the bay.

The Beach Club beach

The Beach Club beach

More interesting life-like sculpture poolside at the Beach Club

More interesting life-like sculpture poolside at the Beach Club

A free shuttle ferry runs every 15 minutes from the Resort to the Beach Club. All guests at both hotels have the run of both properties.

A free shuttle ferry runs every 15 minutes from the Resort to the Beach Club. All guests at both hotels have the run of both properties.

The holiday festooned ferry shuttle takes only about 5 minutes to get between properties.

The holiday festooned ferry shuttle takes only about 8 minutes to get between properties.

Here’s a link for reading guest reviews and checking availability at the Boca Beach Club – a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Here’s a link for reading guest reviews and checking availability at the Boca Raton Resort & Club – A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

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