Seacrest Hotel

Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

One of the best-kept secrets in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the Seacrest is set back from the beach and offers the polished standards of a hotel within the intimate confines of a converted home. Pad across cool travertine marble floors to enormous beds with plump pillowtops before flicking on your favorite HBO show. There's a generous private pool, and the beach is just five minutes' walk away.

The eight rooms are all very different and face around a pool courtyard; not all rooms have transparent glass doors (for privacy), which might be frustrating for some, given the pretty outlook onto the pool and garden patio.