The Perfect Boca Raton Staycation

Waterstone Resort and Marina 8

staycation disclaimer

My family was invited for a two-day Boca Raton staycation at the AAA Four Diamond Waterstone Resort and Marina – what better way to celebrate my birthday weekend, right?

A Bit of History

When my husband and I were dating, he worked as a concierge and valet at this hotel, once called the Radisson Bridge.  We used to go to the restaurant at the top of that same hotel for special events such as Mother’s Day.  It’s been quite a few years since those fun days, but memories flooded in when we pulled into the parking lot.

BUT – there was a HUGE change.  The Hilton has since taken over, renamed it Waterstone Resort and Marina, and renovated it into the beautiful Boca destination it has now become.

A Quick Tour

Back in the day, you would drive up to the entrance of the hotel which was almost like driving into a cave.  The front desk was immediately inside in front of you, with Watercolors the waterfront restaurant immediately behind that.

Now, you drive up to a light and airy entrance.  You can either valet or self park, both being $22.00 per night (I personally opted to valet.).

We learned that they took special care when redesigning your first impression of the hotel.  By transforming what was once a portion of the driveway up to the old entrance, and some of the covered garage, you are now welcomed into a short hallway, directing you to the front desk.  I loved seeing a guest check it with a dog – the hotel is dog-friendly (up to 25 pounds).

On your way to your room, you pass a super cute gift shop that carries the necessities plus some gifts to bring home to the family.

Both Boca Landing, known for prime seafood and crafted cocktails, and Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill are next on the way to the elevator.  You will always find the perfect waterfront spot for a bite to eat.

The Room

The rooms are best described as contemporary with clean lines.  Each room at Waterstone has its own private balcony overlooking Lake Boca.  Our room had two!  We entered into what I’d like to call a living room – super cool couch that pulls out to a bed, flat screen TV, fridge, and wet bar.  A door lead to the main bedroom with a king size bed, flat screen TV, and a huge spa-like bathroom.


There are quite a bit of activities to do during your stay!  You can rent jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boards right onsite.  (And you don’t have to be a hotel guest to do so!).  There’s so much to do The daily resort fee includes beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas; two bike rentals for two hours per day, 24-hour fitness room access, and local shuttle service within a three mile radius.

Waterstone Resort and Marina Pool

Minutes from the beach, Deerfield Beach pier, and the amazing shopping centers, Waterstone is the perfect staycation location!

Check out all that the Waterstone has to offer and if you’re in the area, be sure to drop a line and say hi!

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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17 thoughts on “The Perfect Boca Raton Staycation”

  1. Me going to Boca Raton would not be a staycation, but I am a-ok with that because, well, you make that city and hotel look GOOD!

  2. To bad there isn’t much of a view from the pool, but the view from the room is lovely!
    Nice to see how it all looks and what activities you can do. Great for traveling
    Hubby loves jet skis so that’s a plus. 🙂

  3. Seems like a great place, and the fact that it is near water makes it even better. I like the view from the room.

  4. Gervin Khan

    First time to hear about this place and my gosh, Boca Raton is such a nice place to visit and to explore.

  5. Lovely resort, good pictures. A small suggestion is you can talk about the food and also more of the outside view. The article can be expanded more I hope.

  6. Jasmine M

    This hotel would be a great place to visit! I personally would probably be at the pool practically most of my time there if I ever visited. I definitely have to add this to my list of hotels to stay!

    1. Jasmine, you’d love the pool! It is right on the lake, with an outdoor restaurant right next to it!

  7. It is really a great experience when you re-visit your dating site after years. You have had a really good time in Boca Raton.

  8. Staycations are the best, especially if they are hosted! Gives us time to recharge and unwind. That place looks nice, perfect for families.

  9. Arun Dahiya

    Love it. It looks nice for a weekend stay . The rooms look cozy too. Need to add this place in my journal so I don’t forget about it.

  10. Dalene Ekirapa

    The gift shop really makes it easy for anyone to buy souvenirs to bring home. I’m always having them so this is work made easy! Anyway, your staycation at Boca Raton was amazing- those rooms are so homely just as I’d love them!

  11. I’ve been considering taking a trip to Boca! I’m going to pin this to look back on when I’m planning!

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