Travel and Lodging

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For those coming in from out of town, please note that January is the height of the vacation season in Delray Beach. We suggest you reserve a hotel room and car as soon as possible.

The Colony Hotel Crane's Beach House
Hyatt Place Delray Beach Marriott Residence Inn
Wright By The Sea Local Transportation


Arrangements are confirmed with the following hotels for a block of rooms held for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival at special group rates for the period January 19 check in until January 25, 2015 check-out. To reserve a room at the festival’s special per-night rate, call the hotel, mention the Palm Beach Poetry Festival special event rate, and secure a reservation by credit card before December 20, 2014. After that date, special rates will no longer apply, and remaining rooms in the block will be made available for public sale and may no longer be available at that time.

We urge all workshop applicants to make reservations at the time you apply. Should you not be admitted to a workshop of your choice, you may cancel your reservation without penalty. If you wait until notification in November, room blocks may be sold out to other workshop participants.

The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club (rates for 2014-2015)
525 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483-5323
(561) 276-4123


Queen Bedroom and bath $145.00 (17 Rooms Available)
King Bedroom and bath $165.00 (15 Rooms Available)
Superior King Bedroom & bath $185 (ten rooms available)
Two Bedrooms and connecting bath $220.00 (six Rooms Available)

Complimentary continental breakfast included. The above non-commissionable rates are based on single or double occupancy for king and queen bedrooms and four persons maximum in our two-bedroom units. This rate may be extended beyond date above before or after the event by revisions to this signed agreement only.

Individuals make their own reservations by phone: 561-276-4123 or 1-800-552-2363 with the group name. A one night advance deposit confirms each reservation. Individuals are responsible for full payment of total stay at check-in. There is a minimum of two-night stay for this discounted rate.

Cancellation Policy: Individuals must contact The Colony 72 hours prior to arrival date or forfeit one night's deposit plus tax. Applicants have until January 14th to cancel room reservations without forfeit of deposit. To ensure group rate, please book by December 19, 2014. Any unused rooms in the block will be released.

104 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561.330.3530   D: 561-455-1952  

Room Rate is: $189.00 plus 11% tax which includes a standard king or double (two queen beds) for the dates of 1/19 – 1/25, 2015. Amenities include: Roof top pool, full service bar, 24-hour food service, complimentary public transportation within a two-mile radius which covers the downtown area (Atlantic Ave, Hyatt Place Rooftop Pool and Hot TubPineapple Grove and the beach), complimentary wireless internet, parking and breakfast all included in the rate of $189.00. This rate will be honored three days prior to arrival, and three days post-departure based on hotel availability and discretion.

For Reservations, guests may call toll free 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), or 561-330-3530. Select option 3 and ask for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival rate. Visit  and enter in the Group Code (G-POE1) and the dates of stay. Cutoff date for reservations: December 5, 2014.

You may also book with the following link:



82 Gleason Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Suites. Inquire for a Festival Discount without guarantee. (


1111 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Phone: 1-561-276-7441              Toll-free: 1-866-258-7257
The Residence Inn has studios and one bedroom suites. Spacious accommodations include great views, free high-speed internet access, free parking, and complimentary hot breakfast buffet and evening reception. Book well in advance. Special rates are no longer available.


1901 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL.

One-bedroom suites are available and have a bedroom with two beds and a living room area and fold out couch. Suites may be shared by participants, but each will be responsible for the cost of their own room. The hotel web address is:

To confirm reservations call the toll free number 1-877-234-3355 or 1-561-278-3355 or by email.

Room rentals are subject to state tax and a Tourist Development Tax. Cancellation Policy - 30 days notice for refund. No pets & no smoking in rooms. Check-In about 2:00 pm; Check-Out 11:00 am. Wright by the Sea is a short drive from the festival location at Olds School Square.


ALL TRANSPORTATION TAXI AND LIMO SERVICE: There are many services and taxis available from Palm Beach International Airport. All Transportation offers online reservations and a coupon that reduces the cost by $10, or if you reserve your pickup online, 20% will be deducted from the fare. At this posting, the rate for pickup from Palm Beach International Airport to Delray Beach is quoted at $50 before any discounts. Group rates may apply with multiple passengers in the same car. See the website or phone. The phone number is 561-450-5850 and the website is:

To reserve special meeting rates with HERTZ in 2014, please provide the festival CV#022L3494 to your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. In 2015, use CV#022L3991, when making reservations, or make reservations online at, or call Hertz directly:

• In the U.S. and Canada: 1-800-654-2240
• Other: 1-405-749-4434

The Hertz Rates pdf attachment includes everything you need to book a car at the special rates. Advance reservations are recommended, as cars are subject to availability.  Rates are based on returning the cars within Florida and are guaranteed from one-week prior through one-week after the meeting dates.



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