If you are coming from out of town, it is important to 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. 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 well in advance of the hotel block cutoff date (December 2018). Room blocks fill quickly, and after that date, special rates will no longer apply. Remaining rooms in the block will be made available for public sale, and may no longer be available.
For the Hyatt Place and The Colony, you may not require a car, as most consider these walking distance from the festival venue, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444. We urge all workshop applicants to make reservations at the time you apply. If you are not 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.
THE COLONY HOTEL & CABANA CLUB
525 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483-5323
(561) 276-4123 or (800) 552-2363
RATES (January 21-27, 2019)
Queen Bedroom and bath $159.00 (15 Rooms Available)
King Bedroom and bath $185.00 (12 Rooms Available)
Superior King Bedroom & bath $215 (13 Rooms Available)
Two Bedrooms and connecting bath $225.00 (6 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 two-bedroom units. This rate may be extended beyond date above before or after the event by special permission if possible. The hotel is about .4 miles from the festival venue.
Individuals make their own reservations by phone: 561-276-4123 or 1-800-552-2363. 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 20, 2018, after which unused rooms in the block will be released and no longer available.
HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH
104 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561.330.3530 D: 561-455-1952
Room Rate is: $245.00 which includes a double (two queen beds), and $235.00 for a standard king room, for the dates of 1/21 – 1/27, 2019. 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, Pineapple Grove and the beach), complimentary wireless internet, complimentary parking (usual daily rate $20) and breakfast are all included in these rates. These rates will be honored three days prior to arrival, and three days post-departure based on hotel availability and management 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 www.HyattPlaceDelrayBeach.com and enter in the Group Code (G-PBA9) and the dates of stay. Cutoff date for reservations: December 19, 2018.
You may also book with the following link: https://delraybeach.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-PBA9.
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
910 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach FL 33444
Room Rates include free breakfast, in room wireless and high speed internet, and free parking. The hotel is situated approximately .7 miles from Old School Square, the festival venue. Rooms may be booked at the festival rates until December 22, 2018 for the special festival rate. King or Queen Rooms: $189.00/night. Use the online link to book: Fairfield Marriott 2019 Group Rate.
Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Suites. Inquire for a Festival Discount without guarantee. (http://cranesbeachhouse.com/)
RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT
1111 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
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.
WRIGHT BY THE SEA
1901 South Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
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: www.wbtsea.com. To confirm reservations call the toll free number 1-877-234-3355 or 1-561-278-3355 or by email. Wright by the Sea is a short drive from the festival location at Old School Square.
AIRPORT GROUND TRANSPORTATION
There are many services and taxis available from Palm Beach International Airport listed from the airport ground transportation web page: http://www.pbia.org/ground/. Group rates may apply with multiple passengers in the same car.
A similar page for taxi services is available for Fort Lauderdale (http://www.broward.org/Airport/Transportation/Pages/Taxis.aspx)
To reserve special meeting rates with Hertz in 2019, please provide the festival corporate meeting number CV022L5310 to your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. Or, make reservations online at Hertz.com, or call Hertz directly:
In the U.S. and Canada: 1-800-654-2240 Other: 1-405-749-4434
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.