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Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Built in 1926.

The Boca Raton Resort & Club was designed by Addison Mizner and built in 1926. Originally known as the “Cloister Inn,” the hotel’s design was inspired by an 11th-century Spanish convent. When the hotel was built, Boca Raton was a rural area, and the property was soon foreclosed on. For many following years, the hotel underwent various owners and transformations, including knocking down a corner of the hotel and adding a 27-story hotel tower in 1967. Today, the resort spans 337 acres, has two golf courses, a 50,000-square-foot spa modeled after the Alhambra in Granada, seven swimming pools, 30 tennis courts, a 32-slip marina, 13 restaurants and bars and meeting space. Guests can still stay in the original Cloister Inn section. The older area has the Caribbean feel of long, shadowy hallways and weathered stone. One of the property’s restaurants gives views to the outside world through Venetian-style Gothic archways.

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