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Photos: 10 Best Affordable Beachfront Hotels

Ten properties where you can go from your bed to the beach in five minutes or less, for under $150 per night.

By , Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011, 4:34 PM

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Thalassa Sea Side Hotel

Most of Thalassa's guests come via a five-hour, high-speed ferry from Athens.

(Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)

Thalassa Sea Side Hotel

The 60 simply furnished, comfortable rooms each come with a private balcony or veranda.

(Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)

Thalassa Sea Side Hotel

Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites in Santorini, Greece, has a postcard-perfect white exterior.

(Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)

Thalassa Sea Side Hotel

Two pools, a beach bar, and a spa offer plenty to occupy your time on and off the Santorini shore.

(Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)

Postcard Inn

As if the ocean weren’t enough, there's a beachfront pool, shady courtyard, and shuffleboard and volleyball courts.

(Courtesy Postcard Inn)

Postcard Inn

Another colorful room at the Postcard Inn.

(Courtesy Postcard Inn)

Postcard Inn

The Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach, Fla., plays off the local surf vibe with a mix of vintage boards, beachy photo murals, and flea market finds.

(Courtesy Postcard Inn)

Hotel Napoleon

The Hotel Napoleon in Menton, France, is just across the street from the beach—and less than a mile from the Italian border.

(Galilea Nin)

Hotel Napoleon

Rooms facing the sea each have a great view and a balcony—take your breakfast here or on the downstairs patio, under the banana trees.

(Galilea Nin)

The Chelsea

The Chelsea channels the easy glamour of a bygone era with poolside cabanas.

(Courtesy The Chelsea)

The Chelsea

The Chelsea lit up its retro neon sign in July 2008 along the southern end of Atlantic City's salt-and-pepper shoreline.

(Courtesy The Chelsea)

The Chelsea

Each of the rooms and suites at the Chelsea in Atlantic City, N.J., has boutique touches, like designer lamps, velvet curtains, and FACE Stockholm toiletries.

(Courtesy The Chelsea)

The Chelsea

Its expansive spa includes a seasonally heated saltwater pool.

(Courtesy The Chelsea)

Azul del Mar in Key Largo, Fla., faces Blackwater Sound and Florida Bay.

(Courtesy Azul del Mar)

Azul del Mar

Today, about 200 feet away from where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall cracked wise at the Caribbean Club, stands Azul del Mar's quiet oasis.

(Courtesy Azul del Mar)

Azul del Mar

Rooms evoke the island's heyday.

(Courtesy Azul del Mar)

Monterey Best Western Plus

Giant windows maximize the star attraction—the view of Monterey Bay at the Best Western Plus in Monterey Beach, Calif.

(Courtesy Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey)

Pacific Shores Resort

The Pacific Shores Resort & Spa on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, makes it easy to take full advantage of the nature-enthusiast's paradise.

(Courtesy Pacific Shores Resort)

Pacific Shores Resort

Pacific Shores hosts wine tastings and other events in their restaurant and bar.

(Courtesy Pacific Shores Resort)

Pacific Shores Resort

With a beach, 15 acres of nature trails, and botanic gardens right outside your doorstep, the hotel has popular nature walks.

(Courtesy Pacific Shores Resort)

AC Front Maritim

Barcelona's four-star Hotel Front Marítim is across the street from La Nova Mar Bella Beach, where you can rent sun beds and umbrellas and stroll the boardwalk.

(Courtesy GBB Hotel Front Marítim)

AC Front Maritim

Front Marítim's rooms feature clean lines, big windows, and parquet floors.

(Courtesy GBB Hotel Front Marítim)

El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo.

Three solar-powered private suites with palm-thatch roofs, rattan chairs, vintage Oriental carpets, and Mexican artwork are hemmed by bountiful gardens.

(Courtesy El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo)

Caribbean Resort and Villas

Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach, S.C., sits on a quiet stretch of beach north of the boardwalk and its attractions.

(Courtesy Caribbean Resort & Villas)