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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.

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

    (Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)
  2. The 60 simply furnished, comfortable rooms each come with a private balcony or veranda.

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

    (Courtesy Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites)
  4. 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)
  5. As if the ocean weren’t enough, there's a beachfront pool, shady courtyard, and shuffleboard and volleyball courts.

    (Courtesy Postcard Inn)
  6. Another colorful room at the Postcard Inn.

    (Courtesy Postcard Inn)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. The Chelsea channels the easy glamour of a bygone era with poolside cabanas.

    (Courtesy The Chelsea)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. Its expansive spa includes a seasonally heated saltwater pool.

    (Courtesy The Chelsea)
  14. Azul del Mar in Key Largo, Fla., faces Blackwater Sound and Florida Bay.

    (Courtesy Azul del Mar)
  15. 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)
  16. Rooms evoke the island's heyday.

    (Courtesy Azul del Mar)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. Pacific Shores hosts wine tastings and other events in their restaurant and bar.

    (Courtesy Pacific Shores Resort)
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. Front Marítim's rooms feature clean lines, big windows, and parquet floors.

    (Courtesy GBB Hotel Front Marítim)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)

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