Photos: 10 Best Affordable Beachfront Hotels

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Most of Thalassa's guests come via a five-hour, high-speed ferry from Athens.
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The 60 simply furnished, comfortable rooms each come with a private balcony or veranda.
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Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites in Santorini, Greece, has a postcard-perfect white exterior.
Two pools, a beach bar, and a spa offer plenty to occupy your time on and off the Santorini shore.
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As if the ocean weren’t enough, there's a beachfront pool, shady courtyard, and shuffleboard and volleyball courts.
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Another colorful room at the Postcard Inn.
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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.
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The Hotel Napoleon in Menton, France, is just across the street from the beach—and less than a mile from the Italian border.
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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.
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The Chelsea channels the easy glamour of a bygone era with poolside cabanas.
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The Chelsea lit up its retro neon sign in July 2008 along the southern end of Atlantic City's salt-and-pepper shoreline.
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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.
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Its expansive spa includes a seasonally heated saltwater pool.
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Azul del Mar in Key Largo, Fla., faces Blackwater Sound and Florida Bay.
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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.
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Rooms evoke the island's heyday.
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Giant windows maximize the star attraction—the view of Monterey Bay at the Best Western Plus in Monterey Beach, Calif.
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The Pacific Shores Resort & Spa on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, makes it easy to take full advantage of the nature-enthusiast's paradise.
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Pacific Shores hosts wine tastings and other events in their restaurant and bar.
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With a beach, 15 acres of nature trails, and botanic gardens right outside your doorstep, the hotel has popular nature walks.
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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.
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Front Marítim's rooms feature clean lines, big windows, and parquet floors.
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Three solar-powered private suites with palm-thatch roofs, rattan chairs, vintage Oriental carpets, and Mexican artwork are hemmed by bountiful gardens.
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Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach, S.C., sits on a quiet stretch of beach north of the boardwalk and its attractions.
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Ten properties where you can go from your bed to the beach in five minutes or less, for under $150 per night.

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