Lodging and Transportation


Air travel

The most convenient airports to Boca Raton are:


  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport 20 miles to the south.
  • Palm Beach International Airport 30 miles to the north.

Third option:

Miami International airport is over 60 miles and one-two hours away. However, for some international travelers flying direct to Miami this may be your only alternative.

If you choose not to rent a car, ground transportation is available from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale airports to Boca Raton for approximately $26 (van)-$55.00 (limo) one way. Ground transportation from Miami is $85-$115.



High tourist season from November to Easter will reflect higher nightly rates

Lower rates from Easter to end of September

Check directly with each motel as dates vary on seasonal rates and change from time to time

Boca Raton is a world renowned seaside “seasonal” (during the northern hemispheres winter: North America, Europe and China) upscale resort city. Located half way between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Ocean. Most of our training takes place in the summer. While perfect for teaching babies, our sub-tropical summer climate requires applying sunscreen and drinking plenty of fluids as it can get quite hot and humid. During the period of May 1st through October you will see incredible motel bargains (nearly half the price of the peak season rates). There are many quaint and tropical Inns located across the street from our famous beaches which are small, rustic and affordable. We have listed hotels that are close to our swim school and motels a bit further away, but near the beach. If you stay near the beach you will need to rent a car as the pool is 4-7 miles away from the beach motels.

If you do not rent a car we suggest that you rent a bike and stay closer to Florida Atlantic University where we teach. We can assist you with lodging arrangements at reasonable rates. (approx $60-$120 per night, plus tax). Would you like to have a roommate to split the cost of lodging? We might be able to place you with another participant to share a room. Email us for assistance.

For your convenience you may wish to rent a car (we can assist you with this). Bike rental is also available for $60.00 per week.


Motels Closest to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton: (would require a bike or car)

updated 12/14/2014

Double check these rates on their web sites. These rates are all approximate and are off season rates. They are subject to seasonal and monthly changes. Ask about a weekly or long term discount rates. For hotels in Boca Raton, you can ask if they have a FAU (Florida Atlantic University) rate.

Most of our guests stay here:

Boca Raton Plaza and Suites
2901 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton
or call 1-866-425-5130reservations@bocaratonplaza.com
www.bocaratonplaza.comTalk to Rob McKay about special summer extended stay rate
April 20-Dec. 20 rates $49-$109 night plus tax depending on month

Ask for FAU rate

Newly remodeled

Refrigerator upon request

Only About 2.8 miles to campus, a 15 minute bike ride. Nice family restaurant on premises

Plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Internet available nearby at Kinko’s.

1 1/2 miles to Spanish River Blvd beach access bridge


Best Western University Inn
2700 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton
561-395-5225Click here: Bestwestern.com
April -Sept. 30 $100-120.00 night plus tax

Refrigerator upon request

Typical Best Western. Only About 2.8 miles to campus, a 15 minute bike ride. Continental breakfast. .

Plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Internet available nearby at Kinko’s.

1 1/2 miles to Spanish River Blvd beach access bridge

Courtesy airport shuttle to and from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach International Airport


Fairfield Inn and Suites
3400 Airport Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
For reservations, must call (561) 417-8585 or (800) 228-2800
Mid April -Sept. 30 FAU rate $74-149Suite upon request

About 2 miles to campus, a 15 minute bike ride.

Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet


Doubletree Guest Suites Boca Raton
701 N.W. 53rd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 561-997-9500 / 1-800-734-8603
Fax: 561-995-0646www.guestsuitesboca.com
$90-$120 plus tax

Stay 10 nights get one night free


Individual reservations call Toll free 1-800-222-TREE or for Groups of 10 or more call the Sales Office at 561-997-9500.

Guest Suites Boca Raton is conveniently located only 2 miles from the FAU Campus, with easy access off I-95 at Yamato Road West, and just 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach International Airports in sunny South Florida.


Near the Beach Motel in Boca Raton:

Affordable older mom and pop motel near beach, offer weekly rentals option. Beach hotels would require a car.

Ocean Lodge Boca Raton
531 North Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, Fl 33432
561-395-7772 561-395-0054Click here: Ocean Lodge
April -Sept. 30 $139 plus night plus tax

Basic accommodation, but across the street from the Boca beach

Suite upon request

About 5 miles to campus, a 30 minute bike ride.


On or near the Beach Motels in Deerfield Beach:

Affordable older mom and pop motels near beach, offer weekly rentals option. Beach hotels would require a car.

Carriage House Resort Motel
250 South Ocean Blvd. (A1A)
Deerfield Beach
(954) 427-7670
1-800-303-6009Email: reservations@carriagehouseresort.comClick here: Carriage House Resort Motel – Deerfield Beach, Florida
April 6-Dec. 15 $430.00 and up per week plus tax

One Block from Atlantic beaches

6.5 miles from facility

Near Deerfield Pier, would require a car

1 and 2 bedroom apartments available


Tropic Isle Beach resort
370 SE 20th Ave. (A1A)
Deerfield Beach
954-427-1000email: Tropics@gate.netDave and Heidi managers


April 1-Nov. 30 $475.00-$700 per weekOne Block from Atlantic beaches

6.5 miles from facility

Near Deerfield Pier, Would require a car. Some rooms have kitchens and refrigerator. Non-smoking rooms.


Rainbow on the Ocean
1231 Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, Fl 33062Phone: 954-488-2773
April -Fall $714 and up per week plus taxOn the Ocean

8.5 miles from facility

Would require a car


I also recommend this web site to look for more budget motels and rates, as well as luxury lodging accommodations in the Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach Area. Luxury hotels include the world famous Boca Raton Resort a Waldorf Astoria Resort (our swim school headquarters in the 1990’s) and the new Waterstone Resort and Marina.


Click here: Hotels.com – hotels in Boca Raton


Lodging For Large Groups

If you are bringing a large group, many homes are available for rent. We can assist you if you like.

Click here: Florida Atlantic University – Travel Center – Official Athletic Site


Car Rental

Leading car rental companies available at all three major airports,

Palm Beach International, For Lauderdale International, Miami International

as well as here in Boca Raton, near the University

Click here: Hertz Rent-a-Car – Rental Car Discounts, Coupons and Great Rate (most people use this one)

Click here: Alamo Rent A Car – Rental Car Deals, Cheap Last Minute Specials



Airport Shuttle Large Van Service

These prices and companies are subject to change

Fort Lauderdale International Airport go-airportshuttle.com
Shared Ride Service

GO AIRPORT SHUTTLE the originator of the shared ride transportation concept in South Florida offers this very economical mode of transportation to & from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We have been providing this exclusive service to both tourists and local residents since 1986 with our fleet of 150 vehicles. Our rates are per person and your wait is a maximum of 30 minutes from the time you and your luggage are curbside. You are allowed 2 suitcases (normal size) and 1 carry on per person before a possible extra fare is charged. Our per person rates are posted at all terminals where our representatives are located – lower level curbside – for your convenience.

We are looking forward to serving you!
Sample shared ride rates from FLL
Boca Raton $26.00
* See representative or contact us for additional rates. Some luggage restrictions apply.

When you arrive at the airport, collect your luggage and go outside the baggage claim area, lower level, curbside, contact one of our starters (customer services reps.) wearing a white shirt with “GO AIRPORT SHUTTLE” in green on the back of the shirt and an emblem on the sleeve and over the breast pocket. Let the starter know what service you are interested in and he/she will assist you.

GO AIRPORT SHUTTLE service is available for all arriving
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport passengers


Miami International Airport
Super Shuttle

Miami Airport – Just claim your luggage on the lower level and go to curb side. Contact a SuperShuttle Guest Service Representative wearing either a gold shirt or a blue jacket that says ‘SuperShuttle’. They will arrange Super Shuttle transportation to your destination.
Local Reservations:
(305) 871-2000

Fort Lauderdale:
(954) 764-1700

Customer Care:
2595 NW 38th St.
Miami, FL 33142

Main: (305) 871-8210
Fax: (305) 871-8475

No reservation required

Miami to Boca Raton $83.00 plus tip


Airport Car/Limo Services

At Your Service Limousine (Rob uses this one)


Owner: Roger
Rob’s driver: Ralph

Out of State call (800)711-0199 or 1-866-225-5635

Web site: http://www.aystransport.com/contacts.asp
or Click here: At Your Service Transportation, Inc. ,

Email: office@aystransport.com

  • Boca to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach $65.00
  • Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to Boca $65.00
  • Boca to Miami $100 Miami to Boca $100.00

Add gratuity to all the above.


Diamond Coach Limousine


Out of State call (800)334-7314

  • Boca to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach $58.00
  • Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to Boca $61.00
  • Boca to Miami $90.00-$115 Miami to Boca $102.00


Bicycle Rental

The Bike Doctor 561-483-8376 $60.00 and up per week

Bike America 561-391-0800 $100 per week comfort bike / $150 per week road bike