North of Miami, this small Florida town boasts a glam Hollywood hotel

The view from the Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Deerfield Beach is an hour north of Miami, but it might as well be in another state. While South Beach can resemble a caipirinha-drenched, Art Deco after-hours party, Deerfield Beach is the kind of town where families go to the beach with sandwiches (carbs in South Florida!), have a drink at the end of the day, and then head to Flanigan’s for a plate of ribs and curly fries (more carbs in South Florida!).

It’s a traditional bit of Americana — no high-rises allowed and nary a Missoni microkini in sight.

But the casual, family-friendly beach is also home to a glamorous jewel of a boutique hotel with Hollywood lineage. Royal Blues Hotel was opened three years ago by Hollywood producer Edward Walson. He was a producer of the Woody Allen films “Blue Jasmine’’ and “Magic in the Moonlight,’’ and had a hand in Broadway shows such as “An American in Paris,’’ “Bullets Over Broadway,’’ and “Big Fish.’’


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