Located about a 90-minute drive north of Miami, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach offer travelers pretty beaches, great shopping and dining, and historic attractions -- often in charming pastel hues. To make your getaway extra special, we recommend staying in one of the area's best luxury hotels, where top-notch eateries, relaxing spas, and well-equipped rooms come standard. Below, check out the seven best luxury hotels in Palm Beach, Florida.
Located under a 15-minute walk from the striking Giant Kapok Tree, The Breakers is a historic luxury property that wows with its private beach setting, array of high-end features, and charming rooms. The current Italian Renaissance-inspired structure was built in 1926, but the hotel actually dates back to 1896, when it was opened by Palm Beach icon and Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler. Today, the 140-acre resort houses two 18-hole golf courses, 10 tennis courts, four pools (with options for both adults only and families), five whirlpools, and a swish spa with an outdoor ocean-view relaxation area. Numerous dining options are impressive, especially the Sunday Brunch spread. Room decor varies, but all have a classically elegant beach-inspired look and quality amenities.
An oceanfront property, the Four Seasons Resort is the top luxury hotel in Palm Beach. It’s situated on a quiet stretch of sand about a 10- to 20-minute drive south of popular attractions like the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, historic Clock Tower, and Worth Avenue shopping destination. Excellent on-site features include two outdoor ocean-view pools, loungers along the beach, a full-service spa with a whirlpool, and top-notch dining. Swish extras include free sunglass cleaning, select fitness classes, bike and helmet rentals, and twice-daily housekeeping. The 210 rooms are serene and elegant, all with marble bathrooms, balconies or terraces (some with an ocean view), free Wi-Fi, and L’Occitane bath products.
The 309-room Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a family-friendly property with an Old-World luxury atmosphere and design. The resort is located on a pretty beach, and both outdoor pools have great ocean views plus ample umbrella-shaded loungers and daybeds. The highlight here is undoubtedly the phenomenal spa, which has several treatment rooms, an indoor relaxation area with a whirlpool, and an outdoor garden with swings over dipping pools. Jonathan Adler-designed rooms are more colorful and upbeat than common areas, and they come with balconies, minibars, and marble bathrooms. Four restaurants offer various dining experiences, and on-site activities include fitness classes, non-motorized water sports, and tennis courts.
Built in 1926 and renovated in 1937, The Chesterfield Palm Beach is a charming property that’s registered with the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation as a historic landmark. Made to resemble a European bed-and-breakfast, the property offers 53 sophisticated, individually decorated guest rooms and suites — all with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with HBO, and bathrobes. A pleasant restaurant, lounge, and courtyard dining space are available on-site, and room service is provided 24/7. The hotel is also conveniently located a five-minute walk from Worth Avenue and 10 minutes from the beach.
An eight-minute walk to Palm Beach’s lovely beaches, The Brazilian Court Hotel is an upscale boutique property with 80 rooms. Built in the 1920s, the beautiful hotel has a Spanish Colonial design consisting of rich mahogany paneling, ornate antique furnishings, and two well-landscaped courtyards with fountains and seating areas. Rooms are stunning and elegant, equipped with opulent linens, jetted tubs and separate showers, and minibars. Many rooms also have furnished terraces. Excellent dining is available at Café Boulud, which offers alfresco seating. Other features include a heated garden pool with a hot tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and the Frédéric Fekkai salon.
The upscale Hilton West Palm Beach is located in West Palm Beach, a quick five-minute walk from Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) shopping and dining center. It takes about 13 minutes on bike to reach the beach on Palm Beach Island. This family-friendly hotel has a fun free-form pool with a hot tub and open-air bar, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and fitness classes such as outdoor yoga and indoor Pilates. The 400 rooms are modern and spacious, all with rainfall showers, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. Multiple dining options include Galley, an eatery serving casual fare such as pizza and burgers, the poolside La Playa grill, a grab-and-go market, and an indoor/outdoor spot for breakfast buffets.
The 134-room Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is an upscale property along the water on Palm Beach Island. Resort features consist of a chic outdoor pool with a bar and cabanas, a fine-dining restaurant and sushi bar, a full-service spa offering a variety of wellness and beauty treatments, and direct access to a beach lined with loungers and umbrellas. Rooms have modern, Asian-inspired decor, as well as sufficient amenities such as premium minibars, flat-screen TVs, and private furnished balconies (some with ocean views). Most have showers, but some suites add separate soaking tubs.
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