Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What We Love
- Historic Mediterranean-Revival Florida main building designed by the legendary Addison Mizner
- Half a mile of private beach accessed by private launch boat
- Alhambra-inspired Spa Palazzo with wet rooms, mineral baths, and steam and sauna rooms
What To Know
- Five different room types are spread across the 356 acres of the resort “village”
- The resort does cater to large meetings and weddings
- Valet parking costs $25
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With 356 acres and 1,041 rooms spread over five buildings, this property calls itself a “resort village,” and rightfully so. It’s so large that shuttle buses and a boat run between its two main halves, one of which has its own marina, the other of which is on the beach. The spa alone has 44 private treatment rooms. There are water sports on the beach, seven pools, thirteen restaurants, and nine onsite shops. If the everyday pleasures of swimming, shopping, and eating fail to amuse, there are also two golf courses, a tennis center, and a surf school, not to mention a sculpture collection so large guided tours are offered.
In the Area
The sun, the beach, and the palm trees are right there on the property, but the other pleasures of South Florida may require a car. There are catamaran cruises into the Atlantic Ocean or along the mansion-lined Intracoastal, canoe tours of the Everglades, and excursions into Miami to take in the Heat basketball games, Florida Marlins baseball games, or Dolphins football games. Less sporty types make the trip for concerts at the New World Symphony Center or traveling Broadway shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center instead.
How to Get There
I wish I could post pictures. I took several. One of the worst hotel experiences I've ever had at well over $200 per night. Since I can't post pictures go to Google to see them. Let's see, rotten apples offered, shower that leaked all over the floor, bathroom door that you had to pick up in order to shut, closet door that came off the rollers, etc. I definitely will not be back. They pushed hard to get me to upgrade at ONLY an additional $100 per night. I titled this Choose Holiday Inn Express .... even the worst HIE experience has been better than this stay at the Waldorf Astoria.
Our first visit to this property; probably won’t be the last. Came in for a business trip, but would like to plan a purely recreational one in the future. Stayed in the Yacht Club, and got a newly renovated suite on the 8th floor, where the Commodore Club is located. Simply amazing. The quality of the food and wine there, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff there, was fantastic. They have a $15,000 machine there with four different (high quality) wines on tap at the correct temperature. And a $15,000 espresso/cappuccino machine. I know; I looked them up; I wanted to purchase both for myself.
The staff and property are wonderful! Almost every member of the staff was very helpful and pleasant. Our junior suite was beautiful and clean. Room & bath were very spacious. Room was cleaned almost immediately after putting hang tag on door. Excellent room/bath cleanliness. Loved the pool and water views in the tower room we had, "65 series" room #. Needs updated somewhat but they're already aware of that given the other rooms renovations that have been completed. The a/c temperature regulation in the room was horrible. I would have given the room a 10 rating rather than 9 if this had been better. I was also quite offended at some of the prices of things too. Food and beverage options were WAY over priced throughout the property and room (aka mini-bar). I was also VERY disappointed in the breakfast coupon for Diamond members. Serendipity had decent options, but, once again, far overpriced. It's sad when I can get a better breakfast at a regular Hilton than a Waldorf. In the future if I am to stay at your hotel then ideally the breakfast buffet in the Palm Court would be offered. Beautiful gardens and pool area too. Lastly, the views for dinner from Blue were phenomenal.
The hotel is beautiful but the walls are very thin so u are able to hear everything going on in the other rooms (complained and nothing was done) looked like they were filming a porn video next door of how loud that was, could you imagine if there you had kids, they do not offer complimentary coffee for the guests, you have to pay for parking, for the price u pay a night the least they can offer is free coffee and free parking. The food is highly expensive but I must admit the food was good had a pizza and a French onion soup for $50.00.. but that was all the hotel is beautiful and so are the rooms if only you could actually sleep...coffee was 6.00 and parking is 26.00 a day. Like are they crazy. The water jet was not good, and it smelled like paint. I stayed at the yacht club which they moved me too and didnt even advise there was an upcharge the guy told me it was the same price as what I was paying. That's crazy. Ugh never again...
The only crib I have about this place is that I had only 2 days to stay....
From check-in to check out, I was treated with a service par excellence. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast spread was great and well satisfying. The hotel has access to the beach. The place to stay for a great experience in Boca.