Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- One pool for families and one for adults only; free ice pops offered at both
- Eau Spa’s treatments by aestheticians who provide personal service to local celebs (including the Trumps); the One Love facial is a highlight (“Let’s get together and peel all right”)
- All rooms come with private balconies
- Breeze, the only ocean front bar in Palm Beach
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What To Know
- Although the resort takes up seven acres of beachfront, it's a narrow stretch with a sharp drop-off and breaking waves close to shore — great for surfers, not so much for bathers
- Popular for weddings
- The downtown Lake Worth scene is a causeway — and a cab ride — away
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A tasteful Mediterranean Revival mansion with plenty of Palm Beach panache. The ultra-high-ceilinged, marble-floored lobby is kitted out like an elegant living room: floral loveseats, overstuffed chairs and striking lamps atop end tables. And at the back, floor-to-ceiling glass gives way to the Stir Terrace & Bar (great for happy hour) and the pool. Jewelry and clothing boutiques front the Eau Spa, which features an enclosed garden, huge urns holding lime trees, a giant chessboard, hanging hammocks and innumerable water features that patrons are encouraged to splash around in. The public areas are regularly patrolled by service staff supplying sparkling wine and cupcakes.
Bed and Bath
Refined guestrooms are filled with walnut furniture, chaise lounges, throw pillows and floor-to-ceiling drapes in caramel, camel, green and Victorian-inspired floral patterns. On the beach side of the building, sliding doors lead to surprisingly long balconies with ocean views. The bathrooms are truly remarkable: Multi-faucet sinks run the length of the mirror, the glass-enclosed shower’s embedded heads cleanse you from above and the sides, and gigantic freestanding bathtubs are ideal for couples. Red Flower products, organic and soothing, up the relaxation factor.
Food is a focal point. The intimate restaurants — Angle, which has decor with medieval flair, and the larger Temple Orange, which has a chic European aesthetic — offer globally oriented farm-to-table fare, with produce like butter lettuce and Brussels sprouts from nearby Swank Farms. Still, the menus don’t shy away from imported luxury items (caviar, cheese, game) or fancy techniques (emulsions, infusions, gelées). Lunch at the Stir Bar & Terrace and at Breeze (located right on the seawall) features lighter options from the dinner menus; breakfast is a lavish buffet. Cocktails in the lobby lounge are an elegant precursor to an evening out, especially when Sushi Jo is in the house rolling his finest concoctions. The Zen-centric facilities at the Eau Spa (pool cabanas, sensory treatment rooms, a scrub and polish bar) make it a destination in its own right. Treatments meld ancient methods with up-to-the-minute technologies. Exercising is also an extreme pleasure here, with two pools and beach access for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and parasailing. In addition, bicycle rentals, basketball, volleyball, tennis and yoga are all available (as well as the Aquanuts underwater-themed club for children, and Camp Coast for teens).
In the Area
The downtown Lake Worth scene, a causeway trip away, is less luxe and more organic, with live music clubs, a lively arts scene and livelier locals frequenting the bars (Propaganda plays host to indie bands). For a vibe similar to Eau, head to Palm Beach’s famous Worth Avenue, where Saks Fifth Avenue anchors all manner of designer boutiques, including Cartier, Chanel and Gucci. For a blend of the two scenes, hit Clematis Street. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, this hipster neighborhood offers all manner of diversions, including dinner at the rocking Mexican restaurant Rocco’s Tacos. Nearby, and as titillating for kids as for their parents, CityPlace presents more than 100 shopping, dining and entertainment options. During the day families should check out Phipps Ocean Park, which has a renowned tennis center and the Palm Beach Zoo. A little farther afield, Lion Country Safari is the state’s only drive-through adventure.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Not only did we get an amazing upgrade to an ocean view suite upon arrival with champagne delivered, but throughout our entire stay the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The pools and grounds were beautiful and the Eau was the perfect place to relax and enjoy! Be sure to spend some time at the spa too for an extra treat. We’re already talking about visiting again next year for a longer stay!
I stayed at this hotel the end of October staying three nights received one night free. Eau Palm hotel Was one of the nicest hotels I ever stayed. The staff was great. From the young lady at the front desk who greeted us every day with a nice hello and the young valet guy Todd who was the friendliest and most helpful guy with any restaurant questions we had to the pool guys and spa personnel, they all went way out of their way to be friendly and we’re always there to help us in anyway they could. And did I mention the hotel itself is beautiful. We had an oceanfront view room it was just breathtaking. And across the street there was a breakfast restaurant called Johnny G which was excellent and the Japanese restaurant in that same shopping center was very good also for dinner. Hoping to go back next October. Stay here I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed.
Firstly this is NOT in Palm Beach, not even close yet they like to think they are
The hotel and pool are very pretty, there is virtually no beach, as it has been washed away from storms. The food was expensive and very uninspiring. I found the wait staff and housekeepers were lovely. However when you have your 6 figure car parked to the tune of $30 per night for valet service, they damage it,and then have the nerve to tell you it was there when you checked in "the valet marked it on his card" so I was firstly told, oh but wait....."no it happened when you drove your car the 3rd day" then show you some BS photos and have a nasty insurance lady tell you not to contact the hotel, and she decides. (And by the way she is out in texas somewhere) Back to the Breakers where they know how to treat their Platinum Fine hotels and Resorts members....oh and you really actually are in Palm beach