Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
What We Love
- Popsicles and frozen fruit delivered to your chaise at the oceanfront pool
- The private beach with a plethora of watersports
- Free bikes available for guests eager to cycle the shore
- Morning Beach Yoga classes on the sand
What To Know
- There’s a free shuttle to Worth Avenue and other sights, as the hotel isn’t right in town
- On-site parking costs $27 a night
- Below the third floor, ocean views may be obstructed by palm trees
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There’s a free shuttle to the designer boutiques and soignée restaurants of Worth Avenue, but if you never left the property there would still be so much to do, like lounging by the pool or on the private beach—taking a surfing lesson, practicing your serve on one of the two tennis courts, or resorting your inner calm in the 11,000 square foot spa. Once you’ve worked up an appetite comes the tricky part: Choosing between one of the three restaurants—poolside Graze, al fresco Atlantic Bar & Grill, or Italian Jové Kitchen & Bar. The decision gets even tougher on Fridays, when the weekly clambake is in full swing.
In the Area
While in swanky Palm Beach, tour Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age mansion turned museum; take in a match at the International Polo Club; pick up a few finds for the summer house on West Palm Beach’s Antique Row; or restock your closet with this season’s best from the designer boutiques on Worth Avenue, stopping to refuel with a risotto at Bice—they say it’s even better than the one in Milan.
How to Get There
Nestled on the beach in Palm Beach is the Four Seasons resort. Rooms appointed with private balconies for listening to the surf or dining under the stars. Rooms are spacious, luxurious and warm. Touch points by the staff are genuinely friendly and sincere. Great cocktail bar and fresh Florida cuisine. Despite being a business trip, it was relaxing!
We stayed a couple of nights at the Four Seasons for a couples business conference. Arriving late, check in was still top notch. Selina helped us, and through small talk found out we were recent newlyweds. The next day she sent up a delish & beautiful tray of wedding cookies & fruit. It was a really thoughtful gesture and one that doesn't feel out of place in this small, yet elegant resort.
During our stay we visited the lobby bar a couple of times and found the food, service and drinks to be amazing. It's a great vibe and the perfect place to meet up with friends or make new ones.
The pool set up is well done and the service was just outstanding! Comfy chairs, attentive servers and sunscreen on tap (we forgot to pack!) makes for a great place to enjoy the sun.
During the day we spent most of our time in and out of the conference rooms & eating onsite. The rooms were comfortable and the food / drink service was amazing.
Rooms are classic, comfortable and well appointed. Nice amenities and beautiful views of the ocean & pool area. Perfect spot for couples. We don't stay in many Four Seasons properties, I expected this to be similar to a Ritz, but didn't find it to be quite as nice. Overall, the beach location may just make for a more laid back experience. We did see some kids but I'm not sure we'd take our own to this property.
Food- lunch - liked the burger at the lunch restaurant! Excellent secret sauce. Lobster roll was good. Guam and chips were glorious!! Can ask for it to be a little spicier. Can get veggies on sides. Açaí bowl at breakfast and a green juice!
Staff is amazing. Super friendly and they have the magic buttons! We love when you can just hit the button for service. Service on beach and by pool
Ocean has seaweed which isn’t great but the beach is cool, right at hotel, and with service
Dog friendly. Nobody gave us grief
Overall really like this place!! Oh and you can chat the concierge! Looks like they have in house babysitter for babies
I have stayed at the property twice in the last three months. I was underwhelmed each time.
I stay predominately with this chain and I have to say that this property doesn't measure up. The rooms are average at best. The bathrooms are small.
There seems to be no recognition that guests are loyal to the chain, to the brand. I was at the hotel when it was not sold out. They could have offered an upgrade at no cost but they offered one for "only another 200 per night" to quote the 20 something behind the front desk.
I asked ahead of my stay to have a room in the more updated main building and that wasn't honored.
The service at Flories for breakfast was horrendous. Orders completely screwed up--nothing at all what was ordered. The wait times were ridiculous. I sat for ten minutes one morning before anyone came over to my table and asked if I wanted coffee. No one ever came by during breakfast to ask if I wanted more coffee.
The dinner menu there was fine--overpriced for what it was.
There was no option other than fine dining for dinner. No place to grab a lighter meal, no bar menu. Room service was the option if you didn't want a Michelin star meal.
The fitness center was fine--but one morning there were no headphones available at all.
Parking expensive as is the case at all hotels.
Had a good experience with the concierge Antonela who was most helpful in securing dinner reservations in Palm Beach.
Pool service was attentive and friendly.
Would I stay there again? I don't think so because it is a Four Seasons in name only but by and large has no business affiliating with the brand. For what they charge, they do not deliver for the most part. A very underwhelming two stays there. Probably going to switch over to The Breakers on my next trip.
If you're used to Four Seasons resorts, then just know ahead of time that this one is smaller, with bones from the 60s I believe, with less of everything that you might be used to from other larger ones.
Having said that, the chaise lounges are extremely comfortable surrounding the pools, the pool staff are very attentive and pleasant (pouring water, offering menu----and there are cabanas with lotion/aloe vera), and the bedding & bed in room very comfortable (espresso machine in room, robes, good towels but room & bathroom size and furnishings are no better than any Sheraton). We liked our dinner at Florie's, very much actually and poolside the chickpea & hummus fries with yogurt-y dip are outstanding. I love that they have open tennis courts available and the bikes and house car, and also yoga on the beach (the latter is VERY limited though- not daily).
The beach also has great lounge chairs and umbrellas----the sand is not compact at all so they have these teak ladders in the sand that you can walk on. Lots of kelp in May.
The room A/C shows 3 levels of Fan but we noted absolutely no difference from Low to Medium to High (if you need a whirring sound, there isn't one). We also awoke from the sound of the adjacent room's main door closing. The doors are angled, as are the small patios, in 2 wings of the hotel.
I would not discourage anyone from staying here though. I have learned to not base my decisions upon other people's reviews. My husband and I often shake our heads in disbelief at how our experiences differ SO greatly from others'----they will rave and we will "meh," they will rant and we will LOVE the place, so.