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
I can’t say enough positive things about the staff at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful. The service was second to none.
That’s where most of the compliments end, though. The “Palm View” room was tiny and drab. The balcony was tiny and the view was nonexistent. The power went out in the room when I tried to make an espresso and heat up some water for tea at the same time. It felt like a rundown hotel room with a nice bed.
Every time we came back to the room, someone was inside “servicing” the room (what the heck could they be doing in there several times a day?) even if the beds were made and the room didn’t need servicing. I appreciate the multiple turndowns but it was a little inconvenient.
The pool was adequate. No wow factor, but the service was so good around the pool that we spent most of our time there. They even provided a pack n play four our baby to sleep in. The beach setup was nice as well.
The gym has brand new equipment, pelotons, saunas, refrigerated water, etc. It was top notch.
The restaurant was average and overpriced. Somehow my wife managed to get a $49 breakfast and she barely ordered anything. Dinner was not good, either. The grouper I ate on our first night was extremely bland and tasteless. Thankfully there are many nice restaurants in the area that the hotel house car will bring you to complimentary.
I’ve been to other Four Seasons hotels in various parts of the world and the US. This is my least favorite one. We won’t be back.
45 minutes to get a drink. Half of the orders were missing. Two and a half hours to have dinner. Then chasing the server for a bill. The food seemed good, but slow service ruins the evening.
Oh, and we asked for bread to tide us over. The server tells us that they eliminated some soup, so they now don't have bread. Just goofy
Well equipped gym. Pool and beach chaises with sunscreen and aloe complementary. Car service first come first served. Fragrant toiletries slippers and robes. They are dressing up some of the areas so there was some quiet construction activity. Great hotel.