The Brazilian Court Hotel
What We Love
- Free transportation to the beach, as well as beach chairs and beach tote filled with towels, water and reading material (based on availability and advance reservations required)
- Destination dining and pampering at Café Boulud and the Frédéric Fekkai Spa
- The Great Gatsby ambience of the gorgeously preserved 1926 Mediterranean Revival landmark building
- Service with a smile that has won this property every hotel award under the sun
What To Know
- The hotel is two blocks from the beach, not right on the shore
- If you leave your car with the valet overnight, you’ll have 24/7 access, but there's a $27 charge
- Elevators are a walk from some second-floor rooms; if that's a problem, advise the front desk
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Villa away from home. A boutique hotel built before the concept was even invented, the Brazilian Court was designed by Sicilian architect Rosario Candela to feel more like apartments than a hotel. His intimate, elegant vision is preserved inside and out, from the lemon-yellow walls of the Mediterranean Revival building to the chaise longue–studded courtyards to the spacious, mahogany-filled rooms.
Bed and Bath
Canopy beds and marble Jacuzzi tubs make you feel as if you’re living la dolce vita even though you never had to pull out your passport. The 80 rooms and suites are surprisingly spacious (Studios average 400 square feet), and the bathrooms seem positively vast, with separate tubs and showers, each stocked with Gilchrist and Soames products.
The hotel is such an institution in town, it can seem as though all of Palm Beach is sharing stock tips over oeufs forestière at posh Café Boulud, or swapping the names of their plastic surgeons as they get their hair blown out at the Frédéric Fekkai Salon and Spa. But the secret garden–like pool is an idyllic lounging area for guests only. And there’s a fitness center in the Pavillion, an annex of the hotel located just across the street.
In the Area
The Brazilian Court is tucked away in a residential neighborhood — but this being Palm Beach, the “residences” are Italianate mansions, and the main street, Worth Avenue, is lined with every high-end shop you can think of, from Chanel to Tiffany’s. Still, you don’t have to be a high roller to have fun — the sandy public beach is two blocks away, and if your lifestyle is more toddlers than tiaras, the Palm Beach Zoo, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and Lion Country Safari are a short drive away. There’s something to amuse everyone, from nature lovers (Pan’s Garden) to culture vultures (the Society of the Four Arts).
How to Get There
Stayed at this property at the last minute. Room was lovely and bed was comfortable. Top notch personal service. Taking a phone call in the courtyard and an employee asked if I would like some water, and would I prefer chilled or room temperature? Bar and restaurant impeccable and the spa service was fabulous. Will be back.
We spent five wonderful days at the Brazilian Court to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. It was our fifth stay at this beautiful property and each year management and staff continue to provide excellent accommodations and service. We arrive home looking forward to our next stay at the Brazilian.
From now on, every hotel in which we stay will have to measure against the Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. Every member of the staff and every single request or service was completed to perfection and with a smile. We thought of spending our anniversary at the Breakers, but a friend suggested the Brazilian Court and we are so glad we tried it! The room, furniture, services, the restaurant, the ambience. You could not find fault with their facilities or services, and we kept discovering little things about the place that were delightful, like chess or board game areas, beautiful gardens, a quiet and charming pool area. We cannot wait to get back!
This is truly a beautiful place to stay if you are looking for charm, history and elegance. This wonderfully charming hotel was build in 1928, in the hay day of elegance. It is not large so if you are looking for the hustle and noise of the large hotel skip this one. It's located on a side street in a quite part of the West Palm Beach (in the off season) among residential homes and apartment buildings. It's only two stories so everything is cozy and right there. Fabulous court yards to talk and read though out the property. There is a spay, pool, wonderful salon, access to the beach, bikes to right and plenty of top notch dinning all around. But truly one of the most wonderful restaurants in right in the hotel. Cafe Boulud in located right in The Brazilian Court so if you don't feel like leveling for great food just walk downstairs. The staff is great. Anything you need they are there to help you with a really pleasant attitude. The rooms are very spacious, and the bed divine. The bathroom was a nice size and we had two full size closets! If you are looking to treat yourself this is well worth the price and fighting traffic on I-95 in Florida.
My wife and I got married their almost 5 years ago. I surprised my wife for her birthday and spent 2 glorious nights in a suite. The hotel is a wonderful boutique hotel with the old palm beach feel. Service, was superb and we had the best time. Not over crowded like the Breakers, etc. A fine touch with an upscale feel.