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
In Palm Beach for business - stayed 2 nights at this splendid hotel. After a few initial glitches that started my trip off on the wrong foot “Pat” stepped in and quickly made my stay memorable. A stunning upgrade to the Garbo suite and a heavenly night’s sleep more than made up for the initial mishaps. Due to the rain I opted for in room breakfast - steel cut oats were the creamiest - raisen’s plumped and soaked over night - coffee rich and piping hot .(I mention this only because the exact same breakfast the following morning in a 5 star hotel in Miami was stiff, lumpy oatmeal and hard, dried raisen’s straight from the box with luke warm coffee) The in house restaurant is a dining experience not to be missed. The attention to detail, the stunning decor and gardens - the attentive staff - perfection. A true Palm Beach experience not to missed! I will happily return!
Internet access was troublesome as it took two days to resolve. Once resolved the bandwidth was poor at best. Also, there was some confusion on standard rate verse corporate rate. When I contacted the reservations desk, they were unable to make a retro correction. Not the service I had hoped for.
While staying at the Brazilian Court Hotel , one is surrounded by the beauty of “Mizner Style” architecture complete with lovely courtyards and pecky cypress ceilings.
The hotel’s gracious staff is extremely accommodating and tried their best personally make my stay a wonderful experience.
Cafe Boulud has a lovely terrace on which to enjoy its fabulous innovative cuisine. Not to be missed!
I’ve learned to book a stay here early because it does sell out especially in the Palm Beach high season. It’s very worth staying here! I actually love the large bathrooms (a pleasant surprise for smaller hotels) and the beds are wonderful. The courtyard makes sitting to read a book outside palatable even in the humidity. It’s tropical sophistication is top notch having been built in 1926. You can walk to the beach about 5 minutes away.
While the location is good (three blocks from the ocean) rooms look tired. Our first room was dark and looked out onto a tiny patio with a wall. Enormous noisy fridges in the room, including a wine fridge, make sleep difficult.