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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
there are 2 small hotels in pb-this is one--odd configurations and very dark-no on site gym-
good showers---but rooms are mostly facing outsise-hard to enter in bad weather
staff is very removed-on phones alot--nice french food--limited
very hard driveway
prefer the BREAKERS and the larger resorts
I checked in and found the reception staff courteous, helpful and friendly. They promptly offered a newly renovated room. The room was spacious and well-appointed with large bedroom and large bathroom combined with ample closet storage. The shower incidentally was high volume - a nice surprise. The room was also clean and overlooked a quiet courtyard. That night I dined at Cafe Boulud which, while very expensive, was excellent. The bed was comfortable. My total stay was two nights. The staff throughout my time was friendly and twice reached out to make sure my stay was going well. All in all a great stay. I can highly recommend this hotel
We only had one night in PB, and my cousin who lives there recommended Brazilian Court. Think historic, understated luxury and warm hospitality. My only complaint is that we couldn’t spend more time there. It’s exactly what you desire in a city location.