The Breakers Palm Beach
What We Love
- 140 acres of gardens and coastline
- Swimmer’s choice: a half-mile of private beach or one of four oceanfront pools?
- Historic, 120-year old example of Italian-Renaissance-inspired architecture
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What To Know
- Oceanfront rooms below the second floor may have their views obstructed by palm trees
- Two of the four pools are “quiet pools,” with no cell phones allowed
- Valet parking costs $25 overnight
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Breakers is the real deal—a stunning example of grand Floridian architecture built by Henry Flagler in 1896. And while the hotel still has the miles of stately gardens and gorgeous sea view it did over a century ago, there have been some welcome additions—four oceanfront pools, five whirlpools, and nine restaurants, from the Flagler Steakhouse to the seafood-centric Ocean Grill. Then there are two 18-hole golf courses, ten tennis courts, a spa (offering treatments for kids as well as adults), scuba diving and certification, and 11 designer shops on-site.
In the Area
The Palm Beach area is full of choices: shoppers and strollers have their pick between Clematis Street, the center of West Palm Beach which is full of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries; or Worth Avenue, the heart of Palm Beach, with every designer store from Alex and Ani to Vilebrequin. Art lovers argue over whether to hit the Norton Museum, with its collection of contemporary and photography, or the Society of the Four Arts, which includes a botanical and sculpture garden, library, gallery, and an auditorium for concerts, lectures, and opera.
How to Get There
Gorgeous property set right on the ocean, the Breakers is absolutely breathtaking both inside and out. Plan enough time to explore and maybe even have a meal here to be able to relax and enjoy it all!
Love this place, fab staff and rooms with wonderful views.
Nothing else to say - other than VISIT.
Beautifully presented food and the drinks are amazing.
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An absolutely FABULOUS hotel. Breakfast was also fabulous! Huge selection and truly delicious! Additionally I enjoyed the small shops and of course the fabulous views of the ocean. Posh. The circle room is breathtaking.
Short plane ride from Atlanta. Needed some sun. LOVE The Breakers! Beautiful hotel. Great service. Even better, I was able to get a great corporate rate with a partial ocean view. Convenient location to almost everywhere. We have eaten at the Seafood Bar & HMF several times. All superb. I will return.
AS a hosted guest of a private party at the Breakers, I expected their usual high quality cuisine and quiet white glove service. What disappointment came in the form of the entree and main course of a three course dinner
The hors d'oevres were served quietly by wandering servers during the cocktail reception. Napkins were hard to find. . The miniature chicken pot pie and depp fried cocnut lobster was exceeelnt The serving of caviar on a toast point was barely visible. One guest who loved caviar took six toast points to get the flavor of the caviar. The mushroom strudel was rich and served wamr. Happily the guests liked the nibbles but there was randomness if the guest got offered anything as the waiters wnadered. There was no fixed place or buffet for cocktail nibbles.
The menu was at our tables and helped us understand that we had one choice as the meal was fixed by the host.
The First course was Local goat cheese "cake" and black mission figs with micro spring greens. The large goat cheese cake seemed out of proportion to the greens and accompanying figs and syrup. The lump of goat cheese looked more like cottage cheese placed with an ice cream baller. The delicacy of the starter was lost in its poor proportions.
Our entree choices were Dijon and Rosemary crusted sliced beef tenderloin or Grilled Meditererranean Branzino. I opted away from the tenderloin as slicing a tenderloin seems poor choice. The meat should hold its juices until I slice into it and not sit sliced on a banquet line. Also the tenderloin had two cauliflower preparations . i don't like cauliflower.
The branzino was a thin fillet of a hote fish with white suace on a white plate. It looked limp and had no color or grill marks . The soft fish had little flavor. and no body. Not one of the 10 guests at the table who ordered the fish liked the branzino. The sole guest with the tenderloin did not eat the portion of two slices as it had too much "tenderizer" in the meat. The servers were hurrying to remove the partially touched plates of uneaten food. Not ne o fthe 11 guests clustered at our table was pleases with the main course they were served.
The desert arrived as a "mini Martini Sundae" Nothing was mini about this desert. It had a large glass mnartini glass towering above three 2 inch high chocolate cups with sprinkles, cookie crumbles and Reeses pieces. A stack of two small brownies accompanies the martini glass. In the martini glass was a five inch diameter chocolate cup with three balls of ice cream Good ice cream of old standards: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla . Stucj into this high display was a large free form sculpted dark chocolate leaf. Under the chocolate cup in the martini glass was hidden a trove of fresh berries: raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. The desert was monstrously large and wasteful as no one in their right mind would eat all that chocolate in one sitting. The fruit was missed by some hidden under the chocolate cup of ice creams.
But the guests were hungry and ate heartily of the desert for lack of a good entree.
Coffee was finally offered and was of good quality.
The food at the Breakers on this outing was not of the quality I have experienced on multiple times in the past Someone did a poor job of planning those entrees.
Sliced tenderloin- sad substitute for a small tenderloin . The branzino had no personality and was not grilled or treated well by the chef. Local fish might have been better than "Mediterrean " fish.