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
This is arguably one of my most favorite hotels. I've been here a few times and it never gets old. Everything is so gorgeous! The food is outstanding, the spa was simply amazing. I don't think I could ever get tired of it. I played to course by the beach...you can tell it's old but it is still so beautiful and lush. If you can fit it into your budget, you should do it but be warned, you may not be able to beat the experience.
The amenities are really spectacular, food was good in the 3 restaurants we visited however, the price was rather high and portions not at all large but great taste and very friendly, professional staff. This place is definitely up scale.
We paid a room rate of about $230 per night as part of the conference delegates however, the normal rate is at least double at this time of year.
The Wifi was slow but we got things done ok.
I have to say all the staff we encountered from Valet to Reception and Pool staff to Restaurants were delightful.
There is no self parking only valet at $30 per day.
Pools are fantastic with very quiet areas to more family areas.
Have stayed here about 5 times. Always worth going back to. The restaurants are varied and food and service always excellent. The golf course is well maintained and the staff welcoming and friendly. The rooms are a particular highlight, very well maintained , spacious and comfortable. Lots to do on the property with excellent pools. Bungalows by the pools are really excellent too as the dedicated staff do all they can to look after you. I love this hotel.
The Breakers is a classic. The food is fabulous, the hotel is beautiful, you can sit outside and look at the sea or walk the grounds for hours. It is pricey, but like other famous hotels like the Fontainebleau or the Plaza, everyone should stay here at least once.
The Breakers delivers on its classic style and beautiful property. Excellent resort options for activity from beach, pool, golf and tennis. Food options are adequate for this type of resort. Excellent pool side grill items. All of the service, style and property requires constant upkeep and improvement, so expect to pay a price for the feeling of old money luxury.