The Chesterfield Palm Beach
What We Love
- Coolers, beach chairs and umbrellas are available to use at the nearby beach
- Short stroll to shops and restaurants on posh Worth Avenue
- The hotel offers fresh-baked cookies in the lobby, as well as lemonade and fresh fruit at the pool
- Free WiFi and valet parking
What To Know
- The beach is three blocks away, and there’s no private area for guests
- There’s no gym or spa
- Some of the rooms are a bit small
- Palm Beach can be expensive, but West Palm Beach, right across the bridge, has lots of more affordable shop and restaurant options
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Just a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and Worth Avenue in one of Florida’s most exclusive towns stands the Chesterfield. The European-style hotel has 53 guestrooms, each designed with sumptuous fabrics and modern decor. Overall, the effect feels fresh and what one would expect in Palm Beach luxury, and what some of the rooms lack in size they make up for in comfortable details, like good-size marble bathrooms, plush bathrobes and soft bedding. The hotel offers fresh-baked cookies in the lobby, as well as lemonade and fresh fruit by the pool. The Leopard Lounge, a Palm Beach staple, serves internationally-inspired dishes like Chicken Curry and Josper Grilled Veal Chop in the dining room (and courtyard, weather permitting), as well as a traditional English afternoon tea, featuring dainty tea sandwiches and warm baked scones. Surrounded by tropical plants and tall ficus bushes, the scene at the pool is quiet, and there’s a beautiful stretch of coral-flecked sand lapped by deep blue water only three blocks away. (There’s no private area for guests, but the valet can provide chairs and umbrellas.)
In the Area
In Palm Beach there’s plenty to do besides sunning yourself on the beach. Most notably, the Chesterfield is two blocks south of Worth Avenue, which is lined with such boutiques as Cartier, Tiffany’s, Chanel and Valentino, among others. And just across the bridge, along the Intracoastal Waterway in the town of West Palm Beach, there are hundreds more restaurants and shops. For excellent Italian fare, book a table under the palms at the lively Cucina dell’Arte. For brunch visit the landmark Taboo restaurant, which resembles a British colonial club and claims to have originated the Bloody Mary (for Barbara Hutton); theirs has now been imbibed by such diverse celebs as Woody Allen, Deepak Chopra, Jeff Gordon and Ozzy Osbourne.
How to Get There
I took my grand nieces for a Princess Tea which they loved, one was 7 and the other 9 years old. My problem with the tea is that I told the person who took the reservation that I have a milk allergy and he assured me the chef would make the appropriate arrangements. However, upon arrival the wait person knew nothing of this request. Well, I took 2 bites of what I thought would be one of the safe sandwiches and got really ill. My niece drove like the devil to get me home where it took me all day and evening recover. For a hotel of this caliber there should have been better communication between the person taking the reservation and the wait staff. For this reason I’m giving the hotel a poor rating. Otherwise, it is a beautiful venue.
When we checked into the hotel, the woman who checked us in didn’t even know where Worth Avenue was (one of the main attractions here and in fact only 2 blocks away). She didn’t know where we could work out in the area (the hotel has an arrangement with a nearby club). She seemed to have just started to work there. Interestingly I was in the lobby when another couple checked in with a different woman a few days later. What a difference in their welcome! They were given recommendations of what to see, where to eat , and then a tour of the hotel. We also thought that the service overall was spotty in the restaurant. The valets were great as were some of the other front desk staff. Our room was small and there was no side table or shelf to put a book or glass of water on next to one side of the bed which was uncomfortable as I dragged the desk chair next to the bed at night. The location is great and if it didn’t rain the whole time we were here we would have liked to use the pool area. The bar is nice with nightly music.
If you are looking for luxury, this isnt the place. If you are looking for light and fun and at times odd and loud, this is it. The hotel has several nice touches and keeps to its jungle theme throughout. It is a classic old time hotel which hasnt been updated which is its only short coming. The rooms are small but not terrible - the worst thing are the installed air conditioners that tend to leave the air feeling a bit damp and humid. The service was nice although my FedEx was never picked up - they expected me to call for the pick up which was a bit odd to me. Nice fun place feeling hotel but not luxurious.
I love being so close to Worth Ave! It’s such a great location. High Tea is a lost art that this hotel does really well. I like the old world glamour too. Rooms are small but not dated in a bad way. I return often and look forward to my next weekend getaway there.
Elegant boutique style hotel with an outstanding and attentive staff. We entered through a lush tropical courtyard into a small but beautifully appointed lobby. The reservation manager went above and beyond by upgrading our room to a junior suite. The room offered a separate sitting area, plenty of storage and two full bathrooms. The bed was comfy with quality linens. The director of sales very kindly gave us the opportunity to take a private tour of Palm Beach in a hotel owned vintage Rolls Royce with driver - something I would highly recommend. The Leopard Lounge looks to be a local landmark with live entertainment and dancing along with excellent food. Perfect location with just a short walk to Worth Ave. Thanks to Ivan and Cecilia for making our special weekend so memorable. We will definitely be back very soon!