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
The Chesterfield is an Old School Hotel with old school service and charm which I adore.
This is part of the Red Carnation Collections of hotel that never disappoint. They have done another beautiful job of preserving such a pretty hotel with impeccable service.
I stayed in the Junior Suite which was magical and gorgeous and had recently been refurbished.
I so prefer this boutique hotel because it is historic and a landmark from days gone by and cannot be compared to the big box hotels.
Natalie the General Manager has everything running like a charm with her outstanding team behind her every step of the way.
Jackson Fairchild met me at the entrance when I arrived and I immediately felt warmly welcomed.
I adored everyone I met as they were filled with enthusiasm and always had a smile on their face always willing to help.
Another plus is I did not need to leave the hotel I enjoyed every meal in the Leopard Lounge which was beyond fabulous.
I loved the small library where I spent hours reading great books and magazines and just relaxing.
If you prefer a big box hotel this is not for you but if you enjoy taking a step back in time I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
I did not want to leave the folks I met who were so caring and also professional.
Went back to Palm Beach to visit places I had not been since the Eighties, and during my search to find a place to stay I happened to stumble on this hotel online.
Upon arrival, my husband and I immediately felt like this was our home away from home!
The welcome, the water and sherry we were offered upon check in, the kind and warm attentiveness - everything was just WAY above anything we expected/have experienced! Oh, and complimentary valet parking too!
We had dinner in the Leopard Lounge (sitting outside though, much to the staffs confusion; why would we want to eat outside in the heat instead of inside in the cool of the AC? Well, we live in Sweden, heat is hard to come by.. ) and the food was really good!
There was only one downside which we did not realize until we got to our room - no in room coffee maker! But alas, not a problem, from 5am you could go down to the lobby and grab a take away coffee!
Breakfast was ok, the buffet which was included in our stay was not too impressive but you could order pretty much whatever you wanted.
Oh, there is no gym but since this was a short stay, it did not matter, my husband went for a run and I for a swim in the quite sufficient and beautiful pool.
All in all - if and when in Palm Beach, this is the place to stay!!
We loved our stay at this hotel. From the moment we drove up, the service was the best!
Josh, the valet, gave us so many tips on the hotel and the area.
Dale, who checked us in, was so welcoming.
We loved our room. It was spacious, decorated beautifully, and the bathroom was bright and updated; it looked as if it was recently renovated.
The pool area was so relaxing. The hotel thought of everything; comfy lounge chairs, soft, large towels, fruit and cold water, and even suntan lotion!
We ate dinner at the Leopard lounge-a must! We have eaten here before and it is always
a 5 star experience! We love the music that plays during dinner and the duo that comes on around 8-8:30pm. There is a dance floor where you can dance during dinner.
The hotel also offers a few extra perks- coffee and tea in the lobby in the morning, cookies during the day in the lobby and turn down service in the evening with a treat next to the bed! I also appreciated that there was a small refrig in the room with complimentary waters.
Our reservation included a Continental breakfast the next morning in the Leopard lounge.I was expecting some danish and coffee. It was a huge spread of fruit, danish, cereals, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, sliced meats, cheese, a selection of breads and even a juicer to make your own smoothie!
I want to move in!!!
Room was the smallest room ever I’ve ever seen. 100% not worth the money. We came and they closed the bar one hour early...on a Friday night?
They initial room’s keys didn’t work and once we got a new room, it was packed with motel furniture. Room’s sofa doesn’t match the old cabinet and the TV is the size of my microwave and the fridge looks like it was stolen from a college dorm room.
If you’re going to charge high prices, there should be some level of quality and service.
Will never return back—highly don’t recommend staying here.
Only plus is complimentary parking, but if that’s offered elsewhere then go there.
Hope this helps others who are looking at Palm Beach hotels.
I knew we would enjoy this hotel when, entering the lobby to check in, Dale offered my wife and I a seat and a glass of sherry. The hotel is just around the corner from Worth Ave., the shopping mecca. We were there for four days, and it was bliss. Within a day it seemed everyone at the hotel knew our names (it is a small hotel). John roamed the hotel and seemed to ask every day how our stay was. Happy Hour in the Leopard Lounge is not to be missed. We may have overdone happy hour, but the bartenders, Candy, Michelle, Emery and Lou (the joker) were all excellent, as were the drinks. The bar menu is great, only surpassed by the restaurant offerings. Our room was very pleasant and comfortable, if not overly large. Morning coffee was delivered on the dot when ordered. Even the valets were polite, attentive, and well spoken. All in all, our stay was just like the gin martini on the drinks list, perfect.