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The Colony, Palm Beach

155 Hammon Avenue | Palm Beach, FL 33480-4709 [See Map]
#8 in Best West Palm Beach Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Boutique hotel with 90 rooms, 6 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

This historic property has been catering to the who's who of snowbirds — including politicians, royalty and celebrities — since 1947. The property's British-Colonial architecture and classic decor reflect both its storied history and its luxurious reputation. If you don't book a room at this mainstay on Hammon Avenue in central Palm Beach, you should at least swing by the bar area for a little people watching. The old-school ambience lures the who's who of Palm Beach's social set, and the cocktails are none too shabby either. If you do stay at The Colony, you can expect soft bedding (credit the pillow-top mattresses draped in Egyptian linens) and an excellent front-desk staff and knowledgeable concierge. Keep in mind that there has been the odd complaint about other employees at The Colony, particularly at the Polo Steaks and Seafood restaurant. Although they say the food is excellent, many travelers lament the feeling of being rushed that was imposed by the wait staff. However, for many guests, The Colony is a staple of any Palm Beach location due to its upscale atmosphere and prime location near some of the areas best shopping venues.

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Critic Reviews

Lonely Planet

“Like much of Palm Beach, this 90-room hotel recently received a face-lift. Super-stylish — as it should be, towering over Worth Ave — the pale-yellow and hunter-green rooms have hosted the likes of President Clinton and Zsa Zsa Gabor.”

Frommer's

“Some rooms have an ocean view or a pool view. Bicycle rentals are available at The Colony House Palm Beach.”
Award: Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 73 guests have reviewed the The Colony, Palm Beach, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 73 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Colony, Palm Beach is located in the middle of its namesake town and is adjacent to Worth Avenue, an open-air strip of luxury shops and restaurants. On-site, this boutique hotel offers casual and fine dining, as well as live entertainment.

  • 100 yards from the beach
  • Nearby popular attractions include Norton Museum of Art, CityPlace and Clematis Street
  • Palm Beach International Airport about 5 miles southwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($15)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Colony are fairly small at 180 square feet. All accommodations are outfitted in pastel greens, blues and pinks, and feature free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses with Egyptian linens, and some rooms have ocean views.

  • The hotel's seven villas are across the street
  • Duke of Windsor penthouse was the winter home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor for several years after World War II

Standard room size:

180 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Colony has three restaurants and a bar that serves snacks. The hotel's signature restaurant is Polo Steaks and Seafood, which features live music and weekly events, such as Motown Friday Nights. Popular menu items range from seared ahi tuna and grilled Atlantic salmon to New York strip steak and filet mignon. Café 155 is a New York-style deli that serves breakfast and lunch. The Palm Court offers breakfast and lunch alfresco-style, and The Bimini Bar offers a casual menu of handcrafted drinks and snacks.

  • Room service available

Number of restaurants:

4

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Colony House Palm Beach features two outdoor pools, both surrounded by lounge chairs with umbrellas. Food and drinks can be ordered from the Palm Court restaurant and The Bimini Bar by the pool.

  • Towels provided for pool and beach use

Number of pools:

2

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Kids

The Colony does not have a kids club, but it does offer bicycle rentals to guests for $30 per day. Kids can also swim in the hotel's pool, which is fairly large.

  • Cribs are available for no charge but rollaway beds are a fee (and don't fit in some room types)
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Business

The Colony is a boutique hotel, and as such it cannot host massive events. However, the hotel offers 3,500 square feet of space that can still accommodate up to 250 guests for events.

  • Private villas and Presidential Penthouse are available
  • Hotel has hosted plenty of events, and staff can help plan events in the hotel's flexible meeting spaces
  • Small business center available

Number of meeting rooms:

3
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The hotel allows dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less for a one-time fee of $200.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The Colony can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. The hotel offers a variety of wedding packages that differ according to wedding size, with the maximum wedding capacity capped at 180 guests.

  • Event planners can help customize wedding packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

180
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Colony, Palm Beach

155 Hammon Avenue | Palm Beach, FL 33480-4709 [See Full Map]