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The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club

301 Australian Avenue | Palm Beach, FL 33480 [See Map]
#3 in Best West Palm Beach Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
Property Type Boutique hotel with 80 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Historic, Opulent
Best For Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

To put it bluntly, The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club is gorgeous — from the mahogany furniture in the guest rooms to the plush white lounge chairs around the heated outdoor pool. And according to recent guests, the on-site function space is ideal for weddings. Previous visitors describe the accommodations as beautiful and comfortable thanks to Colonial decor, jet bathtubs, 1,000-thread-count sheets and wet bars. (If you'd like access to your own private balcony, travelers say you'll need to request a room facing the courtyard.) While you're here, you'll have access to the tables at the highly acclaimed Café Boulud, which serves of decadent plates of innovative French cuisine. And if you need some pampering, head to the on-site Frédéric Fekkai Salon and Spa, which boasts a long list of services. The Brazilian Court also caters to four-legged travelers with special welcome treats and pet-friendly amenities. This luxury hotel is on Australian Avenue in Palm Beach, less than 2 miles from Clematis Street and the Norton Museum of Art.

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Critic Reviews

Philadelphia Magazine

“The hotel still boasts a Hollywood-on-vacation vibe that's blissfully more Cary Grant than Kimye.”

Condé Nast Traveler

“Built in 1926 and recently renovated, this Palm Beach landmark is made up of lush courtyards and classic Spanish-Mediterranean architecture.”

Oyster.com

“The Brazilian Court has a convenient location close to numerous great shopping spots, like chichi Worth Avenue.”

Frommer's

“Star chef Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel and Beach Club in Palm Beach is sublime. Chef Zach Bell carries out his boss's signature French dishes with ease, grace, and skill that's unparalleled in these parts.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 154 guests have reviewed the The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 154 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

Hidden behind lush foliage in an upscale residential neighborhood, the Brazilian Court is surrounded by elite golf courses, fine dining establishments and upscale shops catering to the uber-rich. Several beaches are just blocks away, but getting to them requires walking along busy roads.The hotel addresses this drawback with great elan by offering complimentary beach transport in its sunny yellow jeep and sleek BMW.

  • Worth Avenue and the Intracoastal Waterway are three blocks south
  • About 5 miles southwest to Palm Beach International Airport
  • Note that valet parking and self parking will cost you the same amount
  • 24-hour valet parking ($27)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($27)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Lodging options at The Brazilian Palm Court are in the form of studios, and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. No two rooms are decorated exactly the same, but all feature mahogany woodwork, custom-designed fabrics and pillow-top mattresses dressed in 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Spacious limestone baths have dual sinks, jetted tubs and Frederic Fekkai toiletries.

  • Accommodations feature wet bars, minifridges and wine butlers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Standard room size:

400 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

World-renowned chef Daniel Boulud fires up the stoves at his eponymous restaurant, Café Boulud, first introduced to New Yorkers 15 years ago. The celebrated menu features the chef's primary muses: the seasons, the garden, French comfort food and global influences.

  • The restaurant serves all three meals, plus Sunday Brunch
  • Registered hotel guests are guaranteed a reservation
  • Live entertainment Thursday and Friday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight and DJs spin on Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

French

Awards:

Michelin Star, AAA/CAA, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The hotel's heated pool, lined with lounge chairs and umbrellas, is hidden behind verdant landscaping and shaded by palm trees, granting guests privacy and peace.

  • Towel service is complimentary
  • Fresh fruit served daily
  • Poolside dining service from Café Boulud menu featuring award-winning French-inspired cuisine

Number of pools:

1

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

Overlooking the hotel pool, the Palm Beach outpost from celeb stylist Frederic Fekkai offers a complete menu of salon and spa services, including in-room massages.

  • Salon and spa services include haircuts, coloring and styling, manicure and pedicure services, make-up application and waxing
  • Facials include soothing hot crème treatment for the hands
  • Small groups can be accommodated for an intimate, shared spa experience

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Brazilian Court doesn't offer supervised children's activities, nor does the restaurant provide a kid's menu. The hotel does offer in-room childcare and cribs for an additional fee.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel refers to its 24-hour exercise room as a "fitness suite," and as implied, it's not overly spacious. Nonetheless, it's equipped with Startrac treadmills, bikes, a body trainer and free weights.

  • Guests can exercise their minds with a game of chess or backgammon in an elegantly furnished parlor overlooking one of the hotel's lush courtyards
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The hotel offers 2,750 square feet of meeting space and 1,100 square feet of outdoor function space. Venues include the Ballroom and Conservatory for up to 120 guests and the Brazilian Court Pavilion, a meeting facility with a boardroom for eight and a conference room that can accommodate 55 attendees.

  • The conservatory's specially constructed 1,000-square-foot awning creates a year-round, all-weather space for meetings and receptions
  • Administrative services available
  • On-site audiovisual equipment rental

Number of meeting rooms:

7
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Brazilian Court allows dogs weighing less than 20 pounds for a nonrefundable $100 fee.

  • Registered pets are treated to an arrival amenity
  • Complimentary town car service to Pucci and Catana Luxury Pet Boutique available
  • Package is subject to certain restrictions during holidays and peak periods

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

Golf

Wedding

Over its 80-year history, the Brazilian Court has hosted numerous weddings in its Mediterranean-style courtyard shaded by a canopy of foliage.

  • Only one wedding is hosted at a time
  • Catering by Café Boulud
  • Wedding experts offer guidance and advice to couples planning on-site events, including rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons and morning-after brunch

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club

301 Australian Avenue | Palm Beach, FL 33480 [See Full Map]