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The Breakers Palm Beach

1 South County Road | Palm Beach, FL 33480 [See Map]
#1 in Best West Palm Beach Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
Property Type Resort with 540 rooms, 7 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Dining See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Travelers and reviewers alike gush over this Italian Renaissance-style hotel. High on their lists of perks are the gorgeous grounds, which feature two golf courses, five pools, a private beach and 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. And the genial front desk staff will probably recommend you spend a day in the relaxing spa. As for lodging, the spacious guest rooms — which went through a massive renovation in 2011 to infuse a little more hominess in the decor — come with private balconies where you can enjoy the view, as well as flat-screen TVs, custom toiletries and Wi-Fi access. Yet not all travelers were impressed, saying that the resort can be crowded and advising guests to watch out for hidden fees. Reviews are much better for the on-site restaurants: Recent guests appreciate the variety of dining options, though some do say the prices here can be a little steep. Visitors suggest The Beach Club for breakfast or lunch and The Ocean Grill for an early dinner. You'll find The Breakers along Palm Beach's South County Road.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“One of the most extensive wine collections in the world is housed here, keeping the hotel's six sommeliers busy, and the resort's eight restaurants and bars are all excellent.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Condé Nast Traveler

“Inspired by the Italian villas of the fifteenth century and modeled on the Villa Medici in Rome, this historic hotel, built by Henry Morrison Flagler, has 'timeless Italian Renaissance-style architecture.' ”

Travel + Leisure

“Unsurpassed in terms of luxury when oil tycoon Henry Flagler built it in 1896, the Breakers outdid itself in a 1926 renovation modeled after various Italian renaissance palaces and gardens.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Oyster.com

“The Breakers' 540 rooms include all of the modern amenities — minibars, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod stereos — but most feel a bit cramped for the price.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 726 guests have reviewed the The Breakers Palm Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 726 reviews)

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

The Breakers Palm Beach is located on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida. While there is not too much within walking distance, this Mediterranean-style five-star resort offers a multitude of amenities, including a private beach, four pools, two fitness centers, eight restaurants, eight bars, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, an oceanfront golf course and 11 boutiques ... so there is little reason to venture off the property.

  • Complimentary shuttle to off-site golf course
  • Valet parking only
  • Palm Beach International Airport about 5 miles southwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Breakers Palm Beach exude a classic style in a serene palette of colors drawn from the ocean. Traditional furnishings convey a residential feel, while the nostalgic artwork gives glimpses of the resort's historic past. All rooms include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars, hair dryers, bathrobes and slippers.

  • Club Level rooms offer exclusive concierge services and enhanced amenities, including a private lounge and terrace
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls
  • Access to first floor fitness center and complimentary fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and water conditioning

Standard room size:

300 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 Breakers is home to eight unique restaurants ranging from award-winning fine dining at HMF to casual chic cuisine at The Beach Club Restaurant. The Flagler Steakhouse, located in the Ocean Clubhouse, sports a preppy, masculine vibe and offers serious steaks and serious cocktails, while the Seafood Bar, with l-shaped aquarium bar counters, highlights the bounty of the sea with daily catches and tasty chowders. Dress is cocktail chic at HMF, a glamorous retreat reminiscent of Palm Beach's golden era that is named for The Breakers' founder, Henry Morrison Flagler. HMF pairs modern plates with a wine list of more than 1,600 bottles. Echo, and its Dragonfly lounge, transports diners to China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam, while The Italian Restaurant offers family-friendly homestyle cooking from pizza to pasta in a casual atmosphere.

  • Reservations not accepted at The Beach Club
  • The Circle, home of the famous Sunday brunch, offers ocean views and soaring 30-foot frescoed ceilings
  • Alfresco bars at The Beach Club Restaurant, The Ocean Grill or The Surf Break serve cocktails, frozen drinks and light fare

Number of restaurants:

8

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

The Breakers features four oceanfront pools, including an active pool suited to families and one dedicated adult-only pool. The Bathhouse houses lockers and changing facilities and there are two outdoor whirlpools for relaxation. While drink service is offered at all of the pools, food service is only offered with the rental of a beach bungalow. Beach Bungalows are available for daytime rental, providing a lounge area with day sofas, a living room, a refrigerator (stocked in advance upon request), a wet bar and a full bathroom with a shower, as well as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and entertainment systems. The exclusive bungalows have their own dedicated concierge staff.

  • Lifeguards at all pools
  • Active pool has large shallow end for children
  • Alfresco bars at The Beach Club Restaurant, The Ocean Grill and The Surf Break offer light fare

Number of pools:

4

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

The Spa at The Breakers is located within the Beach Club and has its own expansive fitness center with relaxation lounges, its own pool, fitness training and wellness programs, and spa cuisine. Using all-natural products, the Spa provides signature treatments like Guerlain's Orchidée Impériale facial. Other services include massages, skincare, body treatments, bathing rituals and nail care.

  • Spa Petite's Ice Cream Treatment includes ME! Bath Ice Cream to moisturize the skin and a complimentary edible ice cream at News & Gourmet.
  • Gentleman's Spa with specialty treatments for men including a revitalizing coffee scrub
  • Outdoor and couples treatments available

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Breakers Palm Beach offers extensive activities and amenities for families, including a 6,160-square-foot Family Entertainment Center connected to one of the on-site restaurants that allows parents to dine while children play. The complex features an arcade with more than 20 games, a game room with three PlayStations and three Xbox game systems, a toddlers playroom and craft area, and an outdoor playground. The resort also offers the Coconut Crew Camp, a daily (and nightly) program featuring supervised activities like scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, nature walks, eco tours and games. Children and teens can also learn the basics of golf or tennis at the on-site Breakers Junior Golf & Tennis Academy.

  • Coconut Crew Camp for for children ages 3 to 12 with Night Camp option including dinner
  • Complimentary child-proofing for families with infants or children up to 3
  • Specialized activities for teens

  • Kids club ($75 to $125)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Breakers provides guests with a wide array of recreational activities, four swimming pools, a private beach and two fitness centers. The 24-hour first floor fitness center is equipped with cardio and weight-training machines. Hotel guests must pay a $40 per day fee to access the spa fitness center, which offers expanded facilities, relaxation areas, a sauna and steam room, as well as a wide variety of complimentary fitness classes. The Breakers is also home to 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, two golf courses, and clinics and private instruction in both golf and tennis, including The Breakers Junior Golf & Tennis Academy.

  • Wide variety of water sports equipment and activities offered at the resort's private beach, including snorkeling and sailing
  • Scuba diving instruction offered at the resort by on-site PADI-certified (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) instructors for all ages 8 and older
  • Additional fees for tennis, golf and equipment rentals

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Breakers offers 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, from meeting rooms equipped with audiovisual technology to the grandeur of the golden era in the historic Circle Ballroom. Outdoor venues range from ocean and poolside locations to lush gardens and courtyards. Gulfstream and South Mezzanine rooms are perfectly sized for board meetings, breakout sessions or private dining. An executive boardroom seats 24 at an elegant conference table.

  • Can accommodate up to 1,000 guests
  • Golf outings, team-building exercises and special activities available

Number of meeting rooms:

28
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Built in 1896, the Ocean Course at The Breakers is the oldest 18-hole course in Florida and is located on 140 acres of the resort, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The second golf course was reconstructed in 2004 by Rees Jones and is located 11 miles west of the resort at Breakers West Residential Community. The John Webster Golf Academy offers advanced technology in swing analysis and club fittings. Built to resemble a grand Florida estate in the days of Flagler, the new Ocean Golf & Tennis Clubhouse houses the Flagler Steakhouse and The Sports Pro Shop.

  • Complimentary shuttle from resort to Rees Jones course
  • Children play free on the Ocean Course from 3 p.m. to dusk
  • Equipment rentals available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Breakers' oceanfront setting and lush gardens, as well as its grand and ornate ballrooms, can be booked for weddings of all sizes, from 50 guests to 800. The Gold Room, a replica of a room in Venice's Galleria Academia, features a diagonally painted gold ceiling adorned with 260 hand-carved cherubs, while The Circle offers stunning ocean views and features a 30-foot domed ceiling with eight oval fresco-painted murals depicting Renaissance landscapes. At the center, a Venetian crystal chandelier hangs from a stylized gold-leaf sunburst. Outdoor venues, including the Ocean Lawn, overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Catering options include vegetarian, gluten free and kosher
  • Spa services and packages available
  • Dedicated wedding website

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

800
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Breakers Palm Beach

1 South County Road | Palm Beach, FL 33480 [See Full Map]