Made famous by the ostentatious display of wealth from its dwellers, Palm Beach is the richer neighbour of West Palm Beach which lies on the opposite side of the Lake Worth Lagoon. Palm Beach certainly attracts the attention and curiosity of many who dream of emulating or simply peeking at the lavish lifestyle of the billionaires cooped up in their mansions, dining in fancy restaurants or riding flashy cars. Keep in mind that the area swarms with gated communities and exclusive clubs that makes it almost inaccessible to the multitudes. However, the many luxurious hotels lined up on the long, beautiful coast - a strip of land that runs almost uninterrupted all the way down to Miami - ferociously compete against each other to give you a little glimpse at what’s life is really like as a billionaire. Intrigued? Read our list of top 10 beachfront hotels near West Palm Beach, Florida.
1. Hyatt Place West Palm Beach (from USD 177)
Enjoy a pleasant stay at this chic hotel located 1.6 km (3.73 mi) from the coastline. Palm Beach International Airport is also just a short drive away while the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is within easy walking distance of the property. You can work out anytime you want with access to the onsite gym that’s open 24/7.
To satiate your gastronomical needs, a range of salads, soups, and sandwiches are served round-the-clock in the in-house guest kitchen. Starbucks coffee and freshly baked treats are offered at The Bakery Cafe. Every room has a mini fridge, 42-inch flat-screen television, and free WiFi.
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach
Address: 295 Lakeview Avenue
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre
2. The Ben, Autograph Collection (from USD 484)
Enjoy luxurious, first-rate services at this opulent hotel located 1.8 km (1.12 mi) from Palm Beach. It boasts a rooftop outdoor pool heated for your relaxation and a state-of-the-art gym so you can maintain your fitness routine. You can also take yoga classes. Treat yourself to a variety of mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails at one of the two in-house restaurants. Live musical performances are one of the activities you can enjoy during your stay.
Every room at this grand property comes equipped with satellite television to keep you entertained and complimentary WiFi to keep you connected. Apart from that, it features a separate lounge area where you can have breakfast. A balcony is included in certain units, while city views are available in others.
The Ben, Autograph Collection
Address: 251 N Narcissus Avenue
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre
3. Marriott's Oceana Palms (from USD 679)
An imposing building, Marriott’s Oceana Palms stands tall on Singer Island, a peninsula north of Palm Beach that’s part of Palm Beach County. Expect large, condo-style villas complete with a well-equipped kitchen and a separate dining and seating area, a DVD player and cable TV. Down by the beach and surrounded by palm trees are two outdoor pools - one for adults, one for children - a picnic area with barbecue facilities and an indoor children’s play area.
Marriott's Oceana Palms
Address: 3200 North Ocean Drive
Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms
4. Marriott's Ocean Pointe (from USD 119)
A beachfront resort spanning a vast coastal area of Singer Island, the property can boast three heated pools, a sauna and a hot tub. Sports lovers will appreciate the well-equipped fitness centre, beach volleyball and tennis courts. Guests can choose between spacious rooms, two-bedroom or three-bedroom villas. Each accommodation has free WiFi, cable TV and a microwave. In addition, villas are equipped with a kitchen and a lounge area. Children can play in a dedicated game room while parents can relax and enjoy a cocktail at the poolside bar,
Marriott's Ocean Pointe
Address: 71 South Ocean Avenue
5. The Colony Hotel (from USD 299)
A boutique hotel located just a short stroll from Municipal beach, on Palm Beach. Colourful rooms with floral themes dominating the upholstery and a British colonial-style decor throughout, this charming property has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a café open until noon and serving quick bites. Guests can relax by the outdoor pool or rent a bicycle and explore around the area, riding past golf courses, resorts and the omnipresent, blue ocean.
The Colony Hotel
Address: 155 Hammon Avenue
6. Delray Breakers on the Ocean (from USD 199)
Claiming 50 yards (45 metres) of private beach and cabanas, Delray Breakers offers various oceanfront accommodation arrangements. All suites have a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. Outside is a heated pool, a small putting green and barbecue facilities. Kids will enjoy the game room with board games and puzzles.
Delray Breakers on the Ocean
Address: 1875 South Ocean Boulevard
Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Free parking Internet services Lift
7. Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina (from USD 103)
Located on a strip of land called Hutchinson Island, connected to the mainland by three bridges, this Marriott Resort has it all. Together with a selection of comfortable rooms and suites with modern fixtures that guests can choose from, the resort also offers three outdoor pools, a grill restaurant and two Tiki bars. Fitness fanatics can hit the tennis court, the gym, the many bicycle trails, the 18-hole golf course or - for an adrenaline fix - they can ride the waves on a jet ski.
Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina
Address: 555 North East Ocean Boulevard
8. Delray Sands Resort (from USD 126)
Overlooking Highland Beach, this compact resort has 115 rooms and suites to choose from with each equipped with a mini-refrigerator and high-speed WiFi. A 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor tropical pool and a whirlpool are there for the guests to enjoy. Parents will be happy to know that the hotel has a dedicated children’s pool. Feeling peckish? Head over to the renowned Latitudes Ocean Grill restaurant whose menu only features fresh ingredients. Don’t miss their award-winning Sunday brunch! Spend the evening relaxing on a chic sofa by the pool while sipping on a cocktail concocted by the experienced staff of the Wave Pool Bar.
Delray Sands Resort
Address: 2809 South Ocean Boulevard
9. Royal Blues Hotel (from USD 425)
Set on Deerfield Beach, just south of Boca Raton, the luxurious, boutique Royal Blues Hotel offers only 12 rooms so you’ll be well looked after. The high ratings from its satisfied guests are proof of that. Every room boasts marble floors, wood panels, huge flat-screen TVs, reliable high-speed WiFi and elegant furniture, as well as an oceanfront balcony so you can wake up to spectacular views of the sun dancing on the water and gently warming the picturesque pier. An outdoor pool, a swim spa, a fitness centre and an on-site restaurant serving fresh seafood and carefully sourced ingredients are also included in the price.
Royal Blues Hotel
Address: 45 Northeast 21st Avenue
10. Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach/Oceanfront (from USD 118)
Facing Pompano Beach, this tall, white building has modern suites and studios on offer. Each accommodation has en-suite laundry facilities, a kitchenette and a comfortable seating area. Guests can relax on the private beach or in the outdoor oceanfront swimming pool, with a cocktail in hand. For lunch or dinner, guests can head over to the on-site bar and restaurant, the Sand. Alternatively, they can shop at the mini-market and cook their own meals in their room.
Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach/Oceanfront
Address: 1350 North Ocean Boulevard
11. B Ocean Resort (from USD 71)
Previously known as “Yankee Clippers”, this historic resort is set on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It boasts a private beach, two infinity pools, a 24-hour fitness centre and private cabanas, as well as having served jet-set guests such as Marylin Monroe and Robert De Niro. Every modern room features a gigantic flat-screen TV, branded toiletries and a coffee maker. Dining options abound as you can choose among four restaurants and three bars. World-famous Wreck Bar offers unique mermaid shows so be sure not to miss it!
B Ocean Resort
Address: 1140 Seabreeze Boulevard
12. The Breakers Palm Beach (from USD 545)
A luxurious resort with exclusive access to a private beach, it boasts four heated pools facing the ocean and five hot tubs. Guests can hire a poolside bungalow for a day, if they wish so, or stay in one of the many comfortable, airy rooms that can accommodate up to seven people with ideal sleeping arrangements for four adults and three children. You’ll be guaranteed to have a great time here as the possibilities are endless: you can head down to the golf or tennis courts, hire a fitness coach for yourself or join a group class. If you work up an appetite, you can choose between nine, on-site, refined restaurants for a fine meal or an open-air bar by the pool for a quick bite. Don’t forget their extravagant Sunday buffet: a feast for the eyes displaying a multitude of sweet and savoury bite-sized treats and a sought-out culinary event by both travellers and locals alike.
The Breakers Palm Beach
Address: One South County Road
Living the billionaire life
There are many luxurious hotels and resorts on the long stretch of coast that encompasses the West Palm Beach area, running from Hutchinson Island down to Fort Lauderdale, just north of Miami. If partaking in the fun and luxury of a billionaire’s life is your ideal holiday, then look no further than this coastal area of Florida for your next vacation.
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