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Top 5 Hotels in Palm Beach: Relaxed Oceanfront Luxury and Historic Charm with a Twist

You wouldn’t expect anything less than picture-perfect excellence from the third wealthiest city in America, and when you look at some of the finest 5-star resorts and hotels here, there is no doubt that the expectations are fulfilled. It’s not just a veneer of magnificence – what you see is what you get. Relaxed sophistication stretches from the beachfront to hotel lobbies, luxury suites, pampering spas, and poolside terraces perfect for lazy afternoons cocktail in hand. When in Palm Beach, you will most certainly want to find yourself in one of these 5 luxurious establishments.

The Breakers

No hotel in Palm Beach is as legendary as the renowned The Breakers. The historic property dates back to the very last decade of the 19th century when tycoon Henry Flagler opened it to accommodate travelers. Despite two significant fires in the first quarter of the 20th century, each time this remarkable property reemerged stronger and more affluent. This, certainly, remains true to this day – with each restoration and renovation The Breakers reinvents itself while also keeping in-line with its historically significant roots. With an impressive number of 540 guest rooms, the interiors feature ocean-inspired décor – spacious, plush, and extremely inviting (yes, this cannot be overstated). The moment you step through the doors, you feel welcomed and pampered, and each room and suite truly feels like home away from home, which is not often the case at these larger than life resorts. Interestingly, while the colorful accents within the rooms aren’t few, they never feel tacky, overwhelming, or too much – balance is key when staying at The Breakers. With a choice between pools and beaches, spa, tennis, or golf, there’s a wide array of activities to keep you entertained and relaxed. Furthermore, you won’t have to venture far for a delicious and refined dinner – The Breakers houses some of the finest restaurants in Palm Beach, including the famous HMF, Flagler Steakhouse, and Seafood Bar – simply take a pick!

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

The luxurious Palm Beach hotel scene wouldn’t be complete without the Four Seasons which for decades has been the equivalent of 5-star excellence. Taking inspiration from Palm Beach’s untroubled yet captivating resort style and the heritage of the chic island, the Four Seasons 5-star, 5-diamond beachfront resort mixes the lure of Palm Beach with the laid-back pace by the oceanfront. All rooms and suites within the resort carry a gorgeous unifying interior theme – almost bordering the line of minimalism, the white, cream-colored, and pastel rooms are stunning in their rich simplicity. Having everything you need for a luxurious stay, there are no overwhelming accents taking away from the resort’s own stunning appeal and that of Palm Beach. Oceanview suites with floor-to-ceiling windows leading onto a long balcony would be our instant pick but even the simplest guest rooms are stunning and comfortable through and through. The seaside spa and wellness center are as tempting as they sound – relaxing treatments in the most beautiful setting will have you forget every possible trouble and indulge in self-love. The restaurant is particularly gorgeous – both its indoor and outdoor spaces have a classic and timeless feel elevating the dining experience to a new level.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Upon arrival, a glass of champagne under the dazzling chandelier in the lobby sets the mood for your stay. The ocean-inspired colors of the bright and perfect Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa guestrooms transform you into relaxation mode with ease. Mere steps from the Atlantic, this stunning intimate resort radiates a playful twist on the Palm Beach luxury experience. A welcome bag full of custom beach essentials await you in your room and your carefree stay is off to an excellent start. It’s easy to revel at the relaxed oceanside glitz and glam at this exceptional beach resort. The 310 guestrooms and suites were tastefully designed by Jonathan Adler and the interiors are bright but beautifully matching the surrounding natural setting. Temple Orange serves flavorsome Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner, and Angle offers a more refined fine dining experience. The spa is not to be missed as skillful hands perform relaxing skin care and all treatments are tailored with a passion for perfection.  Each unique treatment is personalized to indulge every whim and desire of the hotel’s guests.

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Another historic property is the Boca Raton Resort & Club which dates back to 1926. Often referred to as the Pink Palace, the legendary resort boasts every amenity possible: everything from an award-winning spa to a golf course and a Boca Beach Club. There is no doubt about it – you are finding yourself at the presence of a South Florida icon. The resort plays on Mediterranean Revival architecture which was hugely popular in South Florida. Complete with high limestone and marble arcades, vaulted ceilings and skylights, and vast indoor and outdoor space, everything here is totally grand and noble. The rooms are spacious, and the interiors are very tasteful and channeling a more traditional luxury hotel atmosphere. Marble bathrooms, however, are the cherry on top. It is worth noting the remarkably beautiful spa and the exceptionally vast dining options.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Palm Beach mixes splendid Palm Beach architecture with timeless English values of considerate and attentive service. A true haven of old-world charm, where each and every splendid room and suite is a one-of-a-kind statement of lavish luxury and comfort. Sitting next to palm-lined boulevards, this historic hotel is mere moments from Worth Avenue and spectacular beaches of this fantastic Florida destination. First-class hospitality and old-world charm weave together with elegant interiors and beautifully-designed rooms and suites. What’s more, you can indulge in gourmet cuisine, artisan cocktails, and live music in the legendary Leopard Lounge, or even choose traditional afternoon tea. While eccentric, this unique hotel does it right – without feeling overwhelming, every bit of its unique charm is appealing and well-balanced. A complete opposite of some of the more minimalistic and contemporary hotels in the area, The Chesterfield feels a little bit like a luxurious grown-up playground, where you can choose between a range of gorgeous rooms, where fantasy becomes reality – from candy-striped walls to four-pillared beds.

Lauma Breeze

Ever since reading In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne in her childhood, Lauma has been fascinated by all things travel. From sailing as well as exploring nature inland to continuously being fascinated by cities and cultures worldwide, she conveys her passion and inquisitive nature in writing.

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