The Breakers Palm Beach5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Every meal we had that weekend was merely average in quality and style. When we arrived, our room was not ready so we went to the beach restaurant. It took at least 20 minutes after we were seated to get water & drinks, and only after we flagged someone down. Apparently they were getting ready to close for the afternoon and you would have thought we were the biggest bother to be the last diners in the restaurant. On the flip-side, the hotel is grand and the rooms are fabluous!
I just returned home from 3 days at The Breakers and the hotel lived up to, or exceeded, my expectations. My room was very comfortable and clean. Great views and, for the most part, very quiet. My experiences with the restaurants in the hotel were all very good. The staff at the hotel were excellent. I arranged a late checkout when I arrived and no problems. I would definitely stay here again when I find myself in Palm Beach.
I arranged for my family to visit the Breakers for brunch on the 15th to celebrate a very special birthday for my husband. There were 10 of us and when I called for reservations 2 weeks before was told we could only eat at 2. I was concerned because this was toward the end of the brunch. Ok so we arrive a little before 2and were told our table was not ready. After waiting about 15 minutes we were seated. The food was generally good but after 30 minutes we noticed some of the dishes were not restocked. I asked about it and also if we could have the harpist stop by the table. I was told that he had left and they were starting to shut down. I was disappointed. I then emailed my concerns to the "contact us" area on the website. No answer. So I called and the woman I spoke with said someone from top management would be in touch. After another week I called back. Again someone would be in touch right away. Then I get an email with grammatical errors asking me to call her. I get the feeling that they just don't care.
Beautiful hotel and grounds with incredible decor and attention to detail. Stayed 4 nights for a group event and all the catering and event planning was smooth. Many locations on site for different gatherings and they all were equally nice. All 4 pools were very nice and completely full the entire time (in addition to the beach). Towel and beverage servers were great however they could use more help given the number of people per server. We arrived around 2pm one day and had to wait for towels to be restocked. The spa is nice and I received a wonderful custom massage from Jess who specializes in a myofacil (sp?) approach which I enjoyed very much. This place reminds me of an east coast Hotel Del Coronado in some ways...old school, charm and history abound. Bring your Black card...expensive but worth it!
My fiance and I recently returned to The Breakers after getting engaged on the property a year ago. We had a terrific experience last year (see previous review) and couldn't wait to return. Most of my previous observations still apply: the property is gorgeous, amenities are plentiful, accommodations are comfortable, and service is attentive. We especially liked the new Mary Lilly sweet shop which opened in the past year. However, I'm sorry to say that the atmosphere during this visit was markedly different than our prior experience. This time around, the hotel was packed with guests of a large corporation's President's Club. We didn't mind that certain areas were cordoned off for private use (there are four pools, five hot tubs, and a large beach - so come on, there's plenty of room for everyone), but we DID mind the inescapable chaos the group caused everywhere every day. Loud music from personal/ handheld speakers, yelling, swearing, and drunken shenanigans were the norm poolside. Folks were competing for "the best" lounge chairs, and there was general rowdiness in common areas. The group seemed to be having a blast and I'm sure the hotel took great care of them - but I feel it was at the expense of other guests visiting on our own dime expecting relaxation. It sounds like this is an annual trip for this particular group, so we'll aim to avoid late-April going forward. MI'm sure I sound like a fuddy-duddy, but my fiance and I both work in fast-paced careers - which means we seek out peace and quiet when we vacation. Hopefully we'll find it again during our next trip to The Breakers.
There is a bird in South Africa whose chirping some interpret to say "TRY HARDER"...that's how I feel about the Breakers. This unexpected visit was an escape from the bitter cold, wet northern climate. I achieved my goal. It was a great get-away and the weather was perfect. Yet, the Breakers now caters to very large groups who couldn't or wouldn't visit on their own dime. There is a constant upheaval around cordoned off areas, events and loudness. This is a significant change from back in the day. I get it -- plain and simple economics. This clientele overturns the quiet elegance and civility of years gone by. With constant arrivals and departures of these large groups come constant chaos. Luggage accumulates and then is handled in mass with over stacked carts parked in corridors or the lobby. Dirty dishes are left for hours outside rooms. Maids' carts are parked catawampus down the corridors night and day. They never disappear. Somehow European hotels manager to conceal these necessary services. Maybe there is hope for the good ole days -- at least in part -- to return.
It’s been over three years since our last visit and the evolution of the resort continues to amaze us. Our recently renovated suite was beautifully designed and updated with new technology. The Seafood Bar, was also updated and the food/beverage and service was outstanding. Every interaction with an employee was professional and appropriate. Without question, one of the best seaside resorts in the world.
We stayed at The Breakers for a week in May 2017 and were blown away by the hotel. We tried all the bars and restaurants, they are all of the standard you would expect from such a a high quality hotel. We also had a massage at the spa which we both enjoyed very much. The staff were very polite, friendly and couldn’t do enough to cater for our every wish.
We planned to go to the Tapas bar in the Breakers this evening and Google Maps led us to an alternate entrance. We noticed the parking lot was closed and a young man asked us if we had reservations at The Italian as the grounds were restricted due to a convention dinner. We said we intended to go to the Tapas bar and he rudely said “What? The Topless Bar?” The management should fire this man immediately. So unwelcoming. We have gone to the Tapas bar numerous times and love it, but it does not accept reservations. This was very unprofessional behavior. We did make a reservation at The Italian and everyone was very welcoming at the front entrance. When we recounted our story they said we were free to go to the Tapas bar, which we did and had a lovely experience.
A few years back, I visited here for a Bar Mitzvah and I was shocked at how incredible it was! It was so so beautiful and really clean and fresh. When I had to return to Palm Beach a month ago, I booked a room here and it did not disappoint. Very nice and helpful staff, and great pool area. I would 100% recommend staying here!
- Walking distance to Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is a short stroll from The Breakers Palm Beach, and other popular attractions like The Society of the Four Arts are within a mile (2 km). This 538-room, 5-star resort has 4 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a golf course. Centrally located in Palm Beach, the resort is also a short walk from Bethesda-By-the-Sea and Paramount Theatre Building.
This resort is home to 9 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
The Breakers Palm Beach's 538 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, video-game consoles, and safes.
The Breakers Palm Beach features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. Valet parking is available for USD 30.00 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 4 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.
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87.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2440 reviews