Addison Mizner built this Mediterranean-style hotel in 1926, and additions over time have created a sprawling, sparkling resort, one of the most luxurious in all of South Florida and part of the Waldorf-Astoria collection. The hotel has a particularly stunning beach club, which it shares with its beachfront outpost, the Boca Beach Club. The club has lovely outdoor mosaic-tiled showers. There are many lodging options: traditional rooms in the historic quarters are small
but warmly decorated; tower rooms have a serene contemporary feel; and yacht-club rooms are the most indulgent, with custom-designed Venetian-style canopy beds and carved gold-leaf lamps. The beach is accessible by shuttle or water taxi. In addition to two golf courses (the Resort Course and the off-site Country Club Course) with a two-story clubhouse, there are three fitness centers, a tennis center that is home to an Evert Adult and Junior Academy, and the largest spa in Florida, with 44 treatment rooms and a Turkish-style bath. There are eight bars and restaurants on the grounds, including a Morimoto sushi bar.
Apr 15, 2012
My husband and I came here for 4 days to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. It was a mixed bag. The view of the ocean and our balcony was great- if you ignored the "family" pool noise below. The room itself was average. For $700 a night, I expected luxury and it wasn't quite there. The bed was average- but we only got 2 pillows each. The bathtub was nice- but too small for my hubby. Room service was pretty good. Went to the spa, which was in an
amazing setting, but both my husband and I were disappointed in the massage therapists. Not friendly and did not seem to know what they were doing ( we get massages regularly). The pools were completely packed- nowhere to sit. Overall- we would not stay here again for the price.
Feb 26, 2008
We travel around the world, and have been lucky enough to stay in some posh resorts. This is by far the finest hotel we have stayed at in the entire southeastern portion of the US. Staff is very pleasant. Room was amazing, paid over $1,000 per night to stay in the Yacht Club Commodore Level Room: amazing views, bathtub, luxurious bedding, complimentary access to the amazing spa, and best of all, access to the complimentary VIP lounge, serving breakfast,
lunch, and outstanding small presentations for dinner. These rooms are touted as the best at the hotel, and with all the unbelieveable amenities, I see why. Restaurants, beach, and pools are very nice too. All in all, this place is one of the more expensive properties we have visited, but we feel like everything was well worth it. Enjoy