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The Breakers Palm Beach

The Breakers, Palm Beach

At a Glance

    Pros

  • impeccable attention to detail
  • fantastic service
  • beautiful room views
  • extensive activities for families

    Cons

  • big price tag
  • short drive to reach off-property attractions

Fodorite Reviews

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The Breakers Palm Beach Review

More than an opulent hotel, the Breakers is a 140-acre self-contained jewel of a resort built in an Italian Renaissance style and loaded with amenities, from a 20,000-square-foot luxury spa and grandiose beach club to 10 tennis courts and two 18-hole golf courses—not to mention Henry Flagler's heirs still run the place and invest $20 million a year to keep it at the cutting edge. Dating from 1896 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the common areas have cupids frolicking at the main Florentine fountain, and majestic frescoes grace hallways leading to restaurants. The equally lovely rooms take on a different, more contemporary character, and are best described as cheerfully sophisticated and beachy. For added luxury, private cabanas come with a personal concierge. One of the most extensive wine collections in the world is housed here, keeping the hotel's six sommeliers busy, and the resort's 10 restaurants are all excellent. It's a miracle if you can ever pry yourself off the property.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Palm Beach Powerhouse
It's almost impossible to discuss the East Coast equivalent of Beverly Hills—Palm Beach—without The Breakers making its way into the conversation. Rich in Gilded Age opulence, the landmark 115-year-old property built by oil magnate Henry Flagler has been a pillar of the Palm Beach social scene since its late-19th-century construction ushered in the birth of Florida tourism. And, thanks to a series of well-executed nips and tucks, this tony enclave shows no signs of relinquishing her crown as queen of the scene anytime soon. Sprawling over 140 oceanfront acres on "Billionaire's Row," the stately resort exudes decadence at every turn; from its grand palm-tree lined entrance to refined oceanfront dining room, and 540 elegant rooms and suites, The Breakers cossets guests in the Palm Beach mystique.

    Hotel Details

  • 608 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-17-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    the best hotel i have been in my entire life. Just outstanding; although not as exclusive as it seemed.

    i´ll come back. Of course.
    it´s very cozy; we were lucky enough to be in a room having acces to a terrace where we had outstanding breaksfasts and some drinks around 1800. the view from the room also one of the best toward the sea. the bar and the atmosphere just very elegant and funny. very good music

    by jsolis, 9/25/12

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