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Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Hotels

The Brazilian Court Hotel

  • 301 Australian Ave. Map It
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice
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Pros

  • Stylish and hip local crowd
  • Charming courtyard
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Plush spa

Cons

  • Small fitness center
  • Nondescript pool
  • 10-minute ride to ocean and suggested 24-hour advance reservation for shuttle

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

This posh boutique hotel, stomping ground of Florida's well-heeled, is full of historic touches and creature comforts—from its yellow facade with dramatic white-draped entry, to modern draws like the renowned spa and Daniel Boulud restaurant. The lobby with soaring cypress ceilings underscore The Brazilian Court's "Roaring '20s" origins. While not directly on the beach, car service and access to an oceanfront facility allow guests to enjoy plenty of beachside fun-in-the-sun.

All of the studio and one- and two-bedroom suites have rich limestone baths and showers, wine refrigerators, and personal butler service; bay windows look out into the impeccably maintained gardens and enchanting flower-filled courtyards. Amenities include a Frédéric Fekkai hair salon and spa, and Café Boulud, a local outpost of the New York original; hotel guests reportedly have a better shot than outsiders at procuring a table. Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? There's in-room dining from the same kitchen.

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Hotel Award Winner | 2013

Hotel Information

Address:

301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, Florida, 33480, United States

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Phone:

561-655–7740

Hotel Details:

  • 80 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 05/12/2014

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By Connie

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Feb 24, 2003

Enjoy a quiet stay in a beautiful old Florida setting of days past!

We stayed at the Brazilian Court over 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is centrally located and I walked to the beach which was about 3 blocks away. The Worth Av shops are only 2 blocks walking distance which was interesting for a 2 hour side trip. My husband and I went to City Place for 3 nights to eat at affordable restaurants, take in a movie and enjoy the outdoor music. We went in-line skating on the Lake Trail and also rented bikes

at the hotel and rode down the Lake Trail to the end of the island (Palm Beach is an island) and enjoyed seeing how the rich and upper middle class live. We took the advice from the front desk and went to Singer Island to the Sailfish Marina and took a boat excursion to see the mansions of Palm Beach. Fun to see the homes that front the intracoastal which you can't see from the Lake Trail due to the hedges being so tall. The room was adaquate with a comfortable bed and a decent sized bathroom. But who sits in their room anyway? Go see the sights and enjoy the outdoor courtyard and the pool area (pool was heated and thoroughly enjoyable). One piece of advice, don't use the $9.00 bottle of water they charge you when you check out. Overall, the staff were very plesant and so were the valet parkers, (you get to know them since you have to pay $12 per day for parking.)

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By Edith

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Feb 6, 2003

Less tony more attitude

Under major re-construction with a Daniel Boulud restaurant being installed. Rooms are motel-like, not what one would expect. This joint is riding on a Palm Beach society reputation it no longer can pull off, Boulud or not.

By ann

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Jul 23, 2002

No Ritz Carlton

This is a very quaint property but it is not convienent to the beach. The pool is very small as is the weight room. the dining was excellent and we found the service to be outstanding. The rooms (standard) are small. They are similar to what you would see at a Marriott...but older. If you are going for sun and sand I would look elsewhere.

By Emily

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Jan 3, 2002

Quiet Gem, All of the Glamor, None of the Attitude

This hotel was like staying at a rich uncle's house, with a live in staff. The rooms were very private and spacious. The courtyard was magical day and night. A quiet spot to enjoy a cocktail under the palms. The pool, while small was fine, just get there early. It was a quiet, upscale respite from the glitz of the rest of the city. If you want fast cars and loud music, this isn't the hotel for you. If you want attention to detail and privacy, it is.

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Sep 5, 2001

What's all the "Rave" about

Normally, I agree with Fodor's reviews, but in this case, I don't see what all the rave is concerning this hotel. I'd much rather stay at the Ritz or the Breakers which have fairly competitive summer rates as well. The room was very nicely decorated but the bathroom was barely big enough to turn around in, the towels were hard, and the door to the room was such that you could hear every thing going on down the entire hall (I'm sure they could hear

everything going on in our room as well.) The service was snooty, cold, and slow. Room service was mediocre at best. This was during the summer and "out of season" but as far as I'm concerned, that is no excuse. We were there on a "package" deal which seemed like a bargain but having to hand over coupons for everything that was supposed to be included lacked class and was completely unecessary. And the pool.... is that what that was? The only thing said at check-out was "ba-bye" without even a smile to accompany it. I've stayed in Palm Beach before and will again but definitely not at the Brazilian Court. The courtyard area is beautiful and the food at the restaurant was very good (yet overcooked) but that didn't make up for the rest of the disappointments. Palm Beach has too much to offer to settle for this.

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