Dotted with turquoise lounge chairs, ruffled umbrellas, and white-sand beaches, this newly reconceived and rebranded hotel is now part of the Waldorf-Astoria collection and looks as if it was carefully replicated from a retro-chic postcard. An annex of the larger Mediterranean-style Boca Raton Resort & Club (but set on the downy sands rather than the Intracoastal Waterway), the casually elegant property is equipped with 212 rooms ranging from 420-square-foot standards
to 800-square-foot one-bedroom suites overlooking the Atlantic. Each is cast in pale yellow and blue and features flat-panel TVs, plush bedding, custom bath products and—most importantly—easy access to the sand and sea. Guests can lounge by Pool Oasis, a trio of revamped swimming pools with cabanas and a bar, or linger with a cocktail and leisurely lunch in the on-site Sea Grille eatery. For a change of scenery, head back to the main complex of the Boca Raton Resort & Club (just a short ride away via free shuttle) for other dining options, including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's eponymous sushi restaurant.
Hotel Award Winner | 2012