8 Best Hotels in Palm Beach, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast

Eau Palm Beach

$$$$ | 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, FL, 33462, USA Fodor's Choice

In the coastal town of Manalapan (just south of Palm Beach), this sublime, glamorous destination resort (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) showcases a newer, younger face of luxury, including a 3,000-square-foot oceanfront terrace, two sleek pools, a huge fitness center, and a deluxe spa. All guest rooms were decorated by noted designer Jonathan Adler. The rooms include amenities like marble baths and lovely balconies, most with ocean views. Coconut palms shade the pools and courtyard—all of which are served by attendants who can fulfill whims from iced drinks and sunscreen to cool face towels. The deluxe 42,000-square-foot Eau Spa has 19 high-design treatment rooms and superchic amenities like a co-ed outdoor water playground. A pirate-ship-theme playground and a turtle-theme club for kids will keep ages 3-12 busy. (The structured half- and full-day programs carry an extra fee.) Guests looking for a more luxurious experience can book Club Level suites, which come with access to a dedicated concierge and lounge with complimentary beverages and light bites. 

Pros

  • Magnificent aesthetic details throughout
  • Indulgent pampering services
  • Excellent on-site dining

Cons

  • Golf course is off property
  • 15-minute drive to Palm Beach
  • Hefty parking fee per night
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, FL, 33462, USA
561-533–6000
hotel Details
309 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Beach

$$ | 2870 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA

The Fairfield is a good value for travelers who don't require room service or a fancy spa. It's predictable Fairfield fare: rooms are comfortable; the hotel has centers for business and fitness and an outdoor pool and whirlpool; breakfast is complimentary and includes fresh fruit and pastries. The hotel sits across from Lake Worth Beach and its small retail promenade.

Pros

  • Great location on the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Close to the beach
  • Free self-parking

Cons

  • Not a lot of closet space
  • Nondescript rooms
  • Parking lot uncovered
2870 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA
561-582–2585
hotel Details
98 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

$$$$ | 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., FL, 33480, USA Fodor's Choice

Couples and families seeking relaxed seaside elegance in a luxe yet understated setting will love this manicured 6-acre oceanfront escape at the south end of Palm Beach, with serene, bright, airy rooms in a cream-colored palette and spacious marble-lined baths. In the common areas, fanlight windows, marble columns, billowing curtains, and swaying palms are beautiful and inviting. Kick back in large rooms that have private balconies, many of which offer ocean views, and continue to relax at the fabulous spa. The hotel has a second adults-only pool and Cabana Terrace Rooms that offer direct access to the pool deck. A Michelin-starred chef now heads the resort’s signature restaurant, Florie's, which offers a pergola-style dining terrace outside. A roster of complimentary guest activities and amenities like a kids' club, cooking classes, yoga, and resort bikes offer pleasant opportunities for relaxation outside of beach and pool time.

Pros

  • Cabana Terrace Rooms have direct access to pool deck; all rooms have balconies
  • Michelin-starred chef heads Florie's restaurant
  • Outstanding complimentary kids' program

Cons

  • 10-minute drive to downtown Palm Beach (but can walk to Lake Worth)
  • Hefty resort fee
  • Pricey
2800 S. Ocean Blvd., FL, 33480, USA
561-582–2800
hotel Details
210 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Brazilian Court Hotel

$$$$ | 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA Fodor's Choice
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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, underscores The Brazilian Court's Roaring '20s origins. Although 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 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. The rooms all recently underwent a redesign that includes lush green velvet headboards and sofas that add a bold nod to the palms just outside, while white linens and pops of lavender brighten the space. Each room features a curated collection of black and white photography by renowned photographer Terry O’Neill, that pays homage to some of the most inspiring icons of pop culture. Amenities include an on-site 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.

Pros

  • Stylish and hip local crowd
  • Charming courtyard
  • Free beach shuttle

Cons

  • Small fitness center
  • Nondescript pool
  • 10-minute ride to ocean and suggested 24-hour advance reservation for shuttle
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA
561-655–7740
hotel Details
80 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Breakers Palm Beach

$$$$ | 1 S. County Rd., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA Fodor's Choice
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More than an opulent hotel, The Breakers is a legendary 140-acre self-contained jewel of a resort built in a Mediterranean style and loaded with amenities, from a 20,000-square-foot luxury spa and grandiose beach club with four pools and a half-mile private beach to 10 tennis courts, croquet courts, and two 18-hole golf courses. Henry Flagler's descendants still run the place and invest $25 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 water nymphs frolicking at the main 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 with a classic style. For added luxury, there's the 25-room, private-access Flagler Club, a "guest house" within the hotel with added amenities like a private lounge, plush decor, and car service via the club's Tesla. One of the most extensive wine collections in the world is housed here, keeping the hotel's six sommeliers busy, and the resort's ten restaurants and eight bars are all excellent. In addition, the property's historic par-70 Ocean Course, the oldest 18 holes in all of Florida, as well as its contemporary off-site counterpart, The Breakers Rees Jones Course, are open to members and hotel guests only; for those looking to learn on the green, the John Webster Golf Academy offers private and group lessons. With all that's going on at The Breakers, it's a miracle if you can ever pry yourself off the property.

Pros

  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Beautiful room views
  • Extensive activities for families

Cons

  • Big price tag
  • Short drive to reach off-property attractions
  • Pools can get crowded
1 S. County Rd., Palm Beach, FL, 33480, USA
561-655–6611
hotel Details
538 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Colony

$$$$ | 155 Hammon Ave., FL, 33480, USA Fodor's Choice

This exuberant and undeniably charming British-colonial-style hotel has spacious suites and chic decor and sits in a particularly convenient location, just one block from Worth Avenue and one block from a pretty beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel underwent a five-year, $18 million top-to-bottom renovation in 2015 and rooms got a refresh in 2022. Taking inspiration from the hotel’s signature de Gournay wallpaper, rooms are done in soft pinks, greens, and ocean blues, and they have modern amenities mixed with vintage Palm Beach style. The pool area has ornamental plants, fountains, furniture, and pale pink umbrellas reminiscent of South Beach's grand art deco hotels. The pool itself is actually shaped like the state of Florida, although the panhandle is severely reduced in size. A signature Beach Buggy program shuttles guests to and from the ocean in a custom Palm Beach Pink buggy. An attentive staff, youthful yet experienced, is buzzing with competence and a desire to please. Spacious suites have sleeper sofas, and luxurious two-bedroom villas have laundry facilities and full kitchens. The bar is super popular with locals during the early evening hours.

Pros

  • Unbeatable location
  • Gorgeous decor
  • Luxe touches like pillow-top mattresses and beach butler service

Cons

  • Lobby is small
  • Elevators are tight
  • Beach is a stroll away
155 Hammon Ave., FL, 33480, USA
561-655–5430
hotel Details
90 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Tideline Resort & Spa

$$$ | 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., FL, 33480, USA

This Zen-like boutique hotel has a loyal following of young, cool travelers, who appreciate the updated rooms and the full-service spa. From the monumental entrance and the lobby's exotic ebony pillars to a sushi lounge with Balinese art to the bronze-infused porcelain tile floors, the hotel has a sleek, sophisticated look. It sits on 3 acres next door to the Four Seasons at the southern end of town and has a serene private beach area with modern lounge furniture. The Asian-inspired, full-service spa is popular with travelers and island residents. The guest rooms, most with ocean views, are contemporary and sleek, carrying over the spa-resort feel. Large rooms with window walls overlooking the ocean accommodate private events, and a "grand hall" dripping with chandeliers is almost theatrical.

Pros

  • Most rooms have beautiful views of the private beach
  • Ultracontemporary vibe
  • Luxury setting

Cons

  • A hike from shopping and nightlife
  • The infinity pool is across the driveway
  • Hefty resort fee
2842 S. Ocean Blvd., FL, 33480, USA
561-540–6440
hotel Details
134 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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White Elephant Palm Beach

$$$$ | 280 Sunset Ave., FL, 33480, USA Fodor's Choice

The sister property to Nantucket’s fabled White Elephant Resort, this black and white stunner is a total transformation of the former Bradley Park Hotel, which was one of the first hotels in the area in the 1920s. The 32-room and suite property has the feel of a private residence, with each accommodation offering a private outdoor space. Rooms are outfitted in hardwood floors, Carrara marble, woven rugs, and L'Occitane bath products. Pratesi linens, robes, slippers, and Turkish towels add to the luxe vibe. Among the amenities, guests have complimentary use of Priority bicycles and BMW vehicles, as well as exclusive access to Barton & Gray yachts.  The on-site restaurant Lola 41 offers Asian dishes like crab rangoon and pork pot stickers along with classics like a burger with foie gras sauce and a chopped salad. A courtesy shuttle whisks guests to the beach, where umbrellas and chairs await.

Pros

  • Renovated, stylish rooms with private outdoor space
  • Top-notch restaurant
  • Luxe amenities include complimentary use of BMW and exclusive yacht access

Cons

  • Beach is a five-minute drive (but there's a courtesy shuttle)
  • No on-site spa
  • Pricey
280 Sunset Ave., FL, 33480, USA
844-462--9483
hotel Details
32 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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