My wife and I were looking for a "relaxing corner" in S. Florida, for a 3 day get-away and found the property through it's "Leading Hotels of the World" affiliation. Our initial disappointment that the property was not on the Ocean was put to rest as we realized "Hurricane Sandy" was headed our way, and a beach day probably would have not been on our itinerary :-)
The property is situated in a charming residential block in the heart of Palm Beach. It's two blocks from the Horse Fountain/Reflection Pool, Worth Avenue, and just a few blocks from the beach. Lovely setting for a stroll to/on the beach, Worth Avenue or just to explore the vicinity. Here I should mention I noticed bicycles available for guests by the valet stand (a feature I will def. take advantage of on my next stay :)
Another feature worth mentioning I will also be taking advantage of on my next stay is the "beach drop off" service. No, unfortunately they no longer offer a "beach club" BUT..... They will be happy to set up umbrellas, drive you to the Ocean (a mere few minutes/few blocks away) and come back to pick you up at an agreed time.... A VERY gracious service as this (IMHO) makes up for the property not being ON the ocean :)
Check in was flawless! Despite our having arrived early, not only did they have a room ready, they honored our "Leading Hotels of the World" membership instantaneously with a FABULOUS suite upgrade, welcome gift w/note and comped our Valet parking as well. Welcoming smiles with a prompt and professional flow had us in our suite in no time at all.
We arrived at noon and promptly made reservations at the Boulud on the premisses.... We enjoyed a DELIGHTFUL 3 course lunch in a semi formal but down to earth environment while alternating Bossa Nova, Jazz and other soothing beats perfected the atmosphere.... Perfect Caipirinhas and at $21 Prix Fix menu, is a MUST DO while at the property (only offered Mon-Fri. BTW).
The room was Comfortable, IMMACULATELY clean with 2 tvs. dvd players, jetted tub, sink wine fridge, and water pressure to DIE FOR... See pics for room details. (suite 228 I believe)
A 10 min. drive over the bridge will have you at the City Place with plenty of options for additional dining, movies, night clubs etc.. Also worth mentioning (pun intended :) short walk onto Worth Avenue is a lovely place called "Pizza al Fresco" (see reviews) for excellent fresh toppings pizza!!!
Breakfast was pricey ($18 for an egg white omelet :(), but otherwise, very fresh, tasty and in a lovely setting. Lots of lounge areas outdoors and a lovely "reading room" indoors, successfully completed our "relaxing weekend" and guaranteed our return....
Small pool :( but the "beach escort" makes up for it... Would do the beach first, then the pool for drinks, next time...
Quaint, Cozy and a perfect spot to take a load off while in the area.... Will be back....
Hope this helps :-)
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