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The Breakers
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Palm Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice.....but”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We are coming to the Breakers once a year and obviously the Breakers is upgrading its facilities. Its slowly but it goes into the right direction.

However there is still a room for improvement:

- In the Circle they are serving (at the breakfast) two types of orange juices; regular and squeezed one (you need to demand squeezed one) which is rather embarrassing - since this is not a Motel 6 for god sake

- The Breaker manage to update chairs in the Ocean Grill restaurant, but not the tables ???
(I would like to meet that manager that approve the replacement of chairs but not the tables which are evern for Mc Donalds standards rather tired) ???

- Beach chairs and umbrellas (which are for free) should be replaced with more sophisticated models with a fibre that deflect heat

- Room doors allow each and every sound in the room (pls go to Hilton at FRA airport to see how the doors should look like for room +500US$)

- Breakfast food selection could be better and "uaauuu"... factor is missing

- Textile on chairs in the couthyard could be washed more frequently

- Breakers botteled water is purified (not spring) and simply doesnt taste good.

But in general the Breakers is kids heaven, and my daughter became a kind of addicted to Breakers hospitality and service. You will feel like you are home.

cons: - this is not the place the people that would like to enjoy evenings on the room balcony, or romantic for dinner outside listening the ocean
- some rooms could be tinny and with no proper view - so negotiate

pros: kids heaven, very clean, relaxing and top service,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The resort was beautiful as expected as well as the view of the blue ocean. We paid extra to get a partial view of the ocean which wasn't worth it because out of our window their was about 200 dragon flies and a view of construction men working on one of their buildings. Every staff member that we came into contact with was ridiculous nice, helpful, and catered to our every need. We didn't like that the restaurant located by the pools was closed Monday through Wednesday in the middle of the summer being that we were there from Sunday evening to Thursday morning. I'm not sure if that is typical or because they were doing construction. They also chose to clean the bar and restaurant area on a Wednesday afternoon with very loud power washers and other equipment...thought that was kind of dumb being that it was right next to the over 21 pool where people are trying to relax and avoid loud noises. Also, the maid staff just couldn't seem to get it right...they would come at 7:00am while we were still getting ready for the day and then they'd come back at 5:00pm when we were getting ready again for the night...maybe they need more help.

The restaurants on site were very expensive and not worth the price. I got two tiny fish tacos that came with no sides for over $20 at HMF. The free breakfast included was nice...it's not like a typical free continental breakfast you'd get at most hotel chains but a nice elaborate buffet. Also, drinks are very expensive when you're out by the pool which I guess we expected...$15 for a frozen drink that barely has alcohol in it. We did like that gratuity is automatically included in each charge on the resort.

Overall, there wasn't much to do other than lay by the pool and go to one of the expensive restaurants. Maybe due to the large size of this resort the activities just weren't as visible...not sure.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sparta, nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This property is absolutely beautiful and the staff was nice. Other than that, I was not wowed at all. We were going to stay for a week but ended up leaving early. We really just couldn't find the value in $700+ per night hotel when all you really got for that were the pools and breakfast. Our room overlooked the roof of the Circle restaurant - for $700 a night!!! Everything was over the top expensive and they nickel and dime you at every turn. We got there Saturday and we all were bored by Tuesday. The website and promotional material made the place look more like a family resort than it actually was. There was not much for the kids to do and any activities they did have were weak. Kids camp is really just glorified and expensive babysitting. Most of the food was just ok however, HMF restaurant was delicious and worth a trip if you are in the area - but again, over the top expensive. We had Sunday brunch and that was very good as well. We had lunch by the pool and it was $250 - for burgers and salads. My husband and I each had only 1 drink! They tack on 20% gratuity to everything you get - drinks, food, and even a massage. Regardless of the expense of this place, I would rethink going there again. We have stayed at better hotels in Bermuda that were much nicer than here and had an ocean view!

Room Tip: The regular rooms are very small. Try and get a suite if you can. Ask for a true ocean view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Amazing hotel with beautiful views and proximity to the beach. Very grand entrance that will provide an example of what is in store for you at the hotel. Don't forget to learn about the history of Palm Beach and try to spot someone famous!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Marvelous hotel, on the beach with greens and service like no other. It is really grand in an understated way. The lobby is a work of art and the service is couteous, professional and top notch. I can't comment on the restaurants as we mostly ate in town. The beach is excellent, though you have to watch out for the tar. I would go there to just hang out on the beach, by the pool, be pampered by the excellent staff and be happy.

Room Tip: If you can, get a room facing the ocean or the north facing wing. The views are best from here.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Hartford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have vacationed here before and loved it. It's been about 7 years since our last visit so we were really looking forward to it. My husband and I traveled with our twins (age 18). Property is gorgeous and meticulously maintained. The staff is very courteous and service exceeded our expectations. You get what you pay for at this resort. It is worth it and we will be back.

Room Tip: Junior suite was perfect for family of four. We had a cot brought in and it was a good size.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

PROS:The staff are pleasant. I loved the children's facilities. There were glitter tattoos, a playroom, playground, kiddie pool, activity center, and movie night. There are onsite stores for everything you would need including ice cream. Valet offers cold bottled water as they retrieve your car. The room was clean. The television in the bathroom mirror was a nice touch. Grounds were well maintained. Pool service was quick.
CONS: No bathtub in the room. Bed and pillows were uncomfortable. No refrigerator in the room. The in room dining menu listed many items that were not available at 6am which was unusual. Dining at The Italian Restaurant was not stellar. The food was burned and poor in quality.
Also as an aside, the people in Palm Beach seem to be very unhappy. Sad really considering it is such a nice place.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Property: The Breakers
Address: 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480-4023
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Region: United States > Florida > Palm Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Palm Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Breakers 5*
Number of rooms: 540
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1896, The Breakers remains one of America’s legendary resort destinations. Renowned for its seaside glamour and world-class service, the 538-room, Italian Renaissance-style hotel resides on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach. With unapologetic luxury, The Breakers indulges its clientele, whether couples on a romantic getaway, multi-generational travelers on a family vacation or large gatherings in celebration. Thanks to the gracious dedication of its longstanding family ownership, the iconic resort re-invests a minimum of $30 million each year in the property’s ongoing enhancement and revitalization to ensure that it continues to captivate its guests. Most recently with the debut of Flagler Club, an ultra-luxury boutique hotel set within the resort. Resort amenities feature a private beach, four oceanfront pools, five whirlpool spas, 25 luxury beach bungalows and a variety of watersports; a new luxury spa; indoor-outdoor Ocean Fitness center; 36 holes of championship golf, including the Ocean Course and The Breakers Rees Jones® Course; 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; a Family Entertainment Center; an array of on-site boutiques; and nine acclaimed restaurants, with settings ranging from casual beachfront to stylishly sophisticated. ... more   less 
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