Where to Stay When Vacationing in Palm Beach

By Kristopher Neild, Travel Expert

The Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area is a known vacation hot spot for people all over the world. There is the beautiful beachfront, amazing estates, luscious landscapes, celebrities and designer shopping. Also, don't forget about the golf courses, water sport options and wild life.

In order to take advantage of everything Palm Beach County has to offer, you first need to take care of your accommodations. Do you desire luxury and the chance to dine with Celine Dion, or are you looking to take advantage of the great dining and nightlife of Clematis? The following list will help guide your decision in hopes that you are perfectly satisfied when you waltz into the lobby of your hotel.  

When staying on Palm Beach, luxury, private beach fronts and amazing hotel dining are usually important. The Breakers offers all of that, plus an on-site golf course and name value that will make your friends drop their jaws. You want to make sure you are close to the shopping of Worth Avenue, and still close enough to get to the beach. 

West Palm Beach is right over the intracoastal, and provides vacationers with more nightlife options and more value. Staying at the Marriott West Palm will give you access to City Place and Clematis, where you can eat and dance the night away. 

10. Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown
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Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown puts you in the heart of the city, nearby to City Place, Clematis and the Kravis Performing Arts Center. The Palm Beach Airport is one exit (5 minutes) away. Amenities are plentiful here, with free wi-fi, hot skillet breakfast and a 24/7 menu offering freshly prepared food at any hour of the day. A fitness center is housed in the building, perfect for producing endorphins before a big day of conferences - or surfing. Bringing a car? Hyatt Place has its own private garage to shield your vehicle from the hot Florida sun while you bike around town instead.

9. Marriott West Palm Beach Hotel
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Location is key when speaking on the Marriott West Palm Beach. A quick few miles from the airport, the hotel is also within walking distance from City Place, Clematis and the Convention Center. Whether traveling to the area on business or for pleasure, the hotel has amenities to please all. The pool area is top notch, with live music on the weekend and a beautifully landscaped garden from which the hotel's chef uses to grow inputs to his meals. Wi-fi is comped, a fitness center is on location and there is a Starbucks to help give you your morning fix.

8. Bradley Park Hotel
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The Bradley Park Hotel is a suite-filled vacation destination on Palm Beach. Gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and large screen televisions come standard. Staying at Bradley is like renting an upscale apartment on the beach. Many vacationers who come down for extended periods of time choose Bradley Park for this reason. On-site dining at Trevini Ristorante is excellent, and guests can enjoy an extra 15% off. Mansion-watchers, water sport enthusiasts and golfers should and do look into this hotel due to its amenities and proximity. Prepare to be "wowed" by the plush furnishings of the suites and the dutifully manicured exterior during your stay.

7. The Chesterfield Palm Beach
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The Chesterfield Palm Beach is a historic landmark located on the idyllic island of Palm Beach, just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and two blocks from Worth Avenue. Regarded for its exceptional hospitality and personalized attention to detail, guests of this luxurious pet-friendly hotel are welcomed with complimentary Sherry, bottled water and freshly baked cookies. Lovely year-round weather, a caring staff and elegant furnishings create a perfect "home away from home" base, with exquisite accommodations in unique one-of-a-kind rooms and suites. Guests also enjoy the renowned Leopard Lounge and Restaurant, one of Palm Beach's best-loved institutions, and a variety of exclusive packages that range from romantic escapes to a fun weekend for the girls.

6. PGA National Resort and Spa
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PGA National Resort and Spa is a prime destination for travelers who like to purchase activity-based add-ons. The resort has four amazing golf courses, a spa, tennis/racquetball courts and croquet. Sign up for lessons, pro-training, tournaments and more for any of the aforementioned sports and arrange for a soothing massage treatment post. The pool is the centerpiece of the facility, with stunning design and landscaping. Cool off after a action packed day on the course with a drink and a dip. A cornucopia of eating options present themselves at PGA National, with poolside bars competing with upscale options for your belly's attention.

5. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
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EAU Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a beautiful getaway spot for couples on a romantic vacation or for the family that likes to travel in style. This luxury resort has lots of oceanfront rooms, as well as adult-only and kid-friendly pools that face the water. The best amenity on-site is the spa. With services for couples that include mud baths and private massages, as well as a full salon and fitness center, the spa has rightfully won national awards. There are several dining options in the hotel, as well as lots of family activities and watersport rentals- so upon arrival in paradise, there is no reason to leave.

4. Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
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If you are coming to Palm Beach for the water views (who isn't), the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa hooks its guests up with visual spectacles. Your private balcony will face either the intracoastal or the Atlantic Ocean and provide panoramic views. Custom furniture, bronze-infused tiles and luxury beds fill the guestrooms. The property just evokes romance, making this a perfect destination for honeymooners. There is a plentiful amount of private beachfront, perfect for lounging with a book and soaking up rays. If the pool is more your thing, the Tideline has you covered. The palm tree-lined pool complete with cabanas and beverage service will surely suit you and traveling party.

3. The Brazilian Court Hotel
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The Brazilian Court Hotel is a top destination for celebrities and plebeians alike. Dazzling courtyards, enchanting 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites and amazing landscaping draw you in and make it hard for you to leave the property. There is a spa on hand, as many couples choose to make this a honeymoon destination. Even if you have been married for years or riding solo, the masseuses don't discriminate. Dine inside at the Cafe Boulud, where you can sample many French-American cuisine offerings. If you decide to wander around, you are ridiculously close to the beach and can reach Worth Avenue in minutes.

2. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
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On the island known as Palm Beach, the five-star renowned property commonly referred to as the Four Seasons dominates the landscape. Rooms are luxuriously decorated and provide that "vacation feel" that one wants when booking a destination such as Palm Beach. Two tennis courts are on-site for those looking to get in a little exercise during their stay. Booking a package is recommended. Some include spa treatments, others the use of luxury sports cars. Three dining options linger on the property, including the oceanfront Atlantic Bar & Grill. Make sure you include a Friday in your stay, as the resort puts on a family friendly clam bake.

1. The Breakers Palm Beach
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The Breakers is one of the most famous properties in Palm Beach County; it was founded by Gold Coast legend Henry Flagler. The sprawling 140-acre estate features Italian-Renaissance architecture throughout. There is a half-mile of private beach access and four waterfront pools if you are into that kind of stuff. Surrounding the hotel is the championship golf course featuring 36 professionally designed holes. If you happen to play a bit worse than scratch golf, the hotel has a golf academy on-site to help school you up. If tennis is more your game, The Breakers has 10 lighted courts for your use. Fitness centers, restaurants, spas and nightlife options are included in the amenities offered by this world class hotel.