Top Swank Lodging Options in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach Vicinity

Palm Beach/West Palm Beach is a world in itself; one focused on fashion, priceless design and at the forefront, luxury. When coming to the area to vacation, you undoubtedly intend to step your game up and stay at one of the fanciest, swankiest hotels around. Doing anything else would be a doing a disservice to yourself. 

The list below contains the top luxury hotels in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach proximity. Some of these hotels, like The Breakers, are on the Palm Beach strip. These are beachfront hotels that include posh amenities, world class spas, restaurants and golf courses. Hotels like this are fit for people on the Forbes billionaires list, so they will likely be just fine for you.

Neighboring areas like Jupiter, Delray Beach and Boca Raton have great hotels to check out as well. The Seagate Hotel & Spa pampers its guests, and puts close by to the action of the famed Atlantic Avenue. Most hotels on the list have top notch pool areas, with cabanas and bars. Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island has rock formations/waterfalls in its pool area, perfect for if you have young ones tagging along.

South Florida is a top vacation destination, due to the great beaches, exciting nightlife, and the lifestyle. Be a part of all that by booking a luxury Palm Beach/West Palm Beach hotel from this list. 


The Jupiter Beach Resort is located on the largest stretch of secluded beach in Jupiter. Among the nearby attractions include the Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Roger Dean Stadium, Hibel Museum, Sun Cruz Casino and the Worth Avenue. There are 168 guest rooms and suites at the Jupiter Beach Resort. All units are outfitted with free Internet connections, LCD televisions, clock radios, safe-deposit boxes, ironing equipment, coffee makers and private balconies. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, pedestal sinks and complimentary toiletries. Wet bars and other additional amenities are provided with select units. The Jupiter Beach Resort features a variety of leisure and wellness amenities. These include 1,000 feet of private beach, an oceanfront pool, a waterfall spa and a 7,500-square-foot spa and salon. This resort also provides a 12,000-square-foot meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, a lounge, wedding services and a 24-hour front desk.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Jupiter Beach Resort provides a waterfall spa for guests - you'll have to book to find out what exactly that entails. Hint: it's amazing.

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The Seagate Hotel & Spa is located a block away from the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is also close to popular Atlantic Avenue, Delray Municipal Beach, Atlantic Dunes Park and the West Palm Beach. Several golf courses, shops and restaurants are within easy reach. All guest rooms and suites at the Seagate Hotel & Spa are outfitted with contemporary amenities including wireless internet connections, LCD televisions, DVD players, iHome docking stations, coffee makers, safe-deposit boxes and private bars. Bathrooms have walk-in showers, hair dryers and bathrobes, among others. Select suites come with kitchens, dining sets, living areas and bubble-jet tubs. The Seagate Hotel & Spa is a four-story, boutique-hotel that features several leisure and wellness amenities. This hotel also provides a 24-hour business center, meeting/event facilities, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a gift shop. Guests can wine and dine at the Atlantic Grille located on site.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: You won't find a better luxury hotel in proximity to Atlantic Avenue than The Seagate Hotel & 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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: PGA National just received a $100 million dollar renovation, with much of that going to perfect the spa facilities.

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The Colony Hotel Palm Beach (Florida) is set in the heart of Palm Beach. Among the nearby scenic sites include the Lion Country Safari, Sawgrass Recreation Park, Palm Beach Zoo, South Florida Science Museum and the Henry Flagler Museum. Several golf courses are likewise within close range. Accommodations at the Colony Hotel Palm Beach (Florida) come in rooms, suites, penthouse suites and two-room villas. These units are equipped with free wireless Internet connections, LCD televisions, safe-deposit boxes, refrigerators and pillow-top mattresses. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, bathrobes and designer toiletries. The Colony Hotel Palm Beach (Florida) was established in 1947 and features a classic British Colonial architecture. This hotel provides two swimming pools, beach chairs and umbrellas, a business center, bicycle rentals, laundry/dry cleaning services and wireless Internet access. On-site dining venues include Cafe 155, The Polo Steakhouse and Palm Court.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Each of the rooms, suites, villas and penthouses has pillow top mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets - only at the Colony Hotel Palm Beach.

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The Palm Beach International Airport is within 15 miles from the Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island. Also nearby are tourist sites like the Cruzan Amphitheater, Palm Beach Zoo, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and the Roger Dean Stadium. A number of dining locations and golf courses are within a few miles away. There are 682 guest rooms and villas at the Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island. All units are outfitted with cable televisions, wireless Internet connections, sofa beds, kitchen facilities, ironing equipment, work desks and telephones with voicemail features. Whirlpool tubs and balconies can be found in villas. The Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island offers business guests with copy and fax services. This seven-story hotel also provides three swimming pools, a whirlpool, a sauna, a fitness room, sports courts, direct beach access, a concierge desk and vending machines. On-site dining options include The MarketPlace, High Tides Pool Bar and the On the Rocks Poolbar and Grill.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island has a stunning pool the kids will love - and a great pool bar for the adults.

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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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A zen like decor evokes ultimate peace and serenity for guests staying at the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa.

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The Brazilian Court 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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A salon, spa and complimentary shoe shine area highlight some of the luxurious amenities at the Brazilian Court Hotel

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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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach has a staff that will bend over backwards to accommodate its guests.

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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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Cookies and sherry are offered up to Chesterfield Palm Beach guests as soon as they walk in the door.

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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.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Breakers has a Mediterranean-style beach club, eight bars/restaurants and and oceanfront spa.

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