The area of the hotel is okay(meaning nothing specatacular to walk to from your hotel and you will need to drive to sights), but you are not far from the beach. Maybe 10 minutes. In addition, you are close to downtown and city place in which, as long as you do not mind driving, then no big deal. Regarding parking at the beaches, you have 2 options. You could head over to Palm Beach from downtown West palm Beach. There is metered parking on the beach front. It is beautiful in that area. Negatives are it is 5 dollars per hour for parking, and there are no bathroom facilities. Option 2 is that you are close to I-95. You could get on I-95 and head 2 exits north to Blue Heron Blvd. Head East to the Singer Island pubic beach. Parking is free there, plus they have a strip of stores to grab some food, icecream, cocktails, and even a souviner. This is probably a 15 minute drive. The beach is lovely there as well, and they have bathroom facilities. Enjoy your visit.