I was there at a convention and thought the accommodations were one of the best! I have been travelling with this group 2 to 3 times a year for the last 5 years all over in & out of the country. This is now one of my favorite places to stay . I also agree with other reviewers, it is better than the Breakers. It has the feel of a Greenbrier or La Reserve de Beaulieu in the setting of Boca Raton.
Our room was in the Cloisters and even the hallways felt inviting and substantial without being gaudy or overly decorated. You can tell the hotel is old, but to me it is a timeless classic in a good way (in the way that people would remark that it would cost a true fortune to replace).
Although it is a huge hotel (1,000 rooms?) It felt cozy with many small shops, quaint bars, restaurants, hallways and seating areas. The newer top floor suites of the Tower had spectacular views and an intimate feel.
The ballrooms were elegant and although they had those hideous dividers that most ballrooms have (we didn't use them on this trip) - The Boca Raton Resort ballrooms felt solidly luxurious and not chintzy in any way. Okay - and on the picky side, even the dinner knives were nice and SHARP! Yay! No ripping my meal apart with a dull knife.
TV was a little weird - to use, but "free" internet was much appreciated. We were on the fourth floor of the Cloisters and had a nice view of well manicured palm tree tops - pretty enough. The room was a decent size, the bathroom on the small side. (Too cramped for 2 people to share at the same time. But then again, I like solo time in the bathroom even if to just brush my teeth!). Closet space was generous enough, but not conducive to two people trying to use the closet area at the same time. Again, this wasn't a problem for me.
The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly, for the most part.
I would like to visit this hotel as a guest of a smaller group in the future - it seems to offer a lot of activities I didn't take advantage of, i.e. bicycle rentals, gyms, spa, several restaurants, the Beach Club, etc. I did take advantage of sleeping-in late each morning on this trip, without being aroused by loud noises outside my door! However, the house cleaning staff attempted to enter the room even when the "do not disturb" lock was in position.... ? Not sure how to remedy that situation since there were no ugly "Do Not Disturb" signs for the door - but the lock position should have been enough.... Oh well, that would not stop me from wanting to visit again.
We did not rent a car, since all convention activities were on site, but the drive into the resort was very nice and uncomplicated. However, at check-out time on Sunday, the area looked a little crazy although well orchestrated. Once our car arrived, e were given prompt attention and help with our bags.
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