My husband and I recently stayed for the first time. We had visited The Breakers last summer for breakfast and I had been dreaming about staying ever since. It was everything I could have hoped for and more.
We arrived mid-morning as we had booked spa appointments and the front desk was able to check us into our room and arrange for our bags to be waiting in our room when we were finished in the spa.
The hotel property is very large. The spa is near the pool and beach area. I had a manicure and pedicure and enjoyed them both.
The pool area is beautiful. There are 5 pools plus beach access, 2 restaurants and a Tiki Bar overlooking the beach. The bathrooms in the pool area are very well appointed with anything you would need. The staff around the pool and beach can not be more helpful. The guys on the beach work especially hard setting up loungers, umbrellas and are always there to bring you a drink too. We had breakfast one morning at the Ocean Club Grill. It was very good and a great view of one of the pools and the ocean. We also had lunch at the Beach Club Grill with our entire family. They could not have been more accomodating since we had a 9 year old and a newborn visiting us. Meghan at the pool was very helpful with suggestions and bringing me my favorite drink of the trip - 1/2 mango daiquiri, 1/2 pina colada = AWESOME.
I have to mention, Jessica, a bartender at the Tiki Bar, she made us so comfortable and was so helpful going the extra mile by contacting other staff with some arrangements that we needed to make. She handled things so well that it took away any apprehension we may been feeling so we could truly enjoy our stay. Thank you Jessica.
Our room was beautfully appointed and comfortable. The bathroom was great, including the TV that is part of the mirror!
The interior of the hotel is just incredible. They don't build them like this anymore. Around every corner is something worth stopping to look at. We were nosy and peeked at a few of the ballrooms and they were magnificent.
The Seafood Bar was so great that we had dinner there twice. The aquarium bar is really interesting and the view on a full moon night was truly memorable. As was the Shrimp and Grits my husband had.
The Tapestry Bar off the lobby is so beautiful. The music seemed a little unecessary to me but they know their business better than I do.
Our checkout experience almost brought tears to my husband's eyes. A bellman came up for our bags. By the time we came downstairs and went to the front desk to check out, they had brought the car around had the bags in the car and were offering us bottled water for our trip.
First Class all the Way!!!