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The Breakers
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480   |  
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“Great family vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had a great trip to the Breakers (family of 4, kids aged 8 and 10). We stayed 4 nights in an ocean-front room. The hotel facility is beautiful. We were there between Christmas and New Year's, so it was quite busy, but the staff was very friendly and attentive. The front desk asked our kids names at check-in, and they remembered the names throughout the stay. Our room was large, quiet, very comfortable and had a spectacular view of the ocean from our balcony on the 5th floor. Hotel staff arrived each evening to make up the pull-out. We spent much of each day by the "Active" pool, which is right by short stairs to the beach. Lifeguards were appropriately attentive - and it was easy to go between the pool and the beach -- and always felt safe with the kids in the water.
We rented a car - but really didn't need one. Short, nice walk into town for breakfast and dinner. Our kids spent time at the children's activity center, which has a basketball court and playground, along with some indoor play areas. The kids also did a couple of the evening activities on the lawn -- glow in dark volleyball and soccer -- and had a really nice time.

Restaurants and service were all fine -- although we didn't eat dinner at the resort. One very small critique is that there is no outdoor restaurant or bar to eat/drink in the evening. Neither of the restaurants by the pools was open for dinner. The resort map mentioned an outdoor "tiki bar" on the beach, but I was told it was damaged in a storm and taken down.

Overall, a great family vacation (family voted this their #1 trip) - great room, pools and beach -- very relaxing, very kid friendly.

Room Tip: Balcony on ocean front rooms was a big plus.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

World-class, first-class AMAZING. From the minute you pull up to valet your Breakers experience begins. You are treated like royalty here and the place looks like it. The main building is beautiful the property is manicured to perfection and the staff's eagerness to help just right. Whether you go for a couples romantic get-away (there is an adult-only quiet pool) or there with the family (plenty to do with or without the kids) The Breakers does not miss a step. Great property, great food, great great great!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

this was a lovely iconoc old world hotel with fabulous swimming pools and all the facilities to make the stay comfortable.
the staff were very very obliging and made our stay in this huge hotel a very pleasant one.
I found the restaurants a little disappointing though.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was a great stay for us. Loved the room, the pool, and the staff was amazing. I travel a ton, every year, business and pleasure, I would put this resort in my top 5 of all time. Will be back in 2013.....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

recently stayed at the Breakers for the 7th time! We stayed on the concierge floor and enjoyed it.I did feel the rooms seemed smaller than others but perhaps that was because we had twin beds. Chris and Tiffany went above and beyond(Chris let my daughter borrow a computer to send an urgent email)
I had been concerned we would be farther from the pools but the floor is smaller than I expected which meant the actual lounge was not crowded- a pleasant surprise. Of course we were also staying prior to the start of the Christmas season.

Room Tip: while we loved the concierge level I did feel the rooms were smaller, lower ceilings perhaps?
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Breakers has everything anyone would want for a wonderful vacation; beach, sun, golf, tennis. Lots to do and see in Palm Beach -- but watch out for your wallet on Worth Ave! Nicely redone rooms and the new restaurant and beach club is fantastic. It is a large property so be prepared for lots of families, kids and groups. All great for us.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

The location of the Breakers was convenient (walking distance to off-property restaurants and an easy 15 minutes to the airport). I found the room small, not very cozy and was disappointed that it did not have a balcony - very few of the rooms did. The pillows were horrible. The food at the restaurants did not warrant the high prices, but the service was excellent. Everybody was very accommodating. If you have a late flight, they have great facilities with everything you need to shower, etc. It was a nice hotel and I enjoyed myself, but it fell short of total luxury. I would only stay there again if the price was right. If you are looking for a top-notch Florida 5 star hotel, stay at the Ritz in Naples.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Breakers

Also Known As:
The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
The Breakers Hotel
Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers Resort
Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
Breakers Resort Palm Beach
The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida
Address: 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Location: United States > Florida > Palm Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Palm Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Palm Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Breakers 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of the island of Palm Beach amid 140 acres of picturesque oceanfront property, The Breakers is recognized as one of North America’s iconic resort destinations. Independently owned, this legendary resort has been completely revitalized to offer a paradise for couples, families, and special gatherings. Revel in a new tropical feeling at the glorious beachfront, play the greens, and enjoy the blissful spa, delicious dining, and incredible services energized by a genuinely caring staff, integral in helping you make fabulous memories. * Nine distinctive restaurants and five bars* A private beachfront oasis with five sparkling pools, bungalows and watersports* An oceanfront spa, offering moonlit massages amid Atlantic breezes* 36 holes of championship golf including the on-site Ocean Course and Rees Jones® Course; a golf academy* 10 lighted Har Tru tennis courts and instruction by USPTA/USPTR-certified professionals* 10 on-site boutiques including Lilly Pulitzer, Guerlain and Ralph Lauren* A family entertainment center and kids’ camp; 11 boutiques.* The Flagler Club, private club level with a private concierge and residential ambiance, Interactive Family Entertainment Center and Kid’s Camp. ... more   less 
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