My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in May for a quick golf getaway. I'll start with the pros - the common areas (lobby, bar, restaurants, pool, etc) are all lovely, clean and well maintained. The service for the most part is top notch - we especially enjoyed Mindy at the poolside restaurant, and we got to know a few others at the lobby bar. My husband played two of the golf courses and enjoyed them very much. I spent that time at the pool, which is very nice - clean, plenty of chairs.
Now on the not so great side - the rooms are just.... tired. And in dire need of some updating. The furniture and soft goods are outdated and the bathrooms just need to be gutted - dingy tile, dirty corners, yuck. Also, the front desk person who checked us in clearly had better things to do. Granted it was late - after midnight after a serious flight delay - but late shift or not, it would have been nice to be welcomed to the hotel at that point, rather than feel like we were interrupting someone's naptime. Another con - the Ironwood Grill SHOULD be a fantasic venue, instead we found the food mediocre, the service below average (slow, and having to ask for basic things - like a steak knife - multiple times) and the prices astronomical.
All in all, it wasn't an overall awful experience, but we will not be back. For the level of resort and the prices they charge, we really expected much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PGA National Resort & Spa is a national, premier golf vacation and meeting destination located in prestigious Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The legendary 369-room Florida resort recently unveiled a $100 million revitalization, including two new dining venues, a new Lakeside Lawn outdoor venue with scenic views of the golf course and lake plus a floor to ceiling makeover of all rooms. PGA National Resort & Spa offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic. The resort’s storied golf history includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. In addition to The Champion, PGA National’s award-winning golf courses are: The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estates.Other distinguishing features include a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.Conveniently located within easy driving distances to major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pga National Hotel Palm Beach Gardens
- Pga National Resort