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Marriott's Oceana Palms
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3200 North Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach, FL   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Riviera Beach
Denver, CO
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“What a fabulous week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The might have been our best vacation yet! Wonderful accommodations, gorgeous beach, fun pool area, ultra-friendly employees and lots for the kids to do! Our 2 bedroom, villa was perfect for the 5 of us. Well furnished in the kitchen, even a washer and dryer.

The actual beach at this property is gorgeous and very well maintained by both the Marriott and Oceanside Beach Services - a group of young men who rent beach chairs and umbrellas, etc. Please note that though there are free chairs on the beach provided by the Marriott they cannot go past a certain point and are not very near the ocean while the chairs you can rent for $30/day for an umbrella and 2 comfy chairs with a table can go right up to within 6 feet of the ocean.

The hotel staff is exuberantly friendly and there to serve. Ashley, the manager of the kids club,, went out her way to make sure my daughter's hair could get braided. There are lots of things for the kids to do during the day - even if they just want a 20 minute break from the sun, waves, etc.

As a beach family we are always looking for great waves - the ocean in this area has mild waves - not a lot of boogie boarding or body surfing, but enough that you can still have fun in the water.

One other nice thing - though checkout is 10AM, you are able to stay on property for the whole day if you wish and shower/freshen up in the fitness center locker rooms. We gained a whole extra beach day by doing this!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was a long ride to the resort, wasn't sure what to expect. The staff at the resort was AWESOME, we cannot say enough good things about them. All the staff were friendly, activities staff made an honest effort to remember our kids' names and say hi when they saw them. We had a few maintenance calls (son locked us out of bedroom and bathroom - maintenance guy left us a key) all were normal household issues and resolved quickly. Had a mix-up with tidy service one day - easily resolved, no hassle, extra prompt service the rest of the week.

At the pool there were two employees who kept towels picked up and prevented saving of seats. Almost every time we came through the Sunrise building, one of the gentleman would rush to get the gate for us.

All of the staff were great. The night for roasting marshmallows was rained out - instead s'mores were prepared in the Reflections kitchen and generously distributed. Again another example of how the staff worked to make vacation wonderful.

The beach is very nice - love the chairs on the beach. Water was refreshing and crystal clear. Beach is much better than Marriott Ocean Pointe down the road (almost didn't select resort because of previous beach experience at Ocean Pointe (it's treacherous to say the least). Pools never felt overly crowded.

The property is on a very small footprint - Marriott has done a beautiful job landscaping it - just amazing. We were in the Sunset building and had great views of the ocean and Lake Worth.

Room Tip: all rooms seem good. avoid driving through riviera beach - come through palm beach gardens
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Marriott has an amazing property here. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit, with an amazing view of the beach. The resort is right in front of the reef, you can swim right out to it from the resort. The accommodations were perfect, plenty of room and beautifully furnished. The restaurant was also very good. The kids loved the activities? And the pool was perfectly designed. Can't wait to go back.

Stayed June 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our room (2 bedroom apartment) was very specious, clean and equipped with everything you need (e.g. kitchen). Perfect for a family of 4. From the balcony we had a great view of the beach and ocean. The beach is very clean an the water is crispy clear. Staff is very friendly and easy to deal with.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our stay at the Marriott Oceana Palms was absolutely fantastic, and we would definitely return.
Our trip consisted of 4 adults.

Service: The customer service exceeds expectations. We arrived at the resort a few hours before check in and the front desk staff happily unpacked the luggage from our car so that we could enjoy Singer Island without having to cart around our suitcases. When we checked into the room a few hours later, our bags were promptly delivered to us. Throughout our stay, we were very impressed by the friendly and accomodating demeanor of ALL staff members. No staff member at this location will allow you to slip by without a smile or greeting and - if there is a door to be opened in your general vicinity - they rush to open it for you.

Room: We had an oceanfront villa on the 18th floor, and it was phenomenal. The room had beautiful finishes, breathtaking views and a large balcony that accomodated the four of us with room to spare. Everything was sparkling and clean. Though there were often activities going on in the pool area, neither the music nor the games were audible from our villa. It was absolute serenity.

Location: The location of this resort is perfect. Just step through the pool area, and you are on soft sand in front of the most beautiful ocean we have ever seen in the United States. In fact, when my husband and I booked this trip, we were skeptical of the Oceana Palms website because we were certain the photos of the water had been altered to make it appear so brilliantly blue-green. Having traveled to a Sandals resort in Jamaica and various beaches along the east coast, we were not convinced that water so gorgeous existed at Riviera Beach. We were wrong. Singer Island is less than 50 miles from the Bahamas, and the ocean is every bit as wonderful as we have experienced in the Caribbean. The ocean is a beautiful blue-green, and the water is clear and warm.

Activities/Kids: On the Oceana Palms property there are two pools, a kids' pool, multiple hot tubs and a restaurant/bar. In this category, the Oceana Palms delivered the best of both worlds. We did not have any children in our party and, in fact, we have selected Sandals destinations in the past for the adults-only atmosphere. At Oceana Palms, there was never a feeling that the resort was overrun by children, so we were able to relax at the ocean, the pool, or on our balcony without interruption. Yet - at the same time - the resort is about the most kid-friendly place I've ever seen. If we WERE traveling with children, this is the place I would go. For starters, there is a beautiful children's pool play area. They also have daily activities for kids of all ages. For example, one day the kids had the opportunity to tie dye shirts or make shark-tooth necklaces. Another night, there were s'mores and music at dusk. Then, on the day that we got rained out all afternoon, we received a voicemail that they were showing rainy day kids movies!

Food: The pool-side restaurant at Oceana Palms is nice. They have a full bar, good food and a nice atmosphere. We tried two restaurants just a few minutes down the road from the resort, called Two Drunken Goats and Johnny Longboats. Both were fantastic. Though it's about a 25 minute drive, I'd also recommend the Bimini Twist restaurant in West Palm Beach. Beautiful place and wonderful food.

Miscellaneous: Towels are provided by the resort. There are also strap chairs available for use on the beach at no charge. However, a company called Oceanside will also provide daily chair and umbrella rental for a fee. Though this was an expensive service ($240, 4 chairs/2 umbrellas, 4 days), I would recommend it if you're looking for the ultimate stress-free vacation. The guys at Oceanside were super friendly, and it was excellent to have a perfect spot on the beach already set up and reserved first thing in the morning, so that all you need to do is head down to the beach and relax. Oceanside also rents boogie boards, snorkeling equipment and kayaks.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bel Air, Maryland
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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From the service at the front desk to opening the door on this ocean front end unit we were extremely pleased. The views from our 16th floor balcony are forever etched in our minds. Besides being a quiet condo, the customer service provided by front desk personnel, "Andrea" and "Nicole", goes unmatched by other time share properties we have stayed at. The properties vacation planner "Bernard" met our every request without exception. Dining was also a pleasure being coveniently located to both West Palm and Palm Beach. Excellent meals at Spottos, The Sailfish, The Yard House, and II Bellagio, in Palm Beach. Also close to shopping, night life and movie theaters. Looking forward to returning to this property in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We had 8 of us and rented 2 rooms at the vacation club oceana palms. The views were top notch,million dollar views and perfect vacation week.. The property was accommodating, top notch customer service and close to many attractions. We went deep sea fishing, rented a pontoon boat and had a message at the Marriott hotel. I woke everyone moving to a flawless sunrise and couldn't ask for more. They had lots of fun & activities on site and enjoyed the many family activities. Def coming back. I compared these views to the vacation club in Hawaii. The ocean water was calm, clear and a pleasure to swim in. Very close to palm beach airport too. Would def recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Oceana Palms, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your five-star review! We are pleased to learn you and your family enjoyed the unforgettable views and took advantage of the many activities at Marriott’s Oceana Palms. Your comments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope you will stay with us again soon on your next trip to Riviera Beach!
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Address: 3200 North Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Riviera Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Riviera Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Oceana Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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