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Colony Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Palm Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Recently we stayed at the Colony in Palm Beach for 4 days. We had stayed there before and had an enjoyable experience. The location is great both in terms of proximity to shops and restaurants but also a short walk to the beach. The pool area is extremely comfortable: not large but spacious enough that you dont feel crowded even when the hotel is busy.
On this particular occasion we had an issue with our reservation. Karen, the manager, could not have been more helpful and accomodating. We owe her a big thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Request a renovated room as some have been recently redone.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Colony is an old world Palm Beach hotel that has a nice dining room. You can have a romantic dinner in a nice setting. They specialize in steak which are pretty good, not great. There is also a good prime rib. They have a uninspired wine list on the expensive side. There is a great band on weekends. Service is spotty at best. It is an enjoyable evening out where you can dine and dance.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach is an old time Florida hotel with tons of charm and that personal touch that is so rare these days. They actually remember your name and the waitress at breakfast pretty much knows what you want by the second day. The pool is next to the outdoor dining patio, so the kids can swim while you have lunch! It is all so civilized! I have been going to the Colony off and on for ten years and it is always the same...pleasant. Perfect location just off Worth Ave and only a couple blocks from the beach. The rooms are not huge, but well outfitted and reasonably quiet. We had a street side room this trip and hardly noticed any noise...of course traffic is not a big deal in Palm Beach at any time. One of the staff members that has been there a number of years even remembered me from my last visit several years ago. When does that happen? Breakfast is excellent. Cafe attached to hotel is actually quite good and a good spot for food on the go. People return to the Colony year after year because of the treatment they get. It isn't a bargain by any means, but you are always treated well and it is always a dependable and pleasant place to stay. I will return next time I am in Palm Beach.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are very handy and have a back staircase directly to the pool area.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Stayed here on a business trip 2 years ago in February .Popped in the other day, to say hello, and to reminisce. I would highly recommend, this boutique style hotel, while staying in Palm Beach. Firstly, their rooms are spacious, and beautifully decorated. Secondly, their pool and grounds are gorgeous. Lastly, the Colony employees, are always professional ,and personal, thank you! There is always a buzz in the air at the Colony, with a lively bar scene, and an amazing Jazz Club! No you will not be bored, at this little hotel. If you are into viewing famous people, especially politicians, you will find one among the crowd. I almost forgot to mention, this hotel is located 1 block from Worth Ave, and I block to the beautiful beach!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Colony Hotel has the best location in palm beach. It's a little tired, but still charming. Our room was great. The staff seems more interested in procedures and policies than customer service, and that's a drawback. It's an attitude, eventually if one persists they do the right thing, but it's a 'not my job' thing initially at the Front desk and concierge.The ac in our room was not working well when we checked in, eventually it was repaired, but there was a negotiation to get it done. Restaurant service was good.

No fitness center.

Room Tip: Try room 301
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

The hotel is lovely. Nice pool area, nice service and nice breakfast. I enjoyed using the bikes that were available for rent at the front. But such thin walls! I was awoken in the middle of the night to the sounds of the woman in the next room coughing violently and was kept awake by it for a good part of the night.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

My party of 4 recently dined at the Polo Room. We sat outside with candle light which was lovely . However, I found the wait staff very cold. I ordered Chilean sea bass which I have had many times. When it arrived it looked and tasted like swordfish, which I have also eaten many times. When I questioned the wait person she insisted that it was Chilean sea bass. Not wanting to create a scene, I accepted the meal. But I know from my many experiences it was not what was ordered and paid for.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Karen K, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Chef de Cuisine Steven Darling tells me the reference might be to a portion cut from the tapered end of the large Chilean Sea Bass filet....which could account for the appearance of swordfish. The Colony has not purchased swordfish in recent years. Wish the guest had mentioned this concern-we would have happily given a replacement Dover Sole (our big seafood seller).

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Additional Information about Colony Hotel

Address: 155 Hammon Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480-4709
Location: United States > Florida > Palm Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palm Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Palm Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palm Beach
Price Range: $351 - $837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colony Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colony Hotel is a full service luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Palm Beach, just around the corner from Worth Avenue and steps away from the beach. Small in size but with great personality, the Colony is home of The Royal Room Cabaret, Cafe 155 and Polo Steaks and Seafood. Friendly staff and impeccable service is a standard. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Colony Hotel Palm Beach, Florida

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