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“Beautiful property, so so food” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Breakers
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Palm Beach
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful property, so so food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

If only they had good food, The Breakers would be heavenly. Breakfast buffet is pretty good, but expensive. The lunch and dinner fare is overpriced and not particularly tasty. The only thing I can recommend is the lobster gazpacho out near the pools. Rooms are lovely. I enjoyed walking through the ballrooms on the ground floor in the evening and getting a drink at the bar. Be sure to watch The Shining during your stay for that extra creepy thrill of being in such a grand old establishment.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Grogo1010
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The property itself is very impressive with fabulous architecture - and a history to go with it. The staff are very attentive and the interiors and exteriors beautifully presented. The standard of food in a couple of their dining areas was disappointing and the rooms could have been nicer, although we only booked their standard room. Would I go back? Yes I would, but probably 3 or 4 days is enough. It is a busy hotel, a credit to them, but with so many people coming and going it was not my idea of relaxing!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chappaqua, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have been coming to The Breakers for a number of years & have always enjoyed the epitome of Palm Beach as embodied by this institution. We have stayed in the hotel, enjoyed several dinners & several more spa treatments. However, this time, wed feb 19, we rented a pool bungalow, to enjoy with our children, at a substantial amount. We also had a spa appointment which made my better half feel a bit better. However, we were shocked to be facing a crane, a wall & the noise of construction. We had booked the bungalow a week in advance & no one informed us of the horrendous circumstances. To make matters worse we have 6 yr old who couldn't partake in any of the children activities. I informed the hotel representatives a week in advance of our 6 yr old but not even my emails or request by the pool were responded to. Our pool concierge was apologetic but had no control over the situation and even he messed up our food order! Our stay was surprisingly disappointing considering the number of times we have enjoyed The Breakers. We trust and hope that Tricia Taylor becomes aware of this mishap.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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208 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went for a conference. It was our first time there. We got an upgrade on our room which was a mini suite. It was wonderful. The property and restaurants were very special, and the waitstaff couldn't do enough for us. We had beautiful weather for February. The meeting areas were done extremely well and made the conference very smooth and convenient. We can't wait to come back.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have been memebers of this hotel for several years now and were always friendly with the staff and always had a great relaxing time.
But since recently the service has changed dramaticaly, we are not finding the same nice atmosphere there used to be, the staff is not helpfull at all, especially at the beach. No help for disable people. They certainly spend much money to build new pools but instead of that maybe they should spend time on educating their staff. This is sad and disappointing, i hope it will go back to what it was!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank AdrianaTOU
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Nashville, Tennessee
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137 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for the perfect get away that offers serenity, beautiful scenery and service that is top notch then you will relish your Breakers stay. The grounds are magnificent and lush, the pools are tranquil, and the restaurants offer a wide variety of tastes. The Seafood Bar in particular is a favorite and you can't go wrong there! If you have an opportunity to stay at the Breakers it will rank as one if the best!!!! Enjoy and make sure to take a guided bike tour to learn about the interesting history of this magnificent hotel from years gone by and also take a look at the Venetian Ballroom! It's amazing....

Stayed August 2013
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Natsfandc
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed two nights for a business function. Rooms were clean, nicely appointed, and beds comfortable. Overall size of rooms is small-- with many beds being full size instead of queen. The property itself is striking-- sitting on the atlantic ocean. Beach is pretty small and the numerous pools seemed to always be pretty crowded but overall a nice place to stay. Also check out the Four Seasons Palm beach for a comparable property-- doesn't have the storied history like the Breakers but also a beautiful property with lots to offer.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Breakers
Address: 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480-4023
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Breakers 5*
Number of rooms: 540
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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The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers Resort
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