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The Breakers
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Palm Beach
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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
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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
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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
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7  Thank Nelly P
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

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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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
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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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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
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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Beach
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm Beach
Price Range: $496 - $1,811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Breakers 5*
Number of rooms: 540
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1896, The Breakers remains one of America’s legendary resort destinations. Renowned for its seaside glamour and world-class service, the 538-room, Italian Renaissance-style hotel resides on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach. With unapologetic luxury, The Breakers indulges its clientele, whether couples on a romantic getaway, multi-generational travelers on a family vacation or large gatherings in celebration. Thanks to the gracious dedication of its longstanding family ownership, the iconic resort re-invests a minimum of $30 million each year in the property’s ongoing enhancement and revitalization to ensure that it continues to captivate its guests. Most recently with the debut of Flagler Club, an ultra-luxury boutique hotel set within the resort. Resort amenities feature a private beach, four oceanfront pools, five whirlpool spas, 25 luxury beach bungalows and a variety of watersports; a new luxury spa; indoor-outdoor Ocean Fitness center; 36 holes of championship golf, including the Ocean Course and The Breakers Rees Jones® Course; 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; a Family Entertainment Center; an array of on-site boutiques; and nine acclaimed restaurants, with settings ranging from casual beachfront to stylishly sophisticated. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers Resort
Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
Breakers Resort Palm Beach
The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

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