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Palm Beach Shores Resort & Vacation Villas
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

My family just returned from a week long stay at the Palm Beach Shores and we would definitely return there. I was a little weary after reading some of the reviews, but we had no problems whatsoever. First of all, you know it's a timeshare resort, so if you don't like timeshare tours then don't go on one. The only sales pitches we heard all week were two friendly messages on our answering machine our first two days. I didn't return the calls and they never called again. Secondly, this is a beach area, not Beverly Hills. The immediate area is full of casual dining and gift shops. Nothing exciting, but certainly not the ghetto that one person described it as. We felt perfectly fine walking around the hotel area, there were always lots of other people around. The room itself was nothing spectacular, but it was fairly spacious for a one bedroom and clean. The pool was great, it was never too crowded and the beach was gorgeous. We never rented chairs or an umbrella, we just layed our stuff in the sand and nobody bothered us. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. All in all, a great vacation. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

We just returned from a week at the Palm Beach Shores. The address is somewhat misleading since you think you will be in the middle of the famous Palm Beach. In all actuality you are located on Singer Island surrounded by mostly residential condos. The area is not what I would consider "unsafe", but less desirelable. A mile in either direction can take you somewhere beautiful, or somewhere really run down. Just don't expect a "disney like" atmosphere. The hotel however is very pretty and tropical. We found the staff to be very anxious to please. The only pitch for timeshare came in the form of a voicemail on our phone, which we ignored. The rooms are roomy and nice. The grounds are clean, and the beach picturesque. the "pay as you lay" policy of renting a lounge chair/umbrella was expensive and really annoying, but we dealt with it. The guests were a real mix. The pool has retirees in the early morning with their coffee and newspapers, followed by the young families with floaties and goggles late morning, and joining them in the early afternoon were the twenty-thirty somethings with the opening of the tiki bar, which is where the fortysomethings hung out at night. We noticed that if you were a "honeymooner" or a couple looking for a romantic spot, this might not be the ideal place to go. Seriously though, we live close to Cape Cod and have stayed in alot of lovely hotels on beaches and this was one of the best. Now if we could only get them to move a couple of blocks.....

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 8, 2005

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed July 26, 2005

We stayed at Palm Beach Shores from July 17th-23rd. I think the most important thing to understand before going to this place is that it IS a timeshare resort. There are a bunch of salespeople around and you'll see a lot of vacationers going on 'tours' and such of the area. We went in knowing this and expecting sales pitches, so it wasn't a big deal at all. Actually, the only time we were pitched anything was during check-in (trying to get us to pay for a sales breakfast pitch) and the first day (a phone message and paper slipped under our door in the morning.) We just ignored those things and weren't bothered the rest of the week. The hotel itself is a little shabby and could definitely use some renovations, but our suite was very nice. We lucked out because we got a top-floor ocean/pool view, which was fantastic. The suite was incredibly spacious and clean. As others mentioned, the beach is really beautiful. We bypassed the expensive lounge chairs they were renting on the beach and just brought our own towels and umbrellas---and they didn't bother us about it at all. The pool was crowded during the afternoons and nights, but if you got up around 8am or so, it was completely deserted. There were lots of kids in the pool, so be warned. I did see sand/debris/food in and around the pool by the end of the day(s). The Tiki Bar was also a nice touch and the drinks were decent. Overall, this place was pretty good. The immediate surrounding location was not that great--very shabby---but if you just drive a half hour to west palm beach there are some really nice areas and some great shopping/food. We had an enjoyable time!

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed July 21, 2005

After reading some of the other reviews, I can actually say that I am quite surprised. We have now stayed at Palm Beach Shores twice, for a total of nearly two weeks. We have had nothing but good experiences. The staff treated us well and provided everything that we asked for.

The beach is gorgeous, and although I did not always rent chairs, no one bothered me. The pool and jacuzzi are also very nice.

The area is close to a nice State Park, plenty of restaurants, etc., etc. However, you will find that you probably need a car as the immediate area is not that exciting. Not an area for nightlife, more for relaxation and families.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Address: 181 Ocean Ave, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404-5761
Location: United States > Florida > Palm Beach Shores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Palm Beach Shores
Price Range: $213 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Beach Shores Resort & Vacation Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Florida's exclusive Singer Island, Palm Beach Shores Resort & Vacation Villas provides the ultimate vacationer's paradise. A favorite destination for those visiting the Palm Beach area, the island is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Florida Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Awake each morning to scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Singer Island or the courtyard pool area then relax in the sun on the resort's picture postcard beach. Explore full-service resort amenities including a swimming pool, spa, fitness room, whirlpool, kid's club and poolside tiki bar and restaurant. ... more   less 
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