The Best Beach Hotels to Book in Palm Beach, Florida

Enjoy sunset views from the pool at the Marriotts Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach
Enjoy sunset views from the pool at the Marriott's Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach | © Marriott Ocean Pointe / Expedia
Matt Charlton

What can we say about Palm Beach that hasn’t already been said? Let’s try. This legendary resort town has been the go-to getaway for Americans seeking a bit of sun for generations. But the whole town feels like it got a makeover recently – with pastel shades joined by a touch of color in beach accommodation options springing up by the sand. Let us show you our top picks of the best beach hotels in Palm Beach, Florida – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Four Seasons, for luxurious attention to detail

Hotel, Resort

Arial view of the pools, flanked by sun loungers and gazebos, at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, with the glistening sun reflecting in the ocean in the background
© Four Seasons / Expedia

The Four Seasons is known the world over for its sophistication, service and style – and this stunning Palm Beach resort is no exception. Connected to a private beach just steps beyond the front door, the wealth of amenities includes tennis courts, a spa, pools, beach sports facilities and even complimentary sunglasses cleaning. High-end dining options include a modern Italian restaurant, a herb-garden-inspired cocktail bar and a Latin-infused seafood eatery. A memorable luxurious stay is guaranteed.

2. The Colony, for a play on Palm Beach

Hotel

Dining room at the Colony, with wicker chairs, tables and a palm tree in the middle of the room
© The Colony / Expedia

This British Colonial-style hotel was first opened in 1947 – a little bit late for the empire, but who’s counting? Just a three-minute walk to the beach and a vision in pastel, this chic offering encapsulates the sophistication and fun of Palm Beach – with amenities such as golf, tennis, boating, fitness, a salon and spa, fresh flowers and even babysitting. The accommodation is decorated in the color palette of Palm Beach, and the facilities are just exemplary.

3. Ambassador, for a home away from home

Hotel, Suite Hotel

Airy ocean-view bedroom at the Ambassador, decorated in light colors
© Ambassador Hotel / Expedia

This oasis on Palm Beach offers everything from one-bedroom suites to sprawling penthouses – all decked out in minimalist chic design with apt attention to detail – some offering sweeping ocean views. Enjoy amazing sunsets from your living room, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Relax in your home from home with facilities such as private beach access, an on-site spa, complimentary continental breakfast and poolside dining at the grill.

4. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Palm Beach, for poolside ocean views

Suite Hotel, Hotel

Ocean-view pool at the Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Palm Beach at dusk
© Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Palm Beach / Expedia

Enjoy a fuss-free stay and get the most out of Palm Beach at this welcoming hotel, located just a four-minute walk from Lake Worth Beach and facing the Fort Worth Lagoon. You’re also just a 6mi (10km) drive from Palm Beach Zoo. Accommodation is well-appointed, spacious and sleek, and some options come with sea views. There is a complimentary buffet breakfast, and facilities include a well-equipped fitness center and a heated outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.

5. Historic Inn, for modern charm

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Sleek bedroom at the Palm Beach Historic Inn, decorated in grey, white and black tones
© Palm Beach Historic Inn / Expedia

​​This attractive boutique offering sits in a Spanish Colonial-themed property and takes great pride in providing a comfortable, friendly and pristine offering in a central location just one block from the beach. The airy and beautifully finished accommodation is packed with modern touches – while still retaining a charming, historical sensibility. Amenities include access to a private gym, in-room spa treatments, beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and rental bikes. Oh, and nothing at this upscale hotel is too much trouble.

6. Chesterfield, for architecture appreciators

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Living room at the Chesterfield Palm Beach, decorated in bright pink and white tones
© The Chesterfield Palm Beach / Expedia
This architectural gem of a 1920s hotel is to be found just three blocks from the elite shopping area of Worth Avenue – and a mere 10-minute walk from the beach. The sophisticated interiors and beautifully designed rooms and suites are luxurious and playful in their use of pastel shades, opulent furnishings and high-end amenities. Dining includes a picturesque courtyard brasserie or the more formal Leopard Lounge restaurant. There’s also a pool and a library for extra relaxation.

7. Marriott's Ocean Pointe, for a high-end villa stay

Resort, Villa

Swimming pool at the Marriotts Ocean Pointe at sunset
© Marriott Ocean Pointe / Expedia

​​This sprawling, high-end resort is situated oceanfront on Singer Island and a short distance from nearby West Palm Beach – with attractions such as the Manatee Lagoon and Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. You can choose between a room or a whole villa – where each accommodation is deftly finished with great attention to detail and ocean views. The resort offers two poolside restaurants, a range of outdoor pools, beach access, a spa, a gym, tennis facilities and a mini-mart.

8. Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront, for classic glam

Resort, Hotel

Ocean-view bedroom at the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront, with a large bed and two blue armchairs
© Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront / Expedia

​​​​This contemporary hotel has something of the old-school Hilton mid-century glamour about it – with a sleek lobby, an inviting bar, a private beach and plush accommodation. Beach chairs, umbrellas, rental bikes and water activities are complimentary – along with seasonal weekend entertainment, an outdoor pool and kids’ activities. There’s an attractive outdoor beachside eatery with a tiki bar, and, once you move inside, there’s a high-end seafood restaurant. There’s also a light and airy poolside gym to enjoy.

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