The Best Luxury Hotels to Book Near Palm Beach, Florida

Rooms at The Breakers Palm Beach come with sea views and distinctly Floridian vibes
Rooms at The Breakers Palm Beach come with sea views and distinctly Floridian vibes | Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach / Booking.com
Jen Karetnick

Palm Beach –­ the very name evokes luxury. A town basking in Floridian wealth, this area is feted for its golden beaches and platinum mansions. Residents range from celebrities to politicians, a scene set by industrialist Henry Flagler, who built the first luxury hotels in Palm Beach in the late 1800s. Others followed in his footsteps – and at least one of these five-star hotels in (or near) Palm Beach will suit your taste. Even better, they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Breakers Palm Beach, for a historic five-star hotel experience

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Outdoor pool of The Breakers Palm Beach showing hotel building and campanile
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Henry Flagler’s 1896 Palm Beach five-star hotel still stands, albeit with some renovations and modernizations. Every bride wants to marry here, and every visitor wants to saunter down Ponce Promenade and Ocean Lawn and enter The Beach Club, where four pools and five whirlpools await – not to mention the private beach. This expanse of blue is matched in the well-appointed rooms, which overlook either the Atlantic or the resort, where most of the original architecture has been preserved. Dine in any of the 10 restaurants, play on the oldest golf course in the state, and shop in the boutiques.

2. The Brazilian Court Palm Beach, for boutique luxury

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Double room at The Brazilian Court Hotel with photography on walls, wooden floors, shutter and floral design wall
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Another historic landmark, The Brazilian Court Palm Beach is regarded for its Spanish-style architecture outside and its plush fabrics and modern midcentury furniture inside. Choose to swim in the immaculate courtyard pool, surrounded by lush, tropical palm gardens, and enjoy concierge service. Or, hop on one of the complimentary standard and electric Linus bicycles to explore the town. Relish pet-friendly rooms, an onsite art gallery, and the award-winning Café Boulud Palm Beach featuring items such as Chef Boulud’s grilled octopus with avocado, yuzu kosho, and red beet.

3. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, for oceanfront sun salutations

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Blue room at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa with pattern carpet, balcony, ornate headrest and yellow bed runner
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When it comes to luxury hotels in Palm Beach, sometimes you have to go to Manalapan. That’s where the undeniably fabulous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, with two pools, a top-notch spa, and four restaurants, awaits. Designed by Jonathan Adler in sunshine yellows and deep ocean blues, the décor is so cheerful you can’t help but smile. Set on a wide, private beach with stand-up paddleboards, bodyboards, and snorkel equipment available, with boot camp and yoga also practiced right on the sand, this is a Palm Beach luxury hotel for the whole family.

5. The Colony Hotel, for a sleep in the pink

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Outdoor pool, palms and pastel-coloured facade of The Colony Hotel
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The Colony Hotel is in the center of town, which makes it a great location for the cosmopolitan that likes to shop, dine, and see the sights. Known for its signature pink stylings and its iconic cocktails, The Colony immediately began attracting the cognoscenti when it opened in 1947. It still does today. Ask the concierge to arrange for a babysitter if need be so you can watch the celebrities prance in and out for as long as you like.

6. The Chesterfield Palm Beach, for a five-star old-meets-new experience

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Ornate interior of a room at The Chesterfield Hotel Palm Beach with palm wallpaper and plush double bed
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The Chesterfield Palm Beach pays homage to both the old and new worlds. Individually designed guest rooms feature wallpaper, overstuffed furniture and original art. Outside, though, it’s all tropical landscaping. The on-site Leopard Lounge & Restaurant, an iconic spot that is one of the island’s hottest spots, highlights a mix of themes and dishes, with Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin’s creations served alongside hotel founder Beatrice Tollman’s original recipes for shrimp stroganoff and key lime pie.

7. PGA National Resort Palm Beach Gardens, for a sporting stay

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Vintage-inspired room with retro furniture at PGA National Resort And Spa
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This renowned resort features six championship golf courses. Serene rooms, up-to-the-minute in bath amenities and technology, overlook the grounds, gardens or pool, and all come with a balcony or terrace to increase relaxation. But it’s not all golf, all the time – it’s tennis, too. Play on 19 courts, with 12 equipped with lights for nighttime games – and the same goes for the indoor racquetball and handball courts.

8. The Ben West Palm, for funky-chic luxury accommodations near Palm Beach

Luxury, Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Room with a view at The Ben West Palm, Autograph Collection with plush headboards, flatscreen tv and a desk
Courtesy of The Ben West Palm, Autograph Collection / Hotels.com

This 208-room boutique hotel is named for the legendary local socialite Byrd Spillman Dewey, whose estate was famed for its posh parties. Thus, the rooftop heated saltwater pool, with full cocktail service from the adjacent Spruzzo lounge, is just one of the amenities. In your room, orthopedic mattresses and 100% Turkish linen will soothe you to sleep after a few nightcaps too many.

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