The Breakers Palm Beach

Palm Beach's storied luxury resort
A celebrity favorite since 1896, and in its current building since 1926, The Breakers Palm Beach boasts a rich history rivaled only by its own penchant for constant reinvention. The result is a thoroughly modern and dynamic beachfront destination that happens to welcome you with a 200-foot, loggia-flanked, Murano-glass-dripping, vaulted main lobby based on a Renaissance castle in Genoa.

It’s a testament to the service and amenities of The Breakers Palm Beach that such grand Italianate architecture — on 140 acres, no less — feels warm and welcoming. The property’s 538 guest rooms feature ocean-inspired décor, making your room feel like your home away from home. Book a stay on the 25-room Flagler Club Level and add such perks as a personal concierge, continental breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres and bar service, and after-dinner sweets — all enjoyed on a private terrace overlooking the resort’s palm-lined Main Drive.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Breakers Palm Beach has enough activities to keep you busy for weeks, beginning with a five-acre beachfront with fully equipped bungalows and four oceanfront pools.
  • Play a round in Florida's oldest golf course. The Ocean Course was renovated in 2018 by Rees Jones, who improved playability without sacrificing the cherished character of these legendary greens.  
  • The Spa at The Breakers, Palm Beach is top-notch. The Five-Star 20,000-square-foot haven offers an array of services.
  • Ten restaurants will satisfy every culinary craving, from freshly caught seafood to classic Palm Beach cocktail-party fare with flair. We suggest checking out the retro-chic lounge HMF and Flagler Steakhouse, both of which were designed by hospitality visionary Adam Tihany.
  • Pick your activity of choice: the hotel offers 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; golf and tennis academies; and watersports that include kayaking, paddle boarding and Hobie Cat rides.
Things to Know
  • The resort sits on 140 acres, divided into different campuses spanning the property’s extensive acreage.
  • The golf and tennis clubhouse, along with Flagler Steakhouse, is just across South County Road. Echo, a sleek Asian-fusion hot spot, is a three-minute drive away on Sunrise Avenue. And The Breakers Rees Jones Course is 10 miles away across the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach.
  • Family activities include bicycle tours of historic Palm Beach; and a Coconut Crew day camp for children.
  • The aptly named Italian Restaurant, located next to the Family Entertainment Center, is a casual option for families (though no one will blame you if you drop the kids at the center, least of all the children — they’ll be too busy admiring the movie theater, Xbox and PlayStation).
  • There’s a collection of shops that includes Lilly Pulitzer and Guerlain as well as the unique Mix and Match at The Breakers for jewelry and shoes.
The Rooms
  • Rooms feature modern décor with a seaside theme, such as curtains with coral reefs printed on them and the use of blue and green hues.
  • Other décor elements include eight-inch crown moldings as well as black-and-white framed photos of The Breakers. Even the flush-mount lights have a coral reef-like covering and there are rattan furniture pieces to firm up the beach theme.
  • You’ll have a Sony radio/alarm clock with an iPod dock/charger and, in the bathroom, a small television built into the mirror. Each accommodation has one or two flat-screen televisions, as well as Wi-Fi and useful items like a serving tray, two luggage racks, an ironing board, an iron, a safe and a recycling bag.
  • The finishing Floridian touch at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel? Two hardcover coffee table books: Historic Photos of Palm Beach County and Florida Landscape.
The Restaurants
  • At HMF, a 70-item menu focuses on shared plates (with extra-long utensils to prove it) divided into sections such as “hearth and robata” (order the Margherita pizzette) and “food truck” (items include wagyu Korean short ribs and SoCal fish tacos).
  • Flagler Steakhouse sports a bold Tihany design and sits across the street from the beachfront hotel’s main building at the Ocean Clubhouse overlooking the Ocean Course. The vibe here is classic steakhouse with a modern twist.
  • For some local catch while overlooking the Atlantic, head to Seafood Bar at the end of The Breakers’ South Loggia. This restaurant and raw bar is open for lunch and dinner, and caters to sports lovers with TVs playing various games.
  • The luxury hotel has two beachfront, poolside eateries. The Beach Club, which has a Mediterranean feel and is a bit dressier, serves breakfast and lunch. The more casual Ocean House serves lunch only and has the perfect patio for outdoor dining.
  • Walk through HMF to find The Circle, The Breakers’ opulent, frescoed circular dining room that doles out hearty breakfasts daily and a lavish Sunday brunch. The fresh-squeezed orange juice and tropical fruits are among the best we’ve had, and specialties like the mango-white-chocolate-chip pancakes are worth the indulgence.
  • Henry’s Palm Beach is an American–inspired bistro at Via Flagler by The Breakers, a Palm Beach shopping center.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
1 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
PBI (12-18 min)   FLL   MIA  
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