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South Florida’s effervescent jewel, the island of Palm Beach, is just 16 miles long and a mile wide yet boasts some of the world’s most exclusive private estates bordering white-sand, palm-fringed beaches. The most beautiful landmarks and modern hotels and residences are here too, replete with award-winning restaurants, and world-class spas to relax in.

Water-based activities such as fishing, paddling, and boating are available at most resorts, and if you can drag yourself away from your cabana, there are more than 160 golf courses in the area to tee off from. For luxury brand retail therapy head to Worth Avenue or one of the many Palm Beach outlets, while historical sites to visit include the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and the wild Everglades.

Check out our list of the best luxury Palm Beach hotels and resorts for ideas and inspiration.


The Best Luxury Hotels in Palm Beach


The Breakers Palm Beach 
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The Breakers  boasts lavish accommodations with ocean views (Photo courtesy The Breakers Palm Beach)

Since its opening in 1926, this “Grande Dame” of luxury Palm Beach hotels has attracted the great and the good to its stunning Palm Beach island location. Designed in the style of a classic Roman villa, The Breakers offers guests a choice of lavish ocean-view suites and the services of a private concierge who will cater to your every whim.

Reserve one of the two Imperial Suites, each with a wet bar and five Juliet balconies: the perfect spot for sundowners as you gaze over the South Florida coast. Ideal for entertaining and relaxing, dine in or book a table at the elegant Circle restaurant with its 30-foot frescoed ceilings; enjoy a light lunch at the outdoor Beach Club and tuck into chops at the Flagler Steakhouse, locally sourced fruits de mer at the Seafood bar or savour pan-Asian platters at Echo.

Pamper sessions are recommended at the superb spa using OSEA products, and there are four pools to swim and play in, as well as tennis, golf and an extensive fitness facility.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: Visit  The Breakers Palm Beach


Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach luxury hotels in Palm Beach with sea views
Expect 5-star quality at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach’s spacious suites  (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach)

The exclusive Four Seasons brand is the height of sophistication and always attracts a cool crowd. It’s the Four Seasons Palm Beach hotel is a 5-star, Five Diamond Resort located on a white sand beachfront along Ocean Boulevard, providing an oasis of calm and rejuvenation for couples and families.

As you’d expect, the cuisine here is first class: make a reservation at Florie’s restaurant helmed by Mauro Colagreco, try new cocktails at the snazzy bar and tuck into generous seafood at Seaway. Room service is available 24/7 so a romantic supper on your terrace is easily organised. The beachfront loungers and cabanas are addictive, but you may also feel the need for speed and hop on board the Four Seasons yacht for a sunset cruise.

Indulge in the suite life at this luxury Palm Beach hotel and reserve the two-bedroom Sea Breeze Suite: cool, spacious and elegantly appointed with direct access to the beach and swimming pools.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach


Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa club level lounge at one of the top luxury hotels in Palm Beach
The club-level lounge at Eau Palm Beach Resort is a luxurious hangout (Photo courtesy Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa)

The exclusive Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa boasts seven acres of private beach and lush tropical gardens to relax in, with stunning views across the ocean and manicured lawns.

Understated luxury is the vibe here with Club level rooms offering guests the chance to mingle with other guests in the Club Lounge, and the services of your very own personal concierge. We love the Lanai Terrace Suite and private patio, just a short walk from the pools, that offers separate lounge and bedroom areas.

Enjoy al fresco dining on Floridian and European flavours, alongside meatier fayre from farm-to-table American cuisine. Work off this fabulous food with a fitness session, tennis, a sail or a bike ride, and retire to the well-appointed spa for an indulgent face or body treatment.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa


White Elephant Palm Beach
White Elephant Palm Beach bedroom with wall art
The White Elephant offers classy stays in chic rooms and suites (Photo courtesy White Elephant Palm Beach)

Just a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport, this gem of Palm Beach resorts harks back to the 1920s, with its refurbished landmark building home to 19 beautifully appointed suites and 13 deluxe rooms.

Enjoy the laidback yet sophisticated vibe from the magnificent three-bedroom Park Suite. Outdoor dining is a must from the suite’s 1,200sq ft rooftop terrace with views over the coastal waterways. Book a private chef to create memorable meals from your fully equipped kitchen, while refined cuisine and cocktails await you at the hotel’s award-winning Lola 41 restaurant located near the pool.

A pre-arrival concierge service ensures a smooth segue from the airport to your Palm Beach haven, while nearby attractions include luxury retail on Worth Street, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit White Elephant Palm Beach


The Brazilian Court Hotel
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The Brazilian Courts lobby is an elegant place for a rendezvous in Palm Beach (Photo courtesy The Brazilian Court Hotel)

Award-winning Palm Beach hotels include the sublime The Brazilian Court Hotel, one of the area’s best-loved landmark hotels. Located in the heart of this island idyll, the hotel is within easy reach of Palm Beach outlets along Worth Avenue and just a short walk to the Atlantic beaches and Intercoastal Highway.

Discrete rooms and suites are centered around the outdoor pool and hot tub among tranquil tropical gardens. For extra privacy, choose the iconic two-bed Lanai suites with a private terrace or patio facing the secluded palm-fringed swimming pool. Decorated in vibrant warm colours, and rich fabrics, the Spanish colonial style is timeless and elegant.

Make a reservation at Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed Café Boulud, or the Brazilian Court Salon for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit The Brazilian Court Hotel


The Colony Hotel
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Pretty in pink at The Colony Hotel (Photo: Tessa Wilson / Unsplash)

Surely the pinkest luxury hotel in Palm Beach, The Colony Hotel is one of the finest historic luxury Palm Beach resorts attracting the cream of Hollywood in its heyday and a secluded winter resort for royalty, industry magnates and politicos.

Accommodation at the Colony oozes refined, old-school sophistication with thoroughly modern touches. Pastel hues, lush fabrics, and light-filled spaces that hark back to a gentler time. Stay in one of the Mediterranean building’s multi-roomed penthouses with access to parking and a private pool, or for the ultimate, book the Aeron Villa Jasmine designed by Estée Lauder’s granddaughter.

Book one of the beach bikes and head down to the white sands for a gourmet picnic organized by the Colony’s dedicated beach butler. Or take a ride in the custom Volvo to explore the retail attractions along Wells Road and Blossom Way. Swifty’s Pool, Pink Paradise Café, and The Living Room all serve the very best cuisine, and there’s 24/7 in-room dining.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit The Colony Hotel


Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
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Tideline Ocean Resort offers luxe accommodations in the heart of Palm Beach (Photo courtesy Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa)

Sleek modern architecture at Palm Beach’s Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is a welcome contrast to many of the classical grand dame hotels in this idyllic holiday paradise.

Located directly on private Tideline Beach with world-class ocean views, this luxury hotel is an award-winning oasis of calm. Light-filled suites and rooms here all boast floor-to-ceiling windows that invite in the Florida sunshine and cool Atlantic breeze. Views are out over the cabanas, the ocean, or the well-manicured tropical gardens. Marble and wood against the finest Italian linens create a sophisticated yet relaxing vibe.

We recommend the oceanfront king suite with romantic views, soft-as-silk Frette robes, and separate lounge and bedroom areas. Dining options at the Tideline include fine sushi at Mizu, and a European/American menu at Brandon’s Palm Beach, where the refined coastal cuisine is as spectacular as the Atlantic Ocean views.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa


Marriott’s Ocean Pointe
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Marriott’s Ocean Pointe’s location in Palm Beach Shores makes a quiet place to stay (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / LuxuryUnitedStates)

Luxury Palm Beach hotels to consider for your Florida beach break include the popular Marriott’s Ocean Pointe, located directly on the white-sand oceanfront. Set in the peaceful neighborhood of Palm Beach Shores, it’s the perfect choice for a family holiday destination among tropical breezes and swaying palms, Ocean Pointe’s accommodation includes one-, two- or three-bedroom villas all equipped with full kitchens and separate lounge and sleeping areas. These cozy yet spacious units boast a homey vibe at this beautiful beach location.

Manatee Lagoon and Palm Beach Zoo are a short cab ride away, and Marriott’s Ocean Pointe has two poolside restaurants to choose from: American cuisine from the bar and grille, alongside a cocktail and casual dining option.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit Marriott’s Ocean Pointe


Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Corner suite  Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island’s units offer incredible views over Palm Beach  (Photo courtesy Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort)

Another great 4-star luxury hotel, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is a superb choice for those seeking a luxurious oceanfront resort in Florida. This award-winning resort offers guests an unforgettable vacation experience with its stunning views, top-notch amenities, and exceptional service.

Accommodations at the resort range from spacious guest rooms to luxurious two and three-bedroom suites with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. All rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and feature modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and high-speed internet access.

You’ll enjoy an array of recreational activities during your stay, including swimming in the oceanfront pool, relaxing on the private beach, or playing a game of tennis on the resort’s courts. Indoor amenities include a fitness center, a games room, and a spa that offers a wide range of massages, facials, and other treatments.


The beach near Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa photo by Bryan Dearsley
The beach near Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is fun for an evening stroll (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / LuxuryUnitedStates)


Dining options are also exceptional. The resort’s signature restaurant, 3800 Ocean & Lounge, serves delicious American cuisine made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list and superb ocean views. The resort also has a poolside bar and grill and a Starbucks café.

Here on business? The resort features more than 18,000 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom and several smaller meeting rooms. The resort’s experienced event staff will even help plan and execute a variety of events, from weddings to corporate retreats.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa


The Ambassador Hotel & Residences Palm Beach
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The Penthouse suite at the Ambassador Hotel is the height of luxury (Photo courtesy The Ambassador Hotel & Residences Palm Beach)

The Ambassador Hotel is one of the best “modest” luxury hotels in Palm Beach, with direct access to its own private soft-sand beachfront dotted with cool cabanas. Enjoy stunning Floridian sea views and the sound of lapping waves from the privacy of your own room or suite.

Choose from elegant studios to the luxurious monochrome palette of the 2007 sq ft, three-bed, three-bath penthouse and glamorous roof terrace with views across the waterway. This serene oasis will lull you into deep relaxation with its gentle tropical breezes, swaying palms and super service.

Indulge in a decadent spa session or work out in the 24/7 fitness suite and Pilates studio. The in-house restaurant, Ambassador’s Grill, is helmed by Juan Xavier Pareja and serves up an intoxicating cuisine adjacent to the 8,000 sq ft pool deck.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: For further details, visit The Ambassador Hotel & Residences Palm Beach




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