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The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL - Review

Renaissance-Style Oasis

The Breakers overlooking the oceanfront in Palm Beach, Florida
The Breakers occupies 140 acres and offers an Italian Renaissance-style oasis in the heart of Florida.

A subtropical climate, year-round breezes, a faraway feeling in a North American location…there are many reasons vacationers head to Palm Beach when in search of a true island escape. The Breakers occupies 140 acres and offers an Italian Renaissance-style oasis in the heart of Florida. The weather may be enough reason to land yourself in this paradise, but the resort offers you a few more.

Choose from 540 guest rooms with 68 suites and a private level known as The Flagler Club, comprising restricted-access rooms on the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel. Flagler Club rooms offer exclusive concierge service, distinctive continental breakfast, fresh-baked cookies, afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and after-dinner cordials. Resort guests enjoy ocean, golf course or garden views and a myriad of in-room options including bathrobes and slippers, The Breakers private-label toiletries, mini-bars, dual-line telephones with voicemail and data ports, wireless high-speed Internet access, flat screen TV and DVD/CD player, radio alarm clock with iPod docking station, in-room movies, wireless keyboard and Playstation video games. Families (who return generation after generation) appreciate the resort's babysitting service, as well as valet parking and complimentary shuttle service to The Ocean Golf and Tennis Clubhouse, The Breakers Rees Jones Course and its two off-site restaurants, Echo and Top of The Point.

Dining options are plentiful, with nine unique experiences including The Breakers’ flagship restaurant, L'Escalier, featuring contemporary French cuisine. As one of the country's finest dining experiences, L'Escalier features fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared in a theater-style kitchen and an extensive wine list of 1,600 selections.

King Oceanview suite at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida
L'Escalier dining room at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida
King Oceanview suite
L'Escalier dining room

In The Ocean Golf and Tennis Clubhouse you will find The Flagler Steakhouse, with panoramic views and USDA-prime-grade meats served up daily at lunch and dinner. The Seafood Bar is on the oceanfront and features aquarium bars with fresh, seasonal catch. The resort’s off-site restaurant, Echo, situated only a few minutes from The Breakers hotel in the heart of Palm Beach, features four distinct cuisines of Asia, spotlighting the aromatic and flavorful specialties of China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. The family-friendly Italian Restaurant serves home-style, casual Italian fare, with an à la carte menu of pizzas baked in a wood burning oven, home-made pastas, grilled specialties and antipasti.  Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach, Top of The Point boasts stunning panoramic views from the penthouse level and classic American cuisine. Other dining choices include daily breakfast and the resort’s famous Sunday Brunch in The Circle, lunch in The Beach Club Restaurant and The Ocean Grill, and cocktails, appetizers, caviar or afternoon tea in The Tapestry Bar, adjacent to L’Escalier.

Work off your dining efforts on two 18-hole championship golf courses (The Breakers Ocean Course and The Breakers Rees Jones Course) or on ten tennis courts, in five swimming pools, or in the ocean itself with a variety of water sports. A less-strenuous activity would be browsing through the on-site retail boutiques: The Shops at The Breakers. Requiring hardly any activity at all is The Spa at The Breakers, offering 20,000 square feet of space. Treatments incorporate sea and citrus ingredients indigenous to Florida, and the facility claims to be the first free-standing spa outside of Paris to feature the Guerlain Institut de Beauté facial. There are seventeen treatment rooms, and the spa also features beauty and salon services and a fitness center.

Perhaps the only thing more soothing than the spa is basking in the sun by one of The Beach Club's five pools or on the beach. The Mediterranean-style Beach Club features magnificent ocean vistas reminiscent of a panoramic island escape. Guests can secure their private seaside escape by renting one of twenty Luxury Beach Bungalows or ten Grand Cabanas for the day.  All units feature a flat-screen TV, living room style furnishings, patio with umbrella and cushioned chaise lounge chairs, showers and free Wi-Fi access. Beach Bungalows also include a full bathroom and an open-sky shower.  Guests can take advantage of the discreet, pampered service of a bungalow or cabanas concierge, who fulfills all requests and ensures preferences are expeditiously met…from dinner reservations, spa appointments and special activities, to food and beverage service, or even babysitters. 

Soaking up the sun and sea air will soon remind you why you came to The Breakers for a vacation, and why you're certain to return.

The Breakers Palm Beach
1 S. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-6611
www.thebreakers.com

 

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(Updated: 11/03/10 CT)


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