The Breakers Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida
Built even before the town of Palm Beach, The Breakers sets an imposing figure right on the golden sands of Palm Beach. With some fantastic facilities and a family friendly outlook, this grand dame of the area has plenty to keep the whole family happy.
At a Glance
Historic hotel with plenty of character which was built long before the town of Palm Beach even existed
Wonderful golden sands and lagoon-like waters make this the perfect spot for a Florida beach vacation
Extensive facilities which cater perfectly to families, including golf courses, tennis courts and a children's club & entertainment center
Within easy reach of Palm Beach where guests can find numerous dining options, galleries and fantastic shopping
The Entertainment Center and Italian restaurant are just one of many reasons why this hotel is excellent for familiesCharlotte Smith
This spa and salon is one of the best I have ever seen, it will make a really relaxing day for couples on vacation here.Charlotte Smith
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For those that prefer a boutique hotel, this grand old hotel may not initially appeal. Set on over 107 acres and housing over 538 guest rooms and suites, it certainly isn’t small, however, what it lacks in intimacy it certainly makes up for in character, location and facilities.
The Breakers has been in Palm Beach before the town was even established and has a fascinating and sometimes chequered history (ask about the rum boats that serviced the hotel when liquor was illegal!). However, a multi million dollar refurbishment and lots of love and attention, not to mention the staff, make this a homely and warm experience despite the large size.
Set over half a mile of wonderful golden sands with mostly lagoon like waters and a reef close by for a spot of snorkeling, it is the perfect spot for a beach front vacation. On windier days, the seas rise high enough for a spot of gentle surfing for those brave enough whilst others can simply walk the beach or enjoy one of the five pools for something gentler. Everyone is catered for here, there is a dedicated family pool complete with lifeguard, a tranquillity pool for those who would like a little peace and quiet and a lap pool for those serious swimmers. The Beach Club restaurant is perfect should guests not wish to move too far from their sun lounger during the day or the decadent pool side bungalows are available to rent for those who wish to be waited on hand and foot.
The Spa At the Breakers is the place for total relaxation and pampering and offers an array of sea inspired treatments for guests to enjoy, as well as a fitness center just for those enjoying the spa facilities. A further fitness center and studio for complimentary classes is available in the main hotel.
For families this is the ideal place to be. With a whole Family Entertainment Center available for them, the little ones will never be bored. Children’s programs, which include anything from glitter tattoos to turtle experiences, are available and run daily for an additional charge. Evening programs are also available should you wish a table for two for dinner on occasion.
Golf enthusiasts will be in heaven with 36 holes of historic Ocean Golf Course and the contemporary Rees Jones Course at Break Waters on site, as well as two state of the art learning centers of the John Webster golf academy. 10 tennis courts with pros on hand will be sure to improve your tennis game as well.
If you can tear yourselves away from the abundant facilities on site then downtown Palm Beach, with fantastic shopping and restaurants, is only 15 minutes' drive away. The fine art galleries, designer shopping and fine dining of old Palm Beach are even closer. However, with nine restaurants on site you will be spoiled for choice for dining opportunities at the hotel. The Top of the Point restaurant assures wonderful night time views.
Accommodation options are simple here. The ocean front rooms are the only ones with balconies and so are highly recommended and coveted, although are not suitable for children under the age of 6. Being a historic building, you will not find balconies anywhere else. The one bedroom suites offer the best views and can be extended to up to five bedrooms for larger families.
The Breakers Palm Beach has 538 guest rooms including 69 suites. Guest rooms were completely refurbished in 2011 and some more recently in 2016 and are wonderfully spacious with traditional furnishings encompassing the feeling of light and the beach. Ocean Front rooms and suites are the only accommodations to have balconies and magnificent direct ocean views, however, the balconies are not suitable for children under the age of 6. Rooms can also interconnect for families.
Room facilities include bathrooms with separate shower and bath, bathrobes, complimentary water, complimentary WiFi, TV and DVD player, telephone, iPod dock, mini bar and hairdryer.
Children are embraced at The Breakers and made to feel very welcome at the Family Entertainment Center. This houses the Italian Restaurant which is the most family friendly of all the restaurant, there is also a playground with sprung floor, children’s playroom, arts and crafts center with 1000 gallon saltwater aquarium, children’s games arcade, outdoor sports court and computers and video games. The facility is complimentary for all younger guests to use when accompanied by an adult.
Children’s camps are also available and are half day (9am to noon) or full day (9am to 3pm), these are at an additional cost.
Four heated oceanfront pools including one ideal for families and one peaceful tranquillity pool, four whirlpool spas, half a mile of private beach front, 25 luxury poolside cabanas for daytime rental with concierge service, oceanfront spa and 36 hole championship golf and John Webster golf academy, 10 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, 11 shopping boutiques, 8 restaurants and 8 bars, 24 hour in room dining, family entertainment center and babysitting services. Water sports available including snorkeling, scuba diving, catamaran cruises and boogie boarding / surfing (subject to sea conditions).
The new Ocean Fitness complex has just opened offering a 6000ft indoor / outdoor fitness with spectacular ocean views and has been designed as one of the finest hotel fitness complexes of it's kind.
Location & Directions
Palm Beach, Florida
The Breakers is located at One South County Road, just a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport.
When to go
Florida is a year-round destination with balmy winters, but summers can be hot and humid. The best time to visit Florida is between March and May and in December when it is warm and sunny, before the weather begins to get too hot. Hurricanes and other less serious tropical storms can strike Florida any time in the summer up to the end of November, however the risk is greatest between August and October.