Went to Florida for some R&R on the beach. The hotel had a nice beach, with plenty of lounge chairs and servers waiting to bring you whatever you needed. The hotel has a small pool and some nice amenities. Hotel food was good and reasonably priced. Rooms were a decent size, but a little dark for my taste. My "Ocean View" room had a very small view of the ocean but it did have a nice sized terrace.
It was a true 5 star experience from beginning to the end.
Location directly at the clean beach, the two pools - one with music, one quiet one -, rooms nicely decorated, up to date gym, a couple of stores, food was first class and a terrific attentive staff I haven't experienced in other 5 star hotels in US. Bonus was the classical concert.
For me the only negative was that I booked a room with bathtub and because I asked if I can check in earlier as I had to work, we received an 'Accessible' room with a walk in shower only. Not very nice for a Valentines Treat. I discovered that only after we made ourselves comfortable..
Ocean view rooms are side rooms, so you see the ocean at one single spot on the balcony if not trees blocking the view.
We recently had the pleasure of staying four days at the Colony Hotel and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The hotel was beautiful, and the service and staff were perfect. The location was great, just a short walk to the beach (less then a block), and around the corner from shopping on Worth Street. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful (simply complementary off the menu-not a buffet!). If I had to name one thing that made the hotel a cut above it would be the staff and their attentiveness and thoughtfulness. My husband and I did a run one morning and when we got back to the hotel a staff member handed us a bottle of cold water and said, "I saw you coming and thought you would need this!" It was a great example of their thoughtfulness. Most of the rooms have showers and I am a bath person and unfortunately I forgot to request it prior to arriving. When I asked upon arrival if we could get a room with a bath, there was no doubt the hotel was busy and it was a hard request to fulfill but they we very nice and went to the trouble to make it happen. As noted the beach is a short walk and while we swam at the beach one day, mainly we spent our time at the hotel pool where once again, the service and staff we thoughtful and attentive! If you are planning a trip to Palm Beach and looking for a great hotel, I truly recommend the Colony! It is an small elegant hotel, with an emphasis on service. We were looking for a quiet, peaceful few days in Florida and we certainly found it!
The barrier island of Palm Beach is synonymous with high society. More than 200 high-end stores line the aptly-named Worth Avenue. The Flagler Museum offers a glimpse of the Gilded Age. The Sunfest music and arts festival is an annual event in West Palm Beach’s historic downtown with Clematis Street at the epicenter. Two more popular attractions are the Norton Museum of Art and the Palm Beach Zoo.
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