14 Top-Rated Hotels in West Palm Beach

Written by Bryan Dearsley
Mar 26, 2019

West Palm Beach in Florida, located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the "Sunshine State," has long been a favorite vacation destination for sunseekers from all walks of life. While those with deep pockets tend to flock to the luxury 5-star oceanfront resorts of neighboring Palm Beach, famous for its many wealthy property owners, including presidents and pop-stars, those seeking a fun city center experience are well served by the many name-brand hotels located in and around downtown West Palm Beach. Many are within walking distance of major attractions, restaurants, and entertainment options.

A good selection of top-rated hotels and motels are also located near the airport and are perfect for those on a tighter budget. These hotels are also within an easy drive of the beaches of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

To help you find the best hotels in West Palm Beach to suit your budget, we've gathered together the following list of the best places to stay in this beautiful part of Florida.

Best Hotels in West Palm Beach

1. Hilton West Palm Beach

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A popular choice for those wanting a chic hotel experience in the heart of the city's downtown area, the Hilton West Palm Beach is equally well suited for families traveling together as it is for couples. Although only a short walk from West Palm Beach's top attractions and an easy drive to the sandy beaches of Palm Beach, there's plenty to do on-site.

Notable features of this modern hotel include a choice of two swimming pools, one of which was designed for kids and nervous swimmers and comes with a shallow entry. And there's plenty of room to spread out and relax in the large pool area, with the option of complimentary sun lounges or rentable poolside cabanas, which come with additional luxuries such as cushioned sun lounges, TVs, concierge services, and even fridges.

Also available for guests to enjoy are a fitness center, on-site restaurants, a snack bar, and shops. Special programs are also available to keep the kids entertained. As one of the city's newer hotels, rooms are clean, bright, and comfortable, and come in a choice of sleeping configurations, including king beds or a pair of queen beds. Other features that make this a great vacation destination include separate sitting areas, balconies, HDTVs, and handy mini-fridges.

Accommodation: Hilton West Palm Beach

2. Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

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Another fresh new resort worthy of consideration, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa overlooks Riviera Beach and is an easy drive to the city's best shopping and entertainment experiences. Highlights include direct beach access for guests (umbrellas and deckchairs are available to rent), as well as a plethora of first-rate amenities.

Also of note is the on-site dining in the ocean-view restaurant (light bites are also available from the snack bar), plus two good-sized outdoor swimming pools and a hot tub. Fitness and spa facilities are also available, and a range of water activities can be enjoyed at the beach, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and Jet Ski rentals.

The bright, spacious rooms are a delight to retire to at the end of a relaxing day on the beach. If available, select an oceanfront room—it's worth the additional expense for the wonderful water views. Other options worth looking into are the larger one- and two-bedroom suites. These sumptuous accommodations come with full-kitchens, laundry facilities, roomy-two-person bathtubs, stand-alone showers, and large private balconies.

Accommodation: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

3. Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown

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Those seeking a quality hotel experience in the heart of the city should consider the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown. As you'd expect from this leading brand, the rooms are bright and well-appointed, with additional living space occupied by a sofa-bed. Other notable features include a choice of comfortable king- or queen beds, 42" HDTVs, work desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, and spacious bathrooms.

For those traveling with kids (or who simply prefer a little additional space to spread out), a number of larger suites are available that come with separate living rooms, mini-fridges, microwaves, and dining tables. (Mobility-friendly rooms and suites with roll-in showers can also be reserved.)

There are plenty of other good reasons to consider a stay here, too. In addition to providing guests with a free (and healthy) breakfast, there's an on-site 24-hour shop selling snacks and food items. Other amenities include a handy airport shuttle service. The hotel is also close to a variety of great shopping and dining opportunities, and the Palm beaches are just a short drive away.

Accommodation: Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown

4. Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area

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Those looking for a quality stay close to the city's top attractions should consider checking into the Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area. As the name suggests, this top-rated hotel is centrally located adjacent to West Palm Beach's popular CityPlace, with its excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. It's also close to other fun activities such as boat and Jet Ski rentals, beaches, bowling, and bike trails (the Palm Beach County Convention Center is also close by). Add to this such notable on-site amenities as a free breakfast buffet, a well-equipped fitness center, and a heated outdoor swimming pool, and you're all set for a memorable stay.

When it comes time to bed down for the night, you'll certainly appreciate the spaciousness of the hotel's apartment-style suites. This is especially true for those traveling as a family; the large full kitchens come with plenty of space to store favorite snacks and even prepare the occasional meal (a grocery shopping service is available). Other highlights of these large, bright units include work desks and free Wi-Fi, separate living areas with a table and chairs, comfy seating, and pullout couches. For larger groups and families, connecting rooms are available.

Accommodation: Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area

5. West Palm Beach Marriott

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Located within walking distance of major attractions, such as the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and CityPlace, the West Palm Beach Marriott is also a good choice for those wanting to be within a short drive of landmarks, including the city's convention center and airport.

Recently renovated, the hotel's bright, contemporary rooms offer a great refuge from the fun things to do in the Palm Beaches area, especially in the luxurious executive suites. Boasting modern furnishings, king beds, plus a pullout couch in the living area, these spacious suites come with quiet courtyard views, private access to the swimming pool area, a great concierge service, and a lounge area offering free snacks and drinks.

The amenities here have also been fully upgraded and include a choice of on-site dining options, including a local restaurant delivery service and a handy Starbucks, a convenience store, plenty of meeting space, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a fully-equipped fitness room. A handy shuttle service is available to whisk guests to area attractions and the airport.

Accommodation: West Palm Beach Marriott

6. Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport

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If staying close to a regional transportation hub is important to you, be sure to check out the top-rated Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport hotel. In addition to its handy location near the airport and West Palm Beach's downtown area, this brand-name accommodation is also just a few miles from the great shopping and sandy beaches of famed Palm Beach, widely considered one of the country's fanciest vacation destinations (a free shuttle service is available for guests to get around the area).

In addition to on-site amenities, including a restaurant and food delivery service and a heated outdoor swimming pool (with a nearby hot tub), there's also a good-sized fitness room, meeting space, a beauty shop offering spa and hairdressing services, and laundry facilities. The rooms are bright and pleasantly decorated and come with mini-fridges, desks, balconies, and upgraded bedding.

Accommodation: Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport

7. Palm Beach Gardens Marriott

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Those researching the top Palm Beach Gardens hotels would do well to consider the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. This fancy hotel is situated close to major city attractions, sports facilities, golf courses, and shopping and offers a high degree of comfort and quality. Standard in-room features include deluxe beds and bedding, opulent furnishings, HDTVs, and work desks. Upgrade to the concierge level, and you'll get access to a private lounge with such pleasant perks as free drinks and snacks.

This luxury hotel's amenities are also a big draw. While those traveling on business will appreciate the handy business center and meeting rooms (not to mention the chance to blow off steam in the fully-equipped fitness center), those on holiday can lounge around the large outdoor swimming pool, relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a meal in the restaurant or snack bar (private dining options are also available).

Accommodation: Palm Beach Gardens Marriott

Best Luxury Hotels in Palm Beach

1. Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach

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Thanks to the brand's reputation as a provider of luxurious accommodations and vacation experiences, you won't be surprised to find the elegant 5-star Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, heading up our recommendations of fancy hotels in the West Palm Beach area. This exquisite beachfront property in the ritzy Palm Beach area offers magnificent ocean views from its chic rooms and suites, as well as plenty of pampering, including complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, a shoeshine service, and free delivered daily newspapers. Upgrade to a larger oceanfront suite and you'll enjoy separate bedrooms and living areas and larger balconies (pets are welcome in some suites, but check ahead for availability).

The resort's amenities are equally luxurious. Highlights include concierge services at the large heated pool (and at the beach), complimentary sun lounges and umbrellas, chilled towels, as well as private cabana rentals. Other notable features at this high-end resort include free hot drinks and snacks and an on-site restaurant. There's also plenty of family fun, with kids' programs, snorkeling, a well-stocked library, and a full-service spa, while the resort's fitness center offers a variety of classes.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach

2. The Chesterfield Palm Beach

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Located within an easy walk of posh Worth Avenue, one of the country's ritziest shopping districts, a stay at The Chesterfield Palm Beach—a luxury hotel owned and operated by the renowned Red Carnation Hotels group—is a must-do for those seeking a classy family beach getaway or romantic couples' weekend break. It's certainly an intimate affair, with guests choosing from just 53 elegantly decorated rooms and suites.

If available, splurge on one of this nice hotel's bigger units. Boasting rich décor and elegant furnishings, these spacious suites come with comfortable king beds, separate seating areas, and deluxe bathrooms bedecked in marble. Regardless of room size, you can also expect plenty of additional classy touches, too, including complimentary in-room soft drinks and snacks, and an evening turndown service (pets are welcome).

On-site amenities are equally plush and include an outdoor swimming pool and easy beach access. Other highlights include a fine-dining restaurant, and for a real touch of class, be sure to indulge in one of the hotel's popular traditional English afternoon teas.

Accommodation: The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Best Hotels on the Beach

1. The Breakers

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Pay a visit to The Breakers, and you won't doubt for a moment that the best hotels on the beach are in Palm Beach. Notable for being one of the longest-established beachfront resorts in Florida, The Breakers is also one of the state's most elegant hotels. Built in 1896 and still drawing guests for its sumptuous décor and ocean setting, this luxury hotel's accommodations are bright and comfortable, and come with large balconies, spacious closets, and large marble bathrooms. On-site amenities consist of the beach club, with its choice of four heated swimming pools, one of which is adults only; multiple hot tubs; a large fitness center; and a full-service spa.

Also worth noting are the grounds, with their lovely gardens and lawns offering plenty of places to sit and relax, and a lovely promenade on which to stroll. Guests also have direct access to the beach, and can either make use of the umbrellas and lounges available, or go whole-hog and rent a luxury beachside bungalow in which to relax, each with concierge services and comforts, including cushioned seating, mini-fridges, and even HDTVs. In addition to activities such as snorkeling and diving, guests can rent Jet Skis, paddleboards, and kayaks, or indulge in a round of golf on the resort's own course.

Accommodation: The Breakers

2. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

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Those preferring a more modern take on a luxury beach vacation would do well to book a stay at the exquisite Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. As you might expect from a modern luxury resort such as this, guest rooms are spacious and come with separate sleeping and living areas, two bathrooms, plus large balconies (ocean views can be requested). Upgrade options include the exquisite club level rooms. This deluxe option includes access to a concierge and private lounge area and even more spacious suites. (Some pet-friendly units are available.)

This fancy oceanfront hotel is especially popular for its massive spa, where guests can enjoy a variety of treatment room options, including a unique outdoor experience in a garden cabana. Also available for guest use are a number of saunas and steam rooms; separate adult and family swimming pools; a staffed fitness center; tennis courts; and numerous dining options, including fine- and casual offerings. Other notable amenities include a large beachfront terrace with a fire pit, plus direct access to the beach and a variety of water-based activities.

Accommodation: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Best Budget Hotels and Motels in West Palm Beach

1. La Quinta Inn & Suites West Palm Beach Airport

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Those on a tight budget on the lookout for the best cheap hotels and motels in the Palm Beaches area, fret not; La Quinta Inn & Suites West Palm Beach Airport could be just the ticket. Located close to the airport and easily accessible from the I-95 interstate highway, this quality budget location is also a great jumping-off point for shopping expeditions to nearby outlet malls and fancier shopping destinations such as Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

In addition to offering guests use of a handy shuttle bus service to area landmarks and attractions (and the airport), a free breakfast is also included. Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a business center (with use of a computer).

The rooms are clean and comfortable, and come with a choice of a single king or a pair of queen beds. HDTVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, and desks are provided. (Some pet-friendly units are available, but be sure to make your request known when booking.)

Accommodation: La Quinta Inn & Suites West Palm Beach Airport

2. Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport-Conference Center

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Another affordable hotel option worth considering, the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport-Conference Center is equally well suited to family travelers seeking a long-stay vacation or those on a weekend getaway or business trip. With bright décor reflecting its sunny location, the rooms are clean and comfortable and come with quality bedding, work desks, HDTVs, and free Wi-Fi.

The amenities are also well-kept, and consist of meeting and function spaces, on-site dining, a large heated outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness area. Close by, you'll find great shopping and attractions (Palm Beach Zoo is just a short drive away), as well as some of the best beaches in Florida.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport-Conference Center

3. Best Western Palm Beach Lakes

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The Best Western Palm Beach Lakes offers a variety of room configurations suitable for couples or families. Popular options include standard hotel rooms with two queen beds and, when the urge to snack strikes, handy microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. A free breakfast is provided. Another benefit is this budget hotel's proximity to major transportation networks, including the I-95 highway, as well as the city's airport. Also within easy reach are convention centers and attractions, the Palm Beach waterfront, great shopping at the bustling CityPlace mall, and numerous great golf courses.

Accommodation: Best Western Palm Beach Lakes

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