Palm Beach Travel Guide and Colony Palm Beach Hotel Review
My trip to Florida earlier this month was just what I needed for a little rest and relaxation with Kier. We stayed at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach and it was heaven. The Palm Beach decor style has always had a special place in my heart. (See my Palm Beach living room decor post here.) I’ve promised myself when I someday have a house on the East Coast, either South Carolina and possibly Palm Beach, it will be dedicated to pastel hues, bamboo fixtures, and rattan furniture.
The iconic Colony Hotel. Every inch of this hotel is photogenic.
Staying in Palm Beach
Staying in Palm Beach is like staying in Beverly Hills. You are going to be paying a bit more for luxury. Depending on your travel style, if you are traveling on more of a budget, you can always just visit Palm Beach for the day. Kier and I paid about $600 a night at The Colony Hotel (with taxes and fees) through Expedia.com. Prices of course fluctuate depending on the time of year that you go. You get what you pay for when you travel. A luxury like The Colony is in a pristine location walking distance to Worth Avenue, lots of restaurants, shopping, most everything you want to see in Palm Beach. The beach is a block away with designated lounge chairs for hotel guests. Bicycles to tour the city. Gorgeous grounds, and super friendly hotel staff. Concierge and valet services ready to assist you with anything you need.
Other luxury hotels to consider in Palm Beach:
The Breakers (one of the oldest hotels in the area)
In love with the attention to detail at the Colony Palm Beach.
Enjoying rose by the pool before sunset.
Dinner at The Meat Market with Kier was an absolute highlight of the trip.
Places to Eat
Swifty’s at The Colony Hotel: This is a great spot to sit outside by the pool. They also normally have inside seating available. However due to COVID restrictions, outside was the only option. Call down to make a reservation with the front desk. Order the shrimp tacos and a glass of Whispering Angel rose to enjoy.
Bluestone Lane Cafe: Grab a quick bite and a coffee-to-go as you stroll along Worth Avenue or take a seat along the front steps of the Colony Hotel under the beautiful canopy umbrellas and people watch. They also offer a decent selection of smoothie items if you’re feeling the craving. The English muffin breakfast sandwiches are also delightful.
The Meat Market: Don’t let the name deceive you. This fine-dining steakhouse is the place to be on Friday and Saturday night. The sultry decor and ambient lighting really set the mood to mingle or just enjoy a night out with your friends.
Lola 41 Palm Beach: After dinner at the Meat Market, walk down the street to enjoy a crafted cocktail at Lola 41 Palm Beach inside the White Elephant Hotel. A luxury boutique hotel from the 1920s that has been redesigned to a modern Mediterranean design.
Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel: Another luxury boutique hotel with fine French dining. Kier and I enjoyed a quiet lunch here beside the fountain.
Pizza Al Fresco: Nestled in a small courtyard off Worth Avenue is an exquisite Italian Restaurant called Pizza Al Fresco. Their pizzas are made inside a wood-burning brick oven and their gluten-free pizza was a favorite of mine. I also ordered the charcuterie board which was smaller than expected for the $25 price tag, but delicious all the same.
The gluten-free margherita pizza and charcuterie board at Pizza Al Fresco.
There are so many darling photo spots around Palm Beach. Just take an afternoon to walk around and you’ll find them. This one is just off Worth Avenue around the corner from the Chanel store.
Places to Shop in Palm Beach:
If you enjoy window shopping or if you do not mind dropping a few $$$ while on vacation that Worth Avenue is the place for you. It is one block over from the Colony Hotel and full of estate jewelry stores, art galleries, recognizable high-end designers, Chanel, and a designer boutique called that will have some very rare and vintage luxury pieces for you. There is also a Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus around the corner from the Colony Hotel.
If you want to get your shopping fix and don’t want to drop that kind of money, there are plenty of TJMaxx and Home Good type stores just a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel.
Outside the front steps of the Colony Hotel
Enjoying the pool at the Colony Hotel with Kier.
Our sightseeing in Palm Beach consisted of touring around the hotel, having lunch at nearby restaurants, and walks down Worth Avenue. Next time I am in Palm Beach I’ll be sure to venture out a bit more. If the weather is nice, I will definitely make a day of going to the beach. For this trip, I was happy just to be in Florida at this beautiful hotel with Kier.
All photos were taken on an iPhone 12 Pro!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to visit Palm Beach!