The Chesterfield Palm Beach
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The room smelled like urine.
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in and it was $400 a night. I stayed there on my honeymoon and all it gave us was some laughs at what a crap hole this hotel was. The rooms were awful and the smell uggh. Also the decor is so strange moneys and tigers painted on the wall. I will say the service was great, but that added to the comedy. They make it seem like it is a world class hotel, but it is the hotel from hell. Just stay away unless you are going for the shear fun of staying in pretentious palm beach in a $400 a night room that smells like a bath room. To the management either close down and remodel or lower your rates.
As for the individuals that gave this hotel good reviews. You are either delusional or you stayed there in 1968. Stay at the Breakers or do not go to palm beach at all.
This place is as bad as a Bowery Flop hgouse-only you are paying a few hundred a night in season.Stay as far away as possible
Based on others' reviews we stayed here over Thansgiving weekend 2004. BIG MISTAKE! The room was TINY! Not small, but tiny. Hotel staff called it 'European charm', I call it a closet. My husband and I were literally and physically on top of eachother...not to mention that each time we tried geting out of bed we hit our heads on the wall mounted lights and banged soulders on the built in closets! The wall A/C was noisy and not very effective; very thin walls (heard our neighbors all night!); and had the smell of an old, musty hotel. For the price I'd consider another alternative.
The Worst Hotel on Earth???
If you like cramped rooms and the strong smell (stench, really) of urine, this is the hotel for you! The decor looks like it was done by Queer Eye wannabes on crystal meth -- every piece of trim, every bit of molding, is painted red, pink or coral. You'd think a hotel that can afford that much paint (enough to paint a huge monkey on the elevator door!) could afford a little Lysol. But, no. The place stinks...literally. Think of your grandmother's nursing home before the state inspectors raided the place. Then again, it could be mold (which is toxic, isn't it?) It's small comfort to know that the wait staff in the restaurant is top-notch. They're no doubt trying to compensate for the gone-to-seed surroundings.
I've been staying in hotels for 20 years -- I spend an inordinate amount of time on the road -- and this is definitely in the bottom one percent. Run away!
Very elegant english hotel
My husband and I stayed there this summer for 3 nights. We had a lovely time at this small but very nice hotel. The rooms are small but very nicely decorated and comfortable. Don't take the advice of the resturant that the concieare give you for dinner becouse we did and the food was not that good. And I belive that they get kikbacks from giving there name. We had breakfast at the Leopard Room every morning and the service was very bad. The food good but when you wanted to have a refill on your coffie you could never find a waitress around both days. The freshly baked cookies in the lobby was very nice every night. For 100.00 a night was the best hotel. Three blocks from the ocean and fine shopping.
Quiet and private
The Chesterfield exudes a different kind of apmosphere than what a person would experience when staying in a hotel chain;it has the cozy feel of an English country home. The bedrooms are tiny but decorated so attractively you don't mind being cramped. We got a bed and breakfast deal for $139 and received a continental breakfast in their posh restaurant which was a local lively night spot the evening before. The Chesterfield is located in a quiet residential area within walking distance of great shopping on Worth Avenue. The staff was very friendly and were helpful in giving directions and retrieving our parked car. Parking is on the street outside the hotel since there is no parking lot. There are so many estates belonging to famous people nearby that the desk will even give you written directions so you can go "explore" on your own. I would stay here again just because it is unique.
Not what we expected, at all
my husband and i had the chesterfield booked for our honeymoon, and we were so excited about it from all the good reviews and advertising we had seen about it. but when we got there, it was nothing like we had imagined. the "library" was a small room with a few magazines, "hi speed internet" was on one computer in the library that you had to pay to use, there was a bad smell throughout the whole hotel, and the air-conditioning was out in our hall. above all that, our room was barely big enough to fit the bed into, and you could hear everything going on in the hall through the thin walls. this isnt a terrible place to stay compared to all hotels, but for its class and the "luxury" it claims to be, i would say it is terrible.
A cut above the usual....
Excellent place to stay! By far one of the most service oriented places I have ever stayed. The hotel is 3 short blocks from the ocean, a very pleasant walk at that. There are certainly a lot of other hotles out there but this is one that should not be over looked! The only detraction to our stay was the size of the room, it was on the small size but very clean and had both incredible maid service and the front desk attendant was very warm and informative. Be sure to bring a more formal set of attire so you can expierence the evening/nite life with in the Leopard room where the web site pics really do capture the true look and feel for this wonderful establishment.
Paid $99/night last summer around the middle of July (2003). The Chesterfield is a very nice smaller hotel in a very nice area. The staff is very kind and helpful. The price we paid included a very nice breakfast every morning (off the menu) in the Leopard Room, their restaurant. The hotel food is excellent and reasonably priced for the mostly gourmet food. The rooms are small, but very nicely decorated and comfortable. The pool is small but very clean and well kept. The hotel is located only a short walk from the beach and very close to upscale shopping. From the freshly baked cookies in the lobby to the marble bathrooms, this hotel exudes quality in every way. For the $99/night we paid it was a steal.
The Chesterfield was lovely. The ambience spoke for itself, and the service was excellent. If you're looking for a little bit of style, and not a big hotel name, the Chesterfield is for you. A definite recommendation here!!
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