Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn

3550 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, Florida, 33480, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 3550 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, is near Lantana Public Beach, Phipps Ocean Park, Mangrove Nature Park, and Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn

    Absolutely disgraceful!


    We spent two nights at this establishment out of necessity as everywhere else that was decent was already booked as it was Valentines weekend. This place is no more than the most basic of motels, despite its description as a 'boutique' hotel. The staff were to be commended as they were as helpful as possible, but the rooms were basic (even the so-called upgraded ones).Our bathroom was covered in pubic hairs, despite the fact that it had been cleaned as evidenced bu the toilet roll having been folded into a neat triangle at the end. The towels are of the small. thin and thin on the ground, as they were reluctant to give us some or the beach. At $161 per night, this does not reflect well on the management.

    The bar area lends a seedy atmosphere to what could and should be a sophisticated experience as this motel is located along a beautiful stretch of beach. Again, this was marred by the stingy nature the place is run, as one is obliged to rent the beach loungers at $8 per chair.

    It was extremely unpleasant to be fleeced for every penny having paid top dollar for the most ordinary accommodation.

    The one highlight is breakfast overlooking the sea. Again, they like to charge palm Beach prices, but this was well worth it as the food was excellent as was the service.

    All in all, this is a last resort 'resort', as it just doesn't live up to expectations. The hotel we moved to after this one had free beach loungers, as many plush towels as one wanted, and was not the denizen of your typical macho truck driver getting drunk and 'on the make' on vacation, as was this place.

    My kids had a blast!


    I stayed there with my 3 children. My kids played on the beach all day.

    While I read my books poolside. I could watch them playing becaus ethe pool is right above the beach. Wonderful.

    I enjoyed thier restuarnt great food not too expensive.

    I had a ball, and kids loved it too.

    Love you guys and see you soon!



    New ownership Great renovations Looks like a Bermuda style hide away Direct Oceanfront Private Beach Kids loved it Next door to 5 star resorts Minutes to Worth ave and City Place we paid about $100 Need I say more

    Awesome see ya soon

    Great Value


    The hotel and staff were great. I hope that the other reviews keep guests away, so the prices will stay low. Were can you stay on the beach in Palm Beach County for the money. The restaurant was great, the view fantastic and worth the money. If what you want is First Class, the go to Ritz Carlton; pay the price and don't complain. a satisfied customer that will return many times.

    Glad we only had 1 night


    November 2003. The carpet in this room was so dirty. The property is run down and in need of attention. A dirty washrag was hanging in the shower. The coffeepot did not work right and only half filled when run.

    The Tides grill had good food, a beautiful view and seemed in much better repair. We had supper and breakfast there. We paid $50.00 for the room(2 adults, 2 children) and received $16.00 credit for breakfast on a special rate through Nov. from a discount hotel website. At that rate I guess I can not complain too much. If the carpet had not got our feet dirty I may not have complained at all. It was a safe area and the beach was nice. All in all we got what we paid for.



    Now, I try to not be a picky person but these people push it a bit too far. When my friend and I arrived, we had to pay extra money to use the beach even though Florida residents who DO NOT stay at the hotel tell, take up parking and space at the beach for....wel...FREE! And as paying customers we had to pay to use the beach. Then, it costs a dollar each time you use the phone, even if you use a 1-800 number. The receptionist told us it would be a "flat rate of $1.00 per call" but after I made 3 calls my bill mysteriously went up to $5.24. Flat rate?

    I think not. Every time the maid changed the sheets we had sand in our bed. We used the coffee mus and glasses provided for us but never got replaced with new ones each day like they should have. Our maid didn't come until 4pm after our first day. Pathetic! Don't waste your time at this hotel. You don't get what you pay for! There are dirty looking people for a dirty hotel. Even after I read the reviews for this hotel previous to my trip, I still went, and discovered that EVERY negative comment was right. So, take it from me!

    Great value


    my wife and i stayed there last week. We paid $69 a night and got a free full breakfast included, not continental. The hotel is directly on the beach next to the Ritz Carlton. We drove to city place and worth ave evryday. The rooms need work but i belive they are being renovated.

    The best oceanfront value on the Island of palm Beach, bar none.

    Do not stay here. It is awful-used to be fairly nice


    We have stayed here for years but did not the last two years and it was always fairly nice, but this time on Aug;10, it was disgusting. The motel has gone down so much. It is such a shame. The room was filthy and no one returned our calls when we wanted to talk to the management.

    The floor had sand, hair and dirt on all of it and our feet got black from being on it. The entire room was moldy from a leak by the refrig and the bathroom was filthy.This is the worst room I have ever been in and I am 55 and travel alot. It is such a nice location and used to be nice but now do not stay here. It is not worth it and very noisy and alot of weird people hanging around and the management does not care.

    They only care about the bar crowd. Such a shame. We come to Fla alot and will not stay here again until we know it has been cleaned up. The health dept really needs to go. The restaurant was dirty too. They will not get return business that is for sure.

    Not worth the money!


    This hotel was such a disappointment. I only stayed here because my grandmother lives in a condo two doors down, and there wasn't enough room for my whole family to stay there. I feel bad for the people who actually make a vacation out of staying at this place. I don't know why they say the rooms are recently renovated, I'd hate to see them before! I am not very picky about where I sleep, I just expect it to be clean (especially for $150/night). The room was dingy, dark and the carpet was filthy. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks, there was sand and hair still in the tub from the last guests! And there was hair all over the floor. One day, we went to the beach and got back to the room at 5pm, and it still hadn't been cleaned. The pool area is filled with drunk slobs with mullets and tattoos. Thank god I could go over to the pool and beach area at my grandmother's condo! For the price you pay, this hotel is one of the dirtiest I've ever stayed at.

    Never again!


    The Palm Beach Hawaiian Ocean Inn is now called the Palm Beach Ocean Front Inn. I now know why they changed their name. I truly regret that I didnt see your reviews of this place before I had the worst hotel experience of my lifetime. My husband and I have travelled the world over and have never been as disgusted as this. We arrived at the hotel late in the evening and couldnt tell how dirty it was. After 1 hour in the room I looked at my socks and they were black! My husband and my Mother threw their socks away. I left mine with the manager to show him the problem. I doubt he will do anything. He never did a thing to help us during our stay. The 2 bedroom suites are poolside. What they dont tell you is this is also bar side. They actually have a speaker mounted on the room right outside your door. The music comes on at 7:30am and stays on constantly until 10:30 pm. I called the manager twice per day all three days to complain. He never turned down the music, even when the bar was empty! They knew we were travelling with a toddler. We had requested a crib. The crib was unusable. Good luck getting a toddler to sleep with music blaring! On Friday night they had a live band. I had to step over the amp to get out of my room. The band was literally 2 feet from my door. I requested to change rooms but the other rooms were standard hotel rooms. The room he offerred me was filthy and smelled awful. I was amazed at the level of total disregard the staff had for us. We were paying $200 per night. We had to suffer through those 3 nights. We couldnt find anywhere else in high season. Dont go to this place unless you are under 21 and love to party, dont mind filth, and arent of afraid of burly drunk men.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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