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Historic Palm Beach Hotel - No Need for Car - Walk to Beach!

Betty and Bob Godley

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Betty and Bob Godley

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Speaks: english
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Historic Palm Beach Hotel - No Need for Car - Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Palm Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 4)


Location, Location, Location!

IMPORTANT: please read....


Minimum Age: 25 years -

Unit capacity 4 people

Unit and entire building - Non Smoking

You will notice there are numerous listings on VRBO for the Palm Beach Hotel. Reason? It is the only Hotel on the Island of Palm Beach with a Hotel/condo license allowing short term rentals.



You don't need to rent a car! Walk to restaurants, charming shops, grocery stores, The Breakers, Flagler Museum, Incoastal Bike/walking path, the beach, etc. Quick cab ride from PBI.

If you do plan to have a car, there is unrestricted parking on nearby neighboring streets. Sunrise Ave, where the Hotel is located, has one hour parking restrictions from 9 AM to 6 PM seven days a week. You can park overnight, but should have your vehicle moved by 10 AM to neighboring streets with unrestricted parking. We often have a car and never have difficulty in finding a space on North County Rd or Bradley Place. Everything we need and enjoy is walking distance to the Hotel so guests truly don't need a car. We are just a ten minute cab ride from Palm Beach International Airprt. Back in 1925 when the Hotel was built, let's face it there were very few cars!

Palm Beach is the eastern most town in Florida, located on a 16-mile (26 km) long barrier island. The area we are located in is only three blocks wide from Intercoastal to the ocean. This unique resort community is filled with history and character that are reflected in its architecture, landscape and business community. The island boasts some of the most majestic and stunning homes in the world. The Atlantic Gulf Stream approaches the Palm Beach County coast closer than anywhere in the nation, bringing warm waters from the south. Palm Beach's moderate climate allows for outdoor activities throughout the year. Summer temperatures are tempered by ocean breezes.

Palm Beach Island is only three blocks wide where the Hotel is located. Minutes to the beach! Our quiet, charming, sunny two bedroom, NON-SMOKING condo is located in the heart of downtown Palm Beach at the Palm Beach Hotel, 235 Sunrise Avenue, and is designated an Historic Landmark. Our relaxing, suite is located on the third floor (building has two elevators and a handicap ramp for easy accessibility). The unit has two bedrooms (one with king bed and one with twin beds), each with its own full bath and TV. There is a small kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator, dishes, silverware, coffee pot as well as a breakfast bar. Living room/sitting area (TV/DVD) completes the picture. Maximum capacity is four. Free Wireless Internet reception in rooms, mezzanine/library area, lobby and loggia area near pool. Utilities included.

Newly renovated lobby and mezzanine has a library and game tables, laundry room on lower level. Over the last few years, there have been numerous upgrades at the Hotel. It is perfect for a mini and fun vacation.

Walk to at least 11 different restaurants! Relax in our tropical heated pool or on the large loggia enjoying a treat from the adjoining French Bakery. Walk to several houses of worship.(We are next door neighbors of St. Edwards Church, (the Kennedy family parish in Palm Beach.) Bike rental shop in building with Intercoastal bike/walking trail just one block west. The beach is just one block east.Brand new Publix grocery around the corner.

FROMMERS TRAVEL GUIDE describes the Palm Beach Hotel: “An excellent and affordable alternative right in the middle of Palm Beach's commercial section is a condominium that operates as a hotel, too:..... this clean and comfortable place for accommodations is a great option for those looking for the rare bargain in Palm Beach.”

Just a ten minute taxi ride (approx. $20.00) from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) our guests really don't need to rent a car. Located between the Atlantic ocean and Intercoastal you can walk to beach (one block east), Flagler Museum, numerous houses of worship, The Breakers Hotel, grocery stores, charming shops along Royal Poinciana and just a little bit further, famous, fabulous Worth Avenue. Just walk over Flagler Bridge to West Palm Beach and all its restaurants and tourist sights. This is indeed LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

Remember, Palm Beach isn't just for the rich and famous. Our beach chairs are waiting! (With the additional charges now for luggage weight and checked in luggage we have added four beach towels to the unit for the convenience of our guests - If used, PLEASE WASH AND DRY THEM IN THE BASEMENT COIN LAUNDRY AS HOUSEKEEPING DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBLITY FOR THEM. Many thanks :) Please feel free to email for additional photos and ask any questions you may have.

Keywords: Hotel Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Betty and Bob Godley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Betty and Bob Godley


We were blessed to purchase this unit back in 1994 when prices were .... affordable.

We are delighted to share it with others, at reasonable prices.

Rev. Robert and Betty Godley (retired)

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

formally Rector for 35 years at:

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Ardsley, New York

Betty and Bob Godley purchased this condo in 1994

Why Betty and Bob Godley chose Palm Beach

We fell in love with The Palm Beach Hotel the minute we saw the outside. The charm and architectural beauty won our hearts immediately. We redid the unit and made it comfortable and relaxing for ourselves, family and guests. We have watched the building go through some wonderful renovations over the years. We even touched base with the family of the original builder who completed the Hotel in 1925 and helped in gettng the Hotel designated an National Historic Landmark in 2009.

The location is the best! We delight in not having to rent a car, but instead enjoy just walking to the beach, superb restaurants like Testa's, (great Sunset special if in by 6:00 PM), Cucina Dell' Arte, The Breakers with its numerous restaurants. Also more casual dining like Toojay's, or even breakfast at Green's Pharmacy! We love renting bikes from the bike shop on the ground floor of our Hotel and riding along the intercoastal bike path, just around the corner. Flagler Bridge is nearby and we often walk over it to West Palm Beach and catch the trolley (free) near Bradley's Restaurant on Flagler Drive, and go over to City Place for shopping, movies and more great restaurants. Or...just walk down past Bradley's and enjoy all the restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm. (Trolley has stop there as well)

We are delighted to hear from our guests and have over the last year had many return and enjoyed the area again and again! Our prices are very reasonable for the area. We understand what it is like to take a vacation, especially with children....we have five! Usually expensive! They will enjoy it here between the pool and the beach they will be exhausted. With a small kitchenette and a great brand new Publix Supermarket just around the corner, you are set!

We enjoy the Hotel year round! With low off season prices from May until November, you can't beat this location for a fun relaxing vacation.

Thanks for checking us out and we hope you enjoy your stay,

What makes this condo unique

The island is only three blocks wide and the Beach a short walk East and a half blocks. Super restaurants .... all walking distance. Relaxing heated tropical pool! Great French Bakery!

Charming and convenient shops along Royal Poinciana Way, two minutes walk south! The Breakers...just past Royal Poinciana all its glory! (and expense!!) This location is just a wonderful place to just relax and be comfortable!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Betty and Bob:

Thank you for renting your condo unit at the Palm Beach Hotel to us this past week. We had a wonderful time and your condo worked out well and was the perfect location.

We really appreciated your recommended places to eat and shop; they were terrific.

Based on this past winter in Florida, we lucked out on the weather as there were only two days of rain and the temperatures were in the mid-70s. Our daughters, as well as ourselves, enjoyed the beautiful beach almost every day.

Thank you again for helping to make this a wonderful March Break vacation.
Mar 2010
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based on 17 traveler reviews

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Historic Palm Beach Hotel - No Need for Car - Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 18 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

2nd visit. Still great. Walk to beach, nice pool. Close to resturants and shops. Good to have 2 bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you folks return! Thanks for the review and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Betty and Bob
New York

Happy vacationers with kids!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back to NYC from Betty's 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo! We rented for 5 days with our 2 young girls during spring break, and it was the easiest vacation we have had, ever! The condo was really cute, cozy and comfortable! The Palm Beach Hotel is just lovely, old fashioned, with a great pool and tons of sitting areas with lounge chairs! The lady in the lobby was super helpful and printed a bunch of papers that I need from my email! The hotel is amazingly located, with a French pastry/coffee place practically in our lobby, a great Sushi fusion restaurant across the street, a great seafood restaurant, Catch, on the other side of the hotel and a wonderful Green's Pharmacy with diner type of breakfast, just down the street! There is also a huge grocery store across the street hiding behind the palm trees! All these places made my life so much easier, with 2 little kids to feed! The beach is only a block and a half away, but we spent almost the whole time in the pool, even eating fried chicken lunch from the grocery store, right at the tables by the pool! Last day, my husband even managed to rent bikes with our girls and went on a long bike ride! Betty was very accommodating and let us check out at 5pm, so we had a whole extra day to play! Thank you Betty, we are planning our next vacation already!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for your review. You touched an area most guests do is a great safe location for kids as well as adults. It is the favorite vacation destination for our grandchildren and they have traveled worldwide! The pool is just delightful and as you found out everything you need is nearby. You checked in so late your first night that since the next guest also was arriving late the next day we were glad to accommodate your later departure. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future. Betty and Bob
New York, NY USA

We've booked next year

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I just came back after spending a glorious time in our home-away-from-home – the Palm Beach Hotel Condominium. Last year we stayed for four weeks. This year we stayed for six weeks. And we have already booked the apartment for six weeks next year.

We loved the two bedroom, two bath, living room and kitchen condo we rented. It suits our needs perfectly. It faces south, so every morning, as we eat breakfast, the sun streams into the living room covering us with light and warmth. At night it’s quiet and restful – wonderful for sleeping.

And everything is so convenient. The world’s best supermarket is across the street. I think it’s the largest and best stocked store I have ever shopped in. Even has a pharmacy. The shoemaker and barber shops are just outside of the building. The salon and spa are inside the building. Dry cleaning, banking, shopping, ocean swimming, and houses of worship - all are within a block of the hotel.

This year we discovered wonderful clothing stores one block away, where I found a great jacket and sport shirts. We recommend this vacation spot without reservation.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Anne We are delighted you folks enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. You have described exactly why we love our unit and the Hotels location in Palm Beach. Everything we want or need seems to be nearby. We look forward to having you return next winter and wish you both a delightful Spring and a truly happy and relaxing Summer. Warm regards, Betty and Bob
Lexington, Kentucky

two week vacation

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location for rest and relaxation. two blocks from ocean public beach. several excellent

restaurants with two block walking distance. Publix grocery store across the street. great

speciality grocery store one block away. Great French pastry next door.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan Thank you for taking the time to review our condo. As you found out the location is indeed a gem with everything most guests need or desire close by. So glad you had time for some rest and certainly hope your winter is over at home and Spring weather has arrived. We hope to see you again on your next trip south. Warm regards, Betty and Bob
Jenson Beach, fl

Great place for a "girls getaway".

  • 5 of 5

Okay, we may not be "girls" anymore as four old high school friends, but we certainly found this condo and location perfect to celebrate our 70th birthdays!! Comfortable, sunny, quiet unit with everything we needed from a well supplied kitchenette to beach chairs and towels ready for our few minutes trek to the beach.

We found the loggia delightful to just relax and enjoy people watching. The nearby Publix had a great selection of carry out meals for the evenings we chose to not enjoy the local restaurant sunset specials.

The Intercoastal walking/bike path was a favorite of several of us. (Walk off a little of the French Bakery delicious pastries!, :). Enjoyed visiting Flagler Museum for a little refresher in history.

We definitely will be back again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time! We are so glad. It is a perfect location to just relax or keep busy sightseeing, shopping or sunning. Sounds like you did a little of both. Happy 70th to you all. Betty and Bob
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful building! We never thought it would be possible to find such an affordable place in Palm Beach. Our unit was small, but it was clean and comfortable, and perfect for a family with two young children. The heated pool and sitting area in the tropical gardens were spectacular. The publix grocery store was right across the street, and very convenient. We could walk to the beach, and milkshakes at Greene's Pharmacy were a real treat. Also, there was lots of shopping and great restaurants within walking distance. We loved our unit in the Palm Beach Hotel, and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our unit. We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time. Brings a big smile to our faces as we truly love the Hotel and its fantastic location. So nice to share it with others. We would be delighted to see you return. Just encourage you to book early as we are already booked for February and first two weeks of March for 2015. Thanks again :) Betty and Bob


City Place
"Great shopping, large movie complex and excellent restaurants. "
Worth Avenue
"World famous Worth Avenue! Luxury shopping!"
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
"Short distance from condo. Fun, family trip! Click here: Enjoy The Wild Life Year Round! | ..."
Clematis Street
"Just a short walk over the Flagler Bridge with lots of charming restaurants, "
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
"Click here: Flagler Museum Step back in time! The home of Henry Flagler who extended the ..."
"One of our favorite restaurants! Two to three minute walk from condo. Early bird specials!!"
Cucina Dell' Arte
"Another favorite restaurant of our guests. Located on Royal Poinciana Way, just a few minut..."
The Breakers
"We often have guests who are attending conferences at The Breakers. World famous five star h..."
Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
West Palm Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 95 - two miles - West Palm Beach exits
Car: not necessary

Super location! Walking distance to everything you need.

Palm Beach Island is only three blocks wide where the Hotel is located and we are on the middle block.

Enjoy the beach, Hotel has heated tropical pool, great restaurants and shops, brand new Publix around the corner carrying everything any vacationer would desire.

Lake Trail one block west. Delightful for walking, bike riding etc.


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Palm Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 18 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year-
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
President's week/Feb.
Feb 20 2016 - Feb 27 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes No car needed to enjoy the area! If you do plan on having a car, unregulated parking around the corner on North
County Rd, Semonole Ave and up on Bradley Place. Sunrise Ave, where the Hotel is located, has one hour parking restrictions from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week.
We use a small realty firm located in the lobby of the Hotel to take our reservations and deposits.
Just email us the dates you wish to book and we will have them email you their contact info as well
as put a hold on the unit for 24 hours to allow you time to call and reserve the unit on a major
credit card.
15%Non-refundable deposit at time of Reservation - More than two weeks - 30% required.
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Palm Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • both bathrooms recently retiled/rain shower/tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby equipment: crib/high chair can be rented upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walking distance to practically anything you need. Grocery stores, Flagler Museum, churches/synagogues, The Breakers, Beach, Intercoastal Walking/Bike Trail, charming shops and 11 restaurants. Just short walk over Flagler Bridge to sights and restaurants of West Palm Beach.

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