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Historic Palm Beach Hotel - Walk to beach - No car needed!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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



Minimum Age: 25 years -

Unit capacity 4 people

Minimum stay - 3 days off season - 1 week in season

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 airport.

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 above Seminole Ave. 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 Airport. 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 flat screen 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) 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 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 to ask any questions you may have.

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Betty and Bob Godley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, .
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April 20, 2017

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. Feel free to call 843-947-0772 if you have any questions.

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 County

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 getting 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

Hello Betty and Bob

Thanks for the info and for enabling us to enjoy a truly wonderful vacation in Palm Beach! We had a terrific time (4th July was a particular highlight!) and our only regret is that we are flying home today.

Thanks once again and take care.


Jun 2016
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Palm Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Historic Palm Beach Hotel - Walk to beach - No car needed!!
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 30 reviews

Great value for your vacation in Palm Beach

  • 4 of 5

Hotel has charm and personnel were friendly and helpful. Unit was comfortable and the TV and internet were great. Beds were very comfortable. Swimming pool, though not in the sun, was warm and perfect for swimming laps. Plan to return next year to the hotel. The walk to the beach was easy and the beach perfect. Restaurants are 4-5 star. Liked Echo, The Catch, Bice, and Bistro Chez Jan Pierre and Testas.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. Sorry about the sun not being on the pool. The angle of the sun at this time of the year unfortunetly just misses the water. Most of the year it is sunny there. The front of the loggia does get direct sun and is enjoyable for relaxing sunning, reading or people watching! Fortunately the nearby beach is always sunny:) Would love to have you return next year. Warm regards, Betty and Bob
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Great vacation condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your condo. It had everything we needed! The use of the beach chairs and beach towels was wonderful. The condo is across the street from Publix supermarket which was wonderful. About 2 blocks from beach, we rented bikes and cycled everywhere. The grounds were well maintained and the pool was lovely. Staff was very helpful and Betty the owner was very helpful. Would definitely recommend and hope to be back again some day. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased when guests have the time to truly enjoy our location. You folks certainly did! The bike/walking path along the Intercoastal is so scenic and bike riding up and down the island streets is quite an experience with all the mansions and beautiful homes. Glad Hermine didn't linger too long with her winds and rain bands. We are sure you saw bigger waves for a few days at the beach.🌊 We welcome you back anytime. Our best, Betty and Bob
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High Springs, Florida

Lovely Historic Hotel

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. The condo owners and staff are very accommodating and helpful. It's a perfect location for walking to the beach or the grocery store. A bike rental shop is downstairs and bike trail nearby by.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily and Daniel We are so glad you folks had a great time in Palm Beach. Your 25th anniversary celebration looked like a huge success. You folks are welcome back anytime. Peace and Blessings, Betty and Bob
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Excelent location, very confortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spend 4 wonderfull days (family Of 4, 2 small kids). The condo is really well localed and fits our needs (supermarket, restaurant, Beach). The apartment has everything you might need. Betty answer every small question we had in a ver y short time. Really worth it

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our condo. We are delighted you had an enjoyable time. It is a fabulous location. Enjoy your summer, Betty and Bob
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Betty and Bob's apartment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Bob and Betty it is with great pleasure that i am writing this review of our stay at your lovely, comfortable and clean apartment at the Palm Beach Hotel. Our stay on your beautiful piece of Florida was most enjoyable. As advertised we were located within easy walking distance of beaches, restaurants, local shops and casual and fine eateries. The people that we met and spoke to both in the building and in Palm Beach were very helpful and most welcoming. City Place and and its surrounding social scene in West Palm Beach, were comfortably within walking distance, and we thoroughly enjoyed walking across the Bridge. We visited some of the historic landmarks on Palm Beach; fascinating and interesting. The weather did not fail. Finally I must gratefully thank the owner again for the following; having a point of contact on site at the hotel was very helpful and they were most accommodating; taking the time and effort to send us copious information. such as things to do, places to eat and visit, transport etc and this has proved invaluable. Once again thank you very much, we absolutely loved staying there. I would recommend a stay at this apartment.

MJ and VL (London, England)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marjorie and Vanessa: Thank you for taking the time to review our unit at the Palm Beach Hotel. We are truly overjoyed when our International guests have the chance to see and enjoy our country, especially the beautiful and historic island of Palm Beach. Stay safe and you are always welcome back anytime. Warmest regards, Betty and Bob
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Terrific Palm Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Dear Betty and Bob,

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my three week vacation in your beautiful condominium in the Palm Beach Hotel. Although I read in the previous reviews how convenient it was to so many attractions, I was very surprised at just how convenient and how beautiful everything in the area was. I absolutely love it and although the weather while I was there wasn't the greatest, I didn't care. I was too busy walking to the Breakers or walking to Worth Avenue (best shopping ever) walking to the Flagler Museum, walking to the beach, walking around the Intercostal walking over to City Place or walking across the street to Publix. There was nothing I needed that I couldn't find within walking distance. Your condominium was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything I could ask for. You really are very fortunate to call the Palm Beach Hotel your home away from home. It is truly a very special place. I will definitely be back next year and every year after that I can. I won't be taking any clothes next time though. I'll buy them down there. Your stores are fantastic.

I have two nice stories to share. One afternoon my friend and I were in a jewelry store on Worth Avenue when we had a tornado warning. There were four other customers in the store and two saleswomen. One of the women told us we were on lockdown until the tornado passed. She went into the back room and came out with two bottles of champagne and a large tray of pastries and said "lets party". We all laughed and said if it was our time to go being on Worth Avenue was a good place to be. The woman calmed us all down and a half hour later we were back to our shopping.

My same friend and I went to the Kravis Art Center to see Kristin Chenoweth one night. As we were waiting to take the elevator to our nose bleed seats a gentleman came up to us and asked if we wanted his center orchestra fifteenth row seats for free. He had extras.

I can't thank you enough for sharing your little piece of heaven with me. It was one of my very best vacations. I will be back!

Susan Ryan

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan We are so glad you had a chance to truly enjoy our condo's location. We agree, it is the best! Truly walking distance to everthing guest would enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to share your two stories. Let me assure you tornados warnings are extremely rare in our area. It sounds like yours became a fun and memorable experience:) We would be delighted to have you return next year and continue to experience the beauty and convenience of our area. One suggestion is check out The Society of Four Arts located south of the Hotel down Coconut Row and right at Royal Palm Way. (1.2 miles) it is open to the public and have wonderful lectures, films etc as well as beautiful gardens. They have a great website with all their different events. I really think you will enjoy it. Something to look forward too! Thanks again and our best wishes to you and your family for a joyful and healthy 2016. Betty and Bob
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"One of our favorite restaurants! Two to three minute walk from condo. Early bird specials!!"
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The Breakers
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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.

Shortly before a guests arrival we send them an email with helpful suggestions on places to enjoy in the area.

During winter high season requests for dates must not allow more then a day open between previous reservation. This is to avoid short open dates which would be unlikely filled.


Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Condo Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 16 2017 - May 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning after leaving $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

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 north 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. Overnight street parking allowed.

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-2 weeks or more - 30% deposit required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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