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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 nights


About the property

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


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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. The 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! Located only a ten minute cab ride from PBI airport. Walk to restaurants, charming shops, grocery stores, The Breakers, Flagler Museum, Incoastal Bike/walking path, the beach, etc.

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.

Keywords: Hotel Condominium

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Betty and Bob Godley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, .
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Calendar last updated:
December 31, 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 914.224.8532 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

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 a 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,, Cucina Dell' Arte, Evho, Catch, 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 where the hotel is located 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Oven ...
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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.


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Historic Palm Beach Hotel - Walk to beach - No car needed!!
average rating of 4.580645 based on 34 reviews

Great condo and location

  • 5 of 5

Dear Betty & Bob

I had a wonderful time at your condo, the location was spectacular. It was great to be able to walk to everything. The pool, beach and shopping were very convenient. I enjoyed talking with the guests oolside at the loggia. The restaurants you suggested were great, also Tastas and Catch 22. I visited several antique shops and even purchased some Waterford at a great price.

The condo was confortable and clean with one (1) king and two (2) twin beds and two (2) full bathrooms.

The staff wae very helpful especially talking with Eric at the front desk. I also spent several hours at City Place a short distance away in West Palm Beach.

I would highly recommend staying at your condo to anyone and hope to return soon.

Tom O'Sullivan Pawleys Island, S.C.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom Thanks for the nice review and we are so glad you really had a chance to enjoy our location. It is truly the best! We hope your reunion was enjoyable and would love to have you return next time you are in Florida. Our very best, Betty and Bob
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Virginia Beach, Va.

good family time.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were in town for a family event and we shared our condo with daughter and sig. other. It was perfect for us. It is a very small place but worked for a simple breakfast and a glass of wine before we went out. Enjoyed the pool but it was a bit cool for us. Great location .

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Rochelle, NY

Very sweet little condo in an historic hotel.

  • 4 of 5

Everything looked just like the photos and was as described. Very helpful info from Betty. Nice stay-thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed your time there as well as found the info we sent you on the unit, hotel and area helpful. This National Historic Landmark celebrates its 100 Anniversary in 2025! We hope to see you folks return in the future. Warmest regards, Betty and Bob
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A place to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly how it looked! Cozy and comfy condo. Mrs. Betty was the best! I needed a peaceful place away from it all and that's what we got. The beach is about 3 blocks away and my father and I enjoyed it! The staff is friendly and so is the property manager. Answered all questions and conviently located in the lobby daily. I would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted to hear you folks enjoyed your stay. It is truly a wonderful location to just relax, enjoy the beach, pool and be able to walk to neighborhood restaurants, shops etc....and you did!! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we will pass your comments on to the Hotel staff as well. They truly do care about the Hotels guests. Warmest regards, Betty and Bob
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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: January 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: August 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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The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Norton Museum of Art
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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