Fodor's Expert Review The Ben West Palm

251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401, USA Fodor's Choice

The glossy, handsome hotel which sits across the Intracoastal Waterway and is a block from Clematis Street radiates swagger, and, this being an Autograph Collection hotel, has numerous posh perks. Named in honor of Byrd and Fred Dewey’s original Palm Beach County estate named Ben Trovato, the hotel blends vintage good looks with contemporary comforts; its lobby is outfitted in oriental rugs, wicker swing chairs, leather-tufted sofas, and soaring bookcases. Amenities include a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, custom-designed bicycles for guests, morning yoga, pet-friendly policies, and a rooftop pool with private cabanas and an outdoor fire pit. The roof boasts the first and only rooftop waterfront drinking and dining outlet in downtown West Palm Beach. The dapperness extends to the rooms, with headboards swathed in toffee-color leather, Turkish linens, 55" smart TVs, Nespresso coffeemakers and La Bottega bath products. Suites feature balconies and soaking tubs or glass showers overlooking the Palm Harbor Marina. Both dining outlets---Proper Grit, on the ground floor and Spruzzo, on the rooftop---are uniformly excellent, though they tend to get crowded on the weekends. 

PROS

  • excellent location and design
  • top-notch dining
  • the only rooftop waterfront drinking and dining outlet in downtown West Palm Beach

CONS

  • rooftop pool can get crowded
  • rooms on lower floors lack views
  • pricey parking fee

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Near the beach
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 561-655--4001

HOTEL DETAILS

208 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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