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Hi y’all! I am back today with another blog post regarding The Pink Retreat! If you’re a reader of mine who isn’t into Lilly, I’m sorry if my posts haven’t been entertaining lately. I promise in the next week or so I’ll get back into the groove of things. Anyways, I’ve received soooo many questions about where to stay in Palm Beach so my next two posts will be covering two hotels I’ve personally stayed at. Today’s post is about The Colony Palm Beach. If y’all know me or follow me on Instagram you know The Colony is my AESTHETIC. Not even lying, I took a lot of inspiration from their website when designing mine. My bathroom is even The Colony themed lol.
Needless to say, I highly recommend staying there. But let’s get into it a little deeper! If you’d like to see a video tour of the room go to my Instagram story highlights (under TPR Day 2) or check out my YouTube channel for a vlog of the weekend!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, The Colony has been THE place to stay in Palm Beach since 1947. The guests who have stayed here in the past include U.S. Presidents, British Royals, and celebrities like Judy Garland. The history behind it is truly spectacular. The facade is so timeless and classic, and sticks out in all of its pink glory 😉
Upon entering you’re greeted with the most Palm Beach chic lobby imaginable. We are talking lots of colors and banana leaves. Not only is the hotel aesthetically pleasing, but the staff is second to none. We’ve stayed here a few times over the past few years and they always remember us and are there to lend a hand. I also want to add that The Colony is a great place for kids. My nephew Percy’s first visit was when he was just 4 months old – this summer at 15 months old he had even more fun. The staff is brilliant with kids and even gave him a swag bag when he visited, complete with a Johnnie Brown stuffed animal! For those of you who don’t know, Johnnie Brown is The Colony’s mascot, inspired by the real Johnnie Brown, a monkey owned by Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. Fun fact: You can visit Johnnie Brown’s headstone in Via Mizner in the courtyard of Pizza Al Fresco.
Enough with all of my rambling… let’s get into the room. One thing people should keep in mind when staying in certain places in Palm Beach is that this is a very historical island. The Colony was built in the 40’s so rooms, hallways, elevators, and bathrooms may not be as spacious as we are used to today. I have stayed in both single bed and double bed rooms at The Colony, and I definitely preferred the single bed room because we had much more open space. And I’m going to be honest, with the bathroom and room being as small as it is, I personally would find it difficult having 4 grown adults in a double bed room.
Please note that the room does not have a bathtub, just a standing shower. The room also does not have a mini fridge, but they can be requested and they’ll bring you one at no extra charge. I do like that they give you great closet space and plenty of room to hang whatever clothes you need. There are also plenty of drawers to store clothing and items as well.
The hotel’s amenities are pretty great in my opinion. The pool is really nice and has luxurious seating all around. Staff are always checking up on you and are eager to bring you complimentary glasses of water, or take your food/beverage order. On the lawn next to the pool you can find Cornhole boards and Jenga, which were a huge hit with my nephew.
If you want to head to the beach, ask valet for a ride! They will give you a complimentary ride to and from the beach and even supply towels, umbrellas, and chairs. If you head to Cafe 155 they will even take your lunch order and bring it to the beach in a pink The Colony Yeti Cooler later in the day. Their sandwiches were delicious and I also recommend trying their fruit loop rice crispy bars.
Any time you’re heading out, valet is quick to offer you a cold bottle of water for the drive, free of charge. If you need a quick ride somewhere on the island they can typically take you for free in their SUV or the golf cart. Also keep in mind that when you are staying at The Colony it is valet only! If you’ve been to Palm Beach you’re probably aware parking is super limited.
CPB, their sit down restaurant, not only has great food but great entertainment as well! Every day of the week there is something going on at The Colony. Whether it’s a jazz band, B.Y.O.V. (bring your own vinyl), or their family days on Sundays – there’s an event to strike anyone’s fancy.
I have stayed at The Colony many times, and I do plan to go back! It is my favorite hotel on the island by far for so many reasons. The service, the ambience, the location (1 block to the beach, 1 block to Worth Ave), everything is spot on! If you have any questions about The Colony feel free to drop them down below, or reach out to me on Instagram. Don’t forget, if you’d like to see a video tour of the room go to my Instagram story highlights (under TPR Day 2) or check out my YouTube channel for The Pink Retreat weekend vlog! I’ll also be doing another hotel review on The Chesterfield in Palm Beach, so be sure to sign up for my email list so you won’t miss out!
Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with The Pink Retreat, Lilly Pulitzer, or The Colony. All opinions are my own.
Loving the ambiance of this hotel. Thank you for your insights Jayme.
Thanks for reading!
Karen S. says
Are the complimentary beach amenities still complimentary during The Pink Retreat? Also, do they charge for valet parking, and if so, how much is it?
I’ve reserved a single regular room for this year’s Pink Retreat and I’ve never been to Palm Beach before so I’m excited about the weekend.
Also, any “must dos” while I’m there?
Hi Karen! So exciting that you’ll be going to TPR 2020! The beach amenities are always complimentary, even during TPR. The Colony only has valet parking, however if you booked with The Pink Retreat rate parking is free. If not I believe it is $25/day. You will love Palm Beach! I would encourage you to check out my full unofficial guide to TPR that I wrote last year, there are tons of activity ideas included in that, free and paid. I’ll link that below for you, and don’t hesitate to email me or connect with me on social media with more questions. Cheers!