From discounted rates to free nights with extended stays, Palm Beach hotels have launched their annual array of summer deals for what traditionally is a sluggish season.
But unlike most summers past, this one is setting up to be a busy one for hotels.
Travelers continue to flock to Palm Beach, in part because of Florida’s reputation for scant state-mandated COVID restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and popular national media buzzing about “hip” Palm Beach being “rediscovered.”
“We anticipate operating at peak business levels” this summer, said Sara Flight, The Breakers’ communications director.
There is a similar forecast at The Brazilian Court, where sales director Stacy Lee noted Palm Beach’s allure “is too good to pass up.”
The island’s hotels are fresh from a season where their occupancy and nightly rates exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
And the momentum continues, with area hotels selling 11 percent more rooms during the first half of May than the same period last year, according to Discover the Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism marketing agency.
Despite the bustling business, many Palm Beach hotels will once again offer specials for the summer. Many deals began earlier this month; others start Wednesday.
Through Dec. 15, The Breakers is offering a sixth night free for guests who book five consecutive nights. A bed-and-breakfast package at the resort hotel includes a daily breakfast buffet.
Summer rates at The Breakers vary, but in June, for instance, they start at around $760 and in July around $810, according to Flight.
Through September at the Four Seasons, guests who stay three consecutive nights receive a fourth free.
Florida residents get “up to 30 percent off” rates on weekdays at the Four Seasons, public relations manager Eileen Sturgis said.
Rates at the Four Seasons start at around $898 in June and $743 in July, according to results of its website.
The Brazilian Court is offering Florida residents a 20 percent discount on room rates through Sept. 30. Standard nightly rates start at around $539 in June and 399 in July, according to the hotel’s officials.
At the White Elephant, Florida residents receive a 15 percent discount on room rates through October. The hotel also is offering discounts on Sunday-to-Wednesday stays of three nights or more.
Nightly room rates start at around $495, managing director Bernard Duerrmeier said.
A 10 percent discount for Florida residents is offered this summer at Tideline Ocean Resort, general manager Lex Hollander said. Tideline also offers a third night free with two paid consecutive nights, he said.
Standard summer rates, according to Tideline’s website, start at around $279 in June and $255 in July.
The Colony has no summer-specific offers.The hotel will close for renovations from July 6 to Oct. 14.
There are no summer-specific deals at Palm Beach Historic Inn, but last-minute bookings often get the best rates, manager Priscilla Duarte said.
“So if you booked today for tonight, for instance, you would get the best rate offered for tonight’s date,” she said. Nightly summer rates at the inn start at $200, Duarte said.
In Manalapan, Florida residents receive 15 percent off the best available rate through Oct. 31 at Eau Palm Beach Resort, and through July 31, a fourth night is free with three paid consecutive nights.
According to Eau’s website, nightly rates start at around $900 in June and $799 in July.
Looking to book a room? Keep in mind that one offer at a hotel often cannot be combined with another at the same hotel. Also, rates and specials can change and may have restrictions, such as black-out days and advance-registration requirements.
Call ahead or check hotel websites for the latest information.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Palm Beach hotels: Summer deals include discounts for Floridians