Pretty clean and new. Staff was very friendly and continental breakfast with fresh pastries from local bakery was a nice touch. Grounds and breakfast area were nicely landscaped and furnished. The air conditioner dudnt get very cold and didn't do a great job dehumidifying the room. It was, however, very rainy during my stay. There was some noise during the early morning probably as a result of other guests shuffling around and heading to breakfast but this wasn't too bad. There was also another person's hair in the shower but otherwise the place appeared clean.
Close to airport. Bed was very comfortable. Not as pictured on web--we were put in another part of the hotel away from the main building. No hair dryer.
Clean. Boring decor - no frills. Ok for a nights stay - affordable.
Close to the railroad tracks. Poor breakfast
Lovely historic building, very pretty. Friendly & Helpful hotel staff The air conditioning makes too much noise! When you switch it off, u will be steamed in our room. Bad Wifi connection in our room, at the corner of the complex!
The clean amazing rooms! Felt like I should have paid way more, such a good valuem wow blown away.
slept like a baby bed & Pillows out of this world.. breakfast in patio ,nice. felt a bit european atmosphere wise. pool needs work no lights at dusk /night.temp cold. lobby fantastic looking very euro.. but not a pleasant smell.in lobby during those 2 days..(yankee candles recomended) staff very attentive parking a breeze. however i noticed a lot of traffic coming from el cid motel/apts from behind biba frequenting premises..nite security might help.other wise very accomadating place.
I think the neighborhood El Cid is cute and Hotel Biba has a cool vibe to it. Nice landscaping, minimal design in the room. Very chic for the price. My shower drain clogged and caused the water not to drain for more than 12 hours. The mattress springs were jamming into my back. Our room was right next to the lounge area where breakfast was served and apparently there's no insulation in the walls. We could hear everything from the sqeeky door opening /closing and people talking all morning.
The hotel cancelled our FIVE rooms on New Years Eve due to a clerical mistake. I called numerous times to fix the matter and was never able to speak with a manager. I was told many times that the manager would call me. I have yet to hear from him/her. This establishment ruined our NYE, and we will not be returning. If you choose to stay here be sure that you have a backup reservation else where.
I liked the central location. It was close to City Place, the Convention Center and not far at all from the beach and Palm Beach across the Intracoastal. Being located in a beautiful historic neighborhood was a major plus for walking. I liked the cute bar and outdoor terrace area - it was so quaint for the continental breakfast. Very clean and well maintained. The lush landscaping did a lot to mitigate the fact that you are located near a major thoroughfare/intersection. Too bad it is so close to the railroad tracks.
It was inexpensive and close to downtown west palm. Outdoors was really nice, but inside was alittle disappointing.
I loved everything about the hotel from the room to the staff to the complimentary food, drinks, etc The elevators were extremely slow and breakfast should atleast be extrnded to 11am
On top of many other noteworthy accommodations, the complimentary snack/drink reception and breakfast were superb! The location itself is not too ideal other than for transportation purposes, as it is right next to the airport and not far from the transit center.
The room was very clean and modern. The free breakfast buffet was great, just get there before 8:30am because that's when the crowd starts to come in. Didn't have time to check out the rest of the facilities since we were only there for one night for a volleyball tournament. I would stay at this hotel again if I was in the area.
I stayed at this hotel for the Sunfest festival held on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. I loved that hotel offered free shuttle service to/from the festival at any time between 10 am and 12:20 pm. This meant we could come & go as we pleased without having to wait more than 10-15 for a shuttle. We also utilized the free shuttle service to Cityplace for a nice dinner out as well. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly & pleasant (front desk clerks, breakfast servers, shuttle drivers, and bartenders). Also, we liked the free happy hour from 5-7 each night and the amazing free breakfast. The breakfast wasn't your standard cereal, yogurt, toast breakfast either, but made-to-order omelets, pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, etc. So to summarize, we got free shuttle service, free breakfast, and free drinks at happy hour, all while dealing with an enjoyable staff and a beautiful room. We'll be coming back next year for sure!
Very clean rooms, very friendly staff, free happy hour and great breakfast. Convenient to the airport with free shuttle. Very enjoyable stopover!
Breakfast / bed Mold in bathroom caulking room 504 / shower design poor and not fitted correctly with water spraying everywhere / trash on roof looking north
The service was awesome. Breakfast was excellent. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. Victor (one of the chefs) makes a mean omelet! We would definitely stay there again.
The rooms were spacious and clean. Staff were also very helpful with providing feedback about the area. We also enjoyed the central location of the hotel which was about 10 minutes from the beach and great places downtown. N/a
The room was comfortable and clean. I had the pool area to myself. They had a full and mini bar available 24/7 along with ready made and made to order food. It was in easy walking distance to City Place. They had a shuttle service to the beach or anywhere within 2 mile of the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and we could get a late check out. The breakfast offered was pretty good except for the pancakes.
good location early breakfast for marathon good breakfast selection allowed early check-in and late check-out room was never cleaned during stay (2 nights with early check-in)
Location was good for event at Kravitz, but makeover of this hotel scores poorly for comfort and safety. Because this is a downtown property, access to parking through garage was not easy to access. Blind corners and poor sineage made parking less than easy. Layout of the room made it difficult for two people to move around simultaneously. Functionality sacrificing for design didn't work real well for us. High ceilings and small footprint made it feel like you were in a tube - in the very small shower, in particular. Limited storage for clothes, poor air circulation - (hot on one side of decorative screen, cold on the other), inconsistent water temp in bathroom. Missed things like make-up mirror and bathrobes. Breakfast was barely edible. What kind of bird laid those eggs?
We had a great time at the hotel! The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel had plenty to offer both on and off the property. I didn't like that breakfast began to be packed up while I was getting a few items. If breakfast is until a certain that time, it should be fully available until that time.
The location was superb! You are close to the convention center, city place and if you wanted to go shopping Worth Avenue was close Our shower had pink mold init when we had our room cleaned our towels were not replenished.
I loved the suite style room. It was very comfortable. I also loved the location. Within walking distance to all of downtown and the waterfront.
Very personablessed staff and good amenities. The room was frigid (no thermostat control for guests)
Great place! Highly recommended!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The bed was very comfortable and they gave us extra pillows :-) $19 parking :-(
excellent location close to convention center and City Center
Clean, nice room, great location! No pool. Week amenities. Less than friendly staff. Breakfast buffet was nothing but cold leftovers - good coffee tho. Nice bar, but bartender kept disappearing!
I loved the charming unique decor and genuinely friendly kind staff. Location was wonderful!! The red robes were so pretty and unusual candy in the room a fun surprise
The common area decor was very pleasing. No bedside table, no directions as to where things were in the hotel upon arrival (like the elevator, which was down a hall) or that complimentary coffee was In the lobby every morning (Ie no coffee maker on the room), no info on Palm Beach in the room, dirty bathroom(my barefeet stuck to the floor) with no shampoo, someone else's hair in the drain, no morning paper, room next to outdoor seating for the restaurant so very noisy, music from function room until 1 am, loud air conditioner next to the bed so cold air blew on you all night.
Food and room and turndown service Excellent
The ability to walk to everything. Great staff
The food was excellent, the room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Because of the lobby remodeling it is not clear where to go to check in.
Location Popcorn ceilings. Feels like it needs an update
The staff was very friendly and rooms were very nice. Even tho check out was at 11 I still got to check out later and no extra cost and the maids didn't rush me at all. I didn't like that the parking lot gets really full and I had the park far away from the entrance
I love the room. The staff was very attentive. They room was nice and clean. The ambiance was quiet and nice I wanted to try the restaurant. The chef is Daniel Boloud, a well known chef. The food was OK, but not a memorable experience. The only thing I found extremely good were the Madeleines. Those were the best. The rest, was good, but only good. I was expecting much more.
The rooms are wonderfully appointed with rich wood cabinets, comfortable furniture and beds that you could sleep in for weeks. The staff was very accommodating with all the hallmarks of a well run hotel. The food is creative and tasty. Try the White Cosmopolitan cocktail - it is delicious.
The staff was exceptional Booked the room 15 mins prior to arrival on Kayak, the reservation was not processed to the hotel in a timely manner, this made check in take much longer than normal
The grounds are imaculate, loved breakfast in the courtyard. They mix a good Martini. Relaxing. A little variety in the Musak. I have heard" time after tme" more times than I can remember. A "resort" fee of $60 is not appropriate, there is no resort aside from a lovely wading pool. Concierge absent, (assume they have one). Front desk was not up to the task. Ground floor Room lacked a window to the outside world. A door led to a claustrophobic, one chair sized patio Enclosed by a ten foot wall that limited the view to looking up at the sky. Furniture was frayed, toilet ran, wheel fell off rolling desk chair. Bring you own mouth wash, "house' mouthwash is on the mini bar tray.
Nice rooms furnished well. Good restaurant. Location was ideal for those who wish to shop at nearby city place. Parking is a big issue. Construction makes getting into hotel difficult no parking lot all in garage attached in hotel. Valet was 25 dollars. A little steep to move it 100 yards.
Nice and new hotel. Location can't be beat as you are right in the middle of west palm. Staff is really friendly. Overall I am usually a tough customer when it comes to reviews but I have nothing bad to say. 4.7 out of 5 stars!
I love Hawthorne Suites Air China caused me to miss my flight and cancelled my connector so I could not even stay here... I tried to cancel but it was to late and I wasted $100. Not Hawthornes fault but I wish I could have gotten some kind of refund.
Nicely appointed and decorated, good included breakfast. However, constant noise from nearby highway and thin walls between rooms & floors.
It was an awesome stay. The room was amazing and even had a kitchen. Great service
Being close to the airport and not far from the beach was nice. The staff could have been more knowledgeable about surrounding area restaurants, directions, etc.
Hotel was clean, bed was comfortable. It was a brief stay but it suited our needs very well.
Location was good...room was sizable.. No bugs that I saw... Vanity and fridge... .price just a tad bit much..decoration was blah... Had some what of old mildew smell...
Social hour included wine, snacks, and pasta, salad, and fruit for a quick dinner!
The two rooms, with a TV in each room. The laundry room. I liked the lemonade and the breakfasts. Really would have liked only one bed in the bedroom, for more room. The towels were old and scratchy. The Happy Hour wasn't at all nice. Weird snacks, like beef stew and chocolate pudding.
It had nice friendly staff, a good breakfast, clean rooms. Separate bedroom from the kitchenette. The only thing was the noisy vents by our main floor room. Wasn't sure what it was the first few nights, thought there was road construction going on at night.
2nd time I have stayed staff is friendly, buffet was very good. Amenities microwave, stove refrigerator etc. Very clean quiet. N/A
Service was good and rooms were comfortable Pool area was awkwardly placed and and breakfast could be held at least till 10
I have no serious complaints about the hotel. It was clean, staff was friendly, and the amenities were good. The free breakfast was pretty extensive. I found it a little expensive for not being a luxury hotel (but then again, West Palm tends to be pricey.) The pillows also looked really fluffy, but once I put my head on them, they flattened like pancakes! Woke up with a neck ache.
the breakfast and later checkout was great, the room was very nice and very comfortable. They even had free cookies at checkin and they were delicious. I liked the entire experience.
Check out time is 11:00 and they push you to be out by then.
Staff was wonderful. Very helpful and courteous. Clean
Complimentary breakfasts and choc chip cookies gratis in lobby in PMs. Comfortable king bed, easy access to pool, breakfast, laundry, exercise rm. Free parking., convenient. Shuttle to downtown Location a bit far from restaurants for nights, shopping etc. Cold water in pool. Food selection at next door restaurant and mediocre quality.
Great place to stay. We stayed for 8 days my 10 year old son loves everything about it. The pool was perfect and always clean. We LOVED the cookies... We will be staying here in the future. No free breakfast!!! I have stay at other places and they had at least bagels, coffee, cereal, the basics. Like I said I was there for 8days and wasn't expecting on buying breakfast for week. But this isn't a deal breaker just keep it in mind and plan for it..
Staff was excellent, location was great, rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast in room dining.
Front desk was friendly. 3 different types of mold/mildew in the bathroom. Mismatched granite. Toothpaste splashes on wall. Poor condition overall.
Nice gym and great breakfast and coffee.
convinent, quiet and confortable One of two computers in business center does not work.
Nice decor with upscale lobby. Easy parking Breakfast was not included so we were a bit surprised when after breakfast lady asked us to pay $40 if I new this earlier I would pick a hotel that had breakfast included in the price.
The hotel was easy to get to, had great shuttle service, but to pricey. I was expecting more for the price I paid.
Staff is friendly The beds are woefully uncomfortable. I literally got no sleep. It does not live up to the holiday in standard I'm used too
Hotel was close to airport and the shuttle was convenient I got food poisoning right before my cruise and it ruined my whole vacation!!!!!!!!! Don't eat the breakfast.
I liked how big it was the room
The hotel was exceptionally quiet. Big rooms.
The hotel was in an excellent location in terms of attractions around the West Palm beach area. The staff in reception were exteremly helpful and friendly and the free shuttle bus to the local shopping district was an added bonus. The only negative we could find was the breakfast was poor and we didnt enjoy and didnt feel it was very good value for money.
The location was perfect and the front desk staff went out of his way to help me find the place I needed to go.
Friendly people at the front desk. Very quiet hotel. Clean, very nice room.
Room was clean. I was kept awake by music from a party until past 11:30 at night. I complained and was told that someone would call me the next day. No one did. I complained again and a manager did call me and said that they would credit my stay with one day. Couldn't get the water in the room to run cold. Pillows needed to be replaced because they squished down to nothing. They gave me a headache. Signage on the entrance to the building was almost non-existent. I lived in West Palm for many years and still had a time finding the entrance.
The toilet was broken she we checked in. Didn't have any hand towels in the room. We did not get a housekeeping service when we came back to the hotel on the second day. They just gave us a clean towels.
Was a very mediocre room for the price I paid. They made me sign a agreement not to smoke in the room or I will get charged, I agree (as I don't smoke). But I get to the room and there is a strong smoking smell. Front desk agrees this was a smoking floor before and they didnt clear out the smell. But it literally smelled like someone was smoking right next to me, so strong. I had to move rooms middle of the night as I couldnt stand the smell. The bathroom was in terrible condition too.
Love this hotel. Staff are friendly go out there way to accommodate you snd and rooms are always clean
Nothing The cleanliness, the air condition was going in and out, the television channels was bad, the hall way smelled of urine..etc,etc
It's in a very very very good location the place has potionial . Staff is nice, elevators are fast What I didn't like ? Where do I start !! The place needs a renovation !! Smells in the rooms and stains everywhere, rouches also. The sink, toilet and shower were clogged up, asked to fix and was still the same. I had to go buy Draino for the shower drain. Thought it wasn't going to work but it did. The Wifi is iffy as it goes in and out of signal. Housekeeping is loud as they like to slam the doors when cleaning. I asked to change all the bed linens , never did !! The gym is not a gym . Parking will get full and you are forced to park on the opposite end where nobody can see your car, at lease put cameras around the building . Some rooms don't have a microwave and refrigerator so be careful of that. If you looking for breakfest here, you ain't going to find it . It's a 2 star hotel not 3 star. You get what you pay for. It's on the edge of being a motel.
Cheapest room available for that weekend. The manager and front desk were welcoming. Location is very conveniently close to the airport as well as shopping areas. My bathtub drain was slow. There was mild/mildew in the bathroom. The carpet was very dirty. The hotel needs a renovation in general.
Everything was on point the pool was clean the rooms and most of all the staff there the best The smell it was fresh the parking is very good checking in was easy and workers all was smiling and greet at all times the manager was the best she a real five star she's always on point with the guess and the workers over all it was a good stay
Employees were terrific
after 8hour the Bath water Still there
We found cockroaches as soon as we entered the room, and had to change rooms!
The places around the Ramada Not a very comfortable stay
Sleek, modern, clean & comfortable. It is not the easiest hotel to find and it is in an out of the way location for the casual traveler.
The driver take me to get something to eat Take me to and pick me up from my run and to letting me check out a bit late that was a great help
The varity of entertainment options and general comfort was excellant
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was clean. The resturant food was delicious. I highly recommend this hotel.
I have a good stay there perhaps, we not having enough time to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. No complaints
The grounds are so lovely with beautiful and well manicured landscaping. You'll find orchids and bougainvilleas throughout the premises. The rooms are quaint and each room has a balcony/terrace. The parking is easy on Lake avenue. The breakfast was delicious and very convenient.