Sabal Palm House - A Bed and Breakfast Inn

109 North Golfview Road , Lake Worth, FL 33460 USA (Show map)


Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast Inn is the only bed & breakfast from Miami to Orlando to receive the prestigious four-diamond award from AAA. Experience the charm of a bed & breakfast, the elegance of a luxurious inn and the tropical beauty of the old Florida style. Sabal Palm House is located a short walking distance from beautiful white sandy beaches, the Intra-coastal Waterway and downtown Lake Worth, Florida, with its antique shops, quaint restaurants and regional theatre. Accommodations include a full gourmet breakfast, tea service with sweets, complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and wine, fresh flowers, luxury linens and nightly turn down service.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Sophistication and Old World Charm

4.6 on September 17, 2017

Our Carriage House Suite was an oasis just after Irma before electricity was restored in our home in Lake Worth. They had only just had their electricity turned on the day before, yet managed to reopen as though nothing had happened. Slipping into the cool smooth sheets for a long night sleep was fabulous. Our little doggie was treated like an honored guest like us. Croissant French Toast breakfast was served in the formal dining room where we chatted with John and other guests like old friends. I would highly recommend this property over any of the local hotels including Tideline and the Four Seasons. Being able to walk just a few blocks to the restaurants at night and just over the bridge to the beach makes this an ideal location.

Completely satisfied

5 on May 31, 2016

Everything exceeded our expectations. Every evening and morning homemade cookies or baked goods were served. Before breakfast, fresh fruit and coffee was served. Breakfast was exceptional. A great experience.

A Gem in Lake Worth

5 on August 18, 2013

The Sabal Palm House is a beautifully decorated Inn with Irish touches. The room in which I stayed had a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, where Ernest Hemingway could have been smoking his cigar and rocking among the palms on the verandah below. The sheets are certainly worth an honorable mention, as the innkeeper irons the sheets made of 100% cotton, which not only made them beautiful, but most importantly, made them feel like satin. Home-baked snacks and a refrigerator with wine, sodas and bottled water are available at all times. You will enjoy your stay!

A perfect choice

5 on July 21, 2013

Colleen and John have created a welcoming and calming environment at the Sabal Palm House. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation spot with wonderful hospitality and excellent food that feels like an absolute oasis from life, I couldn't recommend this B&B more.

Sehr gutes B&B !

4.4 on April 07, 2013

Freundliche und hilfsbereits "hosts" mit sehr gutem Service und gutem Frühstück (selbst gebackene Kuchen - auch am Nachmittag). Hervorzuheben ist die liebevolle Gestaltung der Räume und auch der Gastzimmer. Strandtaschen mit Handtüchern, Strandstühle und Sonnenschirm sind im Preis includiert. Zu Fuß sind es ca 10 Minuten zum Strand über eine Zugbrücke. Wir können diese B&B nur empfehlen.

Only 4-diamond AAA B&B within hours of Palm Beach

5 on December 17, 2012

It is a rare B&B that earns four diamonds from AAA. In fact, within a 3-hr drive of Palm Beach, the only B&B that has this distinction is the Sabal Palm in Lake Worth. It takes only a few minutes inside the parlor with the hosts, Coleen and John, and a quick scan of the setting to see that their inn is head and shoulders the competition. They are world-traveling foodies who know their way around the kitchen, preparing luxury breakfasts and baking incredible treats for afternoon tea or dessert time. It only took an inquiry from us about the preparation of one of Coleen’s tortes before a printed recipe appeared for us. We stayed in the spacious and exceptionally appointed Renoir suite and enjoyed the chocolates placed on our pillows while we were having dinner as well as evening nightcaps on our private balcony overlooking the charming courtyard below prior before a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi tub. Amazingly for a home that was built in the 1930’s, the rooms were remarkably sound proofed. We never even heard the other guests enter or leave their rooms. John and Coleen seem to have eaten at every restaurant within a 20 mile radius and, if asked, will offer suggestions that match the guests’ appetites – and will make reservations as well. Although the inn is on a quiet residential street, at least a dozen nice restaurants are within walking distance. (We found out the hard way, however, that if our hosts were noncommittal about a restaurant, caveat emptor.) The overall experience here, including the amenities provided, the gracious personal attention and the overall ambiance, makes us think of the Sabal Palm as a miniaturize version of The Ritz Carlton or The Four Seasons.

Not quite like at home...

4.6 on June 22, 2012

... but very close ;-) Thoughtful and helpful hosts - even at odd hours. Very pleasant premises in decent neighborhood: A house and home reflectling a broad cultural horizon. Cozy rooms with both useful and enjoyable details, an inviting private balcony overlooking a lush yard. Good, home-made southern food. Definitely: More than to be expected!

Our Favorite

5 on June 03, 2012

Don and I recently stayed with John and Colleen at the Sabal Palm Inn and were greeted warmly after not having seen them for 8 years-we now live near the Inn and are delighted to spend special occasion weekends here. The charm and decor of the Inn make it especially welcoming and relaxing as does the ease of conversation with John and Colleen. We are looking forward to staying again very soon!.

B&B +

4.0 on February 27, 2012

My husband and I were just in town for a few days to visit a friend, and hit the beach. Our friend recommended Sabal Palm over hotels, and what good advise that was! Colleen & John are perfect hosts, who do not intrude on your privacy unless you ask. They are great with advise, directions, and reservations. The rooms are immaculate, tasteful & spacious. The breakfasts are lovely, along with fresh fruit and baked goods. Everything is very fresh & homemade. I especially like tea at 4:00 with Colleen's home baked treats. I would steer clear of the local lunch bar-type restaurants, though. We got some questionable seafood, and drink order wrong.

Why Stay Anywhere Else

4.4 on May 21, 2011

What a wonderful B&B. Beautifully decorated - very inviting - very clean rooms. We stayed in the Rockwell Room. We stayed here with several family members and we all loved our rooms. The breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon desserts were so good we passed up dessert at the restaurants to come back to the B&B and have cookies and cake. John and Colleen - the owers - were delightful and full of information. Would definitely stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Renoir Luxury Suite

Old world elegance is captured in this luxurious suite, reminiscent of a Renoir painting. Double French doors divide the living/dining room area from the separate bedroom. King size canopy bed, oak wood floors, private bath with double sinks and a Jacuzzi tub for two. A French door leads to a private covered balcony overlooking a tropical courtyard. Telephone, radio/CD player, 2 Flat Panel LCD HDTV Cable Televisions and DVD player, iron and ironing board in the room. Two-night minimum on weekends and holidays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Dali Room

A large, lovely room featuring a king size bed, oak wood floors, and large shower. A French door leads to a shared covered balcony overlooking the golf course and the Intracoastal Waterway across the street. Telephone, radio/CD player, DVD player, Flat Panel LCD Cable HDTV, romantic gel fuel fireplace, iron and ironing board in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Rockwell Room

All of the warmth of a Norman Rockwell painting is captured in this charming room. Oak wood floors, cherry queen size bed, signed Rockwell prints, private bath with massaging shower and a French door leading to a shared covered balcony overlooking a golf course and the Intracoastal Waterway. Telephone, radio/CD player, DVD player, Flat Panel LCD Cable HDTV, iron and ironing board in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chagall Room

Sunny and bright, this room features colorful Chagall paintings, queen size poster bed, private bath, oak wood floors, and a French door opening to a private covered balcony overlooking a tropical courtyard. Telephone, radio/CD player, DVD player, Flat Panel LCD Cable HDTV, iron and ironing board in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Michelangelo Room

Satin and voile add to the enchantment of the romantic Michelangelo Room. A queen size canopy bed, oak wood floors, antique artwork and furniture, and a private bath with a whirlpool tub for two are featured. A French door leads to a shared covered balcony overlooking a tropical courtyard. Telephone, radio/Bluetooth player, Flat Panel LCD Flat Panel Cable Television and DVD player, iron and ironing board in room. Two-night minimum on weekends and holidays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Degas Room

Artwork by Edgar Degas, an antique queen size rice bed, a beautiful old English armoire and oak wood floors make for a cozy room. This room includes a private bath and a French door leading to a shared covered balcony overlooking a tropical courtyard. Telephone, radio/CD player, Flat Panel LCD Cable HDTV, iron and ironing board in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Gallery Suite

Located on the first floor of our Carriage House, this large two room contempory suite has a living room and dining area with wet bar, microwave oven, refrigerator and 42" LCD HDTV. The private bedroom area has either a king bed or two twin beds with private bath and large shower. This is our only pet friendly room. (One small pet.) Free internet access, telephone, Coffee Maker, Cable TV, radio/CD player, iron and ironing board in room. This room can also accomodate a third person as it has a pull out bed in the otterman.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $190 - $210

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Location Type

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Lantana, Boyton Beach, Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Tropical


West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) 8 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs to I-95 South. Travel to 10th Avenue North (Exit 64). Travel East (left) on 10th Avenue. Turn Right (south) onto Route 1/Dixie Highway. Turn Left (East) onto Lake Avenue (stay in left lane). Take Lake Avenue to Golfview Road (directly before Intracoastal bridge). Turn LEFT onto Golfview Road. Look for the Sabal Palm House (109) a block and half over on the on the left (between Lucerne and 2nd Avenue North). Scenic Route: On I-95 South Exit Southern Blvd (Exit 68). Go east (left) onto Southern Blvd and over Intracoastal Bridge. Turn right onto A1A South, travel 4.2 miles and just past the Four Seasons Resort turn right at Lake Avenue-SR802 at traffic light. Go over bridge, make first right turn onto Golfview Road. Look for the Sabal Palm House (109) on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Flagler Museum, Snook Islands Natural Area, Lake Worth Beach, Lake Worth Ocean Pier, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach Fl, Jupiter Lighthouse, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Movie library, Secretarial services , Beach Chairs and Towels, Afternoon Tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Masseuse, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00- 6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No 14 and older accepted
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: only on selected weekends and holiday periods
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card will hold your reservation with the total due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to your arrival will result in no charge to you. Cancellations made in the two weeks prior to your arrival will result in a charge of the greater of 50% of stay or one night.



Colleen & John Rinaldi

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Proud owners of a 4 Diamond B&B since April 2003. Both originally from NYC, Colleen, an NYU grad, worked as an Int'l Equity Trader and now prepares morning muffins and afternoon tea along with her home-baked delights. John graduated from St. John's University and Capital Law School in Columbus, OH, worked as a NY Personal Injury Attorney, and now prepares a delicious gourmet breakfast every morning. “We tell guests that this is the only place you can be served by an attorney and enjoy it."

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:45 AM
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict