Best Bed-and-Breakfast - 2000
There's something for everyone's taste and budget at Hibiscus House, built in 1922 and situated in the quaint historic Old Northwood section of West Palm Beach. There's the garden room with its four-poster bed and private terrace; the burgundy suite with its own private staircase that leads to an elegant sitting room with wet bar and an equally elegant bedroom. If you like to travel with others (another couple, or kids, or your mother-in-law), the 800-square-foot poolside bungalow has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, and even a full kitchen, although, as with the other eight rooms, a full breakfast is included. And what a breakfast it is. Prepared by co-owner Raleigh Hill and served on bone china and in Waterford crystal, guests often don't have room for lunch after a Hill breakfast. At 6 p.m. complimentary wine, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres are served poolside. The perfect place to discuss the stock market and where to go for dinner.