This boutique hotel is in the revitalized El Cid historical district, 1 block from the Intracoastal Waterway and within 2 miles of downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center the beach. and only 2.5 miles from West Palm Beach, FL (PBI-Palm Beach Intl.) A variety of superb restaurants and shops within safe walking distance from the hotel.
Vibrant and intimate. A classic example of Bermuda vernacular architecture, the redesigned Hotel Biba provides a secluded lap pool and an eclectically-furnished bar that hosts complimentary Continental breakfasts.
Simple, bright rooms at Hotel Biba include, wall-mounted flat-panel TVs, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
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.
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.
The clean amazing rooms! Felt like I should have paid way more, such a good valuem wow blown away.
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.
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!
It was inexpensive and close to downtown west palm. Outdoors was really nice, but inside was alittle disappointing.
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.
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.
The hotel is convenient and is relatively cheap for the Palm Beach area of Florida and the breakfast facilities were good
The room had an ant infestation and when drawn to the attention of the Hotel Reception, the suggestion was that they would let the indigenous lizards into the room to clear the ants. The Air Conditioning was also very noisy
Nice rooms, the place is a "well-kept secret" in palm beach. Nice pool, everything is very realxed.
There is no fridge in the room.
Nice, special place. Great location, good staff, private. I even used their computer online to do my business.
Had to run the sink water for 5 minutes to get any hot water. Rather small rooms.