Iconic Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn to fold for condos

The Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn
The Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn

Known locally as the Hawaiian, the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn will soon make way for a six-story residential condominium.

The Polynesian-style hotel and restaurant opened in 1964 in South Palm Beach and to many it is considered to be one of the last vestiges of old Florida along A1A, according to the Palm Beach Post.

But the 58-room hotel, located at 3550 South Ocean Boulevard, closed Sunday along with its Tides Bar & Grille. The restaurant attracted locals and tourists but had become rundown in recent years.

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And this month, the town’s Architectural Review Board approved Delray Beach-based Paragon Acquisition Group’s plans to develop a 33-unit building on the site. [Palm Beach Post]Christopher Cameron