By MARY THURWACHTER
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Published Sunday, August 1, 2004

Sabal Palm House, Lake Worth
Want Ritz-Carlton pampering but reluctant to pay the price? Book a room at the Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast. You'll get turn-down service, plump, down pillows, triple-sheeted beds with fine linens, terry robes, slippers and fresh flowers in your room. The seven-room B&B, with views of the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course and the Intracoastal, has earned Four Diamond ratings from AAA for five consecutive years.

Guests can walk to Lake Worth Beach - it's a short stroll over the bridge - or use the pool at the Gulfstream Hotel a block away. Don't worry about towels or beach chairs. Sabal Palm innkeepers Colleen and John Rinaldi will provide them.

Also within walking distance are restaurants, galleries and stores, including lots of antique and collectible shops.

Guest rooms, which are named after famous artists, have private baths and balconies. Gourmet breakfast is served on fine china; wine, bottled water and soft drinks are complimentary. The courtyard will make you feel like you're at a plush European resort.

The two-story Key West-style B&B, which was built in 1936, is at 109 N. Golfview Road, Lake Worth. Rooms start at $125; AAA and military discounts are available. During the week, guests can get three nights for the price of two. Romance packages, which include two nights, champagne, afternoon tea and sweets, a dozen red roses and chocolate-covered strawberries start at $385.

For reservations or information, call 582-1090 or see sabalpalmhouse.com.