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The Palms Retro

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   28 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is more like a bed and breakfast. The rooms are big and clean. The managers provide personal attention such as lighting the grill and letting us use grill utensils for the fish we caught earlier in the day. The court yard is so beautiful and peaceful. It was so nice to be able to walk to the beach... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kathy for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we are so glad that you enjoyed the courtyard as much as we do. That grill is awesome and you guys did it up right with some great looking, fresh caught fish! We hope... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had to be in town for business and decided to go down for the weekend to enjoy some time at the beach. This was a great option for me - I parked the rental car Friday night and spent the whole weekend just walking around. It's within walking distance to the beach, the town shops, plenty of restaurants, whatever... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you Marilyn for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and are glad that you appreciated the complimentary water and popcorn! We look forward to seeing you again at The Palms Retro the next time you are in Atlantic Beach. Take care and thanks again...safe travels! ~Cindy & Wes More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed just one night & wish we had longer!! Just 2 blocks from the beach, this great find had a fantastic little courtyard with grill, bikes to rent, adorable breakfast area with unique continental breakfast--great atmosphere! Rooms are themed...we were in the The Cool Room, with BB King mural, Ray Charles CD for the player. Could not have asked... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you so much Andrea! We are so thankful for the nice review! We hope that next time you do wind up staying longer and take advantage of the bike rentals and courtyard grill. We love cooking out there and definitely love this spot so close to everything...walking or biking distance to everything you need!! It was a pleasure to... More

Keystone Heights, Fl.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a Bachelorette party this weekend at the beach. We got two rooms at the Retro, and boy were we surprised. What a wonderful treat. The rooms are just too cool. There are so many little extra additions to make your stay pleasant. Check out the shower heads. haha. That's all I'm saying about that. The breakfast room is... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are so glad that you all had fun staying with us and we wish the best to the bachelorette! It is always great to introduce The Palms Retro to new guests and we are so happy to hear that you plan on returning very soon.... More

Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My girl and I stayed here after attending the Jacksonville Jazz festival. We stayed in the "Diva" room. Its painted pink (of course) which my gal loved, I put up with it. It certainly helped to have pictures of Marilyn, Bridgette, Audrey and Jane in various skimpy outfits throughout the room though :) Rooms were very clean and well appointed.... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the awesome review! It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad that you found us!! We hope that it won't be too long before we see you again...maybe next time y'all can go with a more masculine room like The Rat Pack or The Rock & Rollers and trade off!... More

Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful location, just a few blocks from the ocean! Unique themed rooms with quaint motel style of old. Our room was terribly musty, and the smell of mold made it hard to sleep. Nylon quilt for bedding was just too warm. Lots of a/c noise as well. Definitely room for improvement...

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed the courtyard and the location of The Palms Retro. We are so sorry that you felt the room to be musty or smell of mold, and that our bed spread was too warm. We wish that you would have... More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Atlantic beach offers everything and more, at a bit quieter and slower pace than Jax beach. Palms retro is super close to everything, extremely clean, the hosts are friendly & helpful, we even rented a few bikes for 24 hours for beach rides! Highly recommend this place : )

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you Sharlie for the awesome review!! (And the great picture!) It was so nice to meet you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are equally stoked that you enjoyed Atlantic Beach as much as we do...it is such a great little beach town!! We hope that you will reach out and stay with us... More

Belfast
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I found this hotel by chance on TripAdvisor. I was flying to Jacksonville to visit friends for a week and needed somewhere to stay! I wanted to be close to the beach and to try something different and this hotel fit the bill! From the minute you check in you feel right at home. Wes and Cindy are friendly and... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

We are thrilled you found us! Thank you for your review...we really enjoyed having you here for the week and glad that you made it home safely! We hope that the next time you are in the states and are in the area you will stay at The Palms Retro again. Our cat is anxiously awaiting your return! :) Thanks... More

Ona, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Palms is a wonderful place to stay! The hosts are friendly and helpful. The courtyard is a lovely place to relax on your own or meet other guests. A short walk to the beach, dining and shops. The Palms has become my go to place to stay when I am in the area.

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your repeat business!! We always love to see familiar faces and look forward to your next visit to Atlantic Beach! Thank you so very much for taking the time to submit a review. We love the feedback and pride ourselves on making our guests' stay as enjoyable as possible. Glad we have made The Palms... More

Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband found this place on hotels.com. Much more reasonable than the chains and close enough to both beach and shopping. We stayed only one night and next time, we'll take our time. It was lovely! Clean rooms, themed breakfast, great inner courtyard outside your door, and a gate to the street perfect for little kids or road weary travelers.... More

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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for the wonderful review! It was so nice to meet you and your husband and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Definitely next time a longer stay is in order! We'd love to see you again. Thanks a bunch and until then, safe travels~ Cindy & Wes More

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Address: 28 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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Location: United States > Florida > Atlantic Beach
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Palms Retro 2.5*
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Kick off your loafers and climb into bed with Marilyn Monroe. Loosen your tie and sip a few with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin in the Rat Pack Room. Get your attitude on with James Dean and Marlon Brando in the Bad Boys Room, or enjoy the vibes of B.B. King, Ray Charles and Charley Parker in The Cool. Two blocks from the beach and within walking distance of 20+ restaurants (seven of which offer live entertainment), travelers can park their car for the night and enjoy the unique attributes of Town Center (or “The Corner” as locals refer to it). We also rent bicycles that guests can use to cruise the beach or one of our charming neighborhoods. A stay at the Palms Retro includes a complimentary continental breakfast, free viewing of fifties era DVDs, free wireless Internet access and, of course, a room with some of the most coveted celebrities of the fifties; Lucille Ball, Barney Fife , John Wayne, James Dean, Elvis, Marilyn, The Rat Pack and others. How cool is that? ... more   less 
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