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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 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Ona, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My brother stayed here a few months ago and enjoyed it, so when it popped up on TripAdvisor when I searched for Atlantic Beach hotels, I went ahead and booked. We stayed in the Bad Boys room…a lot of fun, as a theme. The room was spacious and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was a decent size:... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here during a two-night visit to Atlantic Beach in February. We stayed in the Planes, Trains and Automobile room which was a bit disjointed as a theme, but the room was clean and spacious which is all that really matters. They have a very cute courtyard with tables in chairs for guests... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This place was one of the first motels in the area, originally dating from the 1940s. It is very solidly built and as a result, is really quiet. Even though it tucked behind busy Atlantic Boulevard, you can barely hear the traffic. I was there during an unusual cold spell - the heater kept me nice and warm. I presume... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place was built in 1946 and completely remodeled in 2009. Each room has a theme from the 1950's . We stayed in the Diva room which had pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Jan Mansfield, etc. The "Times" looks like a 50's diner. They have self- serve breakfast items there. We needed a place close to home to celebrate my husband's... More

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

Thank you Ginny for the great review! It was very nice to meet you guys and glad that you celebrated the birthday with us! It is always wonderful to introduce locals to The Palms Retro and we look forward to seeing you guys again soon for a long weekend. We will see what we can do about an ice machine... More

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

About two weeks ago, we stayed here because it was quite close to those we were visiting. It met our requirements and turned out better than expected. Of the retro-themed rooms, we were in the rat pack room. Pictures of Sinatra and pals festooned the walls, and furniture/fixtures were also aligned to times. Kind of corny, but fun. While clean,... More

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

Thank you George for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and greatly appreciate your honesty in pointing out the problems you had with the room. We don't always notice so it is nice to hear the critiques. The lamp that was not working apparently had a blown transformer... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband I stayed for only one night and will definately return. The rooms are clean, fun, and comfortable. It is close to the beach and in easy walking distance to numerous restaurants. Well be back again.

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

Thank you Whitney for the review! We really appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon...hopefully for a longer stay next time! Take care and safe travels~ Wes & Cindy More

Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We've stayed here with family several times and cannot wait to return. The themed rooms are fun and clean. Very comfortable! And relaxing in the courtyard is a favorite pastime for us. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and stores. There isn't a better place to stay in Atlantic Beach and there aren't better property managers than Wes and Cindy!

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

Thank you very much for the nice review!! We always look forward to seeing you guys enjoying the courtyard and can't wait to see you all again soon! Y'all take care of yourselves and safe travels!! ~Wes & Cindy More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed here for two days with my boyfriend. This hotel made our mini vacation. This place is so unique and classy. I'm never going to stay anywhere else. We had no issues whatsoever. This place is super clean and relaxing. Walking distance from the beach, local resteraunts and a walgreens. Make a reservation now! You won't regret it. I... More

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

100 stars?!? Wow, thank you so much Rachel!! We are so happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will book again soon. Maybe next time instead of a mini vacation it will be a full vacation! :) Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and we look forward... More

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Also Known As:
The Palms Retro Hotel
The Palms Retro Hotel Atlantic Beach
Address: 28 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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Location: United States > Florida > Atlantic Beach
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Atlantic Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Palms Retro 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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