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“Home away from home!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Palms Retro
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   28 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233   |  
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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“Home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Wes and Cindy are wonderful hosts. They took great care of us and the hotel is really nice. Very clean, comfortable and how could we not love hanging with "the Bad Boys" ! Most of all the courtyard is a wonderful place to hang out. Small but beautiful. Lots of pretty flowers. Was a peaceful place to be. You can tell they really enjoy taking care of the hotel and the guests. The hotel is just a short walk to the beach, too. Perfect location. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
We thank you so much for the review, Gail! We were stoked to meet you guys and are glad we could provide a peaceful home away from the snow! Please don't be strangers the next time y'all come to Atlantic Beach. Take care and we hope to see you again soon~ Wes & Cindy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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exmore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Wes and Cindy are the best! Took a motorcycle ride to Neptune Beach. Checked in to the Palms Retro and were treated like family from beginning to the end. Breakfast room was well stocked. Tips on local restaurants were tops. Hope everyone has as enjoyable a time. I'll be back. Thanks a million!
Dan

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you Dan!! You and the guys were such a pleasure to meet. We really enjoyed having you here and look forward to hearing the bikes pull up again soon! Take care and safe travels~ Cindy & Wes
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Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I loved this hotel. Took me back to when I was a kid growing up in the 60's. Very clean. Quite and staff was awesome. Alot of cool touches in the room that tells you these folks go the extra mile. Breakfast area great. I highly recommend the Palms Retro.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you, Mitch for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate the kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the Retro was able to bring back some childhood memories! We hope to see you again soon. Take care~ Cindy & Wes
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Found this little gem in a frantic search to find a hotel for a last second trip.

No, the rooms are not some 5 star competitor to the Ritz, but they are extremely clean, the themes are well done, beds are totally nice, and the rooms to offer a lot of space. I'm a real hotel snob and thought it was just lovely.

What does rival the 5star ritz experience is the very happy and helpful service you will get from Wes and Cindy (the managers). They are incredibly nice and accommodating and they simply make you feel at home.

What is also really nice is the very lovely courtyard at the hotel. Very nice spot to enjoy a lunch or dinner and its just another intimate touch you won't get at a chain or the big fancy hotel in the area.

Very close walk to the beach so that was no issue, and also very short walk to all the restaurants/bars etc.. in Atlantic beach. Really great location (this coming from someone that hates walking!)

Highly recommended if you like to try something a little different.

Room Tip: we stayed in the Tubes which i did like as its in the corner and only has one neighboring room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you Patrice! We are so glad we could provide a cool alternative for you and hope that we get the chance again in the near future! Be well and safe travels! Sincerely~ Wes & Cindy
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cheriton va
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Management was the very best thanks to cindy and wes. Best stay I've had in years. I travel a lot on my bike. Would love to go back. CLean rooms good continetal breakfast loads places to eat Did I menstion cindy and wes were the best.Ment a lot fun people during my stay. Paul Marquedant virginia.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you Paul for the great review! We loved meeting you and the guys and hope that The Palms Retro is on the itinerary for every road trip y'all take from now on! We hope to see you guys riding up on the bikes soon. We think the cat feels the same! Tell the guys hey for us and we'll keep the John Prine CD ready for you! Take care~ Cindy & Wes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Well worth the experience! We really had a great visit and will not forget the memories. The decor and service were wonderful. Great location and the breakfast room was a really well done. Even had DVDs in the room to enjoy.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are stoked that you had a memorable time and hope the next time you are in Atlantic Beach you will stay with us a bit longer! Happy travels!! ~Cindy & Wes
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PEACHTREE CITY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife, two children, and I had our spring break plans canceled at the last minute and we thought it was going to be a miserable experience trying to find somewhere to stay that we were unfamiliar with! Man was I wrong!! It was a blessing in disguise!! This hotel is one that I will never forget! We stayed for three days and I wished we could have stayed for much longer! The momement that we walked into the amazingly beautiful courtyard and met the wonderful Mr. Wes and Mrs. Cindy we felt like we were family and we were home! All of the guest that stayed here while we were here were so friendly and respectful that it was like we had know each other for years! Not only did we have one of the most memorable vacations ever, I feel like we now have an extended family in Wes and Cindy! Will I stay here again, absolutely!! Will I stay anywhere else while I'm in town, absolutely not!!

Thank you Wes and Cindy for making this one of the best vacation that our family has ever experienced, it wouldn't have been the same without you guys!!!

See you again real soon!

The Suttons!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalmsRetro, General Manager at The Palms Retro, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We are so happy that you found us! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family...you all were a big part of the positive vibe that week and we look forward to accommodating you again soon! Tell the family we say hello and we hope to see everyone again...including the dolls! Take care of each other~ Wes & Cindy
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Address: 28 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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Location: United States > Florida > Atlantic Beach
Amenities:
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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