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“Overnite stop while driving to Florida Keys” 3 of 5 stars
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Mellon Patch Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3601 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, FL 34949   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Fort Pierce B&B and Inns
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Overnite stop while driving to Florida Keys”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Very reasonably priced option and a pretty location. The owner is also a caterer and justice of the peace and the inn is used for weddings and events. Breakfast was very tasty and apporiately sized. Coffee and refrigerator available 24 hours. Rooms are colorful and "beachy".

Room Tip: The inn is located back from a road with little traffice.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We visited the Mellon Patch Inn with my parents to celebrate an early Christmas, Dec 2011. This is a lovely, quiet bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Tropical Paradise Room - nicely decorated with murals of parrots, flowers, etc. It had a king size bed, a refrigerator and was on the ground floor. My parents stayed upstairs - I think it was the Seaside Serenity Room (no refrig, queen bed). The beds were very comfortable. We appreciated the extra touch of having mini Christmas trees in each room. It made it very Christmasy - along with the full size one in the living room. The rate was $129/night.

The Inn is right across from Pepper Park which has free access to the beach and free parking. There's also lighted tennis courts & a volleyball court (on sand) at the park. The beach was deserted when we arrived on Tuesday. We saw flocks of seagulls and tiny sandpipers eager for handouts. There was a lifeguard on duty.

When we arrived at the Inn, Cathy greeted us and gave us free tickets to the Navy Seal Museum, which is very close by. She also asked if we needed any restaurant recommendations. We went to the ones she recommended and they were all very good (Chuck's Seafood, Yianni's Greek Cafe and Harbor Cove). We loved Yianni's - a great family run restaurant with authentic Greek food and reasonable prices ($30 for 4 for lunch). We discovered by accident a Jazz Jam at the Sunrise Theatre on Tues nights for $5 (right around the corner from Yianni's). It was a great show! Lots of local musicians - retired folks, music teachers and students on break from college. FYI: jazzsociety.org listed the show whereas the sunrisetheatre.com did not.

We met Chris and Kevin, a couple that work with Cathy. They were also very helpful during our stay. Kevin cooked breakfast for us on both days. One day we had 1/2 Belgian waffle with strawberries and whipped cream, 2 sausage links and sliced melon. The next day we had scrambled eggs, 2 slices of bacon with sliced melon, strawberries and croissants. I was kind of surprised at how simple breakfast was (since they advertise themselves as caterers). The portions were sufficient for me, but my husband said he went away hungry (he's a big guy). Once breakfast was served, our hosts disappeared. I would have liked to chat with them and my husband might have asked for seconds! :)

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were delightfully decorated, the place was quiet, the beds were comfortable and the atmosphere was relaxing!

Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs, be sure to ask for a ground room. All the rooms are a good choice.
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Bunnell, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

A friend & I spend a wonderful weekend at The Mellon Patch Inn. What a great place. Something for everyone. We got to de-stress the entire weekend. The place is beautiful, looks like a tropical paradise. The owners, Cathy & Bud are the BEST! Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We took a tour of the rooms, all are GREAT!!!
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

My husband and I where visiting realitives this Feb and had the pleaure of our first B&B. My sister in law had made the arrangements and although we arrived later then expected she had the key. We let ourselves into a lovely open common room. So delightfully decorated with Floridian colors. As it was late we saw no other people although ther were cars in the yard. We let ourselves into a very large room with a oversized king bed (so comfortable!!!) and a hugh bath. The next morning Kathy was there cooking our breakfast we enjoyed a delightful conversation with her, some friends of her's and the other guest. The breakfast was wonderful. Perfectly cooked. Although I have to say I enjoyed the secpnd mornings breakfast (eggs Benedict) even more. My Husband and I stay 3 nights one as delightful as the other. I would recomend to friends and family

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

again another AWESOME ADVENTURE with our Canadian Family!! SO BLESSED to have the opportunity to stay at the MELLON PATCH; Gods little piece of Heaven on EARTH

CATHY and BUDD are the BEST!! its an honor to know them

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

We could not have had a more wonderful trip. The rooms, decorations, everything was perfect. The friendly conversation was worth and extra fee. Outstanding place to visit. Just kick back, put your feet up and let the world pass you by!
We will be reccomending and returning in the near future!
Thanks for a wonderful time Mellon Patch

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Fort Pierce, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

When you have to work at being friendly, running a bed and breakfast is probably not the best business choice. Cathy, the owner, is gruff.

We were promised a level of service that was not delivered.

Beds were OK but breakfast was uneatable. No coffee, nothing, until Cathy shows after 9:00 am. Based on the low quality offering it would have been better if she had just stayed away.

Our party was catered, at extra cost, and the staff was seen eating our food and drinking our alcohol. Unbelievable.

I DO NOT recommend the Mellon Patch Inn. Two thumbs down.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mellonpatch, Owner at Mellon Patch Inn, responded to this review, February 9, 2011
Mary Lynn did not stay at the Inn. Her brother in law had two servings of Breakfast. Her neice finially came out at 2:00 a.m. and asked her aunt to tone it down her baby had just woke up.

I am sure people you will be able to read between the lines.
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Address: 3601 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Pierce
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Pierce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mellon Patch Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are across the street from Pepper Park Beach & Recreation Area. Complete with; 2 lighted tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, ball field, and large playground. This park has covered pavilions, BBQ grills, bathrooms & showers. We provide beach towels & beach mats. The National Navy UDT SEAL Museum is within walking distance of our Inn. There is a dock in the backyard with river access and no fixed bridges to the ocean. Bring your boat, there are several public boat ramps on North Hutchinson Island. The rooms have been updated in July 2012. Most of the rooms, all non-smoking have a king size bed. We serve a full gourmet breakfast including fresh fruits and juices. Coffee and tea are always available. Free WiFi. We invite you to experience our island paradise. Enjoy the sunrise from the beach in the morning and the sunset from our lush backyard, patio, or boat dock in the evening. Perfect for a weekend getaway, summer vacation, or special event. Allow us to prepare your; picnic on the beach, BBQ on the patio, family reunion, etc. It would be our honor to serve you. ... more   less 
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