We were driving from the West Coast to the East Coast and were looking for a place to stay two hours South of Ormond Beach. I arbitrarily picked Fort Pierce then proceeded to access this website on my iphone (not easy!). It appeared that the only decent hotel there was the Dockside Inn so I called them. The lady who answered was so sweet and helpful, she gave us a room on the marina which was so reasonably priced we expected the worse. Upon arrival, there she was to welcome us and suggest we should eat the their brand new Tikki restaurant, i was dubious, i've never had good food in an average hotel restaurant.
Our room was adequate and clean, it was late and we have two young girls so we just decided to brace ourselves and go to the tikki bar. Well, what a treat!! Our server was a very sweet South African girl, the table was right by the water, and the food was out of the this world: I picked freshly caught grilled fish with a salad, and it was delicious!
We opened the big bay windows and listened to the waves crashing right outside our room to fall asleep. The next morning, they had continental breakfast which we ate on our balcony overlooking the marina, then went for a walk and watch people catching fish.
The only hiccup we had is that I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and the flush kept on filling up all night until i turned the faucet off. But yesterday i got a letter of apologies in the mail and a refund for $28 because after we left they noticed that the refrigerator was not so clean (we hadn't even noticed!)
By the way, it was really quiet at night time, i was worried they might be drunk people next door (happened to us a lot!) but everybody seemed very respectful of other people, and the hotel is well insulated for noise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dockside Inn and Resort is located on one of the finest deep water inlets on the east coast of Florida. The Fort Pierce Inlet on South Hutchinson Island only 13 miles to the Gulf Stream boasts some of the best sport fishing in the USA.Relax in a pristine Tropical Environment where you will enjoy one of the most diverse eco-systems in the country. Fish for Snook, Grouper, Snapper or Sand Perch from our docks or lie out at one of our 2 pools under swaying palm trees.We offer a wide range of accommodation to suit the Traveler or Family, from Waterfront Guest Suites with Private Balconies to Economical Motel Rooms at attractive packages. The Dockside Inn promises you a memorable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dockside Inn And Resort
- Dockside Hotel Fort Pierce