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“Affordable place which is right on the ocean, cheaper than a hotel with the amenities of a home!” 4 of 5 stars
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Island Beach Resort
9800 South Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island, FL 34957   |  
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Buffalo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Affordable place which is right on the ocean, cheaper than a hotel with the amenities of a home!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for spring break and the stay was very relaxing. We had unit 316 which was ""sunset view" basically parking lot side but still a nice view. We sat on the balcony and watched the sun to down nightly. The property is right on the ocean and the pool is right on the beach. It's a great set up because there is a restaurant right on site with beach side access. Has drinks, food, music, and always friendly people.
Units are individually owned and differ. Our unit had 2 double beds, and a fold out couch. Flat screen TVs in living room and bedroom. Stove, dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge. What else could you ask for.
A great place to relax on vacation. If you want to get a little wild there are local restaurants and bars with live music (one on site, others right up the road)

We will be back again!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Small property on a quiet beach. Each condo is individually owned, so they are decorated differently, and rentals are managed by office staff. You can book by the night rather than the week, which makes it a great place for a weekend getaway. Office staff were VERY helpful and knowledgeable about the condos. It is directly on the ocean. Some units are not oceanfront however, so if that is important to you ask the office. Plenty of free parking, nice pool and bbq area between the building and the beach. Our condo was 301 and was well equipped with everything we needed - full kitchen with plenty of kitchenware, even had a blender (and the all-important bottle openers and corkscrew). This helped us hold down costs and calories. The condo felt spacious, the bedroom was a full separate room. This particular unit has had the living room glassed in for a full-wall view of the ocean. There is an oceanfront balcony from the bedroom that we really enjoyed. Comfortable king bed. I like the color scheme of blue/brown.
The only things I would change is that we could occasionally smell smoke from someone smoking on another unit's balcony, and I would bring paper towels as there were none provided. They've had a lot of beach erosion this year and at high tide there is very little beach left - but it is still there!
It was lovely to take a morning's stroll on the beach. We rode our bikes on nearby trails which was a big plus for us - sidewalk to trail was seamless. The trail is about 20 miles long, goes along Ocean Drive.
We did eat at the attached restaurant Saturday night and enjoyed the meal. The restaurant is oceanfront as well and they have a dining patio/bar overlooking the beach.
Overall, we had a great weekend getaway at the Island Beach Resort and would definitely return again. Clean, comfortable, safe, and a good value.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

They told me that Shuckers is the only restauarnt on the beach for 100 miles. people can walk right up to this neat beach bar and order everything from pizzas, burgers, grouper sandwiches to full meals. It is a happenin' place. You can watch the beach and water action. Inside dining is also offered.
Shuckers outdoor bar and dining remind me of many Caribbean spots, with music playing while you sip your frosty beer or tone sour right in yur bathing suit.
GREAT FUN!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Older property but clean and well maintained. Excellent views and great pool (never crowded) Shuckers Restaurant is attached to the bldg. so is very convenient and has good food. 3 of the 4 (plastic) chairs on our balcony were broken and were replaced within 2 days. Not so good - the living room furniture in 203 is extremely uncomfortable and the TV's are WAY out of date. We were looking forward to buying fresh local seafood and grilling by the beach, BUT the grills are CHARCOAL. We booked directly with the property and were charged an $88.00 booking fee which was somewhere in the fine print and not discussed at the time of booking. THAT was extremely annoying.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Well worth it's price. Right on the beach, lovely property and comfortable. Went with friends and family. Some rooms are better than others as they are individually owned. This was our second time here and when we arrived our first room had a problem with the air conditioning and they propmtly moved us to a room on the fourth floor sunset side, room 413 which was lovely. No complaints there. Hotel needs some updating but you can't beat the deal and location. Restaurant and tiki bar were very good. Priced reasonably. We will be back.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

This was our third Stay in 307. We enjoyed our holiday very much. The apartment was clean and bright as on previous visits. Great views, well kept pool, reasonably priced quality restaurant, all mod cons, digital TV, icemaker. What else could you ask for?

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

I can't say this as the most amazing hotel I've stayed at, but for an affordable beach hotel, its really not so bad.

We went here for a wedding that was on the beach outside the hotel, and i think the staff did a great job with the wedding and reception. Everything went out without a hitch and the hotel dealt with the 150 guests well.

Our room was a suite with two bedrooms, a living room/kitchen and a small balcony overlooking the ocean. The layout was a bit odd, but not so bad. This is a hotel that is also set up to be bought out as condos, so we could have bought our room...we decided not to though.

This is one of those properties that is a little rough around the edges and in need of a fresh coat of paint. The bones are still great-the rooms are cool and the location is killer-but the carpet is a bit old and the beds getting a bit uncomfortable.

Overall this was a great hotel for the wedding and a very affordable way to visit Florida. With a couple of upgrades I would definitely considering going back, but for now I'd visit elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9800 South Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island, FL 34957
Location: United States > Florida > Hutchinson Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty lodging in Hutchinson Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I offer a secure one bedroom condominium which can accommodate up to four people. There are two full size balconies overlooking the beach. It has an oversized bedroom with king bed, living room with sofa bed, linen supply, dining area, separate kitchen with full-size appliances as well as dishes, pots, and utensils, etc. In addition, it also has two cable TVs, two DVD and CD players, movie library, private phone with answer service and free WiFi computer signal. Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Enjoy the oceanside heated swimming pool with picnic areas and barbecue grills. Also for your pleasure is a restaurant and lounge with oceanside Tiki Bar for lunch or dinner. After dinner, enjoy nightly entertainment or take a walk on the beach. ... more   less 
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