I found the Harbor Inn and Marina online and I saw that it got favorable reviews. I was travelling by myself and was looking for something that was convenient to downtown Stuart for one night. I could have stayed at one of the chains but I'm very glad I didn't.
So first, let me describe. This is an older style motel. The kind I stayed in when I was kid. But it is in good shape and well maintained. It sits on the St. Lucie river and my room had a screen porch where I could sit and look out on the water. Unfortunately bad weather took away the sunset.
The room was basic, clean and cheerfully decorated. A very small bathroom with shower stall. Had a small flat screen TV with cable. My only complaint was the carpet was a bit old, stained and should be replaced.
The deck bar and restaurant was really cool. There was live entertainment, a nice little bar and the food looked pretty good. I only had a cup of seafood chowder and it was very good. There were quite a few locals eating there.
I have to say, the place is not for everyone. But if you want an inexpensive room, on the water, with a fun bar/restaurant and you don't require luxurious accommodations, check this place out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbor Inn & Marina is located on the North Fork of the beautiful St. Lucie River. It has the most breathtaking sunsets on all of the Treasure coasts. Get away from it all in the Inn's cozy rooms; some located waterfront. The 80 slip Marina accommodates boats from 15'-50'. The Deck Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner & for those sunset cocktails at the Deck Bar seven days a week! The sunsets are free! Reservations are encouraged! ... more less