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Driftwood Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963   |  
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
Callaway, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice place for the money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed here on a sister's getaway in May 2011. It was a long weekend get away and we were happy with the amenities that the property offers, even though the rooms could have been updated they were not dirty or bad. The pools were in good shape and the beach was kept clean. There is a restaurant on the property however we didn't eat there during our stay. For the area it was a decent price to pay to be right on the beach!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Although the rooms were a little on the dated side, the overall experience was a good one. The place had charm, history and close proximity to a pleasant beach. The beach wasnt overly crowded and the property seemed well maintained. The prices were good for a hotel right on the beach

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Weston, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We just completed a week long stay. This was our second visit. If you are expecting first class accommodations this is not the place to stay. It is Old Florida and one of the most relaxing sites in Florida. Being right on the beach means the views are wonderful and it's easy to walk over and find a good spot for sunning, swimming, or snoozing under an umbrella. The units are a little old and a little worn, but are comfortable and clean. There's a bar with live music and the restaurant has a nice menu with great burgers literally steps from the beach. The only drawback is insufficient parking because spaces are not assigned and those who are not guests come for the bar and restaurant use the same parking lot.

If you're looking for a low keyed vacation where you can just kick back and relax on the beach this is the place. We're planning on returning again next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Palm Bay, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We met some friends here yesterday for a drink after work.
The GOOD: The food was great, the portions were large, and the bill for 4 of us [6 or 7 entrees were ordered] came to $66! that's a huge bargain in Vero Beach. The waitress was very nice

The BAD: limited on-site parking, my beer was warm [that may have been due to the large crowd they had there].

The IN-BETWEEN: Kitchen closed down @ 5pm, and bar was to be emptied by 630/700. Not sure if that's the norm or just for yesterday.

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. Will go back again, and hopefully it will be quieter

Room Tip: We did not seek lodging at the resort, as this visit was just for dining.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Some of the rooms are in newer buildings and their views are somewhat restricted as you are at 90 degrees to the beach. The restaurant is reasonably priced and food is good. The old artifacts sprinkled throughout the resort (and in your room) are very interesting. Waldo Sexton who built the original buildings must have been a real character! I have stayed here twice and would come back again. It is remarkable and one of a kind!

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms in the old "Breezeway" building built by Waldo Sexton. Very rustic b...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Olympia, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We used our RCI time and got a fourth floor unit in their "vacation villas" building. It may not have the charm of the main building or the breezeway building, but we were one door down from the oceanfront unit. We had a beautiful view from the rocking chairs outside our room. The room was clean and basic, with a kitchenette, full refrigerator. The central air had stopped working and been replaced with window-units that were a little noisy but efficient. The grounds were very well kept, staff very nice. You could pay a big buck for the Gloria Estefan-owned hotel next door and not get a better view!

Room Tip: If you're an RCI, ask for 3rd or 4th floors
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SOUTHAMPTON
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Although it was some years ago I stayed here I cant imagine the Hotel has changed too much but the Apartment we stayed in was E11 and boy what a view of the Ocean.. a very memorable experience and almost right on the Beach.. I didnt want to leave this place it was amazing waking up to hear the ocean every Morning! Special Place..

Room Tip: A stunning Location..
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Driftwood Resort

Address: 3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Location: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vero Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Vero Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in Vero Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Driftwood Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Funky, eclectic oceanfront resort with two of its buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. 100 rooms and suites of varying sizes all with some kitchen facilities. Old Florida at its best, rocking chairs in front of every unit to gaze at the ocean while enjoying a beverage from the on site restaurant, Waldo's, the last of the Great American Hangouts! With 9 buildings on the property, there is something to please nearly every taste. Located right in the heart of the beach business district there are more than a dozen restaurants and lounges within walking distance and a newly renovated city park right next door with wonderful playground equipment for the kids. Join us for fun and relaxation. ... more   less 
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