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“Tons of character in a fabulous location” 4 of 5 stars
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Driftwood Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963   |  
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Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
Peterborough, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Tons of character in a fabulous location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is a Vero Beach classic and is a little older, but hasn't raised its prices to unrealistic levels. We stayed in the older section where our room had charming decor and a tiny but functional kitchen. The bed was my only complaint - we had to split up and use the sofabed. The beach is fabulous and the town is quiet.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you want to experience some old florida lifestyle, this place is perfect with lots of character and interesting history.
Great experience with every every member of the staff. The second floor room, overlooking the ocean was very accommodating and clean.
My wife and I will return for another stay as soon as time allows.
Thank you!

  • Stayed October 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Our room was 210 and it was not one of the nicer rooms at the resort. However, we had none of the problems expressed in some of the previous reviews. No smell, no bugs--just a clean, but compact unit. Since there 2 of us, the srudio unit was fine. An earlier reviewer said RCI owners should request a higher unit. I did not know why but the rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors of teh A building could see the ocean from their porches. The B building is closer to the pool and the ocean and the views from those porches are better.The restaurant was a casual seafood place with fried foods and drinks. The hamburgers looked huge--too much for me but they looked good! There are better (depending on what you like) restaurants in walking distance. The staff was excellent. I told them our bed was too hard and they immediately brought up a foam egg crate which fixed that. We had a minor plumbing problem and that was fixed immediately. i would efinitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had room 104, same as a previous review. So much of the same to say as he wrote. Dark room, small kitchen. The carpets and furniture were dingy, and the room smelled, so i had to buy a air-freshener to be able to stay in room. Noisy airconditioner. Approx 19 inch nonflatscreen TV.Some ants in bathroom - no problem. Filthy water / mud came up in the tub (on 31th. dec) from the the neighbors I believe. And then to the good parts.The bed had the right firmness for me.Icemachine just outside the room.The hotel is right at the beach, but try to get rooms with seaview.2 smaller swimmingpools.A good restaurant on property. A couple other restaurant in walk distance from hotel. Try Nino's at Humiston Park. The Sea can get a little rough, but there are lifeguards on duty at Humiston Park, just next to the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manitoba, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We came upon this great find when we meet a couple of bikers in a park. They suggested this place to us which was right up our alley. It is a time share also so wasn't expecting a one night stay. Too our surprise we got an ocean front suite. These rooms take you back in time, but had everything we needed. Then main building is all old driftwood which gives the place such character. So many cool novelties for decorations around the grounds. Nice beach side/ pool side restaurant. Driftwood gave us a relaxing feeling, especially with rockers outside our room to watch the ocean.
This is a place I would consider coming back for a longer period of time.

Room Tip: 205 was our oceanfront room
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Loganville, Georgia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have stayed at the Driftwood in Vero Beach (our favorite Florida town) many times - so it was time for a review. The Driftwood has a wide variety of accommodations to meet various tastes and the prices are very good for what you get. We particularly like the rooms with balconies overlooking the adjacent park. We brought our kids to the park when they were young and, more recently, our first grandchild. Our favorite room (#3022) is spacious and quiet. The Driftwood is located very close to everything - you can walk to great restaurants, parks or shopping. It has two pools (we like the smaller, quiet one) and is on the beach. We keep going back - what more can you say?

Room Tip: There are a lot to choose from - check them out on the web site.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fort pierce
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I recently booked a room for New Year,s eve and was told my confirmation # was Mike, and the cancellation policy for the holiday was 48 hours notice. We were unable to keep our plans so I called the hotel 48 hours before our arrival and cancelled. The woman on the phone said no problem the room was cancelled and there would be no charges to my card.( I did not get her name). Yesterday I received my credit card statement with the room charge on it and it was charged on 1/2/2013. I called the hotel and they said since they do not have a computer they would have to find the paper work!!!!!!. Later I was told the manager said they had no proof I called and the charge stands. I have filed a dispute with my credit card company.PLEASE BEWARE

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jeanne M, Manager at Driftwood Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Sorry you had this experience but we show no record of having recieved a cancellation call from you. When you spoke with the assistant manager she states you could not identify what time of day you called or who you spoke with about the cancellation. We do have a cancellation policy as do all hotels. We were completely full New Year's Eve and held your room all night long. I'm sorry you felt you were unjustly charged for the no show.

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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vero Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Vero Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Vero Beach
#13 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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