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“Great, if you get an ocean front room” 4 of 5 stars
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Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963   |  
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Ranked #5 of 26 hotels in Vero Beach
Sandy, Utah
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great, if you get an ocean front room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The differences between the ocean front rooms and modern (non-ocean front) rooms is significant. The views of the modern rooms tend to be of the roof, and the sound of the ocean is drowned out by the sound of the A/C units. The modern rooms don't have counters in the bathroom (just a sink), and don't have chairs, desks, or tables in the bedroom. I can't recommend the modern rooms. The ocean front rooms however are outstanding. The interior is much nicer, and the views from the windows and patio are teriffic.

The service here is great. We stayed in a modern room our first night, and had the misfortunte of sharing a hallway with some very very loud folks who weren't interested in sleeping at any point during the night. The next morning I asked for Monica since I'd seen that she'd been active on TripAdvisor. She wasn't in, but another manager (Ed) seemed sincerely concerned with our complaints. Despite being totally booked (two weddings) he somehow found a way to switch rooms where we ended up with an ocean front room. The staff seems genuinely interested in making sure everyone enjoys their stay.

The one thing the hotel needs to fix is the soundproofing in their rooms, primarily their doors. All hallway noise ends up in the room. The ocean front room we ended up in had a door between us and the adjacent room, and we could listen in on our neighbors conversations fairly easily. Opening the patio door and letting the ocean noises drown out the other noises was an excellent solution to the problem.

Room Tip: See my review. Modern (non-oceanfront) rooms are not very good, but oceanfront are all outstanding.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
zracoon,

We’ll hello! I am glad to see you read my TripAdvisor reviews…lol. But seriously we always embrace the opportunity to see how we are doing and TripAdvisor offers such a fantastic platform to do just that.

So, by the sounds of your room description, I believe you booked a modern studio, which is our value room type. We only have 4 of these rooms and they are a bit more intimate than the rest of our accommodations, but they have a fun sexy vibe to them. Our Modern Kings and Modern Doubles are actually the same size and layout as our Ocean Front Kings and Ocean Front Doubles.

I’m glad you got to meet our GM Ed and that he was able to take care of you and your concerns, we hope to see you again soon!
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I'm writing this review from my room at Costa d'Este. What a great find!!! The hotel is full, and we checked in last night, so even though I may have the room with the worst view in the hotel, the hotel is fantastic. The staff is friendly and attentive and it is just beautiful here. We had breakfast here this morning and it was excellent. I look forward to returning and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hello strevisa,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I chose this hotel to stay at for a nearby wedding. I was very pleased with every aspect of the hotel. My boyfriend and I were greeted by a very friendly valet and given 2 free drink coupons while we waited for our room. The hotel has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere, the pool area was great and the beach was very nice as well.
The staff was very friendly and seemed to go out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. I would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • 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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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
jbtravel590,

We are all so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff friendly and intuitive. We focus on hiring people that were born with a service heart and smile on their faces.
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have to say, we stayed while Sandy was coming through, something we planned awhile back for my mothers 70th birthday, and my daughter & I did not want to reschedule. We took advantage of the outlet mall down prior to checking in & pulled up to this resort and was greeted by the most kindness valet "Ryan". Which by the way any time we saw him, he always greeted us and asked what we were up to. While checking in, Louis upgraded us to an Ocean Front room and what a wonderful surprise. Needless to say, our eyes were wide open when we saw how huge the waves were. We made the most of it and were treated like queens while there. They even had surprised us with wine & a huge cheese tray in our room one evening.

I am bit of a traveler and I really cannot recall any better service then at Costa d'Este. Gloria Estefan should be very proud of her staff. They take pride in their work, their hotel & their guests. I know we will definitely be back, hoping to have much nicer weather so we can enjoy the pool area. Thanks again for wonderful hospitality and giving my mother a great birthday weekend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Hello Chrisp515,

Thanks for sharing your special family time with us! I hope we made Mom’s birthday extra special even with the weather. Our ocean is usually nice and calm and flat, however, I do understand that it was pretty rough out there during the storm.
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very hip beach resort in the heart of Vero Beach.
We visited off season, late October.
Everything was very clean, sharp and ready.
Would return for sure.
This resort does not seem to be in our Garmin GPS so it must be under a new name as it currently advertises it is a Celebrity Owned Resort. Gloria Estefan is advertised as owner but we saw no signs of her nor her personality or ownership.

Room Tip: We were not spending much time in the room so we PREPAID for an excellent deal. We could see the oc...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
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We hope to see you again soon, we’re just a short ride across Florida from your home city.  You are correct that we are owned by Gloria & Emilio Estefan. Although you may not have thought the Estefan’s personality was represented, actually Gloria and Emilio’s personal taste is evident throughout the property and is subtly obvious everywhere you look. The resort is truly an extension of their home.
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Pittsfield
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a cool place. A little fancy, but you are on the beach. The staff is very nice they seem to enjoy working there and are willing to answer the most basic question with interest. The beach is perfect and the have a nice pool and outdoor bar. So spoil yourself next time and stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
We are glad you felt spoiled, we like to spoil our guests!
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Again the Trip Advisor reviewers were right on!
Costa d'Este was an excellent choice for our FL Staycation along the east coast.
The hotel met all our expectations...clean, quiet, & comfortable.
Our room was located on the top floor at the back northeast side and even though it didn't front the beach we could still see it through the sliding doors. The view was especially nice & relaxing while lying in bed!
Enjoyed the free Mojitos on our balcony.
Sorry that we could only spend one night.

  • 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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Monica S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Hi Italy4 – thanks for joining us for a night, it’s just a short drive across 60 and you’re here, so we to see you often. The Mojitos and ocean breezes are calling….
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Address: 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
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Location: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
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