This place is one of our favorite guilty pleasures. We've stayed here several times and look forward to going back soon. Often we will impulsively tack on an extra day or two beyond our planned departure date.
I can absolutely understand the negative comments made in other reviews, but I don't care. For this location the price is more than right. You can expect to pay three times more at neighboring hotels. A friend who stayed here called the place a beautiful example of "Shabby Chic," and that seems very appropriate.
Built in the 70s, the place operated for years as the Vero Beach Inn. The property is a throwback to hotels and motels of that era. It was virtually destroyed in the hurricane swarms of 2004/05. The owners worked hard to get the place up and running again. It is still a work in progress. Rooms are clean, freshly painted and tile has replaced carpet. Much of the "shabby" appearance is due to the building's exterior, much of which is metal, reacting badly to the constant bath of salt air from the Atlantic Ocean... it is THAT close to the beach.
For your $99 (the going rate as of this writing, less with AARP or AAA) you get a clean room with daily housekeeping service, a great patio and pool overlooking the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. That's about it. If you want something else plan on providing it yourself.
Chef Kelly, a local caterer, usually serves food on the patio during weekends. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced but his schedule can sometimes be "flexible."
If you are a "low maintenance" type of person looking for a reasonable beach get away, give the Surf Club a chance.
- Also Known As:
- Vero Beach Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surf Club Hotel is owned and operated to the Glory of God by brothers Jon and Mark Bates. Our goal is to create a beach house where you can relax, kick back and enjoy. Our 100 room hotel overlooks the magnificent Atlantic Ocean with Suites, King Rooms and Double Rooms. Beachside weddings and conference facilities on site. ... more less
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