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3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 07/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#8 of 29 hotels in Vero Beach
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4.8
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3.9
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4.1
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4.1
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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neoshaw c wrote a review Aug 7
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So peaceful and quiet. The room was so clean and included everything I needed!! The jacuzzi tub was so relaxing I didn’t want to leave. I had my own patio to just sit and chill. This place cleared my energy, I felt so good when I left. I definitely will be returning. I fell with the shops and stores nearby, this is my new hideout!! Not to mention super close to the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again soon. Amy Raymond General Manager
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Cathy M wrote a review Jul 2022
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My husband and I stayed at this eclectic resort during our 40 th anniversary . Our room was clean and comfortable . It was a studio with pool out couch if needed.The front desk people were pleasant and helpful this is not a 5 star resort for sure . Towel exchange once a week . You handle your own trash emptying and there’s brooms and vacuums in your room available to use . But , that being said the ambiance is “ahhh relaxation “! We rented chairs and umbrella from a small mom and son company right there. There were two pools , one was surrounded by a restaurant and bar . Entertainment was t always the best but pleasant 2 person band singing oldies ( great for us ) . Surrounding restaurants , Lemon tree, Ocean grill, Mulligans ,Francesca’s Italian kitchen … We went to the second pool a couple of times and met another couple of families who are owners of a couple of timeshare rooms. Fun times . The resort has many families and the kids of all ages enjoyed the pools and beach . We were about 1 1/2 hr away from Disney . Overall very pleasant ! Definitely will try to come back again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again soon. Amy Raymond General Manager
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Diane O wrote a review Apr 2022
Ann Arbor, United States7 contributions5 helpful votes
The Driftwood Resort Inn and Resort 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 I had booked the room for 2 weeks, 6 months in advance; the sales person (Lynn) did not give me the correct facts on many questions that I asked before I booked it. She gave the room rate, but of course did not give you the taxes or resort fee. I totally understood the tax, 11% but the resort fee, for what. She told me there was an elevator to our room, but ended up not to our rooms. Laundry facility one with 2 washers and 2 dryers. She booked us two rooms one for each week and was told they both were on the beach which was not true. One on the beach, one on the pool. I asked if we would have a problem with parking and if there was a cost for the parking, she stated no charge for parking and we have no issues with parking and both vehicles could park on our property not true. We had two vehicle’s and requested two spots at check in. We had to park on the street and go move one vehicle every two hours. We had to move to another room, because she did not follow-up on reserving the 2nd room properly, we had to stay on the property until the other people checked out, and the room was cleaned. They would help us move it should only be a couple of hours, we were on vacation and we had to stay on the property from 8am till 4 pm. Then we had to move ourselves. Both rooms were dirty, the grounds were dirty, the restaurant was very dirty. Items did not work in the room. I spoke to the manager twice (Amy) and very unprofessional. Furnishings very old, Cleanliness very dirty, overpriced, maintenance in units needs repair. Very noisy good luck with sleeping. Swimming pool no diving, kids diving all day, security walked through wanted to see your bracelet, but that was it, you can bring glass at the pool, lighting and thunder and let the children with no supervision still in the pool. This place has to be an insurance nightmare with what they let go on. We were told we would have coffee in the room, just the coffee pot and I was told there would be salt, pepper, toilet paper, Kleenex, etc. what you would normal get in a Condo or Hotel room just the basics for a condo, we had to buy are own when we got there. Over $4,405.00 for this place. After talking with people in the surrounding areas, everyone said it really has gone downhill. Not impressed. You need new management. So sad even the housekeepers, maintenance people, etc., told us how sorry they were with what we went through, I guess the manager thought it was important to discuss with the staff.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Jeanne Radlet, Guest Services / Front Office at Driftwood Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Afternoon, I sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced and I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us this past March. I would like to clarify a few of the issues you mentioned, so in the future if you decide to give us another chance there will be no confusion on how our property works. You may not be aware, but we are a timeshare resort, and it is very seldom we have the same room available 2 weeks in a row, which results in you having to move. This was how your reservation was made, with a move from a 2nd floor 1-bedroom oceanfront suite to a ground floor poolside 2-bedroom suite. At no time was your reservation changed from the rooms you reserved, and Lynn is very good at describing the location and accommodation with in each room. I apologize if she was not clear and for any confusion regarding the location and type of rooms you reserved. At no point was either room available for 2 weeks in a row to prevent the move. We do try to prevent move rooms when we can, so you do not have to spend your day waiting. Unlike most timeshare resorts, we do allow you to stay in the room until the other one is ready, so you do not have to check out at 10am and find a place for your groceries until checking back in at 4pm. Unfortunately, the guest in the room you moved to the 2nd week was also moving to another unit which resulted in a delay in getting you moved earlier in the day. It was not something the front desk was aware of since they were using another owners week and did not inform us ahead of check out time. This is not something we anticipated and resulted in you having a longer than expected wait to move to your next unit. Again, I am sorry you had to spend most of your day waiting for your second room to get ready, we really do try and get the move rooms done as quickly as we can. I am not sure what happened with our staff helping with your move, they help guests everyday move in and out and assist guests every week who are moving. You stayed with us in March which is our highest season, and parking is difficult during our busy seasons, I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding our parking. We only allow a 1 -bedroom to have 1 parking permit, your guest could have parked in the parking lot by the office with out a permit, I am sorry they felt the only option was to park on the street. You did have a 2nd car permit the second week when you were in the larger unit. I pulled your reservation out, which you made with us 3 months before your arrived. You were given a discounted weekly rate which does not offer daily housekeeping service. The nightly rate would have offered daily housekeeping service which would have replaced your coffee packets, toilet paper, tissues, and fresh linens as needed but is about $300 more per week then the discount you received when you made the reservation. I am sorry if the two options were not explained to you when you made your reservations. The front desk has extra coffee, toilet paper, tissues, and pool towels you can pick up from 7am to 11pm. We do not provide salt, pepper, or paper towels. We do have a guest laundry room on property, as you mentioned. This is a convenience for our guests who do not wish to go to the main land to do their laundry. The cost is $3.00 per load (1 wash & 1 dry) . Because there are only 2 washers and 2 dryers there can be a wait if many guests are trying to use at the same time, and in March I am sure that was the case. I am sorry for the issues you had during your stay. I do hope you will give us another chance in the future. Amy Raymond General Manager
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Alicia K wrote a review Mar 2022
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This place is a complete dump they need to be shut down and reported to all news all over the country ..A disgrace the manager should be taken to jail and the staff clean up this roach infested place.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jeanne Radlet, General Manager at Driftwood Resort
Responded Mar 29, 2022
Since your stay was sometime 3 months ago I have no idea what room you were in or what you are so upset with the manager about that you think she should be taken to jail. We have pest control service here every month so don't understand your other comment either. Sorry you didn't like the Driftwood, but perhaps if you had responded sooner we could have helped make things better. Jeanne Radlet, Guest Services.
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First_time_in_Venice wrote a review Mar 2022
Louisville, Kentucky128 contributions81 helpful votes
We were only there for 1 night on our way for a cruise. But we loved this place. Our hotel room itself wasn't in one of the charming buildings, but we had a small kitchen and a separate bedroom so if we were staying for several nights, we wouldn't have had to eat out all the time. There was some decor in the little living room area (with pull out sofa bed for the kids) so it felt homy. The location is convenient as you can walk to several restaurants. Our kids enjoyed the beach so much after our long drive that we decided to eat at the restaurant on site, so they could eat and play. We could have some drinks too since we just had to crawl back to our room. Parking was a little tricky, but not unmanageable : 1st check in, then go to parking lot attendant, it was almost full.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jeanne Radlet, General Manager at Driftwood Resort
Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again soon. Jeanne Radlet
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Kathy B wrote a review Jan 2022
Blaine, Washington51 contributions50 helpful votes
Overall, the price you can't beat to stay here compared to other places in Vero Beach. It is a rustic place so it is not your glamorous hotel with everything I am use too. I prefer a bath tub with no scratches or rust stains in the tub because upon the first view of seeing this I wondered how clean it was. Overall, I was fooled and it just needs some TLC and repairs. I loved the fact that there was an abundance of towels and other linens. The management goes out of their way to ask how your stay is going. We stayed 8 days and loved the parking, the proximity to shops, our walks on the beach and city neighborhoods. The weather was in the 70's the week of Jan.7-15, 2022 with one rainy day. Everything at all the restaurants are within a short walk and a great food selection., will be back. Surprisingly, hardly anyone used the pool so we had the pool and the beach each day to enjoy. The pool was very clean too. We ate at Waldo's 2-3 times and everything was great. The only complaint I will mention is that for the most part the wait staff are quick, provide good service, and dress appropriately; however, there was one female worker that needs to be talked to about her hygiene and wearing a dirty stained shirt two days in a row that I saw her, black work boots that had mud on them, and an unkept look needs addressing and I was not the only one in the restaurant that noticed this as other customers did too. Overall, these are just things I am sharing as most managers want to know.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again soon. Jeanne Radlet
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philbo507 wrote a review Dec 2021
Sea Girt, New Jersey18 contributions17 helpful votes
very casual place with a lot of history. If you want a laid back atmosphere, come to Driftwood Resort. We have been here twice and really enjoyed it both times, the staff & employees are very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for upscale this is not the place for you but if you want to relax and unwind then definitely come here. The location is also great, right by shopping, other restaurants, etc. We enjoyed just staying mostly at the resort, great food at Waldo's bar and restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and hope that you will return again soon. Jeanne Radlet
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LovesToTravelLight wrote a review Nov 2021
Athens, Tennessee16 contributions7 helpful votes
Not just a stay, it was an experience. Waldo's is highly entertaining. Live Music. The Farmers Market on Saturday morning is the best. One block away. Plan to stock your kitchen for a week with meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, baked goods. Manatee watching in the Indian River nearby.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded Nov 24, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your meals at Waldo's restaurant. We hope you return again soon.
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Vera H wrote a review Oct 2021
Rock Island, Illinois84 contributions40 helpful votes
Totally pleased with another week at the Driftwood. It is located right on the ocean with beautiful beaches for miles each way. The shopping restaurants and entertainment is always fun you can enjoy long walks mornings and evenings and spend the hottest hours at the pools.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Oct 13, 2021
Thank you for your review and kind words about the Driftwood Resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again soon.
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604ellanr wrote a review Aug 2021
Vero Beach4 contributions
Amazing views at this location. Close to everything you might need. Live entertainment on some days and happy hour drinks. Great restaurant on site and plenty other eating facilities close by. Be sure to walk the whole property to find all the hidden and "in plain site" artifacts.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Aug 12, 2021
Thank you for your review and kind words about the Driftwood Resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again soon!!!
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$200 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Resort?
Nearby attractions include Humiston Park (0.1 miles), Orchid Island Brewery (0.2 miles), and Ocean Drive (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Driftwood Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Driftwood Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftwood Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tides, Kilwin's, and Casey's Place.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Driftwood Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dodgertown (4.2 miles) and Vero Train Station (2.8 miles).
Does Driftwood Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Driftwood Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.