On a long road trip, we decided to skip Miami this time and look for a quieter ocean community and someplace w/in 100 miles of the auto train. After reading several reviews, we chose Port d'Hiver. Note to other proprietors, when you get a bad review, be careful how you respond to the reviewer. We almost chose another property in Melbourne Beach, but the owner's crabby responses to reviewers were a turn off.
So, the Port d'Hiver was the best choice, by far. We were greeted and given the full tour right away. Loved our Yellow Room and the porch. Relaxed in the big outdoor hot tub a couple times. Don't miss their happy hour. Drinks and food aplenty. And they are happy to make dinner recommendations and reservations for you. One night we went across the street to the amazing grocery store (great deli, gourmet foods, and wines) and got dinner, which we ate on our porch.
The beach is also across the street. A lot is included in the price. We went down to the always- open snack room, got a little cooler, put in a couple free drinks and snacks, got a couple complimentary chairs, towels, and umbrellas and headed over to the beach. Another day we asked to use bikes (free) and they sat out most of the day waiting for us, but we eventually went for a ride around the neighborhood.
Turn down service was nice with more ice for the evening and a different baked goodie left on the bed.
And now to breakfast: Fantastic. Generous. Delicious. You can have coffee delivered before you go down for breakfast or you can have both delivered. We had breakfast brought to our porch one morning.
We originally booked for two nights, decided it wasn't enough, changed our train reservation, and stayed a third night at the Port d'Hiver.
The rooms are super clean. Linens are expensive and lovely. The staff is professional and upbeat, and it is obvious they work as a team. As soon as you request something the information is passed along immediately.
The bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom and the toiletries were high-end and even included bath salts for the jacuzzi.
Parking was easy and we felt safe in Melbourne Beach and the gated Port d'Hiver compound.
We felt like we got value for the price, since they don't nickel dime you for amenities.
The room was appointed with nice furniture and beautiful floor to high ceiling, silk drapes.
We would love to return to this property. There is an attention to detail that is much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape your everyday cares at our romantic Melbourne Beach bed and breakfast, a Select Registry Property. Our comfortable yet elegant Melbourne Beach inn is only 200 feet from the Atlantic Ocean featuring luxurious rooms and suites, gorgeous ocean views, a full gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine hour, and a bubbling spa pool surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. If you are looking for Melbourne Beach, FL hotels or a Cocoa Beach bed and breakfast, the Port D'Hiver is the perfect choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Port d`Hiver Hotel Melbourne Beach
- Port d`Hiver b&b