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“Wonderful Week on the Beach”
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Driftwood Resort
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Southwestern NY
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Week on the Beach”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed the first week of June in a 1 bedroom timeshare. The property is a little on the older side but they are trying to work on upgrading. Our 1 bedroom 2 bath unit overlooked a park & we could see the ocean very nicely. The balcony is the length of the living room & bedroom & easily fit 4-6 people. There were 2 chairs & we brought 3 more & had no problems. The food in Waldo's Restaurant was very good & reasonably priced. The servers are friendly & attentive. I will be staying at the Driftwood again ~~~ hopefully buying a timeshare

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Jeanne M, General Manager at Driftwood Resort, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thanks for the wonderful review, hope you have the chance to visit us again sometime soon.
Jeanne Radlet, General Manager
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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is great. My husband and I stayed here for only one night but it was great. It is right on the ocean (Atlantic side). We stayed in the newer section and with was spacious. The bed was very comfortable. Loved the decor of the place too. It is also attached with Waldo's restaurant. These are landmarks for the area. The beach isn't crowded like Clearwater. Will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

First time at the Driftwood and it was a perfect experience. We have traveled to many Florida resorts and this was one of the few that excelled at everything. The resort itself was beautifully designed and historic while our room was very modern and comfortable. No detail was overlooked - e.g. grounds & rooms extremely clean, fully equipped kitchen, central air/heat in the room (this is a first) makes for a quiet stay, good parking, well landscaped with sea artifacts & flowers everywhere. It is pleasure to simply walk the grounds and look around. Beach is grade A being very clean, excellent waves and lots of sugar sand. Easily compares with some of the best beaches on the Gulf with a bit more of ocean feel of the Atlantic. Absolutely perfect. Waldo's restaurant had a good menu with excellent service and outdoor seating right next to the ocean...the view was spectacular. No long waits for dinner or drinks....even during spring break season. All staff were friendly and eager to provide whatever was needed. To cap it off, the city of Valero Beach is a manicured town with small shops directly across the stree from the resort and beautiful streetscape. No strip malls or big box stores on the island...which was very nice...although this are available just 5 minutes away on the mainland. The island does have everything you'll need (restaurants, souvenirs, snackshops (must go to "Cravings" right across the street from Driftwood) and personal needs such as pharmacy. In short, the resort and Vero Beach have all the major elements for an unforgettable beach vacation. If you are looking for a theme park or power shopping vacation, this may not be your place.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side of resort are quieter as they are farther away from Waldos which does have a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Red Bank, Tennessee
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a little older than many people like, but I just love the old Florida style motels. This is a little different, but I now have a new favorite on the beach. The rooms were nice and problem-free, the bar and restaurant were well worth it. Staff was very helpful. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Ponce Inlet
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

You can stay right on the water. small but clean beach. Pool, bar and restaurant. Live music on Weekends. Built out of real driftwood, this place is classic. Most of the units are timeshare but you can stay for a night or week too

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Efland, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I stayed 3 days. Loved the historical significance & gorgeous beach. Good location to walk to park next door, shops & several restaurants. Efficiency a little dated but clean. Waldo's the onsite restaurant and bar was great. We now have a favorite place in Vero.

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Panama City, Panama
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a great location, and has a lot of character. It is a little tired inside the room we stayed in, but we really enjoyed it and it was what we wanted. I would highly recommend this place, but don't go with the mindset that it is super luxurious.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Driftwood Resort

Property: Driftwood Resort
Address: 3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
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
#11 Family Hotel in Vero Beach
#12 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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