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South Beach Place
Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hallandale Beach
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Another Trip Advisor Treasure”
Reviewed May 17, 2008

Yet another jewel that we probably would never have discovered without Trip Advisor. Seeking to decompress after my daughter's wedding, and continue the party with a group of 6 diverse couples for a few days of celebration of a milestone birthday, we were fortunate to find this place, which all of us can see returning to forever.

It is easy to see why so many guests come back for years, and stay as long as they can. From the warmth and genuine joy that Brian the host/owner radiates, in welcoming guests to what he has created, to the unique setting, in a peaceful residential area, across from a beach that belongs on Dr. Beach's list, to the colorful, tropical retro Florida flair, to the wonderful pool area, we could not have had a more memorable interlude.

My real concern is that with the enthusiasm that will overcome all lucky enough to stay here, and just the number of people that my guests and I have already recommended the place to, I might never be able to get in again!

  • Liked — unique and warm ambience
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

When we walked up to South Beach Place, I knew we were staying at a unique place. Brian, the owner/innkeeper showed us around in his relaxed, easygoing style. He told us that the bikes to our right were for all guests to use, towels in the wicker basket were provided for the heated pool, and that the beach was a short walk east of us. A blackboard stood outside the reception area with hand written information about the day’s weather, and the low and high tide times. We all instantly felt comfortable, and welcomed.

Our teenage girls loved our rooms which were both decorated in fifties era furnishings. The rooms included kitchenettes, dining table & chairs and a small living area. We found out that most of the guests come every year and stay a month or more. I can understand why. The feeling of South Beach Place is more of a small community than a motel. The guests get to know each other. During our stay, the guests organized an Easter potluck and send around a birthday card for Brian. Even though we only stayed a week, we were included. What a different and wonderful place to stay. We will definitely come again!

  • Liked — The friendly staff and guests.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank Livingnow
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2008

Having nothing to do this weekend I decided to further explore my home state of Florida and randomly chose Vero Beach to visit. With a #1 hotel ranking in T.A., how could I go wrong with the South Beach Place?

Observations:

This is obviously an old Econo Lodge type two story motel which has been lovingly restored for maximum class and comfort. All rooms are individualized and include fridge and kitchenette.

Small touches, like free bike rentals, free internet in the rooms, classical music playing by the heated pool, lots of extra decorative pillows on the bed and Brians enthusiastic hospitality push the SBP over from good to excellent.

Persnally, I feel it's more fun visiting a small, family run botique hotel than some massive, generic, soulless international chain hotel, don't you?

Nightly rates here seem set at $150.

Room was very clean and bed was unusually comfortable and virtually no noise disturbed me last night.

The SBP is right cross the street from a public park and a nice big Atlantic beach with soft, fluffy sand. For food, I can marginally recommend "Rips" right down the road for inexpensive barbeque and $1 draft happy hour specials.

You must check out the McLarty Treasure Museum a 15 minute drive down A1A. This is a small, state run museum featuring salvaged treasure from several Spanish galleons which sunk there in 1715. With a $1 entry fee, you can't go wrong.

Stayed January 2008
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8 Thank CaptainAmerica
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Miami, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2008

We are from Miami and in the hospitality/property management profession. We were looking for a nice place to enjoy a long relaxing 3 day weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. South Beach Place exceeded our expectations. It was just so enjoyable, welcoming, laid back and relaxing. The facility boutique style, quaint and ideally located. Brian Kelly, your host with the most is so charming and down to earth, always finding time to say hello with a smile and asks how your day was going. The rooms are nice and clean and newly remodled. It has everything you could ask for. Upon arrival,9:00 p.m. which was a bit late due to traffic and weather. The office was closed, but Brian had a little note in the office window welcoming us and showing an arrow to our room, Unit # 105. It felt like coming back to and old friends house with the red carpet laid out. A fresh flower vase and a small fruit basket was awaiting our arrival, a nice touch! It is across the street from South Beach Park- a state facilty which was a 2 minute walk across the street to the beach. There were showers, restrooms, 2 drink vending machines. We were so lucky...It was supposed to be rainy and cool on Saturday, but we were presently surprised when it was sunny and nice all day long. Just a perfect day ! It was great to work on our tan for several hours, build a huge sand castle, walk the beach and then go back to the room for a quick lunch and a nap. There is Monte's Italian restaurant nearby but was closed when we went to eat at 9:45p.m. South Beach Pizza is a block away and has decent slices, but no beer or wine. A convenience store - 7-11 is a mile away on A1A and sells everything you could need for a weekend, but we bought a cooler cube on wheels with lunchmeat, yogurt, chips, cheeses, bread, fruit, cereal, milk, OJ, sodas, beer etc. so we didn't have to venture out for anything, our plan was to relax and beach it the entire weekend with dinner out every night. We did do a little exploring of the area for a few hours on Sunday. There is a wonderful seafood restaurant on the waterfront, it is just a10 minute drive away callled the Lobster Shanty. It was really good. The Lobster Bisque was wonderful and full of lobster meat. The fish dishes were wonderful. There was about 10 different varieties prepared in various ways. Went to Mulligan's Bar and Grill for a couple nightcaps and watch the rain pour down as the cold front move in. The next morning was in the low 50's. A bit cool, breezy, and cloudy.. but a nice contract to the previous day! This was a great day to watch TV, walk on the beach, swim in the heated pool, ordered a pizza from Nino's for delivery, napped and just relaxed! Ahhh! Life is good. You will love this property, a very nice place on the beach with LOTS of charm. They really try to make you feel welcome. Thanks Brian Kelly. Hats off to you and your staff for a job well done! We will definately return soon, when we need to recharge our batteries.

  • Liked — Attention to details, staff, price, decor
  • Disliked — having to check out so soon ! Wish we could have stayed for at least a week.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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6 Thank MRJOEMiami_FL
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Newark, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2007

We stayed for a 3 day weekend in room 202, we found this room to be very clean and well kept. It has a kitchen area, living area, separate Bedroom and bath.

The appliances in the Kitchen were all new, came with a stove, oven/microwave (very nice) and Regular size fridge. We had a nice kitchen table, which had a fruit basket waiting for us on it and fresh flowers. The living area had two chairs and a sofa with a nice TV. Both areas neatly decorated.

The Bedroom had a king size bed which was very comfortable, plenty of space to hang clothes. The bath room was also very clean with up to date sink and bath. Nice Koehler faucets and neat decor.

The pool area is very nice with shuffle board, nice grill and plenty of places to relax. The whole area is surrounded by plants, flowers and shrubs.

If im ever in the area again, I will without a doubt will stay at South Beach. Only negative I can think of is that Brian the owner is a Michigan fan, I guess I can let him slide on that. When your from Ohio and love the Buckeyes that is telling you how nice this place is.:) We had a great time.

  • Liked — Very clean and well kept
  • Disliked — No vending machines and this wasnt that big of a deal.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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6 Thank des43055
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Miami Beach Florida
1 review
Reviewed September 5, 2007

My dear friend Roselyn celebrated her 50th Birthday in South Beach Place, she took over the entire 18 rooms of the Motel for her party and invited her closest friends who came from all over the world. She erected a tent in the front lawn for lunches and dinner, and another tent by the Shuffleboard court as the Kitchen cooking area a third tent was placed for the DJ. The weekend long celebration was great fun and I am sure we will all be talking about it for years to come.

  • Liked — beautifully designed and Super Clean
  • Disliked — I loved everything! Ther is nothing not to like about this place.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank veryvero
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Mukilteo, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2007

This 18-room gem is hidden in plain sight - it is literally steps away from the 17th St Beach. Easy access to miles of lovely beachfront, and just a short drive from restaurants and shops. The rooms are fantastic - fully-equipped with everything you'll need. Bryan and his able staff are friendly and truly make sure your stay will be an enjoyable one. A breath of fresh air in a world full of cookie-cutter major chains - do not hesitate to stay here! You will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MAS_TAZ
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Property: South Beach Place
Address: 1705 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-2260
Location: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Vero Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vero Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — South Beach Place 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Beach Place is a 17-suite boutique hotel. Located just steps rom Vero Beach's most beautiful beach, our spotless, fully furnished 1- bedroom suites are guaranteed to make you and your family feel like you are at your own vacation getaway. Our rooms all have a wonderful view of our pool and garden. The outdoor public areas provide many options such as a BBQ, Shuffle board court, ping pong and several cozy spots to take a break from the sunshine and maybe finish that book you've been working on. Take an afternoon ride on one of our many complimentary bikes, or ask us about the local rental companies for kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. We promise you won't run out of things to do! ... more   less 
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