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The Driftwood Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's a landmark place and an awesome area to eat out in and beautiful beach, that i will give you. But the rooms have OLD carpets that smell of mildew, old furniture from 30+ yrs ago, the couch was dated and looked unclean. Serious consideration must be given to upgrading these older rooms. As for the pools, tiles were dirty and clearly in need of being scrubbed, kids were like torpedos diving in and out of the pool while there was a NO diving sign where clearly is not enforced. Many adults were bringing large beverage cups from their rooms w/ drinks into the pool, again another rule not enforced. No hotel allows this. I cannot imagine how much the bar loses out on sales w/ everyone bringing their own drinks. No management supervision of anything, i never used by blue pool band and no one ever asked me for it.

I came to the driftwood with 2 of my friends just after my graduation. I would be hard pressed to come up with any flaws in my experience. The rooms were excellent and had an incredible view of the ocean, there was also an incredibly convenient tavern in the same building and plenty of other fun places and restaurants within walking distance. The staff were also friendly and willing to help with any questions i had. over all i give it a 10/10 and will likely come again sometime in the future.

My first visit to the Driftwood Inn was 1977, but it opened in the 1930's, this is my first trip back. Its listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is eclectric & eccentric, the rooms are not large or fancy; they are comfortable and have all the essentials. The hotel is rustic, maybe nostalgic, decorated with mosaics, bells, cannons, ceramic tiles, remnants from ships, trains, schools, churches, and lots of driftwood.

The Driftwood is a Vero Beach ocean landmark for eighty years and remains a charming 100 room sprawling collection of rooms with eat in facilities, right on the beach with two swimming pools and a restaurant bar that features music many evenings, all at reasonable prices. It is in the center of activities, adjacent to Humiston Park with a farmers market on Saturday, an Art show on Sundays.

Had the pleasure of coming here as a kid, now back with family as an adult. Great rates, awesome room for the price. Super fun for all ages- much to do close by. Staff is friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to come back!!

We loved the ocean views and nice pools at Driftwood Resort. Waldo's Restaurant is convenient with good food, and the outdoor seating also has wonderful seaside views. The staff were all friendly and efficient. The units are older, but very clean, and the bedding was very comfortable. Many other restaurants, shops, cafes, and a pharmacy are in easy walking distance. The rustic 'driftwood' throughout provides a 'shabby-chic' atmosphere that is charming. We would stay there again!

We love Driftwood. It is the most unique resort in the whole of Florida if not the USA. The property is registered as an historical site with artifacts over 100 years old. There are 100 units to stay in and there is not one where you cannot hear the roar of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the quaint quiet town of Vero Beach, it remain my most favourite place to visit each winter. Bring family and friends. Enjoy the two pools if you are not an ocean swimmer. Miles and miles of sandy beach with Waldo's restaurant situated on the sand. No walking half a block to get to the sand. It's right there.

This is problly the oldest hotel in Vero beach, but with more class than a Marriott hotel without the price tag great location on the beach clean rooms over looking the ocean, and a bar that is where everyone in vero beach hangs out, and did I mention fantastic food!! Entertainment during weekends, family friendly,

Don’t let the outside apppesrance discourage you! We road in and saw all this cluttered, tight cluster of old wooden buildings with limited parking and thought what have we done??? Everything about this resort is handled like it was done almost 40 years ago. No computers at registration, but hand entered in a book. I had requested an oceanfront room, but was told that anytime you booked through a internet source like hotel you would never get an oceanfront room; however, we did get an ocean view room which worked out fine. It’s a big resort with many varieties of accommodations. It caters to folks who spend several weeks there in a suit/cabin situation. Out room was just a one room with a sofa, chairs and flat screen TV, section separated by a bookcase and then a queen bed. The TV rotated through a bookcase opening so you could see it in the bed. Also had a small kitchen but no stove. The bath was also small but adequate. One of the best features was a deck with two old style wooden chairs and table where you could sit and eat and enjoy looking at the beach and ocean. We only stayed for a one night stopover, but would definitely return. I would book directly through the resort and request a 3 or 4th floor roon oceav front or oceanview They do have an elevator and a redtaurant on site with 2 pools

Stayed here for our first week of our Snowbird winter vacation from Canada using out timeshare points. Very friendly & helpful resort staff. We had a courtyard view one bedroom unit and were able to sit out on our little patio & listen to the band at Waldo’s(restaurant on site). Once in the unit the music was just a muffled sound and always finished by 11pm. We enjoyed walking everyday to different areas. Although unit was a partial kitchen with no stove it had a hot plate and a electric frying pan plus the outdoor bbq area so more than enough to cook if you didn’t want to go out for meals. Would definitely stay here again.

3150 Ocean Drive Vero Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located in Central Beach within a short walk of Vero Beach Museum of Art, The Driftwood Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Riverside Theatre. This 40-room, 3-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a restaurant.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 30-inch an LCD TV with cable channels and a DVD player. The pillowtop bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a furnished balcony or patio, and a sofa bed.

Property features

At The Driftwood Resort, guests have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 348 reviews

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