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“Room was seriously lacking” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Capt Hiram's Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sebastian
Certificate of Excellence
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Room was seriously lacking”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Let me start by saying i had a lot of fun here on my 3 night stay and i would probably return even though i gave only 2 stars. The 2 stars is for the room. We were in a 1st floor riverfront 2 queen room. View, beautiful. Other than that, the room was about as inviting as a jail cell. Zero decor, dreary, dimly lit and musty. We had the patio door open every time we were in the room just for some relief of the jail cell feel. The bathroom was really odd as you can see from some of the travel photos, with a really long countertop with only one sink and no cabinetry. The lighting was absolutely horrid in there. Now i realise lots of hotels have poor water pressure in their showers, but this was the worst i have ever experienced. I actually wound up switching the shower off and using the tub faucet to fill a cup of water (repeatedly) to get the shampoo out of my hair. And i have short hair! As far as housekeeping/cleanliness goes, the same hair that was on the bathroom floor when we checked in was still there when we checked out. A bit unnerving.

The good part is the waterfront bar/restaurant next door to the hotel. We had several meals there including breakfast, dinner and late night pickins. Good coffee in the morn and even better bloody marys. We enjoyed just about everything we ordered, especially the steamed clams. Fresh and tender in a great light garlicy sauce with toast for dipping. The live band at the Sandbar kicked serious butt and played a great slection of music. And yes, the Sandbar is actually sandy floored for an even better beachy vacation feel. They have some funky seating out there as well, with a boat to sit in and surf board table tops. Had a great time every time we walked in there. A real party atmosphere.

The location of this place is perfect. Fishing, boating, jet skiing etc. If i ever do return i would try a room in the main hotel, hoping they are nicer and have better housekeeping than the awful river front rooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
DeLand, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at this resort the first weekend in May. Our families were gathering to celebrate a bucket list wish of a family member coming down from Maine. When the staff was informed of her visit, they went above and beyond to give this terminally ill lady a night she and the family will remember forever. They treated us like royalty and gave us the best evening we could ever have. We stayed in a marina view room that had a small balcony that had magnificent views. We could sit outside and look down at the live music and entertainment. We can't wait to go back! You could hear the music, albeit muted, from inside of the room, but we enjoyed every minute of it!

Room Tip: Rooms in the newer building are quieter, but if you are looking for a fun time close to the action...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saarakate59
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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

It was an impromptu Birthday get away. We had no reservations and only a direction of "south" we had seen the resort online and figured we would give it a shot. Upon arrival we were greeted with competent and courteous staff. We had an amazing room next to the pool. We enjoyed a great night at the "Island" style bar with a great band "Hypersona". We had spoke with the hotel manager Karen Lufkin about our desire to stay another night because it was the actual Birthday. Karen and her staff worked tirelessly to find away to accommodate us even though they were at 100% occupancy. Karen came through with the absolute best room imaginable for us. It truly made this birthday and adventure one that will be remembered for a long time. Because of Karen , her staff and Anthony "Tony" our weekend morning bartender we will ABSOLUTELY be returning for a repeat visit, not just once but several times in our future. Make sure to try the smoked fish dip- it is absolutely delicious! If you want to have some fun on the water the jet ski rental is well worth the money. Thank you to all the staff at Capt Hiram's and we will see you soon! Thanks for making it an unforgettable 40th Birthday. - Mark & Jen

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GoGo2424
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Erie,Pa
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Arrived May 6th-May 11th.My husband was taken by ambulance that night to Sebastian River Medical Ctr and discharged May 10th.So vacation spent at hospital.Everyone at Captain's was so nice and accommodating.Especially Adam and Kim at front desk.Needless to say I was pretty rattled but everyone was so kind.Hotel is very close to hospital so that was convenient. I must say I missed not having continental breakfast but the restaurant just across the parking lot was also convenient to grab a carry out.I requit not having a vacation but extremely grateful that my husband survived and I managed to bring him home.Captain's made a bad situation as comfortable as possible.Thank you

Room Tip: Suggest you ask for quiet room.Music from behind motel can be loud.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paba
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Hotel Mgr K L, Manager at Capt Hiram's Resort, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Paba,
We were all so sorry to see when your husband was transported to the hospital. We knew that somehow we had to try to make you as comfortable as possible especially since your vacation had gone in a different direction. We hope your husband is recovering fast. Thank you for your kind comments, they are appreciated. When you're ready to come back down, please feel free to reach out to me.

Looking forward to having you both back with us!
Karen Lufkin
Hotel Manager
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Central Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We fell in love with Sebastian about 5 years ago, and one of the reasons is Hiram's. We usually visits a few times a year, so when it came time for us to be married, Hiram's was the perfect choice. We had a simple beach wedding and then a fabulous cocktail/hor's dourve reception in the Tiffany Room. The selection of food was overwhelming, and we ended up with a huge variety of food which satisfied all of our guests, some which were vegetarians, gluten intolerant and also who had a very healthy appetites. The staff went above and beyond and the view was wonderful.
After the wedding, our guests were completely entertained by the live bands and a fishing tournament that just happened to be on the same weekend

Thank you Hiram's for making our wedding weekend with friends and family amazing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LizrJane
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cape coral
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This hotel is a perfect get away location for those not wanting to travel far for food, drinks, or entertainment. It has it all. Its got a keywest feeling and atmospher. The staff is great, food is good and drinks are cold. You couldn't ask for much more. We were on harleys and the riding is beautiful. Good times. Cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank flfireman
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Trinidad
Level Contributor
51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We spent three nights here as it was equidistant between two sets of relatives and it was perfect. Rooms are comfortable, location is very pleasant, restaurant and bars across a minor road and very helpful staff. We left a wallet in the safe and we were called straight away and it was couriered down to Fort Lauderdale in no time. The highlight for us was seeing The Original Wailers at the Sand Bar the night before we left. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TrinidadDiana
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Property: Capt Hiram's Resort
Address: 1580 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Region: United States > Florida > Sebastian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sebastian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Capt Hiram's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Capt Hiram's Resort offers an island resort atmosphere right on Sebastian’s River Front. Our Sebastian Florida Hotel is designed to appeal to weekend travelers, fishermen, business travelers and long term guests. The Inn has King or Double Queens room types. All of our smoke-free rooms have private balconies, many overlooking the beautiful Indian River, Internet access with complimentary WI FI. Other amenities offered by The Inn at Capt Hiram's, include coffee makers, small refrigerators, hair dryer, iron and board, in-room safes, 43" TVs, and rich, colorful tropical décor. The free-form, heated pool is beautifully landscaped with tropical foliage. Coin laundry and vending machines are also available to our guests.Guests of our Sebastian Florida hotel enjoy full access to our other wonderful features, including the riverfront restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 4 bars: the Bahamian-style SandBar complete with Bimini Beach, the Coral Bar and Scoops. We also have the Grand Stand Bandstand with great live entertainment 7 days a week, the Boatique Gift Shop, and our marina nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway has 60 boat slips available and you can enjoy deep-sea and river fishing; scenic river cruises on the Indian River Lagoon, jet ski and boat rentals, and kayak tours.All this and so much more, in one location - so what are you waiting for? Come to Capt Hiram's, where you can be lazy or get crazy! ... more   less 
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Capt Hiram`s Hotel Sebastian
Captain Hirams Hotel
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