I'd only been to Stuart, FL to get some rigging done by Mack so I was surprised to learn that there is another Stuart - one which is a picture book town with perhaps the best snapshot being Old Colorado Inn .
This started out as a decrepit 'once glorious' hotel bought and refurbished by a lawyer - a recent refugee from NY City - who either sidelines as a lawyer or sidelines as a father of a huge brood or sidelines as a real estate developer or sidelines as a hotelier. I can't decide except I do note he seems to be doing a darned good job out of at least the last two - and I suspect all of them.
The refurbishing is unusual in that Steve, the man of many talents, has used first class techniques and materials throughout. I didn't see any shortcuts in supplies or workmanship and believe me I looked hard because the quality surprised me. This is a first class job and I mean not as a hotel with the typical commercial fixtures, but as a residence.
Your hosts, the above named Steven and his busy assistant Susan, define gracious. They are a font of information about the area and assiduous in seeing you are made comfortable. Everything from the welcome to the suggestions of where to eat and what to see in Stuart to the bagel based breakfasts are top notch.
One note which may cause some of you to hesitate staying here. The hotel also hosts a fine restaurant which features live music. Now this isn't hard rocking amped up noise but folksy tropical ballad types of singers. This music, which ends in the early evening, is barely audible from the rooms. If you are extremely noise sensitive, at least explore before booking. The music, rather than being bothersome to us, was something we enjoyed hearing.
We (my wife and I) cannot recommend this B&B more highly than we do. It's the cherry on the sundae which is Stuart, FL.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our newly renovated boutique hotel is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, FL, one block from the beautiful St. Lucie River. We offer deluxe studios, luxury suites and a charming coastal cottage that all have fully equipped kitchenettes/kitchens, refinished antique hardwood floors, marble tiled bathrooms, free wi-fi, new flat screen televisions, and luxurious mattresses and linens. We provide free parking and complimentary breakfast, newspaper, and stocked Kuerig coffee and tea stations. A wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are at your doorstep in Downtown Stuart and the beautiful beaches and golf courses of the Treasure Coast are just minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Colorado Inn Stuart, Florida