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“Old Florida Motel experience in the midst of upscale resorts”
Review of The Islander Inn

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The Islander Inn
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Vero Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Old Florida Motel experience in the midst of upscale resorts”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is an affordable island among a sea of high end apparel shops, pricey cafes that only take cash and hotels that charge $400 per night and up during the season. Every major investment firm and private bank has an office within walking distance.

The owner and his wife live on site and are happy to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We spent six nights in room 25, a large space with a king bed, modern bathroom, small fridge and a microwave. I suggest you consider asking for that room as it is quiet with two front windows that provide a view of the busy pedestrian traffic on Ocean Drive.

The beach is about 100 yards away and can be easily reached by walking through a large public park across the street. While we were there the park was used for an art festival and for a street concert both of which were well attended.

Parking is free if somewhat limited, but we never had a problem.

There is a convenience store on the street behind the hotel that sells vital supplies like newspapers, beer and lottery tickets.

At the in-season rate of around $150 a night I felt like Red Skelton's "Freddy the Freeloader" camping out on Park Avenue.

Room Tip: Try number 25
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My husband and I booked a room for a Saturday night to allow us to thoroughly enjoy ourselves at an informal annual class reunion held at Waldo's across the street. Our stay was most pleasant, the room was immaculate, the on site managers Doug and Mary Jane were fabulous and everything was just a short stroll away. We dined at the Citrus Grill on Easter Lily lane. Although we reside in vero beach, we had never been there. Our meal was FABULOUS. A tad pricey, but it was a splurging weekend! We are looking forward to planning some more weekend getaways. The Islander Inn ROCKS!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I love this little Inn. It has a pool, the rooms are clean, and the managers are wonderful people. Every time I head to Vero Beach, this is where I stay. It's right across from the ocean, and there are restaurants and shops within walking area. It's perfect.

Room Tip: They have an efficiency kitchen, if you'd like to cook your own food. Just ask for it.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

What a wonderful surprise we found in Vero Beach. We had never been to VB before and found this place through tripadvisor. It was reminiscent of the beachside inns we used to go to as children, except it was updated. The bathroom was beautifully redone....in fact, we would love to have it in our home. The beach was a short talk away and we could see it from our deck. The courtyard had squirrels and an ibis visiting us daily. Doug and Mary Jane live on the premises and they did everything possible to make us feel at home. Wonderful eateries within walking distance made this a wonderful place that we will return to in the future.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor which gave us a view of the beach.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Stayed at The Islander Inn for the weekend with friends. This hotel was close to everything. Safe area, clean rooms, updated bathrooms, gorgeous courtyard, sparkling pool and very friendly management. Real down to earth people and make you feel right at home. Will definitely be back for a longer stay next time. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Vero Beach near the ocean. Enjoyed the park right across the street and small restaurants within walking distance like Lemon Tree and Cravings.

Room Tip: If you rent room 27 you can see sunrise over Atlantic Ocean from balcony view, it's upstairs poo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Welland, Canada
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

The Islander is a nice clean quiet reasonably priced motel across the street from the beach.Restaurants, bars and shopping are all within walking distance. It is a little older but very unique. My room had a vaulted ceiling and white wicker furniture.The bathroom has all been redone in beautiful tile. The owners live onsite and are available anytime. They let me bring my bicycle into the room where it would be safe. A very enjoyable place to stay at the beach.

Room Tip: Ground floor by the pool.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I booked this as a last minute getaway for our early wedding anniversary celebration. Reservations were easy and kept up to date and informed via my preference, email or phone. The onsite managers were friendly, courteous, professional and warm both over the phone and in person. Rates off-season after Labor Day and before Spring Break are fantastic and definitely worth checking out, regardless of which room type you select (2 queen beds, or 1 king). My wife arrived first for an early evening check-in as I arrived much later that evening returning from business travel.

Our room was perfect and spacious. We opted for a regular, 2 queen bed room as opposed to one of the single King Bed rooms over the office and didn't mind a bit. The room was huge, with a high-angled ceiling, ceiling fan, large bathroom, plenty of windows and blinds on the windows available for every desired amount of privacy. Closet area was ample, and iron/ironing board available upon request came in very handy prior to dinner one evening. The A/C was effective and kept the room comfortable regardless.

The comfortable covered walkway in front of the rooms gave additional shade along with a nicely kept courtyard, landscaping and pool/office area. The pool was clean, well-maintained and comfortable. My wife and I especially enjoyed the small, roofed seating area next the pool while we relaxed reading in between dips in the pool to cool off.

The property is a lovingly restored and updated classic Florida beachside Inn. The beach is just across the street along with a public park and beach access. Vero Beach is a very low-key, locals kind of beach town with lots of wonderful, small shops, galleries, restaurants, and clubs with outstanding quality and great live music for such a small beach town. There's an ice cream parlor immediately next to the Islander Inn along with another one just a short walk away.

We stayed 2 nights. The coffee in the morning was always fresh and the beach always available for a long morning's walk. Every time we visit we find even more to love about Vero Beach, starting with The Islander Inn. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Single King Sized Bed Rooms are available above the office, next to the pool, with a direct beach vi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Islander Inn
Address: 3101 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1955
Region: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
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Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Vero Beach
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
The Islander Hotel Vero Beach
Islander Hotel Vero Beach
The Islander Inn Vero Beach, Florida

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