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4.3 out of 5

"Loved the property! Very clean. Room was ok but very clean. Planned on eating at the onsite restaurant however found out it was closed on Thursday ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools

On the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of this Central Beach hotel, you'll find Sexton Plaza Beach and Vero Beach Museum of Art. Riverside Theatre and Vero Beach Municipal Marina are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, dining

This smoke-free hotel features a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 40 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include kitchenettes and furnished balconies or patios.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$180* Per night/room May 30 - May 31

The Driftwood Resort ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Driftwood Resort

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Loved the property! Very clean. Room was ok but very clean. Planned on eating at the onsite restaurant however found out it was closed on Thursday which was when we were there. One night stay. Ate there on Friday and the food was very good. Was sad they didn't have chairs on the beach, however it was a beautiful place. Would go back again.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 28, 2021 by Amy Raymond, Asst General Manager

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to your next visit.

4 out of 5
Loved the location and the beach... unit smelled like moth balls when we first arrived. Took awhile to air out. Unit was dated but very clean ... until in the evening a roach crawled across the floor. Ick.

Posted by , from Orlando on Nov 29, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 30, 2020 by Jeanne

Thank you for your comments, sorry you found a roach in the room. We do have professional exterminators every month but an occasional bug does still show up. We hope you will return again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 2019 by Jeanne

Thank you!

5 out of 5
I want to move in permanently. ❤️❤️ Food, staff, views, location, convenience, price-all great.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2019 by Jeanne

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Driftwood! We hope you return again soon!

5 out of 5

I love the Driftwood!!

I have stayed at the Driftwood Resort several times, none better than the one this past June. We had a room with a jacuzzi tub, a king bed, a kitchen and a living room. We could hear the ocean from our room, it was only about 50 feet to the beach. It's such a relaxing place. The restaurant was casual and had entertainment all 3 days we were there. I love the rocking chairs that were in front of our room. I'll definintely be going back again, it's our favorite place in Florida, especially after going to the theme parks for a few days, we need to relaxation that this resort always provides.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2009

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4 out of 5

Wonderful treasure on Treasure Coast

What a wonderful little escape we found in Vero Beach. We stayed in August and what was supposed to be a one night visit turned into a week long stay. Our room was very comfortable for the two of us with a queen bed, small kitchen and living room. We had a nice view of the ocean too. The restaurant on site had entertainment in the afternoons and serves the biggest pile of nachos I've ever seen. There is so much history on this property that we spent one entire day just walking around and asking employees where all the different things came from. We can't wait to return next year.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009

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2 out of 5

Driftwood Reality

If you are comfortable at a 1-2 star resort then this place will be great. The original buildings were made of driftwood and old planks by a very interesting character named Waldo. The restaurant is named after him. The food is pricey for what you get and not very good. There were bands playing on the patio every afternoon by the pool. Our room was very small for the money and really needed renovation to bring it up to modern standards. The air conditioning unit was extremely loud and old. I would not recommend this place to my friends.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2009

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Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. Cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools at The Driftwood Resort, and enjoy summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This 3-star Vero Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1937
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Driftwood Resort offers 40 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include double sofa beds. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 30-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Vero Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Waldo's Restaurant & Bar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 8.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

This property accepts credit cards

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Minimum guest age is 21
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 8.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Driftwood Resort
  • Driftwood Resort Vero Beach
  • Driftwood Vero Beach
  • The Driftwood Resort Hotel
  • The Driftwood Resort Vero Beach
  • The Driftwood Resort Hotel Vero Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.