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4.5
Very Good 2235 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The Wave features hand-cut steaks, fresh fish and Cuban cuisine from Estefan family recipes
  • Four-legged friends are greeted with treats; beds and water bowls available on request
  • Guests receive a drink ticket for one free mojito, the resort’s signature cocktail

What To Know

  • Sexy and chic, the property might appeal more to adults and couples than families
  • Don’t expect many nightlife options in the area: The resort is the most happening place in Vero Beach
  • The daily $20 resort fee covers amenities such as valet parking, WiFi and fitness center access

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Gloria Estefan’s oceanfront boutique hotel, with SoBe style and a trendy eatery in quaint Vero Beach

The Look

Owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Costa d’Este brings a slice of South Beach to an otherwise sleepy beach town. Circles are a theme here, from the Midcentury Modern exterior to the porthole-style windows and mirrors in the guestrooms. In true SoBe style, the resort goes from day to night in dramatic fashion. A sleek whitewashed exterior comes alive with vibrant lighting in orange, yellow and blue. A slick beaded curtain turns into a colorful canvas with a projected floral image in the lobby, and nooks in the retro stone wall are illuminated by candlelight. A sculpture garden highlighting local artists rounds out the contemporary vibe.

Bed and Bath

Guestrooms are fresh and modern in a palette of white, chocolate-brown and orange, fashioned with teak furniture and accents. Each features a private balcony, some of which overlook the ocean. Bathrooms are spacious and contemporary, with a vessel sink, walk-in shower with built-in bench and Teracotta products.

Beyond

The poolside scene is happening: The Cabana Pool Bar slings mojitos as Latin rhythms pulsate from the speakers. Free perks include sunscreen, chilled scented towels and frozen grapes. Carnivores will delight in the juicy hand-cut steaks, fresh-caught seafood and Latin specialties like ropa vieja, pollo asado and paella straight from Estefan family recipes at the Wave restaurant. (Don’t miss the truffled reggiano yucca fries or the Oprah-approved Cuban black beans.) The small spa is one of the few in the area to offer ashiatsu, a massage technique in which a therapist walks on the guest’s back to stimulate pressure points.

In the Area

Vero Beach is the classic Florida oceanfront setting, but with a less touristy, more small town vibe. Upscale eateries include Ocean Grill, which offers signature dishes such as crab au gratin and orange-sherry roast duck with pecan rice, and the Tides, which features seafood including cedar-planked wild salmon and macadamia-crusted snapper. For a laid-back meal, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill does the Jimmy Buffett atmosphere right, with prime seaside seating, live music and beach bar staples such as shrimp tacos and cheeseburgers in paradise. Satisfy a sweet tooth at Cravings, which has homemade ice cream and warm-from-the-oven pastries, cookies and cakes. Shopaholics will love perusing the specialty boutiques lining Ocean Drive or hunting for brand name deals at the Vero Beach Outlets, a 10-minute drive from the resort.

How to Get There

Costa d’Este Beach Resort and Spa
3244 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2235 Reviews
Best Vacation Ever
Reviewed 13 hours ago

Such a great place to stay. Quiet, peaceful and the staff is incredible. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The hotel is right in the middle of everything. Walking distance to everything. Can’t recommend enough. And Cassidy at the front desk is the best.

Pleasant hotel and friendly staff
Reviewed 15 hours ago

My husband and I visited this hotel for our anniversary. We had a beautiful view from our room. The price was reasonable and the staff was friendly. We ate lunch at the hotel restaurant and my Cuban sandwich was excellent. The hotel was smaller than we imagined but we had a wonderful time.

Gem of the Treasure Coast
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Another wonderful stay at Costa D Este. The hotel, food, beach and most importantly ..the staff all are spectacular! Each staff member made us feel so special and welcome! They really go above and beyond in their service! Chad has created an incredible environment for his guests and staff! All the touches to make our celebration special was so appreciated. I can't wait to go again soon! It is truly the Gem of the Treasure Coast! I love that when I get there I park my car and no reason to get in it again for the entire stay.

Mother/Daughter weekend
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was perfect from checkin to checkout. We enjoyed the spa, the pool, and the restaurant. Everyone from front desk to valet was attentive to all our needs. The rooms were clean and stocked with everything we needed. Highly recommended!

Please stop the god awful music
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel is gorgeous. But the constant blaring of computerized music is terrible and detracts from the usual wonderful, relaxing experience, Also, the drinks are very watered down. Rooms are great staff is incredibly friendly.