Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- All rooms have balconies
- Walking distance to restaurants, bars and boutiques
- Firepit overlooking the beach
- Nightly lobby wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Pet-friendly — all pets are welcome, at no additional charge
What To Know
- Wireless Internet costs $10 a day unless you join the hotel’s free Karma Rewards program
- Although there are no coffee or tea facilities in the room, both are offered for free in the lobby each morning
- Valet parking is the only option and costs $15 a night
- Vero Beach is about two hours from Orlando and 2.5 hours from Miami
- A $25.68 resort fee per night will be collected at the hotel checkout (this includes two beach chairs, use of the hotel's bicycles and more)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Few Florida beach towns can compete with the laid-back but upscale appeal of Vero Beach, a village of snowbirds and surfers about 140 miles north of Miami along the Treasure Coast. Opened in 2007, the 113-room property was originally a condo community, so the rooms are spacious. The interiors nod to a gracious colonial past, with hardwood furnishings and a muted modern palette.
Bed and Bath
Dark wood shutters and furnishings conjure a West Indies feel, while natural fiber carpets, smooth Jerusalem stone floors and a slate-blue/chocolate color scheme keep things contemporary-cool. The granite and marble bathrooms are extra roomy with glass-enclosed rain showers, fluffy robes and makeup mirrors.
Common areas at the hotel include a pool and hot tub on the main deck, with access down to the beach (where lounge chairs and umbrellas are provided), an ocean-view terrace with a fire pit and a lounge area. The spa has steamrooms and offers all the usual treatments, and there’s a good-size fitness room. Of the two on-site restaurants, Cobalt is the fancier, serving small plates of charred octopus and clams, and entrees such as crispy-skin golden tilefish with herb spaetzle and truffle puree. With its casual fare and open-air seating, Heaton’s Bar and Grill is a good spot for a late lunch.
In the Area
It would be easy just to stick around the hotel for your entire stay, but it’s nice to know that you’re just a short stroll from other dining and shopping options in one of Florida’s most appealing east coast towns. Tiffany lamps are paired with fishing buoys for a rustic, Old Florida look at the waterfront Ocean Grill. Afterwards, grab a fruity cocktail at the sand-floored Capt. Hiram’s SandBar, in nearby Sebastian. American artisans get the spotlight at the eclectic Laughing Dog Gallery, where you can shop for everything from chandeliers and paintings to handmade hourglasses. Spot alligators, manatees and ospreys during a 2.5-hour paddling tour along the Indian River Lagoon with Kayaks, Etc.. Early 20th-century American works, many with nautical or marine themes, are featured at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. In June and July rangers lead visitors on guided walks at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge to witness sea turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.
How to Get There
We had a very unpleasant experience with the booking of this hotel. We made a reservation last weekend for a two bedroom suite through a third party site, getaroom.com. When we called today to confirm the reservation, we found out that they sold our two bedroom suite to another person because they were fully booked and they could charge them an extra $600. We were stuck with a smaller bedroom because the Kimpton has a scheme to screw people who get a good deal in order to make more money. Not fair to good people who make a long drive and try to enjoy a vacation on their property. Diana at the front desk would not accommodate us at all or give us an extra room-which we paid for. Will never be staying with Kimpton again!!!!!
Rude staff and unpleasant front desk. Nice hotel but service stinks, We’ve been staying here for years but unfortunately the service continues to decline and I were getting is bad service of people with attitude
I travel often for work and pleasure and I noticed the dedication to customer service the moment I pulled into the valet---greeted by Head Valet Jack, and he set the tone for a fabulous stay.
I felt like royalty---staff members always smiled and stepped aside to let us pass---just unreal service.
Everything was easy---the beach set up with chairs--perfect. The room was big/clean and luxurious. Will be back for sure!
Took my wife to this Hotel for our 34th Anniversary. The Kimpton never disappoints us! We had a fantastic stay in Vero Beach as Awet Sium and his staff did an incredible job of making a pleasant and enjoyable visit. We will definitely come again!
I had a family event at the restaurant Cobalt in the hotel and had my family members stay at the hotel
The property is perfect for families
The rooms are enormous
Great pool and pool bar
Right on the beautiful beach
The staff was amazingly accommodating