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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 were supposed to have a king size bed and rollaway. We got in at 11:30pm. The hotel was completely booked. It was 3 of us. My husband, son and I. We could not fit a rollaway in the room. However, the front desk was accommodating and gave us a room with 2 beds. Wonderful service!!
We stayed here for a quick weekend away. We ate at the Cobalt and it was delicious. We did massages at the spa and it was amazing. The pool and beach were the best! The staff was so helpful, welcoming and friendly. I have not one complaint. We will go back!
I have visited this hotel for years, and IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS!.. On this visit I was here to celebrate my Dads 90th birthday. We had a private room in the Cobolt restaurant, and the food and service were spectacular. Special thanks to Courtney for arrangements, Jessica for her wonderful service, and everyone else for making it a great evening!!