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
This beautiful hotel is perfectly located on the beach. The rooms are gorgeous, but it is the staff that makes this so outstanding. Grace is the absolute perfect hostess and makes everyone feel appreciated. She immediately recognizes guests and make everyone feel important. It is her attention to detail that blows everyone away. I stay in hotels six nights a week, and every time I want a perfect getaway, this is the location I choose.
Just came back from 2 night stay here and it exceeded my expectations. It was my first time in vero & at the kimpton as well. I will definitely be coming back! I also want to say that customer service is top knotch here! They go above and beyond for you! Their pooside service was a plus for me. Only thing I would have to say that they can improve their menu at Colbat. I feel like it needed more variety options. I don't eat fish or seafood so I was limited on what to eat. But there is a few restaurants and shops that are walking distance or a quick 5-7 min drive. The resort is beautiful & clean and there beach is great too! I want to say a special thank you to Awet & Carly as well for helping me with my reservation.Also to pool service blond girl forgot her name but she was so pleasant and always took care of us. Do yourself a favor and book a vacation here you won't regret it!
My wife and I have stayed twice now, in September 2018 and 2019. This past weekend was our most recent stay, and even better than last year. The hotel is very beautiful, the service is absolutely wonderful, the pool and beach were terrific, and the food and drinks were incredible. Thank you for a great stay!! We will make this an annual trip, and visit for dinner, etc., in the near future.