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Bossier City, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Sometimes it's nice to go back in time to the simpler days. Driftwood is a family owned and operated old Florida style riverfront cottage and motel, right on the Indian River in Jensen Beach. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch of our 1 bedroom unit watching the pelicans and ospreys soaring over the river. The price is better than...

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Simpsonville
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Why stay at a chain hotel on a 3 week business trip when you can stay at the Driftwood Motel and have your glass of wine in the evening on their dock on the Indian River? I am so very glad I chose the Driftwood Motel and I loved every minute I was there. A great place to come home...

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Patrice, Thank you so much for the flattering review! It was great to see how much you were enjoying yourselves at the Driftwood. The dock is always a special place to relax and enjoy a favorite glass of wine. I hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Irene Driftwood

Fullerton, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came to Driftwood Motel on a recommendation of our brother's friend who had stayed there recently. We could not have been more pleased with this motel. We were in the final couple weeks of an 8 week road trip with our dog lucy and had stayed in plenty of best westerns, red roof inn's etc...nothing to write home about,...

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very flattering review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your family at the Driftwood. I always enjoy sharing the history of the motel and of course sharing best places to go in the area for food and entertainment. We will be very much looking forward to your return. Thanks Irene Driftwood

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Unusual spot for an overnight stay. Best bit was the 60 second walk to Conchy Joe's restaurant which served a great meal on the River edge. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the motels little wooden jetty also. Downsides are the noisy train track that wakes you up. The owner wasn't friendly and check in after 5:30pm seemed inconvenient...

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

I had a dinner engagement with my family and was in a bit of a hurry that evening but waited to check you in and give you my restaurant suggestions. I actually found it a little funny that you found someone's false teeth under the bed. That's something you wouldn't think someone could ever forget. The room was finished about...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Family owned, friendly. Clean (walking distance to all dining & shops) 3 minutes from beach and fishing dock across the street. A fun area for all ages. all types of entertainment. book a vacation at the driftwood motel

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It certainly is a great area for people that love the outdoors and fine dining. We hope to see you next time your in the area. Thanks, Irene

kyfusion
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

During our 4 day stay here we came to love it. It's not your big box motel, it's family owned and old Florida style. Let me start by saying our cottage was decorated super cute and spotless clean. It had everything you could ask for. A frig, stove microwave and all the kitchen gear you might need. It's a very...

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a real pleasure meeting you and sharing all the great things to do in the area. So many of or customers delight in watching television Dolphins play in the Indian River Lagoon. I get excited every time I spot them myself. We look forward to your return to the Driftwood. Thanks, Irene

Reviewed 23 May 2016

A delightful end to my business day in Jensen Beach. The individual cottages are cozy and clean. Irene can tell you her family's history of this quaint location with a sparkle in her eye. People search all through the state to find old Florida charm. Look no further this is it.

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driftwoodjb, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Pamela, What a wonderful review. You were a real delight to have at the Driftwood. I'm glad you enjoyed my family's history here. I enjoy nothing more than to share my love for the Driftwood and Jensen Beach. It certainly is a quaint laid back atmosphere. I've made a point on keeping that old Florida Charm that attracted my family...

Lambertville, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great location. Old Florida feeling to the efficiency units. Clean, friendly and use of dock. Liked it so much, we extended our stay from four days to a week and a half. Great nearby restaurants, beaches and parks. Close to great shopping.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is the most awesome place to stay! Each room is its own bungalow, spotlessly clean, gorgeous view of the Indian River and close to the local shops and restaurants. Irene the owner will do anything to make your stay comfortable and she is a wealth of information about where to eat and what to do in the area. We...

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I found Driftwood on web and got the last unit #5 at the last minute (Thanks Ilene!) They'd get a 5 if i'd known about the fire pit! Its a great place, you wont be disappointed ! Its a family business and it shows. Its a 1/8 mile to the entertainment district (can easily walk it ) The beach is...

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Family owned and operated since 1958, spanning three generations. Quietly nestled on the banks of the tropical Indian River. Your Florida Getaway with private fishing dock, magnifcent sunrises over the Indian River and just 5 minutes to Hutchinson Island beaches, historical downtown Jensen Beach, Stuart-Florida and magnifcent waterfront restaurants. Private cottages available with full kitchens. Just 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and 2 hours to Miami and Orlando. ... more   less 

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Address: 4150 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957-4099
Region: United States > Florida > Jensen Beach
Number of rooms: 10
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“I had Room #5 and it was perfect for a single or a couple, and did have an extra twin bed if needed it! Nice little shaded patio!”
 of 5 bubbles 869patricej, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“units 1 and 2 are nice on the end, we loved our spot, but the the honeymoon suite was so cute too!”
 of 5 bubbles cynthiat417, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead. The rooms are all different sizes.”
 of 5 bubbles pamelapH7255HN, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms that are connected as units are more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 530pattyr, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great, but I would recommend spending the extra $ to get the larger cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles SeanWOW, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
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