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The Reef Ocean Resort
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My brother is buying a condo in Vero Beach so we decided to come and explore! We booked a studio and it was on the second floor facing the beach! A short walk to pool and hot tub. The studio was well planned and offered all the comforts we needed. Comfy bed and bedding. Sofa area with TV that swings to service both bed and sofa. Kitchen works for us because we eat out most the time. Bobby's restaurant is steps away from our room and the food was great! The Club Hamburger was wonderful. Room service offered new towels and other services daily. Front desk was always helpful and we did not have one problem. We really enjoyed Vero Beach. The summer months are not busy and it's easy to get reservations at all the good restaurants! A community with lots of charm. Easy parking near units.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jana M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We first went to Reef Ocean on an Interval International timeshare exchange. It's a long story, but let's leave it that they put us in a claustrophobic hotel style room with a galley kitchen, no view, no privacy that would have left us absolutely miserable.

If you are considering a timeshare exchange for this property, that is what you will get unless you pay a large upgrade fee. That's the good- news-bad news. We bit the bullet and paid the additional $400 to save our vacation. It was a great choice! We had a lovely one-bedroom with a balcony, small kitchen and view of the pool and ocean. We loved it so much that we have bought our own timeshare unit there -- right on the ocean!

Reef Ocean is a fairly dated property. There is absolutely noting pretentious about it. The furnishings are basic and adequate. Ditto for the kitchen. We found it very comfortable and met some interesting people.

The big draw is the beautiful and isolated stretch of beach and the fact that the patios of the oceanfront units (100 and 500 rooms) are steps from the sand. We loved it that the resort is very concerned about the welfare of the nesting sea turtles there, to the point where they ask forks to keep their lights off at night or curtains closed to prevent disturbances to nesting moms.

We absolutely fell in love with Bobby's, the on-premise restaurant. It had the best prime rib ever--a huge portion for a very reasonable price that they allows us to split.

Room Tip: Go for a 100 or 500 unit--these are the ones that face the ocean.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend this place. Everywhere on property employees are smoking & my family continually had to walk through clouds of smoke just to get to pool or beach and to get upstairs to room. There are big buckets of cigarette butts located on sidewalks & it's disgusting. Also, the pool is extremely hot for Florida summer & I was told it's heated, which makes it miserable. Definitely not staying here again.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very good location but found roaches in the room on two times during my stay,would not recommend. also had a exhaust fan stop working in the bathroom n wasn't repaired until 4days later after I told them again.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Im reluctant to post this review as I want to preserve the magic of this place.
It is as the title suggests, the last bastion of family friendly affordable oceanfront accomodations with kitchen and amenities on-site or nearby. The entire complex is low-rise with the 100 & 500 buildings facing the ocean; fellow patrons are for the most part middle aged and older --which translates to no late-night revelers & a peaceful old-school vibe. And did I mention its affordable? Kinda makes me harken back to my youth in the 1970s on Kauai in those 2 story oceanfront condos with my family. And the rates, too!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Dana S
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Address: 3450 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1683
Region: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Vero Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Vero Beach
Price Range: $119 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Reef Ocean Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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