Fodor's Expert Review Disney's Vero Beach Resort

9250 Island Grove Terr., Vero Beach, Florida, 32963, USA

This oceanfront, family-oriented retreat tucked away in a residential stretch of Orchid Island has a retro Old Florida design with understated Mickey Mouse flair, plus, it's an easy drive to Disney World in Orlando (just about 90 minutes). It's part of Disney's time-share program but also rents available rooms just like any other hotel. The artfully conceived four-story main building, separate villas, and six beach cottages are reminiscent of 19th-century Florida, and you will find hidden treasurers related to sea turtles and Florida's rich history. All rooms come equipped with wet bars, mini-refrigerators, toasters, and microwaves; upgraded rooms offer full kitchens and laundry facilities. Although there are not too many dining options in the immediate area, the resort has some great eateries of its own: Shutters serves American food and has character breakfasts on Saturday morning, and Sonya's has wood-fired steaks and creative seafood. The highest rates here are in the summer, so spring, fall, and winter (except for two weeks in March) are perfect times to find deals.

PROS

  • a great pool with waterslide and kiddie splash pool
  • campfire circle
  • several dining options on property

CONS

  • far from shopping and dining options
  • minimal Disney-themed decor
  • minimal Disney-theme decor
  • Disney prices

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ViewsFamily
Lively
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 772-234–2000 | 407-939–7540

HOTEL DETAILS

181 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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