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Hotel Palms

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Hotel Palms, formerly the Palms Retro, is a boutique hotel located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, The property recently underwent an eight month renovation to include 11 new guest rooms, beer and wine lounge, and private courtyard. A combination of single queens, double queens, and kings, the guest accommodations at Hotel Palms also include a 450 sf., one-bedroom king suite with a queen sleeper sofa as well as a Bunk Room. The Bunk Room is approximately 200 square feet and has a twin over full bunk bed. Located three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and in walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Beaches Town Center, the Hotel Palms is the ideal getaway for travelers who desire the boutique hotel experience. Because the Hotel Palms is locally owned and operated, guests are encouraged to participate in activities that locals enjoy throughout their stay. From bike riding through the neighboring residential areas and eating at locally owned restaurants to day tripping to the nearby towns of historic St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach, the Hotel Palms staff is always available to provide recommendations and even create customizable itineraries, which will set guests up with activities based on their interests. Situated on a corner lot, the Hotel Palms consists of a single building of connected rooms whose doors face a private courtyard. Each room was designed with a nod to vernacular architecture, which is highlighted through the use of reclaimed wood headboards and custom art pieces, made from palm tree bootjacks. Hotel Palms features 11 airy rooms, many of which have workspaces and sitting areas that look out to the courtyard. Unique light fixtures, large area rugs, bright and beachy throw pillows, and original concrete flooring dotted with coquina shell are just a few of the elements that make each Hotel Palms guest feel as if they've escaped to a private beach bungalow for the weekend. In addition to newly renovated guest rooms and customized itineraries, Hotel Palms guests can also enjoy a private beer and wine lounge, outdoor seating and lounge areas, and an outside fireplace. Regional craft beers from local breweries are served in The Lounge, as well as wines by the glass and/or bottle. Guests can enjoy free bike and foam board rentals, as well as complimentary Wifi throughout the property. Last, but certainly not least, Hotel Palms offers in-room breakfast delivery service as part of an exclusive partnership with local restaurant, Happy Cup.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

. We will continue to visit this property. We made a special trip or our way back north to stop by and spend another night here. The staff is very friendly, and conversations over coffee in the morning’s or tremendous in the office area.

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Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank huck743
Response from HotelPalms, Front Office Manager at Hotel PalmsResponded October 30, 2018

We are delighted you have chosen us the past couple trips through Atlantic Beach and anticipate future visits! Thanks!

Reviewed October 19, 2018

I was there for two weeks, the service was excellent, the rooms are very comfortable and the location of this place is perfect, near a lot of restaurants and walking distance to the beach. I totally recommend this hotel.

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Date of stay: September 2018
Thank mcastellar
Response from HotelPalms, Front Office Manager at Hotel PalmsResponded October 20, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

We've stayed twice and love it. The managers are super nice, the rooms and courtyard mid-century perfection and it's a quick walk to the beach. Coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon a plus. The only things that would make it better is...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Amy B
Response from HotelPalms, Front Office Manager at Hotel PalmsResponded October 20, 2018

Hey Amy! Thanks for the great review and for the feedback. We really appreciate it and look forward to your future visits :)

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I love this area of Florida and I love this hotel. We have a family condo in this area but for one night it was full of family so we had the opportunity to stay here. It was so clean and accommodating! The concrete floors...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Deneen Z
Response from HotelPalms, Front Office Manager at Hotel PalmsResponded October 13, 2018

Hello, Deneen! It was our pleasure to have you all stay with us! We look forward to your next visit to the hotel :)

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Hotel provides great location and service. Always very clean and inviting atmosphere. Staff friendly and responsive. Owners live locally and bring local events to the hotel on evenings and weekends that encourage hotel guests to enjoy.

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Date of stay: August 2018
Thank gwlipsey2
Response from HotelPalms, Front Office Manager at Hotel PalmsResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks greatly for being a patron. We hope to see you soon!

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April 16, 2018|
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Response from lmlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are.
Cathie L
March 28, 2017|
Response from HotelPalms | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not! Chandler
February 10, 2016|
Response from PalmsRetro | Property representative |
See you then!!
Room Tips
"Clean, very invitingFriendly employees. The area beach is an excellent place within walking distance"
Oct. 21, 2018
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"Loved all of our rooms, bunk bed suite, suite with the comfy pullout and two queens"
Oct. 18, 2018
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"The Suite provides extra space and separate bedroom for longer stays."
Oct. 12, 2018
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"Lots of thought and TLC went into designing this room."
Oct. 11, 2018
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US$134 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the palms retro hotel atlantic beach
The Palms Retro
United StatesFloridaAtlantic Beach
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