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Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I actually booked the room for my 90 year old aunt. She loved it and couldn't be happier with her stay there. Greg made her feel like family. I'll recommend our family to the Palms when ever they are in town.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Dawn, Thank you so much for taking the time to review you Aunt's stay at The Hotel Palms on her behalf. She was so nice and complimentary, and we look forward to her next visit here. We genuinely care about each of our guests and our hotel culture is very family and community oriented. Thanks again and see you soon....

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This trendy hotel is the only boutique hotel in the area that truly has fused modern amenities with vintage charm. Came to for a long weekend and didn't want to leave. Walking distance to a ton of great restaurants and bars.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Tim, We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms. You nailed it / We have modernized an amazing historic beaches property that is truly one of a kind in the Jacksonville Beaches area. We are looking forward to your next visit here. See you soon. Greg

Brunswick, Georgia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Greg & his staff were professional and wonderful. We loved the new improvements to the hotel rooms and courtyard area. The addition of the lounge and office to the front of the property were an excellent decision and great use of limited space. We will definitely be back next year and sometime in between!

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms. We are very passionate about what we do, and your kind words mean so much to us. It was great to host your group for your annual GA/FL weekend. Our new lounge and the indoor / outdoor flow into the patio is perfect for...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Recently renovated and was very nice. We were with a large group. Recently renovated top to bottom! Great party area in courtyard. Owners very nice and very involved in property. Close to Beach and great restaurants.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms. We are locally owned and operated, and are very passionate about our property and our guest's enjoyment. Your group was awesome and it was great to see you all have such a good time. We hope to see you again soon. Greg

Suwanee, Georgia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Hotel Palms was recently renovated and it is a very nice place to stay. The location is great and the people at the hotel are very nice. I will always stay here when I visit Atlantic Beach. The rate was also reasonable. Highly recommended

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Max, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms and will always do whatever we can to make sure your stay is 100% enjoyable. We always want our guests to come back, and we look forward to your next visit. I am glad you enjoyed our great location and that you found the...

Folsom, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Hotel Palms is located in a friendly, easy to navigate area of businesses and neighborhoods. It is a 3 block walk to the beach, a 4 block walk to Bull Memorial Park (on East Coast Dr.), close to restaurants, shopping, library, and other services. The bus system is also good and easy to use. The owners have done a...

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay here at The Hotel Palms. The Beaches town center and the surrounding neighborhoods of Jacksonville's beaches are some of the best in Florida and we are glad you enjoyed the neighborhood experience that the hotel provides. We hope to see you again soon. Greg

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our stay was better than expected, since hurricane Matthew had recently passed through. The rooms and bathrooms have vasly been improved, though I miss the old themes. We were so impressed, we went ahead and made reservations for next year.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms. Even though you still had some nostalgia for the themed rooms, it is awesome you enjoyed the newly renovated property and so much indeed that you booked for next year. I enjoyed getting to know you guys during your stay and we look forward...

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our 3rd getaway stay at Hotel Palms and certainly won't be our last. The staff is always super friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious! Borrow a bike or walk just about anywhere you want to go... the beach, restaurants, markets and shopping. Hotel Palms is charming!

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Hotel Palms. It is awesome that you continue to come see us for your getaways, and we are glad you find the rooms to be so accommodating. We look forward to your next trip here and will see you soon. Greg

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I can't say enough about Hotel Palms... It was such a great stay... I actually extended my stay and worked from the lounge. Room was designed well. I had the chance to view other rooms within the hotel and they were equally as impressive. I'm returning to Jax in December and I'm 100% staying here.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

Sean, Your review of your stay at The Hotel Palms is greatly appreciated. We are glad you were able to tap into the setup of our lounge space for what suited you. We are looking forward to having you back in December. Definitely check out another room option this time around. Greg

Nyc
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed a couple of nights and will be back 100% Well done, brand new complete renovation of a classic beach hotel. Comfortable rooms with updated aesthetic. Rain showers! Nice grass communal courtyard with palms and a fireplace. They provided bikes to ride 3min to the beach. Owners were very accommodating and even got a couple free beers.

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infoJ1407DO, Owner at Hotel Palms, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at The Hotel Palms. Your right; this is a classic beach hotel. We are stoked you were comfortable and feeling the aesthetic of the renovation. It always makes us happy when guests hop on the bikes and enjoy the courtyard. We hope to have you again soon...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Palms

Address: 28 Sherry Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-5270 (Formerly The Palms Retro)
Region: United States > Florida > Atlantic Beach
Price Range: $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Palms 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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The Palms Retro Hotel Atlantic Beach
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“Room 310 and 311 are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles V1364QSlindam, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room has been freshly renovated. The rooms are well laid out, with nice bathrooms, TV, and a small refrigerator.”
 of 5 bubbles douglashZ3782PG, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make your reservation ahead of time, so you cas select what you desire.”
 of 5 bubbles lmlipp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mayport visiting families great spot!”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineS778, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They have various sizes and room remodels.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanF800, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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