The Palms Retro Hotel and Hitty at the Beach

Submitted by Hitty Gale

My recent road trip included a stop at Atlantic Beach and a stay at the Palms Retro Hotel.  We got to the beach before sunrise but the local fishermen were there and had already caught the first fish of the day.

The Palms  is a newly renovated 50’s era hotel with themed rooms and a beautifully landscaped courtyard.  The hotel is just a short walk from the beach and the Atlantic Beach Town Center where you will find brick streets lined with palm trees and old-fashioned street lights.  The unique boutique shops and restaurants have something for every budget.  Since we had eaten a big lunch, we had barbecue chicken on a stick at a cost of $1.50!

Modern conveniences such as high speed WiFi, large flat screen TV, and remote controlled Hunter fan, are an added bonus to the delightful Dudes Room where we stayed.  

This is a 50’s era hotel, however.  The bathroom is not large and has only a shower and no vanity.  A corner shelf is available for your toiletries and the linens are very nice—extra-large, soft bath towels.  The hotel has no pool—but it’s just a short walk to the beach.

The Times Room, also known as the breakfast room, is just too cool!  A continental breakfast is available from 7 a.m.until check-out time.  

The Palms Retro is a reasonably priced and fun place to stay. I would rate it 5 Stars for atmosphere, cleanliness and service.  For more information go to   For beautiful beaches, I recommend the beaches of  Jacksonville and St Augustine.

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