by Terry Ward
Part of the luxurious Opal Collection of hotels, this hideaway on Florida’s Atlantic Coast is a favorite family escape. Located in the quiet town of Jensen Beach, between Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa has 178 rooms fronting a lovely stretch of sand. Marble countertops and roomy walk-in showers are standard throughout all of the rooms, and all rooms have private balconies for maximizing views of the pools or ocean.
The Dune Beach bar is a sweet little spot to sip a cocktail at day’s end, and there’s family dining at Drift Kitchen + Bar and the Reflections Pool Bar, too.
When you’re not enjoying the sand and ocean, there are two onsite pools, both heated in winter, where you can cool off and relax.
Our Editor Loves
- Two onsite pools
- Onsite family dining
- Intimate location
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I accidentally stumbled upon this hotel while looking for a quick weekend getaway with my husband to celebrity our anniversary. We travel quite a bit, and this is hands down the nicest hotel we’ve stayed in domestically. The rooms are impeccable and so beautifully appointed. I love the clean nautical theme you’ll find throughout the property. The service is wonderful, everyone is friendly and accommodating. The restaurant selections are superb and my husband was amazed at how quickly the dishes come out. The location of the property is directly on the beach with beautiful ocean views. We stayed in a pool view room, which was lovely but will stay in an ocean front next time. We had such a great time and it was such a beautiful property, we didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to go back!
Lovely property with nice restaurant and staff. Pretty lobby and fresh coastal rooms.
Took off the last star for the insulting behavior from staff at beach.
There is a $30 resort fee which includes beach chairs NO TOWELS (get your own we were told) and to add insult to injury they REMOVED the umbrella out from under us because we would not pay an addition
$15 dollars..... literally they took it away!!!!!
Management should reconsider this unacceptable practice as I do not think this small income is worth alienating your guests.
Just a last note..... several families had the same experience where the attendant actually removed the umbrella from under them. We were all laughing at this outrageous practice.