With a son interested in a career in the United States Navy, I am very conscious of the intent of the holiday. I recognize the sacrifices our soldiers have made, allow for us the choice to spend the long weekend however we choose.
For Memorial Day Weekend 2012, I chose a staycation. The local Hutchinson Island Courtyard by Marriott was offering a Florida Resident rate of $129 per night including breakfast for two. Their rooms include a microwave and a small (but bigger than normal) refrigerator. Being 20 minutes from home, this was within my budget.
Arriving on property early in the day, I was pleasantly surprised my room was ready. Read more about my first day there… click here.
One thing I didn’t talk about in my blog about the first day was the beach wedding. It was setup and over in 3 hours. Weddings by Rachel were the organizers and they did a fabulous job getting setup with minimal disturbance to guests. It was a beautiful sunset wedding.
One important detail… I was going for the relaxing beach experience. There are a variety of things to do in the area. However, that wasn’t in my ‘relaxation’ plan. If you would like to learn more about what the area offers, please visit: www.VisitStLucieFLA.com and www.DiscoverMartin.com.
For the iPad, iPhone and users of other devices that work better on wifi, the property doesn’t seem to have wifi throughout. If like me, you can live without it or have an amazing data package, you’ll be ok. If you rely on wifi, this can prove to be a challenge.
My family and I spent four amazing days on this beachfront property. Everyone from the front desk to the General Manager (who I saw emptying garbage cans, serving breakfast at the Bistro and delivering towels) to the contractors on the sand; were friendly and hospitable. The guest room (our room) and the public areas were clean and fresh, not tired and dated like other beach properties I’ve visited over the years.
Whether you are down the street (of sorts) or coming from ‘a ways away’, this is a fabulous Florida beachfront property where you can stay at a reasonable rate.