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Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

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Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

Trying to plan a vacation around the NCAA Tourney in Tampa in March 08 (spring break yikes!!!) We are a family of 4. Having a hard time finding a decent or upscale place right on the beach. Any reccomendations. Want 2 bedrooms, trying to get a condo no luck.

I have a lead on one of the condo/hotel units has any one stayed at this type of resort and how was it? What's the best beach area , we have a 10 yr old and a 12 yr old. Is it St Pete, Treasure Island, Maderia, Indian Rocks? Thanks for you input!!

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1. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

You could try the Tradewinds Island Grand or the Don Cesar for upmarket St Pete Beach, for a less expensive option try the Alden Resort.

All right on the beach, all good, great places to eat nearby.

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2. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

try vrbo.com i just got a message today that there's a 2 bedroom condo still available during that time #61634

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3. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

vrbo.com

Also you may want to look into the new Sandpearl Resort. It is right on Clearwater Beach and is very nice, just 45 minutes to the St. Pete Times forum.

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4. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

we just got back on the 13th march..stayed at the Alden for 4 nights. fantastic...big beach outside, kid friendly pools *two pools, a barbeque area where you can grill at night and chat overlooking the pool, kitchen, stove, coffee maker, fridge, quiet especially...we loved it. the beach was so impressive but most importantly it was quiet..lots of nice kids in the pool and beach. but quiet at night. bar closed early on beach....old fashioned but clean and friendly. we will return.

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5. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

we also stayed in a condo this trip for two nights...make sure it's not pet friendly if you don't like flea bites and check out how much you have to clean it when you leave and how thin the walls are in the bedroom....next time it's hotel rather than condo....

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6. Re: Best area to stay near Tampa/StPete FL

Hi everyone,

If you notice this post was from Nov. 2007 so I take it they have already had their holiday.

Tarheelfan95, can you update us on where you did stay and any information you may have. It will be helpful to other posters looking for places to stay.

Have a good day.

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