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Sun Burst Inn
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

The Sun Burst Inn was a gem find! It's located right on the beach, so you don't have to walk 50 million miles to get to the sand. We stayed in Room 19, and you can see the beach right from the living room window. Out the door, walk across the quaint, little patio (which was great, because you could sit out on the patio and have a drink and a smoke while you listen to the waves), and the beach was right there.

As for the room, it was clean and comfortable, and had everything I needed. In fact, I daydreamed about living there!

As for the hosts, Marilyn, Michael, and Amy at the front desk, they were all great. They gave me some perks to make me feel more comfortable, and recommendations for good places to eat in the area.

I seldom give ":5s" on ratings and scores and such, but really can't think of a good reason not to do so this time. So, a 5 it is!

Room Tip: I recommend either room 19 (ground floor), 20, 21, or 22 (these are upstairs with a deck).
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2013

Hi Lorna;

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating. We hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again!

Michael, Marilyn & Amy

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Great place to stay, has a true 50's FL motel feel with affordable prices. We were so pleasantly surprised how clean the rooms were. The owners and management were so friendly and helpful. We thought the lack of a pool was going to be a let down but the secluded beach soon made us forget about a pool. There are also chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas for the beach at no additional cost along with free use of beach towels too. They also have a gas grill for the guests to use which was a great added bonus as we cooked burgers, hotdogs and drank beer while we watched the sun set with some old friends who came to visit us. The management made room for our friends to park their car at the bar across the street which was awesome as they have limited parking onsite. We loved this quaint little motel and for sure will be back. The only reason I didn't give this little gem an excellent rating was that the beds and pillows are somewhat uncomfortable and need to be upgraded but out side of that this place was a grandslam.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank PPB_Beach-Boy
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2013

Thanks for the great review. We hope you can make it down our way again.

Sorry about the bed not being comfortable. I bought memory foam for the sofa beds but hadn't gotten any complaints on the regular mattresses.

Hope to have you back soon!

Michael,Marilyn & Amy

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Upon reading the reviews, I decided to stay her with my girlfriend. We both enjoyed the room, and will be repeat guests (already stayed there twice in the last month) First time we were in room 12, second time we stayed in room 21. Room 21 is a guest favorite and well worth the extra $$
Sunset was amazing, and the owners cat put on a show for us, catching dragon fly's. Front desk staff were friendly, accommodating, and a pleasure to speak with. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you all again soon!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patrick F
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Hi Patrick;

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to many more visits in the future and hope our rooftop kitty's can be just as entertaining when you return!

Michael, Marilyn & Amy.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was our first time staying in Indian Shores, and we are so happy we chose the Sun Burst Inn. This is a great little place right on the beach. It is family owned and run, and they are extremely nice and make you feel at home. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We had room 13, which is a one bedroom unit with a full kitchen, a queen size bed and a full size sofa bed (which was very comfortable for a sofa bed). They do not have a pool, but with such an amazing beach, we did not miss having a pool. Across, the street is the Indian Shores Coffee Company, which is an AMAZING coffee shop and bakery. There are also many restaurants nearby.
We liked our stay at the Sun Burst Inn so much, we already booked another stay for this year.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Hi Lissette;

Thank you so much for the glowing review. I am so happy you enjoyed yourself and plan on coming back.

Don't forget to tell your friends!

Michael, Marilyn & Amy

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

My husband and I, my husband's mother, and two dogs recently stayed in a one bedroom, and there were plusses and minuses about Sunburst Inn. We were hoping to get into our room at around noon, but there was a busted pipe below our room, so the maintenance staff had to tear up our bathroom to get to the pipe. We finally got into the room around three o'clock, which was the normal check-in time. The busted pipe was not something that the staff could control and they did apologize that we were not able to get in sooner. We had lunch and then hung out in the beach area until our room was ready. it was slightly inconvenient since we had all of our luggage and two dogs.

The decor and furnishings are very old (think 70's), but the place is immaculate. There is an air conditioner, but it is in the living room. My husband and I slept in the bedroom the first night with the door closed and it was very hot for us; meanwhile, his mom was freezing and uncomfortable on the sofa bed. We switched for the next night, and everyone was happy. The bathroom is tiny and we only got one towel per person. We tried several times to exchange our towels, but every time we went down to the office, it was closed, and no one answered the intercom, so that was disappointing. The room smelled musty and we asked for some air freshener and the staff brought some up right away.

The beach area behind the Inn is tiny, but there is a nice private beach, and you can take the chairs from the Inn and move them onto the beach, as long as you return them, so that is very nice and convenient. We were able to lay out on the beach just at the edge of where the resort meets the beach and have our dogs with us, so that was really great.

We stayed at this resort mainly because it was on the beach and is pet friendly. We had stayed once before, so we knew that the furnishings and appliances were very old, but everything works. We will definitely stay at this Inn again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor and it was a bit difficult for my husband's 84 year old mom to get up and down the stairs. There is no elevator.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank DSullivan1964
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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Thank you for the review. We do hope that you come back again in the future and we are updating the units as fast as we can, as an example #15 is getting a full bathroom remodel that should be finished within the next couple of days. At that point we will look at what other units most need help and try to get it done. We have added the murals in all of the rooms in the past year and also ripped out all the carpet and re-tiled all the upstairs rooms to make them pet friendly (before then we could only allow pets in the downstairs units).

Not sure why nobody answered the intercom as we are always on site, and when we are off site we leave our cell phone number on the office door. as for the towels, we do a towel and linen exchange every day from 10 am to 3 or 4 pm.

Anyway, thanks again for the review and please tell your friends!

Michael, Marilyn & Amy

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