My husband and I have stayed at Surf Song for the past 4 summers.
The first 3 years we stayed in room 256. It is a studio right above the pool. Small and not glamorous but perfect for what we want: gorgeous view of the ocean from the bay window, close to the grills and pool. Read the description closely before booking this room as it is basically a motel room with a fridge, but you can't beat the price and still be right on the beach.
This past year we took our children and stayed in room 239, in the "newer" hotel side of the resort. We had a nice balcony and good side view of the beach. The room was a one bedroom one bath, and the bath was rather large. The kitchen could use some updating, but the rest of the rooms were very nice.
The weather the week we stayed (week of July 4th) was not good so we spent more time in the room than I would have liked. The hallway (an interior corridor) that lead to the rooms was loud. Throughout the day and night I could hear people coming and going, especially children up and down the hallway. I was thankful our room was near the end of the hallway and that lessened the number of people walking about. 2 out of the 4 days I was at the resort, however, the elevator was out of order. One of those days was the day I checked out and was a real hassle since I had to carry all of my families things down the stairs.
The pool at this hotel is one of the nicest I have been in. While it isn't large, it is in great condition and allows for different groups of people to socialize and enjoy the pool at the same time. They lock the pool at night (9:30, which I think is early), but I understand it is to keep the noise level down. There are many lounge chairs available between the pool and the beach for catching some rays, and the beach is steps away.
There are three propane grills available on a patio to cook on, however, during our most recent stay all three were having issues and had to be started with a lighter.
John's Pass with shopping, and restaurant's is directly across the street and an easy walk.
Check in is at 4:00, and check out is at 10:00. It would be nice if checkout was at 11:00, the extra hour would have been nice.
The resort managers/owners have attempted to institute policies which keep this hotel from becoming a "party" hotel, which I appreciate. Visitors are supposed to obtain visitor passes, and parking is very limited. That being said, it was understandably very crowded on July 4th.
We will continue to stay at this hotel for years to come, because the location and price can't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Song Resort is not your typical high rise hotel. Only 40 units, all individually owned. No two units are alike, offering hotel units, studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Large beach front heated pool. Directly on Madeira Beach at John's Pass. Managed by SunHost Resorts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Song Hotel Madeira Beach
- Surf Song Madeira Beach
- Surf Song Resort Madeira Beach, Florida