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“DO NOT STAY HERE”
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Schooner Hotel
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2013

I'm not one to usually complain but this place needs a HONEST review.

1. Extremely noisy.....paper thin walls and I mean paper thin as you can hear EVERYTHING.
2. Large stains on the comforter, filthy!
3. Fire Alarm was missing....this is a huge safety issue.
4. Staff not very friendly as we felt like we checked into the trailer park.
5. Bathroom window was missing and when we notified the staff no one really seemed to care. HMM...how sad.
Do yourself a favor and DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank MrsTricJ
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Great place and clean. just renovated..people very nice. patio very prety and great view of the gulf ,also try dakari shack acrosss street for oysters and margarita!! awesome The beds were great very clean the micro and fruidge came in handy. very quaint and not so commercially. going back in january.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We rented room 105 for a night to celebrate a friends birthday and wee had a great time! The room we had was small but was recently renovated and was in great condition for an older beachfront hotel. No mold or mildew, just a fresh clean room. It had a microwave, TV, coffee maker, small fridge and small microwave. Beds were very comfy. The best part is that you are right on the beach. If the beach is not your thing they have a small but nice pool area. The only drawback I could see is that the commons area is located outside of some of the rooms and it can be noisy in the morning. Staff is friendly, and helpful, but they too can be loud in the commons area having a coffee break of cig break. We enjoyed ourselves and will surely be back. Pet Friendly and that is a plus.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in a room away from the commons area for a quieter night.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank missingmichigan
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stayed here twice, in August and then again at the beginning of Sept. The first room I got had two double beds, and a mini fridge and microwave, on the second floor. The second room was an "efficiency" which also had a stove and full size fridge, and was on the first floor.

As previous reviewers have said, the doors do not seal very well, which causes a couple of problems. The smoke from outside is able to drift into the room s(didn't bother me), and the noise levels are pretty high.

As a dog friendly hotel, there was constant barking during both of my stays, but I didn't really hear it inside the room at night.

During my second stay, there was a huge group there for a party, and they were very loud. They seemed to calm down around 10pm though.

Staying here is also more like staying at a condo than a hotel. They do not have daily cleaning service, but they do provide a basket of towels that you can leave outside your door if you need clean towels.

Everything in the room was new and clean. I am really surprised at the reviewer that said the room they got was dirty. Both times, mine was spotless.

The parking can get tight, but they have an overflow lot across the street.

I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Room on the second floor towards either end of the building will be quiter than the ones on the firs...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank lvLass
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Loved this "on the gulf" hotel. Only 16 rooms, but all are remodeled and beautiful. Our dog had plenty of room to enjoy too. The pool was clean and open well into the evening. We were in the 2 bedroom apt. on the second floor. Nice! We had our own private patio.... ocean front and over looking the pool . 2 flat screen TV's, full kitchen, living and dining area. Bathroom was small but very modern and clean. Could have used more counter space there for health and beauty items. Rain head shower was great. I will return again. We checked out some other places while in the area, but if you are looking for pet friendly, small, and close to the gulf water, this is it. There is a park right next door for "Fido". King sized bed in master was very comfortable and well dressed. AC worked well.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed here the whole weekend for a friends 50th birthday party. When I arrived I was unable to check in due to no one at the counter...The rooms were nice and new and clean. Loved the pool, and absolutely loved the water bowl to clean off the sand from your feet! LOL It's very close walk to the water too. I have lived in FL for 28 years and stayed at many hotels and this one was really great. Kudo's to Lam!! He was so friendly and helpful...I didn't like the fact the pool closes at 9pm, most hotels stay open till atleast 10pm. The maides were to be desired, we ran out of toiletpaper and they were no where to be found until the next morning when they were sitting outside our room early in the morning talking VERY loudly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Christie H
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We went last year for my daughter's 14th birthday. It wasn't upscale or what one would expect from a hotel or more expensive chain, but it fit our needs perfectly. After we booked the room, we read some negative reviews, so we drove down to check it out in person. What we found were clean rooms with very friendly, welcoming staff. The owner was more than happy to show us the room we had booked, and we were satisfied, so we decided to stay. We returned with our daughter and her friends and a good time was had at this beach front hotel. Loved being right on the beach - especially with rates that made it affordable. Could not ask for more.
Unfortunately, when we were ready to book the same place at my daughter's request this summer, we found out they no long allow weekend stays, they now have a 3-night minimum. We were hoping to make this our "birthday weekend" place for our daughter, but we'll have to look elsewhere. Too bad, it was a nice affordable place on the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Eileen S
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Additional Information about Schooner Hotel

Address: 14500 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2180
Region: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Madeira Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Madeira Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madeira Beach
Price Range: £79 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Schooner Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small mom and pop resort located right on the sugar white sands of Madeira Beach. Our housekeeping team is beyond amazing and our customer service always goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations. We recently remodeled all of our room in the summer of 2017. ... more   less 
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