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Madeira Bay Resort
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Madeira Beach
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“An AMAZING vacation spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We went to Madeira Beach and stayed at Madeira Bay Resort~ Room 610. We have been on the Gulf before and loved it, but never to this area. Everything about the condo was awesome! It truly was like home away from home. Two bedrooms, and a sofa bed. Two full bathrooms. The kitchen had so many extra's (a Ninja mixer, muffin pans, cake pans, additional baking and cooking supplies that made being there a treat) The showers were great. It was SUPER clean, and the view... beautiful! We could have stayed in and watched the sunsets from the balcony, but wanted to be on the beach. I sat outside at night and watched ships out on the gulf. They also supplied a beach umbrella, two beach chairs, games, cards, towels...so many amenities. The location is great. We went to Fort Desoto Park (Highly recommend this beautiful park) the zoo (not really worth the money unless you have small kids) took a dolphin cruise (a neat experience. Expensive, but nice when you want to stay out of the sun, but still be out in the water-we went with Dolphin Quest and saw dolphins, and a neat tour of the area and houses) went to the beach every night for the sunset. You won't want to miss these. It was recommended by someone we met on the last day, to purchase boogie boards at the beginning of the week. They aren't expensive, and will definitely be used. The only negative. It would be nice to have lounge chairs for the beach~ without having to rent them. WE have a family of 5 and their was plenty of space in the condo and so many things to do, places to shop, etc within 10 minutes. (an Aldi close by. I wish I would have known that before I shopped at a more expensive grocery store) WE would definitely come back!

Room Tip: Because the room we stayed in was on the street side (gulf view) there was noise from the cars. Eve...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Evanston, Illinois
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244 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

While most of the other hotels/accommodations available in this long stretch of beach area from Clearwater to St. Petersburg were in the $200 range for a family of three, we were able to get a $150 price here, and were NOT disappointed. First of all - despite the somewhat misleading name, this "resort" is really a condo community with a small pool, workout room, spa and that's about it. No coffee shop, elegant lobby, shuttles to the airport or anything of the kind. It is basic, no frills, and worth every dollar. Our west-facing room overlooked the Gulf (separated by the main highway), but rooms on the east side had a stunning view of the Bay as well. Rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, washers and dryers (YEA!!) and most of the comforts of home (irons, hair dryers, coffee makers, etc.). No maid service here - you are on your own as far as that goes, but if you need things (like more TP or soap) the desk is happy to provide them, so it is not on your dime (except for laundry soap - that was on us). In addition to being reasonably-priced, well-situated, comfortable (one bedroom, living room, kitchenette and bath), and very clean, we enjoyed easy beach access, a 5 minute walk to John's Pass for eating and shopping, and short drives to St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Fort DeSoto. We had everything we needed, expected and were paying for. Perfect value for us (two parents, one teenager). Would highly recommend this for families traveling together, especially those with young children, since units are roomy, not too many per floor (so you are less likely to bother your neighbors with noise) and kids can go in and out of other rooms easily, since doors are not self-locking. Only negative at all is the street crossing to the beach. Under the best of conditions this is a risky business, with 4 lanes, fast speeds and only a crosswalk to slow things down. Make sure your kids understand the crossing rules before letting them go off on their own. Other than that - ENJOY your stay!

Room Tip: Sunrise on the Bay side, Sunset on the Gulf side. Quieter on the Bay side.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tipp City, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed in unit 312, it's a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit on the bay side. It was very nice and was well stocked with most anything you'd need... even a washer and dryer in the unit. Loved that!! It was very nicely decorated and had a great kitchen with lots of bells and whistles! We went to John's Pass nearly everyday, lots of shopping and restaurants to choose from, plus it's just a block away. We loved that we could walk right out the front door, and cross the street and be on the beach in a matter of 2 minutes from the door... awesome! We went during spring break and even then the beach wasn't crowded, it's a very clean beach. Would recommend to visit the Conch Republic -- awesome food and fun place!! Will be back to MBR!!!

Room Tip: Bay side is quieter, beautiful view of yachts and other boats in the bay. We were on the 3rd floor...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank drinkonthebeach
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London
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed here at the beginning of march and I was so impressed when I got to my condo, it was lovely, I would defo stay here again, the people that work there are so helpful, I am gutted I am home now.
They just leave u alone and let u rest and enjoy, if I was u reading this I would book this up now, u will love it
Tom

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Ocala, Florida
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I returned here for the sixth time and continue to enjoy the features of this resort. The resort suite is fully loaded and nicely decorated - in fact many furniture and flooring items are new since my last visit. I love going for my swim early in the early light and the heated pool and spa are great to unwind. The beach is just across the street and great for sunning or long walks - if you turn to the right when you enter the beach and walk to the pier - you can easily do five miles. The beach is very non-commercial and usually unpopulated to a great degree.

I will definitely return!

Room Tip: I prefer the gulf side higher up - 6th floor is ideal - no one above you
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Marys
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We just returned from spending two weeks in a 6th floor condo at Madeira Bay Resort. This was our third time to stay here and we have already booked for a longer stay next year! The condo is beautifully decorated with granite counter tops, tile floors and very nice, comfortable furniture. The entire complex is well-maintained, very clean, and has a friendly, helpful staff. The location is in easy walking distance of the beach (our condo had a terrific view of the Gulf!), great restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend staying here!!!

Room Tip: The 6th floor is awesome....very clean, quiet and terrific view!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Just returned from 2 week stay. Had a wonderful, relaxing visit and we've already reserved for an even longer visit next year in the same unit.....6th floor unit overlooking ocean view. Condo facilities very clean & tidy, management was helpful & ready to assist, walking distance from lots of restaurants,shops & other places of interest. Condo was close enough to accommodate our visits to Naples, Plant City & The Villages. We're already counting the days til our return next year !!

Ken/Ohio

Room Tip: Prefer ocean view side
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Sallie D
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Property: Madeira Bay Resort
Address: 13235 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2632
Region: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Madeira Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Madeira Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern resort directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and 2 blocks north of John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. All 1 and 2 bedroom units have complete kitchens, washers & dryers in the unit and picturesque views of the intra-coastal waterway, Marina or the Gulf of Mexico. Free WiFi is available throughout the resort. The 6th floor "Sunset Room" is equipped with a weight machine and elliptical. A heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi are adjacent to the full service marina and restaurant. Oceans West Day Spa located within the resort provides hair, nail & skin care as well as massage. A 2,000 square foot function space is available for rent for private parties, family reunions, wedding receptions and corporate meetings. ... more   less 
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