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Sandalwood Beach Resort
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Day one, of seven paid in advance and told "owner gives no AAA discount"”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Freezer is dying which makes it loud (and it whistles), especially throughout the night. The manager, Peggy Pohlman, said they cannot replace it or fix it.
The only lounge chair on the balcony is plastic and completely broken with cracks that make it unable to be used (even with towels on top). The manager, Peggy Pohlman, let a maintenance man come take it away but said they cannot replace it.
Almost every towel, wash cloth, dish towel, and blanket has stains and holes.
This is room 360 and it cost about $880 for seven nights -- the receipts are too confusing to say for sure -- unfortunately, I have to wait until I leave to know for sure exactly how much they are going to charge me.
So far, this is NOT a well managed property.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Jpmoseley2014
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed Memorial Day weekend and everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. It was wonderful to see children, teenagers and adult children spending quality time with their parents and friends, not trying to sneak off and escape. The weekend was definitely noisy and probably should have had better time constraints on the revelry, but the manager was wonderful, the place was clean and we re-booked for next Memorial Day based on our wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water are wonderful!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just stayed there and everything was great. Peggy, the manager, was very helpful securing 3 rooms for our family. One of the ground floor rooms opened to the gulf. Literally, I was 5 feet from the beach. With a large family, it provided great value. Many restaurants are nearby and the kitchen allowed us to stay in and cook one evening. I will be back next year.

Room Tip: This is an OLD Florida hotel. Great value and location. Beautiful Beach.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Harold A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I booked this hotel for the Memorial Day Weekend and wound up leaving Sunday night at midnight with no refund... It was horrible... When I booked the room months ago, I was told it had two double beds and a murphy bed which would be perfect for my family of 4. When we arrived there was one King and a murphy bed full of stains..disgusting.... We were then put in another room with two tiny full beds and had to buy air mattresses.... There was a family there that booked 40+ rooms and were partying and drinking all night long..all weekend long...kids running up and down the halls screaming...people drunk..music blaring.... When I called the manager, "Peggy" this morning to let her know, I was told "You shouldn't have come on a Holiday Weekend then"....Unbelievable... I never complain about hotels, but I could not let anyone else go through this.... THIS PLACE IS COMPLETE TRASH AND SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN......

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Karaokers singing at the top of their lungs, teens running thru the hallways and talking and yelling until 2am, girls that looked very underage surrounded by beer cans, management that gave us surly excuses when we complained and asked to be comped the previous night when we got *no* sleep. After the first night (Friday) we were told there would be a security guard, and the guard was apparently there on Saturday. Sunday the guard went home at 9:00, which let the drunks have free rein to keep everybody else up. The rooms here are all close together and there is no place to get away from the noise. For some reason the bed in our room was butt up against the window that opens onto the sidewalk, which means that if you're trying to sleep you hear everybody that goes by.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We just spent another Spring Break at the Sandalwood. We stay here every year. It just keeps getting better. This year the Lobby looked amazing all new. Another surprise when we get to the room, it to had been remodeled and also looked amazing. The staff was wonderful as always.
Peggy makes sure we always get the same room. This is a great place to spent time as a family.
If you have never stayed here you must try it.

Room Tip: Ask for a remodeled room. All rooms are good, but the remodeled are great
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Scott B
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Seminole, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I just stayed another 3 weeks at the Sandalwood. I will only stay at the Sandalwood, it is one of my favorite places to go to have family fun and to just relax right on the beach. My room was amazing, it was so clean and the housekeepers were very nice and helpful. The people at the front desk were very polite and helpful, this made me feel right at home. Looking forward to going back next year.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sandalwood Beach Resort

Property: Sandalwood Beach Resort
Address: 17100 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, FL 33708-1443
Region: United States > Florida > North Redington Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in North Redington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Sandalwood Beach Hotel North Redington Beach
Sandalwood Beach North Redington
Sandalwood Beach Resort North Redington Beach, Florida

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