We stayed here for a very short get away. It was important to have 2 criteria met: a balcony overlooking the ocean and being a short walk to the beach. Grand Plaza delivered! The balcony was completely unobstructed, had a bistro-type table and chairs and was perfect to have breakfast while watching the dolphins play!! Every day we were there, we watched dolphins play for hours - after breakfast, we walked on the beach and they were still playing!
As for the proximity to the beach, once we went down the ramp from the deck, we had sand on our toes!! We even dined at Bongos and were right on the beach! The palm trees right at the properties edge were a beautiful detail added for a tropic feel.
My experience with staff and service was OUTSTANDING. The only reason I didn't rate higher was because the building and rooms really need updating. For the price, the resort should have been in better shape (general design updates, new hardware to replace rusty old hardware, fresh paint in rooms and bathrooms, etc.)
I would stay there again, but I'd like to check out some other accommodations next time in hopes of getting exactly what I expect from a resort of comparable cost.
I'd like to close by mentioning how outstanding the staff is. I can't say enough about them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel is located directly on the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The Resort features a wide selection of luxurious guestrooms with furnished private balconies and all the best full service resort amenities for the leisure or business travelers. Featuring 4 Restaurants - Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge, Level 11 Rooftop Lounge, Bongos Beach Bar & Grill, and the Palm Room Restaurant. 3 Lounges, Heated Swimming Pool. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, TravelUp, Travel Republic (UK), LoveHolidays, Expedia, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel And Conference Center
- Grand Plaza Beachfront Hotel
- Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center St. Pete Beach, Florida