I'm a sucker for a gimmick...and this hotel is round! We didn't know what to expect, but everything was great. The room was a cool shape with a perfect nook for the bed so it was against the windows. It was lovely to lay in bed and look at the ocean.
Hanging out on the balcony was wonderful too - we had a view of both the Gulf and the Bay. Watching the storms at night from the balcony was a sight to see! We even ordered room service out there one night.
One minor complaint: room service trays seemed to linger a little too long outside the rooms.
The hotel food was ok. The rooftop restaurant is definitely more for the view. We're glad we went (at sunset -- amazing) but the food was just ok. The wait staff was friendly, possibly too friendly as we were enjoying a sunset romantic dinner and didn't want too many interruptions. I'd suggest maybe just going for appetizers and drinks. Bongos was better for what it is. Some of the frozen drinks were quite yummy and snacks/sandwiches were good. Oh, and the breakfast buffet was fun, too...for the mornings when you wanted to eat a little more.
The hotel is also within walking distance to shops, etc.
Hotel staff was helpful with beach towels, answering questions, etc.
I'd definitely stay here again!
- 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
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- 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