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Review of Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Don't rely on the online booking!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

I didn't stay there, but I wanted to and I "booked" online to stay there. Just an fyi ; you aren't really booking a reservation as in a live request like a lot of hotels. It seems like you are and despite what they say in reservations, it is not really apparent. What you are doing is processing a reservation request to which they will respond back to you via email within 24 hrs. Just be aware, because in my case the reservation rejection went to my spam file. We went by during our stay at another hotel and it's a great location as pictured. I liked the personal marketing and tripadvisor responses by the GM.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave_Livingstone
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 28 April 2011
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer:

I apologize that you had trouble booking a room through our website. The last thing I want to do is turn away business. You are correct; our website is a Request Only Site, not a Live Reservation Site. And let me explain why we do that.

Our resort only has 39 rooms, it’s a very exclusive beachfront resort compared to all the other beachfront resorts on this island with 150-800 rooms. Because of our size we cannot just open up the system to allow everyone to book what they want and when they want it. The system we current use works great, most of our reservation are done 10 to 12 months in advance so when someone request a room they usually always get that room. However, if someone is booking for the incoming weekend or only a few weeks out, those requests will not always be fulfilled because the hotel may already be sold out. We do guarantee that you will get a response back with 24 hours, however it always much sooner. For anyone making reservations within 14 days, I recommend calling first to make sure we have something available.

I hope you now have a better understanding of our unique situation and why we have to make reservations the way we do. I definitely want you to be able to make reservation and experience our wonderful beachfront resort. I look forward to see you here in the near future.

TIP from the Owner to get the Best Rates: Make your reservations early, as I mentioned above most of our reservations are done well in advance, so don’t wait to the last minute, because we will mostly likely be sold out due to our size. Also we have a “Price Guarantee” where we guarantee that we offer the best rates through our website, if you find a lower price on another website, just call the front desk, they will log in to vary the rate, and we will ALWAYS match the rate and even in some cases beat the rate by $2.00 dollars. So always book directly with our hotel, by calling us or visiting our website

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

Great pool. Nice beach. Having a large fridge and microwave was good.

Only minor compaints. Could use a bit more shade in the pool area and matresses could use a replacement. Could not connect to the internet except in business center or outside.

In all we would consider going again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 28 April 2011
Dear TripAdvisor review,

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I glad that you benefited from the full kitchen that offers a full size refrigerator, microwave, two burner cooktop, pots and pans and all the utensils.

I like the suggestion for more shade around the pool area; we’ll look more into that. I will also have maintenance look into the mattress and WiFi situation.

Thank you again for staying with us, it was a pleasure hosting you here and we look forward to your next stay.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager.
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

Hi Everyone, Just returned from a 3 night stay at the PBH-Beachfront. Wasn't too sure
when taxi pulled up, but once we opened the door, we were pleasantly pleased. Room was emaculately clean. Totally accommodated all our needs. The only draw back, which wasn't that bad, since we were only there 3 nights, is no loungers on the beach. We normally would hang out on beach for 3-4hours in the AM, hit the pool for 3-4 hours afternoon before hitting happy hour. So instead we walked the beach for 2-3 hours, which is the most amazing beach, have breakfast/lunch at beach restuarant, then return to lounge at the pool. Over all everythinig was awesome.
Definitely would recommend for a low key quiet vacation.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2011

Location, location, location!! This place is wonderful. The hotel/rooms offer everything you need for a week at the beach plus wonderful, personable service by the owners and staff. The rooms are large, clean, and newly remodeled, including a large flat screen t.v. What other places offer a kitchenette and full size refrigerator? The pool and patio areas are kept super clean by the owners. You can lounge at the pool and still get the feeling you are on the beach, since it is only a few steps away. Kids love the pool, the shuffleboard, mini golf, and chess/checkers areas. Parents love that the rooms are very close the the pool and beach for the necessary breaks. The hotel offers some special touches, such as access to fishing poles, fishing docks, chairs and patio tables, and daily happy hour for the adults. The hotel is located across the street from grocery store, drug stores and other shopping. You can tell the owners take great pride in their hotels, as you see them constantly working to keep it looking wonderful as if it were their own homes.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stpetebeachstones
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2011

We have always stayed at a condo, so this was our first stay on the ocean and were a bit nervous as we are all about cleanliness. This place was great, very clean and very helpful. We cant wait to go back next year! Shout out to Holly, so helpful and Robert so nice!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kamatte
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Avon, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2011

it was the best stay the pool was wonderful and the ocean was pretty

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roxiedog123
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2011

We just returned to (bbbrrrrrrrr!!!!!) Chicago after staying 7 nights at the Bay Palms Resort and I'm missing it (really badly) already. What a wonderful place to spend a quiet, comfortable vacation!!! I chose the Bay Palms based on all the positive reviews I'd read when trying to decide where to stay and it definitely DID NOT DISAPPOINT!. We had one of the 1 BR suites and it was clean, beautifully decorated and spacious. Spent many hours sunning on the large deck/pier and did avail ourselves of the opportunity to use some of the amenities at the Plaza Beach sister property a short stroll up the street. Reasonable rates, a very accommodating staff (thanks Jurgita and Robert!!!), recycling facilities on-site and free parking make this a resort you should definitely check out!! I look forward to returning to the Bay Palms for many more vacations!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yamchris
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Property: Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2404
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort is an award winning boutique resort of only 39 suites on the tropical island of St Pete Beach. St Pete Beach was voted #1 Beach in America by tripadvisor and is famous for its sugar white beaches. Plaza Beach Resort is situated directly on the beach with a large beachside pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine yourself relaxing in the pool while watching a breathtaking orange/purple sunset melt into the gulf. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with full kitchen; great for large families, couples or the business traveler who wants all the amenities of home. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Plaza Beach Resort has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE Beach Cabanas, FREE Beach/Pool Towels, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Shuffleboard, FREE 4-hole Mini-Golf, FREE Human-size Chess, FREE BBQ Area, FREE Business Center, FREE Fitness Room, FREE parking and FREE Fishing off of our private piers just across the street. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 1988. The family is still very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida as well as greenleaders gold award from tripadvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Plaza Beach Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort. ... more   less 
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