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“2 Day Mini Vacation on the Beach”

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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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“2 Day Mini Vacation on the Beach”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Very impressed with my stay. Friendly staff, clean facility, wonderful location on the beach. My kids had a blast in the pool and morning walks on the beach. I stayed in the deluxe efficiency suite with 5 people. Enough room that we were not on top of each other all the time. Kitchenette was great with the kids that we didn't have to eat out all the time. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance and a Walgreens across the road if you need anything in a pinch. Will definetly return.

Room Tip: Book the main floor beach front room if you can. Worth the view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m happy to hear that we impressed you and that your kids had a wonderful time. Our suites can fit up to six people comfortably, and are perfect for a family like yours. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had never been to St. Petersburg Beach and wanted to get away from a miserably cold, long winter. After web research we settled on Plaza Beach Hotel, based on reviews. It more than lived up to all the good reviews! We had a gorgeous, full-on gulf view from our balcony and the unit was fully equipped and spotless! The happy hour in the office allowed us to meet a number of very nice folks, many returning after numerous visits. The beach was great! We definitely would return again, hopefully with better weather as it was rainy, windy and cold the entire time we were there. We had a 12 hr. drive to return home, so we really bummed about the weather! We were so disappointed in the weather, but enjoyed our visit to a great area and a very nice hotel. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There seemed to be a number of activities - miniature golf, shuffleboard, corn hole, etc. for families and a cute little play area for very young children, in addition to the pool.

Room Tip: We were in 216, a perfect location!
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Green Features: The hotel had low-flush toilets and offered suggestions on how to be environmentally friendly. They provided tote bags to carry stuff, so it would cut down on plastic. We appreciated that.
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Overall we had an enjoyable stay at this hotel. The location and set up of the property is really what makes this place. You walk right out of your room to the pool and just past the pool is the beach. Very convenient and hassle free. The front desk staff are also very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit on the small side for a week long stay - big for a "hotel" room but small if you are used to renting a suite or condo, but the full size fridges are great! The hotel is very clean and well-maintained. They advertise a beach bar, which we were hoping to utilize, but it wasn't open when we were there, although it seemed under construction? Be prepared that the structure and grounds of this hotel are reminiscent of a "motel" (think Motel 6, etc.) - parking just outside your door, outside entrances, etc. so don't expect anything fancy. We never went to the "happy hour" but it appeared to be just two kegerators (one for beer and one for wine) in a VERY small gathering room. The wifi was just okay - at times we couldn't even use it because it was so slow. Although I wouldn't return - it just wasn't my "cup of tea" - I would recommend it to someone looking for a somewhat inexpensive hotel right on the beach. They certainly make the hotel the best it can be given the type of hotel it is. One other note - if they recommend Gigi's restaurant, an Italian place just a few doors down - RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION - this was the absolute worst restaurant with the rudest staff we have ever been to - food was horrible and overpriced and everyone from the hostess to the server was extremely unfriendly. Make sure you go to one of the two places on Pass-a-Grille beach (Hurricane or Brass Monkey) for a sunset cocktail - the views are amazing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay and for mentioning that you enjoyed our property and location. Our rooms are efficiency suites, so they aren’t quite as large as a private condo, but do comfortably fit families or groups of up to six. Our tiki area is undergoing a renovation and should be opening soon. I’m sorry if you had a bad experience at Gigi’s restaurant. We are not affiliated with them, but as locals we do eat there and recommend them often. I appreciate you saying that even though it’s not for you, that you would recommend our hotel to others. Your personal preference may be a larger resort with lots of bars and restaurants on site, but you will miss out on the personal service provided in our family-owned and operated boutique resorts.

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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Kentville, Canada
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

This was our second stay at the Plaza Beach Resort. We met up with our parents who were already there and spent a week together. Our cab fare from the St. Petersburg Airport was $45, this varies amongst different cab companies This hotel is located perfectly, right on the beautiful white sand beach of St. Petes! It is a short walking distance to great restaurants (Gigi's, Crabby Bills) and grocery stores (Publix & Walgreens). We had fantastic pizza at Gigi’s and Papa John’s (delivery was cheap for this hotel) and the coconut shrimp at Crabby Bill’s is amazing! We had an awesome pancake breakfast for Shrove Tuesday at the nearby Dolphin Beach Resort. The owners of this hotel are very hands on and have many repeat customers. We especially LOVED sitting in the new beach furniture in the late afternoons, soaking up the last of the sun. The weather was fantastic and 7 seven days went by way too fast! We will definitely be returning to this hotel again....hopefully for a longer period of time! :)

Room Tip: I would highly recommend the parking lot side of this hotel, which means a view of the ocean!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for a terrific Five Star review of your stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. It sounds like you had a wonderful time enjoying our amenities and so many of our local restaurants with your family. I hope to see you all again soon for another great vacation.

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We spent six nights at the Plaza Beach Hotel and we were thrilled with the experience. The room was sparkling clean and very comfortable. The kitchenette was very convenient and stocked with all the dishes, glasses and utensils we needed. We used it for breakfast and lunch. The location was wonderful. It was right on a beautiful beach and close to restaurants and shopping. The staff was friendly and helpful. I prefer the ocean to pools, but the pool looked very nice. We definitely want to stay there again and highly recommend it.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Missouri
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We were visiting from Sanibel island so I was looking for a resort on the beach, with a view of the ocean. We reserved one of the beachfront rooms. We got room 117 which was a very nice room, the view was nice ,but being ground floor it wasn't exquisite but was nice enough. The weather didn't cooperate so we didn't get to sit on the patio for long, it was raining on us. I very much enjoyed the wine at happy hour. I also took advantage of the miniature golf holes, it was five holes but it was still challenging. There is a nice pool, shuffleboard and corn hole games by the beach. On the beach there were quite a few, plenty, adirondack chairs

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This boutique hotel is overall great. The location is perfect. You are steps away from the beach, and steps away from your room. I love having a kitchenette, where you can keep your drinks and some food cold. The staff is friendly. The rooms and area around the hotel is clean. The hotel is quiet. No music, or bar, or one close enough that it would be overheard.

My only complaint would be that the wifi did not work the entire week we were there. If I went outside my room to a certain spot, I could connect at times. Even then, it was very slow and you had to always re-connect. I found it to be too much of a pain I just gave up. I did contact the front desk about it but it wasn't worth spending hours trying to get it working. I ended up using free wifi when we were out at other places that offered it.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone of any age. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. I’m glad you enjoyed our peaceful atmosphere. I apologize if there was an issue with our free wifi. When you contact our front desk for help, they give you a specific technical support number for our guests. They will direct you through fixing the problem and it usually takes less than five minutes. I hope to see you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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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 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Romantic 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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