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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 2-14 July and absolutely loved it. It was perfect for families. It is a small hotel with very clean rooms and a beautiful pool. The staff at the front desk is exceptionally helpful and pleasant. The beach bar was also wonderful. Barkeep Chris and owner Rick were great. Good tunes and cheap drinks at a beautiful beach. What more can you ask for? We'll be back.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

this was our first time on the west coast of fl. and it was special, the staff were very professional and friendly. the beach and sunsets amazing. we met people who have been coming here for years. (seashell mike) and Barbara. it is a small family run hotel, I almost feel like telling you not too recommend it to your friends (just kidding) because we want to make sure we can get the same rooms next year. you you can have your big hotels where everything cost money, we are coming back to the plaza beach. see you at ricks tiki bar

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Green Features: this is a 100% green hotel energy star kitchen appliances, energy efficient light bulbs shampoo and conditioner provided
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Indiana
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We loved the Plaza Beach Resort! My sister and I went for short girls vacation. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are clean and very nice. The pool was clean and a nice place to hang out! I can't wait to take my kids back. They will enjoy the checker board, and all of the games they had. The lounge chairs and hammocks on the beach are a great touch. We took advantage of those every evening. The beach bar was OK. When we went there were no mixed drinks. I am not really a beer drinker. I also loved the fact that we could enjoy the amenities of the other two resorts also. The staff was friendly! The beach was AMAZING! The free social hour and coffee in the morning is a nice touch.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful Five Star review of your stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. Our chairs and hammocks are the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the beach and amazing sunsets. Your stay was during the first few weeks of the beach bar opening. They do now offer some frozen drinks, so be sure to check that out on your next visit. I’m sure your kids will love our resort as much as you do!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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St. Petersburg, FL
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I recently stayed at the Plaza Beach Resort and had a wonderful one nights stay at this property.
From the grounds to the rooms, the resort is meticulously clean and in tip top shape. The front desk staff are courteous and friendly, the pool area is very nice with the Tiki Bar an added bonus, and it's right on the beach with private lounge chairs and cabanas for guest use. My husband and I own and run our very own inn and know exactly where to look and what to look for when it comes to housekeeping oversights, and I was impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail their staff brings to the plate. Well done you guys your great reviews are well deserved! We wish you continued success!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Edwards, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Shelly at the front desk provided exceptional service at check-in. After a long travel day, her welcome made me feel right at home. She was very thoughtful of my long day, offering beach towels and anything else I may need to be comfortable. Very genuine service. Thank you Shelley! My room,a superior gulf-view, was super-clean, calming, had all the amenities and so much more. The Gulf-view was just a tiny view however, out the side window. Many thoughtful touches throughout the room. I love that the owner and management feel recycling is important and encourage us guests to be mindful of water use. To then be able to walk out on the beach and enjoy the sunset and feel the peace of the Gulf, was the perfect end to a busy day. I like more privacy however, between myself and my next door neighbor. The outdoor seating of the adjacent room is right next to my window. If my window is open, the neighbor is right below my window. However, this is a family-friendly motel and most guests would probably not give this a second thought. I was travelling alone so made a difference to me. All in all, an excellent place for families to stay, the owner/management obviously care and are mindful of making their properties wonderful places to stay. I recommend completely.

Room Tip: Pick close to gulf as possible on any side. North side are shady and away from parking area. South s...
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Green Features: There are many! Providing shopping bags, telling us about water use and encouraging not to be wasteful with laundry requests. Recycling containers. Protecting local environments.. I love this!
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Our stay was just overnight but I'd definitely consider going back for a short vacation. I've stayed in various size hotels and seem to like smaller ones if - IF - they are clean, and this one is definitely that. It's not pretentious (big plus), the staff is friendly, and the overall feel of the place is more like a community than a place where strangers pass by, never even glancing at others.

Room Tip: Small place, easy-going, and laid back. Leave your formal attire at home!
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Green Features: I am a steadfast recycler and absolutely love that this hotel is green.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thanks for a FIVE STAR review of your brief stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. We are very laid back and geared toward spending quality time. Our guests are very friendly and many end up making life long friends while staying here and plan trips at the same time each year. Thank you for also noticing our green initiatives. Like you, we believe everyone should do their part to be green. Please come back and see us next time you venture into south Florida for a longer stay.

Robert Czyszczon
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Midwest, USA
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We enjoyed our stay here, for four nights. The location right off the beach is fantastic. The hotel is set up to be family friendly, with games and the pool. As a couple staying there, we knew what to expect with the pool, and really enjoyed the occasional "adult swim" when there weren't any kids. As may be seen from one of the pictures, they have a large selection of Adirondack chairs to sit on, on the hotel front to the beach - great views of the surf and sunset. The Rick's Reef (larger restaurant elsewhere in town) tiki hut had a nice location adjacent to the pool and beach, and (when open) provided great beach background music.The good-sized room with utensil & appliance-stocked kitchen was very appreciated, especially with a Publix grocery store within walking distance. See comment below about staying in a Gulf View Suite. It may not have been feasible, but having the bathroom next to the door would have been great for quick runs in from the pool/beach. Some places in the room could be touched up, but overall fit our expectations. During this July visit, we always had a parking slot, and could park next to the stairs up to our room. That convenience was great.

Room Tip: We booked a Superior Gulf View Suite and ended up in Room 202, furthest from the ocean. See the atta...
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Green Features: Low flow water worked fine - in 4+ days only had to double-flush the toilet twice.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 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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