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“Not what we expected from the reviews.”
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Sabal Palms Inn
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Carmel
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Not what we expected from the reviews.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We kept hearing about how wonderful the owners were, but we never met them,(only talked to them on the phone and they seemed bothered by any questions we had regarding our check in). We were checked in by the housekeeper. The lay out of our room was odd, I kept wanting to move the furniture around so it made sense and would be easier to get around. Cleanliness, yuck, hairs in the shower, laminate tile peeling away. St. Pete Beach is lovely, but we were disappointed in our room and feel it's time for the Inn to get some attention (good cleaning and updates). Maybe we just had a bad experience since there are so many great reviews.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SabalPalmsInn, Owner at Sabal Palms Inn, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you for your review. We would like to address our response to the TripAdvisor community. We have all had the displeasure at one time or another of staying in a hotel where another guest was inconsiderate and disruptive to the property and fellow guests. This was the situation with this reviewer. They checked into a unit that accommodated two people not telling us that there were 4 more people staying them and then moved the furniture around to try and accommodate their unregistered guests. In addition to this their party disrupted our other guests with foul language, inappropriate behavior and letting their children run unsupervised after repeated warnings from management. Out of respect to our other guests who come to expect and the peaceful environment of our property, we did not wish to extend our normal check out time of 11:00 to 6:00 pm as they requested regardless of whether or not it was available. Simply put, we had to make it clear that they were not invited to stay with us again in the future. Also, the week before this guest checked in we were awarded the Superior Small Lodging's White Glove Award for the 5th consecutive year. In closing, our repeat guests know that we run friendly and laid back properties but we do expect guests to be reasonably considerate of their environment.
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Had stayed at Coconut Inn twice in the past, this time we stayed at Sabal Palms. Our room was clean we had everything we needed , the staff friendly and helpful and the location right across from the beautiful beach can't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

I am the Florida resident and it was our " backyard getaway". Although Sabal palm inn is not a luxury Inn, it has ALL to make your stay a luxury: friendly staff, clean rooms and the beautiful ocean. Eddie and Judith were the most accommodating innkeepers. Before I booked my rom, Eddie sent my pictures of the room and when we arrived, Judith made sure I gave all what I needed. Good times!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh,Pa
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our sixth year staying at the Sabal Palms. Once again Joe, Eddie, Yudith and the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We stay in the same room every year and Eddie made some upgrades that we had suggested and it worked out great. Great location, relaxed atmosphere. We love the place and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We usually take weekend trips from Orlando to Sabal Palm. Been staying there for over 20 years and decided to go a few weekends ago to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. Of course Judy was her exceptional self and was always willing to take care of anything we needed. The rooms are very clean and quaint and its our favorite place to stay.
Eddie had a couple days off but we got to see him on our last day.
We're already trying to plan our next beach weekend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

You cannot beat Sabal Palm's location. Lovely sandy beach on the gulf right across the road. Impeccably clean with Julia and Amigdio, always. Protected pool/spa in the back. All part of charming Pass-a-Grille. We are already signed up for next year.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Yarmouth, Maine
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is our 4th trip to Pass-a-Grille in St.Pete Beach. We love the area as it is relaxing, quiet and beautiful. The Sabal Palms and Coconut Inn are our favorite place to stay here as the rooms are quiet and clean and our access to the beach and outdoor activities are maximized. The staff are kind and friendly and are happy to help with any questions regarding the area or the comfort of our stay. The units are small but have all the necessaries to keep you comfortable. The kitchens are minimally equipped with just enough to cook simple meals. I would highly recommend staying here. I look forward to next year already!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Sabal Palms Inn
Address: 1301 Gulfway, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sabal Palms Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sabal Palms Inn is a family run inn directly facing the Gulf of Mexico. The only thing that separates you from the sandy white beach and the warm Gulf waters is a small two way utility road. Located in historic Pass-a-Grille where there is nothing growing on the beach except for nature. Proud member of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber or Commerce and the Superior Small Lodging Association. Winner of the 2015 SSL White Glove Award. ... more   less 
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