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“Unimpressed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bon Aire Resort

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Bon Aire Resort
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unimpressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Was looking forward to my stay here. Wow! My housekeeper was an older lady named patty, she was obviously on drugs or something, would not even attempt to clean my room if I didn't tip her. Incredible. She practically asked me to tip her if I wanted good service. Where does that happen?

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank Crussell547
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CGBon-Aire, Manager at Bon Aire Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Customer,

I am sorry to hear of your experience at our Hotel. Housekeeping is a service of your stay and gratuities are not expected or required. As I am having to address this situation in a public forum and not in person all I can do is apologize and assure you that this behavior is not acceptable for any employee of the Bon-Aire. Housekeeping is one of the most important operations of the Hotel Business and we strive everyday to make your stay the best possible.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and again I apologize for the incident.

Catherine Grace
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

It was great to stay here on the 4th of July weekend. Everyone is friendly and it's nice to see how many guests are coming back. The shuffleboard tournament is great fun. The Sandbar is the best bar! The ribs on 4th of July were awesome! The staff did a great job with the ground-keeping.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank springbest
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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200 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Our family has been staying at the Bon Aire Resort Motel for over 20 years and continue to enjoy the property each visit. It's in a great location right on the beach and very convenient to restaurants and shopping. Yes, the rooms are old and it's doesn't have the "resort" style some travelers prefer but we like the "Old Florida" feel. They are in the process or remodeling but I hope it doesn't loose it old charm. The rooms are clean, the grounds well maintained and the location can't be beat.

Room Tip: We like the beach front rooms best.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank fatbobOrlando
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Muncie, Indiana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

First time staying at the Bon Aire and will be a go to place when booking next vacay to St Pete! The staff were helpful, house keeping was great, rooms were clean, hotel is right on the beach! Both pool areas had plenty of chairs to lounge and right before you get on the beach there are shaded areas and showers which I loved! It was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 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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Thank SonaMarie
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indiana
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

This was our first time to the Gulf. We weren't sure where to stay. I looked at a lot of different places online, reviews and such. We settled on the Bon Aire Resort. We are so glad we did. This resort was wonderful. We loved our room. We got an efficiency. It was very clean. The staff was friendly. And a bonus is you have the Tiki Bar Sandbar Bill's right there on the beach. Beach wasn't crowded. We had a very pleasant stay. Look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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 calicobunny
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Plainfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at the Bon Aire Resort for a wedding on the beach. The staff was very friendly and made sure everything went smooth. It was very clean and the view of the gulf was fabulous!! Sandbar Bill's Bar and Grille on the property was OUTSTANDING. Great food and great staff!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jane N
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

This was our 8th yr. spending a week + in April at the Bon Aire & we would never stay any place else! Like other reviewers have said the owners & staff here are meticulous about keeping the rooms & property clean & beautiful! Recent renovations/updates of rooms are really nice & we have always had a great room with an efficiency since we've been coming! The first thing we do upon arriving is to relax with a cold beer & the best cheeseburger or Hobo Wrap ever from SandBar Bills!! Everyone we have met here has been super friendly & we feel so fortunate to see the same people every year! Being from the Northeast we look very forward to being so close to the beach where you can take a wonderful 3 mile walk to & from Passe Grille collecting beautiful shells, seeing the dolphins & stingrays swimming so close to shore & just the relaxing atmosphere of it all!! Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Summergirl1959
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Additional Information about Bon Aire Resort

Property: Bon Aire Resort
Address: 4350 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3831
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#7 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bon Aire Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Also Known As:
Bon Aire Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Hotel Bon Aire
Bon Aire Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida

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