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“Old, adequate for a few days, no more.”
Review of Bon Aire Resort

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Bon Aire Resort
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
baltimore, md
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122 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Old, adequate for a few days, no more.”
Reviewed 14 November 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights after a cruise at the suggestion of my brother who has stayed here many times and raves about it. This might be one of the first hotels built on St. Pete Beach and its definitely a throw back to Old Florida. Exterior-wise its nicely kept and has two swimming pools and a great outdoor grill/bar which we used many times in just the two days we were there. The location on the beach is fantastic. It might be the widest, sandiest part of St. Pete Beach and it is spectacular. Alas, the room. Old. Maybe a little musty, dark. It sorely needed a makeover. It alone would prevent me from staying here again. That being said, my brother had a corner room facing the beach which was much brighter but cost more money. So, that might be an option.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

We were very pleased with the Bon-Aire motel and their staff. The rooms were large and cleaned daily. The location cannot be beat, right on the beach and near shopping and restaurants.

The fact that the motel had Sandbar Bill's beach bar with food made it more enjoyable. With two pools and beach it was wonderful.

We would recommend this to anybody, families, couples, groups, etc., and we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2009

It is very clean (top requirement for me), it is located right on the beach and it is a very fair price. I've been twice this year and would probably go again.

There was a group a few doors down that sat in front of their motel room the entire weekend and drank and smoked. While I can't say this is the fault of the motel, it was annoying and disgusting to have to walk to and from the parking lot past this group of ladies. The smell of smoke was horrible. I wished they could have been asked politely to move to another area or down to the bar area.

However, the main complaint I have is the sheets on the bed. They aren't fitted. I don't even get why there aren't fitted sheets on the bed. It made for a miserable night of sleeping. If they made this one change, it would be almost perfect. If I go again, I'll take my own sheet.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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2 Thank SunshineStateNative
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liverpool
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2009

Stayed at this motel for 3 nights in September, just drove alone the boulevard and pulled in. If you like a clean, well looked after hotel this is the one.
Staff very friendly and accommodating and the location is amazing, forget Orlando head to St Pete's and the Bon Aire for a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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2 Thank therankster
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Lewes UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2009

Stayed for 4 nights end of August beginning of Sept. Arrived at lunch time and although it said 4pm check in we were allowed straight into our room. The rooms are clean and spacious. Grounds of hotel are clean and the beach bar serves great food. Staff are pleasant. The hotel is right on the beach and our room had a great view of the beach. Pools are very nice, warm and clean. The beach is lovely soft sand and warm water. The hotel is at the best end of the beach i took a walk along to the other end and it was'nt as nice. Supermarket and restaurants nearby. Would definately stay again if in that area.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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2 Thank caz1949
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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Bon Aire on 8/8/09. The room was very clean and comfortable. Fantastic location on the beach. It has a great little beach bar, bartenders were very friendly, and the ribeye steak sandwich was awesome. I will definitely be back. Thanks Bon Aire!!!

Bubba

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Indy
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2009

This was our 9th trip to St. Pete Beach and Bon-Aire. Our grandson went with us--his first trip to Florida. Hotel was excellent as usual. They actually had new bedspreads, and dish soap for the kitchen this year! The cleaning staff is AWSOME! The weather was GREAT! 90 or higher everyday. We had 3 days with about an hour of rain/storms--but it was always around lunch time so it worked out ok. Went to Fort Desoto Beach one day--stingrays--but still beautiful! Saw a couple of small sharks @ Bon-Aire Beach. Also a dead sea turtle that had washed up--pretty disgusting! I only have 3 complaints about Bon-Aire--1 * The ladies that work in the office need to improve their attitudes, they can be hateful. 2 * Parking--supposed to be for guests only--one night I saw about 8 cars without guest tag--no wonder you are only allowed 1 car per room! and 3 * Don't even bother trying to use the hotel's computer--every time you ask to use it the ladies in the office tell you that someone is using it(even if they aren't) I DON'T THINK THEY WANT TO GET UP AND UNLOCK THE DOOR. Just wait until you get to the airport to print your boarding passes--much better than dealing with attitudes!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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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
#11 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#14 On the Beach 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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