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“Very impolite customer service!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hideaway Sands Resort

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Hideaway Sands Resort
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Dyer, Indiana
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very impolite customer service!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

They were really not nice to us and I would not recommend this place to an enemy not saying about my friends. Ladies who work there are having some kind of problem with themselves! I saw them also not to friendly with some other people trying to cross to the beach with 2 little kids! They told those people to get out of there or they will call the police! How could they? That poor kids got scared! There are so many nice places on st Pete beach we stood before that this one is not worth this money at all! If you can choose take a different place to stay here!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank stella12_11
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newington, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2011

Hideaway Sands is an excellent resort. It is on beautiful St. Pete's beach with clean, soft sand and wonderful warm water. The beach is so quiet. Padded cabana style lounge chairs are available for free. The pool and spa areas are extremely clean and well maintained with excellent water temps.and it was never crowded. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our efficiency was comfortable for 2 people and clean. The location was 30 min. from Tampa airport and close to restaurants and shopping. We highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Nancy B
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New Ulm, Minnesota
Level Contributor
66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

We have owned one of the 2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes at this place for a number of years and always enjoy our stay. The resort is smaller and recently remodeled exterior, with some furniture replacements. This is not a fancy resort. It is comfortable and clean, no bugs. Nice beach chairs with canopies are free to use. The sand is very fine and powdery. Other larger resorts within easy walking distance offer a variety of activities such as wave riders, paddle trikes, etc. Full kitchen, although modest in size. The outdoor/heated pool and large hot tub are well maintained. There is no onsite restaurant, but there are many within walking distance. So is the Publix grocery.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank ecodevo
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Lexington, SC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

If you are looking for a high-rise condo style resort with bells and whistles and lots of activities, or if you are someone who spends a lot of your vacation time in your room, then by all means follow the advice of the previous reviewer, you don’t want to stay there and you certainly don’t want to buy. But, if like my wife and I, those are the things that you specifically do not want and you do want to stay on a world-class beach, then you may want to consider Hideaway Sands.

The units, even the townhouses, are small but they have all the basics and are well maintained. The kitchens are tiny but if you don’t plan on any complex cooking projects they will do. Most of the regulars do most or all of their “eat-in” meals on the large gas grill in the common area. That area overlooks the beach and the regulars gather there each night to cook, eat, party and watch the magnificent sunsets. If you want a fancy resort on St Pete Beach there are a few to chose from, but most of us at Hideaway Sands would not want to trade places with you.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Nick2Danger
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Perry, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2010

We have had this as one of ourtimeshares for over 15 years. Every year it gets worse and worse. DO NOT BUY into this place. We paid $1000 just to get rid of it. Such a shame because the beaches are so beautiful. I would NEVER recommend this resort for anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JPx4
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2009

We own two weeks at this resort and can't wait to go back! Always immaculately clean. No bugs. Friendly and helpful staff. Same welcoming guests there each year. Newly renovated in Florida colours. Dolphins play right out front at sunset most nights. Most beautiful sunset in the world!! Only complaint is full sized beds vs. queen size preferred.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank BJWar
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Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

My wife, two teenage daugthers, later accompanied by my Sister-in-Law and her two (2) small girls stayed the week of March 14th - 21st, 2009 and we had a great spring break. The "townhouse" unit was a good size (for all of us) and the room was very clean and everything was included. The grounds were clean, parking was good (covered and close), pool/spa was fantastic. Lots of chairs, BBQ (big one!) and beach cabana's (free). The staff were very helpful and accomadating. The best feature had to be the close access to the beach (you're on it!!) and beautiful sunsets. We have stayed up and down the Gulf Coast over the years and we all agreed that St. Pete Beach was, by far, the best strip of clean white beach. St. Pete Beach is close to everything that you need and the local bars, restaurants, shopping, ice cream!!! is all close by. Overall we would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank ClanMack
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Additional Information about Hideaway Sands Resort

Property: Hideaway Sands Resort
Address: 3804 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3900
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#20 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hideaway Sands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Hideaway Sands Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Hideaway Sands Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida

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