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“Best Hotel on the Gulf”
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Keystone Motel
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is one of the best valued hotels anywhere, much less across the street from a beautiful Gulf beach. Owned by original builder family, and maintained well.

The hotel has nice clean rooms with a very nice pool, very very good prices and absolutely fabulous location. The family tries to keep it up, while keeping prices low. They have always tried to make my visit enjoyable.

Passe A Grille is quiet old Florida. Has some restaurants & bars, no chains, all good (the gator bites at the Hurricane are great). And some nice shops on 8th Ave. It it also within walking distance to Don Cesars - a must see. The town is close to the busy part of Saint Pete's Beach (convenient for everyday needs). The beach is wonderful, not all that crowded, and has a food cabana, music and booths on the weekend.

What Keystone is not is the Hilton or the 20 story Del Mar resort on a busy four lane street. Or has a Subway across a busy four lane street next to the putt putt. It's not a spring break destination as far as I can tell. If you want those experiences or super luxury - stay elsewhere. I am more than content to sit on their 2nd floor balcony and watch the sunset. It's fabulous.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank cidr54
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Passagrilleparadise, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time here in paradise. Our family enjoys getting to meet wonderful people like yourself and are elated to learn that you like our family friendly environment which is what we strive to achieve. It’s our pleasure to accommodate you & look forward to having the opportunity to accommodate you on a future stay. Again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and we wish you a wonderful summer ahead.

Danielle

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

This centrally-located motel is very noisy! If you plan on falling asleep before 10 p.m., you may need to change your vacation plans: between the music blasting from next door party-ers to kids making a rukus in the pool, we couldn't hear ourselves think, much less hear the ocean across the street! A major problem involved the smokers who smoke outside their doors - one has to walk through several clouds of smoke while making one's way to their own door because smokers don't have a designated area - the walkway is for smokers! Along the lines of offensive odors, our room reeked of mold!!! Even with the window open, we could not get rid of it - particularly after taking a shower or a bath, when the odor intensified. The carpet is old and in need of cleaning and the sofas could use a good scrub! The bed was very small (full size as compared with queen or king in other establishments) and not very comfortable. Our comforter had stains on its cover which led us to believe it was not washed. All in all, not a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank competent_one
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Passagrilleparadise, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I’m happy you enjoy our little piece of paradise here in Pass-A-Grille yet, disappointed that it was noisy. We do our best to make sure that each guest is happy during their stay and if a concern is brought to our attention we are glad to go above & beyond to remedy it. We have a variety of rooms & accommodations that may have suited your party better. I apologize for people smoking on the exterior of the building. All of our rooms are non-smoking, but guests can smoke outdoors. Next time, let us know exactly what you are looking for and we will help you choose the right accommodation for you. If you have a moment & would like to speak about your stay I’d be happy to talk with you and invite you back to show our dedication to our guests.
Danielle

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Wonderful "old Florida style" motel. Perfect location, nice pool, great value. Fun time next door at the Hurricane bar/restaurant with amazing sunsets. Wish we could of stayed longer and next time we will!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Passagrilleparadise, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time here in paradise. It’s our pleasure to accommodate you & look forward to having the opportunity to accommodate you on a future stay. Again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and we wish you a wonderful summer ahead.

Danielle

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very disappointed in the lack of customer service from hotel management. A/C did not work and told us they would send someone to look at it. No one came. We asked again and they just said they were not going to repair it. Carpet was wet in several areas from some kind of leakage. Ice? Not unless you wanted to go next door to a hotel bar and wait in line to ask for a very small ice bucket of ice. Love the area but will not return to Keystone for so many reasons.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 217
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank sdavis14
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Passagrilleparadise, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for visiting Pass-A-Grille & choosing to stay with us. I’m alarmed to hear that your stay was less than desirable and would love an opportunity to discuss it with you if you’d feel comfortable in doing so. We try to ensure that each guest has a wonderful stay and are receptive to feedback or concerns. I sincerely apologize for your less than wonderful time and would like to make it up to you. I hope you enjoyed the other aspects of our beautiful Pass-A-Grille.
Danielle

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very basic old Florida motel in the heart of Pass a Grille - but charming in its simplicity, updated bathroom, nice pool area, right across the road from the wonderful beach walk. Parking permit for your car (important) included, several restaurants in easy walking distance. No elevator.

Room Tip: Ask for room on beachfront side.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JLPA
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Passagrilleparadise, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's our distinct pleasure to accommodate guests & we hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you in the future. Until then, safe travels and warm, sandy wishes.

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Beautiful beach, great weather, a clean and tidy motel originally built in 1945. Room rates change very little over the years. The best part of the room is we kept the door open and the opposing window and we would get a wonderful refreshing gulf breeze. This motel, however, is not for everyone.
* No confirming email upon making a reservation.
* Wifi signal is weak.
* No ice on the premises (go next door).
* No manager on duty at night (what if the toliet got clogged up?).
* Very small bathroom in our room (see photo).
* No breakfast (go to Seahorse cafe), no coffee.
* Only 2 small bars of soap. One day received no soap from housekeeping.
* No clock radio in room.
* No fitness center (go to beach).
* Note: noise on both sides of motel; street and Hurricane Restaurant patio.
Basically the amenities are what you'd get some 40 years ago in a motel. Life is slower and simple in Pass-a-Grille, and that fits some people, but not others.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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7  Thank jwprice
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KeystoneGM, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic piece of paradise. Our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced with us & do hope you allow us the opportunity to accommodate you in the future. We do our best to ensure each guest has a wonderful experience & especially if they are brought to our attention during a specific stay. Thank you for providing your feedback & hope to have you back in paradise sometime soon.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed for two nights in a two bedroom family room. There was four adults in our party and had plenty of room. It was very clean and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Ideally located for your stay at the beach. Would highly recommend the motel and surrounding area for a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank gbsurfer
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KeystoneGM, Manager at Keystone Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our family owned property. We hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you in the future. It's our extreme pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your time here in Historic Pass-A-Grille.

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Additional Information about Keystone Motel

Address: 801 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4218
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Keystone Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Keystone Motel St. Pete Beach, Florida

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