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“Fantastic place to spend my 40th Birthday.”
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Alden Suites
Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to spend my 40th Birthday.”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Excellent holiday for myself, my sister's & niece.
As soon as we arrived the staff was very help, we was early but they checked us in and upgraded our room, we had room 141 gulf veiw which had no balcony but as you open the patio doors you walked straight on to St Petes Beach.... Amazing.
The beds was very comfy, the rooms was big enough for 4 adults and the kitchen was fully stacked with everything we need to cook breakfast.
We are planning another trip back next year.

Room Tip: room 141 gulf veiw.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Since 141 is a ground floor Gulf front suite, there is no balcony, just a back porch with only 10 steps to the white sandy beach...

Thanks for the nice review!

Gary Renfrow
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Not sure why my review was deleted! The Alden is a great place for families or couples. Clean, spacious rooms and friendly staff. The beach property is beautiful and clean. They need to add a regular coffee pot in the lobby. Love the Alden!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Good beachfront resort. No luxury, but that's oin the price. Good amenities (heated pools, tennis courts, grass area in front of the beach with chairs and lounges, table tennis, cabana bar), and spacious rooms.
On the less positive side: King studio with pool view doesn't get much natural light, and you can definitely feel kids running upstairs.

I'd come back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Alden beach resort is very centrally located on the strip. Many places to choose to eat in the area. The beach is big, beautiful and white the sand is so soft. I fell safe with security driving on the beach. Out in front of the resort on the beach is a Hugh slide for the kids (one for those blow up rubber slides). I did get stung by a Sting Ray so beware! I was even doing to the Sting Ray shuffle. As far as the room it was very large really a suite The two beds were the first thing you enter into, there is a door with a bathroom another door and a big sitting area/kitchenette with a balcony and a Gulf of Mexico view. Wonderful to watch the sunset. Very romantic.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms face the Gulf so you can keep an eye on the kids in the pool or playing outsid...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thanks for making us your first choice on St Pete Beach!

Gary Renfrow
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed one night Mid Oct.to end our week long Florida vacation. Made reservations online. We wanted a room with Ocean view for our last night. We finalized the reservation only after my wife spoke via phone to be sure the room had a balcony with ocean view. You entered the suite through the bedroom in the back facing the parking lot. the stairs smelled like urin and the elevator had sticky floors. The bed was decent and clean. The bath was old but clean. The kitchenette was tiny even for a camper and the living room was tiny. The small fold out bed was the worse I have ever been on. EVER. 1 inch mattress over bars and springs made sleeping on it impossible even for a child. We slept on the floor instead.The Balcony was 18 inch deep by 5 feet wide, You could barely stand on the balcony if you closed the door. There was no screen so you could not leave the door open and listen to the ocean over night and you couldn't fit a chair on the balcony. Do not waste your time and money if you are looking for an ocean view. This is an old old hotel in worn out condition. The only good thing I will say is the main bed was comfortable and clean and the bath and kitchen although worn and tattered, were clean

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
I am sorry for your unpleasant experience at the Alden, it is truly a shame that we did not meet your expectations...

This guest booked one of only 6 Gulf front suites (out of a total of 62 Gulf fronts suites) that has only a "stand up" balcony. They were notified beforehand that this was not a "full" balcony, and thus the price is much less. No hotels on the beach have screens and most don't even have balconies (less than 10% of the inventory of St Pete Beach hotels).

The odor in the stairwell was noticed by another guest as well, and was rectified immediately after reported.

We clean the elevators twice daily, but sometimes people spill their drink in the elevator, and thus the stickiness for a brief time only, until housekeeping comes by and cleans the elevator.

I don't really understand the comments about "cramped and small kitchen" since this is a suite with about 40% more space than a "typical " hotel room.

Sorry again for the unpleasant experience...this was an aberration to say the least, based on the vast majority of Alden reviews on Trip Advisor.

Gary Renfrow
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Milw, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The title says it all, for us! The beach location is wonderful, the rooms are nice, the new hot tub looks great! We always appreciate that we can use the business center to print our e-tickets the day before we have to fly out.

Room Tip: Non-beach facing rooms can still have an interesting view while helping to save on the cost of the r...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thanks for returning to see us again!

Gary Renfrow
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Cumming, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Second time at this resort - this time for a big family reunion. Hotel is very clean and the staff very friendly! We stayed right on the beach, in a newly renovated suite. I don't know if it's the hotel itself, of the grand location (the beach is awesome), but we had a fabulous time!!!! We were there in the off season, but I thought it was a great value.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thanks very much for the kind review...we also think we are the "best bang for the buck" on St Pete Beach.

Thanks again,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Property: Alden Suites
Address: 5900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3710
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#11 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alden Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alden Suites, located directly on St Pete Beach, is an all-suite getaway experience featuring an array of amenities. Nestled against the blue-green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico you'll find a unique resort that lives up to its inspired surroundings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Alden Beach Resort And Suites
Alden Resort
Alden Suites St. Pete Beach, Florida

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