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“Great location, a Taste of old Florida”
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Alden Suites
Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great location, a Taste of old Florida”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

This is an old school feel property with some quirky and fun features. There are 2 pools, ping pong, volleyball, bean bag toss and hot tub. Rooms are not bad and the kitchenette is nice to have. Right on the beach and in the middle of a lot of cool tiki bars easily walkable down the beach. Cabana bar onsite us ok for happy hour. No live music when we were there however. Good a blue for the money.

Stayed April 2014
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
The Alden's location is excellent in that we are:

1) Right in the middle of the large hotel district
2) At the widest section of the white sandy beach, by far
3) Walking distance (via beach or sidewalk) to countless great restaurants, laid back beach bars, high energy beach bars / dance clubs.

You really never need to get in a car, unless it's Free Beach Ride back from eating too much ice cream at Twistee Treat and the 5 other ice cream places up and down the beach!

Thanks for the kind comments, they do not go unnoticed

At Your Service,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed during my children's Spring Break. Check-in was fast. Our suite had been upgraded, clean, & the view from our room was amazing. Chris (bartender) at the Cabana Bar is so pleasant & he made AWESOME drinks. Housekeeping was great & staff are friendly. During our stay was wonderful. The hotel is in great location. We love that they have kitchen in suite, so we did enjoyed fixing breakfast & lunch. I recommend this hotel. We will definitely be back next year. Alden Suites is definitely one of the best values in St. Petes Beach.

  • Stayed April 2014
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Wow! Another glowing review, and what makes me most proud is the compliments about our hard working staff and how friendly they are to each and every guest.

Glad to hear you will return soon to the "best lodging value on St. Pete Beach"

At Your Service,

Gary Renfrow
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Hayes, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

based on reviews and location we decided to give Alden a try! Location, Location ! With kids its perfect! the beach was so beautiful here & easy access~ 2 very clean pools which made it nice for all, the staff was friendly & helpful-This hotel is not new by any means but that's what makes it great its old Florida! The bigger hotels down the way are to hectic and packed with loud music and over filled pools! Our kids could still use all the amenities they had to offer kids(for cost of course ) so that made it even nicer to come back to a quite relaxed area~ they had great grilling areas, tennis court and more! We will be back for sure~ thank you for a WARM spring break from this very cold hard winter:)

Room Tip: beach front and pool side rooms on first floor are the way to go
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks for the thoughtful and kind review, and you are right about the Alden being a little more peaceful and relaxing that some of the mega resorts.

Thanks again,

Gary Renfrow
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night over the weekend. Got the beach front top floor because we were told there was an accident in our assigned room. Was able to check in a little early which was nice. It is obvious this is an older hotel that has been around for a long time. It does need upgrading but based on the age of the place, it was all right. The room was clean. Staff pleasant. Only one parking spot for each room so if you have a second car, park in the guest spots but they go quick. Go across the street to the Snapper Restaurant - really good food.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We booked this hotel according to the reviews and that is not what we got. One night in the mush beds was all we could handle. The room was old and very out dated. Maybe they have a remodeled section of the hotel, because the room we had was not a "excellent" rated room.
They were very kind at the front desk and offered to put boards under the mattress, but it was not a comfortable place to stay. So we found another place.

Room Tip: Ask when it was last remodeled.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
This review concerns me for the following reasons:

This guest stayed in a double queen poolside suite that has brand new bedding...
This suite type was fully renovated within the past few years, to include new carpet, two new thin screen TV's, new sofa sleeper, new bedding, new easy chair, etc...

The only thing left to renovate (will be completed this Fall) is the kitchen and bathrooms, which are in very good condition, but will be fully renovated by the end of 2014.

Many guests compliment us on the quality of our bedding, so this review sort of mystifies me...

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and sorry that the beds were not to your satisfaction.

Gary Renfrow
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We have been guests at this hotel at least once a summer for over 10 years. The suites are wonderful and roomy, the staff has always been very friendly and helpful. We have never been disappointed in our room or the staff. We love that they have a BBQ deck and have taken advantage of that a couple of times. Another bonus is that they have a Hot Tub that is not in the pool area so it is not used as much and I have never seen kids since it is in an area by itself. The only drawback to this hotel is the parking.

Room Tip: Request Oceanview and bottom floor for the best access.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thanks for the nice comments and your extreme loyalty to the Alden!

Gary Renfrow
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I just got back after spending 8 days at the Alden with my family and four other families. This is about our eighth time staying at this property. We had a great time. Chris, David and Kitty helped make our experience very enjoyable. Everything is made to be very convenient. We stayed in a beach front room and it was really nice. We have never had one bad experience and that is why we go back almost every year. The beach is one of the best in Florida. We have been to Sanibal and Fort Myers beach, and we still love Saint Pete. We have always relied on the recommendations from the bartenders about places to eat and they have never stared us wrong. Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Another satisfied LONG TIME repeat guest!!!

Thanks for the kind words, I never get tired of reading reviews like this...

At Your Service,

Gary Renfrow
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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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Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Alden Beach Resort And Suites
Alden Resort
Alden Suites St. Pete Beach, Florida

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