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Dolphin Beach Resort
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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“Terrible experience”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Rooms are old and outdated. Room had an old musty smell. Roach in the bathroom. A/c did not work the best. Did not have quality bedding very hard beds, thankfully I brought my own sheets after reading some reviews prior to going. Having a bar right next to the shuffle board and volleyball did not make the atmosphere kid friendly, lots of people smoking a drinking. My tiny 1st grade son was even threatened while playing. This place is dump, yes it is a cheap affordable price compared to other hotels on the beach, you get what you pay for I guess and the clientele shows that as well. This is most definitely not a 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Being on the beach at St Pete's makes this hotel accommodation a good choice. Pool facility available for alternative swimming to sea with sun beds and beach bar available. Hotel staff are friendly and welcoming while accommodation is clean and comfortable with TV, fridge and microwave available in rooms; some have access directly onto the beach too.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

When we were booking our trip 3 months ago we booked a room on the first floor with sliding doors. When we finally arrived at the hotel they told us the room was already booked and they gave us a room on the 3rd floor the room smells like dead cat there's holes in the bathroom walls and the fridge door won't close. What a wonderful which ruined our 10 thousand dollar trip and made me want to hit the people working there lol!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Location on beach wonderful. Food .....little choice and very canteen type. But good eating places nearby. Staff could be more pleasant..... no pleasantries.... not even asked if we had enjoyed our stay when checking out. Walls v thin . . . .some noisy neighbours . . .had earplugs thank goodness.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed at the Dolphin Beach Resort the frist of April on a 7 day visit.The hotel could do with a update put our over all visit was very good.We found the staff was very friendly and were only to willing to help us in any way. The beach is perfect,the view of the gulf is breathtaking and the location was close to all amenities with a small shopping mall across the street with a number of stores. We did eat at the hotel restaurant a number of times and found the food good and the staff very good.Here again the restaurant could do with a up date put there's a lot of choice near by.Free parking and wifi put no computer that you could use.Our room was clean and house staff were always willing to provide us with clean bedding and towels.We would stay here again if in the St.Pete Beach area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Second time in St.Pete Beach, I have been in this hotel in march before and during the IndyCar Gp of St.Pete. I had two different rooms, one with beach view and one not.
My review takes into account both
I can surely suggest the first one. The view is breaththaking. The price, however, is a little bit expensive, but, in the end of march, every hotel in the surroundings is not cheap...
The second type of room is cheaper but, in my opinion, doesn't worth the price.
Services: Big flat tv (smaller in the no-beachview room), Free wIfi and Free Parking (Take into account before booking another hotel in the surroundings...), but no safe in the room, no free computer at the reception (you can't even print a boarding pass without sending it by email to the hotel desk) and - this is really strange - no free towels for the pool or for the beach !!
Moreover, the beach grill is almost miserable and expensive and the restaurant has a sad atmosphere.. but there's a lot of choice near.
Some people at the desk is really gentle and capable (tjey arranged correctly my room change), someone is not.
A mix of up and downs...

Room Tip: Beach view, 3rd floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The beach is perfect, the pool is wonderful, the pool bar and music were awesome and just what we wanted for a beach getaway.
However, the staff is absolutely awful. I believe in being polite and doing right by everyone. These people, that's not the case. I was unable to get a second parking pass because it was "sold out" and they needed all spots available for hotel guests yet when we got home around 2am there were at least 15 open spots in the lot. We asked for more towels and were told that I'd have to go pick them up but could only have 2 additional. The front desk was very unprofessional and the least amount of friendly I have ever come across, to the point where they even answered the phone with their mouth full. I should've known it was going to be downhill when they watched us go the wrong way to our room and waited for us to come back and ask for directions. It was the worst customer service I have ever encountered in all my experiences.
You're welcome

Room Tip: Pool view on the ground is the most convenient. However, it is a family hotel so it may get loud
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Dolphin Beach Resort
Address: 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2480
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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