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Tropical Beach Resorts
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“So good to be back at Tropical Shores”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

As always we had a great time at Tropical Shores. The staff, the rooms and the gardens are great, not to mention those sundowns on the beach. We appreciated having free beach chairs and towels, and this year we used the nice gas grill provided. Absolutely nothing to complain about with this place. All the same good restaurants we nearby, and a plus was a fresh fish market that has opened across the street. We find Oct. a nice time to visit, and hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Thanks for the great review! October really is a great time to visit Siesta Key... it’s our favorite month of the year.. the weather is fantastic! We look forward to seeing you in the future and thanks for sharing your comments with us!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Just returned this morning from Siesta Key. Perfect Beach even with the winds from hurricane Sandy. Had to leave a day early because of flight changes but really recommend this hotel and this area. We were there celebrating our 15th anniversary, upon check in the staff delivered a bottle of champagne. Despite the fact that we did not drink it, we thought it was very thoughtful. Many highlights for us, but the quaintness and location were awesome. As well as the beds - super comfy. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

Rented a tiny studio, room 183, Sara Sea Beach Resort, so we could swing a trip to Florida during our Fall break (we're teachers from GA, just the two of us). The price was right in October and the crowds were few. Like other reviewers, we also enjoyed the well groomed grounds, the not-too-far walk to the beach & the complimentary "clickity-click" chairs/loungers. We also appreciated the complimentary beach towels. Don't waste any of your packing space with bulky towels. You may use theirs from two easily accessible hampers and return them after going to the beach in a third "return" hamper. We had a "mechanical" issue with a canopy we brought and needed some tools. One of the maintenance guys was more than happy to loan us what we needed, he even helped us try to fix the thing the best we could. Nice touch. Only a couple of negatives for us, which is just personal preference things: The bed in 183 was too soft and lumpy for us, but it didn't keep us from having a wonderful time. And, unfortunately, we had some inconsiderate neighbors that were hanging out & talking loudly at 2 and 3 A.M., but that wasn't Sara Sea's fault, just people that don't think about others. Second, like one other recent reviewer below, the high rise property next to this complex was having some aesthetics done on it's beach facing facade (think: drilling and pounding out square holes in the building). They were using a hand held jack hammer and a saw that cuts through concrete. So, just use your imagination as to what that sounded like. It was annoying, but we tried to tune it out by being distracted by the beautiful Gulf and outrageous, sugary sand. Lastly, we rented a couple of bikes from Siesta Sports Rentals, which is just across the street and down about 100 feet from the resort entrance. That was one of the best parts about our stay as we had a blast riding up to Siesta Village one day, then all the way down to Turtle Beach the next. Our bottoms were quite sore, but it was all good. HA HA. If you are coming with more than 2 people, this studio will be too small for you. We didn't spend a whole lot of time indoors, & like I said earlier, this unit was affordable at this time of year, so we just made do with the tight space. Seven yrs. ago we stayed within the same Tropical Beach Resorts complex in Conclare, and it was great then. No disappointments seven yrs. later. Thanks Sara Sea for a relaxing get away. We really enjoyed it.

P.S. We have relatives that live just a few miles from this location, and we went with them to The Bangkok Restaurant, 4791 Swift Road. If you like Thai food, this place was really delicious! We also went to SweetBerries Eatery, 2881 Clark Road for frozen custard. It too was delicious. They also had what sounded like good sandwiches. Both places are within 2 to 5 miles of Sara Sea Resort. Check them out when you go. : )

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brooklin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

This is our second visit (first visit was at Tropical Sun), and certainly not our last.

We stayed in the 2-bedroom suite for two nights last week, as a family of four. We arrived early hoping to take advantage of some added beach time and much to our surprise our suite was ready. Check-in was a breeze, and the staff very welcoming (even more so than our first visit). The suite was right across the street from where you check-in and was exactly as pictured. You get lots of natural lighting / windows as the suite is located in the outside corner of the building. Everything in the suite was just perfect, especially the beds (super comfy). We got settled quickly and then went back to the “lobby” to ask about beach chairs, beach toys, towels, and a few other things. We can’t thank the staff enough for being so helpful and friendly, and for ensuring all our needs were met.

We had asked about specials for Canadians visiting, but nothing was applicable for this particular unit. They did mention they would have a bottle of wine or champagne for us though, which was a nice offer. Unfortunately they did forget about the wine, but when we mentioned it they were very quick to rectify the situation.

The grounds are impeccable and the gardens stunning. On our first night we even happened to see some hummingbirds! The pool areas are also extremely nice; the water is sparkling, clean and warm. There is more than enough loungers to accommodate everyone. I won’t say much about the beach, as it speaks for itself. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins on our second day though, which was very exciting.

Both evenings we borrowed movies from the “lobby”. They have a great selection, including recent releases and family friendly options. Plus you can get microwave popcorn as an added treat :)

Our 8 year old daughter loved the welcome area of the “lobby” and throughout the day she would sneak in and visit – usually to steal a cookie or two.

Our only complaint about this suite would be that the Sundeck Studio is located directly above this particular suite so you can easily hear guests talking and moving around patio furniture above you. Not a deal breaker, but slightly annoying.

Without any doubt we would highly recommend this resort. We hope to make our stays a family tradition, and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Cleveland, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

We stayed here for a week this September and it was our third year running at this hotel. It is that good!
We requested by email the room we had last year and they were happy to give us that room again. Infact you feel that nothing is any bother for the reception staff.
( just a tip, if you find this hotel for a cheaper price, ring them direct before booking and they will price match)
I won't go into a lot of detail as all the other reviewers have, just to say that if you want a relaxing holiday, with a 2 minute walk onto the beach, modern clean rooms with top rate kitchens, lovely pool, well kept gardens, Gas BBQ areas, free coffee and biscuits in reception, etc etc etc, well look no further, because you have found your destination.
Thankyou Tropical Beach, see you next year.

Room Tip: we like to stay in room 123, where it is very quiet
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

I have nothing bad to say about this resort. The room was perfect. Very clean and updated. The resort staff was very friendly and very helpful. Chairs and beach towels to "borrow" from the front office, however you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach. Located at the North end of the island, which is very quiet, with just enough restaurants, bars, and stores within walking distance. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: None of the rooms are on the beach, however, its just a short walk, <2 minutes to the beach.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

This place is a great find. Easy two minute walk down a private path to the georgeous siesta key beach. The room was regrettably small but packed with a full kitchen. The decor was new and nice. There is a central "alley" shared by six or so establishments with a park, and the beach access rd. There were new looking grills in our courtyard and each place had their own pool. The staff was super friendly and helpful, getting us in early and allowing a late checkout. We are already planning our return trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tropical Beach Resorts

Property: Tropical Beach Resorts
Address: 6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2520 (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Siesta Key
#3 Romantic Hotel in Siesta Key
#3 Family Hotel in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Beach Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical Beach Resorts is one of the premiere Siesta Key hotels where you can enjoy your vacation at the #1 beach in the USA! Gently rolling waves, sun-drenched sand and spectacular sunsets... This is paradise, and it's called Siesta Key. T's truly the land of flowers and they bloom in a rainbow of colors. Home to exotic sea creatures, a lively village of friendly folks and some of the world's top-rated beaches, Siesta Key boasts Tropical Beach Resorts: a comfortable, yet stylish collection of properties just a short walk from Siesta's shores. The rooms at Tropical Beach Resorts are white-glove clean, feature 32" flat screen TVs and either double, queen or king-sized beds with fluffy white duvets. Most include a sleeper sofa and fully appointed kitchens. While none of the units overlook the gulf, they each offer a colorful garden view. ... more   less 
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Tropical Shores Beach Hotel Siesta Key
Tropical Shores Beach Siesta Key
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Tropical Beach Resorts Siesta Key, Florida

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