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John's Pass Beach Motel
Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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“Perfectly located!”
Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located right at the beach. It is so good to wake up at the beach in the morning. The hotel is situated next to the John's Pass Bay Bridge which makes the walk to the other side easy. The apartments are fulle equipped but a bit small. Also i felt the hygiene of the room could have been 100 times better. Honestly i felt so disgusting in the room. And that may also because the place can use some updating as well. Since the hygiene is so bad i would not recommend this hotel. Could be a lovely place though with some updating.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

In March, we stayed a few days at this somewhat ancient place on the water in a nice part of the Pinellas County beaches. Our experience was mixed at best.

The pluses: It is in a great location..one could walk to the John's Pass Boardwalk...home to a couple of good restaurants and a bunch of fun kitch. Even in the heart of the season, the rates were pretty good. It was clean, in general. There's a pretty large group of what seem to be regulars sitting around having a good time...good people and (the good part) quiet in the evening. Pool looks nice, but open, evidently, only on weekends. Maybe because it was chilly it wasn't open the first couple of days. The gulf is a short walk. The wi-fi works and is free.

The negatives: Well...it is pretty much an odd collection of rooms and little apartments. We had originally booked a room at a great rate, but once we got in, my wife felt a bit too claustrophobic. The room was tiny and cramped. We moved into a one bedroom apartment which was actually fine. We had to move the last day to another one, and that wasn't fine at all. Lots of stuff didn't work and things like coffee filters were missing. If you should get an apartment at the front of the motel, you'll be hearing traffic and revelry all night. At the back. all is well. The owner or manager is harried and sometimes hard to find.

All in all, the place is serviceable. There are no bedbugs. The fixtures are old, but they work. If you're looking for modern or up-to-date amenities, stay away. There are lots of huge hotels and apartments all along the beaches. If you don't mind "old Florida" style and some iffy amenities at good rates, you'll probably do ok there.

One piece of solid advice. Get apartment #5 if you can. It's second floor at the back. It has a view of the gulf and is away from the road, so it's plenty quiet.

Room Tip: One piece of solid advice. Get apartment #5 if you can. It's second floor at the back. It has a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Owner's are very friendly. We have been coming to this place for over 10 years, my kids practically grew up there ! Perfect location, right on the beach. Walking distance to everything you need. Owner's always ready to help you with open hands. Don't listen to the negative comments. Pool area is beautiful and perfect place to watch the sunset. Truly is paradise.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Florida
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We are local and I purchased a stay here for my son's birthday (he's 25) He invited 3 friends to come hang out for the day to grill and hit the beach. (not to stay the night, just for the day) He was harassed by the owner all day about this and they were not being loud or obnoxious. My son finally got tired of being polite and asked him if it was against the rules to have friends visit during the day. Apparently it's not but, still wouldn't advise it if I were you. He said the room was nice but, the rude treatment from the owner was out of line and unnecessary.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Recently I spent three nights at John's Pass Beach Motel because every other motel I would haven chosen first were fully booked. I had read so scathing reviews along with some very good ones and decided I had no choice because my dates were not flexible. Thank goodness, I took a chance. The one bedroom apartment was clean and everything was in good condition. The pool was seldom used but was very clean and we enjoyed it very much. It is heated during the winter. Certainly not necessary when we were there in October. The biggest complaint has been about the owner/manager and I didn't see any bad behavior and rarely even spoke with him though he was constantly working outside. I have no doubt he is a big grump sometimes but I don't think it is anything personal or problem enough to stay away from a perfectly nice, clean and well located motel. We will certainly return in the Spring. Great experience.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Clydesdale
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We have stayed in Treasure Island on an annual basis and Johns Pass Beach Motel and Apartments ticks all of our boxes. It is only steps to the beach,good dining.fishing,sunset cruises etc. Every thing you could ever want is right here. Whether it is just doing nothing at all and chilling by the wonderful pool or partying with the sunset crowd farther along the beach, this motel provides an excellent base, at an excellent price, for both. For self catering it is definitely five star.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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North Syracuse, New York, United States
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

this motel served our purpose and then some. stayed 2 nights with some friends (4 of us) and had a great time at the pool and the beach. had a 1 bedroom apt. everything was clean including kitchen items (coffee maker, pots and pans, etc.) will definately be back again!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: John's Pass Beach Motel
Address: 12600 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-5027
Region: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*** UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP SINCE JANUARY 2016*** We are a family owned motel located directly on the Treasure Island Beach that stretches for almost three miles. You can indulge yourself in a crystal clear water and enjoy the beauty of tropical paradise with luxurious white sand. We have beautiful heated pool and deck with georgous views of the beach. We are also located just a short distance away from famous John's Pass Village. There you can enjoy shopping, fishing, dining and just have fun and relax in a family friendly atmosphere. Treasure Island offers you tropical elegance, charm, and historical beauty. It will be the vacation you will never forget. ... more   less 
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