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Sun Burst Inn

19204 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived very early in the morning, before checkout. We knew our room would not be ready so we couldn't unpack. They gave us beach towels and let us change in the office bathroom and hang out on the beach till our room was ready. Located right on the beach. The have beach towels you can use as well as... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

March 22nd, 2014 was made SO special by the Staff at Sun Burst Inn. It was our wedding day!! The ceremony took place on the beach right at their location! We left the all the flowers and a beautiful platform with them the day before for them to set up. When we arrived, the scene was breathtaking. The owners and... More

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virginia, MN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 6 nites here with our dog, Angel. Although the room (Room 18--efficiency)was a little small for us and the TV and the fridge needed replacement, we were very happy with the accommodations. Mike, Marilyn, Amy and the other gal (never did get her name) were all very helpful with recommendations for meals, dog beaches, directions. They were available... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was exactly what I wanted for a nice little get away. The front desk staff was very open and friendly from the moment I walked in the door. The room was clean, cozy and perfect. I was expecting maybe a microwave, and I got basically an adorable tiny apartment. The only thing I didn't like was how tiny... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. If you could let me know which room you were in I'll see if we can get the TV situation fixed. See you soon! More

Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the price, it's right. We stayed in room 14 and you have to consider the place was built in 1948. The owners were very helpful with any problems that we had and allowing pets was not a problem since there were 2 dogs there. Even the repeat guests that we met from Ontario, John and Wally, were friendly.The parking... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll take a look into the mattress situation for the room you were in as another guest just mentioned it to me also. Come back soon! More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! The view from our room was spectacular. They let you take the lounge chairs out onto the beach. The room was very clean and up to date. 'Elvis' is on the rooftop in the morning to greet you!! The owners/managers/workers are extremely friendly and helpful. They suggested several places to go to have a great time... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and especially the photos! Come back soon. More

Wakefield, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice and really enjoy the type of accommodations this provides. You can cook your own meal, fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and sit at your own table on the balcony while sipping coffee and watching dolphins swim by. The beach is quiet with residential places mixed in with smaller condos. The place is... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

Awesome review! Thanks so much and come back soon! More

Carleton Place, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just finished a 4 week stay at the Sun Burst. The location is perfect, right on a beautiful beach. There are plenty of nice restaurants nearby as well as grocery stores. The room was bright and clean and included all the necessities such as stove, microwave, dishes. The staff and owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. Both owners and... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

From all of us at Sun Burst, thanks for the great review! Hope you make it back real soon! More

Bellevue, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed at another resort in this area where we received outstanding, personal service. This included exchanging clean towels at your room, delivering donuts during the week to the room, cooking breakfast for all on Sunday morning, and arranging a cocktail or happy hour during the week for all the residents to get to know each other. When the... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

I usually respond quickly to all reviews but in this case I had to really think about what I wanted to say since everything was obviously so wrong for you during your stay with us. Normally, I would say that I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us, however it appears that most of what you... More

Dartmouth, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We picked the Sun Burst because of the location. We didn't care there was no pool and wanted something quieter than busy Clearwater up the shore. The views were fantastic and overall we had a good trip in the area. I was encouraged by the reviews on here and as well as the pictures. I was really disappointed with the... More

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MrMichaelFlorida, Owner at Sun Burst Inn, responded to this review

Hello; I am so sorry for the problems. I can't imagine how it could have happened. As for the shower, they are old and we are refinishing or replacing as we can afford it (did 4 last month). I hope you try us again in the future. Michael More

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Also Known As:
Sun Burst Hotel Indian Shores
Sun Burst Hotel
Sun Burst Inn Indian Shores, Florida
Address: 19204 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
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Location: United States > Florida > Indian Shores
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Indian Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Families, pets, and friends of guests always welcome! We want you to relax and enjoy your stay with us. Michael and Marilyn Grimes, the innkeepers, live on property and oversee the day to day operations. They have many years of business management experience and you can be assured of old fashioned friendly and accommodating service...the "real" Florida kind! YES! You may bring your pets (they deserve a vacation at the beach too) and invite friends and family to visit for the day...after all, isn't that what life on the beach is about!? Enjoying your vacation the way YOU want to! Weddings on the beach are welcomed for guests of our inn. Recently, we were privileged to witness one of our guests on his knee proposing to his then girlfriend. She said yes to the joy of all and they are now happily married and spend time with us on a regular basis. Sun Burst Inn is located directly on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, at Indian Shores, Florida. Our inn is within easy walking or driving distance of shops, restaurants and all you need for a wonderful vacation experience. ... more   less 
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