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Sunbay Motel

57 West Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL
Sunbay Motel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Micanopy, Florida, United States
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64 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It's true. This place is old. But, it is very clean, the location is fantastic. The owner was really sweet & helpful. It's across the street from the Bayou, & w/in walking distance to the docks. We were there over Thanksgiving weekend, & many of the restaurants were closed on the holiday, but the owner made sure we had food... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My sister and I booked an online reservation for 2 nights at the Sunbay Motel in May 2012. We arrived at Sunbay around 7pm the night of our reservation. Exhausted from a long drive, the credit card machine was not working and the Motel clerk suggested we go and find an ATM to pay cash. It got worse, the comforter... More 

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Clarksville, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I've had the pleasure to stay at Sunbay twice, both for two weeks at a time. I cannot tell you enough how impressive this place is. The key is their friendliness. They will go out of the way to make you comfortable.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We stay at this motel August 13 until 16 . This place is a small Motel with clean rooms and very good service. We had a room at the 2nt flor with new woodflor and upgrated bathroom. ( I dont like carpet at all ) Normaly 95% of the Motels are using carpet and most of the times stink The... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

Sunbay Motel is in a great location, right next to a beautiful bayou, surrounded by beautiful homes, and one block from the clean, architecturally interesting downtown. There is some pretty interesting sponge-diving culture in the area, and excellent food. It was listed in a reputable guidebook as a budget motel. When we arrived in the late afternoon, we found a... More 

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Central Maine
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

For the price, we should have known! Booked 4 nights and foolishly paid upfront. When we left after 2, no refund, just like others. No screen on bathroom window, traffic all hours of the night, cockroaches, mold...this place has it all!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

We booked a two night stay at this hotel on line. What a mistake! We should have run the other way when we saw the trash and discarded furniture on the premises, but we were tired and stupidly decided not to look elsewhere. When we checked in the manager (owner?) required us to pay for two nights, even though we... More 

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Ocala, FL
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

My fiance Rob & I were on "vacation" and decided to take his motorcycle to Tarpon Springs, where we broke down...long story, don't ask!? Anyway, we'd planned to stay at a B&B or something along those lines when we realized we were going to have to pay R&B (?) Motorsports $300 to clean out the carbs... We stopped first at... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

We intended to stay two nights to bike ride on the Pinellas Trail. Our first negative indication was the discarded TV at curbside in front of one of the rooms as well as numerous discarded cigarette butts. The office was in total disarray although the Manager (owner) greeted us in a friendly manner. He showed us to our room which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

NICE PLACE CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!! Few steps to the beautiful Spring bayou. 1/2 a blk to the antique district.Walking distance to the sponge docs. Owners were very nice and helpfull. I will be back!!

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