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The Sands of Treasure Island

11800 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
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Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Treasure Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rdaley10 Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned for months to stay at The Sands as we love old traditional motels, however, we were very disappointed when we arrived. We arrived late and just dropped off our luggage and went to dinner. Upon returning we went in the kitchen and an large roach crawled across the floor! Ugh. We reported it the next morning and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four stayed 4 days and we had a great time! The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. We were able to view a room before our stay as well. We had a lower level poolside room. The room was in good condition and could see where some guests would complain but there's really nothing to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from The Sands where I attended a family reunion. There were so many issues, it's hard to know where to begin. How about the ever changing room rate? We booked a block of rooms months in advance. The price changed repeatedly, including the day of arrival. I realize the website says "prices subject to change without notice",... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Been going here since I was a kid. Love the place, don't change a thing. The staff are the friendliest. I always get the same room each year, sure its not the most up to date place, but that is what I like about it. I will continue to recommend The Sands to everyone.

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Hometown, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just left the Sands and was there for 9 days. I booked Jan.20 for 7 nights. I was told I would get room 114....by the pool. I called 2 weeks later to see about adding 2 more days...yes I could but have to move to 107. I received a call April 27th saying the rates went up $10.00 a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Let me just begin with, I was not expecting anything fancy at The Sands. My expectations were low. But I will never ever go back to this place. First of all, less than 24 hours before check in (7pm the day before to be exact) I received a call from The Sands informing me that my rate was going up... More 

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Inverness, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We will come back. We loved The Sands. It is old, no doubt about it. But it has much charm. It was clean. If the carpet was replaced, it would get an excellent rating, instead of very good ;). The pool is great, the beach is great. Our room had 2 double beds as there was 4 of us one... More 

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Keswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love the set-up of the hotel!, pool in the middle, incredible beach right behind it. Had to be the most affordable spot on the beach. Love the 50's decor (built in 1947). Rooms very clean, comfy beds. Best spot. All you need is malt shop on location! Only stayed one night, wish it was more.

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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife's family have been coming to Treasure Island since she was a little girl and always stay at The Sands. I've now visited several times myself, the last couple of times with our own young daughter. Simply put, this place just has a great vibe about it that I love. Location is incredible, layout and look of the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed here since I was a little girl and now I bring my family here. Comfortable, clean, spacious, retro rooms, a heated salt water pool, shuffleboard, a grill, Bob at the front desk is friendly and helpful, great location and the most bang for your buck...truly a gem and I hope it is around down the road for my... More 

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