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“NEVER NEVER AGAIN” 1 of 5 stars
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Beso Del Sol Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1420 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, FL 34698   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Dunedin
McHenry, Illinois
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“NEVER NEVER AGAIN”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Not for families, Traveled with a handicapped child. Last room on the top floor. Try getting around all the corners with a wheelchair?? No bathtub. Try taking a shower sitting down. No closet in bedroom. Went to eat at the restaurant and was told we could not go in with children. BUGS BUGS BUGS in the kitchen. 2 handicapped parking places, not sure if that would meet the disablities act???

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
As a small boutique resort we try our best to accomodate the special needs of all of our guests. Although none of our condos have tubs had we known in advance of your requirements we would have happily provided you with a shower chair and assigned you to a condo closer to the elevator if one was available. With a large heated pool and spa reserved exclusively for our family guests, a fishing pier, kayak rentals, free loaner bikes, and summer kids crafts we believe that we are a family-oriented resort. Our restaurant serves everyone, families and adults and our tiki bar provides a family seating area. We regret if for any reason you felt that you were not properly accomodated. Yes, we occaisionally experience ants in our condos (with large French doors open to the balconies) and we have a pest control service to minimize the problem. We appreciate your business and we are sorry your stay with us was less than satisfactory.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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chicago
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We just spent a wonderful 5 days at Beso Del Sol. We had a one br condo. Pleasantly surprised that it had two baths. The staff was extremely pleasant, the food at Chef John's was great and the tiki bar/pool deck was very nice. Just the right amount of mix and relaxation. Clean and modern, and a great central location, close to Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island. We go to Florida often, and I've never felt compelled to write a review before. We cant wait to return!

Room Tip: Rooms might get a little loud if you're close to the tiki bar.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
We are so happy that with this being your first TA review that we earned an excellent one! Thank you for being our guest and for your positive comments about the resort, its location, and your accomodations. Much appreciated! Please come see us again soon.
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Riverview, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. They have everything you could possibly need in the room with a fridge, stove, microwave, etc. You can utilize their bike rentals, chair rentals, and even beach towels with no additional charge. The pool bar has live entertainment on the weekends and makes for a fun afternoon. A top notch resort for a good value. Will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you Sylvie! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and all of our complimentary services. I note that you are a "senior reviewer" - It's nice to see that you enjoyed our live entertainment at the tiki bar and spending a relaxing afternoon poolside. Hope to see you again soon!
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Union, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We spent a wonderful week in April 2013. The condo was clean, well equipped and attractively decorated. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub overlooking the water while grilling dinner. The poolside Tiki Bar had live entertainment twice during our stay at the 'sunset watch' period. We had a totally relaxing stay and would highly recommend this resort. We hope to return in the future. The staff was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you Nancy! We love taking good care of all of our guests, that is just one of the many reasons Beso Del Sol was voted "Best Boutique Resort" for the 2cnd year in a row by readers of Tampa Bay Magazine. So glad you enjoyed the poolside ambiance and our fabulous sunsets! Come back soon!
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed in a water front studio. It was clean, spacious and had a spectacular view of the sunset. We love that they have boat slips and easy access to the water. The tiki bar is a great. We can not wait to go back! Our only complaint is the pillows, only two and a little thin. I will bring my own next time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments with us! Glad you enjoyed your accomodations, the spectacular sunset views and Marker 8 Tiki Bar and Grill. Be sure to ask us about our "staycation specials" when you come back to see us again. Oh, and we will try to be sure and have better bed pillows for you on your next visit.
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Norcross, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

quiet, tranquil ... great guest services – 324

Visited this location through Global Discovery Vacations, (run the phone number in a search engine for the alias 800-879-7779) which I am a member. We spent the spring break week of Apr 6 – 13, 2013
Over all the resort is top notch, rooms were refinished not long ago, I found the shower to be a bit tight but, who spends their vacation in the shower.
The 1 Bedroom we had ( suite , unit, room 324 ) which was spacious with a king sized bed, all the bathing towels, pot pans, full size refrigerator, table seating for 4, pull-out couch, and 2 flat screens with cable, WiFi (which was in and out) and covered parking under the building, but only limited spaces, which we had no problem acquiring, you’ll need find one available.

The staff was helpful, pleasant and always ready to provide some fresh pool towels, a bicycle, or information on the area. They have a tiki bar - Marker 8 Tiki Bar & Grill on the property and it seems to always have some folks sitting at the bar. We did not visit the bar or have any of the finger foods the bar offers. You won't have to travel far for breakfast with Chef John's at Beso Del Sol Resort of the 4th floor of the south building, serving your morning favorites with a breathtaking view of St. Josephs Sound. I would suggest you try it. It was wonderful to overlook the sound and enjoy breakfast, at a reasonable price too.

Formerly known as the Sailwinds Waterfront Motel, for you folks who wonder, the Beso Del Sol Resort is a quiet place for middle aged folks 45-70ish who are low-keyed. Most rooms are not facing the sound and we could not even see it from our room 324. Not far from Main street Dunedin, a short walk or bike ride on the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail (.08 miles) you can share an Ice cream, pizza, or walk to the near-by pier for the sunset. If you would like to head to Clearwater Florida it is about 20 minute drive although the drive is pleasantly along the waterway most of the trip. See my list of attractions below:

If you enjoy cooking in the unit, we had pretty much what we needed. There is a Publix about 3 miles down the road, and a fish market. You can try your luck on the pier at the Beso Del Sol Resort or near by on Causeway Blvd.

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Hope you have a nice vacation !! It's a beautiful area !!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you Rich Z! So glad that you as a valued Global Discovery Vacations traveler enjoyed your recent stay with us. We really appreciated your candid review and I believe future travelers will as well. While the resort is especially appealing to adults during the spring break and snow bird seasons (as you observed) we also enjoy welcoming families and young couples any time of year! Hope to see you again soon!
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Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This condo was above our expectations, having 2 bedrooms (with king size beds), a loft with a queen futon bed and a queen sofa bed, 2 full baths and a kitchen. Decor was nice and there were 3 TV's. The condo was well equipped for the most part (just missing a few "nice to have" items).

The down sides were that the AC units needed updating (there were 2 wall units - one in the dining room & the master room and upstairs was a portable AC unit) and the 2 wall units blew out a black foam when turned on. The closet space was minimal (one small one in the kitchen and one small one in the upstairs loft) and only a total of 6 hangers were provided, but there was good dresser space throughout the condo. The shower heads in our unit weren't very flexible (small inconvenience) and getting the luggage to your room with the zig zag walkways was a chore.

The time of year (early April) was nice and quiet, not a lot of noise when trying to sleep, but the walls are not insulated. The onsite Tiki bar served good drinks and typical bar food, free sunset shots each night with entertainment. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

They offer a free bicycle rental for 3 hours (additional hours are a small fee). Nice feature to see the town, which is nice for shopping. Pinellas Trail goes throughout the town, nice for biking/walking. Recommend eating at Bon Appetite (and catching sunsets here too on the pier) and if you like Mexican food, Casa Tina was great (and they make a fabulous Caribbean Cosmo Martini!).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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david d, Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thanks for your candid review. Sorry about the black foam blowing out of the AC unit. It was just some loose insulation but still not very pleasant for you. We are glad you enjoyed your condo and our fun little tiki bar. Please come see us again soon!
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Address: 1420 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, FL 34698
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Location: United States > Florida > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beso Del Sol Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the premier all-suites waterfront resort in beautiful Dunedin, Florida. Overlooking St. Joseph's Sound and the Gulf of Mexico, our accommodations provide a relaxing old Florida-style change of pace.Visit downtown Dunedin for art galleries, wine tasting, shopping and dining. Spend a day on the links at St. Andrews or Dunedin Country Club. Soak in the sun on several of America's top-ranked beaches.Maybe you would prefer relaxing at our waterfront pool area or fishing from our pier. The possibilities are endless and all are here for your enjoyment.Resort amenities include an onsite restaurant and tiki bar serving casual fare daily, weather permitting. Join us as we toast the sunset every evening with free sunset shooters! We offer complimentary bike rentals. Boat dockage for overnight resort guests at a nominal fee. A heated spa, book and CD lending library, guest laundry,free fitness club membership,summer kids club activities and a 4,000 square foot banquet and event venue round out the guest amenities. We hope you come as our guests and leave as our friends with memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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