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“Good Value: Clean & Pleasant” 3 of 5 stars
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Blind Pass Resort
7901 Blind Pass Road, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good Value: Clean & Pleasant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We were in the area to see relatives and planned only a two night stay. This is one of the few places we found where we could share a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with an elderly relative at a very fair price. Yes, it was small -- but there were, indeed, 2 separate bedrooms and 2 separate baths plus a common living space with table and a modest kitchen w/coffee pot, microwave, cooktop (with teakettle), sink, some glasses and cups, and typical motel refrigerator. Positives: it was clean, the air conditioner was new, easy to control, and not noisy, there were enough towels/wash cloths, etc, the staff was friendly and the pool looked sparkling and inviting. Having grown up in the area, it was great to see how a typical '50s era motel had been adapted to 21st century travellers' needs. Free wi-fi was provided, but we had a poor signal in our location, which we attributed to those thick 1950s walls separating us from the router. No big deal -- we checked email on our phones. Our towels were changed after the first night, but the coffee pack was not replaced, nor the beds made. We assumed that the "efficiency" nature of the unit accounted for that. However, the one big negative is that the guests are requested to wash their glasses and cups before they leave. Everything seemed clean, but I can't imagine that this is ok with the health department. I can understand this requirement while guests are staying in the room, but definitely not between guests. Glasses and cups should be sterilized or disposables should be provided. Would we stay there again? It was convenient, clean, friendly and affordable -- so yes, but we'll bring our own glasses and cups!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

the resort/motel was a good three star the location is great ten minute walk to the beach two
min. walk to all stores and restaurants, the rooms were clean, the pool area was clean and large enough, the staff is helpfull but not in your face. Stayed for two weeks with my wife the room was cleaned once a week didn't want them in there any more then that anyway, I could walk to John's pass 2 to 3 miles do not need a car as the trolley stops near the front door, you can get an all day pass and take it all the way to Clearwater for only $4.50. I would stay there again, this place does not claim to be a 5 star but good value for the money

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nassau, New York
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11 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

First, I want to say that George S.'s review is on the money. I stayed for 4 nights and not once was my bed made or my room cleaned. I had to go to the office to get towels, toilet paper, etc. And I was greeted with the feeling that they were doing me a favor. As far as the room itself, the sleeping area was fine-no real issues there, except for the fact that this is the first place I've ever stayed that didn't have a clock on the nightstand. The bathroom was a bit old and not very functional. There wasn't so much as a hook on the back of the door to hang towels and I've never seen a shower/tub without a soap dish. The toilet had to be held down to flush and you had to make sure it flushed all the way, or it would be clogged. The sink area is just a pedestal-fine for one person, but could get a little tight for a family (there is a window ledge where you can keep toiletries). The ceiling paint was peeling and the fan vent was caked with dust.

As far as location, be aware that this motel is right on the main road. The courtyard photos on the website are actually a small area that is right on the main road. Rooms on the courtyard aren't more than a few yards from the road. Also, the beach is not in walking distance. There are several beautiful beaches nearby, but they are all a drive away (only a few minutes, but definitely a drive). Most hotels in the area are on one side or the other of Gulf Dr., the main strip along the beach-this one isn't. It's on Blind Pass Road-you can map it to see where it is in relation to the other hotels in the area.

Another odd thing about this property is that the office is only staffed from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. So if you need anything before 9 or after 10, you're out of luck. Also makes an early checkout difficult.

One last note--it seems that there is a group of related people who appear to live there permanently-it's kind of a strange situation. On a positive note, the pool is actually nice, although the pool area is smaller than it appears in the photos. Again, while there is a wall to block it from the main road, it's still very close and you can hear the traffic whizzing by. You also have to walk out on the main road to access the pool.

The shame is is that this would not be a terrible place if some minor changes were made like staff attitude and availability and some minor investments in room amenities. Overall, I would not recommend this motel to anyone.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This property is anything but a "Resort". The rooms are tiny.
The first day we returned at 5:00 p.m. to find that housekeeping had "missed" our room. When we complained, the staff member replaced two towels and made the bed. (Nothing More)! She didn't even empty the trash.
The second day we returned around 4:00 p.m. Again we discovered that housekeeping had not cleaned our room. When we complained, we were told that there were three "checkouts" and she didn't have time clean our room. She then replaced two towels and made the bed. We had to ask her to empty the bathroom trash can.
The TV was very small and seemed to "blip".
The attitude of the one person on duty was poor. She didn't seem to enjoy her job.
The price was reasonable. I guess 'you get what you pay for'
There are a lot better places in the area. Don't stay here!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

this could be a decent hotel if a little energy was put into cleaning.lorenzo's recent review is right on.if you aren't wearing slippers your feet will be black 2 steps after exiting the shower.i doubt the floors are ever washed.my friend dropped something under the couch.there was debris under there that had been there for months.same for under the bed.bring your own soap and coffee as they seem to run out every other day.sofa bed had to be 20 years old-stained and dirty.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lecanto, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We were looking for a nice little place to stay at for a quick weekend getaway. This was perfect! Although not ON the beach, it is at the beaches, and close to everything. The price was exceptional! We had the one bedroom, two bath apartment poolside, and couldn't ask for more. Room was clean, place was quiet, and staff was helpful. Will definitely recommend.. Check out the Sea Critters Cafe... Awesome!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We traveled to St Pete Beach to put our daughter in Eckerd College. My wife had stayed previously with our daughter during a spring orientation. We had a two-bedroom, two bath unit. It was spotless, with a great little kitchen, and other amenities. The pool has a great waterfall, and the staff, especially Angela, was more than accommodating. She handled the FedEx delivery of our daughter's computer, which arrived on the same day we did, only before we did. Angela took care of it and several other situations that arose...always with a smile, and always efficiently. Great, convenient location, supermarket, Walgreen's, and several great places to eat within 2-3 blocks...also a laundromat right around the corner. I can't wait to stay there again...

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Blind Pass Resort

Address: 7901 Blind Pass Road, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blind Pass Resort is a quiet, family friendly resort-motel located on the island of St. Pete Beach, Florida. We are just a half mile from the beautiful beaches. Our rooms are updated, featuring flat panel TVs, kitchens, tile flooring. We have a gorgeous pool area for ultimate relaxation. Prices are affordable and rooms are meticulously clean! Friendly staff and management always on duty! We are here to make your stay in St. Pete Beach as comfortable as possible. Free Wifi, free parking, no cleaning fees or resort fees! ... more   less 
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