We searched for a last minute place to stay for Memorial Day weekend. Any place right on the beach wanted a 3-night minimum and insanely high daily rates. Not to mention, everything was booked. I found the Blind Pass Resort through a Craigslist ad and we were pleasantly surprised. If you enjoy staying at "hotels" that have 24/7 service from the front desk attendant, daily housekeeping, requests answered at your whim, restaurants and bars onsite, multiple pools to choose from, and other amenities...don't stay here. You should be able to tell from the daily rates, you will not find that type of service in this place.
The Blind Pass Resort is a fabulous place for a family on a budget. You can stay at the beaches but you will have to drive to the beach itself. You will have to hop on the trolley or drive to go out to eat (unless you want a quick slice of pizza and they have fabulous pizza at the place right next door).
The rooms were a little dated. You will find some chipping paint and some dingy tile. The rooms are very spacious. We rented a one bedroom unit and it was fantastic for me, my husband, and our 4yo daughter. She could go to sleep in the room while my husband and I stayed up to watch TV or play some cards. The rooms come with a small kitchenette with dishes and pots/pans to do some light cooking. There is a stovetop, microwave, fridge and freezer. The furniture in our unit looked new, or very recently steam cleaned. It was spotless and in very good shape.
The pool was very clean, heated, and quite pretty with the waterfall and rock structure at one end. There are plenty of tables and chairs on the deck for a nice setup. It is "right on the road" as some other reviewers posted but it never seemed too loud or obnoxious to us.
Historic Corey Avenue district is just a few blocks south (walking distance, even with kids) which has a few cute shops and restaurants. We happened upon a festival on Sunday which was a fun surprise. There are several good brunch spots right there on Corey Avenue too, but expect to wait for your meal. They all had lines out the door waiting for a table, but you will find that in every brunch spot from Clearwater Beach all the way to Pass-a-grille. WE had a fantastic brunch at "Steam" over at the corner of Gulf and Corey Avenue.
For the price of this place, it was a fantastic getaway. When my family gets a place at the beach, it's merely a place to go to sleep since we are out and about enjoying the sun, surf, and sand. We don't like a lot of interference in that family time, don't want daily housekeeping (we typically put up the "do not disturb" sign and re-use our towels each day), and like the laid-back feel of Blind Pass Resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Blind Pass Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Blind Pass Motel
- Blind Pass Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida