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“Great Value in St. Pete Beach” 4 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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Great Value in St. Pete Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Earlier this month, my wife and I planned a long weekend in St. Pete Beach. However, the hotel where we usually stay could accommodate us for only 2 nights due to heavy snowbird traffic as well as spring break. Despite some negative comments, we decided to book one night at the Blind Pass Resort. To our surprise, the room was cozy and very clean. Our one night stay was made even better because Verducci's, one of our favorite restaurants, is less than one block away. The pool area is perfect for a full day of fun in the sun and the staff, especially Sue, rocks! As a matter of fact, my wife and I enjoyed is so much that we are going back again this weekend...so please don't believe everything you read on the internet.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel needs helps!!!! The hotel cleanliness was unbelievably disgusting. The hotel staff has absolutely no experience. This hotel needs "Hotel Impossible"..... Trust me when you read all the other reviews about the pool, staff, location, and cleanliness it is all true.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Wonderful staff, squeaky clean rooms and grounds, secure, convenient to restaurants and the Corey Avenue shopping district make the Blind Pass Resort a nice value in St. Pete Beach. This property is attractive and well maintained. The front desk is manned from 9 am to 9 pm and the staff was helpful and friendly, There were a number of "extended stay" guests who were jolly & fun to be around. One drawback was that, in my opinion, it is not a "short walk" to the beach as advertised on their website; much easier to drive and pay the $6 a day parking fee. The same company owns Sea Critters Cafe in Pass-a-Grille which is worth a visit especially as you get a 10% discount if you are a guest at Blind Pass Resort. Also call and ask about the resort's specials. We got 2 nights for the price of one. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Website states "we offer 4 1/2 miles of white-sand beaches" - place sits in business section across from empty plot and NO view of beach anywhere! 11 blocks to beach (they offer a phone number for 'tip only' taxi) and you pay to park. States on website they are "Minutes away from our very own Sea Critters Waterfront Cafe". This is drive time! Don't think 'nice stroll' in this neighborhood. Honeymoon Suite had faulty toilets, fake bathtub, worse shower, bed so firm I have backache. Only impressed with waterfall heated pool. Stay away!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

The lights didn't work in our room upon arrival, nobody cleans your room, the office doesn't open until 9am so forget about checking out early, nobody answers the phone at the front desk or returns calls, and the girl was EXTREMELY rude to my brother-in-law when he tried to rent a room. It should not be called a resort, either! The rooms are tiny and you can hear people easily that are walking around upstairs. Decent price or not, NOT WORTH IT.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Clarklake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My husband and I and another couple rented a two bedroom, two bath condo type room over Memorial Day weekend. The check-in process was quick and easy and the woman at the desk told us about a free shuttle services that works on tips only to get around the area.

Our room was fine. The living room was spacious and had plenty of seating for everyone. The kitchen was perfect for what we needed (keeping beer cold) and had all the amenities we needed. Our bedroom was small and a little bit dated as were the bathrooms but why would we sit around in our bedroom anyhow when we are on vacation?

The pool area was awesome. The water was clean and a perfect temperature. It has a jetted area to sit in and relax (the jet knob is hidden behind the waterfall). It was surprisingly quiet during our stay and a lot of times we were the only ones out there enjoying the pool. There was a charcoal grill as well and a grocery store within walking distance which we used frequently.

There were only a couple of downsides. First of all, we saw one huge cockroach in our living area. We killed it and didn't see any more. I think that's normal in Florida so we didn't think too much about it. Second, the pool closes at 10pm and they lock the gates. Actually, a lot of people climbed the gates and swam later, although we didn't. It would have been nice to hang out there later, especially because most of your day is spent at the beach.

Other than that, the place was great. I would definitely stay there again. It was a little out of the way of some of the beach areas, but there is a trolley that you can take all the way to Clearwater if you don't mind a 45 minute ride.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

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.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7901 Blind Pass Road, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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