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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   4506 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

the hotel was very nice loved my room. The music in the afternoon after a long conference was very relaxing as I listened to it from my balcony. Melissa and Steve were very helpful and friendly and made my trip more enjoyable. the only thing lacking was a hot tub

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were at Plaza Beach end of november 2012 and we had a wonderful time. This hotel is right on a fantastic beach.
Renovated and it had everything we needed, specialy useful kitchen.
Our made Bisera treated us like family

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Innisfil, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

we choose this hotel because of the trip advisor rating, when we pulled in we thought how could this be the #1 rated hotel on the beach,first glance is deceiving, we were very pleased with the property, rooms were dated but very clean,front desk staff friendly and helpful, grounds were very clean, great beachfront location with a nice pool area, only downside was pool bar was closed, will definatly stay here again

Room Tip: 2nd floor overlooking the beach and pool area
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a small-maybe 40+ - unit family run hotel that is right on the beach. Our room is small but extremely clean, king size bed, tiled floors, newly tiled bathroom, good sized refrigerator, lots of hanger space, and is freshly painted with crown molding. Some rooms have couches but ours has a leatherish recliner chair instead. The flatscreen tv can be seen from everywhere in the room.
The kitchenette has a small sink, 2 glass cook-top burners, toaster, coffeepot, dishsoap, microwave and a few dishes and pots. There is a Publix Grocery less than 5 minutes walk. There is also a dollar store next to Publix. The room has large window that face a mini-golf area. There is also a shuffleboard and large chess board game area near other rooms. Our room does not have a view of the ocean but some rooms on the end do with a nice balcony. The bathroom is very small-kind of like a cruise ship size but does have a bathtub, shelving and hooks. The standard bathmat does is too large to fit between the toilet and the bathtub. The bathroom has been updated and is very clean. There is AC plus a ceiling fan. The kitchen even has a full size clock over the table. Many people here are repeat customers. There is a social hour at 4. The front desk girls were very friendly and helpful.
Free parking and lots of eateries nearby. The beach out front is simply beautiful. You will like it here if you like to be outside gathering shells or swimming in the pool. Pool towels can be signed out at the front desk. The management is tightly run so I would not try to put more people in the room than are signed in. The repeat customers help to keep an eye on things.

Room Tip: if you are a good sized person ask if they have a bigger bathroom in any of the units
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Lindafrommichigan, Thank you for your Great and VERY detailed review of the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort on St Pete Beach. It is dead on accurate. I couldn't have said it better. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review and I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

I look forward to hosting you again in the near future on St Pete Beach

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
"Traditions Start Here"
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

St. Pete Beach is one of our favorite beach destinations but this was our first stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel. The entire property is super clean with a very friendly and accommodating staff. This is a good spot for couples or family.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We picked this resort because of the high tripadvisor rating. Great location right on the beach. Friendly staff at front desk. Hotel is dated but comfortable. Rooms are clean but again dated. The plumbing needs upgrading as water comes out in a very slow trickle. There is a $25 dollar parking fee per night which is a bit steep. We came for the beach access only but would not rate the property a #1 on tripadvisor.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
JennyBuchan, thank you for your wonderful review highlighting our great location and friendly staff. I see that you are well traveled, and your opinions and suggestions are very important to me. I would just like to clarify a few things and get your opinion.

First, you mentioned that plumbing needs upgrading because the water comes out in a very slow trickle. Actually the plumbing has been completely replaced with all new piping, values, and faucets, everything in 2010. The reason the water is running slower than what you may be used to is because we have special water aerators on all our faucets to help reduce the flow of water which saves on wasted water. It's part of our Green Initiative - Green Lodging Program that we have at the hotel, in addition to the water aerators on the faucets, low flow toilets, CFL and LED light bulbs, recycling and much more. The water in the faucet should have been reduced, but not flowing in a trickle, so if that was the case, I apologize for it. The water aerator probably had some something inside slowing it down, I will have our maintenance guys check it and clean it out. Thank you for making me aware of that.

Second, I would like to bring up the $25.00 parking fee per night, that you mentioned. Each of our rooms do receive one free or complementary parking space each day they have a room rented. However, if someone needs a second space for a trailer, boat, friend's car, visitors car, or any reason someone would need a second parking space, than we do charge a $25.00 dollar parking fee. So to clarify for everyone, parking is free, one parking space per room, extra parking spaces when available are $25.00 per night on a first come bases.

Lastly, You mentioned that our rooms are dated, but comfortable. I can really use your help and opinion here. We have spent an incredible about of money renovating our rooms in the last few years. What are we missing, what did you think was dated? I would love hear your feedback so that we can work to improve on the property, just about everything in the rooms and in the common areas have been replaced in the last few years. I really don't know what else I can do. So your feedback in this area would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to put me e-mail address on here because of all the spam I would receive, but if you would just call the hotel and ask for my e-mail , then send me an e-mail with what I can do, I would so greatly appreciate it.

Thank you again for your review and I look forward to hosting you here again.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts- St Pete Beach
"Traditions Start Here"
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Florida, U.S.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I prefer staying at mom and pop places like this because they usually have little extras that more impersonal, low-cost chains do not. Bonuses: Free wine and beer happy hour (Moosehead -- pretty good beer!), beach chairs, free coffee in the morning, very nice landscaping and kitschy garden decor throughout, a few on-site games (first time ever playing shuffleboard), and patios. Centrally located... (St. Pete Beach is small so everything is pretty centrally located) so you can literally walk down the beach and find some beachfront restaurants serving lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#1 Green Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort is an award winning boutique resort of only 39 suites on the tropical island of St Pete Beach. St Pete Beach was voted #1 Beach in America by tripadvisor and is famous for its sugar white beaches. Plaza Beach Resort is situated directly on the beach with a large beachside pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine yourself relaxing in the pool while watching a breathtaking orange/purple sunset melt into the gulf. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with full kitchen; great for large families, couples or the business traveler who wants all the amenities of home. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Plaza Beach Resort has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE Beach Cabanas, FREE Beach/Pool Towels, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Shuffleboard, FREE 4-hole Mini-Golf, FREE Human-size Chess, FREE BBQ Area, FREE Business Center, FREE Fitness Room, FREE parking and FREE Fishing off of our private piers just across the street. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 1988. The family is still very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida as well as greenleaders gold award from tripadvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Plaza Beach Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort. ... more   less 
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Plaza Beach Saint Pete
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