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“Cute resort on the beach!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Corning, New York, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cute resort on the beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The little resort was great! Friendly and accommodating staff. Cute room with everything you can think of. Warm beautiful pool. Beachfront with chairs and hammock. Would definitely stay here again!!! Locals even raved about it over fancy hotels!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Amy,

Thank you so much for a Five Star review of the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. Our new chairs and beachfront hammocks have been a great addition that all of our guests seem to enjoy very much. We offer comforts of home, personal service, updated rooms and so much more, which you don’t always find at “fancy” hotels and at a much lower price. I hope you are able to come down for another visit soon!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts – “Traditions Start Here”
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Clean, clean, clean. One of the best hotels I've been to. Family owned means family pride. Well kept and well appointed resort is fun, friendly and relaxing. It is as if you have the entire beachfront to yourselves. The convenience of this spot over the larger hotels is unmatched. Hail to the mom and pop, family run business. May they carry on forever! We will be back as often as we can! What a find!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

I travel frequently for business and generally stay at nationally recognized hotel chains. I generally avoid motels, because of safety concerns/myths. I was highly skeptical when the online hotel bidding site awarded us the Plaza Beach Resort, but was somewhat relieved with the numerous positive reviews. Fortunately, I can affirm the positive reviews. If you're looking for a chain hotel, then buy it and pay the higher prices. Plaza Beach has a lot to offer. The best asset is that it is located on the beach. You are a few steps away from the beach. The rooms were clean and spacious. The beds weren't great, but I understand that they'll be replaced in December. The wifi was fast and stable. The kitchenette was great for light and easy cooking. The bathrooms were small, but adequate. The rooms are quiet and couldn't hear the neighbors. The air conditioner continually ran and provided a white noise vs the ones that noisily turn on intermittently. I liked the happy hour (free beer and wine), but would recommend a venue change (maybe next to the pool vs confined in a small room). I enjoyed the outdoor amenities (corn hole, mini golf, pool). All-in-all, we enjoyed our stay at Plaza Beach and would have no problems returning.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for an awesome Five Star review of your stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort! Many travelers who gravitate toward chain hotels don’t realize the charm and personal service offered at smaller family-owned resorts like ours. I’m pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Henderson, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We enjoyed our visit - things couldn't have been better! The location was ideal for our needs, the room was very comfortable and well equiped, and every staff member we met was very friendly! Our experience was so pleasant that the only way it could have been enhanced was if we had more time to stay or (as always!) if the price could have been cheaper.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millburn, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

First, if you are considering this motel, I would reconsider a room upgrade, the gulf view, is more of a street view. The "family atmosphere" is questionable for younger children, many people were smoking in all the common areas. For a non-smoker, it would not be comfortable in the common areas such as the grill area.
There were many little ants in the bathroom & kitchenette - we needed to keep our toothbrushes packed up (out of the bathroom) or in the refrigerator. There was sugar left in cabinet, by another guest and was filled with tiny ants. The floors were so dirty that we needed to were sandles inside the room, and/or wash off our feet before going into bed.
The positives: The place seemed safe, people were friendly, the staff is very pleasant, the beach is beautiful, the pool is nice, clean, and there were balls, frisbees, boogie boards and mini golf for kids. The kitchen refrigerator and kichenette was very clean on arrival. The location is very good, short walk/drive to restaurants, Publix, a short walk on the beach to an outside restaurant/tiki bar, or to rent paddle boards.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for noting that our resort is safe, friendly, clean, and in a good location. I have to apologize for the miscues with housekeeping. As you mentioned, our rooms are very clean and just missing one small item can lead to other inconveniences. I will reiterate procedures with our housekeeping department. Our Superior Gulf View Suites offer a partial, angled view. For a direct view, I would suggest our Gulf Front with Balcony Suites. I encourage you to give us another try if you visit the area in the future.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have stayed at the Plaza Beach Resort several times and it is my preferred hotel when in the St. Pete Beach area. With the room upgrades now complete, it really represents an exceptional value for such a desireable location; beachfront!!! What really impresses me the most about the property is how much everyone that works at this family owned & run business really cares about it and the guests. The hotel grounds are always kept immaculate and any special requests are quickly addressed. I also agree with another reviewer's comment that the hotel promotes a "community" feel; it feels just like home to me (well, with a beach, that is). If you are planning a trip to the area, give the Plaza Beach Hotel a try, you won't regret it, I'm going back in a few weeks :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

my wife and I are just back from our 2nd visit to the plaza beach,We obviously enjoyed our 1st and yes we enjoyed our 2nd.Staff are helpful and friendly,accommodation is clean and adequately furnished but best of all is its location,right on the beach.
We had a gulf view room with a balcony and it was well worth the extra few dollars.
We did notice there appears to be quite a few repeat customers to the plaza beach so they are obviously doing something right.We,ll be back.
M and B Dublin.

Room Tip: gulf view,well worth the extra
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 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, November 14, 2013
Maurice,

Thank you for a great review! I’m glad you enjoyed both of your stays. The Gulf Front with Balcony Suite offers an amazing view from the private balcony. I welcome you to the family of Plaza Beach repeat guests! We are thrilled to induct you into the club along with all of our other happy repeat guests. I look forward to seeing you next time!

Robert Czyszczon, General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here"
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Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > St. 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 St. Pete Beach
#1 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Family Hotel in St. 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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