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“Our first Gulf Coast family vacation.” 4 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 #6 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Our first Gulf Coast family vacation.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The resort is VERY family friendly. All staff were friendly and accomodating. We dealt mainly with Brenna at the front desk who was very polite and pleasant. Chris at the Tiki Bar was also very friendly and pleasant. It impressed me that after having introduced myself to him at the bar the first day, he welcomed me by name every day afterward. Zihalda who was our housekeeper was very good at maintaining the room. She was also very accomodating with any requests. The hotel is situated on a great property with an excellent pool and beach access. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and roomy. Thank you for an excellent experience.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
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  • Cleanliness
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Sandwich, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Plaza Beach Hotel is in a great St. Pete Beach location, walking distance to many restaurants and grocery/c-stores.
The pool and beach are right there! that goes without saying

It is a very nice family type place, and Rick's beach front Tiki Bar is a very nice little beverage place with very good prices. Wish he offered poolside service.

I would certainly go back again as the staff and clientele was pleasant and inviting.

Room Tip: Only four-rooms face the beach but, they are also right next to the pool. The layout of the hotel me...
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Green Features: Pleaseant and inviting staff and nice to offer a "happy-hour" get together for adult guest to mingle.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the first time we have stayed at Plaza Beach and our first time in St Petersburg. We were very pleased with our stay. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff was very nice and very helpful. The pool area was nice & clean and the drinks/snacks from the tiki bar were great! We really loved the private beach area with all the colorful chairs. It was so relaxing to watch the sunset from there. The washer/dryer area could be updated a little, but I had no problem with washing/drying our clothes. We had an awesome time and would/will stay here again.

Room Tip: Stay on the second level, closer to the pool for better views of the gulf.
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Green Features: They offer free shampoo/conditioner in the shower so no need to buy/throw away bottles.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We couldn't be more pleased with the 6 days we spent at the Plaza Beach Hotel. I normally opt for "name brand" hotels, but am so glad I discovered this gem on St-Pete beach. First off the property comes exactly as described - no surprises. It's a small hotel - 40 rooms or so, on two levels; just because it's not a "name brand" or high rise does not mean a thing. Our room was impeccably clean, we were always able to get extra towels, or anything we needed, at the front desk - where the staff were always welcoming and helpful. Beds were nice, TV was great and well placed, with channels for the kids AND the adults. Biggest plus for us was the kitchenette with full sized fridge, stove top, and microwave. My daughter suffers from a severe egg allergy and it's important, for her comfort, for us to be able to prepare our own meals. The accommodations provided us the ability to do that, and with a Publix supermarket less than a block away we were able to fill the fridge at a fair price and cook our own meals (there's even a BBQ on site, available for all guests to use). In terms of family fun, the stretch of beach the hotel is located on is beautiful. Clean, white sand, right in back of the hotel, warm water, and wildlife you can interact with. Manta Rays swam right up to us, and pelicans dove for lunch nearby. The kids also had a blast in the pool, playing shuffle board and bean bag toss, as well as playing mini-golf, and learning how to fish at one of the hotel's sister properties across the street. Finally, if you do need to leave the property, there's plenty to do within driving distance: restos and bars, shopping, Rays baseball, museums, aquariums, and amusement parks, etc. Also, there's a great little bar on the beach, right behind the property - Rick's Reef. It's a great place to watch the sun set and enjoy a beverage, as Chris the barkeep holds court. You will read some reviews that say "bathrooms are small", "this is a motel, not a hotel", "the AC was noisy",etc. Pay them no mind. I'm a hotel snob and LOVED staying here. The family and I are planning another trip either for after Xmas or Spring Break. Thanks to the staff and ownership for a great family vacation! - Perrin Wolfson and family, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Room Tip: Pick a room on the second floor, and towards the beach for a bit more quiet, as the property is on a...
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Green Features: The hotel is a green property. The water flows a little lower, and they will ask you to think about re-using towels and sheets, but hey - we only have one planet.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Perrin and family,

Thank you for a very detailed Five Star review of your stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. I am so happy that despite being a ‘hotel snob’ yourself, you feel that you received great service and quality accommodations at an independent hotel. Because we are a family-owned boutique resort, we offer personal service and special touches without the crowds and pretentiousness found at big resorts. I’m glad your family had a wonderful time and I look forward to seeing you during your next visit. As we like to say, Traditions Start Here!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Valrico, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a total of 4 rooms and each one was very clean and well appointed. Service was provided with a pleasant attitude and a warm smile. This is our family's 5th year at Plaza Beach and we're looking forward to next year.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at this location. It is right on the beach and we had a beach front room with mini kitchen.
The room was VERY clean and quite adequate for our needs. Loved being able to walk on beach any time of day (or night). At night they have led lights directed onto beach so it is easy to find your way back. Loved sitting on the beach and hearing band music in Tiki Hut.
Did not swim in pool since we have one a home. Could tell it was well maintained and would not have hesitated to swim. (I wouldn't put my big toe in some pools).
They have laundry facilities an staff was very accommodating. Will seek Plaza Beach Resort again when we are down that way.
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Room Tip: We were quite happy with our beachfront corner room. Lots of light and a patio to sit on.
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Green Features: I liked the fact that this hotel recycles and has containers on site for that purpose.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We usually stay elsewhere, but they were booked, given a 3 day notice. We gave this a whirl, and we loved it! The small touches (the free recyclable bag) were awesome! We will be staying here from now on. Thank you!!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for a fabulous Five Star review of your first stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. I’m thrilled you loved it. Welcome to our Plaza Beach family! I look forward to seeing you soon!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Additional Information about Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

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 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 On the Beach 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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