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“Friendly and welcoming...it had us at Hello!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sabal Palms Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1301 Gulfway, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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“Friendly and welcoming...it had us at Hello!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We came to Pass a Grille to attend a beach wedding and stayed at Sabal Palms.The moment we walked into the courtyard, we were warmly greeted by Eddie, the manager. He showed us to our spotlessly clean gulf-front room, and gave us some great tips on local places to eat. (The grilled grouper sandwich at Sea Critters...you were spot on with that one, Eddie! Yum!)
Later in our stay, Eddie went above and beyond by walking the two blocks to the Sabal Palms' sister hotel, The Coconut Inn, with me to help me print off a document I needed on the Coconut's printer. Our housekeeper, Yudith, was every bit as helpful and friendly.
The room itself was roomy, sunny, and airy with a great view of the gulf. This charming little inn is literally steps from the beach - the extras like free use of beach chairs, bicycles, grill, and a complimentary parking pass for Pass A Grille were icing on the cake. Having a kitchen and bringing in a few groceries from a local market saved lots of $$$ on breakfast and lunches. Some reviewers have commented on the lower level rooms. I got a chance to see them because after visiting us at the inn, my mother and sister were so taken by the place, they decided to leave their hotel and stay at the Sabal Palms. It's true, the ceilings are lower than the upstairs rooms, but unless you are well over six feet tall, I don't think it would matter. In closing, I would say, if you are looking for luxury, look elsewhere. That's not the vibe here. If you want clean, quiet, comfy, cozy, and beachy, the Sabal Palms is the place. We loved it, and would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Just left Pass A Grille and the Sabal Palms. Quaint lovely little place to getaway for a long weekend. Perfect if you want to avoid the commercial skyscraper type of hotels but yet close enough to drive to for nightlife. The Sabal Inn is a no frills place, but also absolutely charming. Will definitely stay there again if I'm in that area and recommend it highly. Unit 2 was right perfect with perfect view and steps from the beach.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with a gulf view!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have been visiting Sabal Palms Inn for a dozen years now and still find it the best place on the beach. It is very relaxing, clean, convenient and quiet. The staff is the best - Yudit, Emigdio, Eddie, Anna and Miguel take good care of the guests and keep the place immaculate. Breakfast on the balcony is the best but there are great restaurants in the area if you don't feel like cooking in the full-size kitchen or kitchenette. There are beach chairs and bikes for you to use during your stay and lots of places to explore. I would highly recommend Sabal Palms and the Coconut Inn to anyone heading to St. Pete's.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had a wonderful time this past weekend at Sabal Palms Inn at Pass a Grille Beach. The Inn itself is spotless, charming, well-tended, lovely and quiet. Our housekeepers, Yudith and her husband were beyond hospitable and caring. Just a charming gem. Can't wait to go back, the area is just as unique and quaint as it was 35 years ago when we got married in the area.
Sandy and Rob Lynn

Room Tip: Room 8, in the back, up in the palm trees.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

When we need a really relaxing time, Sabal Palms always comes up as the best solution for us. We know the place since many years and we will always come back to here and the beautiful beaches. Walking , public tennis courts, and public shuffleboard close by keep us pretty busy. The whirlpool/swimming pool is a great addition to the hotel and we look forward at the end of every day to relax in it. Yudit, Ed, and Eddie do a fantastic job maintaining the rooms and keep the property spotless. They are also there to be of service if we need anything. We have stayed in almost every room and this time we were downstairs where they have just done renovations. It was great. Very roomy, cozy , and clean. We will be back and look forward to seeing the staff again soon. Keep up the good work.

Hans Vermeyden and Cynthia Homan

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casselberry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Sabal Palms is the best spot on Pass-A-Grille beach. We spent another New Years holiday with the Sabal Palms family. We were steps from the beach, restaurants, and relaxation. Eddie & ctew take perfect care of everything. We stayed in Unit 7 which has an awsome view of the Gulf from the large picture window. My favorite spot is the chairs at the front of the property for sunset. Will definitely be back again. Very clean spotless room with a full kitchen. Just perfect!!!

Room Tip: Unit 7 is private access with an excellent view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Sabal Palms is a family owned and operated business. Joe and his friendly highly capable staff ( Yudit, Ed, Eddie and Anna) keep the place well maintained and clean. Each unit has a fully- equiped kitchen. The beach is across the street and we can watch the sunset from the front porch. We stay at the Sable twice a year and are often joined by other family members and look forward to our next visit.

Quiet, friendly, peaceful - can't ask for more.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 1301 Gulfway, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sabal Palms Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sabal Palms Inn is a family run inn directly facing the Gulf of Mexico. The only thing that separates you from the sandy white beach and the warm Gulf waters is a small two way utility road. Located in historic Pass-a-Grille where there is nothing growing on the beach except for nature. Proud member of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber or Commerce and the Superior Small Lodging Association. Winner of the 2015 SSL White Glove Award. ... more   less 
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