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“There's a reason this place ranks #1” 5 of 5 stars
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600 68th Ave, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
Central Colorado
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8 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“There's a reason this place ranks #1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Gulf Tides Inn is an absolute gem of a place in St. Pete Beach. Having never been to St. Pete before all I had to go on were the Trip Advisor reviews....I'm glad I listened. I thought it perhaps such a small place could rank so high, however I took a chance and am thankful for that. There aren't many units so book early but they are spacious, extremely clean, and modern and up-to-date. The proprietor, Dave, is the real deal...whether it is advice where to eat (he batted 1000 with us) or where to go he can hook you up. He is an absolute delight and is genuinely interested in not only your well-being and comfort but that you have an enjoyable time at his establishment and in St. Pete. I cannot recommend it highly enough....you won't be sorry.

  • 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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Coley's Point
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We arrived October 30,2012 after a long flight and was greeted by a smiling face and a big welcoming "Come on in..so nice to see you again"...yes this would be Dave!!...We had some close friends with us this year and we planned on staying for two weeks instead of the three days we spent here last year. We were not disappointed ! Our friends (first timers at Dave's) could not believe how well they were treated and the beautiful place this was..they will be returning in the future. Keep up the good work Dave ..your the "Best On The Beach" !!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

sitting in unit #2 as i write this...what a quaint little inn...classic 1949 spanish-style structure that is clean clean clean...what a hidden gem...dave is great...thanks to accurate reviewers on tripadvisor--otherwise, i would have passed it by...

  • 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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England
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5 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Just spent another perfect stay in the sun with Dave and Adele. There's nothing more to add than the previous reviews other than it just gets better and better every year we stay. The location is perfect, the complex is perfect for anyone's needs and Dave is just the ideal host. All the rooms have now been renovated and have sparkling new bathrooms and are always spotlessly clean. Anything you need over and above is no trouble for Dave to provide and he always goes out of his way to ensure that every guest is happy and content. We've already booked for next year and will continue to stay with Dave at the Gulf Tides Inn as its the best on Tripadvisor !

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Super charming place with wonderfully friendly host.

Efficiencies are comfortable and clean. Loved the 1960s pink and black tiled bathroom.

Dave is there for anything you need: dinner recommendation, beach chairs, a nice chat.

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you're in search of a friendly, clean, comfortable, cheap, welcoming, family owned place to stay close to the beach, THIS is your place! This is a small motel style place with apartment style rooms. We stayed in the efficiency style apartment for the weekend and it was perfect. The room had a small kitchen with anything needed to make a small meal. There were so many awesome places to eat in the area we didn't use the kitchen but it was nice to know it was there if needed. The room also had a nice bed with a newer flat screen TV, along with a chair and desk. The bathroom appeared original to the building, with bright pink tiles, but it was amazingly clean. The air conditioner appeared newer and worked very well. I am very picky when it comes to clean.... I couldn't find anything that bothered me too much at all. All of the rooms are facing a very nice and clean pool area, that had a lot of nice furniture to relax on. There is a very nice newer gas grill available for anyone to use. The beach was a very short walk down the road. Since we were flying we weren't able to bring any chairs or anything to enjoy the beach with, we were pleasantly surprised to find there were chairs we could borrow! The owner appeared to really care about his business and wants his guests to have best stay possible. He was a wealth of knowledge about things to do and places to eat. If you are looking for a fancy chain hotel, this isn't it. But, if you give this place a try, you probably won't be disappointed! I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you're in search of a small family run property, then this is the place for you. When we arrived we were barely in the gate when Dave greeted us by name and immediately took us to our room, showed us around. A little later he offered to help me bring in my luggage! He made great suggestions for meals, local hot spots and entertainment! All rooms face a lovely courtyard with a nice size pool. We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Gulf Tides Inn

Address: 600 68th Ave, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#2 Best Value Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Gulf Tides Inn. We are a family owned and operated inn located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. We offer beautiful apartment suites and efficiencies for your comfort during your stay in Florida. Come and enjoy our wonderful amenities, our large heated pool, free wireless internet, BBQ grill, laundry facilities, free in room safes, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries welcome set and many, many more. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gulf Tides Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Gulf Tides Motel
Gulf Tides Inn Saint Pete Beach, Florida

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