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“Could do better!” 3 of 5 stars
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Beachcomber Beach Resort & Hotel
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   6200 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Could do better!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a fantastic location, right on the most stunning beach, in a charming garden setting, but the rest was such a disappointment. Room decor stuck in the 70's (and not in a good way), with those nasty slippy nylon bedspreads and a barely adequate bathroom plus a funny damp dog smell. With a thoughtful makeover, maybe working the vintage look, but with mod cons it would be fabulous, as it is so different from the high rises on the rest of the beach. High price for hotel-you are paying for the location.

Room Tip: If you don't like late night parties have a room away from the beach bar.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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McGregor, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Although the weather was bad the whole time we were there, this was a fun place to go. The grounds are beautiful, two very nice swimming pools, the beachside bar with live entertainment every day from 2pm to 3am. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are average motel rooms, but ideally in St. Petersburg Beach, you don't spend much time in your room except to sleep! The beds were comfortable, free wi-fi, refrigerator in room, large walk-in closet for suitcases, etc. We spent a lot of time walking around the area, down to Passe Grille and along the beach. We drove around a little and explored many areas. We had a great time and would definitely go back -- hopefully to warm and sunny weather.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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albany, ny
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the fourth time I have stayed here in the last 2 yrs. The last two times I just stopped in without a reservation,after traveling from N.Y. hoping they would have a room. Not only did they have a room but I got a discount and they kind of remembered me from the last stay. Of course, I have always been pleased to stay there. Rooms are clean and well taken care of, the staff is so friendly and helpful. And having a beach bar on the premisis playing music most of the day and night doesn't hurt. I just love it there.

Room Tip: I like the rooms near the fountain.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

What an excellent experience at the Sports Bar at the Beachcomber! Lots of TV's .. and the most gracious and funny bartender Simon made sure that the game that I wanted to watch got on the tv closest to me was on. Eventho there are lots of tv's everywhere, he even asked if I would like to have the sound turned up so I could actually hear the game ... Nice touch Simon! I highly recommend Players to anyone staying at St Pete Beach looking for a really cool sports bar with lots of tv's, great drinks and food ... and a really great bartender! Thank you Simon for the great time!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We came to the beachcomber for a 7-day vacation and it was really nice. The staff here is amazing and really want you to feel welcome. The rooms are a bit outdated and we were kind of disappointed when we first arrived but after seeing other hotels near, we were glad to stay here after all! There's not a lot of parking but if you don't plan to arrive too late it shouldn't be a problem. Also there's loud music every night until 3 am but if you wear earplugs you'll be fine.The area around the pools is really nice to look at and to take pictures. The pools are warm, the rooms are clean. Not much to complain about.

Room Tip: If you don't like hearing music at night, don't take a room near the beach side.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This was our first visit to St. Pete Beach, and we wanted to stay on the beach versus being further inland.

The Good:

- Very friendly staff - outstanding. They really go out of their way to say hello and make you feel welcome.

- The beach itself is fantastic - a long, beautiful, wide stretch of gorgeous sand, with commerce well away from the beach itself.

- Parking and amenities are good. By all means park up front by the street if possible to avoid having to back up a long distance on the sides. Free wifi is a nice touch, and the music at Jimmy B's is nice.

- Great location, close to shops and restaurants. We walked almost everywhere.

- We booked our room through Hotwire, so the value of the room was good.


Not So Good:

- It was cold while we were in St. Pete Beach, so we needed to run the room heater. Loud.....OMG loud....to the point you were awakened every time it ran, which was a lot. It came down to a choice - freeze and sleep well, or be warm and wake up frequently.

- The music at Jimmy B.'s is a curse as well as a blessing, as the room insulation is poor - you will hear the noise until late. Other reviewers are correct in saying that some patrons are loud.

- The Platinum / Player's card is a joke. You fill out a form, but you don't get the card or discounts for a week. What's the point if the benefit isn't immediate? Why bother? Please rethink your approach, Beachcomber.

- Light pollution. We like pitch-black rooms to sleep in, but the window curtains did a poor job of blocking out the exterior lights in the parking lot.

- The rooms are getting old and tired-looking. I have to agree with other reviewers that the Beachcomer needs a facelift.

Bottom line: The Beachcomber has a lot of good things going for it - they try VERY hard to ensure you will enjoy your visit. I REALLY wanted to like it. I walk away feeling like I had a good visit, but not good enough where I would put the Beachcomber high on my list of candidate hotels for a next visit - I would look at other options first.

Room Tip: Get a room up by the lobby - away from the beach bar - to reduce noise levels. Ask for a room with...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were able to check in early & the front desk girls were very nice. Hotel is on the older side, but very clean. It is just a short walk to the beach. The garden & pool areas are beautiful. Unfortunately, it was too cold to enjoy the heated pools or the beach.: ( I also did not like that you had to walk around or thru the bar to get to the beach.: ( We enjoyed the music at the beach bar & the sunset, but felt the drinks were pricey. Even tho our room was at the garden, the bar patrons were VERY loud when the bar closed & they walked past our door on the way out. The rooms were not very noise-proof. There is a 7-11 across the street with a redbox & a great produce & Greek deli just up the street. I probably would have enjoyed everything better if the weather was hotter - but it wasn't the fault of the hotel. The parking is very close, but we always had a spot.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beachcomber Beach Resort & Hotel

Address: 6200 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 Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beachcomber Beach Resort & Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel is located on 5 1/2 acres of beautifully tropical landscaped gardens. From the first glimpse of the beautiful, white sandy beach and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the welcoming smiles of all of our associates, you will feel relaxed and glad to be here. The Beachcomber offers rooms overlooking the Tropical Landscaped Gardens, the Swimming Pool, or the white sandy Beach. Each of our guest rooms has two double beds, a small refrigerator, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, large closet, AM/FM clock radio, Flat Screen TV with free HBO, free local calls, and unlimited wireless internet access. In addition, guest rooms with full kitchens are available. The kitchen rooms have the same amenities as a standard plus: a microwave, toaster, stove with oven, dining table with chairs for 4, and all necessary kitchen ware. There are NO hidden resort fees and NO parking fees. There are two heated swimming pools with chaise loungers, an on-site fitness center, an on-site guest laundry facility, complimentary coffee served daily in the lobby. ... more   less 
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