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“Nice facility in good location. Fantastic beach.” 4 of 5 stars
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Alden Suites
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   5900 Gulf Blvd, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice facility in good location. Fantastic beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed Nov 18-22 2012.
First time staying here.
Family owned facility. Obviously several years old but very well maintained.
All facilities and rooms very clean.
Property, shrubs, etc. very well maintained.
No restaurants on site but several good ones walking distance.
No workout room - but great walks on the beach.
Beach was beautiful - very wide, nice sand.
Saw dolphins very close to shore on morning beach walks.
Staff very helpful.
Would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to compose your review.

Just as a note, all Alden guests get FREE use of "Fit for Life" health club just 1/2 mile from the hotel. It is a full service fitness center with stat of the art equipment.

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Montgomery, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been staying at the Alden for over 40 years and still love it! The rooms are clean and priced pretty reasonable, although prices shoot up during Holidays. They are upgrading the outdoor hot tub to a large 15 person tub, to be ready mid-December I believe. Pools are heated and a good size. Rumor has it the Wi-Fi is being upgraded, and will be free starting spring of 2013 but I had no official confirmation of that.

Room Tip: Rooms by the pools tend to be pretty noisy if there are alot of kids staying.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
40 Years at the Alden! Fantastic, and thanks for your continued support of our family owned and operated hotel.

I can confirm that we will offer free WIFI starting in late April 2013 and the new 12-person in ground hot tub will be completed before Christmas this year!

Thanks again for your loyalty to the Alden Suites,

Gary Renfrow
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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Alden, for me, means Florida. Beautiful white sands that don't get hot, and palm trees swaying in the mostly slight gulf breeze, and of course the gulf. Right outside your window. We've stayed at the Alden about 5 times in the last few years. Loved the cabana bar and "miss Kitty". One year we brought our "kids" and grandkids to show them where we go after our Disney trip. Usually,we send them home from Disney, and my wife and I proceed to the Alden. I wanted to share this great experience with them, so we brought them for 4 or 5 days. They loved every single minute. So much so, that, we've booked for June of 2013. The staff were all helpful, and we never had any problems. We have stayed on the east coast a few times but when we decided to try the gulf coast and the Alden we both said "this is Florida !!" God willing, see you in June ....Alden!!!

Room Tip: Any of the Gulf view rooms for the full effect
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  • Stayed January 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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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Wow! What a nice review, and thanks so much for visiting the West coast of Florida...we are proud to have the number one beach, per Trip Advisor's rankings this year!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Went to the Alden in mid November after recommendations from friends and thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days stay. We booked a Gulf view suite and upgraded to the 6th floor. Sun on our balcony all day and a sunset every night to die for. Its a great location and although theres numerous choices and various prices of resorts out there in the area, Im pretty sure you wont be disappointed if you choose this one. If I had one complaint it was our maid wasnt the friendliest and believe me between me and my wife, she had very very little to do in our suite each day so not too sure what her problem was. The front desk staff from arrival to departure were great. They really are a pleasure to deal with. In all our travels we dont normally go back to the same place twice only because theres so many choices to go to and we like to change but I wouldnt have a problem staying here again if and when we go back to St Petes Beach.

Room Tip: Gulf View is a must.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks so much for the nice review, I will pas on your comments to Stephen, Mark, Chris, and Alex

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Staff was good, room space good but, as other reviews have stated, place is dated. Decor not matching and TVs are older tube-type lacking vibrant color. Kitchenette serves purpose but short on dishes and had no utility knife. Many reviews list this as kid friendly so I must not know what that means. While a basketball was available at the desk, I expected some buckets and shovels for the beach, etc. Bar across street kept us awake. First time to this area and it appeared the Alden was like most of the hotels along here. You go for the beach.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you decide to book this hotel don't hesitate and book gulfview !
Wifi has to be paid ! And you have to take your towel from the room to the beach...THE seats there costs 20 $ à day ...
Last year we stayed in another hotel with 4 stars, all was free so all together it costed the same.

Room Tip: Take à suite on the seaside
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
The WIFI will be free to all our guests, starting in April 2013, when our third party contract expires. The beach cabanas do not belong to the Alden, so we have no say-so in what is charged for them. We provide extra beach towels in all suites. We do not charge a "resort fee" like many of the local hotels charge, up to $25 per day per room. Our parking is free, newspaper is free, all recreational amenities are free, coffee and fruit for free in the lobby, etc....

Thanks

Gary Renfrow
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Ashford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, and the setting was absolutely stunning. Mark in the gift shop and everyone at the front desk were among the nicest people we ever met. The ivory beach is a pleasant walk through tropical courtyards with swimming pools and impressive stone work supporting small lagoons and waterfalls. The Gulf sunsets were outrageous. The tiki bar was perfect with dual fire pits on the beach. Many thanks and hopefully a return in due time.

Room Tip: Pick beach or poolside. Either one rocks.
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  • Stayed November 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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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We are so pleased that you had such a nice time on our beautiful beach!

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Address: 5900 Gulf Blvd, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alden Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alden Suites, located directly on St Pete Beach, is an all-suite getaway experience featuring an array of amenities. Nestled against the blue-green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico you'll find a unique resort that lives up to its inspired surroundings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Alden Beach Resort And Suites
Alden Resort
Alden Suites Saint Pete Beach, Florida

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