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“Great stay at the Alden!” 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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20% off Gulf front Suite
Ranked #15 of 32 hotels in Saint Pete Beach
Barrie
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Great stay at the Alden!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a bit of a rough start with the weather in buffalo bad we had to come one day late. Although I had to pay for the room regardless, they let us check in early the next day which was nice of them. The resort is older like others have mentioned but the property is well looked after and the rooms are very clean. We had a room in the lania area and the gulf views are amazing! The staff was very polite and helpful with any requests and places to eat and go to especially Chris and Mark in the grab and go. We would not hesitate to come back to this resort. The pool was heated and wonderful. Keep in mind if you are near the pool the noise level can be high. We never had any problems with noise but I wonder what the busy time in July would be like if they have some noise curfew? They also have a kitchen in your suite with all the stuff you need to cook. They have washers and dryers on sight that were awesome we did a couple loads. An awesome time! Do not hestiate to book here! The staff are wonderful!

Room Tip: A lania room is the best because it has a big balcony facing the gulf.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, January 23, 2013
Thanks so much for the nice review!

Please come see us again soon!

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Well managed and in great shape - 3 cheers for ALDEN BEACH RESORT!
Yes - it's an older hotel, but it's clean, well maintained, good staff and you can't beat the location! If you're picky, bring you own pillow and sheets. The kitchen is good enough to get by for 3-4 days and save yourself from eating out too much. The mornings were awesome to enjoy the beach and the afternoon sunsets were beautiful. Worth the price - I will be back!

Room Tip: Dali Museum - Thursday nigghts are 1/2 price, or print out a $2 off coupon online. Free bird sanctu...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, January 1, 2013
Thanks so much for the nice review, we take pride in our excellent guest service and quality of the property and the grounds

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

when i stayed at the alden young children were in the pool till 2 am...the parents were next door at the bar drinking.....my phone in my room did not work...when i complained abou the noise at 1 am i was told "oh ya,, the cheerleaders are here" they were noisy.. and disrespectful... i had to deal with this ALL WEEK long... i used to love the alden...not anymore....New Owners???? uncaring...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
I don't quite understand the comments made in this review...Let me start with some facts:

Our pools close and the gates are locked at 11 PM sharp every night, and if by chance some kids climbed the fence to enter the pool, we have security on duty from 9 PM - 5 AM and they would have kicked the kids out (if they were really there at 2 AM). Our beach bar closes by 10-11PM and is NEVER open at 2 AM, as this reviewer claims.

We housed all the cheerleaders and band form Ball State University that week, for the Beef O Brady's Bowl, and I apologize if some of the college kids were a bit loud at times, but I assure you that any noise complaints were handled quickly and effectively by our security staff.

Gary Renfrow
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St. John's, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had a great visit to Saint Pete Beach at the Alden and would definitely return again! Staff were very friendly and helpful (particularly want to mention our housekeeper Linda, she was always so bright and cheerful!) and the hotel is very clean. The location is great, the beach is your backyard. Only one complaint: the WIFI isn't complimentary and has to be purchased.

  • 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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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I want to praise Christopher Larson and Alex who attended the front desk during the weekend of the the Meeks-Webb Wedding. I have never received such superior customer service at a hotel, not even from 5-star hospitality institutions. Their flexibility, patience, good humor, TEAMWORK, and cordial professionalism made the stay such a pleasure for me that I would be willing to return to the Alden Suites - in fact, I'd be willing to return and vacation in Tampa - just for the pleasure of staying at a hotel with such fantastic service!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Chris and Alex. You really set the bar and should be recognized for it. Great job.

Room Tip: Top floor overlooking the beach!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
How flattering a review, thanks so much!

Alex and Chris are the kings of excellent guest service, and I will be sure to pass on these kind remarks...

Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you again soon,

Sincerely,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I visited the Alden Resort, and was disrespected by a staff member named Kitty Philips. She used profanity towards me and my family members and was very rude and disrespectful towards me. I will never stay at this resort again, and do not recommend it to anyone who values being respected and having your concerns or wishes taken seriously. There were staff members who went above and beyond to try and salvage my experience there after this altercation. There names were Christopher Larson and Alex. They are the front desk staff members. This resort needs more people like them, because they truly knew the meaning of customer service. i cant and wont say the same for Kitty Phillips.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We will further investigate the claims made in this review, although I sincerely apologize, on the behalf of Ownership & Management of Alden Suites, for any hostility between this guest and one of our employees.

Thanks for the kind comments about two of our other Alden employees, and I am pleased to know that your party and stay went very well.

Sincerely,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I decided on a last minute vacation from Canada and flew into Orlando with no Hotel bookings. We drove to St. Pete's beach to look for a place to stay. It was evening when we got to St. Pete's so it was hard to see the Hotels. After driving by some we stopped at Alden Suites and went in. Stephen was working the front desk and greeted us. He showed us some options and let us look at an ocean front room. When we returned to the front desk we decided to book the room. One of the other reason's we did not look any further was the way we were treated by Stephen upon our arrival. If he had not been so pleasant and helpfull we would have left immediately as first impressions in this business are a lot. The hotel is older but kept in very good shape. Would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Stephen we are glad we made the choice to stay with Alden Suites. We planed to just stay one night and check out some other places but when we went to the front desk the next morning and talked to Christopher and Alex we decided to stay for another three nights. A thank you also goes out to the Concierge (forgot his name) as he was helpfull in sending us to some great Restaurants also. Definitely will return again. Thanks from Ontario, Canada

Room Tip: Our Suite was set up as a small apartment. The bedroom area & living room / kitchen could all be...
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  • 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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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
#13 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alden Suites 3*
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 Resort And Suites
Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Alden Resort
Alden Suites Saint Pete Beach, Florida

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