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“"The way you want things to be"” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“"The way you want things to be"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wife and I had a great experience with our stay. We stayed in the King Heron, definitely the room to rent. The management team was excellent. We had a bed issue that they resolved in minutes...kudo's for the obvious effort. The area was quaint. Stay away from "Capt Kurt's eatery"...we experience the poorest customer service we have ever! experience. Head across the waterway in Sarasota to experience a grand shopping/eating experience. My only suggestion to the hotel staff, improve your coffee in the room (P.s. lobby has the best coffee!)

Room Tip: King Heron is a must....
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thanks for the great review! We are really glad that you enjoyed your recent stay in the Grand Heron! We are changing out our coffee in the rooms this month…. We tried a new kind of coffee in the rooms and we have been told by a few guests that they like the coffee in the office better!! Thanks for the feedback! We are always striving to get better and better! Look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a really NOT RESTFUL night due to noise from room above us while as we were underneath one of two upstairs rooms. My sister next door to us had a nice quiet night as she was lodged in the single story part of the hotel. If you want to get any sleep, insist on one of the ground floor rooms NOT located underneatht the two 2nd floor rooms as the people above arrived late and spent hours after midnight clomping back and forth. To add insult to injury, they were very early risers and made so many trips back and forth we assumed they were attempting to wear a hole in the flooring. My complaint at the front desk was brushed off with a disinterested apology so left feeling they could not care less as they have plenty of bookings and do not need repeat business!

Room Tip: room that are NOT under the second story are quieter, lacking constant loud footsteps from overhead...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thank-you for your recent review! Although we are happy to hear that our guests sister had a nice stay we are genuinely sorry that this guest did not and left feeling she was given a disinterested apology upon departure. We are a 100% dedicated to making our guests as happy as possible are committed to making your stay on Siesta Key exceptional!
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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

First off I’m not one to write reviews but I was thoroughly impressed and couldn’t resist. I did plenty of research before choosing this specific hotel. I read reviews, viewed pictures and hoped that it all lived up to what everyone said it was. Hands down it was amazing! We arrived rather late for check in but the front desk lady was very helpful and pleasant. We stayed in two different rooms only because we upgraded to a bigger bed our second night. Both rooms were extremely clean and felt like a home away from home. The rooms were nicely upgraded and very much to our liking. It was a pleasant and short walk to their beautiful white powered sandy beach. Siesta Key itself was very tranquil ,the village was a few miles down the road which we enjoyed as well. I highly recommend this for anyone who is just as stubborn and particular as I am when it comes to choosing a hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Twoofus2010
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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229 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

As always we had a great time at Tropical Shores. The staff, the rooms and the gardens are great, not to mention those sundowns on the beach. We appreciated having free beach chairs and towels, and this year we used the nice gas grill provided. Absolutely nothing to complain about with this place. All the same good restaurants we nearby, and a plus was a fresh fish market that has opened across the street. We find Oct. a nice time to visit, and hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tr0picalSun, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thanks for the great review! October really is a great time to visit Siesta Key... it’s our favorite month of the year.. the weather is fantastic! We look forward to seeing you in the future and thanks for sharing your comments with us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just returned this morning from Siesta Key. Perfect Beach even with the winds from hurricane Sandy. Had to leave a day early because of flight changes but really recommend this hotel and this area. We were there celebrating our 15th anniversary, upon check in the staff delivered a bottle of champagne. Despite the fact that we did not drink it, we thought it was very thoughtful. Many highlights for us, but the quaintness and location were awesome. As well as the beds - super comfy. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Rented a tiny studio, room 183, Sara Sea Beach Resort, so we could swing a trip to Florida during our Fall break (we're teachers from GA, just the two of us). The price was right in October and the crowds were few. Like other reviewers, we also enjoyed the well groomed grounds, the not-too-far walk to the beach & the complimentary "clickity-click" chairs/loungers. We also appreciated the complimentary beach towels. Don't waste any of your packing space with bulky towels. You may use theirs from two easily accessible hampers and return them after going to the beach in a third "return" hamper. We had a "mechanical" issue with a canopy we brought and needed some tools. One of the maintenance guys was more than happy to loan us what we needed, he even helped us try to fix the thing the best we could. Nice touch. Only a couple of negatives for us, which is just personal preference things: The bed in 183 was too soft and lumpy for us, but it didn't keep us from having a wonderful time. And, unfortunately, we had some inconsiderate neighbors that were hanging out & talking loudly at 2 and 3 A.M., but that wasn't Sara Sea's fault, just people that don't think about others. Second, like one other recent reviewer below, the high rise property next to this complex was having some aesthetics done on it's beach facing facade (think: drilling and pounding out square holes in the building). They were using a hand held jack hammer and a saw that cuts through concrete. So, just use your imagination as to what that sounded like. It was annoying, but we tried to tune it out by being distracted by the beautiful Gulf and outrageous, sugary sand. Lastly, we rented a couple of bikes from Siesta Sports Rentals, which is just across the street and down about 100 feet from the resort entrance. That was one of the best parts about our stay as we had a blast riding up to Siesta Village one day, then all the way down to Turtle Beach the next. Our bottoms were quite sore, but it was all good. HA HA. If you are coming with more than 2 people, this studio will be too small for you. We didn't spend a whole lot of time indoors, & like I said earlier, this unit was affordable at this time of year, so we just made do with the tight space. Seven yrs. ago we stayed within the same Tropical Beach Resorts complex in Conclare, and it was great then. No disappointments seven yrs. later. Thanks Sara Sea for a relaxing get away. We really enjoyed it.

P.S. We have relatives that live just a few miles from this location, and we went with them to The Bangkok Restaurant, 4791 Swift Road. If you like Thai food, this place was really delicious! We also went to SweetBerries Eatery, 2881 Clark Road for frozen custard. It too was delicious. They also had what sounded like good sandwiches. Both places are within 2 to 5 miles of Sara Sea Resort. Check them out when you go. : )

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Atlanta M
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Brooklin, Canada
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is our second visit (first visit was at Tropical Sun), and certainly not our last.

We stayed in the 2-bedroom suite for two nights last week, as a family of four. We arrived early hoping to take advantage of some added beach time and much to our surprise our suite was ready. Check-in was a breeze, and the staff very welcoming (even more so than our first visit). The suite was right across the street from where you check-in and was exactly as pictured. You get lots of natural lighting / windows as the suite is located in the outside corner of the building. Everything in the suite was just perfect, especially the beds (super comfy). We got settled quickly and then went back to the “lobby” to ask about beach chairs, beach toys, towels, and a few other things. We can’t thank the staff enough for being so helpful and friendly, and for ensuring all our needs were met.

We had asked about specials for Canadians visiting, but nothing was applicable for this particular unit. They did mention they would have a bottle of wine or champagne for us though, which was a nice offer. Unfortunately they did forget about the wine, but when we mentioned it they were very quick to rectify the situation.

The grounds are impeccable and the gardens stunning. On our first night we even happened to see some hummingbirds! The pool areas are also extremely nice; the water is sparkling, clean and warm. There is more than enough loungers to accommodate everyone. I won’t say much about the beach, as it speaks for itself. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins on our second day though, which was very exciting.

Both evenings we borrowed movies from the “lobby”. They have a great selection, including recent releases and family friendly options. Plus you can get microwave popcorn as an added treat :)

Our 8 year old daughter loved the welcome area of the “lobby” and throughout the day she would sneak in and visit – usually to steal a cookie or two.

Our only complaint about this suite would be that the Sundeck Studio is located directly above this particular suite so you can easily hear guests talking and moving around patio furniture above you. Not a deal breaker, but slightly annoying.

Without any doubt we would highly recommend this resort. We hope to make our stays a family tradition, and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tropical Beach Resorts

Address: 6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Siesta Key
#3 Family Hotel in Siesta Key
#3 Romantic Hotel in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Beach Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical Beach Resorts is one of the premiere Siesta Key hotels where you can enjoy your vacation at the #1 beach in the USA! Gently rolling waves, sun-drenched sand and spectacular sunsets... This is paradise, and it's called Siesta Key. T's truly the land of flowers and they bloom in a rainbow of colors. Home to exotic sea creatures, a lively village of friendly folks and some of the world's top-rated beaches, Siesta Key boasts Tropical Beach Resorts: a comfortable, yet stylish collection of properties just a short walk from Siesta's shores. The rooms at Tropical Beach Resorts are white-glove clean, feature 32" flat screen TVs and either double, queen or king-sized beds with fluffy white duvets. Most include a sleeper sofa and fully appointed kitchens. While none of the units overlook the gulf, they each offer a colorful garden view. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tropical Shores Beach Hotel Siesta Key
Tropical Shores Beach Siesta Key
Tropical Shores Beach Resort Siesta Key
Tropical Beach Resorts Siesta Key, Florida

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