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Crystal Palms Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   11605 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Treasure Island
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
“STAY HERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stay here! The staff is amazing! I showed up here on Memorial Day weekend, having booked through a third-party site, and the hotel had no record of my reservation. (They didn't even have an account with this third-party site!) While it wasn't their problem (the problem was with the third-party site), they took it upon themselves to call area hotels to find availability on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. (They would have offered me a room, but they were booked.) I stood in the lobby for quite some time, trying to figure out what to do next, and I heard several interactions with staff. Everyone was very cordial with staff, the building looked gorgeous, and you're sure to have a great view. Great location, too. Book it! Thank you, Pete (and manager, whose name I never got), for salvaging my weekend! I hope I can return sometime soon and stay at your place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jekyll Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This resort is very nice. We actually stayed in one of their rentals at Sunset Vistas. Randy at the front desk was very helpful during our check-in process. My only suggestion is if you plan on cooking, bring some of your own cooking ware. There are some pots/pans, but limited. We can hardly wait until our next vacation there.

Room Tip: We stayed in unit 401 S (I think). We enjoyed it.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Friendly and professional staff from front desk to the cleaning staff. It appears to be family-run and they take pride in keeping their guests satisfied. Family-friendly. Included an ensuite bathroom and a larger bathroom. Saw families at the pool.
Renovated older hotel, modern amenities inside very spacious rooms with large full kitchen. Patio outside of living area and bedroom. Very large shower but does not have a bathtub if that is something you use.
The reason it received a 3 star was the bedroom carpet was old and very worn and needed to be replaced. It may be that they are still in the midst of doing all the renovations in all the rooms as the rest of the room was newly finished. Otherwise, all the rooms, including the living room, was tiled, made it easy to see how clean it was maintained.
It was across the street from the beach but it was in an older area along that coastline. Clearwater Bay was a bit more upscale and newer with more restaurants. In travelling toward Clearwater Bay from Treasure Island and in Madiera, we found a small family-owned coffee shop with the best coffee, homemade chai lattes and homemade baked goods. Very worthwhile stop in the morning!

Room Tip: On the main road so I might want to be higher up to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heather M, General Manager at Crystal Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and you are correct in stating that we take great pride in making sure our guests well taken care of during their stay. One correction is that we are a new build hotel that opened in October 2008. We hope to see you again during your future visits to Treasure Island.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a three bedroom penthouse and the room was amazing! It was clean, easy walk to the beach and definitely a great price. The location was also good for walking to dinner. I would highly recommend and will be back soon!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WILLIAMSVILLE IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were looking for a place to share with our friends for a couple days before we left on a cruise out of Tampa. We found this place by researching on TripAdvisor and were definitely not steered wrong by the great advice of others who have stayed here. We wished we had more time to spend more days here. It was roomy, clean, had a balcony, kitchen, laundry - what more could we ask for? Would highly recommend. :)

Room Tip: Corner rooms have more balcony space and get a room at level 3 or higher.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed her for 6 nights in a 2 bedroom suite. (2 adults, 2 kids) I can't say enough good things about this place. I was just perfect!

The rooms were immaculately clean, everything was modern and new. (The building is only about 4 years old). We were on the 6th floor and had a beautiful view of the gulf from our balcony. It is located on a busy street but the traffic noise wasn't an issue for us at all. All rooms have a balcony and a view facing the gulf (lower floors have a view of the pool and partial of the gulf)

A short walk across the street and down a path and you're right on the sand of a beautiful clean beach! Crystal Palms provides towels in the lobby for pool and beach use.

Ryan and Randy at the front desk were awesome and friendly!

All units are equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (frig, stove, dishwasher, microwave), washer and dryer (which was convenient although I didn't plan to do laundry, I did keep up on it throughout the week because it was so convenient). You will have to buy your own detergent though. There are dishes, plates, bowls, glasses and utensils for 4...plus pots, pans, cooking utensils, toaster, can opener, etc. Publix is just a short distance down the street if you decide to cook or want food and drinks in the unit. I repeat...everything was new and immaculate! Bathrooms were clean and they provide soap and lotion and there was a hair dryer too.

There was plenty of space for us, we didn't feel like we were crammed into a hotel room. I'd much rather stay here than at a warn down, out-dated place ON the beach. The beds and pillows were super comfy!

Our room was right next to the elevator but we didn't experience any noise issues from that either.

The salt water pool was awesome too, as was the hot tub...both always kept clean. Some nights the hot tub was filled with people, other nights not so much. We were always courteous not to stay in past our 15 minute limit. There are also some floating devices for the kids at the pool as well as swim goggles. We brought our own but it was nice that they were there.

There are currently some units here that are for sale. If we were in the market, we'd DEFINITELY make a purchase here.

We felt at home and will be back to stay here again on our next vacation.

Thank you Crystal Palms!!

Room Tip: Beautiful view of the gulf on higher floors. There is no fitness center, that is a TripAdvisor gli...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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wichita ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this place. It was spotlessly clean. The minute you walk in you are greeted with a fresh clean scent. Definitely a plus after different places we have stayed in the south. None of the mildewey smell. Lots of room, huge balcony, beautiful view, great t.v.'s in every room, accomodating staff, clean pool and quick walk to the beach. We will definitely be back! A big thanks to Heather for being so accomodating!!

Room Tip: We had a 4th floor end unit which was perfect. Bigger balcony and a better view of the water!
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Additional Information about Crystal Palms Beach Resort

Address: 11605 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
#9 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal Palms Beach Resort 3.5*
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