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“Rude security person” 4 of 5 stars
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Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12000 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #11 of 45 Hotels in Treasure Island
Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Rude security person”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been coming here since the opened 9 years ago & they had a security guard named "Peg" who every kid loved. Most kind person you could ever meet. The new hire since last summer is a typical " mall cop" who thinks his badge makes chubby doughboy a big man. He has harassed my 18 year old grandson every night we've been here. My grandson is an entertainer & sleeps late in the day & is awake at night. He can't seem to find anyplace on the property where he can sit & make phone calls without being hassled by this " mall cop"! My grandson approached him to shake his hand & introduce himself & told him he met him last summer here. Mall cop was very rude accusing him of not being a guest here, and each night he lays for him to tell him basically every place here, outside on the grounds, is off limits after 10 pm. Apparently once the pool closes ( and that is the only activity here for kids) we are all to stay captive in our rooms & don't dare walk the grounds after 10 pm! My son went to the office about him tonight & he proceeded to say it's not his job to be nice to the guests, it's his job to enforce rules. He was completely rude to my son & in the morning we will be speaking to management & informing them that our 9 year stay here is coming to an end if they condone his rudeness to the guests! He also said "Peg is a showman, I'm not, I'm here to just enforce rules" I know many people who returned year after year because of Peg & how at home he made everyone feel. So if you want stress on your vacation, be sure to visit here!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ghoch, General Manager at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, responded to this review, September 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We certainly appreciate your ongoing patronage as well as your respect for Peg our security guard over the years. We are very sorry for the unfortunate encounters your grandson had with security. While watching for unusual activity at late hours is paramount, once introduced he should have been kind and more respectful. It is indeed part of his job to be courteous and I have met with our contracted security service to emphasize this and make necessary changes to their procedures and attitudes. We appreciate that you let us know! We hope to see you again next year, and provide a more relaxing atmosphere.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice two bedroom condo. Good size for beachfront. Nice pools, but, pretty crowded. Close to good restaurants. Just a huge beach at Treasure Island. Pretty expensive, but a nice resort. Nice kitchen. We stayed here a couple of years ago and it seems a little beat up. Needs some repairs (towel racks falling off the walls, etc.)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here 7-14 August and had a fabulous time. After a week in a much bigger Orlando hotel we worried Sunset Vistas would be disappointing - but our apartment, the facilities, the position and the views soon changed that.
We had a sixth floor south two bed apt, one back from Gulf Front which gave us lovely views. It was spacious, clean and well equipped. Our only complaint was that the beds were a little small - but still very comfy. Towels were replaced every two days and the washer/dryer came in very handy.
The pool is a reasonable size - always plenty of loungers but you need to use your own towels.Treasure Island's beaches are stunning and the hotel could not be closer to it - it was great to be able to swap between pool and beach whenever we felt like it. The Tiki bar is smaller than it looks on the website but served great drinks - try the Malibu bucket as long as you don't have to walk far afterwards!
Johns Pass was a 10-15 minute walk across the bridge with lots of nice shops and decent restaurants. Menus are pretty standard across most of the restaurants with burgers, ribs, fish etc but all is of a really good standard and not expensive - don't write off the chains, Hooters was our favourite meal! Gators was also a great night out - really busy and fun on a Saturday but very quiet on Sundays!
Bar staff also recommended a couple of local takeaways that delivered to the rooms. We also loved Feola's at the Thunderbird Hotel further up Gulf Boulevard - like home cooked food!
Make sure to check the beach box for toys/chairs etc or otherwise spend $10 on a chair from Publix rather than the extortionate $30 a day for two loungers and a brolly! The sunsets are awesome! Publix is a mile away but there is a Circle K convenience store right across the street - a little more expensive but very handy!
We spent a day at Pass-A-Grille (about a 20 minute drive) which is beautiful with a real boho feel and St Petersburg itself is well worth a visit - a beautiful, refined town with lovely buildings, marina and parks.
The whole area has a great island feel to it and my favourite part was watching the pelicans fly and swoop above our heads. All in all Sunset Vistas makes a great base for a holiday in this area.

Room Tip: South side rooms have a great morning view but not of the sunset
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Location was great! Great view of the ocean. Rooms were spacious. Staff very friendly - overall cleanliness was good. Rooms could use a touch maintenance (scuff marks on walls) but really no complaints. Great having a full kitchen and washer and dryer when spending time on the beach. Price seemed reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The location is great. The front desk staff were awesome. The bartender Debbie didn't seem like she wanted to be there or wanted us there.
I wasn't to thrilled to find that much hair in the shower but the room was spacious and cute.

The rate for the room was decent!

Overall good experience.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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godrey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Especially-all the staff were very friendly and helpful-went out of their way for us-esp Julie-Very clean-spacious-view from living room and bedroom AWESOME. Well stocked with items needed for cooking-did have difficulty cooking without nonstick pans. Great location with ocean water and beach perfect and shelling AWESOME-big pool was nice, but rule needs to be added that no throwing of balls, except soft beach ball should be allowed-adults were throwing from deep end and all the way to the end at the shallow part and hit children-hot tub in children's area nice, but the other hot tub only 1 jet working-very accomodating for parking for extra car. Hope to go back SOON.

Room Tip: All rooms have view of beach
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in 312 north for two weeks and had a fantastic stay. Easy to find, on the beach, great pool and a nice appartment with sun in the afternoon on the veranda. The rbar restaurant was great for fish. Nice price and close enough (by the fire station). Better than the ones in Johns pass.

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Address: 12000 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
#11 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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Sunset Vistas Beachfront Hotel Treasure Island
Sunset Vistas Beachfront Resort
Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites Treasure Island, Florida

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