We have stayed at the this motel twice now and in the same room. Our first visit was great, so much so that when vacation time came around we booked once again.
On the second night there, I was so disappointed in finding a cockroach crawling on the kitchen counters and our supplies. Before seeing this roach, I loved the Sea Chest Motel. Yes, It had its quirks (like its thin walls--there is little insulation to keep out other guests' average noises or the staff cleaning a room next to you, or above you), but the positives (beautiful grounds, on the beach, clean, affordable, etc) previously outweighed the negatives. In the past, I have highly recommended this motel to others as a great, clean, and affordable place to stay. I am really disheartened and saddened by this find; I saw a cockroach every night on the Kitchen Counters--A normal brown & averaged size cockroach, not the big ones that Florida is known for having. It made me sick to my stomach. I imagine it can be really hard to keep pests under control, but I was really saddened to have found this bug on our room's counters and our foods.
I am so concerned that one of us in our party can or could have brought roaches home with us in our luggage. And, I was embarrassed for having recommended The Sea Chest Motel to my friends. I feel as if my oasis has been pulled out from under me.
Also, every morning (before 9 am) we were awakened by a knock on the door, it was the cleaning staff, asking if we desired service for that day. The motel really should provide a Do Not Disturb sign, etc for each rooms' door. It would seem to be a helpful aid to the traveler and the Motel's cleaning staff. It is not peaceful and restful to have to get up from a sound sleep to answer the door each morning and having a maid ask if we wanted our room serviced that day.
Not sure what the future holds for this motel and us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely two story motel with lush green grounds and heated pool directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Chest Hotel Treasure Island
- Sea Chest Treasure Island
- Sea Chest Motel Treasure Island, Florida