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Thunderbird Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Treasure Island
Lafayette, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our 4th stay here, and as usual we loved it. Very clean rooms, friendly staff, great location. We barely left the pool all week. We had other family members that were there for the first time and they couldn't believe how clean it was. We'll definitely be returning many more times!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I stayed here about 20 years ago and decided to take my family here again. My kids are a lot older now and I wanted something that would be safe and have a lot to do. Well this is the place to be. The resort itself is a little outdated, but with any request I made regarding the room was immediately taken care of. Louis at the front desk was awesome. He really took care of my requests and always had a smile. From reservations until we left he did a great job. Housekeeping does show up late in the days, but why are you in your room anyway? I never had a problem bumping into them. The pool could use some tender loving care, but it's so flipping hot that it didn't matter to us. We also enjoyed the tiki bar and the daily bands that would play. Lou and Vlad at the tiki bar always serve with a smile and out do themselves to make sure your happy. We stayed in the rooms with the balcony beach views, which had kitchenettes. It made things a lot easier and cheaper for us to make our own food and bring our own drinks. (Treasure Island is an alcohol friendly beach) We never ate at this resorts restaurant, we always ended up at Sloppy Joes next to this hotel. Which rocks by the way! The sunsets are breathtaking, the Gulf was wonderful, and the beach never seemed crowded. The walkway along the hotels on the beach was also nice. This resort is surrounded by many restaurants, and bars. The Publix grocery store is a five minute walk. Waffle House about the same. I would definitely stay here again. We stayed here twice during the week. Once in the beginning of the week, had to leave for obligations and came back. We loved it.

Room Tip: The rooms at the top of the building with private balcony is nice. The only negative are the air con...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We just left the Thunderbird and miss it already! Very nice and clean older motel. I love staying on first floor and walking right out to the pool. The beds seem hard but I slept very well every night. Love the tiki bar and the live music they have every evening, especially Hurricane Johnny. The bartender, Vlad, was great also. It's a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere . Plenty of things around within walking distance. We will be back next year!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My husband & I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions & have never been disappointed.
The only problem in the past was the parking situation which seems to have been improved now.

Very clean room, service was great! Kudos to Janice & Chantell for excellent service.
Would definitely recommend.

Jo & Richard Silva
Port Orange, FL

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed here for four days and thoroughly enjoyed our time. While there was plenty to do, we spent most of our time in our room, on the patio or poolside allowing for some much needed relaxation.

We had an efficiency which was perfect for our family to be able to cook when we wanted to. The restaurant on site had a fabulous lunch, which we enjoyed multiple days.

The hotel arranges for live music by their tiki bar daily. We appreciated the variety of entertainment. While we had our favorite, none of them were bad.

The kids LOVED the pool and the easy access from our room. We were always supplied with fresh towels for our room and the pool.

While parking is limited, it was an improvement since our previous visit as they have purchased the hotel to the north as well. The hotel works hard to manage the parking lot passes efficiently so there are enough spaces for everyone.

We are very much looking forward to our next stay here!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Another blissful week spent at my favorite vacation spot! The Thunderbird Hotel has everything I want in a Florida vacation: economical, beautiful pool, right on the beach, tropical landscapes, well maintained rooms, friendly staff, restaurant, Tiki bar, live music nightly, and excellent service! I will be back. Also a nice perk is their new TV channel which allows you to see a live shot from the pool in your room! I love this place!

Room Tip: Love the poolside rooms on the bottom floor!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Myself, husband & 5 year old daughter spent two nights here in april & we loved it. The staff were so nice! The rooms are a bit dated but clean! The beds were so comfortable. We had a great time at the pool area and spent a day on the beach. The only thing is, I prefer Clearwater's beach to Treasue Islands. If I could've lifted this great wee hotel to Clearwater I would've!. That didn't stop us having a fantastic time & I wish we could've stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Beach Resort

Address: 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Treasure Island
#8 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
#11 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thunderbird Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Classic Courtyard Style Beach Resort has been a family favorite for generations. Nestled on the beautiful shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, the Thunderbird Beach Resort is a tropical beach retreat with long stretches of pearly-white sand & sparkling blue waters. Featuring oversized Heated Pool & Hot Tub, Tiki Beach Bar w/ Live Music ,Feola's Italian Ristorante, Sunset Meeting & Banquet Facilities and Private Gulf Front Balconies. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Beach Motel
Thunderbird Beach Hotel Treasure Island
Thunderbird Beach Resort Treasure Island, Florida

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