First off, we booked a private condo through itrip so we had a renovated room. It was nice and we had no complaints. We noticed the hotel had kayaks available to guests and inquired. We were told that due to insurance issues, we were not permitted to use them as we were technically not guests of the hotel. That was a bit weird, but it became apparent that the staff have zero to do with renters of private condos. We were told that they basically give us the key and we were on our own. Once we got that out of the way, at least we knew where we stood.
So.....the view, the sunset, and the beach is amazing! This area is not as busy as further up towards Clearwater and much more geared towards our style. Cabanas were for rent on the beach for $25 or so per day.
The hotel pool was very nice....and warm, too! The only thing I found odd was when a hotel staff member kicked everyone out of the pool around noon time so he could vacuum and add chemicals. I have never seen this done. Virtually every hotel I know of does this sort of thing overnight or very early in the am.
Also used the hotel laundry. $1.25 per load. Machines had definitely seen better days but they definitely worked. Ten points for Maytag!
Bottom line, this is an older hotel that is showing its age. If the price is right, the location alone is worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island Inn Beach Resort, located on the beautiful Gulf Beaches of Tampa Bay is a tropical paradise where you can relax as you watch sailboats gliding across emerald green waters and wind surfers being chased by a warm, tropical island breeze. Lounge by the pool with an ice cold drink from our tiki bar or enjoy a walk on our World Famous Treasure Island Beach! The Island Inn Beach Resort offers something for everyone with a colorful mix of relaxation, fun and recreation, along with a friendly, courteous staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Treasure Island
- Island Inn Treasure Island, Florida