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“Mixed Review” 3 of 5 stars
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Island Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9980 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #27 of 45 Hotels in Treasure Island
Oviedo, Florida
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“Mixed Review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2005

Stayed at the Island Inn October 6-8, 2005. We picked this place based on previous reviews and were kind of diasappointed in the accomodations. The staff is great...this is very true. Very friendly, know the area well. Upon check inn were given the key to a king Gulf-front effeciency. The room looked and smelled like someone had a tobacco bonfire in it! Appliances were covered in a black sandy substance, everything was grimy and ceiling with brown streaks. The smell was horrible. I immediately called down to the front desk to ask if any non-smoking rooms were available (my fault for not specifying that in my original reservation). The very nice lady told me that there were not any kings, but she did have 2 double/double rooms. She gave me the key to 414 to check out and it smelled great, so we switched. This room was pretty run down, not terribly clean (used wash cloth still in shower and carpets sandy/not vacuumed), but we were so thrilled that it smelled so nice and had a great view that we stayed.

Mother nature was the best treat at this place. The beach is FANTASTIC!!!! Very quiet, lots of shells, sand dollars, star fish, birds, etc. The water was crystal clear and calm. It's a great place if you're looking to spend lots of time outside.

Overall, I know that the rooms are individually owned and that one may be brand new and the next in bad shape, so you may want to find out which you are being assigned to before arrival. Other than that, I recommend the Island Inn for it's great location and friendly service.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2005

I've come back to this hotel over and over again: each room is an efficiency with a full kitchen minus dishwasher and oven. Each has a balcony that overlooks the Gulf, and is directly on the beach front. Laundry facilities on property.

Rooms are individually owned but are consistently clean and well decorated. Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2005
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2005

Perfect location. Hotel is right on the Gulf Of Mexico. Has beutiful white beach. Our room was very clean, had a kitchen with full size refigerator. Bathroom is a little small but clean with a mirror right outside it. Also has a nice sized balcony.

Treasure Island is 2 minutes from St. Pete Beach, there is a great outside mall with outdoor restaurants very close.

This hotel is perfect for a small group or family, you can stock up on food at the local Sams Club or food store and eat breakfast and lunch via your kitchen.

I highly recommend this hotel for someone looking for a beach vacation, hotel also has a small pool.

Great place, probably about 45 minutes to Tampa Airport.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2005

My husband and I just returned from our stay at the Island Inn on Treasure Island. Overall, we would rate our stay at this hotel as excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly and the office was open 24hrs. The pool was a nice size, very clean and heated and lighted at night! We loved the fact that our patio doors opened up to the ocean and we could hear the roar of the waves and watch the sunset from our balcony. We rated our stay as excellent as this hotel offered what was important to us: a unit directly on/facing the beach, a heated pool, close to a grocery store and shopping, friendly helpful staff, and a well priced efficiency unit. The hotel was very quiet and it is certainly family oriented.

Some helpful information: The units are all individually owned; thus there are differences/variances in the condition and state of each one. For the most part, they were well maintained. Our unit could have definately used some updating as some things showed their wear (eg, toilet, sink, closet doors) , but everything was very clean and there was new carpet/tile on the floor. The units have microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, dishes etc. There was also a little safe in the room. Our unit with a king size bed also had a small pull out sofa. The housekeeping service was also very friendly and efficient.

There is a supermarket and other local shops within about 10 mins walk which is very handy.

The beach is very wide and you can walk a great distance in either direction of the hotel. The shelling is great too! There are also several public beach access locations that offer showers and washrooms in case you get stuck on your walk.

There weren't too many restaurants within a short walking distance, but many within a 10 minute drive.

The hotel has a "beach bar" by the pool where you can get chips/drinks/hot dogs etc. It is cash only.

There is free coffee in the lobby in the morning and there is a newspaper at your door during the week days.

The island itself seems to be a little quieter than the islands/beaches to the north and south. There are more low rise hotels and condos as opposed to towering buildings lining the beach. We didn't find things crowded at all.

We would certainly return for a stay at the Island Inn. We made our reservations on-line and everything worked out well. You could also call them and make your reservations directly.

We had a wonderful stay and will indeed return!!

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2005

One of the better places to stay on Treasure Island, our stay was too short but my wife and I would certainly return. Great staff !!

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Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 9980 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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

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