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"Resort" ON the beach

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"Resort" ON the beach

I'm trying to locate a resort positioned ON the beach, no crossing a street. This is for a family with 4 kids ranging from 12 - 18 yrs old, 4 days in late April. Can anyone throw a few names to me? Is the Don Cesar still a nice place?


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1. Re: "Resort" ON the beach

Hey chicago,

There are all kinds of places on the beach in St Pete. Depends if you're looking for more fancy (like the Don Ceasar), or just a good economical place to stay to enjoy the beach.

My last 2 trips to Florida, I stayed at the Beachcomber which is located in the 6000 block of Gulf Blvd, within walking distance of many restaurants, convenience stores, even a supermarket. It's nothing fancy, but it's a clean place with a gorgeous courtyard, 2 pools, awsome staff (so friendly), a beach bar with live music 7 days a week, on the beach. The bathrooms are small, but the rooms are large, even has a walk in closet. It's a motel style hotel, meaning you access your room from the outside which I like. There are chairs right outside the rooms so you can sit outside. They also have rooms with a kitchen, which might be useful for a family trip.


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The Tradewinds, Sirada, and the Don are a good start if you have plenty of dough to throw around. All right on the beach. If you want a waterfront room, be sure to top up the reservation with a guaranteed Gulf water view, not sorta kinda like most tend to sell, and certainly not "Bay view" or Gulf (Blvd) view.

Remember that every single person who rents a room on this island want a gulf view, yet only around 40-45% of rooms actually are. So there are plenty of people at waterfront resorts looking out to the road.

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Gulf Gate Resort would be my choice.

A condo resort.

A real home from home right on the beach and easy walking distance to restaurants etc.


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The Alden is a good choice right on the beach has two pools two hot tubs and grills for outside cooking.

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Thanks so much! This info is for a family of 6, friends of mine.

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I recommend the Sirata resort. I found in my research that it has the most reasonable suites compared to the Tradewinds properties. My family and I stayed there last April and will return next month. We visited the Don, and it does seem nice, but I personally think it's a bit overpriced.

However, if your friends are open to a condo property that isn't quite as lively as a resort property, I think the Gulf Gate would be a great bang for the buck, especially since your friends will need more room as a family of 6.

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