Trying to book the family vacation this year for St Pete and can't believe how prices have went up compared to last year. Have it narrowed down to the Alden or the Sirata. Enjoy the beach bars and poolside but have a question. Are you allowed to smoke on the grounds at The Alden? I know you can at the Sirata unless that has changed. Also appreciate any advice from those that have stayed at The Alden. I am looking at the gulf front 4 story building and daughter wants the Poolside. Are there views of the ocean if you stay on Poolside or what do you see? Hard to tell from looking at there website?? Any advice on any place is appreciated.