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“Our Stay May 31-June 3, 2014” 4 of 5 stars
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Schooner Hotel
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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“Our Stay May 31-June 3, 2014”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a great time here! The staff and guests were warm and friendly. We booked a room at The Beach Suites next door through Expedia and called before we arrived to confirm our arrival. We were told Expedia booked our room for another party and they gave us a room next door at the Schooner. The two hotels share the pool and hot tub. We had a small quaint room but there was no air conditioning in the bedroom. With an oscillating fan, all was good. We had a wonderful time here and will recommend others to go here. Old school Florida hotel charm- not like the high rises. Go here if you want to enjoy the beach and intimacy of a small and friendly beach hotel. We loved it!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Hubby, 2 puppies and I stayed right after Memorial weekend. Almost had the place to ourselves. Room 209, ocean front, great room with king bed. We had a wonderful time. The pool and patio were outside our window(s) with a great ocean view. No stove in room if you want to cook breakfast but can improvise with coffee and bagels etc. Small frig so if you stay a week you will need to replenish as you go! Joy and Ann Marie were friendly, accommodating and just great to talk to. Two great restaurants across the street so you don't even need to drive to eat. Very pet friendly which is important to us! Will definitely go back this summer and very convenient since we live in Tampa. If you want more upscale try the Beach Suites next door which they also own but no pets allowed there.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank utvol1956
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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wife and I stayed Dec 2012 in the middle of remodel. For the price and location this place is amazing. Most guests were return and veterans of the Schooner. I can see why. Just feet from the beach and close to food/entertainment. We plan to go back every year. Well worth it. It's not a 5 star but who camps out in the room when you're feet from the beach anyway..

  • Stayed December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a quaint motel. Beautiful courtyard with table and chairs. Wonderful landscaping. The gulf is steps away from the motel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Room we had was a 2 double bed and was very comfortable. What a wonderful time after busy days running the area to walk right out on the beach and enjoy a bottle of wine.
Rates for room stay are very REASONABLE. Stay and enjoy.
The new ownership is on top of things. Enhancing things everywhere.

Room Tip: I was on the second floor. No elevator. But was not a problem. Stay on the first floor doors open ri...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank B C
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Bartow, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We just stayed three days at the schooner. It was our first time there. Hands Down, this was the best staff we have had on vacation, and we have stayed at many different places in Madeira. They were very relaxed and eager to make our experience a positive one. Our room was clean and up to date. We were so happy, that we booked another extended weekend in their new building. ( beach suites) at the end of July.

Chad & Laura pridgen

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Laura P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've been going to The Schooner for over 30 years. Half my family lives in this area, including my parents, so I know it very well. Most of the reviews here are spot-on-this IS originally a 50's motel, with a remodel. It CAN be loud. The patio is all brick. Yes, it's possible to run out of toilet paper if you don't ask for more before you need it (THE HORROR!) Just ask for what you need-the staff will provide. If you want daily housekeeping-ASK. I find it hard to believe someone's entire bathroom window was missing and nobody did anything about it. This place is not perfect, the bathrooms in some units are tiny. But since the remodel 2 years ago, the rooms are pretty, clean and all floors are now tile. If you like to sleep in til noon, you're on a honeymoon, a special-treat vacation or you want to be pampered-this is not your place. If you want an affordable, clean place ON THE GULF, maybe to take your dog with, check out The Schooner. I don't know whose dumb idea it was to change the name from "motel" to "hotel"-it is a motel-all doors to rooms are from an outside hall-this does contribute to noise. We go here because it's affordable, casual, on the beach, excellent location (everything's in walking distance) and they allow pets. If you go away to be on the beach, outside, doing things, do stay here. If your vacation consists mainly of staying in and admiring your room-look elsewhere-and take 2-3 times as much money for your accommodations.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Since I am told by the staff the Hotel is transfering ownership in a week , I can only give my review of when we stayed for the week of april 3rd 2014-----Thank You Sue,Sarah,Sandra ,John ,for a great stay at the Schooner ,which proves again People make the difference no matter where you stay ..Room was clean and right next to the beach ,Fantastic.
.Guests were also polite and pleasant—Trolley access close by , will definetly go back assuming same friendly type staff ----reviewed by Jacques and Nicole—in our late 60’s but young at heart---

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Schooner Hotel
Address: 14500 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2180
Location: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Madeira Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Madeira Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madeira Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Schooner Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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