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“Fabulous first time visit”
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Madeira Bay Resort
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Madeira Beach
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fabulous first time visit”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed here from November 26 - December 1st in Unit 411 with two balconies overlooking the bay/marina. The staff was super friendly and geniune. The condo was clean and they had even just shampooed all of the carpeting so it smelled really fresh! We had a car because we wanted to drive up to Clearwater and look at other places, but there is so much to do nearby that you really wouldn't need one. Parking is covered and we always had a spot. In fact, that's why we picked this location because it's a short walk to John's pass and many restaurants. The beach is also right across the street. The condo's bedrooms each had a queen (I think..may have been king) each with it's own bathroom (the master being slightly larger). The second room had a full size washer and dryer in the unit. They have a very nice small heated pool and jacuzzi outside. This was a great affordable place for us and we will definately come back.

Room Tip: Units on the marina side have great views of the sunrise. You must try Screwie Louie's for brea...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newark, DE
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at Madeira Bay Resort 10/27/12 - 11/3/12. We stayed in Unit 308 with a view of the marina. The unit was a 2 bedroom/1 bath with a full kitchen, washer/dryer and a small balcony. The 1st bedroom had a set of bunk beds. There was a good sized bath room and the 2nd bedroom had a queen bed. The living room also had a pull out sofa bed. There was plenty of room since it was just 2 of us. It would also work well for a family of 4. It is located across the street from the beach with public beach access (but no restrooms etc...). It is within a 3 minute walk to John's pass with many shops and restaurants as well as charter boats, jet ski rentals etc...We arrived the weekend of the Seafood Festival at John's Pass which included many food and craft vendors as well as fun things for the kids. We visted Clearwater Aquarium, St. Pete Pier and went to the movies in nearby Largo the first few days we were there since it was very windy and rough surf due to Hurricane Sandy up north. We went to Gators just across John's Pass bridge in Treasure Island to see the Elvis impersonator who appears every Tuesday night. It was alot of fun. We ate at Dockside Dave's. Los Mexicanos in Indian Rocks, Woodys and The Salty Rim in St. Pete Beach and The Brown Boxer for Sunday Football. My only complaint about the condo would be that there was only 1 good beach chair. The other chairs and the beach umbrella were broken. There was only 1 frying pan and it was not non-stick. Other than those few thing, we were very happy with our stay at Madeira Bay Resort.

Room Tip: HIgher floors on the front of the building will have a view of the Gulf.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We recently spent the week at the Madeira Bay Resort. The condo and complex were clean and beautiful. It was nice to stay in a new resort as so many are older in the area. Even though we had a car we used it very little and spent most nights at Johns Pass and still did not eat everywhere we wanted to. The best part of the condo was the water view from the 4th floor. There was so much to see. I thought I would be disappointed not having a gulf view but I was pleasantly surprised. The birds and various fish that were in clear view were amazing. I will definetly be staying at this resort again and hopefully in the same condo.

Room Tip: Condos on the marina side have an awesome view both during the day as well as at night. We loved th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Wonderful place to stay and so much to do in the area,the beachs are the number one rated and there is all types of resteruarnts in the area,Johns Pass is a fun place and if you want a good Grouper sandwich go I mile north to Dock Side Dave's

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I just returned from a long birthday weekend in Madeira Beach. I stayed at the Madeira Bay Resort. The resort is located right on the marina and across the street from the beach. I had a room with a view of the marina so I saw a beautiful sunrise and boats of all sizes. From my balcony I saw creatures of the sea like (2) manatee, jumping fish, eels and many birds. The beach was a quick walk across the street and John’s Pass just a short walk down the street. I had a (2) bedroom that could have accommodated (8) people. The kitchen was very well stocked, lots of beach equipment and the resort has free Wi-Fi. The staff was attentive and helpful. The only negative was that I did see a gigantic water bug in the kitchen one night. The area is centrally located to other beach towns. I had a great time. The resort is good for singles and families.

Room Tip: The marina view room was great. I don't know if rooms facing the beach are actually beach view b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

June 2011 my family, boyfriend, and sisters friend came along as we stayed at this resort. We usually stay at another resort but being as we had 6 people we had to find another resort. This resort is very conveinient!, clean, and rooms are spacious. I think the price is reasonably cheap for what we got. A lovely 2 bedroom facing the marina, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, big living room. We also brought our 2 dogs who had enough space to run around in.

The resort was very clean and updated. Never had to complain about anything. The resort is located across from the beach so it takes a minute to walk to the beach. Only con I think is the pool being as it was quite small but we never spent much time in there. The resort is also a couple minutes walk from St. Johns Pass which is great to grab something to eat or just walk around inthe lovely stores.

The trip was so great we decided to come back. We are going to be staying at the Madeira Beach Resort this coming weekend (10/19-10/21). We are all very excited.

Room Tip: definitely the rooms facing the beach but if requesting a room to see the marina I def reccommend as...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We planned to stay here for 4 nights but ended up staying for 2 weeks-it was that good.Although there were only 2 of us we were allocated a 2-bed condo with a full kitchen, washer-drier and a comfortable sitting room.
It was only a short walk from Johns Pass and all the bars and restaurants there.
It was a good base to explore Tampa, St. Petersburg and the surrouding areas and at a cost of less than many hotels.

Room Tip: If you like sunsets ask for a suite at the front.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Madeira Bay Resort
Address: 13235 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2632
Location: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Madeira Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Madeira Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern resort directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and 2 blocks north of John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. All 1 and 2 bedroom units have complete kitchens, washers & dryers in the unit and picturesque views of the intra-coastal waterway, Marina or the Gulf of Mexico. Free WiFi is available throughout the resort. The 6th floor "Sunset Room" is equipped with a weight machine and elliptical. A heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi are adjacent to the full service marina and restaurant. Oceans West Day Spa located within the resort provides hair, nail & skin care as well as massage. A 2,000 square foot function space is available for rent for private parties, family reunions, wedding receptions and corporate meetings. ... more   less 
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