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“Exceeded expectations”
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Inn on the Beach
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Centreville, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed November 3, 2009

The Inn was great. We spent six nights in The Cottage and one in the Egret. The Cottage was a perfect choice with lots of closet space, a big area for outside entertaining and a well equipped kitchen. We like a quiet laid back atmosphere and the Inn was great.
The Egret was a nice room, but after The Cottage just didn't seem like a great value.
Pass a Grill has a perfect beach for walking with more birds than people (at least when we were there), nice restaurants and shops and it's close enough to St. Pete and Tampa so other cultural opportunities are easily available. Sheila is a perfect Inn Keeper and I would recommend to all.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2009

Just spent 4 nights at this lovely Inn outside of Tampa and we were very well looked after by Sheila and staff. I would recommend upgrading to one of the rooms upstairs with a balcony which are a sublime spot to watch the sunset from.We stayed in Blue Herron which was spacious, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The beach is best early morning when we watched the dolphins swimming by and found the water to be at its coolest and clearest. It is so nice to find a pretty, clean beach in Florida that is not horribly over developed and ugly. Thanks for a quiet, relaxing break!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2009

We loved our room. It was clean & spacious. It was located across the street from the beach. We had a small balcony which was private and relaxing. We were able to park our car on Saturday and not move it again until we left on Monday. We could walk to anywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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INNonBeach, Innkeeper at Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 14, 2009
thank you for taking the time to submit your review to Trip Advisor. We appreciate the fact that you spent a weekend with us, and that you found Pass-a-grille relaxing - we love it here too! We look forward to your next visit.
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Tampa, FL
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Reviewed September 30, 2009

We have stayed at Inn on the Beach numerous times and absolutely love it! As locals to the Tampa Bay area, Pass a Grille is our favorite beach. Most beach hotels/motels are dated and overpriced. The Inn has updated decor, clean rooms, a perfect location and has become our home away from home.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed September 30, 2009

The best way to describe Inn at the Beach is peaceful. Steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Shiela is a gem. Got a question she has the answer. This was my third visit and I am already checking out dates for my next visit. The rooms are clean, comfortable and have the conveniences of home but it is NOT home...
The town of Pass-a-grille is a quiet little town - perfect for resting. On the other hand just a few streets away from the INN you can find music, resturants, shops and people. I love it.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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NORTH CAROLINA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2009

Stayed at the Inn at the Beach and all I can say is they used a very very good photographer because there are no beach front rooms. In actuality the first floor beach front room I stayed in was the parking lot facing north instead of west like the website makes it look. The reality is that my beachfront room facing the Gulf of Mexico[the way the website and the staged rooms] so instead of being beachfront it was bumper front; exhaust filled, car door slamming at 2am in the morning room. On a lighter note the area is fabulous I dined at a few of the local restaurants the Sea Shell had a great breakfast and the Hurricane was fair to midland dinner but the hi light of my dining experience was the Black Palm which far surpassed the Hurricane for Dinner. I would certainly consider other inns my next trip to Pass-A-Grille but I would do a bit more research.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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INNonBeach, Manager/Innkeeper at Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, September 3, 2009
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course, but I am not happy that it is this reviewer's opinion that s/he stayed in an overpriced dungeon. It is true that none of our first floor rooms have a view of the Gulf, but it is not true that we tell prospective guests they have a view, when in fact, they do not. All reservations are made over the phone, since we do not take online reservations, and virtually every discussion of our first floor rooms with a prospective guest includes mention of the fact that these rooms do not have water views. Our parking lot is on the west side of the Inn, and the first floor west-facing windows are looking across our parking lot towards the beach, but not at the water. Almost those exact words come from my mouth every time I am speaking with a new guest about our rooms on the first floor. Nowhere in our print materials, or on or website, do we mention a water view in the description of those rooms, or their amenities. We have two second floor rooms which are on the west side of the Inn and have fabulous gulf views from inside the rooms and from their private balconies. Three other second floor rooms also have lovely views of the gulf, either front or side views.
There are no buildings directly on the sand in Pass-a-grille; there is a two-lane street with a 20mph speed limit between us and the beach. Once you cross the street, there is a short man-made walkover (approx 19 footsteps), and then, there is the beautiful white sand and sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From any of our first floor rooms, you must walk approx 50 - 60 footsteps to get to the beach.
We are a small, independently-owned property with 12 rooms and a tiny marketing budget , so we don't have the time, money, or frankly, the inclination, to have our room photographs staged. We are proud of all of our rooms just the way they are: decorated and remodeled with tasteful furnishings and amenities, each uniquely done. We depend on our many repeat guests, our website and sites like Trip Advisor to give travelers a sense of who we are and what we have to offer. There is no good reason I can think of to try to deceive or be dishonest with prospective guests about our property. I am sorry this traveler felt they did not get what they were expecting when they stayed with us, but I do not feel that their description of the room they stayed in as an underground cell is at all warranted.
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Gainesville, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2009

Booked a room at the Inn on the Beach for this August to take advantage of their low summer rates and Florida resident discount. Overall, my wife and I were very pleased with our stay. We stayed in the "Hibiscus" room, downstairs near the outdoor kitchen. It was much bigger than expected, with a full kitchen, bath, king size bed, and patio. Right across from a gorgeous beach in Pass A Grille. The owner was very accommodating, lending us towels for the beach, chairs, and letting us park our vehicle in their lot even after checkout, so we could enjoy the beach. Our room was very clean, except there was a dead palmetto bug in our shower (but hey, this is Florida...it happens). Great place

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn on the Beach
Address: 1401 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4226
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn on the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, beach-casual, friendly Inn with updated, comfy rooms located in the historic community of Pass-a-grille, southern end of St Pete Beach. Daily coffee service, weekend breakfasts, beach towels & chairs, BBQ grill, parking, and WiFi provided at no additional charge. Peaceful, walking and biking-friendly area, beautiful beaches, good restaurants, boutique shops, and more... ... more   less 
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