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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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127 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

After reading the reviews I was expecting a lot more from this hotel. It is really old and dated! The rooms have an odd smell to them. At best it is a 2.5 star hotel. As for the beach bar, Bongos, I was expecting a lot more! After traveling all day I asked for a rum runner. With the price of $10 I was expecting something special. I am not a big drinker and at 5'3 120 pounds I thought I would feel something from this drink. NOTHING! Weakest $10 drink I ever had. My husband got a beer.The food was very average. The pool area is nice but the pool is very small. The beach is lovely and the cabana guy was really nice. St. Pete Beach is wonderful and we will go back but we won't be staying at the Grand Plaza.

Room Tip: Find the Drunkin Clam...they have awesome drinks and wonderful food!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Another great stay at the Grand Plaza. All was fantastic! Strategically-placed property. All the amenities. I truly enjoy coming here. It's a relaxed feel at this vintage property which has been kept up immaculately. I'm here for business/pleasure, and have brought friends to this property. Absolutely no complaints. I was in Rm. 211, which has a limited view, and is above the kitchen/banquet hall area. You'll get some smells of grilled meat, but it's not an issue with me.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

We just returned and before we left we booked a stay for July. The view is great the beach is beautiful. The rooms are clean and the staff is amazing. The food is good at breakfast, lunch at Bongos and drinks and live music every day,dinner at Spinners as you watch the sunset very romantic. Can't wait to go back. It's a good value:) Long Island, New York

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Savage, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I go to St. Pete's yearly and would not think of staying any where else but the Grand Plaza. The staff is amazing, rooms are very nice and always clean, the food is wonderful and Bongos is superburb! The perfect place to watch a sunset or to just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach! Everything you need is in walking distance! I highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for a place to stay on St. Pete's beach!

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are the best! The sunsets are amazing and waking up to the sound of the ocean is s...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed at Grand Plaza for a long weekend in September 2012. Very nice accommodations. Spinning restaurant on top floor was amazing. They have a bar area outside of restaurant that was nice. Pool area is nice and has plenty of tables for socializing. Outdoor bar and eating area is outstanding! Eat your dinner and watch the sunset over the Gulf while your feet are laying in sand. Would definately return to this hotel!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have stayed here at the Grand Plaza many times over the years, we think it is one of the best hotels on the beach. The people are friendly, it is very clean and the breakfast buffet is the best on the beach. We believe it is a real 5 star hotel, right up there with the Don Cesar

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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bree
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

we stayed 1 night, in stead of 2 , because we haven t enough time and even we get a upgrade to a suite with double terace and a dreamroom. it has a super beach bar, who is one of the 10 best beachbars in florida chosen by beachbars.com a turning restaurant on top. this is a real top hotel and the closest on the beach, no you are not close, you are really on the beach. it has a round design really nice nice pool who is situated on the beach. The best you can get in st pete

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Property: Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2408
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#10 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel is located directly on the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The Resort features a wide selection of luxurious guestrooms with furnished private balconies and all the best full service resort amenities for the leisure or business travelers. No hidden resort fees. At NO further charge you get FREE use of Fitness Center, FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet Access with your own computer, FREE Electronic Safe in your room, FREE Parking, FREE Coffee & Tea 24 Hours a Day, FREE Local Phone Calls. Featuring 3 Restaurants - Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge, Bongos Beach Bar & Grill, and the Palm Room Restaurant. 2 Lounges, Heated Swimming Pool. ... more   less 
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