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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The staff were friendly and accomodating. Our room was very clean and had space to move around in. The kitchen in the room makes your stay even more pleasant if you plan to stay longer than a few days. We really appreciated the fact that we could open the windows in this hotel since it was 73 while we were visiting, not to mention the ceiling fan over the bed. They also had tables outside most of the rooms where you could sit and relax if you didn't feel like going anywhere. They have Happy Hour from 4-5 everyday and while there we met a group of retirees who visit every year, at the same time of year, and stay in the same rooms. They were very nice people who we enjoyed talking too. My only complaint (and this is minor) is that there wasn't any water pressure in our room. Regardless of this, my husband and I have decided we will be going back next year sometime. WE CAN'T WAIT!!!! Great place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We spent five days, including Thanksgiving, at this hotel. It is one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed. Everyone (including other guests) was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed having a small kitchen for snacks, etc. The beach is right there--no going across the road or through the lobby. The sunsets were great! Yes, this is an older property; but, it has been very well maintained. We will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights enjoying St. Pete Beach and Pass a Grille. Plaza Beach Hotel is convenient to everything we wanted to see, and the very friendly staff helped us with any question we had. We loved sitting by the beach and watching the sun sink into the sea. All the people staying at Plaza Beach seemed to develop a sense of community. Most of all, the room was immaculate, comfortably furnished, and quiet, all at very reasonable rates.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very nice smaller hotel. Older property but well maintained and clean. Bathroom a bit small very serviceable. Nice pool. Plenty of lounge chairs around pool. Nice shaded area between pool and beach which also had lounge chairs. Great location right on the beach where the white sand is very soft. Kitchenette is great to have. We kept snacks, milk, wine, cheese & ice cream in the fridge. Every day from 4 till 5 they offer free bud light beer and red and white wine. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We just completed a three day stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel and we could not be more satisfied. The in-room kitchen was complete with everything you would find at home, The staff was friendly and did their utmost to be helpful. The best part is the beach, which is right at the end of the property with the sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. All in all, highly recommended, great value.

Room Tip: Try the rooms at the beach end for the best views.
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel is great, right on the beach, clean, no complaints there. It's a little older, but they've made do with what they have to work with. Most of the staff was friendly and helpful, but I had a strange experience at the front desk. Three times during my stay when I went to the desk one of the employees had their small baby at work with her. I found this extremely unprofessional. A few of the times the baby was crying and it seemed like everyone felt awkward, except the mother. She didn't seem to care that her kid was putting such a negative light on a nice hotel. The other young girl at the desk gave me one of those "I'm sorry theres nothing I can do" looks. How does the management let this happen? I know it is family owned and all and I dont know if this is part of the family or not, but this should stop. I encountered this baby several times during my trip there, so it was not an isolated incident. Kudos to Luann the manager there who suggested Dockside Daves Grill for dinner - get the grouper! It was excellent, some of the best food I had during my vacation. The gal with the baby suggested the Wharf which was a dump with crappy food. Not sure I would return just due to the sketchy nature of their employees.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thank you for much for your review, I'm so happy that you enjoyed the beach and our property. I do want to address the baby behind the front desk and personally apologize for that. One of our front office agents had a situation where her babysitter fell ill and was not able to babysit for almost two weeks. With no one else to turn to, I made the decision to allow our front office agent to bring her baby daughter to work. Throughout most of her shift everyone helped and took turns babysitting a little, but there were times when the front office agent was alone with the baby. I apologize again, and agree it was a little awkward at times, but I happy to report that her babysitter has recovered and is back on the job of babysitting the baby. Thank you for also mentioning Luanne, she's great as our all the front office agents, they all have great suggestions, so just ask when you're here. I also want to apologize that you did not have a good experience at the Wharf restaurant, it is a historic icon and all the front office agents recommend it. The restaurant is built completely over the water, it's the only restaurant of it's kind in this area, very popular with the locals, and I personally dine there with my kids who love to feed the fish off the end of the restaurant. Everyone has bad days, that could of been one of theirs, but Wharf, just like Dockside Daves and others, we highly recommend.

I hope that now that you understand why the baby was there, you would reconsider returning. None of our employees are sketchy, they all have been handpicked from hundreds of resumes by my wife and I. Almost all our front office agents have been here for numerous years and are all family to us, so that's why we do, what sometimes needs to be done.

Thank you for understanding and I look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We spent two days there and definitely enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. The accommodations were great and the kitchen came in veryt handy. Really impressed with the beach and the chairs in the sand . Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thank you so much for your Excellent review of the Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort. I am so happy to read that you had two wonderful days at the beach and enjoyed our accommodations. Thank you for also mentioning that the staff was friendly and helpful, I will be sure to share that with all of them at our next staff meeting.

Thank you again, I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach

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Additional Information about Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2404
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#1 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $123 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated property from the 1950s, Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort is an award winning boutique resort of only 39 suites on the tropical island of St Pete Beach. St Pete Beach was voted #1 Beach in America by TripAdvisor, famous for its sugar white beaches. The Plaza Beach Hotel is situated directly on the beach with a large beachside pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine yourself relaxing in the pool while watching a breathtaking purple sunset melt into the Gulf. Then relax in one of our spacious studio apartments with kitchenettes; great for large families, couples or the business traveler who wants all the amenities of home. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees! Enjoy everything the Plaza Beach Resort has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE beach chairs, FREE Beach/Pool Towels, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Shuffleboard, FREE 4-hole Mini-Golf, FREE Human-size Chess, FREE BBQ Area, FREE Business Center, FREE Fitness Room, FREE parking, and FREE Fishing off of our private piers just across the street. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida and a Greenleaders Gold Award from TripAdvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 1988. The family is still very active in the day to day operations and has an amazing staff ready to assist you with an authentic Florida vacation. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Plaza Beach Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is within walking distance: the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. The Plaza Beach staff is more than happy to help you find the many activities also available on the beach such as deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and ferries available to visit the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney, Universal, and other Orlando theme parks. Try us and see for yourself why so many people return to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort year after year. ... more   less 
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