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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

This hotel is an older 2-story building, remodeled with new amenities. Everything is spotlessly clean. The tile floors are an excellent choice because sand tends to "follow the guest inside". The small kitchenette has dishes, pots, pans, utensils, refrigerator, microwave, two burners, a toaster, and coffeepot. We might have appreciated complimentary coffee/tea amenities, since we stayed only 3 nights and did not buy groceries. Coffee was available at the office at 8:00 a.m. but we are early risers. Also, a few paper napkins would be nice, again because we would not buy a 200 pack for a short stay, but we did eat snacks and take-out food at the table provided.

The location on the beach is very desirable. The patio, pool area, tables, chairs, children's area, etc. all provide the guest with opportunities to relax outside. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with each of our questions. The wifi in the room and computer terminals in the office worked well. The location is close to all restaurants and services. Cable TV was appreciated. (An armchair in the room would be a nice addition, as one person of this couple preferred to recline on the sofa-bed.)

As mentioned by previous guests, there is a complimentary Happy Hour each day from 4-5. It is a gracious & generous offer by the proprietor. However, the beverages are offered in the "Social Room" which each day quickly became crowded & too stuffy. We attempted to partake but did not feel comfortable here. We did not meet the proprietor and wondered if he/she was present? I wondered why this event was not held outdoors on the lovely patio, in beautiful fair weather?

I found the linens on the bed to be of low quality. I expect crisp, white sheets at any hotel, and luxury linens can enhance my stay. These had obviously been used past their life-span and were now thin and grey-looking, as were the pillows. I have no doubt they were clean, as the standard of cleanliness here is high, but I would have liked something better.

I appreciate the owner's regard for meeting "green" incentives. There are low-watt lights throughout, shampoo/conditioner dispensers, water-saving toilet, and other choices to this end. There are small educational signs to indicate these choices.

This hotel is an excellent choice for St. Pete's Beach in a modest price range. As new guests make a choice of hotel from a computer at home, there is a great deal to consider, and sharing information on this site is very helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thanks for leaving a review of your stay and for providing valuable feedback. I’m glad you found us an excellent choice and appreciated our green initiatives, which is the reason we do not offer napkins or paper towels. We do provide dish cloths and dish towels for the kitchen, but to coincide with our eco-friendly policies, we offer the fewest disposable items possible. I do want to apologize that your linens were worn. We are expecting our new linens to be here soon, after an unexpected delay. I’m sorry that I did not get to meet you during your stay. I am on property daily, back and forth between our three resorts. I encourage you to come back for another visit to see all of the upgrades we are making.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Although we spent only one night at the Plaza Beach Hotel, we found it to be a very pleasant experience. Check in/out was very quick, friendly, and informative. The staff was gracious, answered all our questions, and provided us with a list of nearby restaurants with stars next to the ones they highly recommended. The location is great, right on the beach. The room was very clean and had adequate amenities, including a flat screen TV, comfortable bed, and a kitchenette. There were also some extra added touches like a wall clock and wall mounted shampoo, conditioner, and soap containers that were nice. The daily happy hour is a great way to meet other hotel guests. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a great mini-hotel right on St. Pete Beach. Just to be clear, the hotel resort is actually a renovated 1950ish motel from days gone by. The accomodations are not glamorous by any stretch - the 3 star accomodation as indicated probably fits it best - for accomodations.

Where Plaza Beach Resort separates itself, and in my opinion warrants the 5 stars, is the 1) cleanliness of room, pool area and all other facilities, 2) the staff - they are friendly, beyond helpful and accomodating. Cannot say enough about them. 3) the location is just awesome and as everyone has pointed out, it is right on the beach.

While I sometimes choose to rent homes and more up scale condos when vacationing on the gulf, I would not hesitate to stay at this location in the future. The Happy Hour is a great way to meet people from all over the world and you will often meet folks that have stayed at this hotel many times over. That says a lot.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thanks so much for a great Five Star Review of the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort. I’m happy you were here twice in such a short period of time. I truly appreciate your accolades on our cleanliness, staff, and location. There are many options out there for accommodations and I am thrilled you would stay again.

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts – St Pete Beach

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Located on the white sandy beach. This boutique hotel is friendly and very we'll kept. The rooms are spacious and have kitchenettes. Close to the beach and shopping. There is a happy hour each evening.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

after a long journey it was a lovely warm welcome to a delightful hotel. I usually stay at a chain hotel, so glad we tried something different. Great access to the beach with beautiful bright chairs and loungers. The room was clean and well stocked with a mini kitchen and large flat screen TV. The reception staff were so friendly and recommended us a great restaurant just up the strip. throughly recommended.

Room Tip: Its quieter on the right hand side away from the car park
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Although we were only able to stay for one night, we found the perfect place to relax. The welcome was warm and friendly, and this quirky little gem won us over completely with its relaxed style. The happy hour in the afternoon (free wine and beer!) enabled us to chat to people from other places and exchange restaurant tips and ideas. Hammocks and loungers on the beach, plus frisbees and beach toys to keep the kids amused were nice touches too. Nothing was too much trouble for the helpful staff, and the rooms had pretty much everything we needed including a fridge/freezer, microwave and coffee maker. No wonder people keep coming back...we will if we are down that way again!

Room Tip: Overlooking the ocean would be my pick.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Thank you for an awesome Five Star Review of your one night stay at the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. It’s great that in just one night you were able to take advantage of so many of our amenities and still find time to relax. Welcome to our extended family. I hope to see your family here again.

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Plaza Beach Resorts – St Pete Beach
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing time staying at the Plaza Beach Hotel with my family! With the beach literally steps from our door it's hard not to be relaxed. The hotel is kept up very well, the rooms and grounds are very clean. Zijada, our housekeeper, helped to make our stay even more incredible. She was very friendly and always around to assist us in any way. She went above and beyond what we would have expected from a housekeeper! The staff at the front desk were also very welcoming and hospitable. All in all great stay at Plaza Beach Hotel! Hope to come back soon :)

Stayed: January 2014
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Thank you for giving the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort a Five Star review! I’m happy you noticed how clean our rooms and property are, and that our staff displayed superior hospitality, especially Zijada. I will be sure to share your comments with her. See you next time!

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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 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $129 - $402 (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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