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“Weekend getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
“Weekend getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Family of 3 with 10 yr old son for weekend stay at the beach. Hotel in good shape and clean. Older property but remodeled and spacious rooms. Comfortable beds. Staff friendly and offered good advice for local restaurants and activities. Along with the pool we enjoyed the foosball, mini golf and shuffleboard games all complimentary. Beach and sunsets were just as we had hoped for. We would stay here again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My 10 year old son and I stayed here for a couple of nights at the end of summer break . We had a great time. St Pete Beach is a beautiful beach no matter where you stay on it, but it's hard to find a quaint little place like this one, it's mostly covered in high rises. We didn't use all of the amenities that were available, like the free beer and wine happy hour, but we did enjoy the pool, the outdoor games, and the hammocks on the beach. The room was clean and it was nice to have the convenience of the kitchen in the room and a grocery store so close by. I booked with Hotwire.com, but would definitely stay there again if I could get a decent rate. I was considering adding another night since we were having such a good time, but was glad I didn't since it stormed the entire day that we left. We met a family from Britain who had been there a week and another from Toronto who were there for a three week stay. They all seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Room Tip: Only four rooms have a beach view with balcony. The rest face the parking lot or the side of the ho...
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Green Features: They seemed to be pretty "green", and I appreciate that.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent getaway. I’m glad you enjoyed the beach, pool, and games. We do offer a Low Price Guarantee, so if you find a lower rate on any of the various booking sites, we will match and beat it by $5. I welcome you back any time for another great stay.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at the Plaza Beach Resort in early August 2014. The service was amazing! Something you can only get anymore from a family-styled operation. They had wine and beer at happy hour every day, a very thorough list of close restaurants, and friendly staff who were never stumped by any question. The rooms were very clean. The kids enjoyed going from the pool to the beach and back. It was great fun for all!

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed for 3 days in August. Clean and not crowded beach front on the Gulf of Mexico. Our rooms has kitchenette with Publix and Walgreens across the street. Several colourful "muskoka" chairs on the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. Our teenage kids had fun with the oversize chess, shuffleboard and bean bag thows located next to their pool. We enjoyed their daily happy hour (free wine and beer) between 4-5pm. Brenda was especially courteous and helpful. Tony the A/C maintenance guy helped us with good local knowledge (regarding restaurants, etc). This resort has a personal touch to it not a distant feeling that you get in larger commercial resorts.

Room Tip: Rooms on the opposite side of the building from the parking lot has more privacy in the sitting area...
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Green Features: Hotel provided a eco-friendly shopping bag for groceries and you can take with you when you leave.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved our stay here. Heated pool was nice. Beach wasn't crowded but was close enough to "the action" so that a short drive could give you both. One morning we had swarms of sting rays right by the shore followed by a Manatee. Not sure we could have experienced that at a more crowded resort. We stayed at the beach front but a short walk got us to their location in the inlet and the fishing there was great. You could see rays jumping 3+ feet out of the water hunting right around dusk. Stay here and, if you have the urge to get in on more of the normal vacation action such as shopping, bars restaurants, all you have to do is take a short bus ride. Great way to have the best of both worlds.

Room Tip: I would spring for one of the two rooms with a balcony actually facing the beach. Most of the rooms...
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Green Features: THIS WAS GREAT!!! When you're experiencing something beautiful like the nature Florida provides, its nice to know you're doing so without damaging it for future generations.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dustin,

Thanks for an excellent FIVE STAR review of your family trip to the Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort. You were definitely able to experience nature at its finest, which is something you’ll never forget. I’m glad you took advantage of our Stay at One, Play at All Three motto. I welcome you back for another memorable family vacation.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our 8th year staying at the always delightful Plaza Beach Hotel and it has yet to disappoint. Lovely, clean rooms with just a very short walk to a white sandy wide open St Pete Beach passing the large and inviting pool on the way. We love this spot because the owners and staff treat every guest like family with ease of accommodations. In fact, we see some of the same folks here on each visit and look forward to those reunions over food and beverage including a daily Happy Hour in the Guest Lobby. A very nice treat was also added this year with the opening of the quaint Rick's Reef bar on the property. We will return as often as we can to this special hotel for relaxing getaways to remember!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The resort is VERY family friendly. All staff were friendly and accomodating. We dealt mainly with Brenna at the front desk who was very polite and pleasant. Chris at the Tiki Bar was also very friendly and pleasant. It impressed me that after having introduced myself to him at the bar the first day, he welcomed me by name every day afterward. Zihalda who was our housekeeper was very good at maintaining the room. She was also very accomodating with any requests. The hotel is situated on a great property with an excellent pool and beach access. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and roomy. Thank you for an excellent experience.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Julio L
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Property: Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2404
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 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Top resorts 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, 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 and is famous for its sugar white beaches. Plaza Beach Resort 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 orange/purple sunset melt into the gulf. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with full kitchen; 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 Cabanas, 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. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 1988. The family is still very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. 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 as well as greenleaders gold award from tripadvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Plaza Beach Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort. ... more   less 
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