We stayed at Gulf Strand Resort for six nights in APR14 as a family (Mama, Papa and our 7 yr old boy). We had booked a beach front apartment to have the best view to beach and gulf.
The apartment was adequate in size; it had one bed room plus one living room/open kitchen; plus two separate bathrooms. There is a sofa bed in the living room, but using that as a bed requires a lot of back and forth moving of furniture. So we were happy to get an air bed from reception which we used for the boy, all three of us sleeping in the one bed room; little cramped, but therefore more space and less effort in the living room area.
Best place of the apartment is surely the large balcony with fantastic views. It has two sun beds plus two chairs and is great for sitting outside enjoying the sunset.
The location is ideal, as several restaurants are within easy walking distance, so no need to move the car in the evening. There is also a well-equipped Publix supermarket on the opposite site of the road.
The lady at the reception was extremely helpful and made us very welcome.
Only downside is the cleanliness of the apartment. On first sight it looks ok, but there is a lot of dust under the furniture, on the ventilators (thankfully we did not need to turn them on) and in the corners. There was still an old coffee filter in the coffee maker from the last guests. This filter became alive again :-(. In terms of cleaning more effort is surely needed.
Would we come again? Certainly yes! This apartment had everything we needed. And if the cleaning works better in future, it will receive full five stars from us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful one bedroom vacation condos with 2 bathrooms located directly on the white sands of St. Pete Beach. Most units offer picturesque view of the Gulf of Mexico, and come equipped with full ktichens and dishes. Come enjoy a piece of our sunshine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gulf Strand Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Gulf Strand Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida