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“Fine motel, excellent location!”
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Bon Aire Resort
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Moncton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fine motel, excellent location!”
Reviewed March 1, 2010

I spent 2 nights at the Bon Aire this past February. I had a semi-efficiency bedroom which includes a small kitchenette: fridge, microwave, 2 burner hotplate, dishes, etc. Room was fine with great beds and very clean. The motel itself it great too! Fine service from the front desk and housekeeping, it has 2 pools, heated to 94 degrees (probably because of the cooler days), shuffle board, a great beach bar all on the fabulous St Pete Beach!!!
The beach is gorgeous!!!!! Unfortunately, it was too cold to spend swim or lie on the beach, but was still perfect for those great walks, looking for shells, and watching & listening to the surf.

The only negative I would have is that there is no restaurant at the motel itself (the beach bar does have burgers and that kind of thing, which was very good), and no restaurants really close by. As I had no car, it did not leave me many dining option. But if you have a car, there are more than enough restaurants nearby to choose from.

All in all, a great mini vacation, and a great place to stay! I would definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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liverpool
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

We stayed here after arriving late at night with no booking and no prior knowledge of the Motel. We were greeted by very pleasant night staff who showed us to our room with Kitchen and Self Catering facilities. When we woke it was the most pleasant suprise to see our surroundings for the next 5 days. The rooms are lovely and clean and very comfortable with the door opening directly onto the pool.
The location of the Motel is excellent along with the facilities and amenities close by. We had the most relaxing stay and have returned many times over the years and hope to again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Lake Mary, Florida
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219 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2010

We've been to the Bon Aire several times. For the money - it is a gem. It's in a perfect location; the pools are nice; the grounds perfect; and the beach wonderful. People that come here return time and time again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2009

on the white sand beaches of st petersburg fl, in the gulf of mexico, warm waters, AMAZING coastline!!! walk the beaches and bar hop, or take a drive to Treasure Island and explore the unique giftshops on the boardwalk at johns pass! Dont forget to stop by Scullys for lunch or dinner!!! be sure to tip the bartenders at the hotel!! they work hard for their money and make each trip there one i will never forget!

Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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baltimore, md
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights after a cruise at the suggestion of my brother who has stayed here many times and raves about it. This might be one of the first hotels built on St. Pete Beach and its definitely a throw back to Old Florida. Exterior-wise its nicely kept and has two swimming pools and a great outdoor grill/bar which we used many times in just the two days we were there. The location on the beach is fantastic. It might be the widest, sandiest part of St. Pete Beach and it is spectacular. Alas, the room. Old. Maybe a little musty, dark. It sorely needed a makeover. It alone would prevent me from staying here again. That being said, my brother had a corner room facing the beach which was much brighter but cost more money. So, that might be an option.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank fawn3620
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RI
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2009

We were very pleased with the Bon-Aire motel and their staff. The rooms were large and cleaned daily. The location cannot be beat, right on the beach and near shopping and restaurants.

The fact that the motel had Sandbar Bill's beach bar with food made it more enjoyable. With two pools and beach it was wonderful.

We would recommend this to anybody, families, couples, groups, etc., and we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank T_O_9
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Florida
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

It is very clean (top requirement for me), it is located right on the beach and it is a very fair price. I've been twice this year and would probably go again.

There was a group a few doors down that sat in front of their motel room the entire weekend and drank and smoked. While I can't say this is the fault of the motel, it was annoying and disgusting to have to walk to and from the parking lot past this group of ladies. The smell of smoke was horrible. I wished they could have been asked politely to move to another area or down to the bar area.

However, the main complaint I have is the sheets on the bed. They aren't fitted. I don't even get why there aren't fitted sheets on the bed. It made for a miserable night of sleeping. If they made this one change, it would be almost perfect. If I go again, I'll take my own sheet.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Bon Aire Resort
Address: 4350 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3831
Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#7 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bon Aire Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Also Known As:
Bon Aire Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Hotel Bon Aire
Bon Aire Resort St. Pete Beach, Florida

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