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“The Sun Dial” 3 of 5 stars
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Sundial Beach Motel
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Sundial Beach Motel
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
tampa
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Sun Dial”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is not a fancy place at all but it has all the basics and the kitchen well stocked. Bring your own pillows, the ones there were old and flat. It is a short walk to at least 6 bars and restaurants. Also a short walk to the beach. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Queen bedrooms offer more space and comfort then double bedrooms.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank melock
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The owner and manager are both very nice. The pool is well maintained. There is a laundry facility on site. The water is literally across the street with some cool local spots within walking distance. I love sitting outside in the chairs in front of our room with a cigar and a glass of wine and watching the waves across the way. It's nice to have use of a gas grill too! Just awesome and they have amazing rates.

Room Tip: The second floor is great if you can handle the steps.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Gabriel E
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This will be our second year heading to the Sundial. Yes - it is old, yes it has the bare basics, but the location is great, the staff are friendly, and the price is great. You can walk to a great beach bar, its two blocks to a fabulous long beach, restaurants are only steps away. Kerry, the day manager is very helpful. Ask yourself one question - do I want to spend $150 per night at another hotel only to sleep in the room? I'm staying at the Sundail and saving my money for the great restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: Get the pool-side rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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10 Thank WinstonReid
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Allegan, MI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

Talk about False Advertising! They claim to be "voted cleanest motel in St. Pete Beach." I'd REALLY like to see the people who voted! It was old, dirty, bare minimum furniture which was uncomfortable. I specifically made sure the room was non-smoking, but outside EVERY room is a table, 2 chairs, and an ashtray. The woman next to us stayed outside all day and smoked, so it all came in our door. The neighborhood was horrible. We heard fighting behind us on more than one occassion, and one night heard a gunshot. The kitchen was nasty, the phone had chunks of crap on the earpiece and mouthpiece. It took me an hour with antibacterial wipes just to feel remotely okay there. Now I know why it was so cheap.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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11 Thank MGfamilyofthree
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newfoundland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

We totally enjoyed our 3 week stay at the sundial and have already booked it for next year.The staff were very helpful and the rooms were nice(older but well kept and more than adequate).The location is excellent. It is less than a 5 minute walk to beach.Close to great restaurants. Everyone staying there were so friendly and happy and most come there every year so we are looking forward to seeing them next year.Best value that we have found in St.Pete beach..

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jenNewfoundland
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Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

...my wife and I have been coming here for several years and as far as the location, it is not in a bad location. In fact it is ideal for there is no treaffic and your walking or biking distance from everything, even the trolly...the rooms are above average, but if you intend to spend the entire time in the room, I would stay elsewhere.
However, we ran into a problem when the owner leased to another and our reservation was never excepted by the lease owner, then it went back to the orignal owner and he would not give us credit for our deposit...it happened twice.
I would stay there again only if the current owner redeems our deposit...

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  • Stayed January 2003, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BSG1
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

pool was green. I didnt feel safe. the carpet made my feet dirty.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank stpetefan
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Property: Sundial Beach Motel
Address: 7201 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3631
Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Sundial Beach Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 22
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