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“AWESOME BEACH FRONT RESORT” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alden Suites
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AWESOME BEACH FRONT RESORT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Well managed and in great shape - 3 cheers for ALDEN BEACH RESORT!
Yes - it's an older hotel, but it's clean, well maintained, good staff and you can't beat the location! If you're picky, bring you own pillow and sheets. The kitchen is good enough to get by for 3-4 days and save yourself from eating out too much. The mornings were awesome to enjoy the beach and the afternoon sunsets were beautiful. Worth the price - I will be back!

Room Tip: Dali Museum - Thursday nigghts are 1/2 price, or print out a $2 off coupon online. Free bird sanctu...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jsanders11
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks so much for the nice review, we take pride in our excellent guest service and quality of the property and the grounds

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

when i stayed at the alden young children were in the pool till 2 am...the parents were next door at the bar drinking.....my phone in my room did not work...when i complained abou the noise at 1 am i was told "oh ya,, the cheerleaders are here" they were noisy.. and disrespectful... i had to deal with this ALL WEEK long... i used to love the alden...not anymore....New Owners???? uncaring...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank seedie11
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
I don't quite understand the comments made in this review...Let me start with some facts:

Our pools close and the gates are locked at 11 PM sharp every night, and if by chance some kids climbed the fence to enter the pool, we have security on duty from 9 PM - 5 AM and they would have kicked the kids out (if they were really there at 2 AM). Our beach bar closes by 10-11PM and is NEVER open at 2 AM, as this reviewer claims.

We housed all the cheerleaders and band form Ball State University that week, for the Beef O Brady's Bowl, and I apologize if some of the college kids were a bit loud at times, but I assure you that any noise complaints were handled quickly and effectively by our security staff.

Gary Renfrow
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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had a great visit to Saint Pete Beach at the Alden and would definitely return again! Staff were very friendly and helpful (particularly want to mention our housekeeper Linda, she was always so bright and cheerful!) and the hotel is very clean. The location is great, the beach is your backyard. Only one complaint: the WIFI isn't complimentary and has to be purchased.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

I want to praise Christopher Larson and Alex who attended the front desk during the weekend of the the Meeks-Webb Wedding. I have never received such superior customer service at a hotel, not even from 5-star hospitality institutions. Their flexibility, patience, good humor, TEAMWORK, and cordial professionalism made the stay such a pleasure for me that I would be willing to return to the Alden Suites - in fact, I'd be willing to return and vacation in Tampa - just for the pleasure of staying at a hotel with such fantastic service!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Chris and Alex. You really set the bar and should be recognized for it. Great job.

Room Tip: Top floor overlooking the beach!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JulienKern
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
How flattering a review, thanks so much!

Alex and Chris are the kings of excellent guest service, and I will be sure to pass on these kind remarks...

Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you again soon,

Sincerely,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I visited the Alden Resort, and was disrespected by a staff member named Kitty Philips. She used profanity towards me and my family members and was very rude and disrespectful towards me. I will never stay at this resort again, and do not recommend it to anyone who values being respected and having your concerns or wishes taken seriously. There were staff members who went above and beyond to try and salvage my experience there after this altercation. There names were Christopher Larson and Alex. They are the front desk staff members. This resort needs more people like them, because they truly knew the meaning of customer service. i cant and wont say the same for Kitty Phillips.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We will further investigate the claims made in this review, although I sincerely apologize, on the behalf of Ownership & Management of Alden Suites, for any hostility between this guest and one of our employees.

Thanks for the kind comments about two of our other Alden employees, and I am pleased to know that your party and stay went very well.

Sincerely,

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I decided on a last minute vacation from Canada and flew into Orlando with no Hotel bookings. We drove to St. Pete's beach to look for a place to stay. It was evening when we got to St. Pete's so it was hard to see the Hotels. After driving by some we stopped at Alden Suites and went in. Stephen was working the front desk and greeted us. He showed us some options and let us look at an ocean front room. When we returned to the front desk we decided to book the room. One of the other reason's we did not look any further was the way we were treated by Stephen upon our arrival. If he had not been so pleasant and helpfull we would have left immediately as first impressions in this business are a lot. The hotel is older but kept in very good shape. Would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Stephen we are glad we made the choice to stay with Alden Suites. We planed to just stay one night and check out some other places but when we went to the front desk the next morning and talked to Christopher and Alex we decided to stay for another three nights. A thank you also goes out to the Concierge (forgot his name) as he was helpfull in sending us to some great Restaurants also. Definitely will return again. Thanks from Ontario, Canada

Room Tip: Our Suite was set up as a small apartment. The bedroom area & living room / kitchen could all be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Carolina
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed Nov 18-22 2012.
First time staying here.
Family owned facility. Obviously several years old but very well maintained.
All facilities and rooms very clean.
Property, shrubs, etc. very well maintained.
No restaurants on site but several good ones walking distance.
No workout room - but great walks on the beach.
Beach was beautiful - very wide, nice sand.
Saw dolphins very close to shore on morning beach walks.
Staff very helpful.
Would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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rgaryr, Owner at Alden Suites, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to compose your review.

Just as a note, all Alden guests get FREE use of "Fit for Life" health club just 1/2 mile from the hotel. It is a full service fitness center with stat of the art equipment.

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Gary Renfrow
President & part owner
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Property: Alden Suites
Address: 5900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3710
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#11 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alden Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alden Suites, located directly on St Pete Beach, is an all-suite getaway experience featuring an array of amenities. Nestled against the blue-green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico you'll find a unique resort that lives up to its inspired surroundings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Alden Beach Resort And Suites
Alden Resort
Alden Suites St. Pete Beach, Florida

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