We just returned today from staying at the Alden Beach Resort for 4 nights, 4/2-4/6 after a long weekend at Disney World. We are a family of 5, two parents and 3 little ones (6. 3 1/2, and 2). Upon arrival at the Alden, a man was in the lobby complaining to the clerk about everything, I thought to myself, this guy must be hard to please....well upon walking into our Gulf Front Lanai Room ($319/nt) I understood his complaints, the rooms are very cramped for a 1 BR suite, the beds were very uncomfortable, and the room needed a face lift, its very outdated and sleazy looking. We tried to move to another resort immediately but everything was sold out due to it being Spring Break. Kudos to the housekeeping staff, they kept the rooms very clean despite their old and nasty style. The grounds were not maintained well at all, no cleaning of walkways where cigarette butts and sand were all over, the pool near the beach had a black slimy film on the white tiles, the playground was dirty, unkept and had cigarette butts all over in the sand. The cement fence like areas leading to the beach had holes in them and tiles were missing, the grass was bare missing in many spots, unkept. No one came through the entire time and straightened up the chairs that partiers used the night before, beer cans were all over the grass areas. There are no amenities that would warrant this place being called a resort. No staff on hand to help with bags, valet park, or activities for the kids. There are no restaurants on site at all. The Cabana Bar makes really weak , really bad drinks and the hours (peak spring break) were from noon-10pm. No food is served. The people who were staying here seemed to come in packs, and they were loud, and very hillbilly like, cursing, I even heard one guy make serious sexual jokes to a teenager, completely inappropriate. The noise from the beachfront and pool area was so loud until after midnight daily. These were not teenagers, these were grown adults and their families. We did walk next door (2 down) to the Island Grand Tradewinds resort for lunch one day, very nice place, lots of dining options, activities for the kids, staff everywhere. A much nicer place, The Don CeSar looked nice, the Sirata also looked nice on St. Pete Beach, bottom line the Alden is a dump. I would never stay there again, even if it were free. My suggestion, look elsewhere, there was a Sheraton Resort on Clearwater Beach that looked decent too. Too many options than to stay here.
- 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