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Reviewed April 15, 2019

I stayed at the Crystal Bay Hotel on a 4 day golf trip with friends on our annual golf outing over Masters weekend. Crystal Bay came recommended to us and it was perfect.

The rooms were clean, comfortable, and big. The hotel had the best morning breakfast included in the rate, and it was as good as any hotel I've ever had. The service was friendly and immediate, the manager PJ was super friendly - he greeted everyone as they came in. He took a genuine interest in all his clients.

We all agreed we would stay there again next year, a real testament giving our high standards. I AM SURE MY GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP BEFORE OUR FINAL DAY OF GOLF ENABLED ME TO SHOOT MY FIRST EAGLE ON #18, the final hole of the trip. CAN'T WAIT UNTIIL NEXT YEAR!!

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Dan R
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CrystalBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Dan, we are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay. Congratulations on your FIRST EAGLE! We look forward to seeing you next year during Masters weekend. Safe travels!

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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Stayed at Crystal Bay for a golf vacation with a group of friends. The hotel was excellent, staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the Breakfast was fantastic. Hotel had a great, family feel to it, and a very laid back vibe with yoga classes and a wellness retreat going on while we were there.

Conveniently located close to St. Pete beach and restaurants and within easy driving distance to many excellent golf courses. We played three nearby courses—Dunedin, Bardmoor, and Cypress Creek—and all were excellent.

We will come back next year!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank kevinbE2322UO
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CrystalBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Kevin, we enjoyed having you with us and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive review and we will see you next year!

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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Nice room but slightly small. Comfortable bed. Very friendly service. Good value. Excellent breakfast in lovely breakfast room. Free parking,good internet. Not on bay but close. St. Petersburg and Tampa not a great vacation spot.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank wino873
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CrystalBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed April 13, 2019

What a wonderful hotel. It was built in 1915 and has hosted lots of famous people. We had a king room on the third floor. Not too big, but with all the amenities. The big selling point of this property is the included breakfast. My husband had their home made hash every morning. Everything is made to order. Staff is great. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank lynnlitchfield
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CrystalBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for choosing Crystal Bay Hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the positive feedback and hope to see you again. Safe travels!

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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

From “Hello” to “Goodbye”, the staff was absolutely wonderful. Kathy was very welcoming and took time out of her busy schedule to get to know us and genuinely inquired about our interests and reason for travel. The hotel is older but don’t let that deter you from visiting. It is well-kept and has been updated/modernized to accommodate their guests all while protecting their historic qualities. Upon entering our spacious room, we found the word “Welcome” neatly drawn into the cozy blanket on the foot of the bed.

The best part about Crystal Bay has to be their full service, made-to-order breakfast which is included in your room rate. The pancakes are delicious!

The area surrounding Crystal Bay is beautiful and you can easily get to the countless beaches (St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, etc.) if desired.

I would absolutely stay here again!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank HappyTravels1001
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CrystalBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, (and our pancakes)! We'll pass along your comments to Kathy and the staff. Thanks for choosing Crystal Bay.

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