We stayed at this hotel as a result of the rave reviews on tripadvisor and, all in all, we had a great stay. A couple of notes though as to the "feel" we got from the in room instructions. There was a document entitled something like How to Avoid Additional Charges. It was extensive including extra charges if the room was left in too much disorganization. It gave instructions on some things that were clearly to avoid the beach crowd mentality (e.g., wet towels, sitting on furniture in bathing suits, keeping the furniture inside, etc.) but other points seemed extraordinarily picky (e.g., fold back the comforter to avoid stains lest we be charged). Wow! Made me wonder how often if ever the comforter was cleaned.
When I made the reservation I did not receive an e-mail receipt so I called and the lady who answered was friendly, prompt, and courteous. I asked how far the establishment was from a public beach, however, and the half mile answer was in reality a little over a mile. The entire time we stayed we interfaced with no staff. There was coffee for one day of our two day stay -- no refresh of the coffee, room, or anything. We stayed in the brightly decorated suite which, for all of my commentary, was amazingly comfortable (although the TV in the bedroom would never turn on despite multiple attempts). We went out on the porch only to find banks of air conditioners on each side...not conducive to use. Instructions included setting the thermostat to 78 degrees, starting the dishwasher, and emptying the trash.
For nearly $350 per night, I somehow expected more. All said, best bed in a hotel room I've EVER slept on and the complimentary water and wine were a nice touch. The tone of the warning messages and minimalist service seemed out of character with what was otherwise a warm and comfortable environment. Do people who can afford $350/night often mistreat and trash hotel rooms? Maybe so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes away from the pristine white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, 30-A Suites is a brand new boutique hotel featuring 23 individual suites and condos. This hotel, a part of TopSail Village, is located on the west side of Scenic Highway 30A and was completed in July of 2010. 30-A Suites is less than a mile from TopSail Hill Preserve State Park which offers over 3 miles of secluded white beaches, coastal dune lakes, and sand dunes towering over 25 feet tall. Additionally, 30-A Suites is just minutes away from SilverSands, Grand Boulevard, Baytowne Wharf, Destin Commons, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, and Seaside. Public Beach access is less than a mile away. Offering fully-furnished accommodations, wood floors, full-size kitchens, granite counter tops, walk-in closets, 5 different floor plans, and private balconies, 30-A Suites provides you with upscale lodging making it the ideal place to spend a few nights or even a few weeks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 30A Suites Florida/Santa Rosa Beach