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“Mixed Review--Condo & Location Great; Building Not So!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Commodores Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Seagrove Beach
Murfreesboro, TN
Level Contributor
99 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Mixed Review--Condo & Location Great; Building Not So!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and friends stayed in Unit 404 in June and were very pleased with the recently renovated unit which was very comfortable for two couples, two teenagers, and one 6 month old. The furniture, flooring, bedding, kitchen appliances, everything was brand new, well thought out and extremely comfortable. There were a few glitches--a smoke detector going off in the night, limited towels, and the wi-fi did go out once but all issues were addressed my the management service quickly. The unit has a huge balcony with lounge chairs and seating for dinner with wonderful views of the ocean and Eastern Lake. It is convenient to shopping and many restaurants. The only negative is the exterior of the building--it is dirty and not maintained. I hope the owners will stress to the HOA that more needs to be done to the ext of the building and the elevator.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stayed in this unit this past week...and there is a reason why the reviews are from 2008 & 2009....probably not publishing the news ones. The couch was terrible. And the mattress on the couch was springs only, no padding! There is NO way 6 people could stay here! Both TV's were unplugged when we arrived. The property management would not allow entry into the unit much before 4 PM even though it was clean and ready! When we brought an issue to the management attention day 1, we were told that maintenance left at 4...Great planning! No check in until 4 PM and no maintenance after 4 PM. We had no hot pads and the management was not surprised. The sliding glass doors did not lock properly...probably why they have wood to block door from opening. Good news! The unit is on the beach and the pool was warm and clean.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Crystal D
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We just returned and it was lovely. The condo number 303 was perfect. Very clean and comfortable. Great view, close to everything. Great price for what we got. Will vacation here again. The building just completed renovations. Our family had no complaints at all and we were very satisfied.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 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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3 Thank schoneybad58
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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2008

The good:

The location of Commodore's Retreat is outstanding. Off of 30A, so little traffic, and right where Eastern Lakes meets the gulf. Plus, the views from all of the units in Commodore's Retreat are amazing.

The bad:

The condo building is from the early 80s and little, if no repairs and maintenance appear to have been done. Everything seems to be rusting or rotting, to the point that I was nervous on the balconies and open hallways. Out unit #101 was in poor shape and not well maintained. The was literally no flooring in the bedroom, just a painted concrete floor!

There are so many choices along 30A with just as nice views. I will avoid Commodore's Retreat in the future.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Very poor condition of unit and building
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank startcamping
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Property: Commodores Retreat
Address: 561 Eastern Lake Rd, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459-6741
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Seagrove Beach
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Seagrove Beach
Number of rooms: 131
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