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Surf Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location in great resort”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Was first visit to Treasure Island for 16 years - this place is in a fantastic location - right on the beach with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. We stayed for 10 days and didnt have to drive out once in the evening to eat. Plenty of places nearby to eat and drink.
The unit itself (606) was finished to a really high standard with plenty of space and fantastic views from the balcony out over the gulf for sunsets every evening. The kitchen was more than adequate for our needs. We had breakfast on the balcony every morning but apart from that ate out every evening apart from once when we used the BBQ on the cook-out deck beside the pool. Very helpful girl (Eva) on the desk who helped us with all our queries.
Would love to go back again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
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Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Surf Beach has a great beautiful beach location. View from 5th floor was gorgeous. Loved the space, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, though one couldn't be used since water wouldn't drain in master bathroom shower. My biggest complaint is our room spelled horrible, we had to keep our balcony doors open at all times to try and get rid of the smell, which we never were able to. So if going make sure you don't get room 503. Sloppy Joes which was in walking distance was great. I preferred this beach over Clearwater as that beach was over crowded with people and huge high rise buildings.

  • Stayed September 2013
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear taben79,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We will address all issues immediately. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have only good things to say about our stay at this resort. It was wonderful. We rented 3 Condos and were very pleased with all of them. The pictures does not due them justice. Eva and the other staff at this resort were very, very accommodating to some of the things we ask for and they were not many. Again, we loved it and plan in coming back next year or earlier.
Thank you,
Gabriele Scott, Director to "One Day at a Time" a Biblical Fitness/Health Ministry.

Room Tip: We had 2 corner units and one middle. They are all good, we had no problems.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Gabriele S,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed on the second floor overlooking the pool equipment. It was noisy sitting outside when this equipment is running. The view was nice, but as other reviews mention, the beach is very wide here, and consequently a long walk. It would be much better to be on the 6th floor and then you would not hear the plumbing sounds, and be away from the pool equipment.
The bed was very comfortable. Great beach view. My only complaint was that you could hear the plumbing noise when other units above were running water. I did like that there were 3 TVs. Everyone had a choice if they wanted it. The kitchen/living/dining space was small but fully equipped. Another bonus is that there were 2 bathrooms. Lots of privacy. Parking is an issue if you have more than one car. There were some guest spots at the front of the hotel, but these were first come, first serve, and local parking was minimum $10./day. On Labor Day weekend, it was busy, and my friend had to search for parking. During the week, parking was not an issue.
We were able to walk to restaurants, shopping. Great time with my family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear whitebirdofparadise,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Where to start? This place is awesome! We were going to stay in Orlando while on vacation but thought maybe it would be nice to go somewhere with a beach. We had stayed in St. Pete's for our anniversary 28 years ago and remembered driving by this area then. After reading reviews here on TA, we rolled the dice on this place, and won.

The rooms are immaculate. Cleanliness is such a big factor for us. The room had everything. The views from our balcony were incredible. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms. So much space. The kitchen had everything we needed. The balcony is huge and has doors from both the living room and the master bedroom. It is located right on Gulf Blvd and is within walking distance to everything including a Publix grocery store, a Walgreens and several great restaurants ( Ricky T's being our favourite ).

There were a few bumps in the road during our vacation. The pool and hot tub were both down for the last 3 days of our stay. While we love the beach, it would have been nice to have the pool too. They did offer us the use of their sister site just a 5 minute walk up the street, so that was not a deal breaker. The elevator is super slow too but that only seemed to be an issue on the day we arrived with our luggage. Most days we had no issue and we also decided to walk down the stairs for exercise. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful ( Eva if my memory stands correct ).

So having said all of that,,,we can't wait to book it again next September. We loved it! The area of Treasure Island is more of a local's kind of place and less like a touristy hangout. Our kind of place.

Room Tip: As stated before, every room is great. We chose to stay on the top floor. We loved it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Bobbert63,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

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Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I'm giving this four stars with a few caveats. We rented directly through the owner so I won't comment on the interior condition of our condo, but will review the property and surrounding area here. It's true that this condo is technically beachfront and you will have a nice view of the ocean, but the water is quite a long hike from the building. Factor this in if you have small kids, are handicapped, or are 7 months pregnant like me and don't want to do a lot of walking in the hot sun.

The pool area is small but nice, with loungers, umbrellas, and a hot tub.

There are plenty of shops and restaurants and a Publix grocery store within walking distance across the street, and John's Pass Village has even more options just down the road.

The building has one elevator but it's very slow and smelled strange.

The parking situation is a potential negative. You only get one tight parking space per unit, and there is only one guest spot for the entire place. If you have 2 couples/vehicles sharing a condo, the other car is out of luck. You will have to find parking several blocks away or park in front of the building and hope you don't get towed.

The beach was just okay in my opinion. The sand had a lot of shells instead of the powdery soft sand I'm used to on the Gulf, there was the long walk to shore (seriously, you could stay across the street at any other beach and still have a shorter walk), and there were tons of stingrays in the water when we went.

I did enjoy the paved sidewalk running behind the condo - nice for taking a walk or run, and there was also a public playground on the beach to the right if you have kids.

Overall, we got a good value for the price we paid, but I will probably look elsewhere for our next beach vacation, mainly due to the conditions of the beach here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear bananafishfever,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We will address all issues immediately. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

Thank You,
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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Theses condos are just the best place u can take your family. They r 2 bedrooms and r fully stocked with everything that u need!!! The view is beautiful and all the staff is amazing. If u r looking for a getting away for a great price u should really check them out!! They have a heated hot tub and a hot tub. Go check them out :)

  • Stayed September 2013
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SurfBeachCondos, Manager at Surf Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear MissyWhite,

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we thank you for choosing Sunsational Beach Rentals LLC as your home away from home. We look forward to your return visit with us soon!

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Property: Surf Beach Resort
Address: 11040 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4712
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Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
#3 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
#6 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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