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“Great Family Base for Beach Vacation”

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Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Certificate of Excellence
Mesa, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Great Family Base for Beach Vacation”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had 4 adults staying in the 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit at Sunset Vista's. The unit was clean on our arrival, check in was swift and we were soon quite happily settled. A few "mechanical issues" were quickly tended to by very helpful maintenance. Housekeeping is suppose to come every other day to empty garbage and leave fresh towels. The first time they came we did not get towels and the second time we did not have garbage emptied. A call to the front desk very swiftly got us everything we ever needed, towel, TP, sheets for pullout bed, etc. The area is well suited to a family vacation with good restaurants, groceries, shopping within a mile or so. Not the area to be in if you are 20 something and want to party! The beach is beautiful, no seaweed, great walks. The pool area was clean and much nicer than I anticipated. I do wish the other residents would use the "Kiddie Pool" for the kids instead of the (small) hot tub as it was often filled with children to the point of not being able to even get in. There is a small bar near the pool/beach that was nice for a tropical cocktail or two.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony with ocean view. Ours was near the end of the building and we still had a g...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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ghoch, General Manager at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
We are so glad to hear of our quick response to any mechanical issues and towel requests.
We hope that every guest knows that minor hiccups can occur but our staff does pride itself in doing what ever it takes to make it right! We could not agree more that Sunset Vistas is the perfect family resort and in a great location to maximize your vacation activities!
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Loved staying at this place. Great views, wonderful rooms, fantastic beach! We will definitely go back there. I could not believe how huge the beach was! We walked for a long time. We went down there for Gasparillapiratefest . Great time. Hire the limo service to take you down there and back. Ask at the front desk, they have the limo number.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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ghoch, General Manager at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
The beach is amazing on Treasure Island we are glad it exceeded your expectations!
Thanks for the great review and the suggestion about limo services (some free) for area transportation!
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Every apartment has a sea view from a balcony which is stunning. The pool area is quite small for the amount of rooms and the pool seemed very crowded especially at the weekend. The apartment has 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms and is fine for a weekend. There is limited surfaces in the bedroom and bathroom eg no dresser and only 1bed side table however I improvised by using my case as a table.The lounge area and kitchen is fine.Our 2nd bedroom was opposite the lift which could be noisy however we didn't need to use that.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ghoch, General Manager at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Sounds like a great experience, we do appreciate the suggestions on the furnishings for future projects! Thanks for taking the time. Please keep in mind "Spring Break" occurs in March and April when many families are off from school and travel to Florida Beaches. It certainly is a great time of year but can be more crowded at all beach resorts in the area.
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome! Drew and a girl (sorry, forgot your name) both at the front desk, you helped us immensely by loaning a wheelchair after my family member's chair was taken. The rooms & service were amazing as always. This is our go-to place, and we have let our family & friends know about Sunset Vistas as the first place to book their vacation stay. We cannot say enough to let everyone know how great a place this is. Fantastic service, fabulous rooms!

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I did A LOT of searching for hotels/condos/vacation rentals all along the mid Gulf coast area. I am from the Naples area and had never vacationed at any other Gulf beach. After spending a week at Sunset Vistas I know I made the best choice! The unit was just as pictured - spacious, nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchen (that we didn't even touch!), and every unit has a view of the gulf. The way the balconies are angled, you really don't notice that there's a balcony to either side of yours. The pool/hot tub area is great and the beach is beautiful! Walking along other areas of the beach, you can tell the beach in front of Sunset Vistas is well maintained. We left our car in the space designated for our unit and pretty much walked everywhere. There are some places on the beach like Sloppy Joes and Bazzles with great food. If you're looking for a nicer place, we stumbled into the Middle Grounds Grill and I was surprised to see it was more upscale - the food was amazing! There are tons of bars that seem to have live music most if not every night of the week, even more down in St Pete beach (like Jimmy T's!). We didn't try any of the trolleys or public transportation, however we did use Jimmie's Free Beach rides several times - what a great idea! (http://www.jimmiesfreebeachrides.com/). Overall everything was great and I have nothing negative to say!
**Note: we rented a unit through a private property management company and not directly through the condo/front desk itself.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prescott, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites February/March 2014 and were excited about our stay based on the reviews we saw. Unfortunately, we did not feel this condo was worth the money due to its lack of cleanliness.

The good...The condo does have a wonderful location on the beach and the view is absolutely spectacular! Beautiful sunsets and the sand is soft and white. There was a smaller washer/dryer set which was convenient.

The bad...the adult pool and hot tub included a constant stream of small children getting in and out and splashing around which made it difficult to relax and enjoy (there was a kiddie pool and hot tub, so not sure why they were at the adult pool).

There was a lack of supplies in the kitchen and bathroom. Although the condo is located on a beach, beach towels were not included in the stay. Other places we've stayed allow you to trade your bath towel for a beach towel and then trade it back in at night for a fresh bath towel. There is a sign in the condo stating towels will be exchanged and supplies restocked every 2nd day, but this did not happen. Trading your bath towel or getting a dishwasher pod required a walk to the front desk. We had to call to get more toilet paper, kleenex and soap since housekeeping didn't come even once in the 5 nights/6 days we were there.

No salt and pepper in the kitchen and no pizza cutter or cookie sheets, but there was a pizza pan. Also, no ice maker on the property but there was an ice maker in the freezer that worked well once it got going (no ice for the first day though). There was a blender and coffee maker and both were in good shape.

The biggest disappointment was simply that the condo was not very clean. We pulled out the Hide-a-bed and the mattress had many stains. When we pulled out the sheets, although clean, they looked as though they had been dragged across a dirty/oily shelf. One of the blankets appeared to have pizza sauce on it. Disappointing when your check-in was 10:30 p.m. and we had to send someone to the front desk to get new linens. Unfortunately, they also did not appear clean.

Both showers were slippery due to built up soap scum and had very obviously not been cleaned in some time (gray/black marks all over the bottom of the master tub). Front desk employees were blunt and rude when talking on the phone with customers. It probably didn't help that our vacation last year to Fort Myers had a much larger condo that was clean and well appointed for less money than we spent at Sunset Vistas, but it was still better than renting a hotel room.

  • Liked — The condo does have a wonderful location on the beach and the view is absolutely spectacular! Beautiful sunsets and the sand is soft and white.
  • Disliked — Dirty bathrooms and linens. Stained mattress on hide-a-bed.
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent a full month and had a great stay. Very friendly and helpful staff with a down the coast view. Very clean and well maintained property. Only wish they had some gas barbeques. Great location and very clean beach and pool area. We hope to go back again.

Robert & Patricia Matthews

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the pool have a better ocean/beach view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
Address: 12000 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-5124
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
#7 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
#10 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect family beachfront resort offering condo-sized suites and resort amenities all under one roof! Located directly on one of America’s award winning beaches and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is this “all-suite” resort hotel offering 154 - 2 bedroom/2 bath & 3 bedroom/3 bath condo-size suites. 24 hour front desk, on-site restaurant/cafe, beach/tiki bar, heated pool, 2 whirlpools & kiddie pool with fountains. Free use of business & fitness center, free WiFi, reserved parking & daily paper. Enjoy beach volleyball, ping pong, corn toss and more. Each suite is designed in a “Coastal Living” style motif and offers spacious living/dining rooms, full size kitchens with all appliances, china, glass & silverware, in-suite washer/dryer & private balconies facing the beach. Lush tropical courtyard with multiple waterfalls and fountain. Daily, weekly & group rates are available. Walk to world famous John’s Pass Village for more restaurants, shopping, jet skis, fishing and dolphin tours. Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens and the area’s other world-class museums and attractions are just minutes away! ... more   less 
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