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“A real Treasure Chest on the beach”
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Sea Chest Motel
Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Certificate of Excellence
Hartland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A real Treasure Chest on the beach”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed at the Sea Chest Motel from April 7-10th and was pleasantly surprised how nice it was.While the outside looked like an older style 2 story motel , it was tastefully updated inside. We had a large apartment and found it a great value at $129/night.
Our room and entire pool area was very clean and we didn't see 1 bug (that's saying something for Florida).
Beach access was the highlight and this stretch on Treasure Island was very convenient to all the fun at John's Pass Marina.
One note to share, if you have more than 1 vehicle in your party, there is no space to park. We had to park the second car a block away.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time we stayed at this hotel. We use to come to the area every year but haven't been here for 6 or 7 years. After reading the revues on trip advisor about the hotel we used to frequent I decided to pass and try this one. Well it was a good decision. The unit was spacious with a living area that included a table with 4 chairs , double bed, pull out sofa bed and lounge chair. There was a seperate kitchenette which included table service and pots and pans. The 4 burner stove was small but usable and there was a microwave and refrigerator. There was also a seperate little dressing area before entering the bathroom.
The grounds were well manicured and clean with picnic tables and a nice walkway right on to the beach. There was also a play ground with swing sets.
One caution, the office closes at 8 pm so be sure to let them know if you are arriving late in the evening.

  • Stayed April 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

As the singer Tina Turner sings "Simply The Best" !!!!!


From the wonderful helpful front desk to the owners, I always feel like a VIP here.
Excellent value, better make arrangements way in advance if you want to stay more than a couple days.
Thanks for being our vacation headquarters!'

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank raylarson
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have been staying here 15 years so that should speak for itself. The owners are wonderful caring people as are the office staff. The people who continue to return the same time that we do all seem like family. The housekeepers do a meticulous job also. We are already booked for December. The only bad thing is we can't stay longer!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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5 Thank donna f
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was my 10th or 11th visit to this Garden of Eden. I noticed that I had a completely new bathroom in my unit. The owner advised that over half the units at the motel have had completely new bathrooms installed. When I mean new, new tubs, new tile floor, new tile wall and even new ceiling and sink etc... I can't wait until I visit again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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5 Thank chimp999
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Dwight, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in November. This hotel is clean. The grounds are well kept and decorated nicely. Clean and warm pool that was much enjoyed by the kids. The price was great. The parking was very limited. The beds were not very comfortable. Can hear outside noises in rooms-the room next to us had kids playing right outside our room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Dawn B
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Asheville, NC
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The price was good, and the studio apartment was adequate. However, there were several less than adequate things. The water in the shower was never more than luke warm!! The "kitchen" was sparse - no oven, no counter space, dorm size refrig., no cabinet space for storing anything.
Noisy. A loud family next door sat on the balcony and it sounded like they were in our room. They also smoked out there and we could smell it The motel is on the beach, but no view from our room. Parking was another problem. It was very limited and parking on one side was very difficult to get into and out of. I guess you get what you pay for.
Probably wont go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Chest Motel

Property: Sea Chest Motel
Address: 11780 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-5118
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
#7 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely two story motel with lush green grounds and heated pool directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sea Chest Hotel Treasure Island
Sea Chest Treasure Island
Sea Chest Motel Treasure Island, Florida

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