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“Amazing!! Whole family loved this motel!”
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Sea Chest Motel
Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 20, 2009

My husband and 9-year-old son and I spent one night at the Sea Chest Motel. Our only complaint was that our trip was so short! We all wished we could have stayed here much longer. We live in Tampa, so this was a weekend getaway. The motel is right on the beach. The pool, rooms, common areas, etc. are spotless. This is not a fancy motel, but everything is so clean!! Our son loved the pool, which was not crowded at all. Everyone we met was extremely friendly and accomodating. The motel is near lots of restaurants (St. John's Pass is north of here and has lots of shopping and eating). My son loved the Sno-Balls place near the hotel (sno-cone type treats). I cannot recommend this motel more!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank suey68
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

This is our 2nd stay at the Sea Chest. The place is nothing fancy, but clean and quiet. The grounds are beautiful and everything is well kept. The location is convenient to restaurants and other. The rooms are spacious and kitchens stocked with supplies for cooking. The only negative is that the parking lot is very small and tight, but free which is not the case at some of the pricier motels.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MarieMS
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

Have stayed in this motel many many times and it's always great. I haven't written reviews before as I didn't want to share this motel!
The rooms/units are not the most modern but they are super clean and have everything you need. (The rooms are being renovated at the time of this review) The motel sits right on the beach (which is beautiful) there is also a lovely garden/barbecue area and an amazing swimming pool. There's loads of sun loungers so no mad dash to the pool to secure a spot. There's also shuffle board. Free Wifi kept us in touch.
Owners Andy and Maria are very friendly and always busy making sure everything is tip top.
The motel is in a great location, you are only a short walk from the restaurants and shops and can also walk for about 15 minutes to St Johns Pass.
It's a relaxing little get away, I love sitting outside the room watching the world go by.
Thoroughly enjoy every trip here and it will always be my first choice when in Treasure Island.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DoraDementia
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Reviewed July 7, 2009

My wife has a professional cleaning business and the first thing we noticed was the place was clean...which is not always the case these days. We were there for 4th of July weekend and the owner put on a fantastic cookout with more delicious food than you could ever eat absolutely free. I would say 80% of the people there were repeat visitors. We found some had been coming for the past 20 years. All of this gave the place a family feel about it. They keep coming back and so will we. If you're looking for a clean, nice place, reasonably priced with management that cares & you want to be right on the beach...you have found the place.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank buckwaller
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

We stayed for 10 days at this motel and they never stopped cleaning, always friendly and it seems people keep coming back, i can now see why. Loved it.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rbrake
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

I have stayed at the Sea Chest from the time I was a child and went with my parents. My husband and I spent our honeymoon here. Then we came with my parents and children for many years. We spent our 25th anniv. here and our 45th. We have come with all of our children and even our grandchildren. We have never had a bad experience. Everyone is so nice and you won't find a cleaner place on the beach. Nor will you find a better value. We are visiting with our daughter in Mar. this year. We are so looking forward to it. We are also looking forward to coming for our 50th anniv. next year. Just hope they have an opening.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank cpfirman
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Reviewed September 7, 2008

The Sea Chest was recommended by friends, so we went for a weekend. We got a "studio", which is a large room with separate kitchen, dressing room and bathroom. Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, microwave and coffee maker, but you must bring our own coffee or buy Folgers for $1 at the front desk. You must also bring all your own toiletries, because all they have in the bathroom for you is towels and soap. There is a hairdryer.

The motel itself is a charming old style Florida open-air building. The rooms inside are updated, very tropical pastel. They are clean and fresh, with no weird odors! I really like the fact that the windows open and there is a ceiling fan. Amenities include a courtyard with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, and a gas grill for you to cook out. Treasure Island Beach is out back, a very nice beach with a huge expanse of sand, although sadly, some people think it's ok to leave garbage. :-( Bring your walking shoes, there is a paved walking trail between the back of the hotel and the beach. If you go left, you'll pass the back of all the motels, a playground and Sloppy Joe's, which is a bar and restaurant with outdoor seating. I don't know where the path leads to the right. The motel also has an ice cream shop across the street.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank suzannnicole
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Additional Information about 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
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range: $59 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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