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Review of Jefferson Motel Apartments

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Jefferson Motel Apartments
Ranked #42 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yuck, Broken & Rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2008

The place looks awesome from the road. We were given 3 different prices when we called. We reserved a room for 3 adults and a baby. Neal gave our room to someone else and said we only had the room reserved for 2 adults. He had one room left with one bed and a fold out couch. When we lifted the cushions and brushed off the dirt we found that the bed was stuck. Neal came and after he and my father pulled while propping their feet ont he couch, they finally got the bed out. A metal bar and spring flung out the side and Neal told us not to try and put it back and pull it out again because we were going to get hurt. After the painful first night, we tried to put the mattress on the floor and put the bed back in the couch to no avail. Neal had to come back and do it for us. He ACTUALLY ACCUSED US OF BREAKING HIS LATE 1950's tweed brown couch that he broke the night before. After I worked up a very angry sweat he dropped the subject. I tried to be nice to him on several occasions, but don't think he cares. He TOLD ME that he knew about this Trip Advisory thing and that if people don't want to stay there then that is fine with him. He doesn't care. He just runs the place and doesn't need their money. We caught him several times in lies and even though we travel to Florida several times a year and loved the view (the best thing about the place) we will NEVER stay there again. I guess it is fine with him since he really doesn't care or need our money! I felt I had to finally get this off of my chest. I've NEVER written anything negative about another place that we've stayed and we travel quite frequently. It has to be extremely good or bad for me to even make a peep. Good luck if you stay here. I hope you have your shots. Oh, also, we didn't have any sound on our tv. He didn't do anything about it.

  • Liked — beach
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Krishay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2008

Well I stayed there last year and We had a great time! it was so close to the ocean, great view from the rooms. Yeah it is like staying in the 60's or something like that and no it is not your 5 star "Motel". If anyone knows the diff between Hotel and Motel they would know that It is not a 5 star "Hotel" but if your going to the beach hopefully your not sitting in the room the hole time the only time we where in there was when we where sleeping and when we got there we asked for the beds to be changed and the room to be recleaned ( Only b/c we got there early and the people where leaveing when we where checking in ) and they had no problems with us asking that. and they gave us nice clean stuff everyday that we where there! and where very NICE to us the hole stay!!! we just went to the beach this past weekend and had to stay at a real dump hole who never came in and cleaned are room and the rooms where HOT.. we were really bummed out when we found out the Jefferson M O T E L was full and had no rooms... so next time we will make sure we stay at the Jefferson's Motel... they where great and Neil was a great guy too..Maybe the people who are saying he was rude where just a 5 star kinda HOTEL PEOPLE? ITS A MOTEL REMEMBER.... BIG DIFF..THERE....

  • Liked — The view of the Ocean from our room..
  • Disliked — Didnt get to stay long enough
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KellyCFF
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Largo, FL
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2008

Dirty, dirty, dirty. The floor (carpet) was so gross, I wouldn't let anyone take their shoes off. There were unknown substance marks on the pillowcase. We bring our own pillows with us anyway. The pool area was dirty. The only thing decent looking is the view of the front of the place from the road.
This is worth about 40.00 per night (if that).
Never again!!!

  • Liked — The owner was ok.
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank prinnie72
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West Yorkshire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2008

We, myself and partner, stayed in the Jefferson for 5 nights in May 2008, with my parents joining a day later for 4 nights.
Neil, the manager, was very nice chap and seemed helpful although we rarely called upon him for assistance during our stay. Neil did advise that if we wished during our stay to borrow chairs etc for the beach he would be happy to provide, and when asked Neil produced such items (good working order too).
All Jefferson Motels rooms have efficiencies and gulf views.
The rooms are dated as are most motel rooms with efficiencies in Treasure Island and the surrounding area, but every thing worked. In the Kitchen there was a miss match of utensils and crockery. It is worth noting here that cleanliness is not a strong point of the Jefferson, as all the cups and mugs had coffee stains inside and upon opening the utensil drawer a knife was found with hard strawberry jam on it that wasnt from us !!! When my parents went for a cup out of their kitchen cupboard they found in one of the mugs 3 condoms (unused) which was a pleasant surprise to say the least...but funny !
Our room, No 19, was airy and light, it was on the first floor and looked directly onto the beach. The fly/sunscreen doors over the patio doors were faulty and when touched collasped. My parents stayed in room No 23, the bedroom (1 double & 1 single bed) was very dingy and my Father thought it was very reminisant of a bedroom of a commnist country (very dark indeed even with the lights on). The airconditioning in both rooms worked very well and kept the rooms very comfortable.
The Jefferson is well placed for just walking onto the beach in swimming costumes and wondering for the afternoon. The pool was warm and the surrounding pool area was clean. Several people during our stay used the outside grill and BBQ however we didn't.
It is also worth pointing out that the rooms do not recieve a daily maid service and clean during your stay. Towels which need cleaning/replacing need to be placed outside your motel door before 10:30am and will be replaced during the day. The rooms are dusty, and in need of a good clean but are comfortable never the less.

  • Liked — Gulf Views & Closeness to the beach (Few steps)
  • Disliked — A Little on the dirty side - with a good clean would be greatly improved however.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Gem12ma34
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North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2008

The outside of the motel, pool area, and gulf view are beautiful. The rooms need to be updated big time. It looks like everything is from the 1970's and is in worn condition.

  • Liked — The View of the Gulf
  • Disliked — Condition of the room
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TWS1161
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Buffalo, NY
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2008

We arrived at the Jefferson for a 6 night stay on Sunday and checked out the next morning! The place was filthy top to bottom and the Manager was a very nasty guy! My In-Laws picked out the hotel and the manager showed them the room (it was decent) and they told him they'd take it. When we got there suddenly the room was not available and we got a room that had a huge stain on the rug, filthy furniture and towels that were equally dirty. The toilet didn't even flush unless you stood and held the handle, and the appliances were rusty and dirty. The pull out couch and mattress were rotted and without sheets or blankets. I don't recommend this hotel. It was a very bad experience!!

  • Liked — There was nothing I liked about this place
  • Disliked — The filth
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank kathski913
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Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2007

Rooms are old, dated,over priced and towels are the worst. Also the owner kept hitting on my wife. We even caught him looking in our room through a window after 10pm one night. The location is good and the hotel looks good from the out side....but stay away from this place.

Stayed June 2007
Helpful?
Thank ozdfart
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Property: Jefferson Motel Apartments
Address: 10116 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4809
Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jefferson Motel Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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