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Bilmar Beach Resort
Ranked #8 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Certificate of Excellence
Dayton,Ohio
2 reviews
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“Nice place but?”
Reviewed June 11, 2006

My family and I stayed at the Bilmar in june for three nights. The hotel and staff were very nice. Sloppy Joes was excellent and very convienent right by the pool.The rooms were clean and newly updated.The only down side to the room is that the bathrooms are small but tolerable. Parking was a pain. Most of the time had to park across the street. If you are coming here for soft white sand beaches this is not the place. Treasure islands beaches are very shelly to the point of painfull to walk on. I will not return doe to the parking and the beaches. We visited a hotel in St.Pete and the beaches and surrounding area looked much nicer.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed June 1, 2006

Just returned from a 4 day stay at the Bilmar. The facility was very clean and the rooms
were tastefully decorated with new granite kitchen, bar and bathroom tops. We had a room with a balcony and a beautiful view of the gulf. The staff was friendly and helpful, pool and pool area clean. Sloppy Joes Restaurant & Bazzie Beach Bar is attached to the hotel. Sloppy Joes is fun and has good food, Bazzie also serves food and offers different types of nightly entertainment. There are not many restaurant choices on Treasure Island and at present a lot of construction. Our vacation was restful and pleasant because of our stay at the Bilmar.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed May 20, 2006

i looked at reviews for bilmar on booking our trip last year. took advice and requested the new rooms in the new block of the hotel. booked through an on line res service. on arrival we found that the room rate offered was for the older rooms in the old block (and the new block unfortunaltey was fully booked for the first night) these were horrible. old fashioned and antiquated. also there were pigeons all scaveging around the pool area which was unclean. on the 2nd night the air conditioning broke down and in the middle of the night we moved to the new block what a difference - lovely modern clean just as the reviews had said. so a word of warning when looking for the cheapest rate. it wasnt stated that there were 2 grades of rooms.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Reviewed May 17, 2006

I read some horrible reviews and some good ones and decided to take the leap. Good choice I made. $99 a night? Come on!. 3 pools, 2 restaurants (the breakfast is excellent-steel cut oatmeal? come on, sounds like a Westin!

The Good
1 The rate $99/night
2 3 pools (i think all 3 were Bilmar's, we used them all!)
3 The room: granite counters, flat screen (which we never watched), stunning view)
4 Sloppy Joes (which is attached)- live music, good food, better drinks, (a little loud at night but dies down early)
5 Location (away from it all. but stuff all around)
6 Staff- very friendly
7 Beach, great for jogging (in the afternoon)
8 Memories- we made some
9 The Bilmar is just retro and cool...yet new

Not so Good
1 Parking (check in early as possible and leave your car- the parking lot fills up) we got a primo spot but were glad we got there early (before 5)
2 The wait staff/bartenders at Sloppy Joes- expecially the Pretty Boy Bartender, you will recognize him...what a primadonna and not at all helpful...the day bartenders were all nice tho...wait staff was hit and miss.. they all seemed kind of depressed...
3 You have to pay for beach cabana...$15 first day, $10 thereafter...hotel should provide this!
4 No drink service on the beach!!! Bummer...I had to carry...
5 Not really much bad to say, this place is really really cool and we had a super time!!!

PS Go to Ricky T's (Across the Street to hear Kevin play Fri and Sat-he is great guy and sings and plays nice songs, but his is so funny he is bordering on Stand up) Go inside after he is done to hear some great bands...stay away from Gators,,,trashy and oud...my opinion..

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Property: Bilmar Beach Resort
Address: 10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4819
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Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Treasure Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Treasure Island
#8 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
#8 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bilmar Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bilmar Beach Resort offers a traditional Florida beach get away with an aray of modern amenities. We have a central location on Treasure Island and are close to all the Tampa Bay area attractions. With over 15 million in recent upgrades including our signature restaurant Sloppy Joe's on the Beach we provide the service you desire with the relaxed atmoshpere you deserve. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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