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Thunderbird Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Treasure Island
Reviewed August 25, 2009

Thunderbird Resort was exactly what we were looking for. Justin welcomed us and gave us a great room right beside the pool and hot tub (which was really clean and nice in the evenings). Our maid checked to make sure that our every need was met. Val at the Tiki Bar provided great conversation and information on the area. The Tikibar is right on the boardwark with live entertainment some evenings. Across the street is Publix, Walgreens, etc. Security Officer Ken went "above and beyond" to make us feel like we were family and provide a safe enviroment for our stay. Attended my first Drum party on the beautiful white sandy beach. Highly recommend this resort and plan to return next year.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

A last-minute decision to scrap a visit to the Rainbow River in Dunnellon and go to the beach instead was the smartest thing we've ever done; I found the Thunderbird online (so many places have yet to post a website) and spoke to Janet and Barbara. They assured me that they could meet our needs at a favorable rate (3 nights, 4 rooms...5 adults and 2 teens). We arrived 3 hours later, checked in, switched 2 rooms (simply due to ice machine proximity....every hotel has those) and they did give us a very favorable rate.

The hotel has been renovated at some point in the recent past; it's not a Westin, but it's miles ahead of most older 'quaint' beach hotels. Great pool, wonderful gulf view, and very close to many places to eat/shop/etc. Live music by the pool on Friday and Saturday night....the trip was (again) a smash hit.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

The accomodations were very nice and comfortable. House cleaning skipped over us and when we returned to our room late in the day we call Barbara at the front desk. She not only apologized for the oversight but cleaned up for us and brought clean towels and all the normal necessities.... What a good compliment to this establishment. Barbara is the reason we will return again.
Your new friends,
Carl & Geri Jacker

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

This was our second annual beach trip to the thunderbird. Its always great to go for the weekend and hang out. The service is great, the rooms are comfortable and Barbara is our best friend of the weekend :]

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

It is close to Jon's pass which has all kinds of fun things to do, good restaurantes, shops, etc.
It is right on beach and beautiful!!!
We went to Yankee/Ray Baseball game and was very close to Tropicana field and yet right on the beach! Great place to stay.
The rooms were emaculate and the cleaning woman really did a great job of stocking whatever we needed.
The hotel staff was very nice and happy to get whatever you needed for your stay!
Very comfortable and good value for the money!
I will stay there again for sure next summer!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stayed at the Thunderbird while visiting family in Florida. We were in a poolside room and while at first we were worried it might be a little loud, the room was fairly soundproof. The hotel is close to lots stores/restaurants, but all we really needed to be close to was the beach! It's just a short walk to the wide sandy beach. You can see the beach just by sitting outside the room, so we didn't regret not booking the oceanfront room. The pool area is very nice, with lots of table and lounge chairs for everyone. The front desk staff was very helpful, especially Barbara, who helped us when we had an unexpected guest stay with us a couple nights.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

Pro: The rooms are very nice. Gulf View, Size, clean, ect.
Con: Toilet was for a kid way to low to the ground.
Con: The air conditioners need to be upgraded to larger units with stronger fans! Took a very long time for the room to cool off!
Con: Television reception was very bad and not to many channels to choose from.
Pro: Very nice view from the room. Pool/Hotub were very nice.
Con: Hotel needs gutters. It rains every day in Florida in the summer. The property was flooded everywhere the entire trip. Very slippery everywhere. Water dripping everywhere.
Pro: Beach was very nice, white sand and not crowded.
Con: They need a large golf cart shuttle to the beach front as it's about a 3 block walk to the shore. Kinda hard carrying chairs umbrella's coolers etc.
Overall it was a very nice resort. 4 stars **** Could be a 5 star resort with the suggestions listed above.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Beach Resort

Address: 10700 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4706
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Location: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Treasure Island
#11 Romantic Hotel in Treasure Island
#12 Family Hotel in Treasure Island
Price Range: $139 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thunderbird Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Classic Courtyard Style Beach Resort has been a family favorite for generations. Nestled on the beautiful shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, the Thunderbird Beach Resort is a tropical beach retreat with long stretches of pearly-white sand & sparkling blue waters. Featuring oversized Heated Pool & Hot Tub, Tiki Beach Bar w/ Live Music ,Feola's Italian Ristorante, Sunset Meeting & Banquet Facilities and Private Gulf Front Balconies. ... more   less 
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Thunderbird Beach Motel
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Thunderbird Beach Resort Treasure Island, Florida

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