Grand Plaza Beachfront - St. Pete Beach

5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL, United States, 33706show map
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Overview

The comfortable Grand Plaza Beachfront accommodates guests in a resort area of St. Pete Beach. Occupying a 5-story elegant building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008. This 3-star hotel also offers a safe deposit box, an ATM and a garage.

The property offers a convenient location within a 15-minute walk of Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve. Tropicana Field is located 11 km from the venue.

The vicinity of gardens and palm trees as well as quick access to bistros, a theme park and restaurants set the hotel apart.

Guests can reach Grand Plaza Beachfront from Whitted airport within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Every room comes with a laptop-compatible safe, tea and coffee making equipment and a wardrobe. Many rooms come with a captivating view over the sea. The fashionable rooms have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The buffet breakfast served at the café makes a super value start to the day. The property offers a rooftop restaurant serving dishes of local cuisine. Enjoy your evening at the lobby bar with cocktails, tea and coffee. There are various dining options such as Harry's Beach Bar and Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro within about 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Daily housekeeping, laundry and room services can be arranged for guests' convenience.

Relax

It features a nightclub, a sun deck and an outdoor swimming pool for leisure time. There are strength-training, a gym area and a fitness centre provided by the property.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   156.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa centre

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Ocean view
  • Beach view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Whitted (SPG)7.6 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  384  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff was very helpful...I Arrived early and was able to check in at that time instead of having to wait until check-in time. The view is amazing.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This isn't a fancy hotel, but for the price it delivered everything I expected. If you want upscale, pay upscale. If you want a clean, well located, friendly place to stay on the beach and have a good time, this is it. The staff was responsive and amiable. There's a bar directly on the beach, a coup;le of restaurants on site, a seafood place next door, and a souvinear shop across the street. The pool was clean with plenty of lounge chairs. It's a little loud, because the floors are tile, but that's probably what you get at most places in Florida. I recommend it.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked the location, being right on the beach. The courteous, and friendly staff made our stay very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is wanting to just kick back and relax.

    There wasn't anything that was negative about our stay.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Everything was as advertised. No extras. Very comfortable room and great view of the beach.

    The bathroom could be a bit bigger.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Location,great staff ,value for money,great bar/restaraunt veiw to die for, staff and food great room very spacious and clean ,would recomend it class place to stay/parking great.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great staff and location. Excellent beach bar and entertainment

    Roms feel a little tired

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff at the hotel were very friendly and accomodating, couldn't say enough about how lovely they all were. My room on the 9th floor was very clean and comfortable, large comfy bed, great view, bathroom was a good size and had good water pressure in the shower. The food at the beach bar was tasty, lots of loungers around the pool, immediate sand/beach area was well maintained, as was the lobby and common areas. Hotel was in a great location to the beach and local shops and restaurants. There were several weddings while I was there and they looked beautifully organized.

    Just a few small things - the hotel has some minor wear and tear on it in the rooms - the odd crack, tear, stain, etc in some of the fixtures...nothing a little TLC couldn't fix (but as I said the room was very clean and comfortable). Also, there are no umbrellas anywhere around the pool loungers - these would be nice and the sun just gets too hot to sit out there all day without an option for coverage. There are no loungers on the beach - you have to rent them from an independent merchant for $20/day which is unreasonable. A surf shop across the road sold chairs and umbrellas which many people bought to use on the beach.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff were absolutely fantastic and the location in proximity to the beach was excellent! Often you get told hotels are beachfront but are actually behind other buildings etc. This just is not the case for the Grand Plaza!!

    It's not particularly close to any areas for a night out, however they do have a free taxi service (who operate on tip payment) to get you to places which isn't too bad and you can eat at a lot of the hotels nearby which have nice bars etc. We actually ended up moving rooms as the first room we were supplied with had a really noisy air conditioning unit and a rattling door which meant we couldn't sleep, however, we got moved rooms that same day, without hassle, all whilst engineers were coming to fix the issues we had brought up ready for the next guests. Coincidentally, our second room was bigger and had a larger balcony but the first room was still adequate.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location on the beach Facilities good Revolving restaurant very good food

    A lot of weddings are based at the hotels so expect late night noise,we were woken at 3am and 5am every night of our stay so would not recommend the hotel

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Right on the beach, after a busy day at Busch Gardens we checked in about 7, just in time to see the sun set. Sat outside in the beach bar till late, the food was good and we had live entertainment. The singer was very good, talked to us all, made the kids laugh and made us feel welcome. Would recommend this hotel for location and atmosphere but don't expect too much luxury in your room. Comfortable and adequate just to sleep.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Our stay was good but at the same time average. Great beach!!

    The Mater'd and staff at the Spinners seemed to us not that concerned in our comfort. We got a lot more service and attention at IHOP down the street. We waited a long time for a table at the Spinners when there was several tables open. Felt like we got the bums rush after we ate. Shame, food was great.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location, Beach bar atmosphere, pool, view of ocean, revolving restaurant to watch sunsets, and great service by Antonio the bellman! Also, when i ordered coffee to be delivered to the room in the morning it arrived promptly!

    Toilet was not cleaned very well upon check-in. Bathroom is tiny. I wished to extend my stay by a few days but wanted to pay the better rate reflected on the internet website Booked.net. The website showed no rooms available yet the front desk said they did have rooms but would have to charge me the normal fee for booking at the hotel not through the website. Kind of frustrating, i didn't stay longer. The personnel was friendly and helpful!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I stayed for 2 weeks while on a job, and my gf joined me the last 4 days. We loved it. The staff was cheerful and helpful, the room was beautiful and clean. One of my pet peeves with hotels -- low water pressure in the shower -- was not an issue whatsoever. Bongo's was great - good food and the live music was excellent. My gf says she can see why so many couples get married there. The whole atmosphere and look of the hotel is great; feels like paradise!

    Just two little things; my room 408 really got the smoke from the kitchen vents on the roof. Most days the room smelled like cooking. I got used to it but it might bother somebody else. The other thing? You need a sign by the pool like we've seen at several pools in major hotels in Ocean City MD and out on the west coast: NO Jumping or Diving NO "MARCO POLO" !!! Twice this past weekend we were driven away from the pool area by screaming kids playing that stupid game, or jumping repeatedly off the side of the pool and splashing everyone nearby. I know this is a family hotel but that is unacceptable behavior. The parents did not stop them -- they encouraged them, so the hotel needs to make rules so that ALL guests can enjoy the facilities.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Michelle at the front desk gave us excellent service!!! We love the view from the room, the location is great, the Spinners Restaurant is fabulous!! Parking is free!!

    In our experience, no negatives what so ever. Just wish the weather was slightly warmer so that we could've enjoyed the pool. :)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location to the beach, and Bongo's Beach Bar.

    The hallways were very noisey, and the doors slammed shut with each use.

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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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