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Old 09-28-2020, 09:41 AM
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Want to spend maybe 3 nites in October @ St.Pete Beach, on the beach, no boat. Liked the looks of "Sirata Beach Resort", anyone stayed there and/or any other suggestions?! View of beach and with easy access, nice rooms, pool, etc. kinda the criteria. Thanks in advance!! Dave
Old 09-28-2020, 10:16 AM
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Sirata is nice. Nicest place is the Don CeSar but I’m guessing the price will reflect that. South end of St Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille) is a bit more laid back and less crowded, but hotels there (other than Don CeSar) are small family owned places that don’t have the amenities you require.

Rooftop at the Hurricane is a great spot for a cocktail at sunset regardless of where you stay.
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Originally Posted by 71Outrage View Post
Sirata is nice. Nicest place is the Don CeSar but I’m guessing the price will reflect that. South end of St Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille) is a bit more laid back and less crowded, but hotels there (other than Don CeSar) are small family owned places that don’t have the amenities you require.

Rooftop at the Hurricane is a great spot for a cocktail at sunset regardless of where you stay.
Food is terrible at Hurricane though. Go to the rooftop at the Dewey. Better view and great food / cocktails.
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Alden Suites is a great location if you're looking for affordable. They have 2-room suites with a kitchen. Great restaurants/bars within walking distance.
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Sirata is a very popular option. Most of the hotels in the strip from the Don up The Postcard Inn are all really good, for their representative price ranges. It's all the same beach, and you can walk between them for the restaurants and bars, so part of it comes down to how much time you plan to spend in your room and in the hotel pool. If you don't want to leave the property, the Don and Sirata are probably the best options. If you're more budget minded and plan to spend most of your time exploring the area and other resorts, then pick the highest priced one your budget allows and you'll be fine.
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I stayed in Tradewinds and really liked it
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Originally Posted by blindmullet View Post
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I hope you are joking! Pretty sketchy crowd at the Postcard.

Used to own a unit at The Gulf Beach Resort on St Pete Beach. Only 19 units, directly on the beach, walk to beach bars. Publix across the street. Why did we sell? Couldn't convince the other owners to raise the rates! Place is miles above the Resort hotels yet we were charging less.

Give them a look. The rates are $140-$170 (same as when we owned 8 years ago)


Get a Gulf view unit (not a Gulf front) on the north side. They have two full baths. Great beach and sunset views.


https://www.thegulfbeachresort.com/rates/
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We always stay at Alden. The price point makes it really nice, and we can spend our saved money on the amazing dining in the area. The last weekend getaway we did (we live about an hour from there) we stayed at the Alden in their beach front room. It was a first floor room that walked out to the beach. They don't have any rooms closer, and the price was reasonable, given what it was and where you are. We also like that it's right across the street from Snappers and next door to Toasted Money, and a short walk to Undertow Beach Bar (not exactly family friendly, but not sure what you're looking for). Regardless, you can't go wrong with anything from the Don up to Postcard. Good luck and enjoy!
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Super information, thanks everyone!! Dave
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Stay at the Don Cesar. If you're on THT you can afford it

Most of the St Pete Beach hotels are similar, cheaper catering to the spring break/party crowd types. The Don Cesar is a legitimate resort, valet service, very nice. Excellent spa.

Attended a wedding at the Sirata a few years back, it's fine, decent, probably on the nicer end of most of the hotels down there but nowhere near as nice as the Don.

Attended a different wedding at the Postcard Inn more recently, beach ceremony. A handfull of drunk chicks and dudes at the beach bar started howling and hollering at the bride and groom in the middle of the ceremony, then saw a chick puking in the bushes between the hotel and the pool on our way to the reception. Still had a fun time, the bride was chill about all of it, but know that that is the type of clientele you'll be dealing with there.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
I hope you are joking! Pretty sketchy crowd at the Postcard.
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Lol, no I grew up on the beach. Before all the shitty condos it was a fun town. If you think that's sketchy Mad Beach must blow your mind.
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Hotel Zamora
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If it fits your budget you can't go wrong with the Don CeSar,
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Originally Posted by blindmullet View Post
Lol, no I grew up on the beach. Before all the shitty condos it was a fun town. If you think that's sketchy Mad Beach must blow your mind.
Touché!

When we bought our place in Mad Beach in 2005, the town was the red headed step child of the Gulf Beaches. The local commercial fishermen living on the boats at the fish houses were characters right out of the Wild West and pirate days. Development has taken the fish houses and with it most of the characters that made it what it was.

Still has a very local flavor and we love that. Great watering holes and restaurants are within a 10 minute ride. By boat you can travel the ICW and visit numerous restaurants, shops and even the two Publix groceries stores (both have docks) that serve the beaches.

Can't say I miss the old days but do love our little beach community!


Postcard Inn is a constant stream of spring breakers, if that is the crowd one is looking for then enjoy your stay with the 20 somethings and their drunken antics and fights, to each his own.

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Don or Zamora.
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Originally Posted by Jstarion View Post
Don or Zamora.
Thank you! Dave
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Here is another option for you. Most rooms have kitchenettes. Cool local bar . Repeat families have been going there since the 50s.
St Pete Beach Motel, Bon Aire Resort Lodging in St Petes Beach, Florida

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