We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beso Del Sol Resort, Dunedin FL”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Beso Del Sol Resort
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We recently stayed at the Beso Del Sol for 3 nights. The suite was very nice, comfortable with a full refrigerator/freezer, stove top, microwave oven and sink. We were on the third floor, closest to the elevator and bar area, so we were concerned that it may be too noisy - but our room was so quiet - we could not hear anything going on outside. We frequented one of the pools daily and enjoyed the waterfront view - even saw a mother and baby manatee very close up. Pool side bar was very nice, as were the employees. We had breakfast almost every morning in the restaurant that over-looked the water. The food and service were excellent. If you enjoy biking, they offer bike rentals. Downtown Dunedin is not that far away. We also drove to Honeymoon Island, only a few minutes away, which has a nice beach. The young man at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Lisa F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (312)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

258 - 262 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2012

stayed in a studio unit fully furnished, king size bed. beautiful location on the water, beautiful decor, ultra clean, quiet and comfy, huge lcd tv, great ceiling fan, balcony, tiki bar, music, food. across the street from eddie's bar & grill, live music, good food, family atmosphere.

Room Tip: 4th floor would probably be the best.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank karitaboobala
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Beso Del Sol in March during Spring Training for the Blue Jays and the Phillies. We rented a one bedroom suite facing the water. The room was recently remodeled and it showed. Granite tops, new shower, very nice. We had room 331 on the end close to the elevator. The hot tub was right below us but all of the guests were great and we had no problem with noise. The staff was nice and very helpful with directions and one occasion one of the maintenance guys helped me out when I needed a bike pump to inflate my tires,
The internet was spotty early on and when I asked the manager what was going on he was already aware of the problem and had his technician on the job. He told me he was not going to let the tech go home until we had Wi Fi up and running. Later that day we were good to go.
Beautiful sunsets, great bike trail a block away, great restaurants within walking distance. Who could ask for more. I would definitely stay at the Beso Del Sol again.

Suggestions to those who choose to book a room. I am not positive but some of the rooms are still owned by third party owners and Beso maintains them. I asked for a room that was owned by the resort and was very happy. Also if you drive and have the room in your vehicle, bring your own bike. There are only so many bikes available and they are only one speed and a bit used.

Also, the hotel has rules about glass containers at the pool and alcohol but if you make a drink in your room and use a plastic cup, you will be fine. And it is a lot cheaper than drinking at the Marker Tiki Bar. Their drinks were good (not too cheap) but I would rather spend my money on other things while on vacation.
Speaking of Marker, they have a restaurant on the fourth floor of the building next door and the breakfasts are super great and very reasonable. My wife had the shrimp and grits two days in a row and I had the Mexican Omelet both days! Both meals with coffee set us back less than $20.00. And again the people that worked there were so nice.
In town, for those who enjoy a good micro brew, the Dunedin Brewery is a good bet. Good pub grub and a great selection of beers. For Mexican go to Casa Tia. Jolli Mons Grill was great for Happy Hour with reduced prices and $2.00 Coronas.
We were only there for a few short days and would like to explore more places to eat… Maybe in 2013

Room Tip: Get a room with a water view...Worth the extra $$$. Bring your own food and drink to save $$$ too
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Hutch20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2012

We love to see our Blue Jays and Phillies fans return every year for spring training! Glad you enjoyed your stay and the great breakfasts at Marker 8. Thanks for letting others know about our complimentary bikes and close proximity to restaurants and beaches.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We spent one night there and liked it enough to stay another night. The suite was very comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. We would like to return to Dunedin. It is a nice town and the beaches are lovely.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank James R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a clean, remodeled condo/hotel. It is located on St. Joseph sound with beautiful views to Caladesi Island (directly west) and Clearwater Beach (south west). There are a couple of docks to moor at if you have a boat, but I don't think you can launch from here.
The rooms we stayed in were right above the Tiki Bar (we were worried about that at first, but it was not an issue as the bar is strictly closed at 10 p.m., and the clientele were very sedate.)
Our rooms were about 15' square, but included a kitchenette with granite countertops and an apartment sized refrigerator. Everything was freshly and tastefully redecorated. The bathroom was very small, but clean and modern. There is a laundry room on site with only 2 washer/dryers.
There are two pools and a hot tub with umbrella tables interspersed between them. The tiki bar area is a little dirty and worn looking. (They need to separate out the bar from the "service" area a little better). We had drinks for happy hour one night and they were very generous with the alcohol which might justify the high prices. It was very relaxing to sit at the tables and watch the sunset over Caladesi Island.
A few downers: the first night we were awakened in the middle of the night several times by a broken fire alarm. Everyone in the place jumped out of bed and ran to the balconies while the Dunedin Fire Department checked the alarm. This happened five (!) times in one night. I think that the age of the building is showing, but to the management's credit they got the alarm fixed the next day and the problem didn't reoccur. Also, they will provide towels for the pool area, but you have to "check" them out. When we left we returned the towels, but then a few days later a $30 charge showed up on our credit card. When I called, the manager said it was because we did not return the towels. He did promise to remove the charge when I told him I had returned the towels the day we left. (You might want to make sure you get a return receipt for the pool towels when you return them!) Also, don't expect to use the wireless network in your room. Despite trying several times and calling the front desk, neither my iPad nor my son's laptop could ever connect. They do mention that the building's structure prevents good wireless reception and they suggest you come to the Tiki Bar area or the office to connect.
Overall, you can tell that the management of this place is trying hard to make things clean and comfortable. There are a few amenities that might seem a little strange or amateurish, but the price is right and this place is comfortable and clean.
On our last day we had breakfast at the 4th floor restaurant and enjoyed the breezes and view. The food was pretty good as well, but nothing extraordinary. Still it was worth doing.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing St. Joseph sound for beautiful sunsets and views of the pools.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dsptravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
david d, General Manager at Beso Del Sol Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we apologize for the problem with the fire alarm and the pool towel charge. We determined that a fire alarm pull station had become corroded due to the waterfront environment. It has since been replaced- again sorry for the disturbance. We appreciate you bringing the pool towel charge to our attention and we apologize for the error. You'll be glad to know that the tiki bar is being relocated and newly built on a new deck between the north and south building. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dunedin
1.3 km away
Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn
1 km away
Holiday Inn Express Clearwater North/Dunedin
5.9 km away
Sandpearl Resort
Sandpearl Resort
#7 of 98 in Clearwater
2,511 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 km away
Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
#44 of 98 in Clearwater
230 reviews
5.3 km away
The Island Cay Hotel - Clearwater Beach
5.3 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Clearwater Beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Beso Del Sol Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Beso Del Sol Resort

Address: 1420 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-4217
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range: €70 - €187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beso Del Sol Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the premier all-suites waterfront resort in beautiful Dunedin, Florida. Overlooking St. Joseph's Sound and the Gulf of Mexico, our accommodations provide a relaxing old Florida-style change of pace.Visit downtown Dunedin for art galleries, wine tasting, shopping and dining. Spend a day on the links at St. Andrews or Dunedin Country Club. Soak in the sun on several of America's top-ranked beaches.Maybe you would prefer relaxing at our waterfront pool area or fishing from our pier. The possibilities are endless and all are here for your enjoyment.Resort amenities include an onsite restaurant and tiki bar serving casual fare daily, weather permitting. Join us as we toast the sunset every evening with free sunset shooters! We offer complimentary bike rentals. Boat dockage for overnight resort guests at a nominal fee. A heated spa, book and CD lending library, guest laundry,free fitness club membership,summer kids club activities and a 4,000 square foot banquet and event venue round out the guest amenities. We hope you come as our guests and leave as our friends with memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TravelUp and HotelQuickly so you can book your Beso Del Sol Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Beso Del Sol Hotel Dunedin
Beso Del Sol Dunedin

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing