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“Better than a hotel room”
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Gulf Strand Resort
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2 reviews
“Better than a hotel room”
Reviewed 19 March 2011

This resort had everything that was stated on the internet. The condo was clean and well stocked in the kitchen with supplies. Fridge and stove were very clean. We had a unit near the beach which is called a premium unit, I think you pay a bit more for this. The only thing which we were disappointed about was that the pool was very small and had only 6 lounge chairs. When you walked around the pool there was no room to pass the guests who were sitting suntanning. We spent most of our days on the beach with beach chairs and an umbrella which we bought at Publix across the street. You really don't need a car if you stay at this resort as everything you need is across the street at the mall. Most of the balconies face north so you never have the sun, which could be a good thing if it is very hot in the summer months.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

Unit #403 - staying 17 days - Feb. 12 - March 2, 2011 - maintenance issues - very worn and cheap thin sheets, mattress pad in shreds, bed skirt falling apart, blankets have holes and are pilling, not enough hangers in closet (only 2 for slacks), vertical blinds falling apart and then were repaired with incorrect length/color piece (I used tape to repair them while waiting for maintenance to show up), shower floor mildewy (I bought cleaner), thermostat problem, ill-equipped kitchen (no big bowls, no chef knife), but other than that for over $3,500 what can you expect? I love the location and would stay here again (only not in this unit) if only these maintenance issues would be taken seriously and resolved. From reading other reviews, it does not look like management will do anything. My call to them was extremely dissatisfactory. One of the employees said he would call me back , but so far has not. There is serious competition from nearby newer condos. It is a shame that this place fares badly when compared with them.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Altos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2011

I arrived on a Sunday and retrieved keys from lock-box and visited the unit #204.
The unit was visually clean the bedding was at best sparse, the pull-out couch was a little worse for wear and when opened revealed two very crinkled sponge mattress toppers.
The pillows were somewhat stained and unsavoury-looking, there were pillow-cases.
The web photos sent to me showed a limited Ocean view, in fact the view was a parking lot.
There was no sun on that side of the building and hence the unit was very dark. It would have been depressing to sit on the balcony..
The advertised Barbeque grille was stuck under a concrete canopy in a corner definitely not a Beach barbeque.
The pool was extremely small much smaller than it seemed on-line.
We found the unit totally unacceptable and informed the agent that we would not stay there. She said there would be no refund of the total price we had paid, which was far less than the $1700 it normally rented for but would inform "The Manager" who would contact me.
We went and found a wonderful apartment down the street at Don Cesar Beach house with daily maid service and full use of the Don Cesar Hotel facilities for roughly the same money . Needless to say "The Manager' of TRS never contacted me and no offer of any amelioration was forthcoming. The lack of contact I found totally unethical and would encourage no one to do business with them.
We did notice during the week the Fire Brigade visiting this establishment

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

We stayed in unit 501. Everything was perfect except the sliding door to the front balcony was hard to slide. (common problem on the beach) My wife and I had our own bathrooms. We paid less than a cramped single room beachfront hotel in the same area.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2010

Condo was beautifully furnished - could have been a model suite. Internet worked well, as did AC (important in August!). Appreciated washer/dryer as there is no tool service, being a condo. Extra space was great. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gulf Strand Resort
Address: 4510 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2455
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Speciality Lodging in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — Gulf Strand Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful one bedroom vacation condos with 2 bathrooms located directly on the white sands of St. Pete Beach. Most units offer picturesque view of the Gulf of Mexico, and come equipped with full ktichens and dishes. Come enjoy a piece of our sunshine. ... more   less 
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