$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 13, 2015 Check-out: Jan 16, 2015

Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

3 stars
5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
362 reviews
great hotel

the hotel is right on the beach with a great beach bar downstairs (bongos) close to the outdoor... See full review

  • Billy H.
  • Dec 20, 2014
FUN AND RELAXING!

FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING STAFF!!! COMFY ROOMS AND BEDS!BEAUTIFUL VIEW! See full review

  • Sad Suzie
  • Oct 3, 2014
Fun and sun near St. Pete Beach, with a revolving restaurant up top

The Grand Plaza Beach resort is the tallest and closest hotel to the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach. Leisure or corporate travelers will find a sanctuary of more than five acres of lush beachfront gardens. Just outside the rooms, guests can step onto the cool, white sand of a private beach for a relaxing West Coast Florida getaway. Enjoy meals by the pool or head inside to dine while checking out the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the window of the slowly revolving bistro.

Highlights
  • Parking, fitness center and Wi-Fi are all complimentary
  • Professionally designed and lit beach volleyball courts
  • Fantastic views from private balconies
  • Rooftop revolving bistro
Location

The resort's ideal location is close to the city of St. Petersburg for fishing, golf, museums, parks and a short day-trip to Tampa's shopping and attractions.

Rooms

All renovated beach resort guest rooms include a furnished private balcony with unparalleled views of the coastline and Gulf of Mexico or the tranquil and soothing Boca Ciega Bay to the east.

Additional room amenities include a refrigerator; microwave; in-room safe; unlimited complimentary wireless Internet access; DVD, MP3 and CD players; iron and ironing board.

One-bedroom beachfront resort suites are available with two private balconies that open to the Gulf of Mexico. Each resort suite has one king bed and one double bed. The parlor to the suite includes a pull-out sleeper sofa and a dining table with seating for four.

Features

With three dining areas located on the property, The Grand Plaza offers restaurant experiences ranging from ground floor pool-side dining and buffets to the top floor's Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro. Every seat offers a great and ever-changing view. Guests can opt for dining waterside for breakfast in The Palm Room & Restaurant or head to the sand to try Bongo's Beach Bar and Grille, which takes great pride in its live weekend entertainment and more than 200 fresh frozen tropical drinks.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (30 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (30 minutes)
  • Free ride (car or golf-cart) from St. Pete Beach to other nearby beaches, including Madeira Beach, for shopping and sightseeing
  • Beach trolley runs every 30 minutes from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach
  • Local taxi company across the street
Attractions
  • Tropicana Field
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Sunken Gardens
  • The Pier
Business

Grand Plaza Resort & Hotel on St Pete Beach provides facilities for conferences, corporate getaways, business meetings, trade shows, Florida beach weddings, reunions or parties. The staff specializes in "theme" parties and can set up casual barbecue beach parties and company picnics as well as black-tie affairs.

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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center Rooms

Direct Beachfront Guestroom with Private Furnished Balcony
All Direct Beachfront guestrooms include a private balcony with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and our sugar white soft sandy beach. Each guestroom has a king size bed with a Simmons Health Smart mattress and one double bed so you can one of the best night's sleep ever. Also provided is a sofa for casual relaxation, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, complimentary electronic safe, hairdryer, bathroom toiletries, AM/FM clock radio, ceiling fans, individual air conditioning system, 32 inch television with DVD, CD and MP3 players, free HBO & Disney channels, iron and ironing board, unlimited complimentary wireless internet access, and telephone with voice mail.
Bay & City View Guestroom with Private Furnished Balcony
All Bay & City View guestrooms include a private balcony with a side view of Boca Ciega Bay to the east or the city of St. Pete Beach. Each guestroom has a king size bed with a Simmons Health Smart mattress and one double bed so you can one of the best night's sleep ever. Also provided is a sofa for casual relaxation, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, complimentary electronic safe, hairdryer, bathroom toiletries, AM/FM clock radio, ceiling fans, individual air conditioning system, 32 inch television with DVD, CD and MP3 players, free HBO & Disney channels, iron and ironing board, unlimited complimentary wireless internet access, and telephone with voice mail.
Partial Coastal & Beach View Guestroom with Private Furnished Balcony
All Partial Ocean & Coastal View guestrooms include a private balcony with a side view of the Gulf of Mexico and our sugar white soft sandy beach. Each guestroom has a king size bed with a Simmons Health Smart mattress and one double bed so you can one of the best night's sleep ever. Also provided is a sofa for casual relaxation, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, complimentary electronic safe, hairdryer, bathroom toiletries, AM/FM clock radio, ceiling fans, individual air conditioning system, 32 inch television with DVD, CD and MP3 players, free HBO & Disney channels, iron and ironing board, unlimited complimentary wireless internet access, and telephone with voice mail.
SuperSaver
Each Super Saver guestroom has one king size bed, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, complimentary electronic safe, hairdryer, bathroom toiletries, AM/FM clock radio, individual air conditioning system, 32 inch television with DVD, CD and MP3 players, free HBO & Disney channels, iron and ironing board, unlimited complimentary wireless internet access, and telephone with voice mail.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Night club
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Tropicana Field: 7.3 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
If you are looking for a place to getaway or hold a meeting, tradeshow, wedding or party in a casual, serene and upscale atmosphere then our Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is just the answer you have been looking for. Whether the event is large, small, indoors, outdoors, casual or elegant we can accommodate your every need.

Dining

Bongo's Beach Bar & Grille
Directly on the white powdery beach of the Gulf of Mexico the newly designed Bongo's Beach Bar & Grille with its unhurried casual atmosphere is the place to be just for the fun of it. Here there are no pressures or deadlines to meet. Whether kicking back under the sun and grooving to some of the best local live entertainment while savoring over frozen tropical libations or having a bite to eat with your feet in the sand, this is a pleasure lovers dream come true. Open every day Rain or Shine.
The Palm Room and Restaurant
The Palm Room and Restaurant located poolside and overlooking the beach is open daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM serving a breakfast buffet that is sure to get your day off to the right start. Ala cart menu is also offered. Dining options are indoors in lush tropical decorative surroundings, or outdoors with a view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.
Spinners Revolving Rooftop Bistro & Lounge
Take the glass elevator ride to Spinners Revolving Rooftop Bistro & Lounge for an unsurpassed, constantly revolving 360 degree view of St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Spinners is the only revolving rooftop restaurant on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Not only are the food and service fabulous the constantly changing views are captivating. Throughout the years it continues to be the place where engagements happen, anniversaries and birthdays are celebrated and memories of a lifetime are made.
The menu consists of both local and continental cuisine that will surely awaken all of your pleasure senses is prepared by award winning chefs and served by impeccable wait staff. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (362)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 362
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mermaid Man
Business
Philadelphia
Jan 17, 2014

Very Good

The beach access is great. Spinners is a great place to end the night. Really, really, really wish you had ethernet access in your rooms. The wireless network goes in and out. I've never been in a hotel as good as that one that didn't have ethernet in the room, had to go into the lobby to have a secure connection to the internet for an extended period of time without a drop out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flauto
Business
Youngstown, Ohio
Sep 17, 2013

Great Long week-end

The staff was excellent. The only problem was Saturday evening there was a wedding & another party & the guest were taking advantage of the elevators. The staff finally corrected this problem. The location is great and the restaurant was exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

This hotel has a beach behind it but the cabanas are not part of the hotel & are expensive for a day. There is also a public beach about 2 miles south of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Satisfied Sarah
Business
New York, NY
Jul 1, 2013

Like a dream

I attended a conference at a neighboring hotel, and the Grand Plaza, when they found out that I had undergone a four hour flight delay, immediately upgraded my room to a PENTHOUSE! Beautiful, easy, comfortable, stunning...nothing better to say for this place. Stay here if you can (even if it does look like a space station from a 70s movie).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
drdi
Business
PA
Oct 4, 2011

Location, Location, Location-Weddings

there were 5 weddings at this resort in 3 days!-if you are not in a wedding - this is a bit ackward but the location on the beach is great. the first room they gave me was awful- no water pressure and the toilet over flowed - the night shift clerk was not helpful -but during the day- they were nice and they moved me

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mad Fish was best place that I ate

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
oldsmar fl
Jun 3, 2011

Over priced for what you get

I went alone for business and met with friends later in the evening and the following day to get some sun. There was no jacuzzi to relax in after work and long drive and the pool was not heated as it stated and there were unsupervised children everywhere jumping in the pool. I walked to the lovely beach only to find out that you must pay 20$ just to get a hotel chair to sit on per person... That's very bad service considering part of the reason you are there I to enjoy the beach at a hotel. The bathroom had alot of little bugs and room service food was inadequate. The hotel was outdated but had pretty elements. The gym equipment was out of order and the elevators were not working one evening... Seems like they could use some revamping. I would probably not choose this place again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Postcard inn had great crowd

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nebraska
Feb 14, 2010

Grand Plaza review

Our experience was fine at the hotel as far as place to stay. But, food was very expensive as well as drinks. Food was good, but average portion size. Was charged for internet usage because wireless would not work in our room. They didn't seem to really care either way if we had internet or not. I asked about business center and when I got final hotel bill we were charged $5 for internet, even though we never used it at all. Not real professional in my opinion. I stay at alot of hotels all over the U.S. and I would not come back here again. Too much per nite for what you get. Hotels north and south of this one are much nicer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Snappers grill was a great seafood restaurant north of hotel. Super good food!! **** stars.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveling Photog
Business
Tampa, FL
Aug 24, 2009

Not thrilled for price

The front desk was great, but even at our price of 100 I expected wayyyyy better. The remote was broke, wifi didnt work, strange set up in room, said two beds and balconybut did not clarify that one was a wall bed and the balcony looked at a wall, minimal anything, humid due to AC unit

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Riddle me this...
Business
Florida
Aug 5, 2009

Nice place to relax

This hotel is great for the price..and the bed is SUPER comfortable.Same location as some more luxurious accomodations, same beach, etc, but less expensive to stay in. No resort fees, but beach cabanas that are free elsewhere are 20 bucks here..but the parking is free, internet, etc..walls are a little thin, but they are pretty much everywhere. All in all definitely had a fantastic time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Greystone
Business
Morgantown, WV
Jul 15, 2009

Great location. Nice rooms.

The hotel is older but seems to have been renovated. The location on St. Pete beach is excellent. My ONLY complaint is that my room seemed to be next to a staff supply room so I heard noises well into the night. The best was super firm. The room was spacious and included a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot. I would stay here again, but would make sure I asked for a room well away from the supply room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Had the best fresh grouper sandwich ever at "Sea Critters" in Passe Grill (spelling?). About a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

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Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Raeford
Dec 29, 2008

Great Dining

The restaraunt in the top floor is fantastic! Fine dining environment without the dress code. The wait staff was amazing and treated my wife and I like royalty. The rooms were pretty good for the price. I would go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Becareful on the dining around the surrounding area... a good rule is to check which resteraunts have a wait... they are the better ones! There are pleanty of places where you can walk right in and get a seat but you may not be as pleased.

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