$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

3 stars
View map of 5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
410 reviews
Long weekend with lady friend!

The hotel was just what we were looking for great rooftop restaurant and right on beach. Beach Bar... See full review

  • Bill 17
  • May 15, 2015
Spring Break - Family

All in all we were very pleased with the Grand Plaza. The staff was excellent and they treated us... See full review

  • Jessica
  • Apr 8, 2015

The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center in St. Petersburg puts guests right on the sandy doorstep of St. Pete Beach, one of Florida’s most exquisite beaches.

The popular outdoor heated pool is a convenient oasis just adjacent to the beach, where guests can sip a tropical cocktail and look out over the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying the lazy shade of waving palm trees.

The hotel specializes in beachfront weddings and its highly trained staff will ensure the happy couple’s perfect day goes off without a hitch. Move the party inside for a black-tie affair featuring flavorful gourmet cuisine that caters to every taste.

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.

Property 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.

Highlights

When your stomach gets to growling, stay right at the hotel to dine. Bongos Beach Bar and Grille sits right on the beach and its menu features fresh, light fare that embraces the hotel's surroundings, including fish tacos, a crisp seasonal salad and plump crab cakes.

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro spins slowly, treating guests to a 360-degree panoramic view of the building's scenic surroundings while they enjoy delectable selections, including juicy steaks and some of the freshest seafood around.

The poolside Palm Room Restaurant serves up an extensive breakfast buffet featuring fresh eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, French toast, heaping piles of fresh fruit and pastries, and more.

Nearby 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.

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

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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 and one double bed, 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 and one double bed, 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 and one double bed, 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:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 410
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cleveland, OH
Mar 14, 2008

Decent stay for the price

The Grand plaza beach resort was a decent hotel for what we paid for it. We were expecting a spectacular view of the hotel at night because it looked like the whole outside of the hotel lit up at night, but only a few palm trees had green rope lights on it. The hallways were a bit small and dated. I envisioned a wide open area when you walked in, but everything was crammed together. As for the bahamma mamma's beach bar, well it wasnt really a beach bar, just an attatchment to the hotel that was on the edge of the sand. The first night we were there they had a wedding and that night the bridesmaid and her boyfriend got into a hilacious fight next to our adjoining room, and it took the hotel staff a long time to get it under control after numerous complaints. All in all its not worth the rate for a weeks stay. Plus there was hair and dust bunnies all threw our room when we got there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Just a bunch of resorts crammed together and little surf shops that are all the same chain. A liquor store was right across the street which was nice. NO good food places

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MollyMoo
Business
Florida, USA
Feb 19, 2012

It was short get away

I went to the hotel and was surprised when I got a penthouse room. You can tell the hotel is older because there are literally mirrors every where. Very 1980's. The room was beautiful looked out to the water. The shower was a hot tub with a "shower head" but it was more of a rinser..tricky to use. The beds were comfortable and I had a it screen tv and a DVD player. The restaurant outside on the beach was awesome. Their coconut chicken skewers were delicious. Unfortunately I had to leave a day earlier then expected due to a family emergency and they wouldn't refund my unused night. Don't think I'd be visiting the hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a plaza full of shops.

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Photos by Doug
Business
Montreal Canada
Mar 7, 2011

Great value

This is a decent place to stay, not ultra-luxurious, but clean, well situated on the beach, nice pool, and freindly professional staff. The sunsets on the gulf coast are stunningly beautiful. And Bongo's the Tiki bar on the beach gives free suset shooters every evening when the sun sets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Crabby Bill's restaurant right beside the hotel was fun, food was fresh service was fast and friendly and not expensive..

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Hampshire
Apr 30, 2010

Great value for location, and service

Great value for short getaway, room was clean, great view, a little small. Rusty shower rod, air conditioner very noisy! Appreciated private balcony, microwave, coffee, and refrigerator, pleasant staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Carinos...good Italian, Luna, fabulous food, Mad Fish, and Snappers, great food

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JRHS
Business
Illinois
Oct 1, 2014

Wedding Festivity

My son and I attended a wedding for his friend. The wedding ceremony was nice at the beach. The reception was held in the Presidential Ballroom at the penthouse overlooking the beach. This was a wonderful place to have a wedding ceremony. The hotel was built in the 70's. There were only two elevators and they were small. The amount of people using the elevators during peak hours were insufficient to handle the large amounts of people coming and going throughout the building. The room was small not allowing much movement space. There was insufficient drawer space to place clothing and belongings for two people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several restaurants were in walking and driving distance from the hotel. Crabby Bill's restaurant was a great place to eat. The food was good, substantial portions, at a reasonable price. The restaurant was very family friendly.

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
salkil
Business
North Fort Myers, Florida
Jan 7, 2014

Grand Plaza really is Grand

The hotel has wonderful amenities, especially sitting right on the beach, with three different restaurants, a pool, a gym, a fantastic penthouse complex and other features. Everything is so convenient. We will definitely return. We ate at all three restaurants and the food was great. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. We are very happy with Grand Plaza.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Be sure to eat at Spinners, the rooftop restaurant the rotates 360 degrees for a beautiful view of The Gulf and all of St. Petersburg. Also go to Bongo's at sunset over the Gulf and The Palm room for a great breakfast buffet.

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 14, 2007

Great spot on the beach!

Stayed here during a girls trip. Wonderful location on the beach. Very good cocktails at the beach bar.. Clean rooms, friendly staff.. Definately worth the money!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GIGI227
Business
FLORIDA
Apr 12, 2012

QUICK GETAWAY

ROOM WAS LOVELY, STAFF VERY NICE. I HAD A SHORT STAY. BEACHES ARE BEAUTIFUL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maurii
Business
Seattle & Wash DC
Feb 14, 2013

Great for beach lovers

The location of this hotel is perfect if you love the beach. Good views, and good amenities. Bongos Bar right on the beach was fun and had decent food. But don't stay on the side of the hotel overlooking Bongos if you can't stand a little noise from the live music at night. The view from the revolving restaurant on the top floor was terrific. The bed was comfortable; the staff was nice. All in all, a great value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lovinlifetothefullest
Business
Florida
Jun 7, 2014

Wonderful experience!

The hotel is located directly on St. Pete beach and the rooms have fantastic views. There are three restaurants, one on the beach that had very good food and live entertainment all night. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Only complaint is that rooms are small and very close together but they were clean and cozy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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