$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

4
5.01.0
Teya E.
Business
Muncie
May 29, 2015

Nice hotel

Great location! Loved the window and view (and it wasn't even the water view!) don't think there is a room with a bad view!

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

Business

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laurice M.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Wedding guest

Overall a good experience. Hotel is showing some age & could use some updates. Carpet in hallways stained, leaky in room coffee pot, leaking hvac unit on balcony. Good service at food & beverage areas. Very friendly & attentive staff. Close to good restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
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
Laurice M.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Wedding guest

Overall a good experience. Hotel is showing some age & could use some updates. Carpet in hallways stained, leaky in room coffee pot, leaking hvac unit on balcony. Good service at food & beverage areas. Very friendly & attentive staff. Close to good restaurants.

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

Business

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
super mom E
Business
ohio
Sep 8, 2014

beachside getaway

I had a wonderful experience. There restaurants in the hotel and a bar and grill. The only thing is the onsite food restaurants are expensive. There is no complimentary breakfast I mean for almost 200 a night there should be some time of complimentary breakfast instead of a 13.00 dollar breakfast. besides that its good.

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

Business

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iron girl 68
Business
Tampa
Jul 3, 2014

Awesome experience

The location is great and it has always been a beautiful hotel. Great view. Great beach access. Great pool - clean and nice.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mad fish was fantastic!! And great prices for the awesome food and service!!

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

Review of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sarah Tylar n Jeff
Business
Florida
May 12, 2014

fun with friends

This hotel was awesome! Right on the beach, best beach bar by far and amazing spinning restaraunt on top floor. Rooms were spacious and clean and the staff were super friendly. Would deffinately stay here again.

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
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
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

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