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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I felt like I was on my honeymoon again! hotel staff was very nice.

We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights, the hotel is amazing, service blew my mind. The stuff there are polite, happy, helpful. I love this place, from now on every time we go to Florida this is the spot to stay at.

We overall enjoyed our stay. All restaurants staff was helpful and friendly, however, hotel itself and rooms need renovation and remodeling.

This hotel is directly on the beach with great views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Highly recommend ! Nice stay , would definitely recommend !

Hotel a little dated, elevator wasn't working. Really who cares, I was on vacation. Nice restaurants, Bongos and Spinners were great. Clean beaches, centrally located

This hotel was nice. The rooms were kept up for the most part. The maid service was good but got rid of some of our stuff they shouldn't have. The bed was lumpy and the mattress felt pretty used and needed replacement. Overall it was a nice place and you can't beat the beach location. The Bongos restaurant was really good and their staff was wonderful and very good about giving suggestions and recommendations for local activities and food. We would stay here again.

We stayed for 4 nights, July 15-19. We found the hotel itself to be in good condition and actually quite aesthically pleasing from the outside. The pool was small, but not too overcrowded, but could use more chairs and places to sit. We dined at Spinners one night, which had a gorgeous view of the entire beach. The food was good, but nothing special. We also had drinks at Bongos, which offered live music and an outside bar and was never very crowded which was nice. Our room was great and had a beautiful view of the ocean. Room service only came twice during our stay, but we really didn't mind. The one not so great thing about this hotel is he elevators. I realize there's no real way to fix this, but having only one set of elevators was not ideal. Also, the elevator going up to Spinners and Level 11 has NO AC, and was very uncomfortable. Overall our stay was good and would come back to this hotel and recommend it to a friend.

I love everything about this hotel! Friendly, welcoming staff, beautiful beach, amazing food and nightly entertainment at the best bar on St. Pete Beach. This is my 5th trip and I will definitely be returning!

Hotel is ok, directly on the beach. Room was spacious, had in room coffee maker and fridge. Hallways and elevators have no air conditioning. Elevator to highest floors is like a sauna. Restaurant on top floor has revolving floor, which is cool and bar area on floor just below is very nice overlooks the city, ocean

I went to this resort for a writing retreat weekend and to unwind after a long semester of teaching undergrads. My co-author and I worked in one of the suits with gorgeous ocean views which really helped motivate both of us. We also took time out to walk the beach, get in the ocean, and enjoy the hotel restaurants. It was a great hotel and a great work-cation.

Great location. Each room has a private balcony. Hotel staff was great. No God lots of fun.

We loved the beach infront of the hotel. This was a family friendly environment. Nice small pool. Restaurants at this hotel were better then most of the places we are In the area. The view from the balconey, roof top dinners and 11th fl open lounge were awesome. The live music at bongos great especially with the drinks and beach vibe. The hotel rooms themselves were dated and painted. They could use some upgrades and modernization.

Well I haven't stayed there for about 6 years and have always wanted to return. The beach access and the rooms are one of a kind. I had the opportunity to go with my family and it was just as great as I remember. First off I really need to mention Tami who checked me in and was so pleasant and welcoming besides the fact that she was very busy. While we waited for our room we utilized the beach and listened to music from the Bongo bar. The weather was a bit chilly but very sunny for February. Once our room was ready we unloaded our stuff than went to dinner. After dinner we had enough time to head back to the beach for the sunset and met an awesome couple who were celebrating a birthday. We had to get up early the next morning to travel up state to attend a family funeral so we called it an day early. Unfortunately sleep was not easy to come by due to the hotel next door and the loud echo. If it hadn't been for this I would have given my stay 5 stars. I do of course realize the hotel has no control over this. We left early the next morning and where on out way. I may be back this weekend with Rachel for her birthday. :) I told her how awesome your facility is!

Wonderful location. Gorgeous beach. Facilities, food and staff excellent. Congeniality persists throughout personnel. Looking forward to coming back again.

I paid for ocean view. In that price range, towel hooks shouldn't be falling off, the bed should have a pillow top, a robe would be nice and perhaps one comfy side chair. It was old and needed a face lift. Staff was jammed constantly w weddings. The elevators (2) were sloooowwwww. It was not great. But the view is stunning. I won't be back.

Nice location at the beach but the hotel was very old, out dated and dirty. Loud music blared til very late at night.

My husband and I visited Grand Plaza beachfront 'resort' for our 1 year wedding anniversary this past week. I would have to honestly say we won't be returning. The lady at the check in counter was very nice and suggest good restaurant nearby. However we booked the partial sea view room. The room just looked dirty. The door nob to the balance was broken. Also our toilet was broken. For every flush we had to lift the top and connect the wires. GROSS! To avoid being in the room we spent majority of our time at Bongos! OMG was an amazing spot. If you do stay at this 'resort' make sure to get Mick the bartender to make drink. He saved the whole experience. Also the roof top bar is great however seems random considering the 2 star hotel it's located in. There is only one elevator to the floors and ceiling fans in the hall ways. You would think the amount of money you paid the AC would be available. It's safe to say we won't be returning to this 'resort'.

The location of this hotel on the beach is very nice. However our stay got off to a very rocky start. Our room was not ready at check in time and the staff was very vague about why it was not ready or when it would be ready. We went back to the desk several times to inquire if the room was ready. While at the desk we overheard a very angry guest asking to be moved because next door to him was a noisy bacherlorette party. The staff told him that they had no where else to put him because the hotel was full. Meanwhile we were told that we would receive a phone call telling us when the room was ready. At almost 8 PM we had not received a phone call. The manager of the bar checked on the room for us and it was ready. When we got to our room we were next door to the bachelorette party which had decorations all over the door and very noisy girls, screaming, banging doors and up very late. We wanted to be understanding but it was hard. The hotel staff pretended they did not know there was a party next door. On the 3rd night we called security. They came up, knocked on the door and left. The manager of the hotel gave us $50 in complementary money and allowed us to check out at 2 instead of 11. The room we got was beach front which was nice because we had only paid for a beach view room. However the noise we put up with spoiled our stay in our room. We felt the hotel took no action unless forced to. This makes me hesitant to stay there again.

In need of an update. Room had a smell but beds were comfortable. Bathroom had a minor renovation, but already showing signs of wear.

5250 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Nightclub

Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center is a short stroll from Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel, and other popular attractions like Palms of Pasadena Hospital are within a few miles (5 km). This 3-star hotel has 156 guestrooms and offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Eckerd College is also a short drive away.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 156 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel enjoy a private beach, a nightclub, and an outdoor pool. Limited parking is available. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room, Balcony, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Penthouse

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Balcony, Beachside

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, Balcony, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel

Everyone (22) Couples (234) Business (16) Family (72) Other (25) Friends (27)
5

so fresh, open,and comfortable....

Everyone

I felt like I was on my honeymoon again! hotel staff was very nice.

By , from atlanta ga on Nov 6, 2017

5

beyond amazing

Everyone

We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights, the hotel is amazing, service blew my mind. The stuff there are polite, happy, helpful. I love this place, from now on every time we go to Florida this is the spot to stay at.

By , from chicago,IL on Oct 4, 2017

4

great helpful staff, hotel needs major renovation

Everyone

We overall enjoyed our stay. All restaurants staff was helpful and friendly, however, hotel itself and rooms need renovation and remodeling.

By , from Orlando FL on Sep 22, 2017

4

weekend at the beach

Everyone

This hotel is directly on the beach with great views of the Gulf of Mexico.

By on Aug 30, 2017

5

beautiful hotel loved it!

Everyone

Highly recommend ! Nice stay , would definitely recommend !

By , from live oak fl on Aug 23, 2017

4

great ocean view

Everyone

Hotel a little dated, elevator wasn't working. Really who cares, I was on vacation. Nice restaurants, Bongos and Spinners were great. Clean beaches, centrally located

By , from Pittston Pa on Aug 23, 2017

3

decent hotel, close to the beach

Everyone

This hotel was nice. The rooms were kept up for the most part. The maid service was good but got rid of some of our stuff they shouldn't have. The bed was lumpy and the mattress felt pretty used and needed replacement. Overall it was a nice place and you can't beat the beach location. The Bongos restaurant was really good and their staff was wonderful and very good about giving suggestions and recommendations for local activities and food. We would stay here again.

By , from Colorado on Aug 6, 2017

4

nice hotel, great location

Everyone

We stayed for 4 nights, July 15-19. We found the hotel itself to be in good condition and actually quite aesthically pleasing from the outside. The pool was small, but not too overcrowded, but could use more chairs and places to sit. We dined at Spinners one night, which had a gorgeous view of the entire beach. The food was good, but nothing special. We also had drinks at Bongos, which offered live music and an outside bar and was never very crowded which was nice. Our room was great and had a beautiful view of the ocean. Room service only came twice during our stay, but we really didn't mind. The one not so great thing about this hotel is he elevators. I realize there's no real way to fix this, but having only one set of elevators was not ideal. Also, the elevator going up to Spinners and Level 11 has NO AC, and was very uncomfortable. Overall our stay was good and would come back to this hotel and recommend it to a friend.

By on Jul 20, 2017

5

paradise found!

Everyone

I love everything about this hotel! Friendly, welcoming staff, beautiful beach, amazing food and nightly entertainment at the best bar on St. Pete Beach. This is my 5th trip and I will definitely be returning!

By , from Ohio on Jul 19, 2017

3

hotel right on beach

Everyone

Hotel is ok, directly on the beach. Room was spacious, had in room coffee maker and fridge. Hallways and elevators have no air conditioning. Elevator to highest floors is like a sauna. Restaurant on top floor has revolving floor, which is cool and bar area on floor just below is very nice overlooks the city, ocean

By , from florida on Jul 10, 2017