just across street from beach, from upper patio can view sunsets. back of hotel is on canal & can view sunrise, hotel staff so friendly, pleasant & go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Close to restaurants. If you stay there you have to go for early dinner @ Middle Grounds but it doesn't open til 4:30 but that's the best time to go so you get better deal money wise, also down street next to Walgreens is a small "pub" that has live entertainment outside on patio that is worth listening to. If you want good drink specials GO TO SLOPPY JOES, they have drinks to share starting @ $15. Don't do Pirate Cruise unless you have small children, isn't worth the money, but you have to go to John's Pass & check out shops.
We have stayed at Crystal Palms a few times. It's a great, modern hotel right across from the beach. The higher floors have beach views. The condos are very roomy and have everything you need. Don't be put off by the unfriendly front desk staff, it's a great hotel if you can get it for the right price. The front desk staff would never even look up and say hello THE ENTIRE VISIT. It was comical after the 3rd or 4th time passing through the lobby.
We were at the Bilmar last week with our two sons aged 16 and 21. We were so pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff, good accommodations, and excellent location. Many small restaurants and bars with live music were within walking distance, as well as a grocery store and souvenir shops. We never felt crowded at the hotels two pools! We will definitely be back.
The hotel is a 1950s style beach front efficiency motel--clean, modest, and dated. We enjoyed our courtyard 1-bedroom apartment with 3 girls under age 7 and two adults. The pool was crowded usually and in the middle of the poolside rooms. The hotel is ON the beach, but it is still a 5 minute walk to the shoreline. The waves were a bit rougher than I expected from a Gulf side beach. Restaurants were close but we brought food for the 5 of us and were able to eat all of our meals out of the kitchen (full frig, microwave, 4 place settings of mismatched stoneware, 2 pots w/lids, colander, baking sheet, toaster, can opener, 2 ice trays). The table only has 4 chairs, but we were able to use the footrest bench from the couch. Living room furniture is vinyl, a good option for wet, sandy beach bottoms. It's not an upscale hotel with lots of amenities, but it met our family's needs in price, comfort, and access to the beach.
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I was very dissappointed with our room view, the only available rooms at the time of booking was gulf view. The gulf view rooms on the north side of the property are better than the ones on the south side. Unfortunately we stayed on the south side, which faces the parking lot and the building next door. We had a partial gulf view from the balconies. Certainly not worth the price we paid.
The name of the hotel "beachfront suites" is a little misleading. I would highly recommend this hotel for comfort, proximity to beach and staff but only if a beachfront view room is available when booking.
With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Boca Ciega Bay to the east, this island strip has no shortage of scenic water views. Located 8 miles from downtown St. Petersburg, Treasure Island has a thriving town center and miles of pristine white-sand beaches. Follow the Gulf Coast Highway north to Madeira Beach’s John's Pass--an idyllic beach town with seafood shacks, shopping, and a boardwalk.