Ratings based on 367 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orlando

Beach front without the frills

Posted Jun 20, 2015
Pros: On beachfront, apartment style room, clean but small pool (3-8ft), 3 types of kitchen options, affordable, within walking distance of restaurants
Cons: Limited parking, only 4 place settings in kitchen, needs extra shelving in kitchen
Location: For the family, the Tampa Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, Ft. DeSoto Park, beach activities such as parasailing, jet skis, fishing (deep sea, coastal)
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.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Akron, Ohio

Close to beach

Posted Jun 18, 2015
The back of the bathroom door had not been cleaned properly and I won't describe what I had to personally clean of it myself before letting my children use it. The carpets were so dirty they turned our feet black walking on them so we had to wear shoes. I could go on but I guess you get what you pay for booking last minute.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from H

A step back into time

Posted Jun 18, 2015
The sheets could have used some fabric softner and the bed could have been a little more comfortable, but over all a pretty neat place to stay for the money!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beds

Posted Jun 13, 2015
The beds in this hotel were awful! Extremely firm and beds are small. Hotel needs interior ipdating. Service at front desk was excellent
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Iowa

Security concerns

Posted Jun 13, 2015
Need security at night to get the drunk rednecks under control and off to bed at 10 so they don't keep the rest of us up all night.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from florida

Overall fair

Posted Jun 12, 2015
Close to beach. Too much noise, very old facility with no screens or locks on the windows. Tiny room. Bathroom not updated, pink tile on walls. Very small parking lot, some folks had to park across the street. Pool had way too much bleach, could smell it on our skin. Way too overpriced fir the immenities.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Relaxing Vacation!

Posted Jun 7, 2015
Excellent time staying here! We stayed Mon-Fri so it was very quiet and peaceful! Weekends get full and crazy we saw as we were leaving Sat morning. Therefore it depends if you want quiet or packed out! Either way a great place to visit!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hotel is on beach but it is quite a walk to get to

Posted Jun 3, 2015
Pros: Location, staff, beach
Cons: Needs to be updated
Location: Johns pass, restaurants, bars are very close
Very Nice Staff and very convenient location. Johns pass is about a mile from the hotel so to me I did not consider that walking distance. Very family orient place to stay. Need to have rules on how loud the music can play by the pool side. We had people playing there rap music so loud with little kids in the pool and I found that not very appropriate.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Missouri

Posted May 31, 2015
Good laid back affordable place to stay right on the beach. Close to everything. Not the Four Seasons but you probably knew that already. Just fine for the price. Very helpful & friendly staff.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from OH

Affordable hotel walking distance from the beach

Posted May 24, 2015
It was comfortable enough for 6 people. Amenities and the hotel itself feel it has not been updated since it was built. The pool was dirty and a bit small, but not a very big deal when you are walking distance from the beach! You are also only a mile out from John's Pass and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping even across the street from the hotel. I'd stay here again purely for the location and excellent price value. It was a pleasant experience. The biggest issue was with the pool.