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... truly enjoyed ourselves there last year and felt totally at home! We can't wait to go to the "Crab Bag" and have a "crabby experience"!!! All I can say is, crabs, shrimp and oysters you better hide because we are coming...
For now, we are slowly driving up...with of course, a stop in Richmond, Virginia to see Alexandra!
This should be a very happy week!
... Everglades - fantastic scenery. Fall colors with palm trees contrast to bad it was raining so hard no pictures. Definitely have to go back. Then we went through an area with panthers. Unbelievable road signs to watch for panthers crossing for several miles. Again in the pouring rain. Never saw signage like that before. No kidding for ...
... I am a college sophomore, and just transferred to the University of Tampa. Talk about a beautiful campus! From the Minarets to the Hillsborough River, this campus truly is the definition of beauty.
Being that I am an only child, and my parents and I are extremely close, they decided to start over and experience life outside of New Jersey as well. We are currently renting in South Tampa until we can find a house, but in the three weeks I have been here, I can ...
Back home today. Didnt have wifi access while in England on the boat so couldnt post. Too busy and tired last 3 days in Scotland Wrote up experiences each day though and will post a few at a time shortly It was a great and different adventure Now on to planning for ...
IT was a great experience that i had in America . I went to Disney land there were lots of rides over there like Roller coaster,water rides etc.there I met Mickey mouse,we saw the night parade and every cartoon character had there own cart there was music and many other facilities over there i ate a very famous pineapple ice cream which was amazing
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Dolphin Beach Resort Saint Pete Beach
We spent four nights at this hotel in August 2003. The room is fairly spacious and it is right on the beach. However, the smell of the hotel was horrible. The place is very rundown and desperately needs a paint job. One of the nights that we stayed there, there was a thunderstorm.
Great family vacation hotel
the guest services where outstanding, couldnt ask for better service, rooms are clean and spacious. this is an older hotel that has been updated very nicely. security in the evening was a bit over-zealous, but better than none at all. i have stayed here every year over the past 5 years and have no regrets.
Spent my vacation there last yr..and just got back last month from staying there again. They have made some inprovements since we stayed last summer..more expensive..but very clean. We always get a room with a ocean veiw. and it is well worth the money if you go for the scenery.
Made reservations three months (90 days) in advance and reservations were not honored. requested and had e mail confirmation for four rooms beach front, not beach view, not gulf view but beach front connecting rooms. the rooms were on the second floor and only two of the four were connected. we had several young children and did not want to be above the ground floor. The rooms were dirty, the carpets were filthy, they turned the bottoms of our feet black, the toilet tank was only half filled and took three flushed to discard solid waste, the air contioning ducts were 80% clogged with dust, the ice machine did not work, the gate from the parking lot to the beach was locked. the desk personal were unusually rude aruguementative and unprofesional. We will not book there again and do not reccoment the place.
The only positive aspects of my family's stay, was that we were together and that we were at a nice beach. Beyond that, we discovered quickly that the web-site was grossly inaccurate, the reservations were incorrect, most of the staff was barbarously insolent, the rooms were not properly maintained, and the property as a whole stank and was in need of a health dept. visit. What they tell you is a kitchenette, is merely a small fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker. There is no stove, plates, forks, sink, etc. Even after planning 5 months in advance and communicating several times with an employee on the phone to coordinate the internet info. regarding what we were looking for and how to book it correctly, --They STILL got the reservations wrong! To add insult to injury, rather than handling it courteously and professionally, the staff was extremely rude and even confrontational. No effort was made to smooth over their error. In fact, they denied having even made any error whatsoever. We had 4 rooms booked for a family reunion. Needless to say, the indignant and insensitive behavior of the staff put a stressful overtone on what would have otherwise been a wonderful event. During our brief moments at the main desk, we encountered several other very distressed guests. The hotel restaurant attempted to charge another guest for plastic utensils! Yet another complained of the stench and roach problem. Overall the stay was miserable. We could have overlooked allot had there been a shred of professionalism or decency from the staff. However the booking mistake, the staff's disrespect and the overall maintenance issues are serious cause for concern when considering this "hotel" on St. Pete Beach.
Cant wait to visit again
family enjoyed this resort very much, staff extremly freindly,rooms clean, many water activities to choose from are situated right on the waterfront at this resort. i would stay again, pool and restaurant are good and reasonable in price. live music in weekends, but not too loud. i would recommend a room with a balcony because of its beautiful view of the ocean. beach was clean and inviting, grocery store within walking distance, many, many restaurants along this strip............
Internet reservations only in Feb. 03
When we called the price per night was different than the internet prices. So we had to reserve the room that way instead of over the phone. Fine, but when we got there they lost our reservation/price. So, why couldn't we just reserve the room with the original internet special over the phone it the first place? They were also less than friendly. The room was a little worn chipped paint and dust for example. Not much air circulation. Place seemed a little worn.
This hotel might be a good choice for Spring Breakers who are looking for little more than a place to keep their beer (sort of) cold and where they can pass out.
I found the Dolphin Beach Resort on the internet and it looked great in the pictures. Once I arrived it was clearly not what weexpected. Everything is quite worn out. The first room we were given was nasty, and had rusty appliances. The carpet was very worn and dirty looking. My wife refused to stay in the room even one night. We went back to the front desk and requested another room. This second room was even worse than the first one. It didn't appear to have been cleaned at all, and the last guest was a pig. The toilet had been used, but not flushed as well. Even though it was 10pm and I had already paid for the room, we left and went looking for a better place. We finally settled for the night in a Howard Johnson's a few blocks to the north. The next
Family Accomadation on the Beach
We have stayed at Dolphin Beach twice now over the past 5 years. Always found it a pleasant place to stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful.Excellent bar facilities although in my opinion the restaurant wasn`t quite up to scratch (a lot of things on the menu were not available). A great place to stay for families with 1/2 young children.