Sea Castle Suites
Travel Blogs from Treasure Island
... house in Seven Oaks. The week just simply flew by, between errands and visiting with friends. Just a delightful time all around under the beautiful Floridian sun!
Now, Paul and I are back on the road on our way to Ocean City, Maryland where we are scheduled to arrive on the 28th... We are very excited to yet again stay there for the next 3 months or so ...
... 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 is bright and sunny as the plane lands. Delores is waiting in the airport and thank God that I only have a roll aboard. Delores meets me at the airport, and we soon meet Suzi. It us amazing how little time affects these two lively and lovely ladies. We drive to St. Pete Beach and check into our amazingly cute condo! Delores did a great job finding a place right on the beach! We spend the day settling in and buying supplies, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Sea Castle Suites Treasure Island
We will stay there again
My mother and myself stayed theree in october and we never had any problems with the staff changing our beds or anything else. There was dish soap under the sink (if you knew where to look). The front desk people were very friendly and helpfull.Plus there were No Bugs!!!
Not the best accomodations on the beach. Feet were black after walking across the room. Parking is terrible, but what isn't this time of year. Great maid service. Pool got cramped when more than a few kids are in it and a couple of adults are in the loungers. You can pay more at the other hotels this owners has, Taihitan or Thunderbird. THEY ALL NEED UPDATED. Hope to find new place next yr.
My family and I stayed at the BWSC March 7th through the 11th and will never stay there again or at the sister hotel, the Thunderbird either. We waited an hour while our room was being cleaned because the housekeeper was running behind, fine. Then she tells us that she was mugged the previous Friday so her arm was in a sling, that is peachy. The first mistake was believing that the room would have full size appliances; the refridgerator was dorm room size, as well as the stove. The room was just small to begin with and the kitchen area was a big as the closet and they say that the utinsels are there but there are no pans that can be used in the oven. Our first night there, we were having toilet problmes with the flushing and them saying it was fixed when it never really was. Second, by the lounge chairs and shuffle board courts, there were adding concrete or plaster to the courts and the tile fooring during the days so they were unusuable and blocked off by chairs.
We just returned from spending our Spring Break at Treasure Island. The BWSC Suites has been purchased by the Thunderbird next door and will soon become part of that resort. Hopefully some of the concerns of the other posts e.g. parking, worn-out furnishings/rooms will be addressed during the remodelling.
We stayed at the Sea Castle in June 2004 for 4 days and it was okay. The parking (or lack thereof) was a pain but not as bad as no air conditioning in the bedroom. It was a hot few days and the staff told us there is one system for the whole place and it just could not handle it because everyone was leavig their door open. The area was great but would try another place. Had trouble sleeping because the bedroom was extremely stuffy and hot. Also could not use the pool because it was crowded with kids from early morning until late at night. Would be a great place to take the grandkids though if they fix the cooling problem.
We were able to reserve a gulf-front suite one week before arrival. That was amazing, considering almost everything was booked due to family getaways before school started. The rate for this excellent-quality room was good, even without the AAA discount! Room was clean and suited our needs. The only negatives were the A/C did not cool as efficiently in the bedroom (but it was tolerable); there is only one ice machine and it was out of ice almost the entire length of our stay; and, the parking was VERY limited, and Treasure Island is a tow-truck paradise! Also, a word of warning if you have mobility problems - although the hotel is right on the the gulf, it is still quite a quite a walk to get to the shoreline - lots of white sandy beach (it is firm ground, however) to walk! One last note: if you are looking for a quiet retreat, I would suggest you get a room as far away as possible from the pool area (the gulf-front suites are as far away as you can get and much quieter). Overall, a very nice place to stay, and we will more than likely stay there again.
There are only a few good things I can say about staying at the Best Western Sea Castle Suites. One is that you are right on the beach - great view for watching the sun set. Another is that there are restaurants, a grocery store, and some shopping all within walking distance. Free local calls. And finally, the front staff was very friendly.
This was my first visit to Treasure Island. The motel was chosen via the internet. One major problem pretty much influenced our decision not to return to the Best Western Sea Castle Suites ... the very, very small parking lot. On several occasions we had to park across the street and behind a gas station. I don't know if there is a solution to this problem, but it was extremely annoying.
My family and I have stayed at the Sea Castle several times, beginning in 1972. We visited last week, and there have been some improvements, but though it's been passed through at least three different owners, not much has changed.
Nice for the money
The property was nice for the money spent. The rooms were clean and the pool was nice. The only down falls were the parking and the walk to the ocean. The beach is right out back but it is such a wide beach that it is a hall to get to the water, much to far for a quick bathroom break if you have little children.