Postcard Inn on the Beach
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We all slept well again, including me which was a surprise as I was relegated to the floor. Mike felt he needed room on the double bed to spread out!!! We left him 'spreading out' fast asleep and went for an early morning swim and beach walk. Early birds = empty pool!! Checked out early as Becky was on a shopping mission with dollars burning a hole! Coffee at Publix then into the Coastland Shopping ...
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... had some trouble reading the creamer and acknowledged that his eyesight is really going. We parked on the side of the road with a big ditch, that I didn't notice, out the passenger side. I was just so excited to finally get coffee that I jump out of the cab but the ground is not where I expect it to be....and I keep falling Jp watches as I jump out and disappear and exclaims,"are you all right?!" I was fine. It was just ...
... t sure if it made me sad or hungry, although I don’t enjoy seafood. When we decided to leave the beach I realized visitors were allowed to stay until midnight. I always thought movies and television shows were breaking the law being at the beach at night but now I know I was wrong.
The night ended home at the fisherman’s shack with a Jack’s frozen pizza and another movie on the laptop. Tomorrow promised to be a much busier ...
... the Good Captains, told us this was a very good Crossing. We will take their word for it. In any event, it was an adventure and we survived. We are now snug as a bug in our little harbor in our lovely, seaworthy Calliope. We will stay put for a couple of weeks in the delightful and charming town of Dunedin. But, I am recalling that old mariner's prayer that says, "Dear God, please watch over me for the sea is so big and my boat is so small." Amen to that.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Postcard Inn on the Beach Saint Pete Beach
Great customer service; extra noisy room
very friendly desk clerk and gift shop staff; room was clean and well set up HOWEVER very noisy could hear everyone walking by, neighbours upstairs, behind and beside your room (and that was at normal levels there were no parties or groups carrying on).
Bring your can of RAID!! We checked in late with our kids apx. 11P, we got to our room turned on the lights when a very large ROACH skurried accross the back floor. I took my shoe off and killed it in one toss. I calmed my kids down - there must have just been one I told them, when not more than 20 minutes later there was another of equal size crawling ont he wall next to the beds. Immediately we went to the front desk - the man gave us keys to another room we turned on the lights and there were more roaches. The man at the front desk said they are called Palmetto bugs (they are larger than normal roaches) and since we were in Florida every place has them. In the morning we immediately checked out, got our money back, stayed at another hotel and proved him wrong.
I don't know what the rest of the review people are thinkning but our stay was great. Even though there was an ominous two day storm, there were plenty of indoor activities. The beds were not amazing like the memory foam ones but hey, those are expensive. We kinda liked the big and small windows and the way the rooms were set up. The food was great and service was good too! The people were all very nice and were very helpful. The cleaning service people made beautiful animals out of towels and set them on the beds. Food was close by during night as well. I suggest this to anyone with a medium budget even though they aren't worth more.
At Least its on the beach
Hotel was pretty empty, yet we were put in a room right next to other guests. Walls were paper thin as we could hear the neighbors conversations and TV. No climate control in the room, there was a thermostat but it didn't do a thing. Key worked one out of ten tries.
Needs updating, right on the beach or this review would be a zero.
i stayed at the travellodge st pete beach april 2002 i was not impressed at all. i actually couldnt wait to check out of that room.
there was a huge wet spot on the carpet that never dried the whole tim i was there.....scary. and the safe smelled like weed. i wouldnt stay there again. i did enjoy the beach bar.
Out of Date - Poor Customer Service
The customer service at this Lodge was very unsatisfactory. The bathroom was very outdated with outlets on the opposite side of the vanity. Irons were not available, ice machines were not working properly. The beds were not comfortable and the bedding did not feel clean. Rooms were not cleaned on a daily basis. Refrigerator in the room mad a terrible noise. Overall experience at this lodge was bad and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Good for partying
This 50's era place definitely needed a facelift in'00. Good unpretentious restaurant and lounge, and the help was okay. Nice big pool area and the Swigwam beach bar just outside the grounds. Swigwam has live music during the day a nd a beach bar next door has bands at night. Lots of fun.
VERY DISSATISFY WITH THE TRAVELODGE ST. PETE
Room was dirty! Bathroom had hairs all over! Bed was on the floor! Door handle broke! Football Team above us who practiced all night!Front Desk Employees who made it clear they DID NOT want to hear any complaints !!!We left after the 2nd night!
A Very Worn Out Motor Lodge
The staff was very friendly, professional and nice. However, this old motor lodge is completely worn out. Even for us experienced world travelers that have learned to adjust to a variety of lodgings, this place is a disappointment. It is no value even at the value rates they offer. The room ventilation is substandard, the baths are worn out, we experienced no hot water for a couple days while they fix the system, the bedding is transparent and pillows flat, window screens were missing, and we went through a ankle-deep flood due to a heavy Florida rainstorm.
You know those places that even after a good cleaning still look icky? This is one of them. It is time to tear down this Roosevelt-era motor lodge before it falls down on it's own.
Budget Accomadation on the Beach
We stayed in the Travelodge (once know as Colonial Gateway) during July 1997. The rooms although clean were small and dark and a little depressing. But hey if you`re on a budget things could be a lot worse. Excellent on-site restaurant and the Rum Runners beach bar is one of the most lively on the beach.