Sirata Beach Resort
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How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sirata Beach Resort Saint Pete Beach
We had 2 nights at the beginning and end of our 2 week vacation to Florida in July 2003. arrived at the Sirata at night when things always look worse anyway, but the motel style layout and outdated 1 bedroom suite led to that sinking feeling. We rang our travel agnts the next morning who told us to find somewhere else for the 3 nights remaining.
We packed up and moved to the Don Cesar where we had a lovely relaxing time. The Sirata beach would have been acceptable if we had been looking for a cheap motel at short notice. The whole place needs a good clean up. The only good thing about it was that it was directly on the beach
Stayed at the Sirata for 12 days - I think it was over priced with a lot of yelling during the day and night from guests. I always say police at the resort I'm not sure why. Overall okay - the pools should have a lifeguards - so many kids jumping and almost hurting themselves very badly. My kids loved it - I wasn't so impressed.
Six of my girlfriends and I were looking for a short Spa get-away within our budget so we chose the Tradewinds group of hotels. Based on info from their website, we chose the Sirata because of it's "tropical" atmosphere and young, care-free crowds. When they said young, we didn't think they meant toddlers. Our vacation started off on the wrong foot when the extremely rude front-desk clerk could barely be bothered offering up any info about the resort nevermind welcoming us. The rooms (at $209/night in July) were motel quality at best with extremely small bathrooms. Most days, our rooms weren't cleaned until after 4PM and even after the beds were made it looked as if someone had rolled around in them afterwards. There were at least 5-15 children in the "Adult Pool" at all times during our stay. We actually wound up at the pool at the Island Grand for most of our trip. The only restaurant on the premises was mediocre. It took 5-10 minutes to get seated in the empty restautant, another 15 minutes to get drinks and when the order came it was all wrong. The breakfast buffet offered up powdered eggs for $10/person. There was nothing to do at night as the bars in the hotel were closed by 9pm. We went to our very un-friendly front desk clerk to inquire about transportation into Tampa and he offered up no info about taxis or rental cars. His response was, "You can check next door at the Island Grand." I have traveled a lot for business and pleasure and this was one of the worst resorts I have ever stayed at. Some would say, "you get what you pay for" but, at over $200 a night we didn't even come close to getting what we paid for. We could have stayed at the Don Cesar for the same money. Well, live and learn.....
Sirata Beach Resort good value
We stayed at the TradeWinds Sirata beach resort from May 29th through June 3rd. The beach was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful and our suite was more than I expected. Some of the restaurants / bars closed earlier than we would have liked, but overall it was a great place to stay. If we travel to St Pete Beach again, I would consider staying here again.
My mini vacation at the Tradewinds Sirata Beach Resort was absolutely wonderful. The double occupancy suite was very accommodating and spacious. The ocean view was breath taking. The service was great. The staff was pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed the shared amenities of the sister Tradewind resorts. This is a great buy for your money.
What a bargain !!
April 16, 2003 - Spent here 1 night and wish we could have stayed 6 more. A great place for $89/night. We had room 3122. It was a King room with a patio door that put you about 5 steps from the beach. We had two pools 5 or so rooms down in either direction. We ate bfast at the hotel restaraunt and loved it as well. Very clean room with a great bed. We will definitely be returning. Also, lots of great places to eat within easy walking distance.
We thoroughly enjoyed our March week at Sirata. The staff at the resort was wonderful; when we checked in, it was very late, but we were warmly greeted and assisted with a thorough overview of what and where everything was. We were even upgraded to a suite - which was a big step from the the "two double beds" room that was included in our tour package. The rooms was terrific - well laid out, with everything that we needed. We had a balcony that looked out towards the Inter Coastal Waterway. We used the option, several times, of going to the partner hotels, the Sandpiper and Grand Island. Each place we went to had the same high quality - good service, wonderful people. The beach is great - and the weather was beautiful. I don't think it rained once. We felt comfortable doing our own thing, just relaxing on the beach or by one of the pools; we also felt completely safe. The staff on the beach for the cabanas were well informed, and the "additional" activities operators were very helpful and friendly. Again, we felt very safe.Our teenager (17) really enojyed the trip, and I think that says a lot about the quality of Tradewinds Sirata specifically, and St. Pete Beach in general.
My husband and I attended a conference at the Sirata Tradewinds Hotel, Nov. 22-24, 02. The first two days of our stay we were without hot water. After numerous complaints to the front desk and getting a response, "you are not the first one to call, we are aware of the problem and working on it." We later learn through the Sirata Tradewinds staff that the section of the hotel we had been placed in had been having trouble with their boiler system for over a week. Sirata Tradewinds placed my husband and I in a room ($109.00 a night) knowing we would not have HOT WATER! They finally moved us to another room where we would have hot water but GUESS WHAT, a cold front was moving across the area and we were without heat in our room for over 12 hours, needless to say, we now had hot water but WE are now FREEZING! Again, according to staff a circuit breaker had tripped and it took them over 12 hours to reset the breaker. Plus, the toilet had a leak and water was all over the bathroom floor. Should have I inform the hotel that I almost broke my neck when I went sliding through the water? The final insult came when we were checking out of the hotel. Because, we had been without hot water for two days the hotel gave us one nights free stay, but upon checking out of the hotel, the desk clerk tried to double bill us! WE WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS HOTEL EVER AGAIN. We went to enjoy a conference and the beach, but instead I came back home with the flu. Thanks Sirata for all your hospitality.
The best resort in St. Petersburg
We stayed at the Sirata September 13-21st, 2002.
Our room was very clean, the staff were exceptional, the grounds were awesome, and the quick 2 minute walk to the beach was so convenient. They have hammocks to nap in, and
so many extras, like a feeling of relaxation everywhere. We had Elvis perform in our lobby at night, and dancing waters in the fountains, We ate at Durangos twice, best steaks around, and you enter it without leaving the hotel. You get padded cabannas on the beach, and free use of trikes for the water. I would highly recommend this resort.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite in the Sirata in 2000. Facilities were excellent. Dinning in any of the Tradewind Hotels (3 hotels) and sharing facilities at each. Recommended for larger families