Alden Suites A Beachfront Resort
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Our room was dog friendly, very relaxing atmosphere with my wife. The beds were very comfortable as always and the suite was like being in an apartment. Great hot tub and pool, great beach, great beach bar and the beach bar does serve non alcoholic beverages
This was our first time at this hotel- we decided to stay based on a 1 BR / LR design with a small kitchen. Beds were super comfy, pillows too squishy. Stayed in non- water view, but could still a little sliver of water. Beware that there is a dive bar across the street that plays lousy music LOUDLY until 12 midnight, and you can hear if you stay in this building. Another negative was the insistence on checking out at 11- many places will let you extend by 30 min or so, but not this place. You can't clean every room at the same time, and we inquired at 7a...
A couple of months ago, we decided to meet friends at St. Petes Beach. We thought we were going to have to bring the dogs, so I found the Alden as a pet friendly hotel. We were given a "pool front suite" with a requested king bed. When I learned that the area and beach is NOT pet friendly, we decided to leave the dogs at home. I called to try and upgrade and was told that all king rooms were booked, so we stayed in the assigned room. When we got into the room, I was a bit shocked. It appeared to have never been renovated beyond paint. The room was dark and the closer one got to the bathroom, the old urine odor was overwhelming. To make it worse, there was a scent added to the window air conditioner that smelled like incense combined with urine. The sheets are polyester blend and scratchy. The mattress is lumpy and smashed on either side where one would get into bed. The tub has no porcelain finish left on it's exterior. My husband's feet were black from walking barefoot on the tile floor. There was a nasty little window in the bath that helped the odor minimally. It smelled so bad that it was hard to sleep. We were so happy that it was just for one night.On the positive side, the staff is very nice. They told me that they were sorry that it smelled and would be renovated NEXT YEAR! Also, great bartender at the beach bar.....really.
The bathroom was tiny, dirty, and the door didn't close. The bath tub was moldy and dingy. The tile floors were gritty and the painted walls were marked up and scuffed everywhere. The bed was comfortable which was one of its only saving points. The "guest restrooms" were just grungy and we preferred just to walk all the way back to our room which is saying something because it was in poor shape. The minifridge worked but was covered in rust. The two men at the front desk in the morning were helpful and friendly while the night time guy was for lack of a better word creepy and too intrusive. Finally, they do have a small bar on the beach with two fire pits which is great, but DO NOT OPEN A TAB. Pay per drink because one of the bartenders charged us for a drink that had been paid for by someone else (the person who paid had already left the bar so we had no recourse but to pay) as well as attempted to charge us for a drink that my friend paid in cash for. He took the second drink off, but we had to argue with him which was incredibly frustrating.
This was my first time at Alden Suites and I was not disappointed. I was in the "Bermuda" section which hasn't been updated but was still nice. It was spacious and well maintained. The staff was very accommodating and allowed me a late check-out which was very helpful due to a later departure. If I really had to find something to complain about it would be the position of their pools which only allow about half sun at any given time. During November this was not an issue as it was not crowded so you could move along with the sun during the day, but I could imagine that during busier times that may be an issue. I will definitely be back and look forward to further renovations.
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- All hotel taxes and service charges
- 143 suites
- Beach bar
- 2 pools
- Tennis courts on-site
- Games room
- Free Parking
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre operated independently
- Basketball court
- Cookout deck with gas grills
- Located close to restaurants
- Courtyard view
- Balcony or terrace
- 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofabed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchen facilities including range with oven, microwave, toaster, cookware, dishes, and utensils
- 410 sq ft of living space, and 55 sq ft of patio area, living/dining area, large closet, dinette table and chairs, free HBO, daily newspaper
- Maximum occupancy of 4
For the Kids - Playground and Games room.
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Alden Suites A Beachfront ResortSaint Petersburg,United States
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5900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3710
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