Bilmar Beach Resort
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Our family usually stays at the Bilmar on the way to the Tampa Airport. It’s location and proximity to one of our favorite restaurants (Foxy’s) was its appeal. Imagine our surprise to be presented with newly renovated rooms. The rooms were nicely appointed and you can’t beat the view of the Gulf from the cozy balcony.
The Bilmar sits right on the white sand and super wide beach, in Treasure Island. Our 3rd floor room/kitchenette had a great view from our balcony (not all rooms have balconies, but most have a good view of the Gulf). The room itself was lovely - looks like it had recently been renovated and came fully equipped with full fridge, micro, electric burners (No oven) and complete set of dishes/cutlery/pots/utensils. Again, not all rooms have these facilities, but we loved having the kitchenette. The bed was excellent and the location was great - tons of nearby restaurants and shopping. The "boardwalk" (a lovely paved path) runs for about a mile steps from our room - it was busy with walkers/joggers/cyclists/boarders/roller bladers and of course was fully accessible, so scooters, wheelchairs and strollers. There's live music right next door and also in the 2 restaurants on the property.We also happened to be here during the kite festival on the beach - quite enjoyable to watch. The staff was very pleasant and efficient. We had a great stay and hope to come back.
On 12/11/17 I booked a beachfront room with a balcony through an Allegiant Airlines package deal for January 6th through 10th, 2018. The package included airfare, a rental car and a beachfront room at the Bilmar. Accomodations for the flight and rental car were easy and uneventful, and the Bilmar was a short drive from the Tampa Airport. Upon arrival, my girlfriend and I checked in at the front desk and received our room assignment, We went to the room on the second floor and immediately noticed it did not have a balcony and the window facing the beach only opened about 8 inches. I called the front desk and inquired as to why it wasn't a balcony room. After a bit of back and forth, the man at the desk reassigned us to a 6th floor room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. At first he said the upgrade would be an additional $15.00 per night, but after convincing him that we originally booked a balcony room, he waived the fees and off we went. The room was comfortable, nice, and recently upgraded. Unfortunately, I have a few minor complaints that should be noted for future guests to avoid additional fees:1) The beachfront chase lounges at the water's edge and in front of the Bilmar are not owned by the Bilmar and will cost you a minimum of $15 for two hours of use.2) The main pool was closed for two days and when it opened it wasn't heated.3) After returning home I noticed an additional charge on my credit card for $90.40. I thought this was just a temporary hold, but after calling the resort I was informed that the charge was an amenity fee for use of the pool, lounge chairs, Wi-Fi etc. This fee was never mentioned when I booked the package deal, nor was it mentioned when we checked in. Yes, I had to provide my credit card at check in case we used any incidentals - but no mention of a "resort fee."In summary, watch out for sneaky hidden fees. Although it's only 90 bucks, I am pissed that I supposedly paid for beach chairs, pool usage etc that we didn't even use.... We won't be returning.John
This hotel surprised me. I wasn't expecting much but the rooms are up to date and very clean. We had a connecting balcony room overlooking the ocean with a kitchen area. I would have liked a king sized bed but the queen was fine. My kids loved that this was right on the beach. They had a great time playing in the sand and water. They also have an area for corn hole and a fire pit. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit drinking hot cocoa. They also have pool toys for the pool that my kids (age 8 and 10) enjoyed. The pool was warm enough for them to swim. We also had breakfast at the restaurant downstairs and it was good. I would definitely return.
The Bilmar Beach Resort has always been a great place to stay with an awesome beach front location, but now they just did a HUGE renovation project and the new rooms and new look is a great new look. My family and I always enjoy staying at the Bilmar Beach Resort on our staycations and its surrounded by great restaurants and just a short ways away from fish famous Johns Pass where there's tons of great attractions and things to do for the whole family!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Roundtrip flight in Economy Class
- Car rental
- Destination assistance by calling our toll-free number included in your package holiday travel documents
- Hotel accommodation as selected
- All hotel taxes and service charges
- 165 rooms
- Water sports rentals nearby (fee)
- Gift shop
- Wireless Internet
- Nightly entertainment
- 2 queen-size beds
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Flat screen TV
- Radio/alarm clock
- In-room safe (fee)
- Gulf view
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
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Resort Location Map
Bilmar Beach ResortSaint Petersburg,United States
- Hotel Contacts
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10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4819
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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