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Bilmar Beach Resort

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Overview
The Bilmar Beach Resort is a family favourite on the Gulf Coast in Treasure Island, FL.
 
Location: On St. Pete Beach, 29 km from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • dreamsdocometrue10 : Naples, Florida
Great place with good staff

We were looking for a place that would be fun for my husband, myself and 3 grandchildren. I found the place. It was very relaxing and fun, many things for the grandchildren to do. Our grandchildren's ages are 10,13, and 15. Attitudes of staff was excellent, everyone always said hello and it felt genuine. Grounds and rooms very clean. I would highly recommend this hotel for any ages.

  • Troy G :
Good and Very bad

The Resort was overall nice great views of the golf. The room was nice until we has an unexpected guest. That being the biggest cockroach I've ever seen crawling across the wall above me and wife's head's. We stayed from Thursday to Sunday for a friend's wedding which was beautiful. 2 stars is all I can give do to the uninvited guest! See pic!

  • David B : Orlando, Florida
Old, but updated nicely

First off when you book a room specifically ask for a room with a balcony or a walkout (ground floor). If not you will get a water view with a window...yes just a window. And you have to stand up to see the water. Room is large and comfortable, we also had a microwave,fridge, and coffee maker. Elevators are very small, and one at each end of the building. They have two pools, one in center court by the lobby and cafe. Visit the cafe ......very good. And another at far end of complex, it's not as crowded. They also have a waitress who comes around to take drink and food orders. Book on TripAdvisor....much more reasonable rates.

  • 14commoncourtesy : Tampa, Florida
I just don't get it...

We paid over $300 to stay for a night and when we arrived the front desk said you can use these elevators and park across the street. No offer to help us to our room and it went downhill from there. I don't feel like you can call yourself a resort because you have two pools and a restaurant on site, almost every other hotel on the beach does too. To be a resort I think you have to have a higher level of care for customer experience. The hotel is dated and while fairly well maintained, you can only make sure the lipstick is on the pig so well. The beds were ok, the A/C unit was loud enough it woke my wife up every time it turned on and she's not a light sleeper. This place is worth $200 a night at best, the value just isn't here. Tons of potential, whoever owns the place has to be rolling in money because they aren't reinvesting it and the room we stayed in would gross 9k a month?

  • Ivar M : Knoxville, Tennessee
Pluses and Minuses

I stayed at this resort last month on May 20th for a 5 night stay. I was traveling with friends to the Tampa area for a vacation. My friends, a married couple stayed in a separate room and I stayed in a room by myself. This resort is an older resort, I believe it was built in the 60s but had been remodeled since then of course. Overall the staff was friendly. This appears to be standard with hotels in the Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach area. The main parking lot of the resort was really too small for all of the guests and we had to park at the secondary lot across the street a couple of times. The resort also charges a $20 per day resort fee. For this you get a beach chair (just a sand chair, not a lounge chair with umbrella), free bicycle rental, and free use of paddle boards and kayaks, and some drinks at the cafe. When I made the reservations for a room back in February, I was wanting a room with a single king bed but only double bed rooms were available for the days I wanted the room. My room was a studio with two queen beds, kitchenette with a beach front view. Upon arrival to the resort around 2pm on May 20th, my room was not yet ready, no biggie as the resort offered pre-check in and check in did not officially start until 4pm. The room itself was ok, and reasonably clean. The decor was a bit dated. This type of room would be fine for a weekend getaway, not really for a long 5 night or longer stay as there really wasn't any living space in the room (i.e. there was not a couch with coffee table you could use to watch TV, read, etc.; there was not a separate table or desk for a laptop, etc.). Other than the beds, there was only a small round table with a couple of chairs available. If you wanted to watch TV, you would have to either sit/lie on the bed or move one of the chairs. The bed was reasonably comfortable and you had a night stand with alarm clock. The kitchenette had a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, and cooktop. There were kitchen cabinets that had dishware in them but you would have to wash the dishes by hand as there wasn’t a dishwasher available. The bathroom was very small, you could not stand in the bathroom with the door open as you would be in the way. I'm not sure how the other rooms compare to this one as far as size, comfort, etc. The resort looked like it had 3 buildings together, my room was in the tallest building and my room was a beach front room. The first main building of this resort had a courtyard around a pool. This brings me to another problem with my room. The building I was in had at least 8 floors I believe but my room was on the 2nd floor overlooking one of the pools. Yes I had a beach front view, but little privacy as my room was so close to the pool. When I checked into the room late Saturday afternoon, you could clearly hear the noise of kids playing around and in the pool. Noise was a big issue I had with this room and hotel. Whenever someone walked or moved a chair in the room above mine, you could clearly hear it. Also whenever someone flushed a toilet, you could hear it. My experience with room service was also sketchy at best at this resort. On the first morning of my stay, Sunday; around 8:30am, room service knocks on my door waking me up, I told them politely to come back later. They come back around 10am when I was in the shower! The same thing happened 2 other mornings of my stay. On the fourth morning they didn’t clean my room at all. I went to the beach with my friends and returned to the room around 4pm. There was a note on the bed from housekeeping saying they apologized that they could not completely clean my room as they weren’t allowed to move any of my belongings. What belongings? I didn’t have any in their way and they did not clean the room at all. I also used the onsite laundry room once and the fitness center daily. No problems in the laundry room. I have a ritual routine where I work out daily even when on vacation. The fitness equipment they had in the fitness center was modern or at least it showed little signs of use; they had a couple bikes, tread mills, elliptical machines, and free weights. The machines however did have old iPod connectors on them for video and audio which were no longer up to date. Also each of the elliptical machines and tread mills had a TV attached to them but I could not get any channels in. The same thing for the wall mounted TVs in the fitness center. Also the room was way too hot. The thermostat said it was 80 degrees! I reported these problems to the front desk 3 times but they were never resolved. All of us work hard for our money and when we spend over a grand on accommodations at a hotel we want everything to be perfect and problems to be taken care of when reported.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 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
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Bars
  • Water sports rentals nearby (fee)
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Wireless Internet
  • Nightly entertainment
Gulf Front Studio includes:
  • 2 queen-size beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat screen TV
  • Radio/alarm clock
  • Coffee-maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Iron
  • Gulf view
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Deluxe Gulf Front Studio: Same as above but with Private balcony and a kitchenette which includes a 2 burner stove and toaster. 
Kids Deal - Kids and teens 2-17 stay free when sharing a room with an adult.
Car Bonus - A car rental is included with Transat/Nolitours for the length of stay and is based on your type of accommodation: Hotel room - 4-Door Midsize, 2 Bedroom Condo/Home or larger - Mini-Van, when 4 or more adults share. The rental includes Unlimited mileage, Air-conditioning, Automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo, State map, 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Applicable local taxes and surcharges are not included. Please inquire for full details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Bilmar Beach Resort
    Saint Petersburg,United States

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Bilmar Beach Resort
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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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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