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"Arrived about an hour early but our room was ready. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We had 2 rooms and they were not near each other. My nephew ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 02 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

On the beach

Within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find St. Petersburg Municipal Beach and Dolphin Marine Rentals. John's Pass Village & Boardwalk and Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a beach bar. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A bar/lounge is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 106 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and satellite TV. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, Refrigerator & Microwave, Ground Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$126* Per night/room Oct 28 - Oct 29

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Poolside (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Beach View (Gulf Front)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette, Beach View (Gulf Front)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette, Ground Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, Courtyard View, Poolside (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Thunderbird Beach Resort ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Beach Resort

Everyone (24) Couples (8) Family (8)
5 out of 5
very clean, nice rooms, friendly, easy to get to beach, lots of places to eat

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019

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Aug 2, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, Thank you so much for your perfect 5 out of 5 rating on your stay with us. I am glad that you had such a great stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the cleanliness of your room, beach, and the walkable places to eat out. I hope that you stay with us again soon. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

2 out of 5
dirty pool, sticking door and shower faucet, slow drains, dirty walkways and glass doors, scratchy sheets. Nothing like years past. We will never go back.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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Jul 20, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, I am sorry that you experienced some difficulties with our property and your room. I hope that you informed the front desk about the problems with the room and the pool so that we had an opportunity to address them. We did not meet your expectations and succeed like we have previously. I am sorry that we have lost your business, but if you reconsider, you always have a place at the Thunderbird Beach Resort. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

4 out of 5
Very clean, great view. Allowed early check in. Only allow one parking permit per room. They do provide overflow parking options.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019

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Jul 8, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, Thank you so much for your review on your stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your room and the view from it. I am glad that we were able to get you checked in early. I just want to clarify that early check in is subject to availability and not guaranteed. Our standard check in time is after 4 and if you arrive earlier it does not necessarily mean that you will get checked in before 4, although we will try. I also wanted to clarify that we do not have officially designated overflow parking for guests that bring more than one vehicle. We will show you where there are a few parking options available, but those options are available at your own risk. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

3 out of 5
Property is conveniently located and sleeps 6 people. Rooms were clean but very small. Updates were obvious but purely cosmetic. Door frames were rusted away. Showers didn't function well. Zero sound deadening as we could hear people walking by talking like they were sitting in the room. The pull out bed needs replacing very badly. There was no cushion to it at all. The springs were extremely uncomfortable. We got very little sleep. We had looked forward to staying here but were disappointed

Posted by , from Indianapolis, In on Jun 23, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello Elizabeth, I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay at the Thunderbird Beach Resort. We are an older property and while we do our best to keep the rooms and amenities updated, we will not be able to compete with new properties. Some guests appreciate the preservation of a classic style of property and some do not. I have placed the beds on the room you stayed in, on our quality assurance list to check and replace. If you decide to give us another chance in the future, I hope that we can provide a better experience for you. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

2 out of 5
Property is great, especially main poolside. The room they gave me smelled like mildew & mold so badly, I coulnd't stay in it & they didn't offer another room.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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Jun 17, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello S, I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this stay. I am glad that you liked the property, pool area, and the atmosphere. I am sorry that your room did not make a good first impression with the smell. It was very rainy this weekend and we had a lot of storms so I am sure that contributed to the problem. Was the front desk notified of your dissatisfaction with the room. Sometimes we may not be able to offer the same exact room type if it is sold out, but I am sure that we could have come to a desirable result for you. I am sorry that we were not able to make you happy on this stay. I hope that you give us another chance to have a better stay on your next visit. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

2 out of 5
Had a hard time checking in. They checked me in when I was not there. The food we ordered they forgot us twice and it took over an hour and a half. The bathroom door was so warped it was peeling back from the actual door. The beds were very uncomfortable. And we had to wait 30 mins to park and we were only allowed one parking spot per room.

Posted by , from West Palm on Jun 14, 2019

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Jun 16, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello AdSmith, I am so sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay with us. I am not sure what happened at your check in that you were checked in when you were not present. This is not a typical occurrence. The restaurant is a separate business and not under our management, but I have forwarded your comments to their management. I am sorry that you had trouble parking, but we do not charge for parking like most hotels on the beach and it is not guaranteed which is why we do not charge. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

5 out of 5
Property has a pool larger than most and beautifully updated rooms.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019

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Jun 16, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, Thank you so much for your perfect 5 out of 5 rating on your stay with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed our oversized pool and recently updated rooms. I hope that you choose to the stay at the Thunderbird Beach Resort each time you visit Treasure Island, FL. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

5 out of 5
Bathroom was really small. Everyone was very nice and pleasant. The bartender Arty was extremely helpful and friendly.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, Thank you so much for your perfect 5 out of 5 rating and feedback! I understand that our bathrooms are not built to modern specifications, but that is part of the charm is staying at a classic location. Thank you for mentioning Artie from our Restaurant Feola's Italian Ristorante. I hope that you stay with us at the Thunderbird Beach Resort again soon. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

5 out of 5
Very clean, friendly/helpful staff, right on the beach (although there is a bit of beach walk, "3 football fields", to the waters edge), pool, hot tub, pool bar, restaurant. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Cranston, Rhode Island on Jun 3, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello DAWN, Thank you for your perfect 5 out of 5 review and feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed our staff, pool, hot tub, tiki bar, and restaurant. Treasure Island beach is very wide so it never gets crowded, but it can be a challenge if you have a lot of items to carry. I am glad that you are willing to stay with us again and we will welcome you back! Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

3 out of 5
Greatt location. Gulf frount but really far back on beach. Could hardly see the water. Tiny tiny bugs in bathroom. No place to hang hand towel.always bugs underneath. Also, towels had nasty stains.

Posted by on May 5, 2019

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May 7, 2019 by James Jeffrey

Hello, Thank you for your rating and detailed feedback. We understand that you may not prefer how wide Treasure Island beach is. It has been built up to withstand storms. I am really concerned about the report of the tiny bugs in your room. Was this reported to housekeeping? I will report this to our housekeeping supervisor. Sincerely, James Jeffrey, Guest Services Thunderbird Beach Resort

Property Features

Thunderbird Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1200 square feet (111 square meters). Thunderbird Beach Resort also features room service (during limited hours) and an elevator. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 1200 sq ft of conference space
  • 111 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1957
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (42.2 km / 26.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thunderbird Beach Resort offers 106 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Feolas Italian Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please note: Guests may be required to move rooms during their stay to accommodate length of stay requirements. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thunderbird Beach
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort Treasure Island
  • Thunderbird Beach Treasure Island
  • Thunderbird Resort
  • Thunderbird Beach Hotel Treasure Island
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort Treasure Island, Florida
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort Treasure Island
  • Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Treasure Island

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 11 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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