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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel and Conference Center

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Why We Love It

  • Three on-site dining options include a revolving restaurant and a beach bar popular with locals
  • Located directly on the sandy, sun-soaked shores of Saint Pete's Beach
  • Guest rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and private balconies
  • This hotel is the tallest on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the closest to the beach

"2014 Certificate of Excellence" -- TripAdvisor
Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
"Proximity to beach "
Jul 27, 2017
St. Augustine, FL, USA

Map & Directions

This hotel is 30 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $45 one-way.

Rooms & Rates

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The TripAdvisor page for the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is littered with return guests, travelers who love the spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and direct beach access, closer to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico than any other hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Guests can dine in a revolving rooftop restaurant, the only one in the city, showcasing breathtaking, ever-changing views of Saint Pete's, or grab tropical libations and light snacks at the popular beach bar, where locals and tourists mingle regularly. 

Guest rooms have breezy private patios or balconies with views of either the ocean, the bay or the city. Rooms also come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, perfect for planning day trips or checking reviews for local restaurants and entertainment. The on-site pool overlooking the Gulf is great for cooling off after long days exploring, or grab free loungers and towels and head right for the beach.

From the press:
  • "The sunset panorama westward over the Gulf of Mexico is hard to beat any time of the year" -- Gayot.com



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check
in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra beds available on request. Charges may apply.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Grand Plaza Beach Hotel and Resort, Conference Centers (St.Pete Beach, FL) over the past 15 months.
3.2 Ambiance
4.2 Location
2.8 Rooms
3.5 Quality of Service
2.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Spectacular view. Has rooftop restaurant with beautiful view.
Other Comments
The room was over outside bar with a band till 11 pm. Furniture was poorly designed. No light bulbs room keys always had to be rekeyed after one use. Bathroom had lowest toilet ever. Hard for older guests. Only 2 elevators for such a large hotel. Long waits for elevator.
David Jul 30, 2017 LAKELAND, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to beach
Other Comments
Resort fee too high
Teresa Jul 27, 2017 St. Augustine, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach and pool
Other Comments
Awesome Hotel
Jana Jun 09, 2017 Fairfax, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and amenities
Ronnie Jun 02, 2017 Athens, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hot tub
Other Comments
Size of the room
Neil Dec 26, 2016 Dublin, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Older hotel with some maintenance issues. Water came in from the windows and under the door during heavy rains, which the hotel staff seemed to feel was acceptable.
Other Comments
I paid for a beachfront room, which flooded due to heavy rains. I was moved to a non oceanfront room and requested to be advised once my oceanfront room was made available after the cleanup. Instead the hotel rented out the room for the remainder of my stay and would not reimburse me for the difference in cost, stating that because I had booked online they had no way to refund me.
Brian Sep 09, 2016 Woodbridge, VA, USA

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