Way Over Priced For What You Get


Member Rating 3 out of 5 by a traveler from Travelocity.com on January 3, 2008

Let me start by saying that we were skeptical about staying here but took a chance. We needed a place that two families could stay next to each other and wanted to be right on the beach. Let's start there. The beach may be right by the hotel but it's at least 300-400 yards to the water. One does not run back to the room for something once they are on the beach. The hotel is obviously from the 1960's and has gotten new carpet, curtains, paint and bedding. The bathroom has new tile but the outdated plumbing fixtures remain. There is NO vanity space and no exhaust fan. The window air conditioning unit is on the opposite end of the unit so the bathroom is hot all the time. The photos on their web site and their brochure are obviously digitally enhanced. There is a concrete wall that seperates the first floor patios from the beach (a pain because you have to climb over) and the water isn't as close as it appears. We struggled to get the complimentary towels for our family for the pool/beach. We were given two a day for a family of four. Same problems with the towels in the bathrooms, always a few too few. The Tiki Bar was nice but way overpriced and closed way to early (7 most evenings). There was live music in the afternoon but quit about 7 p.m. There were many families around the pool each evening and having the music and bar available would have been a great asset. The straw that broke the camels back was the ants in the kitchen and bathroom and on the final day, a cockroach. At $100/day this place would be tolerable. However, at over $150/night it's way over priced.
Thunderbird Beach Resort
10700 Gulf Boulevard.
Treasure Island, Florida, 33706
727-367-1961

http://www.igougo.com/tvly-review-r100694114-Way_Over_Priced_For_What_You_Get.html

©Travelocity.com LP 2000-2009