Thunderbird Beach Resort

10700 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706 US near Exit 20 on I-275 (~5.7mi)
3.0 Star Property Near John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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4.0/5

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  • Swimming pool
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
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02/06/2023 - 02/07/2023
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Verified Reviews of Thunderbird Beach Resort

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"The BEST Resort Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This resort hotel is one of the best we've ever been in. It was very clean, the rooms are airy and large. The staff was excellent and very helpful. In the lobby they have fresh coffee although you have a coffee pot in your room. The pool area was so clean and the water was sparkling clear.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Sep-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 07 to Fri Sep 09 2022 at a $98.99 average nightly rate.
"Very unhappy. Paid for four nights in advance and only stayed one night because I got sick."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Paid for four nights in advance. Only stayed one night because I got sick. Having trouble getting a refund. Very unhappy.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Aug-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Aug 15 to Fri Aug 19 2022 at a $209.99 average nightly rate.
"Nice, Well Maintained Vintage Room"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Nice vintage room. Everything worked.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Aug-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Aug 10 to Fri Aug 12 2022 at a $91.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Place to Stay!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The Thunderbird has been around for a long time. The staff are friendly and attentive. If you call the front desk for something, they get it to you quickly. Housekeeping makes the beds, changes towels, sweeps and mops and empties trash every day. There are two pools, live music every day at the big pool and great drinks at the Tiki Hut. And they are NOT watered down. If you want it less noisy, the ?quiet? pool is more family friendly. There are so many places to eat nearby. It was a great stay for my daughter in law, three grandkids and myself. I would definitely stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 16 to Sat Jul 23 2022 at a $221.56 average nightly rate.
"Excellent rooms, great location, free parking."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Overall good. Rooms excellent. Great location, free parking.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 22 to Sat Jul 23 2022 at a $213.99 average nightly rate.
"Very Impressed!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
As a native Floridian, I have always known about the Thunderbird. It has been a staple in our community for over 70 years. I recently decided to book a weekend trip with a friend for her 40th birthday. I was really impressed when we checked in and got to our room. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was modern, clean and spacious. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. We will definitely be back!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 04 to Mon Jun 06 2022 at a $265.49 average nightly rate.
"Comfortable Stay"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Comfortable room. Would stay again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 11 to Sat Mar 12 2022 at a $218.99 average nightly rate.
"Absolutely fantastic and will come again."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
10 stars staff all need raises all very friendly and Accommodating. Love you all Reid E.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 18 to Sun Sep 19 2021 at a $210.99 average nightly rate.
"Slow service but pleasant."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The rooms in general were clean and serviced well.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Jan-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 22 to Sun Jan 24 2021 at a $110.99 average nightly rate.
"Misleading Photos"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
This hotel was nothing like it looked online. There was absolutely no way I was going to let my wife stay in this roach motel. When we arrived and realized the ridiculously low quality of the room, we left. The hotel not only charged us for a nights stay (we weren't there 15 minutes), they charged the booking company for the entire stay. Companies like this should not be in business. Do not stay here.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Mar 05 to Mon Mar 10 2014 at a $199.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good club hotel. Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking. Beautiful beach.

Location

92/100
407 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach.

Beach

91/100
223 reviews

Clean beach.

Bar

81/100
149 reviews

Bar is awesome. Good bar service.

Service

80/100
431 reviews

Friendly bar staff, but poorly rated management. Service, housekeeping and reception are all fine. Recreation staff is nice. Hotel security can be an issue. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Vibe

62/100
244 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating. Pleasant entrance area. Hotel is relatively luxurious. Good resort hotel. Good for traveling with friends. Good choice for a city trip.

Pool

61/100
213 reviews

Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints.

Room

57/100
623 reviews

Clean rooms, although poorly maintained and small with below average beds. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Great balconies with great views, but there are complaints about the age of the rooms and the minibars. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

45/100
321 reviews

Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Wellness & sports facilities could use better cleaning.

Comfort

42/100
231 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Food

34/100
91 reviews

Food and menu are not highly reviewed. Average dining experience.

Breakfast

16/100
19 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

WiFi

15/100
9 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from families.

Great shopping. Nice balcony.

Location

92/100
145 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach.

Beach

89/100
77 reviews

Beautiful beach.

Bar

78/100
43 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

78/100
128 reviews

Welcoming service and reception and housekeeping are alright.

Pool

57/100
89 reviews

Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints.

Vibe

56/100
82 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel.

Value

51/100
25 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

46/100
196 reviews

Outdated, rooms with poor cleanliness and maintenance. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Great views from small rooms with subpar beds. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

32/100
113 reviews

Problems with cleanliness in rooms, bathrooms, and pool area. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Comfort

31/100
76 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Food

30/100
30 reviews

Overall dining experience is OK but the food is lacking.

Breakfast

16/100
5 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from couples.

Wonderful beach. Terrific location.

Beach

93/100
16 reviews

Beautiful beach.

Location

90/100
33 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

Bar

84/100
13 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

76/100
23 reviews

Service is friendly, but so-so housekeeping.

Pool

63/100
18 reviews

Ordinary pool.

Vibe

61/100
24 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating.

Room

57/100
60 reviews

Old, poorly maintained, but acceptably clean rooms. Small rooms, and unpleasant bathrooms and beds, but great views. Kitchenettes and A/C are inadequate.

Value

53/100
6 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Comfort

48/100
30 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

47/100
26 reviews

Room cleanliness is OK, but overall cleanliness is lacking. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Food

37/100
8 reviews

Food could be better.

Breakfast

16/100
5 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great location.

Room

49/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good club hotel. Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking. Beautiful beach.

Location

93/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Service

80/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

Vibe

52/100
5 reviews

Decent vibe.

Room

49/100
8 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good club hotel. Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking. Beautiful beach.

Beach

91/100
216 reviews

Clean beach.

Location

91/100
388 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach.

Bar

81/100
146 reviews

Bar is awesome. Good bar service.

Service

80/100
421 reviews

Friendly bar staff, but poorly rated management. Service, housekeeping and reception are all fine. Recreation staff is nice. Hotel security can be an issue. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Vibe

63/100
234 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating. Pleasant entrance area. Hotel is relatively luxurious.

Pool

60/100
204 reviews

Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints.

Room

58/100
603 reviews

Clean rooms, although poorly maintained and small with below average beds. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Great balconies with great views, but there are complaints about the age of the rooms and the minibars. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

46/100
312 reviews

Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Wellness & sports facilities could use better cleaning.

Comfort

42/100
224 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Food

35/100
90 reviews

Food and menu are not highly reviewed. Average dining experience.

WiFi

17/100
8 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Breakfast

16/100
19 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from families.

Nice balcony.

Location

91/100
133 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach.

Beach

89/100
72 reviews

Beautiful beach.

Bar

78/100
41 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

78/100
119 reviews

Fantastic service. Decent reception and housekeeping. Recreation staff is nice.

Vibe

57/100
76 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel.

Pool

55/100
81 reviews

Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints.

Value

52/100
23 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

47/100
182 reviews

Outdated, rooms with poor cleanliness and maintenance. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Great views from small rooms with subpar beds. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

35/100
105 reviews

Problems with cleanliness in rooms, bathrooms, and pool area. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Comfort

33/100
71 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Food

30/100
29 reviews

Overall dining experience is OK but the food is lacking.

Breakfast

16/100
5 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from couples.

Wonderful beach. Terrific location.

Beach

93/100
15 reviews

Beautiful beach.

Location

90/100
31 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

Bar

84/100
12 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

76/100
22 reviews

Service is friendly, but so-so housekeeping.

Pool

63/100
17 reviews

Ordinary pool.

Vibe

61/100
23 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating.

Room

58/100
58 reviews

Poor beds and small, outdated rooms, but acceptably clean. Poorly maintained rooms with substandard kitchenettes and bathrooms.

Value

53/100
6 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Comfort

48/100
29 reviews

Small, uncomfortable rooms with subpar beds and too much noise.

Cleanliness

47/100
26 reviews

Room cleanliness is OK, but overall cleanliness is lacking. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Food

37/100
8 reviews

Food could be better.

Breakfast

16/100
5 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great location.

Room

49/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good club hotel. Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking. Beautiful beach.

Location

91/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Room

47/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Amenities

46/100
5 reviews

Amenities are not the best.

Cleanliness

41/100
6 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from families.

Great location.

Location

90/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Amenities

46/100
5 reviews

Amenities are not the best.

Room

44/100
5 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Cleanliness

39/100
5 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Property Description

With a stay at Thunderbird Beach Resort in Treasure Island, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of John's Pass Village & Boardwalk and St. Petersburg Municipal Beach. This beach hotel is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Tropicana Field and 9.5 mi (15.2 km) from Salvador Dali Museum.

Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the beach bar.

Make yourself at home in one of the 106 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and microwaves, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

St. Petersburg Municipal Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Treasure Island Golf, Tennis & Recreation Center - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Sunset Beach - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Hubbards Marina - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Belleair Beach - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Sunset Park - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Corey Ave - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Pasadena Shopping Center - 4.6 km / 2.9 mi
Upham Beach - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Pass-a-Grille Beach - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Upham Beach Park - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Archibald Beach Park - 5.1 km / 3.1 mi
Ronald Mcdonald House Children - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi

The nearest airports are:
Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 42.8 km / 26.6 mi
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE) - 29.1 km / 18.1 mi
St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted) - 15 km / 9.3 mi
Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 63.1 km / 39.2 mi
Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight) - 48.6 km / 30.2 mi

The preferred airport for Thunderbird Beach Resort is Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA).

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Treasure Island? This hotel has facilities measuring 1200 square feet (111 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a vending machine.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 5:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Vending machine
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Number of beach bars - 1
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 1957
  • Total number of rooms - 106
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Off-street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Business center
  • Handrails in stairways
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Golfing nearby
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Computer station
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tampa International @ 25 miles, shuttle available @ $15, cab @40+

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Misc Fees / Policies

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.90 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 11 PM.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-out is available.

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Social distancing measures are in place

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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