Bellwether Beach Resort

5250 Gulf BoulevardSt. Pete Beach33706USA
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About Bellwether Beach Resort

The Grand Plaza Beach Hotel & Beach Resort is a discount luxury hotel in St Pete Beach, FL that overlooks the gulf.

Rooms feature private balconies (water views and city views available), flat-screen TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safe and toiletries.

Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi and free parking area is available, as is 8,000 sq feet of meeting or function space.

Food and drink choices include a beach side bistro (Bongos Beach Bar & Grille), a restaurant with a breakfast buffet (The Palm Room) and a top-floor revolving restaurant (Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro).

Grand Plaza Beachfront is within walking distance to attractions such as Adventure Cruises, High Tide Slide, Polynesian Putter and Suncoast Watersports. It’s also just over 9 miles to Fort De Soto Park. This accommodation is also known as Grand Plaza Beachfront, Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel St. Pete Beach, Grand Plaza Beachfront St. Pete Beach, and Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel And Conference Center.


5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706, USA
Telephone: +1 7273601811 | Fax: +1 7273606919 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect Beach Location.

For guest wanting an affordable luxury experience with great views of St. Pete Beach, this one is a winner for an overwhelming majority of visitors.

Incredibly Supportive Staff .

Visitors mentioned the friendly and helpful personnel made for a great stay. They gave high praise to the front desk, but also the restaurant and bar staff for being quick and accommodating.

Centrally Located in St. Pete Beach.

The hotel is literally in the middle of the St. Pete peninsula. That means it’s near all the attractions -- most of them are within walking distance of the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Walls Made of Paper?.

Some guests reported that they had difficulty sleeping because of noise and the thinness of the walls. They heard the sound of nearby functions/events, fellow travellers staying next door, etc.

Lacks Contemporary Vibe.

A few visitors commented that the hotel feels dated and that cosmetic renovations are in order. They point out that it feels like an old hotel, and a few visitors even pointed out the use of murphy beds in the room, which make the property feel even older

Food Isn’t Very Grand.

While most travellers did praise the food, a number of people commented that the food quality (particularly the breakfast) simply doesn’t live up to the name ‘grand hotel’ in their opinion. They suggest eating off site instead.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1270 reviews across the web
8 /10
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8 out of 10 based on 1270 reviews