We were looking for a last-minute family getaway to the west coast of Florida for the new year. Since we spend a great deal of time outside while on vacation, we don't have much use for high-end resorts that focus on pampering and sitting still. But we know that the quality of beach accommodations can vary widely, especially when dealing with the more casual properties that we prefer. That's why the Inn's website intrigued us - the rooms seemed to be up-to-date, well-decorated and comfortable with a good offering of amenities, all for the price we would normally see for 'no-frills' accommodations.
I'm pleased to say that the Inn exceeded all of our expectations and gave us the perfect balance of relaxation and accessibility to Pass-A-Grille. We were in easy walking distance of the historic district, and the road we had to cross for beach access was certainly not a major highway or even a highly traveled city road.
Our room - the Orchid - had two beds so it was perfect for our family of three. We loved the decor and were impressed by the tile work, cabinetry and fixtures. The kitchen area was well-done. with like-new dishes and newer appliances. Definitely heads-and-shoulders above what we usually encounter when staying at the beach. This is definitely more of a B&B or inn than a typical beach hotel.
We peeked into a few other rooms and found the decor to be just as creative and inviting, though I believe most of the other rooms only sleep two. Some of the rooms have sitting areas as well.
On New Year's Eve we enjoyed live music from one of the guests playing in the courtyard, and every time we walked through the courtyard we would see at least one guest outside reading, grilling, enjoying coffee or just soaking up the sun. Very friendly crowd.
The on-site staff was very helpful, from the time we made the initial inquiry call until our check-out.
We will definitely be back - though we might make this a destination for a couples-only weekend since space would be tight if we tried to fit all three of us in any other room.
We stayed here in early October of last year. The weather was fantastic until the last day but that was okay. We stayed in The Pelican room, which was smallish but fine for what we needed . Our daughter , her husband and our two grandsons stayed next to us in The Sandpiper .. It was a good size and they liked it very much. The place was super clean. I would recommend bringing a broom or small vac as it got real sandy in our rooms, even though we rinsed off. We ate breakfast in the courtyard and met some very interesting people from all over the world. The breakfast was good & it was quick walk to the beach. We have stayed in other places through the years but we like the coziness and non-commercial feel of this place. All in all it was great trip!
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?: Yes I recommend this hotel for: Young singles, An amazing honeymoon, A romantic getaway, Girlfriend getaway, Families with young children, Families with teenagers, Tourists I selected this hotel as a top choice for: Beach, Sun, Outdoor, Adventure, Great food, Wine
My wife and I just got back from a great weekend at the Inn on the Beach at Pass-a-grille. We stayed in the White Ibis room for two nights. Everything in the room was wonderful with a great balcony view of the beach. Sheila, the innkeeper, was helpful with restaurants and activities. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas were available daily. Coffee was ready each morning and continental breakfast was fairly standard fare. I would definitely recommend this inn to friends and stay again myself.
Inn on the Beach in Pass A Grille Florida is such a quaint, quiet, lovely spot if you are looking for a true get a way in paradise. No need to go to the Caribbean. St Pete Beach is wonderful, easy to walk, warm water, and the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was tiny tiny but we overlooked that as we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean, a full kitchenette area, and beach chairs, umbrellas and towels available for use. The innkeepers were anxious to please and friendly. You can walk everywhere in Pass A Grill since it's only about a mile long. Highly recommend a sunset cruise and dinner at the Hurricane Restaurant. This has to be Florida's best kept secret and we can't wait to go back and stay at the Inn and relax in a simply beautiful atmosphere.