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“Over-priced; Mis-leading Non-smoking policy”
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The Palm Bay Club
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over-priced; Mis-leading Non-smoking policy”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed in Unit 113 in the Tower for 4 nights the week of March 19th. The view from the 11th floor really is amazing and the beach access from the Tower was great. However, our room was very dated, considering what we paid for it: Stained furniture in the bedrooms; peeling wallpaper in bathrooms; stained appliances. The biggest disappointment, however, was the screened-in lanai that reeked of cigarette smoke, despite the fact that the Palm Bay Club states that all units are non-smoking. Additionally, there was an ash tray in the kitchen cupboard.

When we called management to complain about the lanai the front desk person initially told us that a guest in a near-by unit must be violating the Clubs non-smoking policy. I explained to her that the lanai smelled like someone had been smoking in it for the last ten years and that there was even an ash tray in our cupboard. She then confessed to me that, although they advertise these units as non-smoking, they allow guests and owners to smoke on the lanais of their units. I told her that this made the lanai useless to us since the smell was disgusting and we certainly were not going to expose our kids to it. As a result, I asked that they discount our rent for the week to account for this loss of use and they refused.

If you choose to stay here, be aware that you will be paying top-dollar for an out-dated room. Additionally, because of the club's misleading non-smoking policy, there is good chance that the lanai in your room will reek of cigarette smoke from prior guests or from smokers on lanais in surrounding units. That being said Siesta Key itself is unbelievable and we will definately be going back. However, I think there are better values for your money than the Palm Bay Club.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Location fine. First night roaches, tv does not work, place smells like mildew. No maintenance after 5. Would not recommend ever.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here in February and had the best weather. The unit we stayed in was awesome and we loved cooking out on the charcoal grills for dinner. This will likely be the vacation spot for us from now on.

Room Tip: Unit 64 is awesome!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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providence rhode island
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Lovely beach within a 6 minute walk from farthest unit of the property. You have to cross a very busy road, by the way, and the cars come quickly, so if mobility is a problem, stay on the beach side of the street. Property is quiet, two nice pools, and barbecue area. Beach is spectacular.

Our unit was nicely done, however, there was a black mold problem in the shower---and because we were not staying 8 days (we stayed 7) there was no maid service. Didn't want to wait around if we complained to have it cleaned, so we used the other shower, which was very narrow. Also, there is no daily towel service so you have to wash your own. Even though there was no housekeeping, we were charged $50 plus tax upon check out to clean the unit---and it was cleaner than when we got there--with the exception of the used towels. So beware. Also, there a two, count em two taxes in addition to the room charges--so we ended up paying $280.30 in taxes and cleaning fees, Just so you know.....

No restaurant of any kind, except for a vending machine---so you must cook or eat out. Also, there are laundry rooms, wi fi, and cable tv--- if you need them. Not like a hotel. Nuf said

Room Tip: stay away from elevator, laundry room, first floor in street on the bayside, as the cars are right o...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

My family and I have stayed at Palm Bay Club twice (March 2010 and March 2011). The units are clean and functional and are acceptable in all aspects but nothing outstanding. What makes this place stand out is the location on the incredible beach. The grounds and pool are both very nice as well.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We live in Miami, and we have been having our family reunions at Palm Bay for several years now. We love it!! It's clean, close to beach. The beach is amazing, worth the four hour drive from Miami.

Room Tip: The higher the room, the better the sunset view.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Virginia
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We stayed at the Palm Bay Club on Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL. Everything about the Palm Bay Club was wonderful! The accomodations, the staff, the beach access, the cleanliness...everything! We would stay there again without hesitation!

We had no trouble getting elevators whenever we wanted to go out. The staff was helpful and friendly before our stay (I sent a few questions ahead of time via email and got fast, friendly, helpful replies).....as well as during our stay (check in and check out went smoothly with the staff, and any questions we had--- including the working of the shower-- were also handled very quickly and professionally..and always with a smile!)

I recommend Palm Bay Club to anyone going to Siesta Key for three or more nights!

P.S. It is not far at all if you need to go into Sarasota for any grocery shopping, etc. Just a few min. drive. Very convenient!

Room Tip: Room 602 (1 BR, 1BA) had great views of the beach and water from the living room and from the balcon...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Palm Bay Club
Address: 5960 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-8780
Region: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Palm Bay Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palm Bay Club is a vacation rental resort condominium property offering three types of accommodations, all available at daily, weekly, and monthly rates. With a three night minimum stay, we're the ideal choice for Sarasota, Siesta Key beachfront condominium vacation rentals. Enjoy the pools, sauna, spa, bay, tennis court, fishing, fitness center, and golfing. We're also conveniently located near area attractions such as the Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium, St. Armands Circle, Siesta Village, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, and so much more! ... more   less 
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