We (three adults) stayed at Palm Bay Club the first week of April 2012. The grounds are lovely, well kept, and clean; however, the resort is overpriced when compared to others of similar rental fees and the place looks rundown overall. We made the mistake of staying there during Spring break; and even though we were presented with four sheets of “Rules We Live By” upon arrival regarding quiet time, pool rules, occupancy regulations, etc., most of these were not enforced. There were two groups of under-aged teenagers (high school) next door and beneath us. They partied until the wee hours and paid no attention to the “rules” nor were they fazed by visits from security. These kids were on their own, about six to a condo with no parent present although the “rules” specifically state that no one under eighteen shall occupy a unit without an adult present. No doubt the units were rented to the parents, but they chose to occupy other condos which removed them from the partying and noise. We attempted to use the hot tub on several occasions, but it was full of teenagers who drank from cans and bottles while using the hot tub. This was really unfortunate because the hot tub and one of the pools overlooks the Intercoastal waterway and is one of the nicest areas on the resort. Patrons from other resorts cut across the back areas daily to enjoy the pool and hot tub. During our stay, no security ever checked on those who were not wearing the Palm Bay bracelets around the pool area. The security officer was positioned right at the entrance to the beach side and occasionally checked bracelets of patrons going and coming; however, it’s a large resort and there’s obviously no problem entering from open spaces. We rented a two-bedroom unit which presumably was one of the inferior ones. There was no AC in the second bedroom and no fan; consequently, the bedroom door had to be left opened all night in order to survive the heat. There was no starter packet of dishwashing liquid supplied, no washer/dryer, and the off-white carpet in the bedrooms was absolutely filthy. We had to keep the microwave fan and the bathroom fans running all night to drown out the noise. If you stay on the Intercoastal side, there is quite a long walk to the beach and you have to cross a very busy road. There is no bathroom near the beach. The “gym” consists of two broken down treadmills and one other piece of equipment in a non air-conditioned small room. We have stayed at other resorts in that area, Hyatt Residence Club, Crystal Sands, Siesta Royale, all of which are superior to Palm Bay Club. Crescent Beach is absolutely beautiful along with the remainder of Siesta Key. Great area to vacation, but would not recommend the Palm Bay Club.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Palm Bay Club Hotel Siesta Key
- Palm Bay Club
- The Palm Bay Club Siesta Key, Florida