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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our little room, pool was outside the door, staff was great, we were on the ocean, just a little walk across the dunes, weather was great, what more could you ask for, met some great people, lots of fun

Thank _debi_thompson
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The motel has been in existence since 1947, some of the furniture in our room has been there since they opened....steel dressers and steel desk and chair. The beds, innerspring, old and not the most comfortable. The motel, nicely located, ocean view from the pool, rooms were quiet, off the road, rooms were roomy, kitchenette & separate living room. For...

Thank Stout1967
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Absolutely love the Sands of Treasure Island! We love vintage motels and the spot is sooooo great! We had a very spacious room with beach view, and lot of windows balcony, 10 meters from the beach, and kitchenette for reasonable price! Nice staff. O.K. the rooms are a bit old, but that's the charm of the hotel!

Thank marianrein
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at The Sands. It is old school, for sure. Classic, friendly and absolutely all you need to enjoy the beautiful beach and sun of Treasure Island. Just steps to the beach, a pleasant walk to several relaxing restaurants, and a pool to float in. The rooms could use updating but served our needs well.

Thank elizabeth y
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We recently had a 2 night reservation at this property. We left after the first night. This is a very old hotel, which I don't have a problem with. But it is filthy. There was dried blood on the box springs along with other mystery stains. The efficiency kitchen is original from 1946 and so dirty it was unusable. Shower...

1Thank travelingstar55
Reviewed 17 October 2016

PROS: - Friendly staff (real, not 'fake friendly') - Sleeps 6 - Oceanfront - Close to everything - Comfortable full-size beds - Kitchen - Quiet - Smells clean without air fresheners - Nice lightly-lit walkway between hotels and beach, good for joggers, strollers, walkers, etc. - Nice to have windows that open for fresh ocean air CONS: - Needs a...

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5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly the hotel staff were nice, location is great, pool is nice enough but that's it. Our room was disgustingly filthy. Every surface felt sticky and grubby. We didn't use the kitchen because it was so unsanitary. There were five of us staying in a 6 person suite but there was insufficient bedding, cutlery and crockery (if we had wanted...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Thought this motel would be great, in the 1940s design and on the beach, but unfortunately the pictures show a different look to the real thing. We paid over the odds to a modern motel in Orlando and the cleanliness of the appliance ,the Windows, the bath plug with more hair in it than my brother has on his head....

1Thank Lee A
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had the best time! older place and old rooms but very clean. Family friendly and great staff. The rooms face either the courtyard, pool, or beach.....can't go wrong. Parking is not good, few spots in front of motel but they do have a parking lot across the street. Can't wait to go back next year.

Thank steph1029
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stayed at this place a few years back and wasn't real happy then, even worse this stay. I'm not sure where the people stayed that keep calling this place clean but it wasn't here. Walked in took my shoes and walked to the "couch" my socks were filthy. Next morning made pot of coffee and couldn't find clean cup in...

Thank Out_of_towner448

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Sands of Treasure Island

Address: 11800 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Region: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Price Range: $125 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sands of Treasure Island 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Springfield, Missouri
Trenton, Ohio
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“ask to be by the pool”
 of 5 bubbles _debi_thompson, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For best views of ocean, get 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in rooms near pool, sign says closed at 10 but very rowdy people at midnight.”
 of 5 bubbles Out_of_towner448, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check the room before you pay”
  • Stay next door you will get the same view at a better price
  • No dish soap dirty dishes and toaster was melted around the edges
  • I would be ashamed if my bathroom was left like this.
  • You can buy a new one of these at home depot for 10 $
  • Nothing a 1$ tube of caulking wont help
  • Nothing a 1$ tube of caulking wont help
  • Can see through to the outside that is how the bugs get in.
 of 5 bubbles karenjb2013, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room has been great for us.”
 of 5 bubbles 552sandral, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
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