Alden Beach Resort & Suites
If an affordable resort near Clearwater Florida sounds good to you, then you might look to book a stay at the Alden Beach Resort & Suites. Found in St Pete Beach, this resort, which is also commonly referred to as the Alden Resort St Petersburg, can make for an ideal Clearwater area base. When you're not out enjoying all the great area attractions, such as the Salvador Dali Museum and Pier 60, there will be plenty of things to do on the resort's grounds. The Alden Beach Resort in St Pete Beach offers a fine array of facilities and amenities for its guests to enjoy, and all of the suites feature fully equipped kitchenettes, which can be especially convenient for families with young kids.
In addition to some attractive suites with kitchenettes, the Alden Resort St Petersburg also features two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, shuffleboard areas, and a playground. There are also two hot tubs that guests can take advantage of, not to mention two heated pools. A soak in one of the hot tubs can be especially rewarding after a round of golf or a day of shopping. The Alden Beach Resort sits on five beachfront acres, and you'll have the resort's private beach at your disposal should you stay here. For some, the fantastic beach access is reason enough to book a stay. Water sport equipment rentals are available to guests at the Alden Beach Resort in St Pete Beach, and some of the best activities that you might look to enjoy include parasailing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. You can also play some beach volleyball when you stay at the Alden.
While you will be close to some good restaurants when staying at the Alden Resort St Petersburg, you can always prepare some meals in your private kitchenette. You can also take advantage of the resort's cookout deck, which is equipped with gas grills. Unfortunately, the Alden Beach Resort does not boast its own restaurant, but there is an inviting beach bar here that can be a fun place to go when you're up for some laid-back nightlife. You can also grab some drinks during the day at the Cabana Beach Bar, which is known for whipping up some tasty frozen specialties. You won't have to go far to find some good restaurants when you get hungry, and you might even drop by the Tradewinds Resort next door to explore the dining options.
The Alden Beach Resort in St Pete Beach claims to offer "the perfect combination of comfort, value, and recreation," so you can expect your stay here to be a pleasant one. All of the 140 guest rooms at the Alden Beach Resort are relatively spacious suites that boast an attractive Florida beach décor. While not exactly luxurious, the suites are clean, comfortable, and feature private balconies or patios. While internet access is available in the suites for a small fee, cable TV won't cost extra. Other amenities that you can expect to enjoy include a safe, a hair dryer, an iron, a free morning newspaper, and a free pot of coffee. There are more luxurious resorts in the St Petersburg area if you want a room that offers more in the way of amenities, but you should find that the suites at the Alden Beach Resort offer almost everything that travelers should need. You can hardly top the rates, and the service is generally reliable.
When you arrive at the Alden Beach Resort in St Pete Beach, you might head straight for the resort's beautiful beach or enjoy a dip on one of the clean pools. If you are looking for other things to do, you can always consult the welcome package that all guests get. These welcome packages offer recommendations for things like area activities and restaurants, which is especially convenient for newcomers. In addition to newcomers, plenty of guests at the Alden Beach Resort in St Pete Beach are return customers. Chances are good that you will come back again after your first stay here, especially if you appreciate good lodging values. Other relatively affordable resorts can be found in the St Petersburg area, as is the case with the Sheraton Sand Key for example, and they are definitely worth checking out when you want a good room at a good price for your beach escape.