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The Palm Bay Club in Sarasota, FL

The Palm Bay Club in Sarasota, FL

Specialties

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. The Palm Bay Club provides lodging directly on Siesta Key Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway. You can also choose between the magnificent Gulf of Mexico Beach view guestrooms or the serene Sarasota Bay views.

Palm Bay Club gives the guest all of the amenities of the finest resort hotels in a unique condo environment. Our secluded beach location provides memorable sunsets and wonderful accommodations. Enjoy the pools, sauna, spa, bay, tennis court, fishing, fitness center, and golfing. We're also conveniently located near area attractions and are only one mile away from great shops and restaurants, there is plenty to do at The Palm Bay Club. So, what are you waiting for? Book your next getaway with us!

History

Established in 1970.

The Palm Bay Club is comprised of eight buildings over nine acres. The Grand Tower sits directly on the beach, The Gulfside Club Condos are right behind the Grand Tower, and The Bayside Condos are across Midnight Pass Road and sit perpendicular to the Intracoastal Waterway. For over 40 years, we've been providing a great vacation destination for families, couples, and friends from all over. Come experience a piece of paradise at The Palm Bay Club!

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.00

Address: 5960 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34242
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Comments (8):

1. Paul F.
Mixed feelings here. On one hand it satisfies "shelter" objective. On the other hand it isn't $300/night of quality/amenities/comfort.  For a bunch of spring break 17-18 year olds it's perfect.
Check in folks very pleasant in a funeral home scented front office. Externally very attractive layout of main drag to beach. Gulf views only from 11 story tower unit not from any of the 3 story club units which line the drag between the gulf and the main road.  We were in club unit 150.  Bland furniture, poor pans/stove elements, poor direction of AC vents (directed at eye level in all rooms so bring artificial tears), lanai faced adjacent codo complex about 20 feet away so not a peaceful, relaxing area. Club is located about 2 miles from SK Village so not a quick walk AND somewhat dangerous due to in-season traffic and proximity of path to road. Parking sufficient. Beach facilities consisted of 3 picric tables under cover and large old brick grill. They should take a lesson from Surf and Racquet Club next door in providing an inviting outdoor gathering area for guests.  And please provide enough beach chairs for quests to keep the fists o'cuff to a minimum...thankfully we brought our own.
Overall I wouldn't stay here again but it was perfect for four spring breakers who only needed to satisfy the three S's cause they were too busy flexing on the beach!

11/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Melanie J.
Nice place. Clean. The beds were comfortable. I think the individual units may be different, but we were in Unit 55. It was a 2 BR / 2 BA condo with 1 King bed and 2 Queens. Full kitchen w/dish washer and microwave, dining room and comfy living room.

No washer/dryer in this unit at the time we stayed there. I am not sure if there are community w/d onsite.

Located right on the beach with powdery white sand and only a mile or two to local restaurants, shops & bars.

There was a mix of families with younger children and what appeared to be wedding parties and/or family reunions. We had 4 adults in our group.

Beach chairs are available (for free), and we didn't have any trouble getting one. Cabana chairs are also available for rent. I think those were $20/day, and you need to call to reserve 24 hours in advance. The beach is semi-private meaning only guests can hang out within the boundaries, but there is a decent amount of foot traffic and joggers along the shore.

The beach was so beautiful, I didn't even bother to check out the pool, but they have one of those too.

There was some sort of power failure one day, and the hall lights were out for awhile, but all of the power to the elevators and to our room seemed to stay on. My friends had stayed in the building a few times before and said that it was not a usual occurance.

It was pretty affordable. We split the cost 4 ways and each paid about $218 total per person (including taxes & cleaning fee) for a 3-night stay.

I would definitely stay here again.

03/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. judy b.
i have very mixed feelings about this place. first of all, siesta key is BADLY lacking in any hotels. being from miami, i don't understand that. we have hotels where there shouldn't be hotels!!! we have hotels next to supermarkets!!! anyway, the truth is, i found this affordable condo on the beach. affordable on beach is the key words here. almost impossible to find anywhere in florida at the beginning of the season. a nice hotel over on the east coast is upwards of $250 per night, more into the $300's. additionally, it's hard to find a short term stay in siesta key or sarasota. So, for $200 per night, a condo that is a 40 second walk to the beach was ok. the people were very friendly, i liked the vibe of the guests, everyone seemed happy considering the weather wasn't too great (cloudy and cool) but the beach is amazing. there were plenty of chairs, although we brought our own. you must bring your food and drinks, there is nothing to be purchased on the beach. the room was clean but whoever the owner is, they really need to update. (i am a vacation rental owner and we are pretty particular for our guests). i would advise new bedding, and please......get rid of the carpet. there is nothing worse than carpet near a beach. although clean, there were stains and it's just not nice. the furniture is completely dated and again, we purchased all used furniture for our vacation rental home and if you take your time, you can really find great pieces. no need for the artificial plants, not in this day and age. all in all, i probably wouldn't go back, but i can't say our stay wasn't pleasant.

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Monica B.
This was a family weekend trip with my nieces and after looking around at places around the area we found this hotel to be the best for the money.  First of all Sarasota is beautiful and the ocean is wonderful, especially for kids as the water is very calm and the awesome quartz sand is cool all the time (weirdest thing ever!)
Now the place was easy to find from the highway, it's also close to convenient stores and grocery stores/ mini marts. (about a 10 min ride and they have a 7-11 even closer than that on midnight pass road).

If you book the Tower rooms then you will be the closest to the beach and ocean view rooms. There is also convenient covered parking for all guests and 2 pools and a small entertainment room. You are basically renting an appt. therefore there isno turn down service etc..
The  whole unti  was super clean.

One tip I can give is to stop by a grocery store first and get snacks and as they don't sell anything at the resort. (specially if you have kids)

Our Unit was a really nice one, I believe the number was 78 located on
the Tower (they have buildings on the bay and also further back from the beach which accomodate larger parties) and we booked the hotel last minute & paid about $160 per day  (fla resident) for a suite with a fully kitchen, fridge, livingroom with the double bed on a separate bedroom. It had a nice bathroom with a tub and a walk in closet (plenty of extra linens too)  with a wonderful large balcony that we used to have meals alfresco and for me to do my yoga practice.

The views & beach were the best things at the resort. It had wonderful large windows that you could see the whole beach coastline from the bedroom & the livingroom. Flat screen tv's and a DVD on both rooms. (awesome for kids movies) They have plenty of chairs and a tiki hut  sitting area w/ picnic tables which unfortunately lots of guests that weekend took over to hang around and rest.

The only other very important improvement to mention besides vending machines or snack area will be to offer a second bbq area as we had an issue with another guest that supposedly had asked to rent the bbq area at the same time as we did. This area is not big enough to have 2 parties bbq out there side by side. We really were upset about this as the other people took over the small area (no help from security and I don't think they rented the time, this was a excuse by the hotel probably not to get involved). The area also has no light to cook after sunset.

We had all the food ready to bring down and couldn't cook it that evening. This really was a bad night because my mother was extremely upset about spending so much money on the meal that might have to be thrown out. We were checking out the next day. We had to ask for a late checkout (they gave us only one hour only) at the end this wasn't enough time to cook & get ready to leave that morning.

Overall is a great place so we might be returning if they offer us another good deal per night.

23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Maria M.
This is our second time here and always a great place to stay.  Rooms are excellent,  great beach. All the amenities you need.  Home away from home.

17/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. David F.
I just got back from my 3rd stay at the tower my first 2 visits were perfect,however this was the worst vacation I ever had. I took my daughter and three of her friends as a high school grad present.We stayed in the tower room # 15 a 3 bedroom the master bedroom mattress was old and very uncomfortable I was soar all week.the air conditioner was so loud it kept you up at nite.and the room is very outdated and poorly equipped. also it is right across from the utility room which was very loud. the first day I walked around the unit with bare feet my soles were as black as could be from the filth.The furniture in the unit I have thrown out better condition stuff myself. I complained to the staff who I made very aware that I was a repeat customer this complaint fell on deaf ears.Needless to say I will never be back there again , my past 3 visits I spent nearly 10,000.00 dollars to vacation there.so this shows the could care less about taking care of the renters.my dates there were 06/08/14 thru 06/15/14. don't stay there are cleaner places and less expensive on the vrbo website. DAVE FERRARO

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. David G.
It's been really terrible watching this great property/location fall to crap over the years.  The management co for the property always has been rotten - lousy service, hard to reach to fix broken down things (even upon check in), unfriendly workers and staff and snobby attitudes.  I guess this is supposed to approximate how the owners want the place run.  So, you pay premium prices and get horrible service.  There's also been an increase in allowing terrible behavior by guests - drunk parties that go all night long, screaming and vomiting and raucousness at 3 and 4 am even on week nights, but mgmt ignores all requests to speak to the parties making the noise.  So, it must be great as to the rooms and location, right?  Well, Siesta Key beach is amazing.  But most of the rooms are archaic - old TVs and cheap DVD players that don't work, crappy cable (no HD), remotes that don't work and have spent batteries anyway WHEN you check in, old beds, Walmart chinese blinds, no elevators, cheap uncomfortable furniture.  Don't think we'll be coming back (at one point, years back, we almost bought a unit - THANK goodness we did not!).  The mgmt treats customers like they're suckers - typical BS.  There's plenty of other great places on Siesta Key!

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Brenda P.
Decorated in an expected cluster of old school Florida furniture a la Golden Girls, this place did it's job for 6 girlfriends on a getaway. A place to hang out, shower and sleep. We all fit comfortably in our Gulf side room with a city view.

It was clean and had a full kitchen should we want to cook something in it.  We used it mostly for the refrigerator and coffee maker. The coffee maker lid was broken and took some "adjusting" to make it close. My bed was comfortable but it made an awful noise every time I turned or sat up to leave the bed. It kept waking up my roomies.

We initially had to deal with about 5 hours of no power whatsoever.  Not sure what happened but no power means it gets hot fast and you have to carry your own luggage up the stairs. Lovely. They did end up refunding us a portion of our rental and allowed for a late checkout but that was not a good way to start off the vacation.

To get to the beach you have to drag and carry all your beach stuff out of the room, cross the street to the beach side, walk through those units and eventually hit the beach..about 12 minutes or so. We did try driving there and it was much better. We scored parking but only because we got very lucky. We noticed it was completely full.

Not sure if it's always like this in July but the beach had a bad case of seaweed. So bad that you had to cross a wide portion of seaweed and still water to get to the shore. It was kind of gross. Half of us decided to skip the beach (we already live in S. Florida anyway and don't "need" to hang at the beach and we headed to the pool in our hotel. The pool was relaxing, nice, quiet and right on the gulf side with a view to gorgeous homes across the waterway. It was not that full and we really enjoyed being there.

There is no housekeeping service if you are staying less than 8 days. You are provided with the bare necessities such as towels and toilet paper but you need to bring any extras if you think you will use up what they provide. Overall it was OK and at a good price range for what we needed. I would recommend staying on the beach side instead though if you are coming here.

01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0