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Thank you for your interest in our resort. Below are important details about The Bellwether Beach Resort
Check-in and Check-out
What time is Check-In and Check-Out?
Check-in starts after 4 p.m. If you arrive earlier, we would gladly store your baggage until your room is ready. If the room is ready before 4 p.m., you may have access to the room earlier.
Check out time is at 11 a.m. We would be happy to store your luggage until you are ready to depart.
Do you offer early Check-In or late Check-Out?
Although check-in begins after 4 p.m., early check-in is based upon availability. Guests are welcome to the property at any time. If the room is not ready upon arrival, we can issue finish their paperwork, provide their parking pass and store luggage.
Guests are welcome to enjoy our amenities (i.e. grab a bite to eat at Bongos or go to the beach or pool) while the room is ready. We will call the guest as soon as the room is available.
Late Check-Out Fee:
Requests for a late check-out time are honored based on room availability at a fee of $35 an hour. Please check with the Front Desk for availability.
Do you require a reservation deposit?
Yes, Our deposit policy requires all reservations to have an advanced deposit of one night room rental plus tax when a reservation is made.
If you need to cancel your reservation, your cancellation must be received at least 72 hours prior to 4:00 p.m. of your arrival date in order to receive a full refund of your deposit.
What is the fee for the resort fee and what does it include?
During your stay, enjoy a wide variety of amenities and services included in your nightly resort fee:
- Overnight parking for one vehicle per room.
- Wireless internet service.
- In-Room coffee.
- Two (2) beachfront lounge chairs and umbrella or one (1) Cabana daily.
- Pool/beach towels.
- Beachside food & beverage service.
- Concierge services.
Our current daily resort fee is $45 plus taxes.
Taxes on guest room accommodations and nightly resort fee are 13%. Taxes on all other goods are 7%.
How can I cancel my reservation and what is the cancellation policy?
For bookings made directly with us through our phone line or website, please contact the Front Office at 727-360-1811.
If you made your reservation through a travel company, you must call the company direct in order to cancel the reservation. The hotel cannot change or cancel your reservation.
To receive a refund of your deposit, your cancellation or any changes to your reservation must be received at least 72 hours prior to 4:00 p.m. of your arrival date.
Early Departure Fee:
If guests want to leave earlier than their scheduled check-out day, the hotel needs at least a 24-hour notice before the day they wish to depart. Failure to provide a 24-hour notice will result in paying in full for that evening, including taxes.
What forms of payment do you accept?
The Bellwether Beach Resort accepts payment in US Dollars from all major credit cards:
- American Express
- Cash. Guests are required to provide a credit/debit card at check-in. Guests may pay with cash upon check-out.
Personal checks are not accepted. Proper photo ID is required for all transactions.
Do you offer breakfast on-site?
Our restaurants Bongos Beach Bar, and St. Pete Social, offer a variety of breakfast options. For more information about their hours of operation and menu, please visit our website, or ask the Front Office team for further details.
Please be aware our fees do not include breakfast. If you would like to have your breakfast included in your reservation, please see our Special Offers for more options.
Do I need a reservation for any of the restaurants on-site?
Spinners Rooftop Grille is the only establishment that accepts reservations. We strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time if you are planning to visit our revolving restaurant.
Level 11 Rooftop & Lounge, Bongos Beach Bar & Grille, and St. Pete Social, do not take reservations. First-come, first-served basis.
Do you offer room service?
At this time, the hotel does not offer room service. Please contact our Front Desk team our Concierge for more information.
What is the smoking policy?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. All guest rooms and balconies are non-smoking.
A $250 smoking fee is assessed to anyone smoking in the rooms.
How can I buy a Gift Card?
What are the pool and beach cabana hours?
Our beach cabana service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Subject to change and weather permitting).
Two beach loungers and umbrella, or one cabana are included in resort fee. No advanced reservations, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our pool is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Subject to change and weather permitting).
Please visit the Front Desk or the Cabana Hut if would like beach/pool towels.
Do you offer parking on-premises?
Yes, one (1) parking space per room is provided and included in the Resort Fee. Additional parking for the a second vehicle is based on availability at a charge of $25 per day. There is no additional parking available on holidays.
Visitor Parking, parking for buses, small RVs, and trailers are based on availability and at an additional cost.
Please contact the resort in advance to make arrangements for these types of vehicles.
Do you provide daily cleaning service?
The hotel does not offer daily cleaning service. Housekeeping service is offered only upon request with a 24-hour notice. If you would like your room to be cleaned, please visit or call the Front Desk the day before to schedule it.
What is the minimum age to stay at your hotel?
The minimum age to register at the resort is 21 years old and one registered adult must be present - throughout the entire stay.
Is the hotel pet friendly?
No, Bellwether Beach Resort is a pet-free facility, We accept service dogs and will require a signed pet agreement.
Can you drink on the beach?
St. Pete Beach regulations allow alcoholic beverages only to guests registered at gulf-front hotels. To be allowed to have alcohol beverages on the beach you must follow the following rules:
- Must be a registered resort guest.
- Alcohol must be purchased through resort outlets to be consumed on the beach.
- No personal coolers or outside alcohol permitted on the beach. Drinks are to be served by resort staff only.
- Registered guests must wear wristbands at all times.
- Must have photo ID confirming 21 years of age or older.