Opinión escrita el 7 de Septiembre de 2021
Magnificent Views of the Gulf with amazing beach access. Rooms were will appointed with amazing service. Everyone we encountered from the housekeeper to the front desk staff were professional and friendly. Bongos was fabulous for beach dining. Will stay again when in the area.
I’d stay there again
Opinión escrita el 25 de Agosto de 2021
We stayed in this hotel for 4 days and it was awesome. The view from our room was beautiful and the room itself was very nice. We tried Bongos and Spinners while we were there and the food was great at both places. I personally enjoyed the decor and the style of the hotel. Staff members were friendly and helpful. Overall it was a nice experience.
Our Stay at the New Bellwether Beach Resort
Opinión escrita el 12 de Agosto de 2021
We recently stayed at the Bellwether Beach Resort. We were so impressed with the decor - from the lobby, to the rooms, to our lovely dinner at award winning Spinners restaurant.
The rooms are beautifully appointed, and the views are spectacular! We were accommodated with adjoining rooms for our group, which was so helpful!
The team who works there are phenomenal - always courteous and professional. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful stay.
We highly recommend the Bellwether. In fact, we will be staying again next week!
Looking forward to more amazing experiences with the team and to enjoy the spectacular views.
Not worth the money
Opinión escrita el 12 de Agosto de 2021
Having previously stayed here, we decided to give this hotel another try when we saw it changed hands and had undergone a renovation. Let me start by saying that the staff at the hotel, particularly the concierge Jeffrey Williams, were extremely polite, professional and nothing short of wonderful and that this review is in no way a reflection of the them. That being said, the resort itself is still lacking. Upon first glance, yes the lobby has been redesigned and is definitely more appealing but there is much that needs to be done. We were assured that many of the upgrades to the hotel would of been completed two weeks prior to our stay but upon our arrival saw they weren't even close to being done, those include the grab n go breakfast bar in the lobby, the elevators and Level 11 which is the new rooftop bar, so I won't comment on those. The following though are based upon what we experienced between the old hotel and the "newly renovated resort". As soon as we stepped off the elevator we were greeted with the very unpleasant odor of pot which along with the extremely dingy hall did not give us a good feeling. The pot smell did seem appropriate for how the hallway looked, which is seedy. It had a very unpleasant look to it and aside from a new paint job, was exactly the same, it was dark, dingy, still had the old carpeting and very poor ventilation. The hotel did not appear to be booked so because of the pot smell that was obviously emanating from our floor we asked to have our room moved but were told there were no other comparable rooms available so they turned the fan on outside our door. We were already paying for a more expensive room so I honestly feel that given the situation, an upgraded room would of gone a long way. We shouldn't have to smell anyone's marijuana. The rooms are newly painted with new furniture and floors. The bathrooms, even though they were redesigned, leave a lot to be desired, the workmanship was shoddy. Along with that, the Air conditioners were the old units that were in the rooms previously and looking inside the vents, they needed cleaning. Our balcony door had a broken hook and chain lock and a door lock that didn't work at all. My daughter was on the balcony the second morning of our stay applying sunscreen when without any warning a male worker came up the side of the building which was not appreciated. I was also inside the room changing so some sort of warning that he was coming up the side of the building would of been nice. We grabbed lunch at Bongo's and the food was terrible. We'd eaten there a number of times during our previous stay and had no issue with the food then, but instead of improving upon it, it went downhill and we did not go back for our entire stay. The hotel charges a per day resort fee which we were told covers the cabanas, umbrellas and towels for the beach but we were left wondering what this fee was for. The towels are threadbare, half of the umbrellas on the beach are broken as well as a good number of the cabanas, which had huge tears in them. Many of the lounge chairs on the beach were also missing slats and were broken. The lounge chairs and tables scattered around the pool had no umbrellas at all. The hotel does not have room service, a fitness center and not even one single complimentary umbrella so we were left wondering what exactly this extra "resort" fee is for. We'd previously eaten at Spinners, the revolving restaurant, however given what we'd already experienced we didn't want to give it another try. If you do stay here, I highly suggest renting a car so that you can go other places to eat because the decent places you can walk to are few and far between. I also suggest the hotel spray for flies because they were excessive at Bongo's and the entire outside area. Given what the hotel had to offer, I definitely overpaid. Again, the staff and concierge were wonderful, but I definitely won't be going back.
Opinión escrita el 10 de Agosto de 2021
I visited this place a few times when it was the Grand Plaza and they have done a beautiful job renovating it. The rooms are spacious and bright, love the decor. AC worked great (so well that the kids were freezing but hubby loved the cold and wouldn't turn it down ha). Love having Bongos attached for easy access to yummy food with toes in the sand and live music. Also they gave us complimentary beach chairs/umbrellas and even brought out water bottles in ice to the chairs as well. They are still finishing up construction so I can't imagine how great it will be when it's all completed because it's already so great. Also we could walk to a little putt putt place and lots of restaurants, even a great beach shop directly across the street. Also rented Jet Ski's from right in front of the hotel and the kids were obsessed.