Barefoot Beach Club

St Pete Beach, Clearwater and St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

If you’re after a great base to explore the Gulf Coast, then look no further – you’ll get a very warm welcome here! Speaking of warm, you’ll be itching to get in the lagoon style pool from the minute you get here, with Florida’s hot and sunny climate. Or maybe you’re more of a beach person? It’s just steps from your room until you can dip your toes in the ocean. If there’s a few of you, the 2 bedroom suites are perfect, offering plenty of space and a fully equipped kitchen to make dinner and drinks for your to enjoy on the balcony, overlooking the ocean. When staying here with Virgin Atlantic Holidays, you’ll avoid the resort fee and receive complimentary parking, which is great for exploring the wider area of St Petersburg and Clearwater. If you’d prefer to travel by foot, you’re just a few blocks away from the historic John’s Pass Village, with a host of water activities, excursions, and restaurants available for the whole family to enjoy.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on Madeira Beach, just west of St. Petersburg on the Gulf Coast of Florida. 2 blocks away from John’s Pass Village with it’s many shops, restaurants, and bars.

Hotel information

73 rooms consisting of studios with kitchenettes, and suites with fully equipped kitchens; all with private balcony, cable TV, air conditioning, and complimentary WiFi access.

Poolside Studios feature 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa bed, and kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee-maker. Sleeps maximum 4 people. 

Beachfront Studios offer views of the Gulf of Mexico, and feature 1 queen-size bed and 1 sofa bed, plus kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee-maker. Sleeps maximum 4 people.

Two Bedroom Partial Gulf View Suites are located on floors 2-4, with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer unit, separate living room, and two bedrooms each with a HDTV. One bedroom features a king-size bed, and the other has a queen-size bed, plus a sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping maximum 6 people. 

Two outdoor heated swimming pools. Jacuzzi. Poolside cabanas*. Rooftop sun deck. Fitness centre. BBQ Area. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary self-parking for guests staying 5 nights of more. Laundry service*. 

Waived resort fee for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers, saving $30 per room per night.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Minimum check-in age is 21


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent view and location, wouldn't respond about a partial refund

May 18, 2022 H3538YBchristinak

The room was ok, nice pool view. My main issue was I could not be there for the first few days due to a flight being cancelled. I contacted them numerous times and they kept saying a manager would call me back to take care of the situation since I was out almost $1k. That never happened and so I will not be staying there again, so just be aware… Read more
The room was ok, nice pool view. My main issue was I could not be there for the first few days due to a flight being cancelled. I contacted them numerous times and they kept saying a manager would call me back to take care of the situation since I was out almost $1k. That never happened and so I will not be staying there again, so just be aware about any possible changes to your trip there, good luck if that is the case. Parking is also tricky in their tight garage. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unbelievable

May 8, 2022 stephenhA2012ED

This hotel is beautiful. The service was amazing, everyone was very friendly and helpful with everything we needed. The location is great, it's just across the street from John's Pass that offers tons of things to do, and places to eat. The beach front is perfect with great amenities. The pool and hottub were relaxing. The rooftop has amazing… Read more
This hotel is beautiful. The service was amazing, everyone was very friendly and helpful with everything we needed. The location is great, it's just across the street from John's Pass that offers tons of things to do, and places to eat. The beach front is perfect with great amenities. The pool and hottub were relaxing. The rooftop has amazing views. And of course the room was amazing, with beautiful modern renovations and very clean. The 2 bed / 2 bath suite with kitchen is HUGE. The balconey view from the room was amazing. They even have wrist bands to wear as your room key all day at the beach so you don't have to worry about putting a key in your pocket and losing it. Can't wait to stay there again. Look no further than Barefoot Beach Club! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No better place around. Most amazing rooftop view.

Mar 28, 2022 interactivekevin Savannah, Georgia

Amazing experience. Staff is top notch and goes above and beyond. Won’t find a better location or view! Highly recommend and will definitely be back. Rooms are fantastic and newly renovated. Private Cabanas are great to have all day. Too bad you can’t rate more than 5 stars.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and family friendly

Mar 24, 2022 iowatraveler71 Sioux Center, Iowa

Stayed here over spring break in the partial ocean view twin room. Very nice accomadations and very clean. As others mentioned there really is no housekeeping but they will give you what you need each morning when you fill out the request card and leave it outside the door. The kitchen and washer/dryer combo is great! So nice to be able to keep… Read more
Stayed here over spring break in the partial ocean view twin room. Very nice accomadations and very clean. As others mentioned there really is no housekeeping but they will give you what you need each morning when you fill out the request card and leave it outside the door. The kitchen and washer/dryer combo is great! So nice to be able to keep up on laundry during ones stay, and the A/C works awesome. The pools are very nice with ample seating, but on many days you might want to stake a spot out early as most folks did. Very nice and clean beach, in fact the beach zamboni and leveling tractor go by each morning. Great beach for kids, and there are several showers back by the break wall so you can wash that lovely sugar sand off before heading anywhere else. Only complaint I had and heard others mention was there is only one elevator for the east building(street side), so certain times of the day it's busy. John's Pass is a short five minutes walk and really fun with a lot of things to do if you are into water stuff. The partial ocean view is actually very good, so not sure I would pay extra for full ocean view when one can view it all from the open air roof deck, another really neat feature that few resorts around the area have. The best part was there were no Karens running around in face masks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, wonderful views

Mar 14, 2022 Christine B Minnesota

We stayed here during spring break 2022. Very quiet resort. Mostly families or couples. No housekeeping but they swap out towels and replenish items you may need. The access to beach is nice and you can rent a cabana through Beach Service West for $35 a day. Easy walk to food at Johns Pass. The pool is heated too. We enjoyed our stay and… Read more
We stayed here during spring break 2022. Very quiet resort. Mostly families or couples. No housekeeping but they swap out towels and replenish items you may need. The access to beach is nice and you can rent a cabana through Beach Service West for $35 a day. Easy walk to food at Johns Pass. The pool is heated too. We enjoyed our stay and will return. Read less