Barefoot Beach Club

St Pete Beach, Tampa and Clearwater/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 Well excellent location but...

Aug 12, 2022 caro2diaz West Palm Beach, Florida

The location is very good in ocean front, clean beach, but is expensive and you have to rent everything. Pool Cabanas, beach chairs... The buildings are very old. The pool towels too. The air conditioner was terrible noise. I would only return out of necessity, not because I liked it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay at the Barefoot Beach Hotel.

Jul 28, 2022 stjarnadm Saltash, United Kingdom

Stayed back in June and loved this hotel. Reception staff very friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and whilst not the most salubrious they were functional and comfortable with very cold air-con which suited us. It's in a great location only minutes away fron John's Pass and only a short trolley ride to Clearwater or St. Petes. I… Read more
Stayed back in June and loved this hotel. Reception staff very friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and whilst not the most salubrious they were functional and comfortable with very cold air-con which suited us. It's in a great location only minutes away fron John's Pass and only a short trolley ride to Clearwater or St. Petes. I recommend paying a bit extra for a beach front room to enjoy the stunning views and sunsets. Will definitely return as soon as possible. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Stay

Jun 22, 2022 stuart n

Stayed in January 2022 booked through British Airways Holidays. Upon arrival at this hotel after a 10 hour flight and around a 50 minute drive from Tampa Airport we were greeted to a very warm welcome from Cynthia. Very efficient check in process and all the local amenities were explained to us. We were in the older building with a pool view.… Read more
Stayed in January 2022 booked through British Airways Holidays. Upon arrival at this hotel after a 10 hour flight and around a 50 minute drive from Tampa Airport we were greeted to a very warm welcome from Cynthia. Very efficient check in process and all the local amenities were explained to us. We were in the older building with a pool view. Rooms were an excellent size, big seating area and a king size bed. The balcony was of an ample size and perfect to sit on in the evening. The kitchenette had everything we needed, toaster, percolator and microwave with proper crockery and cutlery. This saved us a fortune on lunch. The pool area was well maintained and very modern. Plenty of sun beds. The area we loved was between the car park and the beach with a tiki set to sit on. We spent nearly every afternoon sat there with beers and snacks. Close enough to feel you’re on the beech but far back enough to not get sand in your beer! There’s direct access to the beach and we loved taking walks on there. The sunsets are to die for. There’s plenty of eateries and bars 5 minutes down the road and Wynn Dixie the other way for food supplies. Loved that the rooms are left alone for the duration of your stay. Just have to leave a basket outside when you need supplies. The small amount of staff we spoke to were very friendly and welcoming. Can’t wait to go back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway, close to all and fun for family.

Jun 22, 2022 Deborah B Long Island, New York

Clean, beautiful and close to everything, my family had a wonderful stay. Rooms were spacious and clean, beach and amenities were great. Kids loved the pool and we enjoyed walking to town each night. So much to do and see in the area - this was the perfect location at a great price.
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