Thank you for taking a moment to see what our guests are saying about their experiences at the Sirata. Please scroll down to see comments from: Leisure Travel; Returning Guests; Meetings, Conferences & Groups; Weddings & Anniversaries; and Events & Catering.
"We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the amount of appreciation shown toward military members by the Sirata Beach Resort! We have been an active duty military family for nearly twelve years and have endured many of the hardships associated with being a military family. When a company like the Sirata Beach Resort opens their doors to military members and their families it makes the load just a bit more bearable. On Monday May 28th our family enjoyed a delightful free night courtesy of the Sirita Beach Resorts appreciation for the military. I am writing to tell you how remarkable the room was as well as how courteous, friendly, and accommodating the staff at the resort is. Everything was absolutely amazing and more then we could have hoped for. Our family made use of most of the amenities offered at the resort including the three beautiful pools and spa areas, the playground for the children, the kid zone with arcade games and more, as well as the delectable food offered at the different restaurants in the resort. We were able to check-in and have all of our needs met without ever having to leave the resort! This meant we were able to enjoy more time as a family, especially with the magnificent beachfront room. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the lead in military appreciation and thank you for the wonderful family adventure! We will be sure to visit in the near future and will recommend this family friendly resort to all of our family and friends!" - N. Hill, May 2012
"... had a wonderful time at the Sirata...love this place, especially Harry's..hope to come back very soon." - J. Paschmann, May 2012
"Since we have 2 young children, we loved being able to walk out of the hotel and be right on the beach or go to either of the 2 onsite pools. There were many other families staying at the hotel, so our kids were able to find other kids to play with on the beach, at the pool and at the playground. We loved the view from out beach side balcony. The location is great and is an easy drive to other FL area locations. The price for the quality of the stay was very reasonable." - Clara, January 2012
"We went there to celebrate Christmas and our daughter's 1st Birthday and had a great time. We will be back next year! - Tony, December 2011
"My family and I stayed at the Sirata a couple of weeks ago and were very impressed with the restaurant and the hotel staff. I forgot my credit card at the desk when I checked out. The employee who found the card not only gave it to security, but also called the card to report it. We will be back. Thank you for the awesome experience." - Gary E., August 2011
"Top class hotel and top class service!! We are planning on making this a yearly trip with the family. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!!" - John G, August 2011
"The Sirata was a wonderful, casual, family-friendly, resort! The price was good. The food at Rummrunners Bar and Gril, Compass Grille, l and Harrys Beach Bar was great! The location is perfect." - JorJor, August 2011
"The staff at sirata was wonderful, helpful, polite, and caring. Our room was great with a beautiful view. Everything was clean and welcoming. The beach was breathtaking, clear blue water, cool white sand, beautiful shells for beach combing. Also really liked the free transportation in the little carts, so much fun. I loved it and can't wait to return" - Joanierae, August 2011
Great stay recently - There are not enough adjectives to describe the views of the Gulf of Mexico from my ocean front suite - Wow!!! - Gregg R. 2/18/2011
"Amazing trip for all four of us!" - Marcia, St. Louis
My family just this evening returned to St. Louis from a 5 night stay at your resort. We cannot thank you enough for making it an amazing experience for all four of us. This was my boys' first visit to the beach and your staff made it absolutely, incredibly memorable. We cannot wait to return. Our room was everything we imagined and more so. It was so nice to have ample room for the four of us to feel like we had our own space; and the view from our room was indescribably beautiful.
Thank you to your staff for making that space available to us.
What tiny problems did arise during our visit, (an overflowing coffee pot, a toaster that I thought was broken, but I later found out, I just didn't know how to operate it!, a blanket that had gotten wet on the beach and I wanted to replace it for the night) were resolved within 15 minutes....Amazing!
On more than one occassion, we would return from our day's activites, and I would find that my dirty breakfast dishes had been washed, dried, and put away. This was not at all expected, but was so apprecitaed! As a busy mom, I frequently rush out the door to my day's activities fully expecting to return to my sink full of dirty dishes at the end of my day. Your staff truly made it feel like a vacation when I would return to a clean "home" complete with clean dishes.
My kids are already asking when we can return. I hope that our finances will allow the answer to be "very soon". Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
"SIRATA BEACH CLUB=PARADISE." - Amy Wright Engesser
"I just love your hotel. I have been looking at the website and I miss it!" - Nikki Dadarria Merson
"The Sirata has everything you could want and more!" - Amanda Basich
"St Pete Beach is my FAVORITE place to go!!! Sirata is the best resort on the beach!" - Christi Johnson-Uhls
"The Sirata is the best resort on St. Pete Beach - relaxed, unpretentious, inviting and playful - everything you need for a special retreat on the beach..." - Kim Fritz
"Great hotel!! My first time vacationing on the west coast of Florida...I researched lots of hotels in St. Pete Beach, I was hesitant with Sirata because I never heard of it before...I kept comparing Sirata to other hotels but I made the right choice! Had a great time and plan to visit again hopefully soon!! I even joined Club Sirata! :)". - Lisa Dellipoali
The room was amazing and overlooked the ocean. We paid next to nothing for this amazing experience. Would definitely return! - Victoria, Tampa
"Thank you Sirata for a Great 30th Birthday!"
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Sirata Beach Resort for my 30th birthday weekend. From the moment we pulled in the staff was EXCEPTIONAL..... - Capone, Philadelphia
"Love the Sirata...great for families! This will be our 3rd time in March!" - Michelle Freeman Frazie
"My husband and I have been coming to the Sirata for the past 7 years. The staff is attentive and very accomodating! I have pictures from past visits on my computer all year round! Just looking at the hammock in the sand with the beach grass and Gulf in the background sends me to a Zen place! I can't wait for our next visit! Thank you Sirata!" - Joanne Garofalo DiNapoli
"We love the Sirata. We have stayed there three times previously and we are in the process of making arrangements to return again this March. Love what it has to offer. We make note of the room we stay in if we like it, so that we can get the same one again. Many different types to choose from." - Judy Fielding
"Can't wait to get there for the 4th of July!!!!!gets better every year." - Dan Tracy
MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, GROUPS
"It was awesome and it was a pleasure working with you!! We had a great convention..hope to be back there again some year." - K. Mize, FL District Exchange Club, June 2012
"The attention to detail and personal service was outstanding from the initial inquiry through final billing. We never heard "no" . It is clear that management in this property cares about their team and the team cares about the guest. Thank you Jo Weisburg, Florian and Josef for your creativity, enthusiasm and positive customer service. It was a true joy.
I don't have photos but I do have video of our teambuilding exercise ... build your own boat and race in the gulf ... so much fun!" - LDiva, May 2012
"This business meeting lasted three days. The rooms, staff, food, service were all top notch. It is a big property with lots of activities, beach, and meeting rooms. Good place for families and for business meetings. Great location near Tampa." - Vet63
"I just wanted to follow up and say thank you again for helping me put on a wonderful meeting. I have had so many great comments about the site, food and staff. I also wanted to commend the staff for their excellent work. They were always quick to respond to any request and when there was coffee involved, that was a huge help!!" - Kristi, NAMSA
"The Shrine Guilds of America recently enjoyed a week at the Sirata Beach Resort for our Annual Convention. I want to express our profound thanks to you for your patience.....dealing with 100 plus women......anytime there was an issue with our meeting room, you were there to cheerfully and expeditiously handle it. Many times, I heard the call "where's Florian" and you were there. Please convey...... our appreciation to all those who helped make our week at the Sirata so enjoyable." - Regena H.
"It really was a pleasure working with you guys and our group loved it! We will definately send any other groups we have going to that area to your property. This group will will also definately be rebooking in the future and we will remind them about that as we get closer to make sure that happens!
Thank you again for all your efforts and getting everything worked out! We definately will be recommending you guys in the future!" - K Cook, Group Travel Services
"I have received nothing but accolades and praises from all event participants....... I took the risk of planning this conference for the group, and it turned out to be no risk at all. When we threw last minute changes at you throughout the weekend, there was never a problem and always a solution...handled with the highest professional attitude and execution. You (I mean everyone) really cared that our event be successful, and we got that message loud and clear." - Algimantas (Al) Karnavicius, Honorary Consul, Republic of Lithuania, St. Petersburg, FL
"The FAM was very well planned and executed. I've never toured a property that had the rooms so ready for our viewing - set up with catering tables, tablets and pens, and AV in place and turned on. We could see what the client would be booking and helping to make their job easier. The meal, reception, and events were lots of fun with a great showcase of what the clients could book - from the wonderful drinks to the seafood on ice to the buffet on the North Deck, to the sunset photos, to the fire dancer, to the s'mores. You showed a breadth of creativity and flexibility with the ideas, staff, and use of property." - Susan Marie Hayden, CMP, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe.
WEDDINGS & ANNIVERSARIES
"The Sirata and its staff are wonderful! Kelli Love, the catering sales manager, there was superb! She walked us through everything with professionalism, kindness, understanding, patience and a wonderful sense of humor. We could not have had the beautiful wedding we did without her and everyone else at Sirata. The Sirata has gorgeous banquet rooms, delicious menus, and the loveliest beach we have ever been on. Believe me, you will lack for nothing if you have your wedding there. Needless to say, everyone who attended had the best time and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams. Thanks Sirata for everything!" - Beth, 12/31/12
"All I can say is AWESOME!!! We selected the Sirata as our destination wedding venue from our lovely home in Atlanta from the internet...after discussions with our Catering Manager Kelli Love we decided to go with the Sirata...we have no complaints. We arrived on aWednesday and was greeted by Kelli and able to tour the locations for the ceremonyand the reception, seeing everything for the first time and we were verypleased. We had our rehearsal, or as I called it meet & greet at the rumrunner pool on the property and working with Caroline to set that up was soeasy...almost too easy..Just everything was perfect! The day of our wedding Kelli was amazing helping our wedding coordinator with all last minute details and just her calming spirit is great for any bride! The resort is awesome...the beach location for the ceremony was great, security made sure no one just camewalking though the middle of our ceremony...everyone was directed to the ballroom. Our names were in lights (or on the tv screens) to tell everyonewhere the event was. Rooms were great....Sirata did their best to ensure thatall of our guests were close to each other and that was another great thing!!! I could go on...but for someone booking this resort site unseen I'm beyond pleased!!!" - Theresa, Nov. 2012
"Kelly was my wedding coordinator at SIrata and she was amazing! Being from Ohio and not being able to be there all the time was not a problem because she was very quick to answer any questions I had about my wedding day and very organized. The food at the venue was also amazing. All my guest and vendors loved it! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting a beach wedding." - J. Haynes, July 2012
"We chose Sirata based on their Royal Palm Ballroom and menu choices. We searched the entire coast from Clearwater to St Pete Beach because our church/ceremony would be in Clearwater Beach but we couldn't get over the views from the Royal Palm Ballroom (8th floor, floor to ceiling windows with views of the Gulf, Skyway Bridge, Tampa and Tampa Bay). We also searched near home in West Palm Beach and down in the Keys and by far we did not see anything that beat Sirata....All our guests loved the staff that worked our wedding..." - Rose, 4/20/2012
"The Sirata helped throw us an unforgettable wedding! The food was fantastic (big portions), the event coordinator was on top of everything, and the scenery was gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! I highly recommend having your wedding at the Sirata." - Allie, 4/3/2012
"Kelli was a great help! She helped me with the planning and execution of our wedding weekend at the Sirata. I would recommend this venue to any bride that wants a beautiful beach wedding!" - Malerie, 2/25/20012
" On the survey not only would I put "Excellent" on every section --I would also put "Wonderful"! When my only daughter, Kimber decided to get married in St. Petersburg and have her reception at the Sirata, I was hesitant because we were over two hours away and was not sure how plans would be carried out. After meeting Melanie, she was so professional and personable, I felt very secure making plans for the reception there. She was so helpful in every aspect of the reception. Kimber being my only daughter and first wedding, Melanie was only a phone call away to sooth over any concerns. She set up our food tasting session with the food service director and both were very helpful.
We were so happy with the presentation of the Sirata, we decided to host everything there. Not only did we have the reception there; we had the rehearsal dinner, the bride's breakfast and the next day we hosted the post-wedding breakfast at the Sirata. Everything turned out wonderful. The staff is so professional from those preparing the food, decorations, to the servers. The night of the reception, I had given the food service people the wrong box that was suppose to contain the serving pieces for the cake cutting. Instead of concerning me with the problem during the reception, they borrowed another set and the reception went on without a hitch and I never knew about it till it was over. Talk about professionalism, I would have been a nervous wreck had I known about the problem. I can't compliment them enough how things turned out. I, along with our guests, were pleased how helpful and personal your front desk, bell men, and those that cleaned rooms were. They made the stay even more enjoyable. Our friends and family had such a wonderful experience at the Sirata they have suggested meeting there next year for a week-end or week reunion. We are looking forward to it!
If I could --I would fly a Banner over Florida or even the US stating the the Sirata Beach Reasort is the perfect Wedding Venue!!! "Thank You" so much for making my daughter's reception so wonderful, perfect, and priceless...... A Happy and Thankful Mom", P Wood Nov. 19, 2011
"We had the wedding at the south beath location at night (the Sirata's first night time beach wedding) and the reception on the 8th floor in the Royal room. I highly recommend the Sirata, they went above and beyond. Melanie at the Sirata was awesome. The food was great and she took care of everything. After looking at many venues on The beach, this was by far the best value. I would not have changed anything!" - Jessica, 11/11/11
"I just wanted to thank you for helping my wedding turn out so perfectly. Everything looked so beautiful and I could not have asked for a more perfect night. Thank you for accommodating all of my requests. The food was delicious and the staff were all so nice. You definitely exceeded our expectations. With Appreciation," - Rachael, October 2011
"Kelli, we can't thank you enough for all you have done for us (wedding). You were amazing!" - D. Caylor
"We planned our Florida wedding from Rochester, NY and our coordinator made it seem as though we were right there....not a detail was missed. All of the vendors recommended by the Sirata were also terrific and a detailed list was provided to me the minute we booked our wedding! Very impressive! All of our wedding guests raved over the food and how delicious everything on our buffet was....I can't imagine that any hotel does it better than the Sirata!" - Melissa, July 2011
"Everyone at the Sirata was excellent, especially our catering sales manager that handled our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding! The food and service was amazing!!" - Katy, June 2011
"Our Wedding Specialist was amazing. She did an amazing job helping us plan our dream wedding, while we were all the way up in Chicago!" - Doheen-Schulgen, May 2011
"Staff worked well with us even when the weather turned bad. They did everything possible to make sure our wedding could still be outside. Our coordinator did an extraordinary job on everything from start to end! Great wedding coordinator to say the least! Food at the reception was awesome!!.....We are very happy with our decision in choosing the Sirata for our wedding." - Chiappone-Davis, May 2011
"We just wanted to touch base and say thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding! I know it wasn't the easiest of days considering the weather and all....You rocked it!! - Gina, May 2011
"We were married @ The Sirata in October of 2005! Looking forward to spending our 5th anniversary there later this year. :)" - Shelley Johnston Ziegle
"My husband and I were married at the Sirata in June '07 and have been back every year sinc. We have always had the kids with us but just booked 7 days in June for our 3rd Anniversary and will be all by ourselves!!!! Can't wait!!!!!" - Nancy Wernle Blackwell
"Thanks for making our Wedding...simply amazing!!! Everything was perfect." - Brian Thiess
"My husband I returned today after spending 7 nights at the Sirata and it was the PERFECT honeymoon, we will be coming back. We had perfect weather, the hospitality was wonderful, food and drinks were very yummy and the view were AWESOME, we hated to go home. Thanks again Sirata, but we will see you again" - Kim Fields-Whitt
"Our wedding day was perfect at the Sirata! We worked with Melanie and she ws amazing!!! She was so friendly and easy to work with. She quickly responded to all our questions and concerns, recommended vendors, made helpful suggestions, and met with us on more than one occasion during planning. The Sirata staff set-up the Breezeway Deck and the Royal Palm Ballroom beautifully! The food was delicious and the waiters and bartenders were so accommodating. We did not have to worry about anything the entire day because Melanie and the Sirata staff had everything covered!!" - Christine
EVENTS & CATERING
"....as a member of the Reunion Committee for the SPHS Class of 1951, I would like to thank you and your staff for your excellent and very professional handling of our affair in October of this year. In particular, I want to commend Deborah Probst and 2 of your bellhops Matt & Paul. Their help and assistance was always given in gracious and very professional manner. Deborah was at all times at all our events to assure things progressed efficiently, stopping in frquently to check on things. When we needed to make a change in the arrangements due to the real possibility of rain, she worked with us and your facility was understanding and generous. All the attendees were most complimentary and had a very excellent experience.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Sirata Beach Resort to anyone wanting a lovely vacation. Thank you again for making our 60th reunion so memorable." - J. Contrino
"Our catering manager was amazing...a tru professional....if this is an indication of your staff, well done, if not, get more like her! All the waitstaff and barstaff were extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful...loved them all. The room looked great! The food was scrumptious! I'd recommend the Sirata to anyone looking to host a function! Thank you and all the staff who made this a wonderful (surprise brithday)party." - M. Barron, March 2011
"The Meeting was a huge success and the staff at the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center made everyone feel right at home. Everything from planning of the event, execution, processing of room reservations, banquet activities, and food & beverage your staff was top notch". - Lucky Harris, Regional Service Director, BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
"I am writing today to share my overwhelming satisfaction with your resort and staff. I have been in my position with the Foundation for 6 years and have never experienced such an incredible staff to work with.
Thank you again for all that you have done! It is because of people like you and your staff and the resort itself that allows us to contiue to reach our goal of providing empowering experiences and unforgettable friendships to those children in need!" - Michelle L. Pierson, R.N., Executive Director, Wunsch Family Foundation
"The Pinellas Animal Foundation recently had our Annual Bowser Ball (fundraiser) at the Sirata Beach Resort. Our total experience was very enjoyable and successful. Mr. Bill Bennett was very helpful from the first day of planning our event and throughout the Ball until closure. He and his entire staff were always there and very willing to assist us the entire evening of the Ball.
We are well pleased with all phases of the resort and our event. I would highly recommend the Sirata for any similar event and would plan to have our even there next year" - Donald H. Morgan, DVM, President
The picnic was a HUGE success and everyone was raving about the location. We will definitely be back next year!!! Your staff was so kind and accommodating and it was such a pleasure to work with all of you. Thank you again!! - Melissa G. Hansen - Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP