Bilmar Beach Resort

Stay at Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, FL. Dates Available into January.

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Beachfront Hotel with Lively Seafood Restaurant and Bar

Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, Treasure Island is known as “the sand-sculpture capital of Florida.” The Bilmar Beach Resort has done its part to help the city keep that title, hosting a sand-castle competition every year. The resort was also the site of the world’s largest sand castle in 1985, and more recently, Bilmar Beach was selected as the location for sand sculptures of Abraham Lincoln and the White House, built by world-champion builders Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson.

The resort’s Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach features a two-tier deck where you can look out over the ocean while sipping a margarita. Gulf Coast grouper and bread bowls of lobster bisque are served in heaping portions, and a trio of fresh-catch options is available every night. Sloppy Joe’s is known for its lively party scene fueled by frozen cocktails, shooters, and live musical entertainment on the weekends. Nearby Bazzie’s Beach Bar hosts live Dixieland jazz every Wednesday, karaoke on Friday nights, and live weekend entertainment. It also offers free breakfast for kids 12 or younger.

Guest rooms at the Bilmar Beach Resort have tropical furnishings and decor. Inside a deluxe gulf-front studio, you can whip up meals in a stocked kitchenette and soak in views from a private balcony overlooking the beach, while shell studios offer the same views via large picture windows. The hotel’s two outdoor pools are popular during the day, and you can always swim in the Gulf of Mexico or collect shells along miles of pristine shoreline.

Treasure Island, Florida: Three Miles of White-Sand Beachfront

Treasure Island got its name after a group of enterprising hotel owners buried—and later “discovered”—a couple of fake treasure chests along the beach. In spite of their farce, the name stuck. So all right, you won’t find any buried treasure here, but surely you can console yourself with 3 miles of white sand along the Gulf of Mexico. Head to the middle of the island for extra-wide beaches lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. There’s also a walking pier that runs parallel to the shoreline between 104th and 119th Avenues.

A great way to explore Treasure Island and nearby beach communities is by taking the Suncoast Beach Trolley. It runs along the Gulf coast from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater, stopping at many popular beaches along the way. Just across the bridge, St. Petersburg’s charming waterfront downtown is also worth a visit. You’ll find art-deco buildings, broad streets lined with palm trees, and the Dali Museum, which displays many of the paintings, sculptures, and melted timepieces of surrealist master Salvador Dalí.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a gulf-front shell studio or gulf-front deluxe studio
  • Dates into January

Resort fee includes:

  • $5.00 Welcome Certificate for Beach Bar (taxes/gratuity not included)
  • Parking in one of three parking lots
  • Internet service throughout the resort
  • Daily kayak & paddle Board Usage
  • Bicycles – cruisers and tandem (based on availability)
  • Children’s welcome gift
  • Kid’s Eat Breakfast Free (age 12 and under)
  • Beach chair use (2)
  • In-Room safe Warranty
  • In-Room bottled waters upon arrival
  • Domestic long distance and local phone
  • Early riser coffee service
  • Fruit water in lobby
  • Morning newspaper
  • Movie Night Tuesday & Friday
  • Sundeck recreation games
  • Family board games
  • Lobby business center & boarding passes

Policies and Fees * Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable.
* Additional fees: $15 daily resort fee added at purchase
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Two heated outdoor pools and a whirlpool spa
  • Beachfront restaurant and beachfront bar
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $15 daily resort fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms * Two queen beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 * Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Gulf-Front Shell Studio * Mini fridge and microwave * Large picture windows with water view

Gulf-Front Deluxe Studio * Kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, and stove * Private balcony with water views

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: parking, WiFi, local and domestic phone calls, in-room coffee and tea, morning newspaper in lobby, in-room safe, in-room bottled water
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: 17 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE; 17 mi) and Tampa International Airport (TPA; 27 mi)
  • By cab: about $40 from PIE; about $60 from TPA
  • Driving distance from St. Petersburg: about 9 miles
  • Driving distance from Tampa: about 29 miles

Customer Reviews

82 Ratings

Great place Great Staff Would definately go back
Chris S. · February 5, 2015
The location was good. Simple, clean resort.
Linda C. · December 5, 2014
Clean room, friendly staff and beautiful beach!
Maria P. · October 4, 2014
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