Hotel overview

Nestled amidst a setting of tropical solitude on the Gulf of Mexico, this intimate beachfront retreat has something for every member of the family. With two heated pools, a restaurant, beachfront/poolside bar and a fitness center, guests can experience the best of St. Pete Beach during stays at this gracious hotel.

Location

St. Pete Beach - On Beach
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA) : 30 miles
Saint Petersburg/Clearwater, FL, USA St Petersburg/Clearwater Intl (PIE) : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1980
Last Renovation: 2005
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 159

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Hotel details

Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $45 per room, per day is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice. For a detailed description of what’s included in the mandatory fee please see hotel policies. The hotel can give you the current resort fee and inclusions at check-in as these are subject to change.
Advisory Important information for our guests: RumFish Beach Resort is a Smoke Free property. The hotel does have areas outside where guests can smoke.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel.

Resort fee inclusions:
*Unlimited rides on the High Tide Side
*Self-parking fees - one parking pass per room.
*Guest room Wi-Fi
*Use of business center
*Faxes, local phone calls and phone access charges
*Use of fitness centers and fitness classes
*One cushioned beach cabana for two with hood
*Paddleboats along the waterway
*Tennis court times
*Day play for beach volleyball and mini golf
*Beach games like paddleball, bocce ball and corn hole
*In-room safe
*Daily newspaper
*Pool towels
*Two (2) bottles of water daily

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check in.

Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 5Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 3671 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    HOTEL CLOSED & DID NOT INFORM US

    We made reservations mid July to stay at the resort with my sister, mom and all the grand-kids for one last get together before the school year starts. After we all drove there, we pulled into the resort to see cones and paper letters stating they closed and we could stay at Trade winds (we do not like that resort, which is main reason we wanted to stay at rumfish and waited till after July when they opened). Of course we drove over there and were informed the resort closed with no warning to any future guests or staff! We had to stay at Trade-winds, which was a horrible experience and ended up leaving our vacation stay early! (I am posting that experience on their page FYI) I am just still in shock that no one would call, email, or even text that the resort would not be open!! It would of saved us a drive and a lot of money! VERY disappointed!

    Aug 12, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dinner for 2

    Our dinner was excellent but our service was below par. After placing our order a runner brought bread and plates. He slammed them on the table and walked away. Same with our entree’s, after asking who ordered what again slammed our dinner plates on the table and left. Never got a water refill and had to send our coffee order back because it was barely warm. Actually the coffee was the only thing our server brought to the table and she got that wrong. She didn’t even bring sweetener. Had to ask her instead of her asking us if we would like it. The food will bring us back l just hope that the service is better.

    Aug 11, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    So disappointed

    I booked 2 rooms Dec. 2019 at RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds for my daughter's July 2020 wedding, through Otel.com. I received several emails confirming our reservations. When my daughter arrived on 7/16/20, she was told by the hotel staff that we didn't have reservations because Otel.com had cancelled them on 7/7/20. I did not receive any notification indicating anything had been cancelled, The lady that supposedly talked to Otel.com, Kim, from Rumfish, was conveniently gone for the day when I arrived at the hotel 15 minutes later, but they were willing to give me a "deal." In order to not upset the bride and myself, I booked and paid for 2 new rooms. I tried to reach Otel.com to no avail. It is located in Turkey and I don't have an international calling plan. We went to the room and my son, who is in a wheelchair, couldn't even get into the room or the bathroom because they were so small. They did relocate us to another room, but all the bedrooms are very small. My daughter's room was so small that you could hardly walk through when the luggage was in the room. My husband, son and I checked out on 7/19/20, but my daughter and her husband stayed at the hotel through 7/23/20. I paid for the bride-and-groom's room for 4 nights, but after I checked out, Rumfish tried to get them to pay again, claiming it had not been paid. I had to send screenshots from my charge card app showing where the payment had posted to keep them from having to pay again. Wow, they almost received money 3 times for that room! Since I have returned home, I have tried to get in touch with Otel.com by phone, which I cannot, so I have entered 2 tickets/emailed, but have not heard back. I have called the hotel, but they say they cannot help me. Kim, who had talked to Otel.com, refuses to get on the phone with me or give me any helpful information so I can reach Otel. com to try to resolve this. There is so much more to this story, but I'm trying to stick to the short version. The hotel did not produce any evidence of the cancellation, except to verbally inform us that Otel cancelled the reservations. So Otel has $1263.35 of my money and now RumFish Beach Resort has $1480.10 of my money and they are not helpful at all. My credit card company won't dispute the December charge because it is more than 6 months ago and won't dispute the July charge because we stayed at the hotel & rendered services. I am angry and disappointed with all of them. I will never recommend or stay at RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds in St. Petersburg, FL again. I will never recommend or book through Otel.com again. I'm not sure if this is a scam or a big bunch of mistakes, but I do know they both ended up with my money and I have very few options for getting it back. The other thing I do know is that Kim from Rumfish, does not have the customer's best interest on her agenda.

    Aug 02, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice place!

    Stayed here for 4 nights this past weekend. The place is super nice. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The facility was clean and well maintained. We upgraded from a standard room one level up - which was really nice. It had the bedroom on one end, bathroom/kitchen in the middle, and living/balcony on the other end. The pool/beach/outdoor-bar areas are really nice. I wouldn't say 10-star (in most people's eyes), but probably 8.5-star - which is what we like. It didn't have an overly stuffy/boujee feel. It had a laid-back resort feel with the beach area just on the other side of an area of tropical foliage. The beach is incredible. Great white sand, very comfortable sandy/walk-able slope to/through the water. On Sat night, a really talented musician was set up near the pool bar area. That was fun to have. One small complaint I would have would be the daily maintenance/setup of the beach area. While the other resorts had their beach lounger umbrella/shades set up early (~7am?), RumFish didn't typically have anyone out there to set up the umbrella/shades until more like 9 or 10. You can't set them up yourself, as they keep the support ports locked up. Also, although the area is beautiful leading from the pool/bar area to the beach, it would be icing on the cake if someone walked through there early every morning and picked up any bits of trash that came in overnight. We went out to the beach nearly every morning to sit on a lounger, have coffee and watch the sunrise (which is actually behind the building, but the sky/beach/surrounding is still stunning). It certainly wasn't "trashy" by anyone's definition, but there were always a few bits of straw rappers/napkin/etc. There's also a green extension cord across one of the paths that is intended to be buried in the sand - but part of it is exposed. CLEARLY this is being super petty, but with such a great setting and such great other things at the resort, those little things (like I said) add up to icing on the cake. Ok, just one more complaint :) is the price of the drinks at the bar. $12 for a red Solo cup-sized margarita full of ice is more in line with cruise-ship pricing. Next time I'll definitely bring my own stuff and just carry it out onto the beach. If the drink prices were more reasonable I believe it would encourage more sales. Ok I promise this is my last complaint, but the on-site Starbucks isn't a corporate Starbucks, so don't expect normal Starbucks treatment or products. The hours were loose. The pastries were VERY dry, but just as expensive (maybe more) than corporate stores. Oh, big shout out to the bellman (Rob). Super nice, friendly and helpful guy, as well as Sade and Chris at the front desk. Really everyone we interacted with was great.

    Jul 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    4th July Family Trip

    We were able to check in early that was great ! We had Gulf view suite with balcony. It was fabulous! The suite was clean, well stocked with towels. It had dishes, silverware, coffeemaker. Most dats the resort pool was crowded we expected that, but we came for the beach. Pool was packed way too many people with No social distancing on July 4th. Stayed far away from it. But it did not spoil our trip ! Staff were compliant guests were Not !!!! Cabana guys were great ! Even on busiest day the 4th we were still able to get a cabana. The water slide was great ! Plenty clean beach/pool towels. A lot of activities were not open but the hotel just reopened, so to be expected with Covid. We had a great time @ Rumfish ! Fireworks on beach was beautiful! Rumfish Restaurant was a delight !

    Jul 27, 2020