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.


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 options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous 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 3663 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The best!!

    We stayed here for our honeymoon in October. It was incredible!! The staff was so friendly! The resort itself was beautiful, clean, and the perfect size. We stayed during a great time of year- not too many people and few kiddos. The food was so good too! The resort has a lot of fun activities- yes, even adults can enjoy the giant water slide!! The staff surprised us by upgrading our room and sending champaine and chocolate covered strawberries when we arrived. I am already planning when we can go back!

    May 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Valentines Weekend 2020

    Amazing resort with great staff and service. Sade was our customer service rep and she helped us with a minor room issue (thank you Sade!!!). This place has everything you need, great customer service, CLEAN, amazing sunset views, loads of great places to eat (walking distance), great "on premise" restaurants, nearby beach bars with live music and lots of beautiful beaches to take long walks on. Just an all around great experience that we wont forget soon....we WILL be back.

    Apr 06, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I loved St Pete Beach!

    I absolutely loved spending time at St Pete and Rumfish was nice. They upgraded our rooms to a Gulf view which was my favorite thing about this resort. Out my front door was the adult pool and out the patio door was the other pool, bar and the Gulf! The staff was exceptionally nice. I also appreciated having an adult pool area to get a way from the little ones. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids, just not this trip. We did travel to the sister resort(Island Grand)for meals and massages...this place had way more to offer, but a lot more families. I think my only complaint about Rumfish is I wish they did have more meal options, that the Pizza Hut would deliver to guests staying here and that we had live music during the day and longer at night. The Island Grand has all of this, so why not Rumfish? It isn’t a long walk to get to the other resort, but wish Rumfish has just a few more things to offer for the price we pay in resort fees. Otherwise, I loved it!

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Beach

    Great amenities for the family. Right on the beach, the daily resort fee ($$$$) includes cabanas on the beach and you can utilize everything at the Tradewinds. I could not give this a 5 star because I had a really crappy room and felt like I could have found the same room in the same area for $100 less. I requested a balcony room and instead got stuck in a room in between 2 hallways, next to electrical room and directly across from elevator. It was very noisy! The bathroom had mold in the tile grout and the corners had a lot of dirt built up. I did notify managment but nothing was done. I have stayed and the Tradewinds several times and was in total bliss but I am truly dissapointed I chose the Rum Fish this trip.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Family Resort!

    Our family had a great stay at Rumfish, our kids are 5, 9, and 12. This resort allows you to utilize all the amenities at the Tradewinds resort which is just a short walk down the beach including the large inflatable slide that our kids really enjoyed. The Rumfish beach is a little quieter than the Tradewinds one as well and the rooms are little less expensive. I really recommend taking part in the various activities the resort offers. Our family tried to do as many of these as possible and it really added to our trip experience. Sophie goes ABOVE AND BEYOND to help the kids participate and keeps them engaged, even offers prizes if you do a good job :) THANKS SOPHIE!!! We participated in beach cleanup, scavenger hunts, touch tank, and the Rumfish Restaurant Tank Tour to name a few. There are also s'mores nights every night at Rumfish and if you go over to Tradewinds they have movie nights in the pool, a Pirate show, and paddle boats to use. At one point in the trip our room key lock had stopped working due to bad batteries and the security staff was there in just a couple minutes to swap them out quick and minimize the inconvenience. We also learned that people will often leave behind beach toys before traveling home and found a couple boogie boards, sand castle shovels and buckets, and a small net for trying to catch minnows swimming in the ocean. Next trip down I would bring a couple fishing poles for sure. We also took a short walk down the beach and saw dolphins which the kids though was super cool. You can reserve a cabana via a website the day before, they are free from 2nd row back so pick your favorite and make sure to reserve it right away especially if its during a busy time for the resort.

    Mar 23, 2020