Forty Years at the Alden… A Longtime Guest Shares Her Story

One of our favorite things here at Alden Suites Beachfront Resort is welcoming generations of families who stay with us year after year. As children grow up and become parents themselves, they return to savor the St. Pete Beach experience and enjoy our hospitality. We are so thankful to our longtime guest Jennifer from Naperville, Illinois for sharing her Alden Suites experience!
 
“I have been staying at the Alden since 1975. Four generations of my family have vacationed at this resort, nestled on beautiful St. Pete Beach. Despite the older buildings, the management at the Alden works to make continuous improvements and updates to the resort. I am certain the buildings take a beating between the salt air, the heat, and humidity and wear and tear from the guests. I cannot fathom the amount of upkeep and maintenance a beach resort may require.
 
With that said, I feel like the staff at the Alden work to provide a clean, comfortable and safe resort for all its guests despite the required attention to detail and upkeep the resort demands. It is super family friendly and great for relaxing. I have seen weddings, family reunions, girls trips, family trips etc.. over the course of my years visiting the Alden. I have referred friends and family and nobody has been disappointed with their vacation stay. Its charm is what sets it apart from many of the other resort options on the beach. The welcoming family vibe is present throughout the resort.
 
The rooms are very clean and the front desk staff are kind, courteous and responsive. I have always felt very safe at the Alden. Now having two young children of my own, it’s a pleasure to watch them bounce from pool to pool to hot tub to the ocean with ease. I have much joy reflecting on my own childhood vacationing at the Alden through the eyes of my children who now enjoy the same thing!
 
From relaxing in your room to taking a walk through the beautiful landscape which runs from the main office area, passed the “Fungalows” and the pools..it is such a beautiful, tropical relaxing walk to the beach. I also love staying on the Gulf Front buildings…I love staring out at the ocean. Unless you are atop Hurricanes at Pass-A-Grille for dinner, I dare think you could have a better sunset view on the beach than from the Alden. The resort’s beach is THE BEST on St. Pete!
 
The Snappers Oasis Food Truck tucked next to the Cabana Bar serves really good “fast” food. The Haddock Nuggets do not disappoint, nor do the fries or chicken tenders. In fact, I was in line to order my food and a server from the Don CeSar came over to order food and he said that he actually refers guests from the Don’s pool area down to the Alden to check out the resort and try food from Snappers Oasis! I loved hearing that! Take a step back to yesteryear with the charm and delight of a cozy vacation spot on the beach with modern amenities and comfort. The Alden is a gem!

6 Replies to “Forty Years at the Alden… A Longtime Guest Shares Her Story”

  1. I move down here in 2001. I worked on the beach renting cabanas and selling Parasail rides. I worked at several different locations on the beach but I always referred people to the Alden. Out of the hundreds of people I referred there I never had one complaint. It has always been the best value on the beach.

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more, Jennifer! I have never had a bad stay here at the Alden in the last 10 years I’ve been coming down to St. Pete Beach! The Alden IS my happy place on Earth!

  3. I love the Alden! We’ve been coming down to Florida for 35 years and when we go to St Pete we always go back to the Alden. We always get a deluxe gulf front room/ lanai and enjoy the gulf view on our balcony. In fact we always ask for the same room number every time. We will be back in October and looking forward to our trip. The Alden is such a clean and friendly place. The grounds are immaculate, the bartender and drinks are the best and the food trailer has wonderful food. Disappointed to hear you have to pay for parking now since most resorts allow you one car. Looking forward to October!

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