Alden Suites Unveils NEW Beach Bungalows

On March 7, 2018, Alden Suites Beach Resort opened our doors to dozens of Tampa Bay’s leading politicians, hospitality leaders, business owners, and media for a very special celebration. We were thrilled to unveil our seven newly renovated Beach Bungalows. Our friends at Snapper’s Sea Grill and Empire Oyster brought some amazing food to delight our guests, and bartenders Chris and Dave set up the bar in the courtyard as we welcomed friends and colleagues check out what we like to call our “Fungalows!”

The beach bungalows are small cottages surrounding a courtyard right behind our main lobby, and when the hotel was originally built, dozens of them lined a pathway that led all the way to the beach. Over the years, as the Alden expanded and new buildings were added, the cottages were demolished, until only 9 remained. Theses 9 little homes were not included in the multi-million dollar renovation of the Alden Suites over the past few years, and to say they were past their prime would be an understatement!

The Renfrow family, owners of the Alden Suites, decided it was time to make a change. In the last twelve months they supervised a renovation that took the bungalows down to the bare concrete walls, eliminating two of them to make the others more spacious. They also completely redesigned the landscaping in the courtyard, giving it a modern tropical flair.

An expert interior design team led by Lisa Iacovino of Design by Design transformed the interiors into the ultimate in contemporary, beachy comfort. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and soothing aqua toned cabinetry turned the kitchens into modern masterpieces.

The bathrooms were outfitted with sleek tile and mirrors,  soothing double shower heads, and elegant vanities. Wood-look ceramic tile flooring flows between all of the spaces.

Our designers kept the bedrooms elegant, with our signature Alden comfy beds and fine linens, and French colonial furnishings.

New tropical furnishings and beach-inspired light fixtures make the living rooms and dining areas truly welcoming.

We had a wonderful time showing our guests around each of the Bungalows, and the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce team helped us christen the new spaces with a ribbon cutting. Such a fun night of celebration!

Want to check out the Alden Suites beach bungalows for yourself? These very special vacation spots aren’t bookable online. But you can reserve your place in the sun by calling our Reservations department at 800.237.2530. We hope to share our “Fungalows” with you some time very soon!

39 Replies to “Alden Suites Unveils NEW Beach Bungalows”

  1. Sue and I have been coming to the Alden Suites for over 9 years in May of each year. We’ll be back this year and looking forward to the new designed bungalows.

  2. They look absolutely beautiful. I have been bringing my kids and grandchildren to the Alden since 2003 and have loved all your suites especially your gulf front ones. Thank you for giving us wonderful family vacations and running such a family oriented resort. We will all see you again March 29th.
    Thank you,
    Jane Oneill

    1. Depending on which ones you have. Ours could sleep 6! Two queen beds and a queen sleeper couch too. They are really nice! We were there for my daughter’s wedding and actually had three different bungalows.
      Can’t say enough about the awesome staff too!

  3. We’ll be down in April for our after tax season vacation and will check the “Fungalows” out. We do love our ocean front choice each year. I don’t think that will change our choice now. We just love our family friendly resort! Been coming for 20 + years! Happy to see you are still surprising us with your updates.
    See you soon. Judy & Barry from Maine

  4. I have been coming to the Alden since 1965…. when all that was there was the Bungalows and the swimming pool near the beach. I was in the 6th grade. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there and once we had children we brought the family there. See you soon Alden Family

  5. We have always LOVED staying at the Alden beach resort. The gulf front rooms are amazing morning, noon and night. LOVE the beach bar and the ladies that became friends while serving us!! The family owned atmosphere is like coming home each year we have stayed!! We have not vacationed at the beach for 6 years since moving from New York to Dallas Texas. Planning on a beach Alden beach resort vacation this year!!!!

  6. My husband and I have been coming to Alden Beach Resort for about 12 years. We usually come in Dec. to celebrate my husband’s birthday and sometimes in the spring. We are looking forward to our next visit
    at Alden Resorts.
    We saw the renovations going on the last time we were there. The bungalows look great.

    Hope to see you in Dec.
    Sherron and Wayne Browning

  7. My husband and I have been coming to Alden Beach Resort for about 12 years.
    We saw the renovations on our last visit. The bungalows look great.

    Hope to see you soon.
    Sherron and Wayne Browning

  8. We have not been back to The Alden for several years now. We have great memories during the days we spent there. Hope to remedy this soon. Great job on the renovations!!!! Pedro & Maria Antonia

  9. When I stay at the Alden, I have always stayed in the bungalows. I can’t wait to see these updated. The pics look nice

  10. We’ve been staying at the Alden ourselves for many years. We missed last year but this fall we’ll be back at this wonderful place again. We’re always treated like royalty from the front desk to checking out, and it’s always a great experience.

  11. We love the Alden! Gulf suites are the best but the new bungalows are beautiful…Buddy is a GREAT part of your team always personable and welcomes with a smile. We come from Minnesota often and will see you all soon.

  12. It was great being able to help out on some of the renovations that took place at the Alden. Olaf was great to work with.
    Commtop inc.
    Was glad that Sterling MFG could help out when the original countertop company fumbled the ball.

  13. I have been coming to your resort for over 9 years. I have already booked and enjoy the Nassau building rooms. The Bungalows are not on the web site but in what price range are their prices equal to or close to: Gulf view, Pool view etc. Just looking to compare to what I know.

    1. Hi Richard- thank you so much for returning to our resort again and again! The bungalows can only be booked by calling our reservations desk at 800.237.2350. They are priced higher than other suite categories, but it varies greatly by season. Please give us a call and we will be glad to help you!

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