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Classic Courtyard

Directly on the Gulf Beaches

Of Tampa Bay's Treasure Island

Directly on the Gulf beaches
    The Thunderbird Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel and historic landmark in Treasure Island, Florida. Nestled on the beautiful shoreline of Treasure Island just outside St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, our family-owned and operated resort is a tropical island retreat. With long stretches of pearly-white sand and sparkling blue waters, the Thunderbird provides the perfect backdrop for your next Florida vacation!

    Since 1957, our classic courtyard-style beach hotel has been a family favorite. In fact, many people tell us that as children, they would look for the “giant Thunderbird sign” during their family’s drive from the St. Petersburg mainland to Treasure Island. Today they return as adults, year after year, with their own families. We know them all by name and we remember their stories. And they still look for our giant, retro neon sign.

    Much of the hotel our parents and grandparents enjoyed is still the same today, with the addition of modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves, and complimentary coffee in all rooms. Our efficiencies feature fully-equipped kitchenettes and can adjoin any guest room. All of our Suites feature a living room/efficiency with sleeper sofa and a separate bedroom with 2 double, 1 king or 1 queen bed and its own t.v.

    Our resort also features a heated pool, quiet pool, and hot tub, Ikki Woo Woo’s Tiki Hut beach bar with live music and entertainment just about every day. Planning an event? Our Sunset Meeting and Banquet facilities provide the perfect beachfront venue to accommodate your group meeting, conference, or family reunion.

    The Thunderbird Beach Resort is directly in the heart of downtown Treasure Island, and is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, beach shops, grocery stores, and plenty of day and night time activities. We are just 10 minutes from downtown St. Petersburg, giving you access to all sorts of art galleries, festivals, museums, concerts, and sporting events, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

    So what are you waiting for? The vacation of your dreams awaits at the Thunderbird! Call us today at 1-800-FOR-BIRD (1-800-367-2473) or (727)367-1961 to book your stay. You can also use our convenient Online Reservation system.

All just steps away

From our spacious guest rooms

All just steps away
  • •White Sandy Beaches of Treasure Island
  • •Oversized Heated Pool, Quiet Pool & Hot Tub
  • •Tiki Beach Bar with Live Music
  • •Sunset Room Meeting & Banquet Facilities
  • •Guest Laundry
  • •Lobby Computer Workstation
  • •Pool & Beach Towels

Enjoy complimentary...

Amenities included with every room

Enjoy complimentary...
  • •Luxury Bedding
  • •Iron, Ironing Board & Hair Dryer
  • •In-Room Coffee
  • •In-Room Safes
  • •All Non-Smoking Guest Rooms
  • •Free High Speed Wireless Internet

Our other properties

Recommended hotels on the beach

Our other properties
If you feel the Thunderbird doesn’t fit what you are looking for we highly recommend our sister property, the Tahitian Beach Motel, just a short walk away on the white sandy beaches of Treasure Island.

Tahitian Beach Motel
Just a short walk down the beach, the Tahitian Beach Motel on Treasure Island features 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, rooms with full-kitchens, efficiencies, and suites