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The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa

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2937 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was our 2nd stay & I was disappointed. Other reviewers mention how attentive the staff were to them but we did not have the same experience. We had trouble getting Wifi & could not find anyone to ask to help. When we checked in we were given the wrong room & the housekeeper (Dawn, I think) got angry with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Jim and Alexandra are so accommodating. You get the comforts of home with the fun of discovering something new. I love history, so it was wonderful to get a taste of "Florida Then". It's also nestled in a unique community that is a change from the ordinary. You might even call the area a bit whimsical. Finally, the food at... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a warm environment! The staff is attentive and second to none! The rooms are comfortable and each has its own personality! The owner has taken a historic property that had hit the skids and restored it with love and care. The history alone is worth the trip. Isabelle's is a jewel! I had two wonderful dinners. Gulfport is a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. If you are looking for quiet, fun, and a bit quirky this it it. The server at the bar was so fun, served us on the pleasant veranda - it was a Monday and few people were there. The restaurant which is highly renowned was closed so I will have to go back when... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I rated it very good because it offers fine dining & has such great history & charm. The ambiance is good. The wrap around deck where one can eat outdoors or just sit out & watch passers by, the clock tower & the peace it seems to offer within it's walls are worth the stay. It is within walking distance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had dinner at the Peninsula for my husband's birthday. Have to say, although my meal was great; his steak/lobster was disappointing. The steak was bland; the lobster, while moist, had no butter or seasonings. We had cocktails on the outdoor patio, listening to staff yell at each other, then dinner on the porch, listening to other diners complain about... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

With a name like the Historic Peninsula Inn and Spa and rooms with evocative titles like the 'Mandalay Suite" and the "Calcutta Suite" you may allow yourself to conjure the ultra-luxury Peninsula Hotels and Spas of Hong Kong, Beverly Hills or Shanghai. But this is Gulfport, not Shanghai and these Peninsula folks are not the ones who own the exotic... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We love The Peninsula Inn. It is a great place to gather with friends for good food and drinks. Love the friendly staff and good service. Try the hamburger! Lovely veranda and back porch. Locals love to hangout and listen to John the piano player.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I decided to visit my son for his college's parent weekend very last minute and most hotels were booked. I found the historic peninsula inn and spa on trip advisor and called for a room for 4 nights. They only had two nights available but promised to put me first on a list if anyone cancelled. I decided to book... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the Inn, very nice and friendly place to visit. The entertainment downstairs was fun and the small restaurant and bar are excellent. We took advantage of a drink by the fire pit outside while listening to the piano players and live entertainment. It is located in an area close to lots of live music and pubs and... More 

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