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The Cordova Inn

253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Pier Hotel)
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Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coventry, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is downtown and in a nice area for walking to shops and restaurants. We went into the room, it was clean, HOWEVER, the bathroom was small, make it tiny, or even minisule The toilet was loose, you can sit on the toilet, brush your teeth, and shave your legs in the shower all at once, but it was... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My sister and I stayed one night here. Just a quick last minute get away.. I found this place online and it sounded interesting and near some restaurants, shopping, and a cinema so I made a reservation. The girl who checked us in was nice enough, but not overly interested in conversation. Our room was on the second floor (no... More 

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have never walked out of a hotel before, but with this one I did. The room I was given was just plain gross. There were little bugs on the carpet along the perimeter of the room, it was dusty, and there was a disgusting vomit looking mess on the comforter that I don't know how housekeeping could have missed... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon and had no trouble checking in. Over night parking, in downtown St. Pete, was convenient and inexpensive. Within walking distance of fabulous shopping and dining. A great front porch area for relaxing and "people watching" or enjoying the good hot breakfast served each morning.. Only negative was the VERY small bathroom.. No construction while we... More 

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Bocas Town, Panama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was disappointed that the bathroom was tiny and there was no room to spread out any toiletries, there were but a few hangers and a large cabinet with no shelves. There was no place to put my stuff. Granted I am traveling with a 90 liter backpack, far more than most people have. The breakfast was more than a... More 

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Manager at Cord... I, General Manager at The Cordova Inn, responded to this review

Txherper thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I am truly sorry that it was not above and beyond your expectations. We do strive to give excellent customer service and anything less is not acceptable. I would like to let you know that each of our rooms are a little different in its own... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This small quaint hotel is in the perfect location for exploring St Petersburg. Only 3 blocks from Beach Street, the pier and lots of shops in between. Staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and charming. The front porch offered a fountain with rocking chairs to watch the world go by. Coffee all day which included espresso, lattes... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed here in order to attend a concert at the Palladium Theater nearby. The Pier Hotel is old and quaint, and only a few blocks from the waterfront, museums, and fun restaurants downtown in St. Petersburg. Our room was small, but clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly.

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed in this hotel on a visit St. Pete to celebrate our 30-year anniversary. Booking this hotel was a huge mistake and our stay was a nightmare! We both believe we must share this feedback with you so you don’t have the same experience. First of all, this hotel is currently making interior and exterior... More 

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Manager at Cord... I, Owner at The Cordova Inn, responded to this review

James, Thank You for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. As you mentioned we are currently undergoing some painting and beautification projects to make The Cordova Inn more comfortable for our guests. We sincerely apologize that our renovations disrupted your stay with us. This is definitely not our intentions and would like an opportunity to make this... More 

Ocala, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the place to stay after seeing the busy part of St Petersburg, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Older but well cared for and the staff are really there to help you. Deanna is a top shelf employee that adds to the experience of the Pier Hotel, this is a property to return to for another visit!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The first time I stayed here I loved it. Old but clean and comfortable. Great location, great veranda, afternoon happy hour was social and entertaining. Nice continental breakfast was included in the price. Booked it again for my next return to St. Pete's. The second time we arrived late in the evening due to traveling. Got the room we booked.... More 

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Manager at Cord... I, Owner at The Cordova Inn, responded to this review

Jamie P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I am very sorry that your second stay with us was not as enjoyable as your 1st stay. The Inn is under New Ownership and is going through some beneficial changes. The linens are no longer being washed in house and are sent off to a professional... More 

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