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The Cordova Inn

253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Pier Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt like i was staying with a family friend. Room was very clean, and everything i expected. I've been in Florida for 8 years and wish i found it sooner! Its a home away from home while giving you the hospitality of a corporate hotel. If i stay in downtown st. Pete, i wouldn't Stay anywhere else. Staff was amazing!

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Lutz, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stayed here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the stay. My wife and I stayed on a Saturday to enjoy the very walkable area of downtown St Pete. The hotel was under renovation, which was not an issue. The room was clean. What was disappointing was they seem more interested in the future, than now. Wifi was almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Heart of down town, blocks from everything fun to do and close to beaches. Staff is very friendly rooms are cozy and the hotel is like like a Gatsby mansion. Super cool! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting St Pete. Their restaurant a few blocks away is amazing too! They give you a card that gives you a free menu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed there recently for a weekend. This hotel was part of the heyday of St. Petersburg, Florida. It is in an excellent location to walk everywhere. Restaurants, the Pier, museums, nightclubs are right here in downtown St Petersburg. The Rays baseball games are a short taxi away. The hotel has just changed names and is still in the renovation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Hotel and Wonderful people. Chris and Jamie were exceptional and went beyond what you would expect out of even a 4 star hotel. Thank you for making our holiday special. Will definitely be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The hotel was quaint close to bars and restaurants. I know you get what you pay for but. I think for the price they charge the room should have been clean! The shower had hair in the drain, trash under bed, shower knob was broken. I stay at budget hotels alot and there not always nice or in a good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well where do I start! The only good thing I can say about this experience was that the poor girl on reception was trying her hardest to run the whole hotel, from taking booking to house keeping. When we arrived she said that house keeping hadn't been, then she went and looked for a clean room, but there wasn't one.... More 

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Pier Hotel P, General Manager at The Cordova Inn, responded to this review

Hello, I hope you are having a great day. My Name is Chris and I am the GM at the Cordova Inn. I would like to sincerely apologize for your experience at our hotel. I was out 4 days with the Flu and I have been short staffed since we took over ownership and management of the hotel on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Let's start off with the good. Great location. Within walking distance of the water and parks and great restaurants and shops. The Cordova Inn is an old hotel which is not a bad thing. I've stayed in many old hotels and I generally love the character. The Cordova is still lacking in that Old Hotel charm, but the good news... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Right in the heart of St. Pete - easy walk to several good restaurants, shopping, small parks, the waterfront, and the Museum of Fine Arts; a longer walk, but doable, to the outstanding Dali Museum. The breakfast [included] was very good - wide selection, and as much as you would like. Not the gooey buns & cold cereal you get... More 

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Bokeelia, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our stay was very nice, the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Great on site parking, walking distance to everything In town. The hotel is old, has a nice vibe if you like old, that being said, the beds were not very good, the rooms were nice and comfortable. I would stay here again.

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