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Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
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Ranked #21 of 45 hotels in St. Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fredericton, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an older motel/resort.rooms nice and clean,2 beds in our room,slightly noisy air on,bar fridge,balcony and one of the nicest pools I've seen in a long time. There is a short small shoreline that is pleasant.not too much food availableBUT a safe seeming neighbourhood.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Better than we expected...Great staff especially the security guard!! Great bar and bartenders!! I loved that there was so much for the kids to do in such close proximity to our room. We made great new friends at the marina and loved all the sea life we got to see so close to our room!

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springmans, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a great time here at the Magnuson. Please come back and see us soon!!!!!!! More

Texarkana, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I looked at several reviews before booking this hotel but was really leaning towards it due to the affordability, it definitely didn't dissappoint! The staff at the front and the housekeeping staff were super friendly! Phyllis took care of our room and it was always impeccably clean upon our return. The staff made fantastic recommendations for things to do that... More

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for writing in a review on the Magnuson! I will pass on your comments to our staff! . Please come back and see us soon! More

Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We can honestly say, the staff were excellent but the hotel was very lacking the smell from the bay was awful and the beach was no beach, it is located on the bay, view is nice but the man made beach was lacking at best. I would not want to swim in the bay at all!!! The restaurant was nice... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived for our waterfront room and was told they didn't have one so they sent us to the back where we opened the door and almost hit the bed with the door because they were sold out. The smell of cleaning products mixed with mildew was nauseating. We returned to the lobby to tell them we couldn't stay there... More

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Let's start with the good... nice bar area and friendly staff. Saturday night, only 3 of us in the bar though. The pool area is nice, quite a few over 45 heavy drinkers and smokers lounging all around, in hot tub and pool. The room is what you would expect if a road side motel, individual air conditioners, strong cleaning... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here after going out on a great trip with Island Boat Adventures for the day. I had booked a king room. When we checked in it was a two story room. By the time we had gotten all our luggage and other things into the room I went to get ice. The machine was empty. I called the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So...my husband and I left Clearwater Beach to stay here in the St. Pete area. I thought it would be nice to try another area where we had not stayed before for a different perspective. The pictures in the reviews looked pretty nice, although the reviews were not glowing. I just figured that some people were a little too picky,... More

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Smithville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We didn't anticipate being at the hotel or in our room a lot, so this property was fine for us. It does need some serious updates, but for the money, it was clean and had nice pools bar and restaurant. The "beach" is NOT a beach. For the price and friendly service I would recommend this hotel as a home... More

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Deltona, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Although I am now retired, my job as a travel agent took me all over the world and I have stayed in many hotels. Only a few earn my "will not return" rating and this is one of them. The hotel was very outdated. At $100 plus per night, some of that money could be put into updating the rooms.... More

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Address: 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove 3*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St Petersburg
Holiday Inn Marina Cove
Holiday Inn Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Holiday Inn

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We are minutes from Fort Desoto Park and the Gulf beaches. We are also in close proximity to downtown St. Petersburg and all it has to offer: Tropicana Field-home of the Tampa Bay Rays, The Pier, Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theater, and Jannus Landing. For the business traveler, we are close to Eckerd College, USF, St. Pete College AllState Center and all Children's Hospital. Our guests will enjoy all the amenities of a full service resort. Stay in touch with your friends and family with our complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Take time to enjoy our pools, hot tub, volleyball court, bicycle rentals, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and fitness center. You can relax at the Nepa Hut Beach Bar overlooking Tampa Bay and the world famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, unwind in Nemo's Lounge, dine in Periscopes waterfront restaurant with views of our marina, or have a relaxing lunch poolside at the Banyan Tree Deli. ... more   less 
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