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Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

3.0 of 5
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6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
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Ranked #22 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gatorgal91 Port Charlotte, Florida
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, on the bay, marina, man made beach,I wouldn't dare swim in it, in the morning smells really bad. Deck beach bar. Two large clean pools and hot tub. Arcade with 5 boring games, restaurant & playgrnd. The guestrooms are outdated & smelled musty, but overall clean, HBO, free wifi, fridge in the room, all nice. Every vending machine... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had already booked my reservation through Allegiant before I read the negative reveiws. Needless to say, I was concerned, but those concerns were unwarranted. The property is well-kept, the pools, restaurant, and bars are great along with the amenities, such as strong wi-fi that allowed me to attend two on-line meetings during my stay. The staff is courteous and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel needs room remodeling badly. The furniture is really old and dated. The food from room service was very timely, but very gross. Nothing felt "clean" and there was car alarms going off all night right outside the door.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked here because we decided somewhat last minute to get away for Independence Day, and the choices were slim at that point. If you are looking for a true beachfront property, Marina Cove is not it. They are waterfront on a small bay area and have a beach, but it is not suitable for swimming. There... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like an older motel which has been refubished. Rooms are nicely furnished and clean. Well kept gardens and pool area. Small beach. Had room service for breakfast which was reasonably priced and arrived hot. Pet friendly which is why we chose this resort.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked inthis hotel on 7/3- room 241. The minute i walked in the room- i was dissapointed. Looks nothing like the pictures. It smelled bad too! Our balcony view showed trees only. Decided to go check out the rest of the property and was evenmore dissapointed. The "private" beach is dirty- it stinks soo bad too! I cancelled immediately and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived, dropped our bag off, and returned late at night. That was a big mistake for we were put in a room with what this hotel calls "Enironment Hot" water. Upon returning, we had the pleasure of a cold showers. The next morning I reported the lack of hot water and a non-responsive TV remote. That night we returned... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel could use some updating but who spend the whole vacation at the hotel anyways. It was a cheap place to change and sleep. The beds are a full size bed, which I did not care for being that cramped sleeping with my husband. The pillows on the bed was miniature sized or something they just was not long... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hotel is fine, the reception staff were friendly on arrival. The problem came when we arrived at the restaurant, mostly empty. No greeter or host. Eventually a woman breezed past & said she couldnt seat us for 25 mins. No apology or explanation. She seemed more interested in a phone call she was making. After 40 mins went to reception... More 

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