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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 #18 of 47 hotels in St. Petersburg
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't know what to expect given the reviews but I must say I'm impressed. For the cost of a run of the mill Holiday Inn Express or Hampton in with no amenities we stayed at this resort hotel with 2 pools, beach on the bay, jet ski rentals and fully stocked 2nd floor tiki style bar overlooking Tampa Bay. Granted... More

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Ocala, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our spring break vacation we thought this would be a nice place for the kids. The beach was great we stayed 4 days and we had to deal with lots of bugs in our room. I can deal with a bug here and there but nothing like what we delt with. The food was good and had a great... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Motel was clean and easy access, the service friendly and helpful, and the restaurant average. Rooms were quiet, but walls thin. Pools and waterfront were nice. Beds were small and not comfortable, TV had average picture, shower and bathroom were undersized. Telephone did not work. In room fridge was helpful.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Magnuson last week, had a great visit, very relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed staying in one of the waterfront rooms - endless entertainment watching the sea birds, the dolphins & I think I even saw some manatees! A blue heron was a friendly constant visitor and would hang out for hours outside my room, while the gulls and... More

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

We are so happy you had a wonderful stay. Its so beautiful with the dolphins and manatees here. Not a day goes by that we don't have something interesting to see in the bay. The view is spectacular! Please come back and see us soon! The dolphins will be waiting for you!. More

Albemarle, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is conveniently located with easy access to St. Pete's. For bikers there are two trails right outside your door. Heated outdoor pool was wonderful. A friendly place. Make sure you go to the Farmers Market in St. Pete, well worth the visit. Make sure to eat at Skipjacks for a great breakfast and some local color.

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

Thank you so much for your comments. The market place on Saturday mornings in downtown St. Petersburg is magnificent. Also Skyway Jacks is fabulous. We look forward to having you back with us soon! More

Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My three daughters and I stayed 03-15-2014 in room 138, booked online at around $140.00 and it was a nice and clean hotel, staff went out of their way and the stay would have been perfect.....except our room STUNK of cigarettes and the a/c, while adequate, was not filtered well enough to eliminate the odor. And the odor was disturbing... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here in the first week of March for a night in one of the Kids Suites. The room was not huge but was adequate for My husband and I, and our 3 kids. The hotel itself is easy to find and has beautiful grounds. There are pedal cart rentals and bikes but they were $20 per hour use.... More

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

Thank you for your comments. We are addressing the cons you had with the hotel. We hope you do come back and see us again. More

Barre, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I had an extended vacation this winter at this hotel located right on the water! In a word, we felt WARM- warm sunshine, heated pool, hot-tub, and most importantly, warm treatment from all the staff! Manager Steve was awesome in making sure our stay was a comfortable and happy one. The best of a vacation can be... More

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

We are so happy you had a great time. I will definitely let our staff know your comments. Please visit again soon! The weather is gorgeous! More

Brantford, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After Busche Gardens we decided to stay overnight in the area, relatively close, but on the waterfront - this place was perfectly located. Not a huge beach area, just what had been cleared for the purpose, but the reasonable room rates both for units on the waterfront and in the main building were exactly what we wanted. Two swimming pools,... More

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We have a very relaxing property and the view is spectacular. Please come back and see us soon! More

Everett, Washington
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

What a great find this was. I had a great clean simple room right by a beautiful white sandy beach. This location just can't be beat and the price was really good. This is an older place but very well maintained and clean. Loved it. Just what I wanted.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Please come back and see us soon! The weather is Beautiful! More

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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St Petersburg
Holiday Inn Marina Cove
Holiday Inn Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Holiday Inn
Address: 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#12 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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