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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012
AlisonVer St. Catharines, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    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
    4 of 5 stars
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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Just returned from our very enjoyable and relaxing but too short 4 night getaway.Front desk service was fantastic. Marcus was accommodating, pleasant and eager to ensure our stay was an exceptional one. The rooms were basic but clean. Bed mattress and pillows were very comfortable. I found the Wifi service to be quick and easy to access. Did not have... More 

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

Sounds like you had a blast. I will share your comments with my staff, especially Marcus and Josh. Maybe next time you come to visit the area you will be able to stay longer than 4 days. Our hotel has so many amentities to offer without even leaving the property. The St. Petersburg area also has great attractions, like Pass-a-Grille... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Magnuson for a short vacation after a long business trip. We purposefully looked for a hotel that was inexpensive but offered good amenities. We wanted a place near a beach and close to attractions, like the Dali Museum. The Magnuson staff were very nice and the room was clean. There is a small gift... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I used this hotel on a Fishing trip to Florida with two friends, part of the trip was 3 days at Tampa Bay the cost was £65 per night and for £20 ($33) per night we hired a berth in the Marina for our fishing guides boat. The location is outstanding being able to see the skyway bridge from the... More 

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

Your fishing trip sounds like a success. We have great fishing here at the hotel right in our marina, but the bay offers lots of options with other boats and charters. The Skyway Bridge is a picturesque background right behind the hotel. We sure hope you will visit again and that you enjoy another fishing adventure in St. Petersburg. Have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Hotel is clean and maintained well. Two very nice pools, one heated. On a small sandy beach, nice setting. Restaurant on site isn't great though.

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and grounds. We have a very tropical landscape that is quite peaceful. I am not sure what meal you had in the restaurant, but we hope you will give us another try. Enjoy the rest of your summer. More 

Deltona, FL
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20 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We went with family and were not disappointed. Rooms were clean, pools were kept up well and the out door bar was a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. We also had breakfast in the morning at the hotel and were very surprised at the reasonable prices, good food and large portions. We will be back again when... More 

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

Sounds like a great trip. Our resort is very family friendly and it sounds like you really enjoyed several parts of the hotel. We have had some beautiful weather, so I am sure the pools were a hit. Come visit again, hopefully you will be back in the area soon. More 

Lower Sackville, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed here the week of April 11-18. The hotel was fine, it is a little dated, but very clean. The staff was awesome. The pools are great. The beach is fine for laying out, but not so much for swimming, I don't like seweed. There are security guards at night, which I thought was great, no... More 

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

It sure does sound like a great trip! The weather in April was perfect all along the Bay area. We always strive for excellent service and clean guest rooms. I will pass on all your kind words to my staff. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. See you again! More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We stayed for a week in April. It is a nice, quiet setting, but a drive to get to anything - including food. It does have a small private marina beach, a large unheated pool, and a smaller heated pool. The beach bar is fun, friendly and seemingly safe - unless Josh is the bartender. I'm convinced he "adds something... More 

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I want to let all you people out there know this hotel gets an a-one from me. The staff are friendly, do their job well and go out of their way to help. The hotel is clean and, unlike some assho...s who said otherwise today, April 30th, 2012,that the place has bedbugs.. WRONG!!!! These people were ticked cuz they were... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The Magnuson hotel is a little worn and off the beat & path but would stay here again. Decent price, friendly staff, great views, nice pool, and little beach bar that was fun.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife and I needed to spend one night here until our place in Anna Maria would be available. We arrived and immediately saw how filthy the place was. Cigarette butts on the ground, garbage, dying plants...and that was the outside. Our room was disgusting with mold, sand even toenail clippings on the carpet. We called the front desk at... More 

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

We investigate thoroughly all guest concerns. One of the reasons so many guests love our hotel is because we react right away to any problems a guest may experience. Hey, we know we are not perfect but, if allowed an opportunity to correct something that is not right, we will. We are sorry that you had to call us due... More 

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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

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*
Number of rooms: 155
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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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#2 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St. Petersburg

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