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Ponce De Leon Hotel

3.0 of 5
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95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel for a few days stay. Maybe needs a little up keeping in and around the hotel. Parking can be a bit of a hassle...especially with they have a "special event" pricing. So be prepared to pay double at the parking garage. Staff is friendly!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Yes it is true , we do not have designated Parking, therefore we recommend the Public Parking Structure Kitty Corner to the Ponce de Leon Hotel. They on a regular basis charge $3-$6 dollars for a 24 hour parking. When there is a big event, they usually charge a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint place...Great atmosphere... Outstanding staff 😀😀 Marco- is amazing! Made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived! If you need it he gets it for you. Thanks to him our stay is going splendidly. Keep up the GREAT work Marco!!!!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Kindly for taking the time to write a review us. Yes It is True , I always like to say how proud I am of the Front desk staff. We do have excellent customer service , thank you for noticing. Please when ever you are in town do make your reservation with us , and we will treat... More 

Wilton Manors FL
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night stay in beautiful downtown St Petersburg Fl.....great location but hotel room was not comfortable. Room had a musky smell and bathroom was dirty. Would have checked out of hotel if I was staying for more than a night. On a good note the staff were very friendly and the bed was comfortable hence the two stars or I... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I would like to have a second chance to make your stay a more enjoyable one. Do contact me , I would like a chance to right the wrong. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager Info@poncedeleonhotel.com More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Ponce was a good experience. Clean hotel, good AC (with a little bit of a noise, but not bad considering it's an old hotel). Gorgeous view, perfect location, amazing tapas restaurant downstairs (Ceviche). But the best part was visiting with Marco, the man at the front desk. He helped us find the garage to park our car... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to rate Marco. He is very delighted and says Thank you, for your kind words. Whenever you are in town please do stop by and visit us. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager More 

Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This hotel is in a lovely old building on the St. Petersburg waterfront. It is definitely not your cookie cutter, same old, sterile hotel. I thought it was a really refreshing change from the standard hotel and it is in an excellent location. The room was quite large and very clean. The bed was comfortable and there was a small... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to rate. The staff and I thank you for your kind words, and we hope that you make your next reservation with us. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager. More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Overbooked rooms and charged my credit card. Had to fight with them for the credits back, after cancellation on partial credit was given. The front desk attendants could not speak or understand adequate English

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate us. I do feel bad that you did not experience the Ponce de Leon for its hospitality service. Please do contact me , personally and I can investigate this issue further. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager Info@poncedeleonhotel.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This boutique hotel is great! Small,friendly staff,clean rooms, wifi in rooms and close to all the fun stuff. I love this place! The room was clean and every room has a fridge and microwave, great for left overs or having drinks available. This is my second time and I will stay here again. Great tapas restaurant next door! With amazing... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for your kind review. You have made us smile. Please know that you are always welcome to stay with us. Look out for the customer rewards, and use it towards your next stay with us. Have a pleasant 4th of July weekend. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager. More 

Matthews, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was treated very nice at the front desk. Friendly staff. Also they alowed me to switch one night cause I had booked it by mistake. Also awesome walking distance to shops, restaurants and at downtown St.Petersburg. Clean rooms and updated for a hotel built in 1922!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you kindly for taking the time to review us. I adore the fact that you recognize our excellent customer service. We do love seeing happy guests. Thank you and your are most welcome back. Best Regards Audrey Love Guest Relations Manager More 

Crystal River, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A few years ago I wrote a review of the Ponce De Leon hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. It was about time to revisit the place and see if anything has changed. This is a boutique hotel and one of many in downtown St. Petersburg on the Tampa Bay waterfront. I've been to many of these boutique hotels. Although... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Repeat Guest, Hello , thank you for coming back to the Ponce De Leon Hotel. Yes you are absolutely correct. The Ponce de Leon Hotel has been here since 1922. Ponce de Leon hotel is part of the Historic Landmark. There are limited renovation/remodeling that are allowed, in order to preserve the building. There are many perks to staying... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a last minute get-away, and being Memorial Day weekend, I didn't have much hope that I would find such a gem. The first "plus" was the location, a beautiful walk to the Dali Museum and many local watering holes and restaurants. The fact that there was a Flamenco Lounge in the basement was another selling point! (disappointed that... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and thank you for taking the time to rate us. I am so pleased to hear that you will be returning back to #Ponce de Leon Hotel. We are always compared with other hotels and we are not like other hotels. You are correct we are a Gem, thank you for taking... More 

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