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Ponce De Leon Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Ranked #26 of 47 hotels in St. Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Wow, have I learned a lesson. If only I had checked trip advisor before I reserved a room here! We came to St. Pete for the weekend to look at real estate, so we wanted to stay close to the waterfront and the marina. The place looks nice on the outside, and Ceviche, the resturant attached is awesome, so I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel over a weekend in June 2012. I normally do not write reviews as I work in a hotel, however, this stay was beyond disappointing and I do not want anyone else to experience the same issues we have! Upon arrival we were greeted by a female desk clerk (did not catch her name as... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

This is our second stay. Very happy to be here. European feeling; not your big fat American cookie-cut hotel. Quaint, comfy, well thought-out, great location and Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant is exquisite! Rays won to boot!

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I don't want to rip this place to pieces, because it isnt terrible. Withthat said, I would put it on par with a college residence hall. Small, uncomfortable, poor ac, broken and tiny tv. Bed is a little more comfortable than a air mattress, but barely. Nice night lady at desk. Crazy screaming next door lady at 3am was semi-amusing.... More

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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Hotel looks really cool and unique on the pictures but once you get there its actually kind of crappy. First you are greeted by the front desk staff who are not friendly or welcoming. My husband and I got a room with a full bed which had only 2 very thin hard pillows. The bathroom door had a huge tear... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This was a bad experience all around. I ask about parking for the night and the clerk told me after 6 PM you could park anywhere for free. Well that sounded good...then I checked in. As we reached our small room that didn't impress me in any way we put down our suitcase and off to dinner. After we returned... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I have to say that I was not entirely surprised by my experience at this hotel. We stayed here due to a lovely hotel nearby was booked. Fortunately, we only had to stay one night before moving to the other place. One night was CLEARLY enough. We arrived at 5 pm and the front desk agent was struggling to find... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is in a perfect location but is far from perfect. The lobby is fantastic but every other floor looks like a fun house from a horror movie. Room was booked as a 2 double bed room. The "2nd" bed was a Murphy bed that unfolded from the wall. Rooms are inadequate and small. TV was a 15 inch tube... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you are looking for a hotel with the finer amenities this is not the hotel for you. The hotel is older and has a very rustic look and feel about it. From the hardwood floor in the room to the furniture all show signs of aging. The room was clean but just old. The bed was very firm and... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Ponce for one night while visiting St. Petersburg. The hotel is located in the beautiful downtown district about a block from the water, a two-minute walk to bars, restaurants and nightlife, and a 10 to 15-minute walk to the famous St. Pete Pier. Parking: This outstanding location has several parking options nearby, including... More

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Additional Information about Ponce De Leon Hotel

Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #26 of 47 hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922, The Ponce de León Hotel is a Spanish Mission Revival building of great historic interest. Located at 95 Central Avenue and Beach Drive, one might notice that this hotel is only one block away from Saint Petersburg’s beautiful and vibrant waterfront and in the heart of downtown. The Ponce de León Hotel is at doorstep to the most popular restaurants, museums and music venues in the city. Some of which include; the Salvador Dali Museum, Janus Live, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, Vinoy Park, and much, much more!Boasting 74 modern rooms, and home of one of the city’s most popular and award winning restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. You can unwind with a drink or dine at the hotel bar & restaurant while you enjoy nightly live entertainment. They make their dishes with locally sourced ingredients for the freshest and finest taste. From the moment you walk into the hotel you will be impressed by the style, décor and air of calm professionalism. Ponce de León Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s most popular recreational and business districts, offering convenience, effortless style, and affordability to leisure and corporate travelers. The Ponce de León Hotel combines impeccable service and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown St. Petersburg. Be delighted by incomparable value harmonized with everyday amenities, service, plus all the attention you expect from a boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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