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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 #23 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014
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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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

- Lovely location that's close to everything that is the city central as well as by the beach and various tourist-y attractions. - Friendly and helpful staff - Beautiful Accomodations - No addded amenities though

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing. Again, thank you... More

Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for the first time last weekend and the location is great, right in the middle of the downtown district. The hotel is very old but kept up well. Rooms are small but very cute! The staff there is phenomenal, very friendly and helpful. The price was certainly good for the room. The restaurant was fabulous-tapas... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing. Again, thank you... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was a long time resident of St. Pete and have stayed at the Ponce before and decided to make the Ponce my headquarters while welcoming in the new year. I made the reservation through PriceLine and was given a small room with a full-size murphy bed. The price was reasonable and the accommodations were more than adequate for our... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing. Again, thank you... More

Holland, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have sailed in the St Petersburg Yacht Club NOOD Regatta for a number of years and stayed at a number of chains around town. The Ponce is THE place to stay. Very convenient to the venue, very convenient to a lot of great restaurants, and a great place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's a real pleasure... More

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Dear Roger, Thank you for your feedback and patronage! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing. Again,... More

Gunten, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place to stay with family,We have stayed at this hotel for the past two regattas we have gone to it and really like it! It is walking distance to the Yacht Club and walking distance to great restaurants! Plus we love to eat in the little corner bar of the hotel. The food is awesome and bartenders are very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel for the past two years while attending a local regatta and really like it! It is walking distance to the Yacht Club and walking distance to great restaurants! Plus we love to eat in the little corner bar of the hotel. The food is awesome and bartenders are very friendly. PLUS the staff at... More

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Dear JG, Thank you for your feedback and patronage! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing. Again,... More

Seminole, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Was here for one night on New Years Eve 2013, it is very boutique with a chandelier over the bed nice hardwood floors, the bathroom still had a blue tub and was dated but it was very clean. When I checked in they don't accept Discover card and only had one key, a real key, not a swipe key and... More

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Dear Leza32, First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Here at the Ponce De Leon we greatly value and appreciate our guests’ reviews. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences, it also allows us to check on how we are doing. A few of the issues that... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Downtown St Pete...It does not get any better than Ponce De Leon...period !!! Superb location with Waterview, connected to a great restaurant and staff Ceviche's, walk to trendy lounges & shops on Beach Drive you are in the heart of all the action. The Ponce staff was like family and the room was eclectic and funky. Each room has a... More

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Dear Donn D, Wow, thank you for your honest feedback! Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are doing.... More

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great location but the rooms are a little dated. There is no parking but ample places near the hotel. The rooms are clean and the hotel has a Mediterranean feel. The shower and bathroom needs replacing. I think they are the original and about 50 years old. The staff are very good.

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Dear Jeffbuffenbarger , First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Here at the Ponce De Leon we greatly value and appreciate our guests’ reviews. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences, it also allows us to check on how we are doing. A few of the issues... More

Woodbridge, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The location was prime. Right off Beach Blvd and walking distance to all the spots in downtown.The bathrooms are tiny and don't leave you with much space to put your toiletries; the room smells horrible, they can at least get some of those plug-in air-fresheners! Room was nonetheless comfy and clean.

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Dear Magellan87, First, thank you for providing us with your feedback. Here at the Ponce De Leon we truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests and we apologize that your stay was less than perfect. Feedback is the best way for us to connect to our guests’ experiences and allows us to check on how we are... More

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Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
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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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