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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Spring Hill, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

i only stay a day,. but it is a old hotel it look like it bean renovated. it has small room but very nice and clean small tv. it has a Murphy bed and a regular bed to. it's cute. great location i didn't have time to eat at the restaurants.

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

Dear Theresa, 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. Again, thank... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

First, let me say, that for me to write a negative review I would have had to be absolutely disgusted and uncomfortable!....I was!!!! Booked the room because it was close to USF campus and area restaurants, and price was right. Photos looked good online, but really wish you could smell all the smells!...halls smelled like an antiseptic herb of some... More

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

Dear Debbie, Appreciate the feedback and the time to let us know how we are doing. We apologize for the inconvenience you experience while staying with us. I have taken notes and will pass your suggestions on to the manager. We are working on minimizing the bad smell. As for the bathroom, I have let maintenance know that the tub... More

Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This hotel is ideal for singles or couples looking to experience the downtown St. Pete's area. It is also about 20 minutes away from downtown Tampa via car. The staff and facilities are excellent, and the hotel restaurant, Ceviche, is one of the best in the area for lunch, dinner, and a night cap. I would stay here again the... More

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

Dear Michael, Appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Glad to hear that the $3 parking garage worked out and that your stay with us was a pleasant one. More

Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I made a huge mistake with my reservation, but the staff was so helpful in fixing it. They were very nice. The hotel is in a wonderful location which makes it very convenient. The pricing is reasonable. My only real complaint is the lack of parking, but that really comes with the territory of a hotel downtown. The room was... More

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

Thank you for the kind review, it is most appreciated. We truly value your opinion and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. -Ponce De Leon Boutique Hotel More

Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were on the other side of Tampa Bay on family business and finished early. On a whim we decided to go to St. Pete for the night. We were looking for something different than a chain motel and found it in the Ponce. It is an old hotel that has been remodeled and we found it quaint but nice.... More

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

Dear Dave, Thank you and appreciate the review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us, at the Ponce de Leon. Ceviche is a great restaurant and very delicious tapas indeed. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a strange place... Made as a small European style hotel, but it's not really comfortable... Most of the things look pretty old and dirty... I had even a cockroach in the room... The only good thing is the location

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

Dear reviewer, As always we appreciate the feedback. We are taking our guests' complaints seriously and hope to improve and grow. We are truly sorry that your experience was not the best. Since your review we have changed several things here at the hotel. For instance, we have improved the quality of our linens and have updated many of our... More

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The 2 a.m. fistfight at the restaurant next door was the last straw. (I'd heard that downtown St. Petersburg isn't the safest place in the world.) So the Ponce De Leon Hotel is now a "boutique hotel" by virtue of a few tweaks? Not by my definition. The tiny elevator led to scary, dark hallways, and that was before I... More

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

Dear Foodie, It was great of you to point out some changes that we can make here at Ponce de Leon. We are taking our guests' complaints seriously and hope to improve and grow into a better boutique hotel from them. Appreciate the feedback. I see that your review was from a stay back in 2012. Since, you have stayed... More

Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Downtown St Pete has so much to do, I enjoy everytime I go. The PDLH is a historic hotel that is in the best location to experience all the restaurants, bars, and Indy car racing. The hotel is a good value. I had a comfortable bed in a quiet setting, which was all I was looking for that night. Nothing... More

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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The location is perfect, right in the heart of vibrant downtown St. Pete! Nearby are restaurants, bars with entertainment, museums, shops, and the waterfront. The staff was very welcoming and made us feel right at home in this quant restored hotel. The room was nice, we had coffee and wifi. And the rate was very reasonable. We would definitely stay... More

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

Dear Cindy P, Thank you for staying here with us at Ponce de Leon. Happy to hear that you were able to try out our complimentary coffee and wi-fi. Let us know how we can make your stay even better next time you visit us! Ponce de Leon More

Gainesville Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed here on St. Patrick’s Day 2013 and had an OK experience. We chose the Ponce because we were price shopping for downtown accommodations and this hotel is very competitive with the corporate chains. We arrived around 2PM and early check in was out of the question as the desk clerk was still doing check out work from the... More

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

Dear GvilleTraveler_9, Appreciate the review. Something neat about Ponce de Leon is that every room is different. So, next time you are in the area and if you decide to stay with us, let the front desk know that you will like to try out one of our different rooms. I suggest the the QLUX; if you'd like a view... 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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