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“Away from the big chain Hotels” 4 of 5 stars
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The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   2937 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gulfport
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Away from the big chain Hotels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I've stayed at the peninsula Inn multiple times.The staff is very accommodating.Very old but a fresh change from the big chain hotels.a bit of advice, change the menu once in awhile. Not much veriety if staying more than 1 night. Came by year later and found the same menu.

Great for the locals.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Great Setting, Great Colonial feel, free Parking and WIFI and very friendly service...so far so good! However, pick your night and room with care! we were here on a thursday..Locals night with "Live Music" For Live read a dated local DJ hammering 80's hits, full volume in a narrow courtyard...tough if your room is right on top...you will have locals doing the Conga in to the wee small hours!...relief I suppose we are not here tomorrow...it's drag nite!!!!

This place needs to deicide whether it wants to be an all nite venue or a Colonial resort Hotel. The service goes a long way but even so!

rooms are small but nice, basic amenities!

Room Tip: Stay away from the Courtyard unless you like the Party Scene
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stopped for a drink here on Saturday night and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the live music. The hotel is just beautiful and the bar makes a mean chocolate martini! Will be stopping back for dinner on my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our fly-drive trip around Florida, having read about it in the Lonely Planet. It was lovely. Check-in was really personal and friendly. Our room was nice - perhaps small by American standards but that is part of the charm of the historic building. We ate at Isabelle's in the evening (the hotel restaurant) - the service and food were really amazing. The gentleman who served us looked after us impeccably, and we loved the homemade bread and butter pudding! We sat out on the fantastic old style verandah and just watched the world go by. The next morning the lady who runs breakfast got up early to provide us with a light breakfast and coffee before our early morning birdwatching trip to Fort de Soto park - this was much appreciated!

Gulfport itself is a great little place well worth stopping at - we wish we'd had more time to explore the restaurants, cafes and shops, and to wander along the pier / waterfront - it's a nice change to be able to get around on foot rather than by car in the USA. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gulfport, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Our Condominium celebrated it's yearly Christmas dinner at "The Peninsula Inn and Spa" in the private diningroom of "Six Tables", we also occupied the back deck as well (37 people). The meal and service far supassed our expectations. Alex and Jim were extreamly attentive host and hotess along with their well trained staff.
I will rate this experience on a scale of one to ten, a fifteen !!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St Petersburg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

My wife and I love to visit Gulfport. We come at least twice weekly. We have eaten at most of the places and decided we would try the Peninsula Inn. The hide n seek came about looking for a waitress. There was only one on duty Tuesday about 1:30 PM. I think she was hanging out in the kitchen because we waited around to the point that we were about to leave when{ the owner?} Tracked her down.
Lunch was very good and the prices were reasonable. My wife had Caesar chicken wrap and I had a crab and shrimp tart. I enjoyed sitting on the veranda while eating. It was very pleasant. I would and will return to try some of the other offerings.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I can't rate the hotel portion of this wonderful property, but I have dined at both of their restaurants, Isabelle's and Six Tables. Last night we had a home-cooked group holiday meal at Six Tables. Everything here is made from scratch and the whole roasted turkey, rich cornbread stuffing, green bean and onion casserole, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fresh cranberry sauce, and homemade pumpkin pie with ginger snap crust had all of us planning for our next visit. If you're in the St. Pete/Gulfport, Fla. area, don't miss it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa

Address: 2937 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707
Location: United States > Florida > Gulfport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gulfport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Peninsula Inn & Spa is the oldest hotel on the west coast of Florida and has two restaurants, one fine dining and one casual. The highly acclaimed Zagat Rated Restaurant is "Six Tables" and the casual restaurant is Isabelle's Classic Southern Cuisine. We have a full service bar and nightly entertainment. There is also a full service spa on site. Free parking and free WiFi. 1 block from the Gulfport Beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Peninsula Inn And Spa
Peninsula Hotel Gulfport
Peninsula Gulfport
Gulfport Peninsula

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