Only staying in St Petersburg for a few nights meant we that we researched thoroughly on the best place to stay - following the strength of previous reviews, we booked in at Dickens House.
The owner Ed, greeted us warmly, provided us with a early check in (we arrived at 1pm) and was on hand with plenty of local information and ideas for things to do.
We stayed in the Cottage Suite which was very well appointed, very fresh, clean and with plenty of space to relax.
The B&B is only a few blocks from the main downtown shopping and dining areas and is very handy to walk around the majority of the town. Parking is available on the street and was easy to find. The Dali Museum, pier and looper trolley bus are all within easy reach.
Breakfast is made fresh every morning and comes with an assortment of offerings all made by Ed himself. Everyone sits around a large table.
The character of the house is plentiful with a well stocked kitchen. We would return to Dickens House again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recommended by NBC Today travel correspondent, Peter Greenberg, and listed in Frommer's - Florida, as the highest rated B&B in Tampa Bay. We have Rough Guide's only official "Recommended By" award in Tampa Bay. Extraordinary 1912 Arts and Crafts restoration featuring unpainted woodwork, casual but refined interiors, Wi-Fi, guest computer, whirlpool tubs, fine cotton linens, Egyptian towels. A multi course gourmet breakfast is served daily. National Historic district neighborhood and downtown location all in one! ... more less