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“Historic and dog friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown North

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Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown North
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   234 Third Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #19 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Historic and dog friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed here for three nights. The hotel is in a walkable area with shops and restaurants, close to a park and the waterfront. Great location and easy parking. Not only is the hotel dog friendly, the whole neighborhood seems to be and we walked to a restaurant with sidewalk dining that allowed dogs (wish I could remember the name). The hotel restaurant, located in the lobby, is inexpensive and the food is okay.

At first they put us in the smallest hotel room I have ever seen outside of Manhattan. It was a very nice room but had only maybe 18 inches clear all the way around the king size bed. We were travelling with our dog and there was nowhere to set up her crate. I spoke to the lady at the front desk explaining he problem and she promptly moved us to a suite at no extra charge.

The suite was nice and very clean. It had hardwood floors and was painted mint green with these big walpapered murals of...I couldn't tell if they were rocks or Easter eggs--very unusual. The bathroom was tiny (but very clean) and the fan didn't work. The tv in the living room area worked sporadically (seemed like an issue with the cable). They never cleaned our room and we had to ask for fresh towels but they were delivered promptly and with a smile.

Overall a good experience. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I came to St. Pete to appear at a Seafood Festival at the beach but opted to stay downtown at the Hotel Indigo because of the great experience I had at the Hotel Indigo in Sarasota. I'm glad I did. From the time I entered the lobby I felt I had stepped into a Lewis Carroll story. The decor for the entire hotel could only be described as whimsical but the staff is very serious about attending to your needs. However, one must remember that this is a renovated hotel from a by-gone era, so if you are looking for spacious rooms and bathrooms, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a boutique hotel that is conveniently located to all that downtown St. Pete has to offer, then the delightfully different Hotel Indigo will more than meet your expectations. (As an aside, I have to offer a shout-out to those who renovated, rather than demolished, this historic hotel. What a wonderful example of urban renewal).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Plantation, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My family and I stayed at this hotel over the weekend as we went to St. Petersburg to run the "Color Run". We choose it for convenience and price. The event has being held at Vinoy Park.
The hotel is due for some overhauling. There was some moisture smell in many areas. The rooms are adequate, although small. The rooms with double beds are marketed as available for 4 people, but 4 people makes them feel quite cramped and the bathroom is tiny. Housekeeping didn't make our room and somehow we found out they had it listing as "Do Not Disturb". The sign was never up though.
Overall the stay was adequate

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Extremely friendly staff upon arrival, (Ryan) and actually throughout our stay. Loved the quirkiness of the hotel. The old small sinks (show only) dating back to the 1920's first hotel in the area to have indoor running water. The different levels and the creeky floors, the charm of the place reminded me of some of the hotels we stayed in in London.

Rooms very clean, bathrooms also. Loved the Aveda products. Only complaint, the beds were old, with large dips in them. Had breakfast there, very good. Next time in St. Pete, we will stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay at Hotel Indigo for two nights while visiting St. Pete for a wedding. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was welcoming and cozy. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch enjoying the great weather. My husband visited the lounge both nights and the bartender, Chris was very friendly and gave us some good tips. The location of the hotel is three blocks from the waterfront so restaurants and shops are a short walk away. We hope to visit again very soon!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed at this lovely hotel twice in the past 2 months - what a gem! The location is perfect and the staff is beyond wonderful! I have also stayed at the Vinoy and would choose Hotel Indigo because of its charm and personal service hands down! Chris the bartender was so much fun - we loved watching the game at his bar! Everyone at the front desk was so polite and professional. The beds are comfortable and the room was clean -- we had no complaints on either visit. So nice to have coffee in the room AND in the lobby. We walked to everything and always felt welcomed when we returned. Thank you!!! We will be back to this wonderful property.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ryan P, Manager at Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown North, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
We really enjoyed having you stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review online. We look forward to welcoming you back to our "Hidden Gem"!

Regards,

Ryan Preller
Director of Operations
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We only stayed here for one night as we came to St. Pete to see the Dali Museum. Very nice little hotel and very convenient to downtown. Good parking which is good since it is walking distance to everything and parking downtown is not so easy. Nice staff. Colorful hotel and well maintained.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ryan P, Manager at Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown North, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We are glad you had such a great trip to our Hotel and the Dali! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Ryan Preller
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Address: 234 Third Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown North 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a 100% smoke free sophisticated boutique hotel whose focus is delivering guests peace, serenity and renewal. Quite deliberately, the Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg Downtown has been designed as an oasis for travelers who yearn for an escape from the common hotel, but still need the convenience of a 24-hour fitness center, pool, whirlpool and Phi Restaurant. Just a short drive to the Tampa International Airport (TPA), Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg Downtown is within walking distance to The Pier, Museum of Fine Arts, Mahaffey Theater and one mile from the Dali Museum and Tropicana Field, home of the Rays. Nearby attractions include: Sunken Gardens, Great Explorations and art galleries. No visit is complete without a trip to the electric nightlife of Central Avenue and Jannus Landings. Hotel Indigo offers each guest a blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hotel hospitality. Curl up in our over-sized beds with plush bedding, duvets with covers, pillow shams and plenty of fluffy pillows while you relax and watch our 32' LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel is at your fingertips or use our business center if you prefer. Relax and enjoy our quick serve Bistro The Phi Restaurant and Lounge for cutting edge cuisine or grab a latte where we proudly brew Starbucks coffee. ... more   less 
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