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“Perfect location” 3 of 5 stars
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Pier Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
71 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We were meeting friends for dinner in downtown St. Petersburg & this was a great location. The room is nice with a comfy soft bed. The bathroom is one of the smallest that I have encountered. It was fine for us but for taller or heavier people, I think it would be an issue. We loved the front porch. After eating dinner a few blocks away, we came back with our friends & enjoyed the evening on the porch. We were able to order beer & wine which was convenient. The "continental breakfast" the next morning was very disappointing....sliced bread, canned peaches & cereal. They really shouldn't even serve anything & then nothing would be expected! My husband said that the coffee was good. By booking directly with the hotel, we got a $98 rate. It was worth that price but would not be worth the higher rates that I saw on other booking sites.

Room Tip: Our room came with a refrigerator & microwave which we did not need. Perhaps the rooms without...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I have stayed here numerous times and am always happy with the service and the hotel. Old hotel modern and great staff.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hudson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We were concern about termite review. The day we got there termite pest company was there which made us feel good, loved that they were on it immediately. After much thought, we had dinner, I was GREAT, glad we made the choice. The price was incredible. The attention given to us and other guest was well felt. I am glad we did not change locations, looking forward to next stay in fall.

Room Tip: You can always stay at a big chain hotel, but at the Pier you will always feel welcomed & at hom...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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o_lynne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We made a reservation for an 3 nite stay in Dec for a Blues Fest in St Petes in in April, more
than 3 months in advance. Check in was fine, hotel staff friendly, room fine..... The continental breakfast was free the parking was not...although advertised as free in Dec when we booked ...that changed. We didn't complain as we were aware due to earlier comments. Ordered a hot breakfast at an extra cost the first morning is was not that good and we ate else where the next two mornings, would have had a captive audience for breakfast which they lost after the first attempt.
Blues fest was so great that its really a shame that the only problem the whole weekend was the lack of concern about a problem in the room when presented to the staff at the front desk. We had termite wings all around the bathroom...that increased over the three nites...indicating a infestation of termites.....The last nite I opened a new roll of toilet paper wrapped in paper and it was full of maggot looking bugs....when I pointed this out to the front desk the next morning, I was told it was termite larve....gross. The front desk said they were dealing with the "problem" but when they had told previous guests that the toilet paper bugs were termite larve "It made them feel better" whats that about? gross ...not again...so sorry but there are other options.
Our friends room was fine...just avoid the rear of the building

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This hotel is straight out of a movie set, circa boarding house of a bygone era. The front porch is welcoming, as is the staff. Although the rooms are just adequate and the bathrooms are tiny, the wood accents and antique pieces all add to the charm. Jane's recommendations for restaurants were spot on. We would return here.

Room Tip: Front rooms are warm due to the sun.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. George Island, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We enjoyed a long, relaxing weekend at this small boutique hotel in downtown St. Pete. More of a B&B than a hotel, the owners sit and visit on the front veranda while always asking if they may get you anything to make your stay a little better. It IS an old hotel with all that goes with it, but the refurbishing has been done with great care and attention to detail. It is still a work in progress (new kitchen sink installed during our stay required short periods of no water), but, everyone was like family and just took it all in stride. Trolley picks you up right in front of the hotel and you never need to get in your car. Breakfast left a little to be desired, but no big deal to us.

Room Tip: No pool or fitness center.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Oldsmar
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

My friend and I chose this hotel for it's walking location to museums, restaurants and shopping and were rewarded with a small charming boutique hotel with a staff that aims to please. I've stayed here before and since my last visit they have added a dinner menu and hot breakfast. If you want a hotel with the personal touch, this is the place!

Room Tip: There is no elevator.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pier Hotel

Address: 253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pier Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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