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Pier Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #14 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Stayed here around March / April 2012 for the indycar race and it proved to be a good choice.

The hotel has plenty of character and was a nice change from the usual chain hotels. The staff were always friendly and helpful and it's an easy distance to all the sights and main parts of the city. St Pete is a real gem of a place, one of my favourites in the US due to it being so relaxed, friendly and different from the usual busy city atmosphere of most places. It has a much more small town feel to it, and is all the better for that. A good base for any trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Very friendly staff goes that does anything possible to make your stay enjoyable. Make sure and take advantage of the on site dining great food at reasonable prices. Rooms very clean. Close to pier, Sat. Farmers market.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Got a great price on a one night stay via Groupon and reserved for the Saturday night of the Boat Show. This is a period hotel from the 20's with updated, often modern, amenities. Very friendly and cooperative front desk staff in Jane, who is a whirling dervish, who does not make enough money for all that she does. The Chef, Carl, I think, was great. We sat on the porch with our complimentary bottle of wine and talked with a few other couples as the day moved to evening. Not much noise for downtown. Happy hour came with popcorn and other high carb fare and more wine. Carl talked us into the hotel's dinner special instead of going out on the town to eat. For $59 we each got soup (a very good butternut squash), split a large shrimp cocktail, I had steak (not a great cut but edible) and lobster (a whole lobster) with red potatoes while my wife had a stuffed chicken breast and asparagus, and for desert we split a massive chunk of apple pie with french vanilla ice cream melting on top. More glasses of wine and conversation with others followed. I made sure I tipped the chef very well, and we climbed the stairs (no elevator) to our room on the 3rd floor rear of the hotel. We had absolutely no noise of any kind to disturb us and a period room that was small but comfortable. The claw foot tub was a reminder of days gone by but got us clean. We woke up early, passed on the carb laden breakfast buffet and as Carl was not ready to serve a regular breakfast before we needed to leave, we missed the opportunity for another well prepared meal. Imagine our surprise when our bill, with the Groupon for the room, too many glasses of wine, apple pie, parking, tax, etc. came to less than $80 (with the Groupon we still spent less than $160 total). We will be back next year for the Boat Show and will definitely stay at the Pier Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Tucson, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My wife and her cousin went to St. Petesburg to compete in a half-marathon. Since the rates were extremely competitive compared with hotel chains (i.e. Hilton, etc) and it was close to the pier, where the half-marathon took place, we decided to give it a chance. Even though the facade is antique and the rooms are small the customer services makes up for it and more. Really recommend the place!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I was very pleased with our stay in the boutique hotel in the center of St. Petersburg! We stayed two nights and have no complaints. All the employees were helpful and accommodating. It was warm and welcoming in the lobby and on the front porch. We enjoyed the Happy Hour with popcorn/nuts/beer/wine each evening and we enjoyed a lovely dinner of Salmon, asparagus, and red potatoes ($15) and breakfast of eggs, potatoes and bacon ($5). Both were very good. The beds and pillows were comfortable, the rooms clean with mini refrigerators and a microwave. The bathroom size was fine! No one should expect a large, modern bathroom when staying in a historic, boutique hotel originally build in 1921. It would have been helpful to have a shelf for accessories but otherwise it was just fine. I don't think I would bring young kids to the hotel, but it was wonderful for a girls trip to St. Pete! We are already talking about a repeat trip. It was within 2 miles of the Dali museum, the Trop, and walking distance to Baywalk area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Layton, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My colleague and I were is St. Petersburg for a 3 day conference and the hotel our conference was at was already all booked up; I am so grateful that we ended up at Pier Hotel. This was an excellent hotel to stay in, it had the comforts of home, with a 1920’s historical character and a European feel to it. The Pier Hotel has a free continental breakfast, a free drink for happy hour and a great dinner menu. The location of the hotel is walkable to all the attractions, restaurants and sites of St Pete. If you want a family owned business with a homelike 1920 feel this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is an old hotel with three floors no elevator and small bathrooms. It is a great hotel for sleeping at night when you are in the city and don't want to pay outrageous prices for other hotels downtown.

Mananger's cocktail hour, free continental breakfast, great front porch with wicker chairs to lounge in and a neat lobby with some ornate furnishings make up for no pool or modern type stuff of other hotels.
Manager is most accomodating and helpful with local information.

Would recommend this place and we will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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Ranked #14 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pier Hotel 2.5*
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