We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quite, Clean and Excellent Customer Service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pier Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Pier Hotel to your Saves list
Pier Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   253 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Thomasville, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quite, Clean and Excellent Customer Service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend. Most everything was booked up, but this was available. Atmosphere like a B&B. Could not ask for better customer service; rare find in today's world. Room was clean and it was very quite/peaceful. Breakfast was very good. The Chef was helfpul and courteous. Two things I would change, the price of the room and parking. Parking is in a public parking area. I got the last available park that day. The room was smaller than I expected, but grew on me; the price should be a little less for the size of the room/bathroom. Good location if you want to see downtown venues, most places are within walking distance. Would definetely come back!

Room Tip: Book Early, only 33 rooms available.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed yourself. If you chose to stay again let us know you are a repeat guest and make sure you call. We would love to help you make more memories here in St. Petersburg.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

278 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    106
    91
    30
    27
    24
See reviews for
28
137
28
19
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (56)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The pier Hotel has a lot of history and potential, but for the money our stay was disappointing.

My wife and I are Tampa Bay locals and went to St. Pete for a weekend getaway... the Pier Hotel was the only hotel downtown with availability (except the $250/night Vinoy). Even at booking I thought $175 a night was kind of pricey, but i took it over the more expensive option. That was a bad decision... I probably would have gotten my money's worth at the Vinoy. I paid 6$ extra per day to park in a dirt lot and an $8 credit-card payment fee. The advertised continental breakfast was miniature bagels, make-your-own oatmeal, or tiny cheese danishes. Not a single fruit to be found. Also, there is no elevator and the small a/c unit in the room was overworked during the mid-80s afternoon in May... I couldn't imagine staying in the hotel in July or August.

Anyhow, none of this stuff really ruined our weekend, as we were out of the room except to nap or sleep, but I left feeling really disappointed in what I got for the money I spent. We won't be visiting again.

A few good things: The coffee was decent, the wifi was free and quick-enough and the cleaning staff were very helpful.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are sorry you did not find The Pier Hotel to be a good value. Breakfast has been improved and there always is a hot breakfast for those who do not wish to partake of the continental breakfast. We do still have the wall a/c units as do most historic hotels. We hope you give us another chance to make a better memory of The Pier Hotel.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Pier Hotel in downtown St Pete is, as other reviewers have stated, charming. It feels more like a B&B than a hotel. The wide front porch and front sitting area are very comfortable, and great places to enjoy complimentary happy hour in the evening, or a continental breakfast in the morning. The staff were very friendly, the rooms very clean and comfortable, and also very quiet(other than the wall air conditioner, which all of the older hotels have). We have also stayed at the Ponce and America's Best Inn and The Pier probably has the nicest rooms and common areas of the three. (America's Best has a better continental breakfast, however) Since we were seeing two plays at American Stage right across the street, the location was ideal for this visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Since you've last visited we have expanded our breakfast and we always offer hot breakfast for those who do not like our continental breakfast. We hope you come and stay again.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great location in St. Petersburg....a very walkable city with tons of bars and restaurants...The Pier Hotel is 3 blocks from the water, one block to shopping mall, one block to tons of bars and restaurant... Jannus Live, an outdoor courtyard music venue is 1 1/2 blocks away.....3 blocks to Fine Arts museum and a bit further to the DALI Museum. The Pier Hotel is small, old....part of the historic charm of St. Petersburgs.. I would stay at the Pier Pier Hotel again.. The staff is friendly...the rooms are comfortable and CLEAN. Room had a window air conditioner..bed was comfortable with the memory foam topper on it, microwave and mini refrigerator. Coffee and continental breakfast( muffins, bread, cereal, danishes) was available in lobby. Also dinner is served in lobby/cafe area. $6.00 parking in lot next to Hotel. I have read the other reviews...have no idea what they were complaining about....it is not the Ritz! The Pier has a good room rate, CLEAN, with an antique B & B decor to it...and friendly staff and centrally located.. WILL BE BACK

Room Tip: the rooms are different.. some with double beds, king,etc..
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to see you again.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Iowa
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Pier Hotel in St Petersburg, FL is, in a word, charming. Sure it's old,the oldest in St Pete's, but if you understand that you will understand it's uniqueness. The rooms were clean, the staff was really great - nice and helpful and always available. The free Happy House was a nice touch - who doesn't like a glass of wine or a beer and enjoying it on the large porch before heading out for the night?! Breakfast was also pretty good for free, but for a bit extra ($4.99) the ever happy and friendly chef will whip you up a hot one of eggs and sausage or bacon. The short walk to the actual pier is lovely and a nice nights stroll past restaurants and shops. Give it try and enjoy some old school/historic St Petersburg.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to see you again.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Me and my friends got a room here so we could do a little bar hopping downtown and not have to drive. The staff was extremely friendly, the rooms were clean, it’s a charming hotel and at good price. It’s easy to walk to anywhere and I’ll definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed yourself here at The Pier Hotel. We can't wait to see you again.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Pier Hotel is absolutely charming!! The beds are soooo comfortable and the rooms are beautiful!! This hotel is in walking distance of the entire downtown are so you can park your car (for $6 a day) in their parking lot and walk to any of the many place to eat, hear/see music, shop, to the parks, or the waterfront. They also offer breakfast and dinner. There is a charming lobby area and also and nice porch in the front to relax and sip coffee or tea and chat. The nightly price is also less then many other hotels in the area! I will definitely stay at the Pier Hotel the next time I'm in St Pete!!

Room Tip: Ask for a King size bed!
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pier253, Guest Relations Manager at Pier Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to have you stay again.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Pier Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Pier Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pier Hotel St Petersburg
Pier St Petersburg

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pier Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.