Stayed at Americas Best Inn St Pete for 3 nights in January 2013. Although the facility is called an "Inn" or "Hotel" staying there more resembles guesting at a bed and breakfast or your favorite aunt and uncle's large house. The building is two floors (no elevator) with a large center hallway with rooms on both sides on both floors. The rooms are on the small side with either two twins or one double. The furniture is solid with enough room for a weeks worth of clothing. The bathroom was charming and also on the small side. The in room refrigerator was convenient for water, beer, and restaurant extra's. The rooms have individual wall unit air conditioners. The hallway had two small containers for recycling of paper, glass and plastics. A nice touch that conveys the attitude and spirit of the owners. You enter off of the sidewalk (with a a large awning to the street and potted palms and such under and around the awning) into a large lobby/living room which also contains the registration desk, a television, 4 tables with 4 chairs for each, a large couch and coffee table that contained a daily local newspaper and USA Today every day. It is in this room that a continental breakfast awaits you from 7 until 10 every morning. Coffee (which is available all day for free) orange juice, bagels and cream cheese, individually wrapped pastries, oranges and bananas, cold and hot cereal. All are included in the price of the room. In the evening wine and beer and light snacks are served. Each guest gets one beer of one wine: after the first the price is $2.00 per drink. Bottled water is also available all day for a small price. The owners, a very friendly, helpful husband and wife team, live on site with there two children. Don't be surprised when a precious 3/4 year old girl asks you where you are from before she heads down the hallway for her dinner. Both owners were very open and helpful with guests, such as directing a pair who had questions about the future of The Pier to a display of its maybe replacement at a nearby city building. Rooms were cleaned every day-- left a tip for our room cleaner one day and received a cute two pieces of candy as a thank you.The Inn is within easy walking distance of all the good restaurants in the area and the Hopper bus, which you can ride almost all over downtown on a loop including out to The Pier for a very small fee, stops just across the street. The parking lot has spaces for about 16 cars and additional street parking is easily available. The lot accommodated all of the guests when we were there. The price came to around $250 for three nights. A very nice stay, wonderful owners and a good price. Oh, and buy those water bottles. I have a fee coming to me!!!
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Thank you very much for your time and attention to detail in your review of our inn. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
With this said, we just want to touch up on a view points made. To clarify: we offer rooms with 1 full, 1 queen or 2 twin beds and the number of parking spaces in our lot is 11. We do have free street parking (overnight on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday) available if needed and in addition to that we also have permission to use the bank parking lot across the street on Saturday nights.
Once more, thank you for your wonderful review. I am sure it is appreciated not only by us but by many fellow travelers as well.
We wish you all the best and happy travels!
Stephanie & Brian Cox
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