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Americas Best Inn St Petersburg
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   342 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #6 of 45 hotels in St. Petersburg
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18 hotel reviews
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“It Is The Best.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

No question about it, America's Best Inn deserves all of the kudos on this site, as well as, #1 ranking of St. Pete hotels. This place is probably the most friendly small hotel we have ever been at. It's owners Brian and his wife can't do enough to make you feel right at home. Room is small but ver clean. AC is fine as well. Wi-Fi in room can be a little spotty, but this is compensated for by the complimentary beer & wine every evening, it's proximity to Beach Drive and the St. Pete Pier place you right close to all of the action and attractions like the Dali Museum are only about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. The complimentary breakfast is very good and has just about anything you would get at one of the chain hotels. We enjoyed sitting outside under the awning and sharing conversation (and wine) with other guests. We leave the Inn tomorrow and will certainly miss this place and St. Pete

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 13, near the rear of the hotel, very quiet location.
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  • 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
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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so very, very much for your wonderful review! It was great having you as our guests and we are truly hoping to welcome you back soon.

We wish you many happy travels to come!

All the best,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Brian was very helpful and welcoming when we arrived. We only stayed one night on our way through but it was perfect for us, clean and cozy. The rooms are somewhat old and our tub could have used a refacing, but everything was clean and comfy and close enough to walk to everything. We had a great time is st. pete's, lot's to do. We'll be back and we will stay longer next time! Thanks

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your time in submitting this review of our inn. It's been our pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful town and our inn and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

One thing we would like to touch base on: Yes our bathtubs are in need of some love. They are after all the original tubs from 1937. We are hoping to either replace them with new tubs or convert to showers. It is a huge project and we are currently working on receiving quotes etc.. This is just to let readers know that we are aware of the shortcomings our bathrooms present to some guests, but that we are working on improving this aspect of your stay.

Once more, thank you for your comments and all the best to you!

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

What an adorable place! Brian & Stephanie are a real treat - made us feel at home right away. Almost like a bed & breakfast place - from what we could see, each room was a little different....we had a queen, but there were also some rooms with two twins. The rooms are not large - but that's not a negative, because the best part is going out to the social area! Evening cocktails were fun - we ended up talking to a couple where the guy was from my same home town - a tiny suburb in Chicago! We also got to meet Brian & Stephanie's children, and got to hear a little of Stephanie's life story...so much nicer than the bland hotel chains!!

Not sure when we'll be down again, but we will definitely stay here when we do!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your sweet review! You felt at home, which is our goal for each and every guest. Should life bring you back to St. Pete, we'll be here to welcome you back!

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

After several years of wanting to stay here, but never being able to get a room, we were finally able to make a reservation here for our Spring Training trip. I read all of the reviews, so I knew what to expect. And I wasn't disappointed. Stephanie and Brian are lovely. Stephanie went out of her way to help when there was a glitch with the Wi-Fi. We enjoyed the afternoon wine and snacks and meeting a few other guests. I'm a late sleeper, but my husband enjoyed the continental breakfast in the morning.

As said, the rooms are quite small. They do have everything needed though - fridge, TV, ample space for clothes. The only mild "but"... is their is no place in the bathroom for toiletries. I lived out of my travel bag, which I left on the small lamp table outside the bathroom.

The Inn is in a fantastic location in downtown St Pete...easy to walk everywhere. We most enjoyed that aspect of our stay. Great restaurants and good museums and sites all around.

That said...we will have to think about returning...only because we're usually there for 5 to 7 nights. And the room is just a wee bit too small for that amount of time. We're travelers who like to relax in our room between baseball games, attractions and dinner and there just isn't enough space to be totally comfortable. For a shorter stay, we wouldn't hesitate to come back. For next spring, we'll have to think about it.

It's really a great place to stay for a few nights, or if you're out most of the time. I highly recommend it in those cases. Thanks to Stephanie and Brian for everything they do!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your detailed and wonderful review of our inn. It was our pleasure to welcome you to St. Petersburg this spring and we certainly hope to welcome you back should you decide to stay with us again.

Until then we wish you nothing but the best!

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Excellent location,about 10 minutes walk from the waterfront with plenty of shops restaurants and cinema close by. We received a warm welcome from the owners and felt immediately at home. The room was not large but had everything we needed. The continental breakfast was much better than in chain motels . There is free car park and local on street parking. The local church uses the car park on Sundays but there is plenty of alternative parking in the bank opposite.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Another wonderful review! Thank you very much for your write up, it is very much appreciated.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip just as much.

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

hello just wanted to say that I had a wonderful time at America's best inn. st pattys day weekend.they are so friendly and nice they make you feel right at home as soon as you get there.if you are down in the st pete area you should check out this place to stay. robert

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, Robert. It is greatly appreciated. Good to hear that you had a great time in St. Pete and at our inn over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

All the best and happy travels!

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I decided on this place based on the reviews, location and affordability. It had a shabby chic vibe going for it. Very small rooms but adequate. Very clean and breakfast was included. It did feel like a bed and breakfast as the owners were very friendly as were the other quests. Lots of Europeans, I guess because the owners speak German. If you want a a nice beach experience go to Fort De Sota park. Lovely, quiet, go visit the old fort. When I told the owners where we were going they lent us beach towels, chairs and umbrellas for free. Very worth it. Free parking and close to everything. We very much liked St Petersburg.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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AmericasBestInn, Manager at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much and truly hope to welcome you back to St. Pete on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
America's Best Inn
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Address: 342 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#4 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Inn St Petersburg 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming historic inn conveniently located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. This 22 guest room inn is within walking distance to world class museums and galleries, fine dining, evening entertainment and St. Pete's beautiful waterfront. Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is less than 1 mile from the inn. The Gulf beaches are an app. 20 minute drive from Downtown. Amenities at the inn include a continental breakfast, a drink at Evening Happy Hour, wifi and limited onsite parking. We are a 2-star property know for excellent service and unique accommodations. ... more   less 
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