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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 #4 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Ozark, Missouri
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Just what we needed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our experience echoes that of other reviewers: this is an old property, with certain quirks and limitations, but the location is perfect, the price more than fair, and the owners absolutely charming and helpful. My daughter and I spent four nights in St. Petersburg apartment shopping and it was wonderful to come "home" every day to a warm, personal welcome and a cool, quiet room. I look forward to many more nights here while visiting my daughter!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are glad that you were able to feel at home during your stay with us - it's the biggest compliment you could have given!
We too look forward to welcoming you back to St. Pete soon. Until then we wish you and your daughter all the best!

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

It is clean and the location is perfect. Owners are very helpful and we felt safe.
IF I were the owners I probably would spend the money and hire a professional painting crew just to paint the interior, it would really help in making overall impression better without spoiling the quaintness or antique feel. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmericasBestInn, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Hello there and thank you for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our inn and truly appreciate your comments. Just to let you know what has been done this past year and what is happening over the course of the coming months:
Our exterior has been painted last summer, our interior hallways have been painted just this past January - both by a great local painting company. Our guestrooms we always do ourselves, pretty much every other year as the need for a fresh coat of pain arises. I believe what might have put you off are our door frames leading to the guest rooms. Yes, there is a lot of chipping paint. This is my project for the year, tedious and time consuming, but so worth it. You might have not noticed the 6 door frames that have been refinished to their natural wood so far. Let me tell you, they look great! Every door frame will get done eventually but it is a process and we hope our friendly atmosphere, clean rooms and fellow great guest make up for some chipping paint.

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Standalone building in the middle of St Petes gave us a great two night stay while we went to see our first Baseball Game. Rooms are basic but clean the Host Brian was really welcoming we enjoyed our stay here. Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmericasBestInn, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Lots and lots of sunshiny greetings to the UK!
We are glad to hear you enjoyed our inn during your trip to St. Pete and how exciting: your very first Baseball game and you chose our Tampa Bay Rays to introduce you to everything baseball!
Did we win? I sure hope so and just to update you, the Rays are currently leading the American League East, which is awesome and we are so very proud!
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays just as much and had a safe and pleasant trip home.

All the best for the future and happy travels!

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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des moines
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Everything is in order, the owners have the answer to every question you can think of. There is a notebook with the menus of all the nearby restaurants. You can easily walk to the Dali' which one of the nicest museums you'll ever see--small so you don't get worn out, adding (of Dali') docent, and the works are stunning.
There is a specific baseball trolley and a Central Ave. trolley, both of which take you to Tropicana field.
The rooms are small but very clean and have a little fridge. This is just a VERY comfortable place to stay for a few days.

Room Tip: maybe on the west side so morning light isn't as bright, if you are a sleeper-inner.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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AmericasBestInn, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Sunny greetings to Iowa and a heartfelt thank you to you for your great review!
We appreciate your decision to stay with us during your recent trip to St. Pete and are glad to hear you had such a wonderful time.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We came to St Petersburg to see the Dali museum, concert at the Palladium and to watch a baseball game at Tropicana Field. Museum and Palladium are walking distance. This is, without a doubt, the nicest inn we have ever stayed in. Brian is very welcoming and accommodating. He has the ultimate personality to be in this business. The inn is small but has a lot of old world charm. No frills but they offer a continental breakfast and, our favorite thing, a nightly happy hour. Would stay here again and again, without a doubt.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I will pass the compliments on to Brian, who will run around boasting for at least a month - LOL! Jokes aside, we are both happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much and hope to welcome you back to our inn soon!

Happy Travels!

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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Sebring, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We can't praise the owners, Stephanie and Brian, enough for their amazing inn. They treat us like friends and make it a joy every time we come back.

This was our fifth stay in the past two years and we always look forward to coming back. The grounds, rooms and lobby are always immaculate. Stephanie and Brian are extremely helpful and have accommodated our every need. Location is in a quiet area and only a few blocks from Publix supermarket, a strip of local restaurants and even a very quaint coffee shop we discovered right down the road.

And you can't beat the value. The prices are amazing for the INVALUABLE service and amenities provided.

In five stays, we still have yet to find anything wrong...and I doubt we ever will.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Aww, thank you Adrienne! Such a wonderful and heartfelt review! It's been great to welcome you back every time and the pleasure is always ours, that's for sure. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm about our inn with others, it's greatly appreciated!

Until we see you next time, we wish you nothing but the best!

Sincerely,

Stephanie & Brian Cox
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Hampstead, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this inn when we went to Tropicana Field to see a baseball game. As we walked into the door we felt a warm welcome right away. This is a " no frills hotel" if you are expecting the The Marriott or the Hilton, it is not!!! As previously posted by the other reviewers, it is clean, homey and innkeepers Brian and Stephanie are very accommodating. The main entrance is locked 24 hours a day, you need to let yourself in with your issued key card. They also have a little fridge with water and wine unless its happy hour, you need to pay for what you consume, price on the fridge "honor system." We had no issues with parking, as we took a taxi from the airport. We will absolutely be back to stay, unless they are all booked up.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmericasBestInn, Owner at Americas Best Inn St Petersburg, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing to stay at our inn and for taking the time to submit this lovely review. We too, hope to welcome you back on your next trip to St. Pete - we'll be sure to hold a room for you!

All the best!

Stephanie & Brian Cox

P.S. Should you ever find that we are booked when searching online, please give us a call directly! We close our online inventory once we only have a couple of rooms left in order to avoid over booking.
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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:
#5 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#6 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Inn St Petersburg 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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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