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“Awesome location, descent hotel stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ponce De Leon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #25 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
Orlando
1 review
“Awesome location, descent hotel stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have stayed here twice now- both times were for a rays game. We love the area and location. Since we were there for the fun of downtown and the game, the hotel offered what we were looking for and expected. The hotel is a little older but it is updated as well as it can be. Being that it is an older building with wood floors throughout- you will hear a lot of foot traffic and noise above you and through the hallways. But I have always heard noise and doors slamming shut in almost every hotel I've ever stayed at, so that's kinda to be expected- overall we would return and would recommend this place if you're looking for a comfortable place to stay for a fun weekend type trip. If you're looking for a place to stay for business or luxury I would say you should look around.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and myself stayed there, we have a few comments on our stay there:

1. At C/I there were two ladies at the Front desk and I guess the owner and they were more eager for the Owner to be proud of them than of the service they were giving to us. One of the ladies addressed us as honey, very unprofessional and loud speaking. The other black lady was more busy trying to make the owner happy than helping us out. When giving us our keys she mentioned our room number so loudly that everyone in the lobby must have heard.

2. The hallway stinks, the beds are so uncomfortable, very thin mattress, TV not working, loose tiles in the bathroom, elevator is slower than a tortoise.

3. People all over the place drunk and loud. The night person tried to control the situation but it is an uncontrollable situation because the Front Desk can not attend to all the complaints as well as taking care of desk, she tried to handle it in a professional manner but as soon as she leaves it all started over again. She even had to call the cops @ one point, it was a frustrating experience for us.

We will not stay there again nor recommend it to any family nor friends.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seldom do we return to stay at any one location, except for the Ponce de Leon. We love it, and all the friendly people who welcome us back each time! Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the Ponce is in the best area nearest to the Yacht Club, and water front. At the end of Central Ave, there is an abundance restaurant choice within a short walk, as well as shopping and anything else St Pete has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chic, quirky and unique! Friendly staff, very clean and comfortable..minifridge and microwave in room, great coffee...worth every penny..close to the pier and shops. .one of my favorite hotels ever. Will stay there again and again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a marvelous visit. My meetings require a lot of driving so I love staying here such awesome location directly downtown minutes off exit with great rates.I can park my car and have dinner with fantastic food right at Ceviche restaurant.The food is always amazing great staff definitely try the Ceviche awesome! Entertainment is right there fantastic music with dancers that will entertain thruout evening .I highly recommend if your looking for great location ,reasonable rates and amazing food and music !/0

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly & helpful staff; great property (clean & updated), right on the bay with awesome views. Location was very convenient--close to all the shops and hot spots on St. Saint Pete. Parking just across street.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ponce De Leon Hotel

Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922, The Ponce de León Hotel is a Spanish Mission Revival building of great historic interest. Located at 95 Central Avenue and Beach Drive, one might notice that this hotel is only one block away from Saint Petersburg’s beautiful and vibrant waterfront and in the heart of downtown. The Ponce de León Hotel is at doorstep to the most popular restaurants, museums and music venues in the city. Some of which include; the Salvador Dali Museum, Janus Live, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, Vinoy Park, and much, much more!Boasting 74 modern rooms, and home of one of the city’s most popular and award winning restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. You can unwind with a drink or dine at the hotel bar & restaurant while you enjoy nightly live entertainment. They make their dishes with locally sourced ingredients for the freshest and finest taste. From the moment you walk into the hotel you will be impressed by the style, décor and air of calm professionalism. Ponce de León Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s most popular recreational and business districts, offering convenience, effortless style, and affordability to leisure and corporate travelers. The Ponce de León Hotel combines impeccable service and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown St. Petersburg. Be delighted by incomparable value harmonized with everyday amenities, service, plus all the attention you expect from a boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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