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“Nice place :)” 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 #22 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice place :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for one night and we just wanted a place next to the airport, not expensive, better with some views, and we got it! The receptionist was really nice and she welcome us in a very friendly manner. We had a room in the 6th floor so it was perfect for us! To be honest, is not the best room in a hotel but for the prize and location it really worth it. The hotel looks old, but it's cozy. I don't think I would have choose it for a longtemp stay but for a weekend it's nice.

Stayed September 2014
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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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English first
Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff courteous and professional;moved to second room because TV not working in first.2nd room telephone not working,lighting over sink vanity out(fuse)thus no hair dryer,fridge not working...@6:45 A.M. the smoke alarm kept going off till we left at 8:00. Room was clean and "cutish" but little too worn.Hallways could use some air fresheners,rooms too.Location was perfect,close to everything so you can walk!Parking easy on weekends,just used a meter(free).It was fine for 1 night to walk to Tequila fest at Red Mesa Cantina and walk to dinner on Beach Dr. on a weekend.Staff apologized politely but not so sure they didn't know already, issues with room.Perhaps there are nicer rooms than we were given...hope so.Oh one more thing,please invest in new sheets...it is time...and would make a huge difference.Just a few tweaks would make this a really cool quaint hotel.

Room Tip: Corner room best for windows...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello,
I am sad to know that your experience here at the Ponce de Leon Hotel was a night of re-location.
Yes these maintenance issues are being resolved. It sad to know that you underwent these troubles. Kindly email me at alove@poncedeleonhotel.com I would like to further assist you in getting the best out of the Ponce de Leon Hotel.

There are no excuses , and I would like to extend a hand to re invite you back and give us another chance.

Thank you

Best regards
Audrey Love
Guest Relations Manager
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something different, the Ponce De Leon Hotel is the place for you! Checked in on Saturday afternoon and had one of the most enjoyable weekend getaways ever. The hotel is small and quaint. If you are looking to stay in a chain like Marriott or Hilton, this will not work for you as the Ponce de Leon is a unique, historic building with a very gracious staff and a European flavor. The room was cozy and clean. Downtown St. Petersburg is charming and the hotel's location allows you to stroll Beach Drive and visit many the shops, bars and excellent restaurants. Beautiful bay views everywhere, along with horse drawn carriages and beautifully lit trees in the park. Will definitely return. Many thanks to all of the front desk employees, you are great ambassadors for the Ponce De Leon!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello
Yes we are different from many hotels and thank you for noticing .
Thank you for your kind review and thank you for taking the time to rate us. The front desk staff would like to also Thank you for your lovely comments and we enjoyed seeing your bright smile.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit and please feel free to use this 10% off your next stay.

Once again thank you for rating us


Best Regards
Audrey Love
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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming back here. The Staff knows us and treat us like family. Cozy, unique and well center hotel to many excellent entertainment option close by. Great restaurants, museums, and parks. Will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for the corner rooms towards the bay.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello
Yes , we love seeing your smiling face
We are happy for this great review and it is nice to know that you will be coming back.
I would like to take the time to offer you a one day Free parking pass the next time you visit us.
Thank you for taking the time to rate us.

Best Regards and we look forward to seeing you here again.

Audrey Love
Guest Relations Manager
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this hotel. We live in Orlando and enjoy going to Ray's
games and just exploring the city.Ponce De Leon Hotel is a very unique cool, historic
building. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean and well kept and you can walk to the
park and all the hotspots day or evening. This is a Yes for the price and quaility. So being
a tripadvisor fan this is a worthwhile stop.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello,
Yes I am happy to know that you like to stay with us and we love having you here.
Did you know that you can park your car at a near by parking garage and then take the Free trolley to the game.
Please the next time you come see a baseball game , bring your ticket with you and we will be able give you a free parking pass.
Thank you for taking the time to writing this nice review, and we hope to see you in the near future.

Best Regards

Audrey Love
Guest Relations Manager
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel in a great location!!! It was my first visit to Florida and after doing a lot of research I found this hotel to be the best one around for the price and location. If you are looking for a hotel with a pool, gym and continental breakfast, this is not the place for you. However, if you have traveled through Europe and experienced small and cozy hotels with personable staff, then this is the perfect spot. I spent four nights here and did not need a car, I found that there was plenty to do walking distance from here. I plan on going back to Florida soon and will be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello ,

Thank you dearly for taking the time to write this great review.
I like that you understand that the Ponce de Leon Hotel is very much European , small cozy and has personality and charm of its own.
We loved having you here and am excited to know that you will be returning.
Kindly accept this 10% Off your next stay with us.
Thank you

Best Regards
Audrey Love
Guest Relations Manager
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small hotel is in the heart of St Pete. This is the second time I have stayed here and had good experiences both times. The rooms are a little smaller than other hotels as well as the bathroom and tv's. The Ponce is an older building but has been renovated. Walking distance to the water as well as multiple bars & restaurants. It was close enough to walk to Tropicana Field as well. For the price, you can't beat this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Hello,
Thank you for your kind review.
It is flattering to hear that you like to come here at the Ponce de Leon Hotel .
And we love having you stay here with us.
And since you like to stay with us , kindly accept this 10% OFF your next stay with us.
Once again thank you and we look forward to seeing your smiling face.

Best Regards
Audrey Love
Guest Relations Manager.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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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