I really liked this hotel for its location in downtown St. Petersburg. Three of us headed over from Orlando to attend the Red Sox baseball game. Tropicana Field is about a mile (maybe slightly more) due west of the hotel. We opted to walk instead of taking the free shuttle which boarded a couple of blocks away according to the bellhop but didn't run until an hour before the game. We were upgraded to a balcony suite even though we had reserved a regular suite. The room had a king size bed with a very soft comforter. The mattress was a little too firm for me, but I am not complaining about that. The television had about 60 channels and was good. There was a sofa bed which the 21 year old in the group slept on. My back would not have been happy on it. There was a nice chair with an ottoman and a work tray was also provided. There was a DVD player, but we did not use it. The bathroom had a good size tub, and many extras were provided (creams, shampoos, conditioners, etc.) We were on the second floor in Room #220. It was quiet, and I didn't hear any outside noise. The ice machine was 20 feet one way and the elevator just a bit further the other way. The was a 24 hour excercise room which looked well equiped with a television, but I didn't use it even though it probably would have been a good idea. There was an outdoor pool, and a few people were sunning, but again, I was mainly there for a baseball game. The breakfast was good with good strong coffee (as well as weak normal coffee), tea, juices, milks, doughnuts and other breads. The hot buffet included biscuits and sausage gravy and fried eggs. The sausage gravy was better than Cracker Barrel's but not as good as Bob Evans'. If you're there for a baseball game, stop by Ferg's (on Central Avenue 100 yards fron the stadium) before the game. A pitcher of beer is $7 there where as 12 ounces in $7 at the game. They also had good burgers, Cuban sandwiches, and barbecue pulled pork sandwices. I didn't try any of the appetizers, but they had many types of chicken wings. It's also in the Delta Dining guide so you can earn some SkyMiles if you're in the dining progam. The Hampton Inn also gives Delta SkyMiles if you've included that with your reservation. NOW!!!--the one negative. Valet parking costs $10 a day. You can park on the streets if you wish, but you have to make sure you're in an area that allows for overnight parking plus it's on the streets. They should include parking with the price. I wouldn't even give the valet a tip where as I would have if the price had been built in. In my opinion, the $10 included the tip and their inconvenience. They even post a sign in the room to call 30 minutes in advance to retrieve your car. I didn't notice the sign until I went down to get the car, but they got my car in less than 3 minutes so there was not an issue. It's a great place to stay if you have to be in downtown St. Pete especially if you're going to a baseball game. I will consider staying there next year if I continue my tradition of seeing the Red Sox play when they visit Tampa Bay! Go Sox!
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