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“Mixed Feelings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown

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Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

As we drove into the downtown St. Petersburg area, I was pleasantly surprised with the shops/cafes and the park along Beach Dr and ... our hotel was smacked right in the middle of it all. We valet our car and checked in and both processes were fast and easy. I noticed the modern/Asian decor in the lobby-breakfast area. Then, we got into our room and I thought I had entered into another dimension where I entered inside the room of another hotel. The decoration had a sort of 80's-bad-attempt-at-country theme. However, I do want to be fair in my review and have to also mention that everything in the room appeared to be in good and/or working condition. They were not skimpy with the towels either. There were enough towels in the room for four people even though it was a room with just one king size bed. There was enough space in the room for a small couch and I wished the room had one, but I think we probably got unlucky and got the only room with a chair instead of a small couch. The room also had a desk with an office chair. I did not come to this hotel to work but I did use the chair later during my stay and it was plenty uncomfortable. The room had a small window that did not open and it was a little on the dark side. The TV in the room was a little small and not really centered with the bed but it worked during our whole stay. The hotel had four floors and two elevators which appeared to be new and which worked during our whole stay. The customer service was excellent. From the moment we valet parked our car to the moment we left, we felt that the hotel employees were really working hard at their jobs and at providing good customer service. The front desk employees were very courteous and efficient at checking us in. The breakfast room employees kept the area clean and well stocked. There was always fresh coffee in the lobby. The room maids were also good at keeping our room and bathroom extremely clean. One day we got back to our room when Lillie was still cleaning our room. She was really working hard at getting our room ready and clean. She was very courteous and full of energy. The location of the hotel could not be improved. If you want or need to stay in downtown St. Petersburg, this is the place to stay. There were lots of restaurants and some shops at a walking distance to the hotel. Muvico is practically one block away. The Dali museum was about a half mile away. The Saturday morning market was two blocks away. There is also a nice park alongside the bay which is one block from the hotel. It was nice to walk during the afternoon and watch the pelicans dive bombing for fish.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Responding to every item mentioned in this review would be a lengthy task. However, I will say that a complete renovation of all our guestrooms is planned for the summer/fall of this year. Also, I do appreciate the positive comments on several areas. Thank you.
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Ledyard, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Impeccably clean, walking distance to everything in downtown St Petersburg. Pier makes a nice morning walk, and many good nearby restaurants. Valet and receptionists exceptionally helpful and fast. Comfortable beds.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We are always reinforcing the importance of the 3 C's - clean, comfortable and convenient. Thank you for recognizing our efforts.
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Winston-Salem, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great location in the heart of St Pete with lots of little cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Staff was nice and everything was pretty Hampton standard. Just not a great choice for me as I don't like valet parking, and that is the only option you have. Its kind of inconvenient as they want you to call down 30 mins prior to needing your car, and I'm a spur of the moment kind of person. Also, the shower seemed a bit off, as it took a long time to get hot water, and a long wait for temp of water to change from hot to cold and back.

I much prefer the Hilton in downtown St Pete, but it was all booked up on this business trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I'm sorry to hear that we did not completely fulfill your needs. We try to accommodate all of our guests including those who have "spur of the moment" choices. We've shared your feedback with our third-party valet services and will look for any feasible options to ensure we're accommodating guests, such as yourself. We hope to see you again for business or leisure.
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Leesville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This Hampton is the place to stay. Very friendly staff from the receptionist to the Valet Attendant. The breakfast was excellent, close to the Pier, Bay walk, shopping and various eating establishments.

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  • Stayed March 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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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Short, sweet and to the point. We appreciate your positive comments. Thank you.
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great option for staying in St. Pete downtown. Particularly good on 4th of July. You can walk to the park and watch fireworks over the bay. Excellent coffee and fresh breakfast included in the stay. Parking seems expensive but there ally are not many options in the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Yes, the July 4th festivities are right around the corner and we are a great place to stay and experience all the downtown excitement. Thanks for your review.
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Seven Valleys, PA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

An unpleasant experience - from the moment we arrived it was all about money. The front desk staff were formal, detached and unhelpful, the TV in breakfast room was noisy and the breakfast supervisor bordered on being rude. The nicest people in the hotel are the women who service the rooms. All the amenities in the world cannot make up for poor service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hamptonality is something we're completely dedicated to and I regret to hear that this is not something you received while staying with us. You're not just a customer to us, you're our guest and I've reminded our team to ensure this remains a top focus. Thank you for alerting us to the experience you had at the front desk and during breakfast. I've specifically addressed your concerns and hope you'll come back to see a whole new level of service.
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Tampa
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89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We enjoyed our experience at the downtown Hampton Inn. We parked our car on Friday afternoon and picked it up on Sunday. There was lots to do with no driving involved. We went to the Saturday Morning Market (about 300 yards from the hotel), the Dali Museum (about 800 yards away), and the sites on Central Ave. The location was perfect!! The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was the standard Hampton Inn menu but acceptable. Only wish they had bacon instead of the sliced sausage. Thanks again for a great weekend.

  • 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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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for the positive review. We do have the best location in downtown St. Petersburg and many of our guests do not need their vehicles once they arrive. Also, we do have bacon on the breakfast menu, but we rotate offerings. Thanks again.
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Address: 80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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