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“Phenomenal Choice in Downtown St. Pete” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“Phenomenal Choice in Downtown St. Pete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Hampton Inn in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL is in an excellent location. We are from the area and visit St. Pete often. This will be our choice of hotel if we ever need to stay down there again. It is right on Beach Drive so you can walk to all of the restaurants, shops, movie theater, and eventually..."The Lens" which is currently replacing The Iconic Pier. The beautiful St. Pete waterfront is literally out the hotel's door. If you are coming to visit the beaches, you can stay here and drive to Pass A Grille (highly recommeneded) for the beach. It is a 15 minute drive, and a very charming little town without high rises and fast food. Ft. Desoto Park is also within 15 minutes and has beautiful beaches, a fort, and a campground. Do NOT take the trolley or bus unless you want to ride on it for over an hour each way. Downtown St. Pete has great restaurants (use Urban Spoon for choices), night life, and it's SAFE for your family and friends. We walked around every night and felt very safe. There are great museums like the Dali and Chihuly which are both highly recommended. Take a trip to Paciugo for the BEST Gelato ever, and for those coffee lovers, Starbucks is within walking distance as well (just a block or so away). The hotel itself is EXCELLENT with an amazing food/drink reception in the evening during the week (we almost didn't have to buy dinner out). The breakfast is also wonderful. We used the pool twice, and it was very private and peaceful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL FOR ANYONE- business, couples, family, friends, or solo. You WILL NOT be disappointed. **Only downside to this hotel is the $14 a night valet parking, but if you take into account the good value for the hotel and the free food, it works itself out with what you would pay elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, June 25, 2013
Thank you very much for the detailed and positive review. We are close to a diverse option of activities - the beach to the downtown restaurants and nightlife. We look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Location, location....just the perfect place for a downtown hotel! Lots to walk to...pizza places, restaurants, museums, shops. I cannot say enough about the staff to try and be helpful regardless of the request. Upon arrival we asked for more hangers...granted. Housekeeping each day left fresh soap and amenities. Great room...any of them that end with 30 are on a corner and have a balcony with a couple of chairs. The queen suite afforded more room than we could have imagined. We also had a microwave and refrigerator.
I know some have groused about the valet parking charge. We didn't find this unusual for a downtown hotel in any city.
Hot breakfast served until 10 was appreciated. A pretty good variety of food.
I'd love to go back to this hotel and would recommend this hotel to all travelers!

Room Tip: Pool and laundry are on the second of four floors. Rooms ending in 30 afford a nice view.
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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
    • 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, June 20, 2013
Yes, any room that ends in 30 is a Queen Suite with balcony - our most popular room type. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Spanish Fort, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a great location and the staff is always wonderful. I use the hotel for business stays and have not taken advantage of the pool or fitness facility, but they look very nice. The location is awesome. There is an aweome selection of restaurants and a few small shops and galleries within waliing distance. There is a free trolley a few blocks away that will take you to Tropicana Field for a Rays game. The stadium is awesome AND is air conditioned!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, June 20, 2013
It's nice to hear from someone who appreciates Tropicana Field. We feel it is a great venue and we are the perfect location to stay after the game. Thank you
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel, well located in downtown St. Pete. The rooms are well appointed and have everything a business or leisure traveler could ask for. Free breakfast seemed to have something for everyone. Staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. The beds are divine.

  • 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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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for the "wonderful" review. We appreciate you taking the time to share.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I travel to the Tampa every other week and try to stay at this location as much as possible even if it is out of my way. Great staff and Wonderful location where I can get out and walk after work everyday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, June 19, 2013
We sincerely appreciate and value your loyalty. Please continue to stay with us and we will continue to provide the quality lodging experience you have come to expect. Thank you
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chattanooga, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This hotel has great amenities and comforts of home...especially happy hour for adults on certain days; rooms-dvd player,refrig,microwave and big flat screen tvs! Facility very clean and staff courteous, professional and always ready to assist in making your stay wonderful! Loved the valet parking/staff, they are ready like soldiers, asap they come to grab packages/luggage upon your arrival and no worries about safety with parking! Location location location was every bit of paradise! This hotel was like a resort in downtown area of Tampa.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

OK, let's get the mundane out of the way. First, I'm qualified to review this place, as I stayed there for almost 3 months during regular business trips to the area throughout the Spring of 2013.

This is an "A" level Hampton Inn (I'm not a huge fan in general of Hampton Inns, but a few standout, and this is one of them). The location is sublime for downtown St Pete, across the street from the SP Yacht Club, smack dab between all of the great restaurants on Beach and the party zone on Central. It's only about 10 years old, which means nicely updated, great lounge area, and the rooms are still newish (although they need to stay on top of this to make sure it stays that way). It's a Hampton, so the towels are thinner than I'd like, but the sheets are nice, and I spend a lot more time with the latter than the former.

But here's what really separate this place, the staff is Amazing. Whether it's the assistant manager Tiffany's can do, I'll take care of you, go the extra mile attitude (THANK YOU!), or the team she leads at the desk, with standouts like Andrew, Nykisha, and the ever positive Angelique, this team made me feel special every single day/night. The valet team works hard to make sure you rarely wait for your car (which is a trick with the tiny garage they have to work with), even asking when you bring it in at night, when you want it the next morning (and it's actually out there waiting for you)...thanks guys! Even the housekeeping staff makes you feel welcome (thanks LaToya). Whether you're there for a night, a week or more, having a solid staff quickly makes you forget some of the shortfalls that come with hotel stays.

My only recommendation for an upgrade would be with the eggs for breakfast. They're interesting (seem baked, if that's possible), probably a challenge for a limited kitchen, but there's got to be a better option out there... Other than that, everything was great. It's truly a dynamite place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, June 19, 2013
A positive review from one of our frequent guests is one of the best compliments we can receive. Thank you for taking the time to comment and a special appreciation for complimenting our staff. They work hard and truly enjoy what they do for our guests. I believe it shows on a daily basis and is a primary component of what makes our hotel special. 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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#1 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown 2.5*
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