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“Terrific! Friendly, fun, calm, thrifty. I want to stay here again” 5 of 5 stars
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Hollander Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   421 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Terrific! Friendly, fun, calm, thrifty. I want to stay here again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The hotel and restaurant staff are top notch! Don't stay here if you want an anonymous, bland hotel experience. The proprietors, front desk staff, and bar staff will remember you, greet you each time you make eye contact, and are always asking if there is anything they can do for you. Similarly loving attention has been paid to all the other details too, from the hand-painted ceiling in the Tap Room, to the eclectic-but-chic lobby decor and fireplace, to the fun decor and seating on the stairway landings, to the gleaming polish of the hardwood floors. The rooms are comfortable and livable, with similar careful touches - fridge, openable windows, plenty of plug-ins, cool bathtub, plenty of chairs and closet space (although not the walk-in closet that the website promises). The Tap House restaurant in the lobby is always hopping, and the clientele is a real blend of ages, locals doing "destination dining," out-of-towner hotel guests, families, singles, and couples of all sorts. Despite the live music at the bar, the rooms are plenty quiet with the windows closed (open windows = traffic noise). Without realizing, I tried to check in early (I'd been traveling since 3 am, so it felt like mid-afternoon to me). One of the proprietors at the front desk went to "check to see if the room was ready." When he returned 15 minutes later to report that it was, I realized that he had been preparing the room so that I could check in. Wow - what service! Downsides: there is not (yet) a functional workout room, and the housekeeping staff don't seem to know that towels on the floor means "I want a clean one, please." Nonetheless, I'd stay here again in a heartbeat - these guys are great and the room was exactly what I wanted. If only I had a third hand, I could say "three thumbs up!"

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I read many reviews on this relatively new boutique hotel. They were all very accurate. At less than half the rate of most of the chain hotels in downtown St. Pete, I was willing to roll the dice. This place was an eclectic gem. We stayed for 5 nights. The biggest plus was the restaurant, bar and coffee shop. The rooms are older, smaller and not amazing. However the rooms are clean, bright with most amenities and charming wood floors. The bar kills it, with an amazing rotating beer selection, knowledgeable barkeeps, and reasonable prices. They have live music many nights. The food is great. The coffee shop is great as well. I think they have a small spa, but I never used it. Parking is a little tight. You can easily walk to all of downtown St. Pete. I always felt safe in this part of town. Oh, they also have an amazing covered porch area that we frequented day and night. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Room Tip: Bar gets a lil noisy higher floors better
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flushing, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I booked this hotel at the last minute as my first choice, the beach area, was booked. I'm so glad things worked out the way they did....The hotel rooms, as stated, are small, but they are very comforfortable and very well lit with natural light. Great windows! and they open, which is a big deal to me.

The hotel staff is very personable, and the coffee shop brews great coffee. The bar/restaurant area is nicely open to the lobby, and the whole ground floor has a great flow and a great feel from the moment you check in.

The best part of the hotel, to me, was the veranda running the entire length of the front of the hotel. They have couches, chairs, conventional tables, and it has both the feel of being an extension of the lobby/bar/coffee shop, as well as a separate space unto itself. You can relax out there, drink coffee, read, and feel that your privacy is respected, or you can engage in conversation with the other guests and visitors that migrate to that space. Your choice.

Regarding the beaches; it was a 10-15 minute drive to get to Treasure Island down Central Avenue, and from there it was north or south on Gulf to whatever beach you'd like.

I am looking forward to a return trip to the Hollander, and another relaxing stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The friendliest staff I've encountered in a LONG time. They were very busy because the local paper had just published an article which raved about the place! In spite of LOTS of folks and a few staff absences, our entire stay was smooth - thanks to the wonderful folks running the place and working there. It's an older hotel, just three stories high, with a restaurant, bar (lots of local and small craft beers on tap!), and coffee shop. The rooms are small but have very comfortable beds, fluffy pillows, and soft linens. Bathrooms are also small, but have tub and shower. The windows open, so you can let in some of the wonderful air in St Petersburg (and let out the stale, over airconditioned smell of many hotel rooms).
The rooms come with coffee maker, fridge, table and chairs but only one reading lamp. The owner is trying to preserve some of the calm of an earlier era, so there are no phones or alarm clocks in the rooms. We had a couple of special requests which were quickly fulfilled.
The hotel is very centrally located, just a few blocks from the Dali Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Chihouly exhibit and the pier. LOTS of really good restaurants nearby (and one right there in the hotel itself!).
Acoustic tile in the ceiling of the restaurant/bar area would help. On Friday and Saturday night with lots of people and live music, the place gets pretty loud. Our room was on the third floor, so we weren't bothered, but I'm glad we were up there. We plan a return trip in the near future. It's good value for the money.

Room Tip: Third floor, unless you want to hear the music without having to go downstairs!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

it was a great stay. I would want to live here, the staff was great. it was pet and people friendly! the rooms were clean, and it was the best stay ever! the restaurant had great service, coffee shop was great, and the Rande James Spa was very relaxing.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Nick H, Manager at Hollander Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you all so much, We were so happy to have you in our lil hotel and we look
forward to seeing you soon..

Thanks, Nick
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We found this hotel to be delightful and a great value. Stellar decor in the lobby to welcome you funky furnishings and clever placements made for great leisure breaks .Staff was helpful and attentive when asked .The rooms were clean with nice bed linens and beautiful hardwood floors. A few minor minor things : no tissues in the room,fridge ran very poorly, no bathroom counter space and only 1 waste basket hence Boutique right? They had a fabulous in-house coffee shop which made my mornings splendid along with a FANTASTIC veranda to enjoy coffee on.The in-house restaurant maybe new to the scene they seemed to be struggling on our first visit
out of numerous items but they were very apologetic and the manager offered coupons for the next visit so it made up for the mishaps. Live music which was a nice extra. What a GREAT little gem for the buck
Note (we did travel with no children)

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  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stumbled on the Hollander House last week for a 2 day stay and liked it so much we stayed for 5. The Tap Room is a great place to unwind. The location is an easy walk to the waterfront. The price was very reasonable. I can't say enough good things about this place!

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room.
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  • Stayed February 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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Address: 421 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hollander Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful new boutique Hotel 0.3 Miles from the city center of St, Petersburg. Downtown and all it has to offer is just a stroll away. Come and enjoy the restaurant, bar, and hotel. Live music nightly with a friendly staff. Best music in town. Blues/Jazz/Pop and more. Relax and enjoy one of our 20 Craft Beers on special for only $3 on Tuesday night. Get a massage in our spa or enjoy the in house coffee bar "Common Grounds" with a different specialty coffee every morning to start your day. Breakfast served 7 days a week. We also have a full bar to satisfy your every need. At the Hollander we aim to please, and if you read our reviews you will see that our guests believe we are succeeding. Come home to the Hollander on your next trip. ... more   less 
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