We stayed for four nights at the Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Pete. It was tastefully decorated to match the 1930 style in which it was constructed. It is a local favorite, and the place was filled each evening, but comfortably so. On Tuesdays they have a $3.00 special on pints of beer, and there are a number of craft beers on tap - 20 or so. Their menu is reasonable, and everything was delicious. There is a gormet coffee shop downstairs with a new coffee each morning. The staff was friendly, interesting, and very accomodating. The only cautionary note is that the surrounding neighborhood isn't that great, so don't leave any valuables in your car.