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“Ok hotel for transit, but way expensive!” 3 of 5 stars
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Budget Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   800 34th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33712   |  
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Ranked #35 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Cologne, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Ok hotel for transit, but way expensive!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Finding a hotel/Motel in St. Petersburg is a challenge. Prices are more than unfair!! Paid 100 bucks for 1 night, room was close to the pool, had some party people there, couldnt sleep until they were gone.
Staff is friendly, helpfull. However breakfast was a disaster, coffee was empty, waffle machine broken, juice machine broken.... we went to dunkin donuts!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The hotel bathroom was about as clean as you could get a 60 year old bathroom. the room was clean, the staff was friendly. but the real shocker was that the room behind us had a Male dressed as female prostirute working out of it. and the hired staff confirmed my suspicsion of this activity. I did not feel unsafe but i would think they would not allow this type of activity

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Keller, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This hotel has a friendly owner and is really clean. It is showing it's age (a few broken tiles in the bathroom) but it is excellent value for a place to crash at night. I saw quite a few people swimming and enjoying the pool area. There was no evidence of the trouble that was mentioned in some of the other reviews. The air conditioner is fairly noisy but I can sleep through a lot so it didn't bother me.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Twisp, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We were scared to go here because of the the prior reviews, but price (and Hotwire.com) dictated we at least try it. It turned out fine. Not luxury, as implied by the price. We had a king bed for 2 adults and a child under 2 for one night = $68. Comfortable bed, clean room/bathrm, working appliances (including frig and microwave), decent amount of floor space. It is an older building with some quirks, but it has been made over with some nice touches. We arrived in the afternoon; the front desk let us check in an hour early and gave us a ground floor room close to the pool. We were content; the location worked out great. we were 30 minutes from Indian Rock Beach, where we had a fabulous dinner at Keegan's Seafood Grill, and about 35 minutes from the Lowry Park Zoo where we had an entertaining day with our little girl. For food options, there was a Salem's with gyros, wings, and subs right across the driveway, and a Dunkin' Donuts 2 doors down. Unfamiliar with St. Pete like we were? 34th N turned out to be a main area providing various lodging, food, and new car options to everyone. Several diners, bbq places and chain establishments. Noticed Comfort and Hampton Inns along the route. We also discovered that there is a large Calvary Chapel Church established in St. Pete's; exciting info for us who like to go. :)
Overall, we thought this Budget Inn was exactly that - a good place when you are on a budget. Rates were reasonable, room and grounds clean, and staff friendly.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011 via mobile

This is my sixth day here and this place is disgusting, the ppl staying here are the worst of the worst of society, and most of all it is dangerous. Allow me to elaborate. There is a white fungus below the ac unit about 2 feet wide on the floor. Last night a ghetto person knovked on my door, said oops, then puked on my doorstep. They are renovating the room below me and have been pounding at my floor and within the walls for the past two hours. It's not the owner's fault, but st pete especially this block is extremely dangerous. The bathrooms are ok lol

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My friend and I took a trip to FL for spring break this year and stayed here. We found it to be very suitable for our 2-night stay in St. Petersburg. Very close to Treasure Island and beautiful beaches, and the accommodations came at a much better value. Initially we were given a smoking room after having requested a non-smoking room, but they were very accommodating and helpful in making sure we got a comfortable non-smoking room. Great experience for the price!

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

My husband and a friend of his (both having served with the Marines) went to watch a couple of ball games. His friend was outside of the room when 3 crazy people began to approach him yelling. They chased him into his room and remained outside attempting to break the door in for 30min. Once they left my husband and his friend had packed up their things to leave & find somewhere safe to stay for the night. On thier way to the front desk they were once again chased by these 3 people. Weapons and firearms were brandished & they called the cops. When the cops arrived they informed them that they had "checked into the motel of choice to the prostitutes & crack heads".

There was one positive thing about the Budget In and that was the Manager in the Office was kind and refunded them their money.

All of the Negative reviews on here are no exaggeration. They were spot on. Please do not disreguard these reviews. This is not a place for those vacationing. Be careful there is a Days Inn is right across the street which is in the same neighborhood. Pay a little bit extra to stay to the East where all of the other Hotels are.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 800 34th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
50 clean rooms, each with a color T.V. w/ A.M./F.M. radio; 24 hour telephone service; free HBO & movie channels; daily room service and 24 hour management staff. Enjoy our sparkling, clean pool, & shuffleboard court at your convenience ... more   less 
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