My family and I have stayed at this hotel 4 times in the last 6 years or so, and would not think of staying anywhere else in the area. (OK - Maybe the Vinoy if we win the lottery) We have found the rooms clean, quiet, and comfortable and the housekeeping staff very attentive.
While I am not a big fan of valet parking (just the way things are in St Pete), I have found the contracted valet staff to be extremely friendly and helpful in their recommendations of things off the beaten path to see and do in the city. I am a smoker, and have chatted them up quite a bit, always good informative conversations.
The location is perfect. Within walking distance to a few great restaurants (Try Grattzi Italian and Ratchada Thai/Sushi). Close enough to the museums, pier, baseball stadium without being overrun with crowds for these.
Every member of the staff is professional and courteous and over probably around 25 nights of staying in the hotel, I have never found one complaint with the staff or the hotel itself, and we can be a needy group sometimes. (ok, the A/C in the pool is usually a little too cold - my one complaint)
We do walk a lot while in St Pete, and while there are a large amount of homeless people in the park a few blocks away, my family has never been confronted or bothered by them, even when walking home late at night.
We will hopefully be staying here again in the near future, and are looking forward to it.
Try to get high and facing the Bay.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your very kind comments about the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown St Petersburg. I am very pleased that you find our staff helpful and accomodating. We certainly look forward to your next visit and would be happy assist in any way and I invite you to contact me personally.
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Thank you again.
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