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“Old Hotels need love too” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown

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Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Old Hotels need love too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Enjoyed my stay at this Hotel. The hotel is older (built 1925) but is very clean and obviously the rooms have been updated. No restaurant onsite, but they have a buffet breakfast that is filling, and fresh. Waffles and eggs to order! But I have to say the best part of the trip is the shuttle service. Takes you around downtown St. Pete at no charge (other than a tip). The shuttle drivers are full of information on where to go eat, drink, etc. A shout out to the valet who recommended the $5.00 restaurant (everything is $5.00).

Enjoy the weather!

Room Tip: I would say higher up the better. 2nd floor gives view of parking lots...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed 5 nights. Booked without research for first time to location. The first thing to mention is don't let the dark halls fool you after you check in. :) My room was just as current as any other Courtyard, as expected (Check my photos). That is one of the main reasons I continue to stay with Marriott. The second thing is the Staff were exceptional and very friendly and accommodating. Shout to to Candy the Bar tender who was pleasant and down to earth to speak with after a long day. Since I prefer to stay near the stairs, they stop on the 2nd floor, I was concerned when I looked out my window and there was 4th street. Amazingly, I slept very well for being so low to the ground. Within 10 minutes of walking there is what is know as "Central Ave" which is where I found that awesome greek restaurant. Every morning I walked to Starbucks, around Williams Park and the homeless, and back and never once wondered about safety. The locals kept telling me its not the "Best part of town" but I had no issues. Most cities I have travelled to, especially the larger ones, have homeless in the warmer climates. They have a FREE 3 mile shuttle, that will get you to the pier & water area also. Exercise equipment, pool area and jacuzzi all worked well. I would stay again and recommend. Thanks for reading. Video on Youtube channel.



Pros:

- FREE Shuttle Service

- hotel and grounds kept up well
- Jacuzzi & Exercise Room
- Sleep Quality



Cons:

- beds and furniture Much Older (But thats the point)



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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardStPeteGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and reivew of our Courtyard by Marriott St Petersburg! We are very happy that we could provide you with a great 5 days while you were in town. Our shuttle is a great benefit and our staff is always ready to serve. We hope you will visit again when your travels bring you to St Petersburg.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had asked for rooms next to one another. That was provided in fortunately they weren't connected. Clean and very friendly at front desk. We skipped on breakfest and went 6 blocks down to the dome... Better food for the value then I we would have paid for breakfest in the hotel. But if you need late night snacks bring you own! It would have been nice if there was a few complimentary bottle waters in the fridge

  • Stayed January 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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CourtyardStPeteGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our Courtyard by Marriott St Petersburg. I am pleased that you found our staff and shuttle service pleasant and helpful. We understand that there are many places in the area for food and beverage, and are glad that you enjoyed the Dome.
We hope that you visit us on future trips to St Petersburg!
Kathy Cablish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Discribed as Historic Hotel and it is. But don't expect beautiful period setting & furnishings - just think small & old. Efficient check in, old elevator, small rooms. All the usual amenities were fine - comfy bed, good hairdryer etc. but public areas were neither stylish, period, spacious or comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardStPeteGM, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
We thank you for staying at the Courtyard by Marriott St Petersburg, and certainly understand your comments regarding the lobby and public space. While we preserved much of the original elements when we re-opened the hotel in 2006 we appreciate that it may not please everyone. However, we are in the final design phase of our complete lobby and restaurant renovations which are scheduled for May of next year and are very excited about the new look.
I hope you will return to see our new look early summer.
Kathy Cablish
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clermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Courtyard. It was close that we could walk to everything. And if you did not want to walk, there is a FREE shuttle that will take you to most places and then pick you up. We were impressed by the friendliness of the entire staff. The doorman are wonderful. Ask them about all the local eating places.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Marriott was wonderful. We were greeted by the Valet when we arrived. We then went to the counter to check in. The gentleman who check us in was delightful. Explain about the hotel, what to do while we were there. Explained there was a shuttle that would take us almost any where in the area. Room was clean and neat. Had a corner room with a beautiful view. For a old hotel it was very modern.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here when there was an over flow of guests at a relative's house. This is a historic hotel that has been renovated. Still has the original plaster walls and tiles in the lobby floor, but the rooms are updated and very comfortable. We were very happy with our stay and the staff who were very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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: 300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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