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“Our second stay at this hotel was outstanding.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 1ST ST. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Ranked #13 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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12 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Our second stay at this hotel was outstanding.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Arrived around midnight. Staff was alert, friendly and helpful. Parking was easy. This was our second time staying at this hotel. Nice upscale Italian restaurant within walking distance. Delicious breakfast buffet. Super waitstaff! We highly recommend this hotel and we will stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chellie M, Front Office Manager at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Good Morning,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are grateful to have such loyal guests as yourself, and we are delighted that you had a wonderful time here. Thank you also for sharing with others what there is to offer not only within the hotel but around the downtown area. We will be sharing your comments with our staff and management team. We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you again,

Chellie M.
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Loved staying here! Convenient to find and park. Walking distance to many museums and restaurants. Hotel is beautiful! Beds are comfortable and room service was delicious! (Get the swordfish salad! Yum!)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chellie M, Front Office Manager at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Good Afternoon Kandess,

Thank you for your review of our property, and for choosing to stay with us. We are so glad that you found our location appealing and comfortable. We truly appreciate your business, and are delighted that your stay was to your satisfaction. We will share your thoughts with our team, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Kindly,

Chellie McCardle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice hotel. The location is fantastic!!! Can't beat being able to walk to everything in downtown St Pete. The staff is ok. The weekend we were there had several huge events. Parking was a nightmare. Luckily we beat the craziness and had a nice shaded spot in the lot but at check in time the lot was full and they were sending guests to park in overflow lots. Lots of unhappy guests. The hotel is clean. Great to have a Starbucks in th lobby. Our room was extremely quiet, even though we were closer to the elevator than we like. A little stingy on towels...be sure to request extra. Overall, for the price it's a fantastic hotel. It may not be to the level of some downtown Hilton's in other cities but it fits St Pete's laid back vibe perfectly.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chellie M, Front Office Manager at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Good Morning,

Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are pleased to see that for the most part your stay was to your satisfaction. I know you touched a little on the parking, and I wanted to let you know that we have changed our process, and we are now ensuring that in times of high occupancy or large events taking place that we have an attendant present. This is to ensure that our guests are being accomodated. We greatly appreciate all of the details you have provided for others to view, and we will be providing your feedback to the rest of our team, as well. Again we sincerely thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind Regards,

Chellie M.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Slightly dated building but considering location, pricing, and staff the hotel is a good value. Room decor is a bit dated, but overall they are clean and in good repair. House keeping is a bit understaffed which resulted on them coming into our room when we were there late in the afternoon (2-3 PM) on two occasions. They were very friend and quickly restocked the coffee maker and cleaned the rooms. Did notice that the linens weren't changed daily, I had to request that our sheet be changed on the three day of our stay. Located within walking distance are the Dali museum, the downtown shopping district and bay walk. There was a farmers market across the street on Saturday which we really enjoyed. There is a Starbucks located inside the hotel, there is also a Spa and a pool. Publix and other small shops are located directly behind the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

We come to St Pertersburg once a year but haven't been here in 2-3 years. We were pleasantly suprised that the hotel has stepped up to the plate. They now have a lobby bar, a nice restaurant, and a concierge level. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.

The rooms still need remodeling but I would stay here again. Good value.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was a short trip to Tampa / St. Pete. Checked in late (11pm) Night Auditor greeted us and made a lone day of travel much easier. The guest room comfortable and had all the items I needed. Love the bowl of fruit on the table.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We just stayed at the Hilton Bayfront in St Pete and were under-impressed with the hotel itself.

The good: Location. Just a few blocks from the Pier and right smack in the cultural, artsy downtown area near the Beach Drive shopping district, with art galleries and restaurants very close-by. You can literally walk across the street to the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum. There is always something cultural going on during the weekends in this area of St Pete. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and a small bar for drinks at night. This is a dog friendly hotel, so you will see dogs lounging around.. There is also a Starbucks right in the hotel, which is great. And, the room itself was very big and spacious- but now more about this room-

The not so impressive: The hotel had the "stuck in the 90's" feel. The popcorn ceiling in the room screamed "update me!". The carpet was filthy, it had the kind of dirt and stains that can only be cleaned by carpet replacement. The bathroom in the room was by far one of the smallest I've ever seen in a hotel of any kind. It was like a small closet with a sink and shower crammed in. Room for one only in the bathroom. This is surprising, because the room itself is very big and spacious- they really should take some space from the room and enlarge the bathrooms. That would be a very good thing to do.
The air conditioner intake vent in the room was by the curtains and the a/c vent kept sucking in the curtain, restricting air flow. I don't think the a/c worked, even when the curtain wasn't being sucked into the intake vent. It was always warm and muggy even with the a/c set at 65 degrees..
The curtains were old and dusty, especially in the lobby sitting area. You could tell maybe 20 or 30 years ago everything looked nice and elegant, but nothing has been done since to clean or update. I heard someone say "I feel like I'm in a cloud of germs when I came into this hotel", and I have to agree. Even the smell in the lobby was kind of gross- like bathroom cleaner or something. Maybe because of the dogs?
New carpet, curtains and paint- needed now.

There was a restaurant on-site, but very limited and overpriced selections. Why would you eat at the hotel anyway when there are great dining options nearby like Columbia's Restaurant at The Pier? You gotta try this landmark. Seriously -1905 salad-need I say more?

All in all, the hotel is in a great location, but looked neglected.

Room Tip: Try the Hampton Inn just down the street, or splurge on the Vinoy!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 333 1ST ST. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#9 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront 3.5*
Number of rooms: 333
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront district from Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. This hotel in St. Petersburg, FL, is conveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Pete within walking distance of many cultural attractions. Unwind in the spacious hotel rooms that offer striking city views. Enjoy free Wifi and treat yourself to coffee in the comfort of your room. This hotel offers an on-site Starbucks, a heated outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center and on-site restaurant. ... more   less 
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