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“great location for the Dali or the Mahaffey” 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
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great location for the Dali or the Mahaffey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Only 10 minute walk to excellent restaurants and fun shops on the bay front. However, if you don't wish to walk, the hotel courtesy van will take you to all places on the bayside that you would want to visit and you may get the driver to tell you some interesting facts about St. Pete.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I arrive at 8:30. 5 guys in an SUV. No valet. Drive 3 times around a full lot before an attendant says "we're full! You have to go to overflow lot!" Not, "let me park it for you" or "leave it here until a space opens". The overflow is 1/4 mile away. In a garage. The exit puts me in an alley between tow office buildings with dumpsters. I had to push thru the bushes to get back to hotel.

Welcome to St Pete! Hilton your brand takes it on the chin with this place.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Valdosta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I stayed here for business and the hotel was nice, in a Hiltonesque sort of way. The room was nice, clean, and had a great view of the Bayfront. The staff was friendly and efficient. And the location was great, especially if one had business at USF. The restaurant was so-so, which was sad since I ordered seafood and this hotel IS in a city on the Gulf of Mexico. The thing about this hotel is that, while there was nothing terrible about it, there was nothing that made it stand out, either. It really felt like the "garden variety franchise hotel". I really prefer to stay in hotels with personality (and you can find that even with the big chains), but this one was oatmeal all the way. I cannot say that I would never stay here again, but I think I would look for alternatives first.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a higher floor for a better bayfront view. Also, it never hurts to be an active...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here many times but now they are milking the patrons. Parking, resort fees and upping the rates has made this hotel off my list. Too bad, nice beach!!! Rooms are just ok but this place has location, location,location.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very convenient to downtown St Petersburg, FL. You can walk to pretty much anywhere unless you have a problem walking. And if someplace it too far, the hotel offers a free shuttle around downtown.

The rooms are nice. They are clean and fairly modern. Nothing spectacular, but comfortable. I have stayed 5 times and could see the bay from every room I have been in. My only issue was that on one side you are above the AC units and it can be kind of loud. I asked for a new room and was accommodated without compaint.

The staff is very helpful and courteous.

There is a lounge on the top floor for members who are gold and higher. They serve a free breakfast in the morning, free beer, wine and snacks at hapy hour (5 to 7), and free water, sodas, etc all day and night.

If you are buying your breakfast, they have a fabulous buffet breakfast downstairs in the restaurant.

Parking is $14 a day. I think that is a bit high. But, it isn't like they have extra parking spaces. The lot is always full.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side of the hall opposite the elevators. The AC units are below the other sid...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 3, 2013
Good Afternoon Karen F,

Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here, and I certainly agree that the location is ideal. It is so nice to be able to walk to all of the restaurants and shops that downtown St. Petersburg has to offer. Thank you also for mentioning the Hilton Honors Lounge as well. It is a wonderful perk for our Diamond and Gold Hilton Honors members, and it is also the only part of the hotel that faces the Bay directly, so the view is amazing! Again, we appreciate your time and consideration, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Have a wonderful day!

Kindly,

Chellie M
Front Office Manager
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Usa, Tanzania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed here on vacation. Location is decent, close to the Pier. The lobby, bar looks nice, parking is easy. However, the hotel room is dated. The furniture and decor definitely needs to be updated.
Service was excellent.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed here for New Years and it was a great location. The hotel is just beautiful, the staff very nice and the location was perfect. Right down the street from where all the action was taking place at night, and during the day, it is down the street from the Pier and The Dali Museum! Of course there are beautiful water front parks where you can sit, relax and enjoy the view.

Room Tip: There are no fridges in the rooms, so if you would like one make sure to ask the front desk when you...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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:
#8 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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