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Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 First St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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“Great location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

It's such a great location that I can overlook the tired rooms. It's time for a little updating. Especially in the bathrooms in the rooms. They are looking old and stained. It's very clean. Just needs a little polish. The staff was wonderful. Front desk man from Alaska was super sweet. The girls in the honors lounge were great. Very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your time wih us. I agree that the rooms need a facelift and we are in the process of doing just that, so come back and see us soon when our renovations are complete..
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was a nice hotel, but I think I came to expect more from the Hilton name. The rooms were nice, but still pretty average and nothing to brag about. When I arrived my room as the last in the hallway and I guess the previous occupant left their room service utensils outside the door. I was there 4 nights and it wasn't picked up until the 3rd night. There was no TV remote in my room so I called and they said the would have one sent up. 3 hours later I had to call back because no one showed up.

House Keeping was slow to get to my room. I had left for the morning and by the time I came back in the afternoon they still had not made it to the room. I ended up having to forgo the service because at that point I wanted to nap, so I had to use the do not disturb.

All the Staff i encountered were amazingly nice, but a bunch of small details can add up to a mediocre experience.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for the review! We are sorry about the issues you experienced while staying with us, we will use your review to help strengthen our service in the future. Please come see us again soon!
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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel had a convention for the National Federation for the Blind in house the weekend we were visiting. I wanted to commend the staff on the way they handled the guests and how helpful they were. The staff would drop what they were doing to assist the guests in getting to where they needed to go. They were very descriptive when giving directions to the guests by pointing out the texture of the floors they would encounter. I was very impressed with their training and genuine concern for the guests and their safety.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
We are so glad everyone enjoyed themselves! It was our pleasure to assist in any way we could. We look forward to your next visit!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Was down during memorial day weekend and it was very convienent to everything. Very clean, great staff, especially the morning breakfast staff in the executive lounge. Montique was sweet and informative and ran a clean shift. The evening lounge worker Johnny was the one sore spot,closed up early every night and was selectively friendly. I will stay there on future trips too. There was not ac unit in the room which was nice.

Room Tip: Try to get the side near the pier, best views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for the kind review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope it was just a misunderstanding with John, he is usaully a kind and caring man to all of his guests.
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Yeah, it's a Hilton. Big deal. It's a tall building with hundreds of rooms. They are nicely appointed. The pool was really nice because they had very comfortable lounge chairs in addition to a nicely sized pool and hot tub. I was just unlucky to be in an adjoining room where I could hear the other person's conversations, music, and singing. It was quickly resolved, but I was just not excited about my room location. It was also right across from the elevator. Not a great spot for a room unless you really enjoy listening to people drunkenly giggling down the corridor at all hours. It's a nice hotel, but it's just like all the rest. The pillows were quite old and flat. They provide a card with instructions to reduce water waste by not changing your towels every day. I am a fan of this program, so I followed the instructions and they replaced the towels anyway... the front desk was often manned by one person in the evening, and the phone would ring frequently and be ignored by the clerk. It's not a 'bad' place to stay--it's right in town, which is nice--it's just not that interesting. I really should have walked down to the front desk the moment I walked in the room to switch rooms... but of course I was in a rush at that moment, so I didn't do it. Next time I will make sure I do.

Room Tip: Make sure you are not across from the elevators or with a door to an adjoining room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for the review, we certainly do apologize for the noise issues as we try to limit those in anyway possible. As far our front desk staff, they are at times slightly understaffed but that issue has been adressed and changes are being made. Please come see our improvements soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Good service in the hotel. Great location. Rooms are very tired. Lobby is updated. Good food.
Nice fitness room, but like the shuttle van, a/c is lacking.

Go for it on sale or you want downtown.

Please fix the airport shuttle van ac and rebalance the tires. I thought the van was shaking apart.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for the review, we are indeed updating our rooms to make them a bit more refreshed and our shuttle is in the shop right now. Come back and see us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed here for three nights while at a conference at the nearby USF-St. Pete campus. I paid a bit extra for a bay view room, and it was worth it. That was my favorite part of the hotel experience.

I was pretty busy and didn't see/use much of the hotel facilities (but the Starbucks in the lobby was great). Spacious hotel, comfortable lobby. My room was pretty comfortable except that the bathroom was awkwardly small with almost no counter space.

The hotel is definitely in need of a facelift, both in the rooms and overall. The elevators were old, creaky, and worn-looking. The furnishings in my room were a bit tired. There were a few little flaws--a nightstand light burned out, coffee supplies not replenished one day. I'm glad to see from earlier reviews that they are about to start refurbishing. That should make it a very nice place to stay, and I must say, the price was pretty good for a bay view room (I think about $156/night).

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
I am happy you enjoyed your view and your stay! We are indeed starting a remodeling process that will see all of our rooms upgraded to more modern and convenient spaces.
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Address: 333 First 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront 3.5*
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Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel is located in the waterfront district of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Our legendary Hilton hospitality invites you to join us on business or pleasure in our world class hotel accommodations. ... more   less 
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