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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We have stayed at this property before and loved it, but now the construction right next door that will be going on for two years the front desk person told us is very disruptive. We arrived around 4:30 pm and thankfully had plans off site for the entire night so we did not have to deal with it but for...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time from your day to post a review about our hotel on Trip Advisor. Your experience provides us with valuable feedback, allowing us to continually strive to improve our guest satisfaction. I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations and provide you with that perfect stay.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, very small, not for a long stay. We were here for 4 days. It would be a nice weekender. Close to marina, several dining & drinking establishment choices nearby, within walking distance. Very nostalgic. Restaurant located within/ attached to hotel is very good. Can be an expensive area. Nice park nearby. Parking is scarce, there is a parking...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Ponce de leon St Petersburg Downtown! We love the historic aspect and are glad that we could retain some of the original charm. I will certainly share with our staff of your recognition of their great service. Come back soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two nights this past weekend for a concert and were very happy with our room. We were on the third floor so we never needed to take the elevator. The room was like a tiny studio apartment, and when we entered they had just finished cleaning it so the hardwood floors were freshly mopped. It was very...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Ponce de leon St Petersburg Downtown! We love the historic aspect and are glad that we could retain some of the original charm. I will certainly share with our staff of your recognition of their great service. Come back soon!

Windermere, Florida
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This boutique hotel is friendly and small with a nice staff and location. Great place to stay if you're in town to enjoy great restaurants and night life besides the beaches. I recommend to friends and family and will be back.

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Public relation at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of our hotel, we certainly appreciate your positive feedback. It is good to hear that you enjoyed in the area . I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future. Thank You

Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I chose the Ponce because of it's location to Jannus Live for a show I was attending....a mere 2 block walk. Checkin was quick and friendly and my room was very comfortable as well as well designed. The bed was EXTREMELY comfortable and made for a great night sleep. The shower is going to be an issue for anyone with...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that our service melted your stress away! Our entire staff always strives to give the best service possible. We hope that your great experience will make you want to come back and stay with us again!

Toms River, NJ
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while attending a wedding. It was an interesting hotel with lots of old world charm but few amenities. This hotel was built as a hospital in 1922 which I'm sure is why the rooms were small. Staff was wonderful. The attached restaurant Ceviche was excellent and well priced but only served breakfast on the weekends....

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NJDebW, We are happy to hear that our location of Ponce de leon St Petersburg Downtown was perfect for your recent visit. It is great to be a part of the historic preservation of our area. I' am pleased to hear that our valet staff was helpful and clean. Hope to see you on future visits to the area.

Longwood, United States
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed in mid April of this year. We have stayed in this hotel before, and had always found it to be a great value. This time was different. The sheets had not been changed. There were black and curly hairs All over them. Some of the pillows were both ripped and stained. Perhaps the hotel is under new management....

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Desk at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate when we can see the things our guest have to say about their stay with us. We are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations as your prior stay. Our team always strive to do their to ensure that the guest would...

Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place for a sultry boudoir shoot. The updated, modern decor lent it hands to making the shoot great! Easy access to everything downtown and LOVED that the windows opened - you don't get that anymore. The Art Deco character is still present amongst the updates. Just great atmosphere and location.

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Ponce de leon St Petersburg, Downtown. We love the historic aspect of our hotel and happy we can preserve much of the original feel. I' am very pleased that you found our staff to be helpful and friendly and that our location is so convenient. We certainly hope you...

Beverly Hills, Florida
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay at the Ponce De Leon Hotel. We went based on recommendations from good friends. We were pleased with the room. This is an old building, but that is part of the charm. The room was clean, comfortable and a great value for the location. The parking is a bit confusing. The front desk told us...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed June 16, 2016

I have stayed at the Ponce de Leon several times, the location is unsurpassable and the rates are the lowest for the area. I have had really small rooms (one bathroom was so small, the sink was in the bedroom) and larger rooms; rooms without a view and a room with an amazing East view that left me breathless in...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and express your concerns. We're sorry you were unhappy. Thanks for letting us know. We do our best to accommodate all our guests and try to honor their reservation accordingly . I am sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced and I hope that we have the opportunity to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1922, The Ponce de León Hotel is a Spanish Mission Revival building of great historic interest. Located at 95 Central Avenue and Beach Drive, one might notice that this hotel is only one block away from Saint Petersburg’s beautiful and vibrant waterfront and in the heart of downtown. The Ponce de León Hotel is at doorstep to the most popular restaurants, museums and music venues in the city. Some of which include; the Salvador Dali Museum, Janus Live, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, Vinoy Park, and much, much more!Boasting 74 modern rooms, and home of one of the city’s most popular and award winning restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. You can unwind with a drink or dine at the hotel bar & restaurant while you enjoy nightly live entertainment. They make their dishes with locally sourced ingredients for the freshest and finest taste. From the moment you walk into the hotel you will be impressed by the style, décor and air of calm professionalism. Ponce de León Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s most popular recreational and business districts, offering convenience, effortless style, and affordability to leisure and corporate travelers. The Ponce de León Hotel combines impeccable service and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown St. Petersburg. Be delighted by incomparable value harmonized with everyday amenities, service, plus all the attention you expect from a boutique hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponce De Leon Hotel

Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $111 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Some of the rooms are larger than others.”
 of 5 bubbles Cathy333P, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Be smarter than the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethwV3741DY, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Higher floors are better due to the people coming out of the bars at night.”
 of 5 bubbles sjgatl, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“Room was quaint, and met our needs”
 of 5 bubbles dougd133, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are nice. Some of the bathrooms are small, but very clean hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jrblust, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
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