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Ponce De Leon Hotel

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Staff was professional and friendly up on check in. Jj helped to make us feel home during our stay and able to answer all our questions like; where do we find a good stake restaurant and where is the nearest bicycle rental etc. Room was comfortable, hotel 3 minutes walk from nightlife, nevertheless safe and quite. Will stay again.

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

Dear La L, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. Our front desk team always try there best to be helpful to our guest. we're very glad to hear you had a great stay at the hotel. We would be very happy to have you back. Front Desk More 

Old Town, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Traveled for a get away for my husbands birthday and to attend a concert. Sweet cozy little hotel. Room was comfortable and clean and had all we needed. Our bed was comfortable and my husband and I both slept well. Shower was roomy too. Staff was super helpful and friendly. We will go back again!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shellie, Thank you for being a guest of the Ponce De Leon hotel and thank you very much for this amazing review. We are delighted to hear such amazing impressions about your stay with us, and we are glad to hear that you had great time as well as nice night of sleep. Our employees strive to provide the... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Located just a block from restaurants, bars, and a soccer stadium. Staff was nice, rooms were "cute", and didn't hear any noise pollution. The bathrooms could get a facelift but hardly anything to complain about. No rollaway beds and no "on site" parking but a garage is just a block over.

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write about your stay at Ponce De Leon Hotel. We are delighted that you have had such a great experience. All the employees strive to provide the highest level of service and the notion that our guests notice their dedication and attention to detail is the best motivation. We hope that... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

It started lovely. We had the largest suite available on the top floor - the room was visually immaculate for the price. The hotel had that perfect rustic vibe, our modern room even had the old school real metal key. The front desk was helpful and all smiles. Parking was perfect and cheap for downtown. Parking was located across the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We found our place to stay anytime we visit St. Pete...Ponce De Leon is a very cool place to hang your hat when in St Petersburg. Close to downtown, great restaurants, shopping and waterfront. The rooms were clean and quiet, people friendly what more can you ask for...great place.

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Thank Gary Redfish
PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thank you so much for taking your time to review Ponce De Leon Hotel. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects and amenities offered by our hotel and that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you soon again, Julija Lukac, Ponce De Leon Hotel. More 

Tallahassee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

After scouring for a hotel in the heart of St. Pete, it seemed everything was close to $300+ a night, when lucky for us, a room opened up at Ponce DeLeon. The hotel is small and unexciting upon entering; however, our standard queen room was quaint, newly decorated, and cute. The room reminded us of what you expect from a... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nikky, We truly appreciate you taking your time to review Ponce De Leon Hotel as we know this will have an immediate impact on future travelers. This hotel was built in 1922 and it does have a little bit of unique charm and authenticity. We are glad that you found the location convenient for your stay and that you... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great old building, in a wonderful location in downtown St,Petersburg. Price is right, about 1/2 of what you would pay in other downtown hotels. The room was very clean, TV worked great, staff very helpful. The bed could be updated, along with the decor. For the price great value.

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to review us and recommend us to the future travelers. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities of our hotel and that the location was convenient for your trip. Our staff works really hard and they will be very happy to hear that their work was noticed.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Very cute and very clean, with an old timey feel. Every one was super helpful and nice. We asked about local restraunts and directed us to an amazing tapas bar, and helped us find a place for breakfast, my only complaint is having to pay for parking in the garage down the street but that was only about 5$

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Cayce, Thank you so much for taking your time to review Ponce De Leon Hotel. We truly appreciate your input and we are glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Our staff works extremely hard in order to satisfy all the customers and they will be really happy to hear that they did a good job. This building was... More 

Lutz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

First, I love kitchy, non-chain establishments. I appreciate their quirkiness and the charm. Having said that,, this hotel is cute. The photos made pretty much everything look larger than it is. I reserved the Queen Deluxe - two windows, on the corner, a little larger room. We had a view of Central Ave. looking west. The Queen Deluxe on the... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi "LutzFruitz", Thank you for taking your time to write such a detailed and honest response. We appreciate your input and will definitely use your suggestions to improve our future guests' experience. We apologize for the inconvenience with the bed, and would like to invite you to give us a second chance and we will work hard to improve your... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

The reviews are all very different so I was not sure what to expect when I got the reservation on Hotwire. We were pleasantly surprised. They did a good job of renovating & although the bathroom is VERY small, the space was adequate. We arrived on a Friday evening so parking was tough. We did get lucky & found a... More 

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Hi "Saltspringsgirl" Thank you very much for taking your time to review Ponce De Leon Hotel. We are very glad to hear that you liked the unique charm of this historic hotel and that you found the location to be very convenient. As you know this hotel was built in 1920s and never had a parking garage since. However, there... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 33701-3930
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $81 - $133 (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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#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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