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Plantation, Florida
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This place is old and outdated. Staff unfriendly and unwilling to help. Air units don't work in all rooms, no AC in lobby/halls, etc. place is dirty and falling apart. Smells musty and like mildew. Rooms are small and cramped. My sheets were dirty upon arrival before I used them, staff didn't swap out our towels between days. History of...

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

On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. Our team always strive to do their best to ensure that the guest will have an enjoyable stay. Your concerns will...

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This hotel is in a great location. However, the hotel is quite old looking inside (not in a good way). Only has 1 elevator that took forever to come. The stairway was hot and funky smelling. There's only street parking or garage a block away. The shower had a sign that said it may take a few minutes for water...

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On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. Our team always strive to do their best to ensure that the guest satisfaction. Your concerns will help us to better...

Reviewed September 19, 2016

A wonderful and charming hotel with fantastic location. Large great rooms, with small bathrooms which needed upgrading. We had some problems when we arrived, but the staff was very nice and we just had to wait a short moment at then it was fixed:-) If I return to St. Pete I will happily stay here again.

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

On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review! The Ponce de Leon team is thrilled to hear you were able to experience the charm the the City of Saint Petersburg and our hotel has to offer. Your feedback is valuable to us and will help us ensure guest satisfaction....

Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I randomly found this hitel as my boyfriend and wanted to go to the Salvador dali museum last year. Ever since that trip we have been back to the Ponce De Leon hotel. Not only is the service and people nice and informative. The resturant next door called Civeche is amazing!! Also you are one block from the best bars...

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

We certainly appreciate such a wonderful review!! Your feedback is valuable to us and we're happy to hear that your stay was excellent. Please come again soon and thank you for choosing the Ponce De Leon!

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed September 15, 2016

I Booked a room online two months in advance. I Called a week before to confirm Sandra at the font desk says "you're all set." my brother and I get there no room for us. I had to sleep in the broom closet. they charged me $137 dollars to sleep in a closet. DO NOT STAY HERE. locks on doors...

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Sewanee, TN
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Could not choose a better boutique hotel at the most convenient location: next to beautiful harbor front with all the restaurants, shops. Publix is within walking distance, though you have to pay $10 a day for parking at the parking garage across the street. We spent everyday walk to the parks in the harbor front, It seems all the places...

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On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review! The Ponce de Leon team is thrilled to hear you were able to experience the charm the the City of Saint Petersburg and our hotel has to offer. We look forward to having you stay as a guest with us in...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed September 11, 2016

I might not be all that hip, but I feel just like a hipster when I stay here. This is a unique boutique hotel. No two rooms exactly alike. Now understand you are not at Holiday Inn or one of those cookie cutter hotels. This place has character from all the years. The staff knows your name and is extremely...

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review! The staff and management are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay. Furthermore, we're happy that you enjoyed and embrace the charm that the city of Saint Petersburg has to offer. Your comment will help us improve guest satisfaction. Please come again soon, we will be...

Killeen, Texas
Reviewed September 8, 2016

check in was at 3pm, room was not ready, the house keepers which were only two ladies cause the front deck said they are short handed, where still cleaning it. no hotel parking expect for paid parking on the street or parking garage with only stair available to use....room smelled like smoke, mounted tv looked like it was about to...

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On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. Our team always strive to do their best to ensure that the guest will have an enjoyable stay. Your concerns will...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed September 3, 2016

This hotel is right downtown in the heart of St. Petersburg and within walking distance to just a ton of restaurants, shops, bars and art venues. We booked a one night hotel stay after arriving on a late flight to the St. Pete/Clearwater airport and planned on leaving in the morning after grabbing breakfast. We ended up booking a second...

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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 such a positive review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and what the City of Saint Petersburg has to offer. The front desk staff will be happy to hear your praise. We will be looking forward to your future stays with us!

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Worst hotel we've had in many years of travel. Art deco furnishings is a "stretch". More like garage sale furniture. Nothing matched in that place. The AC is not adequate- we were sweating in the evening had to keep the black drapes drawn the entire time so really we had no view of the harbor. The large window had 1/2...

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On behalf of the staff and management, we apologize that your experienced with us was unpleasant. We value your feedback and it will help us improve guest satisfaction. Please be rest assured that our team has taken immediate actions to make sure the hotel is pristine . Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope...

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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: $115 - $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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#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Our street view room did not escape the street traffic noise. Not sure how the side or back rooms might be.”
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“Some of the rooms are larger than others.”
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