While living in Tampa we escaped to the Keystone for a romantic night. Our budget was tight and this was at the top.. We knew it was old style but were willing to deal with the age and accomodations. What we didn't realize until staying there was that it is by far the best place to unwind and relax. We returned many times, even got the same room repeatedly, which we now refer to as "Our Room".
Fast forward 5 years to January 2013. Most of the hotel has been updated. New beds, flat screen TV's, some of the baths redone, they were even painting the exterior while we were there. We booked 8 rooms for 4 days, some for just 2 people, and 2 others with kitchens and living spaces, to host our wedding. It was absolute perfection. I know our families were initially hesitant to stay in an older hotel but all were delighted and told us they now understood why we had said the Keystone was such a special place.
Mary aked me several times during our stay if everything was alright and seemed geniunely concerned that we were as comfortable as possible. We even presented them with the ultimate bad guest challenge when we discovered we had locked both of our keys in our room after the reception. It was late, we called, and within minutes someone arrived with a key, AND she was very pleasant about the inconvenience.
Are they old style? Let's say it is a throw back to a gentler time. It's easy. Leave your worries at home, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself to be treated like a valued guest as you enjoy the most relaxed visit you could ever experience.
Thank you Mary, we will come back again.
- Also Known As:
- Keystone Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Keystone Motel St. Pete Beach, Florida