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Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast
Burlington, Vermont
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A pleasure”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I recently stayed at Beach Drive Inn for 5 nights. Jana, the Inn Keeper went out of her way daily to accommodate our special dietary needs (without be asked to) and gave us helpful directions on how best to see and enjoy the area. The Inn is in a perfect location- one block from the water, bike path, and downtown. The neighborhood was quiet even at night despite it's proximity to the restaurants and pier. We especially enjoyed using the Inn's bicycles instead of renting bikes for the week. Roland and Heather, the Owners, were a delight as well. It was so nice to see them take such care in everything they do in order to make our experience all that it could be.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2014

ThIs was my first bed and breakfasts experiance and had an fromlutely amazing time! Perfectly located within walking distance of everything in downtown St Petersburg. Rooms were decorted very nicly and the bed was perfect with lots of pillows just the way I like to sleep. Felt like my home away from home but quiet and serene. Innkeeper went above and beyond to accommodate the wishes of my partner and made this an anniversary ill never forget. They even went out of their way to find my favorite flowers even though they are out of season and so expensive and had them waiting for when we arrived. staff is very knowledgeable about good dining and entertainment in the area. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and they even have free cookies in the sitting area. it took me a minute to figure out the Keurig with the help of the innkeeper but made it nice so that I can have my own coffee in the morning. I would recomend this place to any of my friends be at couples family or even just to get away by yourself.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed February 21, 2014

First time I ever stayed at a B&b. It was TERRIFIC!! Very clean and comfortable ,accessible to everything and the food was outstanding! Was there on Feb 6,2014 and would love to go again! Staff was fantastic! Really loved the short person!

Dee K.

Room Tip: I saw all of the rooms and they are all beautiful and have a lot of individual charm. Loved them all...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Brooksville, Florida
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192 reviews
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Based on the website we envisioned a nicely restored old home near the bay in downtown St. Pete. The suite we selected said it had a view of the bay. Well......only from 2 blocks away and through the trees in the park. The property is in need of TLC. Our suite was comfortable but furnished with mismatched everything. The breakfasts were unimpressive compared to other B&Bs and the afternoon wine consisted of 1/2 bottle of pinot noir left on the table and the hosts no place in sight.
The location is good if you are visiting downtown and the onsite parking is very convenient. Very overpriced and we were disappointed. Keep in mind, we are veteran B&B people so others may not have the high expectations we had.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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beachdrive, Owner at Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
We are sorry for the disappointing experience. We will address the issues and have them taken care of. We always have a full bottle of wine for guests every night and the half bottle may have been what was left.
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I escaped the cold of the north with a very pleasant stay at the Beach Drive Inn. The owner, Roland, and the cook/housekeeper, Jana, were very helpful as we planned our visit to St. Petersburg. All of their recommendations were spot on. Breakfasts were tasty and filling, and the afternoon snacks with wine were much appreciated. Our room, one of the smaller ones of the inn, was sunny and pleasant. It was attractively decorated with the tallest bed I've ever slept in (a modified Lambeau Leap to get in each night :-) The inn is in the heart of everything with and easy walk to parks and restaurants. The trolley is available to take you places a little farther afield. Will stay again next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this old historic inn. As former residents of St Pete, this B&B made us feel like we were back home. The innkeeper was wonderful and her breakfast skills are terrific . The inn is right behind the Vinoy and near the marina and the museum and walking distance to a lot of great restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We spent New Years here and before Christmas here and Jana the Innkeeper is very nice and make this place work! Nice breakfast in the morning as well. The parks were full of activities and the restaurants are great!

Room Tip: There is no pool that I know of!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 532 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2615
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Drive Inn is centrally located along the waterfront district of downtown St. Petersburg at the edge of The Historic Old Northeast. Restaurants, Museums, Entertainment, the Pier, and the Looper Trolley are all within walking distance of the property. Free Parking, WiFi, Bicycles and a Full Breakfast is served each morning. Pets are also allowed in specific rooms. ... more   less 
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