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“Best place in Saint Pete!” 5 of 5 stars
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Monterey, California
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“Best place in Saint Pete!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This B&B is simply amazing! Not only is every room beautifully decorated (we've been in 3 or 4 different suites), breakfast is always delicious. Dickens ouse is also in a great location - walking distance to all the best restaurants and steps away from the water. Ed, the owner, is such a wonderful host and friendly person, it always feels like we are visiting an old friend each time we stay.

Room Tip: Try Ceviches for dinner. The tapas are wonderful and there is a nice little bar area downstairs too...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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nederland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed only for 1 night and definitely love to go there again. Everything you read on the reviews is true, it is a cozy, amazing place to stay. A beautiful house with beautiful rooms that you love immediately, we specially loved the front porch where we stayed with our cup of tea and coffee. Ed & Jane are the friendliest people and provide you with every comfort you can wish for. The breakfast served by Ed in the morning is more than delicious and we had such a great time talking with Ed. When we go back to Florida we definitely stay here again, but much longer than 1 night.

Ed & Jane thank you for this unforgettable memory.
Warm greetings Bas&Sandra.

Room Tip: We stayed at the lovely Perry Snell room but I'm sure every room will be perfect here.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

What you can expect:
- A real southern comfort BnB. Perfectly shaped and decorated!
- A perfect Breakfast performed by the owner himself!
- Wonderful and lovely styled rooms!
- Everything is clean!
- A porch and a living room where you can relax throughout the day

Nothing to complain!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you love beautiful old homes (100 years is old by American standards,) with modern amenities, great hospitality and mouth-watering breakfasts then Dickens House is a must. The lovingly restored 1912 Craftsman-style, 3 story home is like taking a journey back in time. All the beautiful architectural details have been preserved keeping that warm homey feel - yet the bathrooms are beautifully updated and the beds are comfortable with plush pillows and nice linens. The location is extremely convenient. It is a 5-minute walk to restaurants, shops, a lovely park and the museums. Owner Ed Caldwell is warm and accommodating and an extremely knowledgeable host (particularly about St. Petersburg history). My partner and I stayed during Christmas weekend and now we'd like to return in Summer to explore the beautiful beaches the area has to offer. We look forward to enjoying Ed's company again and savor those amazing breakfasts that made us post pictures on facebook every time. : )

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Oscar J L
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We liked our stay in the Dikkens House very much. The rooms are very comfortable, beautifully styled and decorated, and everything is just perfect to the very detail. We also felt looked after very well. Arriving late we could use a code to enter on ourselves, found a map ready for us with nearby restaurant suggestions, and next morning: a gorgeous breakfast. Ed was a great host and we enjoyed the conversation very much! [Kees & Hilly van de Wiele from the Netherlands]

Room Tip: Each room is an experience
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KeesvdWiele
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Burnaby, Canada
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at this B&B while visiting a cousin who lives nearby. The place lived up to its reputation in every respect. Ed is a great host. I happened to be there for the city's tour of heritage homes of which this is one. Ed and his sister Jane hosted dozens of visitors very graciously.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Our stay at Dickens House lived up to all the positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. The careful attention taken to ensure an enjoyable and hassle-free guest experience was evident as soon as we arrived. Ed was helpful and friendly from the start. His feedback on attractions and dining was most helpful -- and much appreciated since we only had a short time to explore St. Pete. We stayed in the Perry Snell room (which is larger than it appears on the website). The bed was comfy. The breakfast was plentiful and tasty. The house is in tiptop shape, beautifully-appointed, clean, and equipped with Wi-Fi. Reserving with Dickens House is a good decision.

Room Tip: I am a light sleeper but I slept like a rock. There is carpeting over hardwood along the stairs and...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dickens House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Dickens House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 335 8th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-1904
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recommended by NBC Today travel correspondent, Peter Greenberg, and listed in Frommer's - Florida, as the highest rated B&B in Tampa Bay. We have Rough Guide's only official "Recommended By" award in Tampa Bay. Extraordinary 1912 Arts and Crafts restoration featuring unpainted woodwork, casual but refined interiors, Wi-Fi, guest computer, whirlpool tubs, fine cotton linens, Egyptian towels. A multi course gourmet breakfast is served daily. National Historic district neighborhood and downtown location all in one! ... more   less 

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