I don't like B&Bs. Too foofy for me, but my wife is crazy about them. I did, however, like this one very much. If you've ever stayed in a small family-run hotel in Paris, you will recognize the 'look and feel' of Inn at the Bay. Rooms and hallways are not oversized, but are perfectly adequate and nicely appointed (and lacking all of the 'foofy' bric-a-brac with which so many B&Bs are infested thereby making it nearly impossible to find a place to put your stuff). There is no elevator, so stay on the first floor if your excess baggage won't fit a small stairwell to the second floor.
The staff were particularly attentive and helpful (we did not meet the owners who were on vacation), a sign to me of a well run establishment. They were knowledgable about current activities which we could attend in St Pete, restaurants to try (and avoid), directions, etc. I felt as if I were staying with very good friends who's main concern was that I had a good time in their city, and afterall, isn't that the 'valued added' that a B&B should be offering? (Try getting that from the desk clerk at Hampton Inns). Michael was particularly helpful with information about the Dali Museum (well worth seeing, by the way).
I would certainly stay here again. And, yes, my opinion of B&Bs came up a notch.
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