This is a great place to stay for a night or two, or even longer, if you are looking to do things in downtown St. Pete. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of inexpensive choices with this central location. Most other places run about $200 plus per night. This one was 99 and was quite acceptable. Yes, it is an old hotel, but it has been updated and the rooms are cute. The bed is well done, hardwood floors, nice desk, small refrigerator and wardrobe. Otherwise, all the usual amenities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, coffee and a ironing board.
Sure, there were a few little issues, phone didn't work, but who needs one, plug where coffee maker was did not work, (moved it,) But all in all, the room was very adequate, and the big plus, as you have seen from all of the other reviews is the location: it is walking distance to the Museum of fine arts, the Dali Museum, the Pier, Saturday morning market (don't miss this if you are there
then, a true treat every Saturday in season,) The Vinoy and all the great shops and restaurants on Beach drive. The perfect place to spend the night downtown.
- 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
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