I spent a week at the Ponce de Leon in St. Petersburg and was very impressed with the service. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are modern and spacious. The location couldn't be better if you are interested in downtown St. Petes. Cerviche, the attached restaurant, is fantastic! Great room, great food, great service. At happy hour you can get tapas for $4 M-F. For me that was a fabulous dinner for $8! Small quibble, the PDL is advertised as "Waterfront" which it is not. The yacht club blocks the view from most room, although the water is only minutes away. I asked to change rooms to get a view and they were very accomodating.The hotel is very quite but there is quite a bit of noise from the street. Oh and the beds are super comfortable.
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- 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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