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Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Having stayed at Hampton Inn's before, my expectations were blown away with this one! I've never had complaints, but no other Hampton Inn has ever made such an impression. Every employee was as cheerful and helpful as the next, and our room was very clean and comfortable. Considering the location we were very happy with the valet service. The location was right off the main drag of shops and restaurants an perfectly in the heart of where we wanted to be. The breakfast wasn't the best I've ever had, but considering it was included in the price of the room we had no complaints, as there was quite a bit of variety offered. Loved coming home to a fresh-baked cookie in the evening. We'll definitely book here again if we ever come back to St. Pete!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thanks for staying with us and posting your nice comments. It is always gratifying to receive guest feedback especially when it is as positive as yours. We look forward to and welcome the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very fine hotel, quiet and clean. Multiple choices for breakfast. No free parking. Located in heart of city next to waterfront, parking was $14 a night extra. Sign up for Hilton Honors before you arrive

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thanks for staying with us during your visit, and for writing and posting your comments. We appreciate your business and your feedback and hope you will let us serve you here again.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed one evening prior to visiting the Dali and the Andy Warhol exhibit. The hotel has a good location on Beach Ave. near to Al Lang Stadium, 10 minute walk to the Dali (except for detours while St Pete was prepping for the Grand Prix), close to many restaurants and shops. We stayed in room 326. Unfortunately this is directly across from the elevators, so our sleep was disrupted by the traffic right outside our door. If you ask for a room away from the elevator you should likely enjoy your visit 100%. While valet is "mandatory" the personnel were great and anticipatory for our needs to our vehicle.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Thank you for writing your review of the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg-Downtown! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on our staff and the property. We appreciate your willingness to recommend us to others visiting St. Petersburg as we think that is the highest compliment you can pay a hotel. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again if you return to the area!

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel and had always wondered why it was slightly more expensive than the nearby(and supposedly more prestigious) Hilton .
When you take into account its location and the exceptionally friendly staff, from cleaners through to management and the service provided I now know why .
The only VERY minor quibble I have was not the fault of the hotel but the somewhat boisterous wedding party who were staying on our last night who obviously weren't aware that it is possible to speak quietly in a hotel corridor rather than everything at decibel 10.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone.
One thing to be aware of though is parking has to be done by ( also friendly) valet

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Thank you for writing a review of your time at Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg-Downtown! It is wonderful to hear that everything from the location to the service to the rooms exceeded your expectation and you enjoyed your time here. We hope that you'll return to St. Petersburg soon and allow us the opportunity to serve you again!

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

For a HI&S, this property commands a pricey per night room rate but its ideal downtown, bayside location and well managed operation makes it worth it. Everything the immediate area has to offer - the marina, parks, museums, Saturday morning market, first Friday celebration and tons of shops and excellent restaurants - you can walk to.

It was a little disappointing at check-in that we were not offered a room that met our preferences or provided a room upgrade (we asked) as a Hilton Honors member. Nevertheless, our 3rd floor room, King Jr. suite room was nicely furnished and pleasingly quiet the 10 nights we stayed here despite no view or balcony. The hotel in general is well maintained, nicely decorated with a Florida feel and in very good condition overall.

The morning breakfast is standard HI&S but the Monday through Friday attendant did a great job keeping the buffet well stocked and the dining area very clean. However, I observed on several occasions the attendant touching ready-to-eat food (i.e. bread, bagels, etc.) with her bare hands when rearranging the items displayed. No matter where you live this is a clear health code violation - please provide her gloves. The Sunday breakfast attendant wasn't as attentive in keeping the area clean as I had to request the trash bins be emptied as they were overflowing to the point where guests were using the recycling bins for trash. After 10 minutes they still were not emptied. The 5 - 7 p.m. manager's reception is the best I've ever seen - even better than some Embassy Suites I've stayed in. Offering two hot items, miscellaneous cold finger foods, wine, beer and soda plus some sweets, it was perfect touch that we looked forward to each weekday evening.

The only reason I did not give this hotel an excellent rating was due to the less than stellar room housekeeping. After 10 nights, it appeared to us housekeeping came to the room each day and performed just basic tasks - make/change the bed, replenish toiletries, new towels, wipe here and there and Swiffer the tile floors. Coming from a hospitality background and years of traveling, I'm more accustomed to housekeeping giving every room a thorough cleaning from top to bottom everyday. Here are some of the opportunities for improvement we observed:

1. Lack of vacuuming - after dirt on the carpeted floor remained after several cleanings, we asked housekeeping to vacuum.
2. Cleaning the tub - our tub was dirty when we checked in and after it remained so for two days, we asked it be cleaned.
3. Towel hook on back of bathroom door missing for entire 10 days
4. Minor water splashes remained on vanity mirror day after day
5. No apparent use of disinfectants to clean sinks; just wiped them out with hand towel (observed this firsthand); never checked microwave for use, food crumbs, etc.
6. Horizontal surfaces remained dusty and streaky for days at a time
7. Poor fitting bottom bed sheets; they were fitted sheets but after a few minutes they would pop off at the corners no matter how many times we'd fix it - annoying

Yes, I'm a discerning traveler but issues like these are easily remedied with appropriate training, supervisory audits and attention to detail. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful hotel, one of my favorites and as a result highly recommend it to other travelers. Management here really knows how to make the guest experience memorable. I know I will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to provide valuable feedback! We know you have options when you travel and we're glad you chose us for your accommodations. We appreciate the kind words about our friendly staff and I assure you those extra efforts won't go unnoticed as we already taken the opportunity to pass along your kudos. I sincerely apologize for the breakfast experience. I promise we will review this with our food and beverage team and act immediately. We value your loyalty with Hilton and invite you back to give us another try. Feel free to contact me at the hotel at anytime.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

The charge is on the higher end of a Hampton stay, but considering the location it was worth it. We enjoyed people watching and relaxing walks along the waterfront. Very good selection of restaurants, art galleries and museums within an easy walk. Felt very safe with all the people around. This is the first time I attended such a lovely Happy Hour event. You can participate in a wine, beer or soda pop beverage as well as very nice munches. Staff was friendly and approachable. Only down side, valet parking.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Paul, thank you for taking time to write about your experience at Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg Downtown! We strive to deliver a high level of service so it's great to hear that the staff was approachable and helpful. We hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Love this downtown St Pete location! Staff is always friendly and willing to help with all requests! Beds are comfortable, rooms are clean, great breakfasts. A must stay for business or pleasure!! Thanks to the wonderful staff for another great stay- third time!

Stayed: March 2014
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Andrew H, Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

I totally agree with all of the points in your review!! Honestly, it is so nice to see that your experience with Hampton Inn & Suites was just as we want everyone's to be....perfect! Thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Address: 80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3914
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: $166 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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