I had never heard of Staybridge Suites before our recent trip to St. Pete. The reviews looked promising, so we decided to check it out for our one-night stay to attend a wedding at the nearby Vinoy. We were extremely satisfied with our accommodations. This hotel is very modern and clean, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. The suites are like little apartments, with complete kitchen area, living area, sleeping area, and very large bathroom. The bedding is soft and comfy, and the bath towels are large and plush. Although the hotel is not really within walking distance of downtown, they have a free shuttle service with friendly drivers (Ryan and Jay) who happily take you to and from the downtown area with just a phone call. Other family members of ours chose to stay at the Hilton, which was in the same price range, but they were not as satisfied. They said the Hilton was "old and dingy" and nowhere near as modern, clean, and spacious as our accommodations at Staybridge. The Staybridge staff really makes you feel like family.