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Review of Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront

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Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel located in downtown St. Petersburg. I was traveling alone, so I didn't venture out until looking for an ATM the day before I left. There are lots of places around the hotel to eat and shop. The only negative about the hotel is the parking. You have to pay for parking (14$ a day) and sometimes there are NO parking places! You are better off parking in the parking deck that's beside the parking lot for 5$ a day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beverly C
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for you review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, like many downtown hotels we do charge a parking fee. Unfortunately parking can be an issue during times of full occupancy and large events, if you are unable to park in our lot, it is always our pleasure to reimburse that fee. Thanks and come see us agsin soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I've stayed here a handful of times for work. The rooms are large. The furnishings & fixtures are a bit worn, but the linens & cleaning are top notch. On my most recent stay the room had a mini-fridge which was great. The breakfast is solid but best experienced when someone else is paying. Location can't be beat - access to all of downtown St. Pete, and nice views if you're on an upper floor.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Jared B, Journey Ambasador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoy your stays with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. We are also in the process of remodeling our rooms, so keep an eye out for that.
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St Petersburg, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great location in downtown St Pete. Stayed for Father's Day weekend and to take in a Rays game. They offer a free shuttle to and from the stadium. Can easily walk to downtown/Beach Dr for the nightlife. Staff is exceptionally friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Elaine G
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Chellie M, Front Office Manager at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Good Afternoon Elaine G,

Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your weekend at our property and in Downtown St. Petersburg. I agree that it is such a wonderful area to walk around and relax, and we are indeed close to many restaurants and nightlife. We hope to see you again in the future.

Thank you again,

Chellie McCardle
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Modesto, California
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront needs some major updates!!! The staff were very fri.endly and accommodating, especially Nicholas, the valet. We were given a suite which was very spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable and linens were of high thread count. The carpets were faded and stained and the couch and chairs were lumpy and in need of new upholstery. The room was very dated and sad!!!
The lobby appeared updated...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for the review! We are indeed begining a remodeling process that will run throughout the summer, transforming all 333 rooms into more modern and convenient units.
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Crystal River, Florida
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Asked for a refrigerator two days prior to arriving - Didn't get it.... Found two half eaten hot dogs and a Sprite Bottle under our beds - The Van ride to the Rays Baseball game, that runs every hour - never showed up..It was contracted to an Airline but Hilton never told us, we just waited for a ride that never came. Had to pay for cab! Breakfast took forever in the restaurant and was terrible - runny eggs, cold potatoes, etc....Remember, I'm a Diamond member who stay about 70 nights a year in a Hilton and nothing was done for me - No loyalty

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
I am sorry for the experiences you had at our property, please know that they are not indicative of our standard procedures here. We will use your review to strengthen our service in the future.
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Sarasota, FL, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was in St. Pete for a conference, and was very pleased with the Hilton. I have been to other Hiltons and been non-plussed. This hotel was clean, the staff was very courteous, and eveyone even walking past, spoke and treated me with kindness and respect. I asked if the hotel had been remodeled lately as I liked the boutique feel, and they said they were about to start soon. I'm guessing it can only get better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Barbara S
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for the review! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, please come see us again soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

DO NOT BOOK WEDDING BLOCKS! We were in town for a wedding, with the couple reserving the wedding block at the hotel because of reviews of customer service. This was not the case. First, our reservation was cancelled. No record of the person or reservation, even though we had a confirmation email. In fact, the first time we called to check on a early check-in they told us they didnt have a record of the wedding block. This was only the beginning... Upon arrival they did not have us set up in the room requested by the bride, with attitude they checked on the request. This occurance happened numerous time. In fact the bride and groom were told their room would not be ready. While i understand early check-ins are not guaranteed, I am a frequent traveler with over /nights per year, the bride and groom should be a priority. The grooms parents also had check-in issues.
Overall they did not cater to the customer service one would expect, another reason I dont book Hilton.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bryan k
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Jared B, Journey Ambassador at Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
I am sorry for the confusion that occurred during the check-in process, we strive to make check-in as easy a possible for our guests and I apologize for that no being so. As for the rest of your comments, unfortunately early check in can only happen if the room is ready. Even though I can assure you the bride's room was a prority, we cannot make the previous occupants leave any sooner than our 12 pm check out time. I also remember seeing a lot of the members of your wedding party enjoying themselves and I feel we went out of our way to cater to you with our shuttle the night of the wedding reception across the street. As far as attitude at the front desk is concerned, it really suprises me to hear that any of our associates were rude to you. Sometimes we can't tell you what you want to hear, and in that case I understand the frustration. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.
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Property: Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
Address: 333 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4342
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#9 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront 3.5*
Number of rooms: 333
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront district from Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. This hotel in St. Petersburg, FL, is conveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Pete within walking distance of many cultural attractions. Unwind in the spacious hotel rooms that offer striking city views. Enjoy free Wifi and treat yourself to coffee in the comfort of your room. This hotel offers an on-site Starbucks, a heated outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center and on-site restaurant. ... more   less 
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