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Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
Ranked #10 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Reviewed September 28, 2004

From the arrival to the departure, it was a nightmare. Unfriendly and actually rude front desk personnel checked us in; the first room was filthy - requested a second room after going up and down in an elevator filled with some type of foul odor - the second room was not much better but we were too tired to move. The air ducts obviously haven't been cleaned in years - there was dirt and grime on the ceiling. Went to the restaurant for something to eat - fly in the water - waitress with unkempt and dirty hands annoyed at us for pointing out the fly. Food was a 6 on 1-10; edible but that was it - service was a 1 on a 1-10. Called housekeeping because there were towels, no wash cloths, never got them. Couldn't wait to check out and would never to back. Horrible!

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Reviewed August 26, 2004

We stayed at the Hilton St. Petersburg for a conference August 24-27, 2004. FCCD used the Hilton as an overflow hotel from the Vinoy. I was actually nervous about staying at the hotel after reading some of the reviews below....

But, the hotel was great. The valet parking (which is required) was fast, the front desk staff were helpful and friendly, the lobby elegant, the room clean and functional. There were a few scratches to the paint, and some stains on the carpet, but the hotel was well maintained, and we were pleased.

We never ate at any of the restaurants or used the pool, so I cannot comment on those.

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Reviewed August 10, 2004

Bring your own Security if you plan a stay at this Hilton in wonderful St.Petersburg in south Florida!!! I had several items taken from my room and houskeeping says they have them, Mangement says they have them~ now they do not have them, never received any notice or report of the lost items!!! they don't have them, they never received any reports ~~ okay ~ But what about my missing items, No one seems to really know what's going on there, no unity no organization~ save time, alot of money and mega stress, Stay elsewhere!! Even a good RV would be better!! With the Hilton name on the door we expect more, much more.

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Reviewed August 9, 2004

What a dump!! The room smelled, carpet was dirty, and the paint and wallpaper was peeling!! We checked back out after staying there a whopping 7 minutes!! We drove down the road to a Hampton Inn and was happy we did!! The Hilton surely isn't standing behind their name at this dump!!

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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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