We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dump Hilton”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
Ranked #10 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
A TripAdvisor Member
“Dump Hilton”
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!

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,553 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (240)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
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.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
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.

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ofallon, MO
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!!

2 Thank abyers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these St. Petersburg hotels
8.7 mi away
Hilton Saint Petersburg Carillon Park
0.3 mi away
Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
0.8 mi away
Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Hollander Hotel
Hollander Hotel
#4 of 42 in St. Petersburg
1,337 reviews
0.2 mi away
Ponce De Leon Hotel
Ponce De Leon Hotel
#24 of 42 in St. Petersburg
644 reviews
0.7 mi away
Avalon Hotel
Avalon Hotel
#2 of 42 in St. Petersburg
127 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront

Property: Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront
Address: 333 1ST ST. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4342
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Booking.com, Hilton Hotels Direct, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Hotel.de, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront Hotel St. Petersburg
Hilton Hotel St Petersburg
Hilton Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Hilton

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing