"Great location; short walk to the waterfront, new St. Pete Pier, and tons of restaurants, bars, and shops. The hotel was new and clean. The lobby was spacious, and the room was large, clean, and comfortable. Good Covid precautions, including at breakfast. Small but nice pool deck.2020-12-02"
"Walk to Central Avenue. The hotel room was nice, big, and clean, and the bathroom was huge. Fast check-in and friendly, helpful personnel. I had an enjoyable stay.2019-03-05"
"Great hotel. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly. The kids enjoyed swimming, but the pool room was a little warm.2017-08-15"
"Great hospitality. I really enjoyed my stay and recommend this hotel.2015-12-30"
"Good location. Clean hotel, but housekeeping didn't service my room during my 2-night stay. The front desk clerks were helpful. One shuttle driver was helpful, but the other took us to the wrong location twice and didn't apologize.2015-05-19"
"Great experience. The hotel staff was extremely polite and went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant.2016-08-01"
"The hotel was quiet and pleasant. Friendly personnel and great food.2015-12-01"
"We really liked the hotel atmosphere, and I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff. The room wasn't large but was comfortable. Good food and free parking. Try it.2015-10-13"
"We loved this hotel and its old Florida charm. All the employees were friendly, helpful, and charming. The beautiful pool and huge outdoor bar were a big plus. The attached restaurant and bar were terrific. Had a golf cart shuttle service. Glad we found this jewel of a place. The only negative was that the it wasn't handicap-friendly.2015-08-31"
"The hotel was comfortable and clean. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.2015-08-22"
"Great location for downtown and pier touring. This is a beautiful, vintage hotel. The room was clean, though the furniture was showing some wear. The staff was accommodating. Expensive, but worth it for the location and ambiance. If you book the package with breakfast included, the amount allotted won't cover breakfast at Marchand's. Also, if you request an ocean view, ask for a room on the 6th or 7th floor so your view isn't blocked by trees on the hotel grounds.2021-03-01"
"The motel room was clean, and the check-in clerk was personable. Good bang for the buck.2016-03-03"
"This motel was the worst. Had to pay just to get towels for the pool that was cold as ice. No local information available, and the staff wasn't friendly. When I went to check out, they ran to see the room, which was insulting.2015-11-24"
"The motel staff was disrespectful. Look for another place to stay.2015-06-14"
"Convenient to Tropicana Field, but the neighborhood wasn't the best. The hotel was updated but needed a little maintenance. The staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good.2017-09-23"
"A real nice hotel. I recommend staying here.2017-06-12"
"Convenient to the Rays ballpark, restaurants, and beaches. The room was nice and clean and met our expectations. The hotel clerks were helpful, and you couldn't ask for a better group of breakfast attendants. Definitely stay here.2016-08-29"
"Worth the price. Easy access to the St. Petersburg Pier. The hotel was older, and the room needed some cosmetic work, but every employee I interacted with was extremely accommodating and guest-oriented. Breakfast was nice.2022-08-14"
"The hotel room was clean, and I liked the laminate wood flooring. The staff was friendly and helpful.2019-01-01"
"Nice place for a short stay. The neighborhood wasn't the best, but the hotel was right off I-275. The room was clean and comfortable. The front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. Good breakfast bar, but healthier options would've been nice.2018-10-15"
"Clean, well-maintained hotel with friendly personnel.2018-10-07"
"Convenient to downtown and Tropicana Field. The handicap room was comfortable and perfect for my disabled husband. The hotel staff was efficient and friendly.2018-07-26"
"Nice motel with clean, cozy rooms and great customer service. Enjoy the beautiful pool area.2018-09-26"
"A nice, clean motel.2017-02-27"
"The room and bed were comfortable, and we had easy access to the fenced dog-walking area. The AC didn't work well, though. The motel clerk was pleasant and helpful, and made sure we were satisfied with our stay. Highly recommend.2016-08-08"
"Close to beaches. Reasonably priced, quiet motel. Great place to stay.2015-04-02"
"Horrible motel stay. The room was actually nice, but a party started at 10:30 PM in the pool area, which was right by our room. We called the front desk 3 times about the noise, but nothing was done. Don't stay here.2016-04-04"
"Close to restaurants and stores. Good value. I was happy with the cleanliness, and the courtyard was wonderful. The motel staff was incredibly warm and helpful. Surprisingly good choices at breakfast. I highly recommend staying here.2016-03-14"
"My room smelled strongly of mold; it was disgusting. No other rooms were available until the next day, when I moved and was charged an upgrade fee. The motel shouldn't put guests in the 1st room in its current condition.2015-04-30"
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, and the employees were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.2018-08-20"
"The hotel was convenient and clean, and the staff was terrific during Hurricane Irma. The power was sporadic from room to room, so it was challenging for all; some rooms had AC but no lights, other rooms had no AC but had lights and TV power. The employees even ran an extension cord from a working outlet to make as much coffee as they could. I'd definitely stay here again.2017-09-14"
"Lovely room. The staff was helpful and friendly. Nice pool and exercise room. The hotel was under construction, but it will be beautiful when completed. Enjoy your stay.2016-10-26"
"Clean hotel with pleasant housekeepers and front desk clerks. Breakfast had some hot items, cereal, and rolls. Limited fruit. We were pleased with our choice.2016-03-31"
"As I was packing to leave, I found a hypodermic needle next to my parked truck. I wasn't happy about that. Don't stay at this hotel.2020-05-26"
"The hotel was dirty and poorly maintained. There were lots of safety issues.2019-04-16"
"The room door wouldn't close properly, and there was so much noise outside that I couldn't sleep. There were cockroaches in the bathroom, and the bathroom door wouldn't close at all. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to a dog, much less a human.2019-03-21"
"The hotel was nice and clean. Stay here.2019-01-25"
"The hotel was fine, and the rates were reasonable. I had no problems.2018-08-24"
"We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was nice and thoroughly cleaned each day. The employees were pleasant and helpful.2015-08-07"
"I was disappointed with my hotel stay in Building 1. I could hear everyone in the hallways, other rooms, and a bus outside. There was dust on the dresser. Took a long time for water to heat up. The staff was pleasant and helpful.2015-04-12"
"Excellent beach access right behind the hotel. We were upgraded to a penthouse with an unbelievable view. The staff was efficient and helpful. Don't recommend Bongos, the restaurant and tiki bar next door; the staff was rude and unprofessional. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives nearby.2016-01-09"
"A typical Howard Johnson hotel. There was a $17 per day "resort fee" that paid for WiFi, parking, and use of the pool. No breakfast included.2019-12-26"
"The hotel charged a resort fee for 2 bottles of water and use of sand toys. The WiFi didn't work. The room was clean but old. Paint was chipping off the walls, and the AC cycled loudly on and off. The bathtub leaked about 5 gallons of water every 15 minutes. Don't stay here.2018-11-16"
"The hotel was outdated, and parking was limited. Not what I expected.2018-07-03"
"An OK hotel.2017-11-19"
"Price was OK, but don't expect much in the way of luxury. Hotel was old and dated. Room was clean except the tile grout. Clean but rough bedsheets. Awful patio door. The pool area was great.2015-03-06"
"Wish the balconies were more private; we didn't like looking at our neighbor having coffee in the morning. Convenient having a washer and dryer in the room. Excellent staff and housekeepers; they were hard workers. We enjoyed our time at this hotel.2015-03-01"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.