hotels with balcony in St. Petersburg, FL

1. Island Inn Beach Resort (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unassuming beachfront hotel sits on a stretch of Florida’s widest beach, and is 2.3 miles from the shops, dining and watersports at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk.The traditionally decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi and kitchens with fridges, stovetops and microwaves. All rooms have views of either the Gulf of Mexico or Boca Ciega Bay, and most have balconies. There are also 3-bedroom suites.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool with a poolside tiki bar, beach volleyball, shared grills, and loaner kayaks and paddleboards. Guests also have access to the facilities at the nearby Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min walk to Sunset Beach
  • Guests liked “an ocean”, mentioned 33 times in reviews
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar
  • Guests praised the balconies

Feedback From Real Customers

Craig Hughes

Awesome location Walk right on to a great beach Nice heated pool

Rooms are individually owned and vary greatly Make sure you look at pictures of the exact room you are booking so you know what you’re getting Our room had a great setup Had 2 balconies and came with beach toys and chairs (although one chair was broken) Room could have used a little more upkeep and deep cleaning, but we didn’t spend much time in the room We were out enjoying the beach!

Linda Scott

The Island Inn is in a great location and the view from our room was spectacular! Staff was friendly However, the room was aged Decor on the walls was fitting and calming

But furniture, floors, baseboards, shower, bathroom area, closet doors all need repair or replacement Pool area clean and great, beach awesome It is sad to pay so much and not have updates and repairs needed To me the room felt like cleaning and upkeep isn’t a priority But I did love the view and pool!!!

Nichole Harrison

Awesome! Stayed in room 415, (the mermaid room) waterfront view of the Gulf It was very clean and nice, (looked newly renovated) had everything we needed We were able to cook on a two burner stove top and it also included a air fryer oven and full fridge

Our room had a king bed and a queen Murphy bed so we were able to sleep 4 With a couch/living space The grounds were really clean, everyone was so friendly, the staff was very accommodating The beachside bar was hopping and they serve snacks (pizza, cheeses sticks, etc) throughout the day Very centrally located, so easy to get to Can’t wait to go back

2. Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a block from the waterside of Tampa Bay, a 4-minute walk from Baywalk’s shops and restaurants, and 11 minutes’ walk from the Salvador Dalí Museum.The airy rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. They also have coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add pull-out sofas, and some have terraces or balconies.Free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go are offered. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness room, plus a business center and 3 meetings rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and TVs
  • Walking distance to The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “museums” 10 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Luke Brindax

EDITED:This was my first experience with this hotel, so I wanted to write a reviewThe room was nice and spacious, the bathroom was nice and everything was clean There was a smell upon entering the room, which I’m not big on cleaning chemicals personally, but with what’s going on I understand that some hotels use them

The AC is very powerful so be wary if you put it on too cold, as there are no fan settingsThere is an $18 a day Valet, and the valet was quick and attentive when needing the car The front desk was helpful and nice when checking inThe pool had some leaves in it but was overall clean and was enjoyable to useThere were a couple of little things that happened, but overall I would definitely stay again


My wife and I were transferred to this hotel from Staybridge Suites because they had room blockages What a break for us! Our stay and are room were GREAT! We had a balcony with a view and the front desk staff was just GREAT at his job His name is Joshua and he’s one of the friendliest front desk employees we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with

He recommended a restaurant for lunch it boy it did not disappoint Clean rooms, great service and a delicious complimentary breakfast what else could you ask for? We will definitely stay at this hotel the next time we visit beautiful downtown St PetersburgChris & Nicole White

3. Bellwether Beach Resort

About this hotel

On a spit of land between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this upscale beachfront hotel is 6 miles from I-275, 10 miles from sporting events at Tropicana Field and 11 miles from The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum).Airy, warmly decorated rooms with balconies provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers; most offer gulf or bay views. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds; plush suites have separate living rooms.Dining options include a lobby cafe, a rooftop restaurant/bar with panoramic views, and a beachfront bar and grill that features regular live music. There’s also an outdoor pool. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 10 min drive to Upham Beach Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 16 times
  • Guests praised the panoramic views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers


We had an ocean view room with a balcony and 2 king beds The room was nice and very clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the view was awesome We were on the same side as Bongo’s so we were able to hear the live music every night until midnight

That did not bother us, but it may be a problem for others, especially those with children We were able to get either an umbrella or a cabana on the beach every day, but I would suggest going out a little early to get one They do not service the rooms daily so you have to ask for more towels if you need them beforehand, and we were able to get fresh towels very quickly We emptied our own trash in the large bin near the elevator daily so I cannot comment on how quickly they respond to that particular request I would suggest that they put larger waste baskets/trash cans in the rooms to help alleviate this issue some We never had a problem finding a parking space even though the lot always looked full (they do have a parking attendant) At times, there were crowds waiting for the 2 operational elevators, usually during peak meal times when patrons were going up to the rooftop restaurant My biggest complaint would be the overall value You would expect more for the amount of money you are spending Granted, pandemic-related staffing shortages could be the reason the rooms are not serviced daily

Britney Nusser

This hotel is definitely not a luxury hotel, but the rooms were comfortable and clean and the balcony is accessible! We had an ocean view with two king beds, which was the selling point for us Our party of two kids and two adults sprawled out and slept like babies each night so we did not regret this room However, there was a wedding each night and the music was blaring until late at night so I wouldn’t stay here with young kids if they go to bed early

The hotel is within walking distance to some amazing restaurants (Breakfast @ Cafe Soleil, Lunch @ Rum Runners and Dinner @ Snappers or 1200 Chophouse just to name a few) The beach is perfect with low waves and amazingly soft white sand! The cabanas and beach side service are an awesome amenity and made our stay enjoyable for the most part…It took 4hrs to get ONE drink in the cabana our first day here, but didn’t have any issues going forward Bongos (outdoor on-site restaurant) had live music, creative and delicious drinks, and good food***My biggest complaint is that they are NOT servicing the rooms unless it is requested and they had horrible attitudes when we requested more towels, coffee, trash empty, or an occasional sweep of the sand We were here 9 days and I called a couple of times for fresh towels and to have our overflowing baby trash cans emptied On day 5 I asked for new sheets, towels, and coffee and I was met with a STRONG attitude I don’t need everything perfect and I can do most of it myself, but then what is the point of vacation and why on earth am I paying $400/night?

Windy Wike Leighton

We loved our stay here! The staff were always kind, friendly, and helpful Every single person on staff I came across seemed happy to be there and happy to answer any questions They were short staffed though at the beach bar; it never affected our week day stay though as it wasn’t that busy

The lobby, restaurants, bars, and amenities were all great We were so happy with our choice to stay at the bellwether for those reasons! All of these have been remodeled and are really nice and make for a great vacationThe only downside of the bellwether is that the remodels stop on the above mentioned The rooms and hallways are subpar I don’t think the rooms were nasty or falling apart; just nothing compared to the lobby you walk into And the hallways were so hot Rooms are just very old; feels like your in an old motelWe spent very little time in our room and lots of time enjoying the resort and amenities so it didn’t bother us all that much and we would probably stay again!

4. The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Built in 1925, this pink landmark resort and spa is across the street from the harbor, and less than a mile from both the St. Petersburg Pier and The Dali Museum.Refined rooms come with minibars, cofeemakers and marble bathrooms, plus flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Upgrades add balconies and pull-out sofas; some have whirlpool tubs. Suites add living and dining areas with separate bedrooms. Wi-Fi is available (fee).There are 5 restaurants, including a ’20s-style eatery, a coffee shop and a lobby bar. The fitness club offers free classes, and there’s a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub & a sauna, as well as a luxe spa and a golf course.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Vinoy Park and the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Porch” 26 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Carney

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! While I’m not one to normally leave a bad review, our stay at the vinoy certainly left a lot to be desired especially given the price At first arrival, we noticed that the hotel was under construction which was not previously disclosed to us The construction was loud and the fitness area was unavailable which was not noted by staff or easily seen on the website (if at all even present) when we booked our room

We were greeted by Susan who was both rude and unprofessional two days in a row So why give it three stars instead of 1? Following these experiences, we did speak to Gabriel the manager who worked to smooth things over The historic hotel is absolutely beautiful even under construction and the accommodations (other than the sound) were great The other staff, specifically Ismail, Marcus, Jimmy, and those at the restaurant went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant Because there was only one “bad apple” and construction was going on, we were encouraged to come back which we will consider because of the people who did enhance our experience

Chris Dingus

I was here for a conference Wonderful hotel in a nice location in St Petersburg The staff is friendly and nice

The rooms are nice There are two sections: the older original and the newer section While I was here (Mar 2022), the older section had a lot of construction happening I heard they’re updating things to go for a 5 star rating so surely the updates will be worth it

Khalid Yasin

I expected a much better experience At a late night checkin, front desk receptionist argued there’s no way I had a room because they were fully booked After checking, she realized that I did and gave me my key without apologizing! The shower drain in my room was clogged

The safe was not working either To top things off, I found a note in my room saying they will be coming in to upgrade the phone system during the day I called the front desk requesting no one should enter my room in my absence They assured me this won’t happen if I leave the “do not disturb” sign on my door When I returned to my room later that day, I found they had entered and upgraded the phone anyway Finally, I went down to the front desk one night asking if there was a vending machine anywhere, but attendant said “no we don’t have one for guests” I walked away confused thinking “do they have one for staff?” Five minutes later I asked another receptionist who nicely pointed me to the vending machine! I’m not sure about the quality of the training here, especially night shift It’s a shame!

5. Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Within a 14 minute-drive of 2 natural parks, this laid-back, waterside resort is 12 miles from the botanical Sunken Gardens and Great Explorations Children’s Museum.Casual, colorful rooms feature full kitchens, pull-out sofas, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Suites add separate bedrooms, and private balconies overlooking the Gulf.Parking is offered, and a beach trolley stops at the resort. There’s a heated pool and mini-golf. Activities include water sports and games; equipment rental is available. There’s a BBQ area and a playground, and 2 affiliated properties offer fishing piers and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Upham Beach Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Miniature golf” 20 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie Shippy

Excellent hotel! Staff was wonderful from beginning to end! They had so many great personal touches! Rooms were very clean! Bed was a little worn out on one side but everything else was on point They have great amenities We had a great stay with our three girls! They had a play place in the sand with a playhouse, play girl, play kitchen and other sand toys

Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends!

Jennifer Drozd

Location is excellent! Right on the beach The staff was super accommodating and helpful Good restaurants around but also a kitchenette and outdoor grill if you prefer to make your meals! Also free beer and wine happy hour every day from 4-5 pm

Great place to bring the kids they have a cotton candy making machine Also, laundry so you can return home with all clean clothes I can’t say enough good things about this resort Do it!

Erica Dean

Upon my late arrival my husband had met me at the location after which we went to look for a room We walked in and was greeted by some amazing people (Sheldon and Alexis) who understand our need and booked us a room It’s a clean, huge and beautiful room

Price was great, the property associates were amazing and very funny From we walked in we were offered two (2) glasses of wine Sheldon and Alexis you both made us feel at home away from home Thanks again for everything and we’ll tell friends and families about you guys and our experiences Whenever we are back in that area we’ll definitely make that our place to stay Please go see Sheldon, he’s a very funny 😆 guy

6. Treasure Island Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking a white-sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this upscale all-suite hotel is 6 miles from the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and 17 miles from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Featuring gulf or resort views, the contemporary studios and 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes or kitchens, and furnished balconies, as well as living rooms with sofabeds. Wi-Fi is available.A stylish burger restaurant/bar has a terrace overlooking the beach. Other amenities include a fitness center, and a beachfront outdoor pool with a sundeck and umbrella-shaded tables. There’s direct beach access. Breakfast and parking are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and liked the kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Sunset Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “hamburgers” 18 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Paolo Oloap

The facilities are beautiful The staff are wonderful The location is fabulous

One problem, the room was filthy We stayed for 8 nights in a king beachfront suite I reported the conditions (piles of dust above refrigerator, broken vase that cut me in bathroom, floors never swept or vacuumed, and don’t even think of pulling out the sofa bed—you could live a week off the crumbs and food bits in there)The only response I ever got was “We will tell the cleaning crew We will mention it to management” For ~$500 per night including a daily resort fee and an extra $100 per day to have our 15 lb dog with us we expected a clean room, but that was certainly not the caseI even provided pictures (attached to this review) of each concern after my stay only to receive the same response and no make good or attempt to keep me as a returning customer This is Opal service? Stunned actuallyI actually recommend you consider this resort for your stay, especially the king suites with wraparound, oceanfront balconies—which are truly breathtaking Just be sure they tidy up or you’ll be living with dust bunnies and other people’s leftovers

Rob Allison

Absolutely wonderful experience and stay From the front desk personnel, to the gentleman greeting and helping us with our luggage, to the restaurant staff, and the janitorial staff…top notch service and quite possibly our favorite place to have ever stayed

Rooms were very clean and the mattress was so incredibly comfortable! If I could give this place an extra star I absolutely would!Also…I want to give Edwin a special thank you and shout out for his personal willingness to help direct us to local attractions, and his courtesy throughout the weekend He loves his job and it sure shows!

Maggie Marcyan

We did a girls trip here for a few days and it was incredible Great service, extremely clean, and comfortable The area is walkable with a lot to do so you don’t need a car

The weather was amazing at the end of April Great beach, amazing sun, and they offered a yoga class on the beach which was very fun! Shoutout to Fitz Yoga! Stay here if you want to relax and have a great time in a beautiful place

7. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary lakeside hotel is 3 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and 9.3 miles from downtown St. Petersburg.All rooms (some with lake views) offer classic decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers. Some suites include whirlpool tubs and balconies.Amenities include a restaurant and bar with a private billiards room, a 24/7 fitness center and an outdoor walk-in pool, plus a business center and over 20,000 sq ft of meeting space. There’s also free shuttle service to the airport and local area.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 13 min drive to Mazzaro Italian Market
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 60 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the lake views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Mitchell Kelly

This Hilton was definitely one of the better Hilton properties I’ve stayed at recently Unfortunately, I’ve found that Hilton’s standards have declined DRASTICALLY ever since the onset of COVID-19, but this hotel thankfully has managed to preserve the Hilton standards I once knew and loved The property was impeccably clean

The room was drop dead silent at night and the bed and its linens were excellent I slept like a baby at this hotel My only critique that is NOT a fault of the hotel is that there aren’t many dining options nearby Most restaurants will be a 10-15 minute drive, so if restaurant proximity matters to you as a traveler you may want to consider somewhere else Nonetheless, I’d recommend this hotel and would stay again if in the area

Shane Van Wasshnova

Remember to use ʜoᴛᴇʟʙᴏʟʟʏᴄᴏm when booking a resort This site will compare thousands of booking websites and normally will have rates a lot cheaper compared to others! Thank me later on! This place is one of the best in the area

I have been coming here for years If you stay for a few days you for sure will love it I’m sure!The staff at this location were all wonderful and hotel is beautiful Our Jr suit was very spacious and pretty modern The only thing I recommend is eating out The LuX restaurant is super expensive and tasteless We had a better breakfast at a local Cafe named Cosmos Other than that everything including the pool and the nature trail were beautiful Wish you would modify the pool hours since there is some people that can only go in at night

Isa Dela

The staff at this location were all wonderful and hotel is beautiful Our Jr suit was very spacious and pretty modern The only thing I recommend is eating out

The LuX restaurant is super expensive and tasteless We had a better breakfast at a local Cafe named Cosmos Other than that everything including the pool and the nature trail were beautiful Wish you would modify the pool hours since there is some people that can only go in at night

8. St. Pete Beach Suites (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 6801 Sunset Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • Phone: (727) 360-7233
  • Ratings: 4.6 (394 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : St. Pete Beach Suites
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key hotel featuring stylish studios & 1-bedroom suites with kitchens, plus BBQ areas & 2 pools.

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from the nearest beach, this modest hotel with a retro vibe is 4 miles from the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and 9 miles from the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.Accessed via exterior corridors, the bright suites offer kitchens and midcentury-modern furnishings, plus free Wi-Fi, sofabeds and flat-screen TVs. Some have ocean views. Airy 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms, dining tables and/or private balconies.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include picnic areas with BBQ grills and shaded tables. There’s also a terrace and 2 outdoor pools.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have coffee makers
  • Guests liked the kitchenettes
  • 2 min walk to Upham Beach Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 12 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Jenna Jacobson

10/10! From the moment we arrived everything was wonderful John at the front office was so accommodating and kind Our suite had everything we needed and more for a 10-person girls’ trip

We had one issue with our doorknob getting stuck and maintenance was there to replace it almost immediately! Just steps from the beach and within walking distance of so many restaurants and shops A truly fabulous place to stay!!

Amber Lee

I guess this review never posted! This was by far an awesome hotel! The service was top notch with John at the front desk Beach chairs, wagon, and everything was included The room was clean and the kitchen was perfect

We grilled by one of the pools and enjoyed how clean it was The location was perfect I would stay here again and again!

Tom Kowalczyk

Very friendly and accommodating staff (they pulled out a tricycle for a toddler to use) Great value with easy access to the beach The street that you cross to walk to the beach is not busy at all, which was a concern when we booked but was a non-issue

The hotel itself is nicely remodeled and our 1-bedroom suite had plenty of space for two adults and one toddler, and was well-furnished and equipped (kitchen) The two pools are nice to have too and kid-friendly You can also help yourself to additional towels We also loved having access to their several bicycles, several wagons, beach toys, towels, beach chairs and umbrellas since we were flying in from out of town and couldn’t bring all of that There are also some decent restaurants and a few ice cream shops within walking distance Highly recommend this place if you are looking to save some money and you are a couple or have a small family

9. Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking St. Pete Beach along the Gulf of Mexico, this relaxed hotel is 6 miles from Interstate 275, 8 miles from Tropicana Field and 10 miles from the Salvador Dalí Museum.Featuring colorful accents and light wood furnishings, the informal rooms come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and balconies, as well as minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Some have gulf views. Suites add separate living rooms with sofabeds.An airy restaurant/bar with a tropical vibe offers beach views and regular live music. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and minibars
  • Walking distance to the RumFish Grill and Upham Beach Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “Tiki bar”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has treadmills
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Natalie A.

From start to finish, we had an amazing time at this Hilton The staff was friendly and attentive Room was immaculately clean and comfy

The view was phenomenal The fact that you literally do not have to leave the premises to eat and sleep is a win for me All around a great stay and will definitely visit again Don’t hesitate to book your room We came during red tide and honestly we didn’t even miss the beach The pool was sufficient for the kids and the bars at night were perfect for the adults It was a win-win

Alexis Rieger

The resort was clean and so were the rooms Staff were friendly The pool area was nice and the beach was beautiful

Food was great and the drinks were great Lots of places around the resort and a very safe area Only downfall, I paid more for a partial view room and could see or hear nothing Faced a parking lot I wouldn’t recommend the upgrade for that

Chris Gorsuch

Everything you expect from Hilton is bundled into this location A two person cabana with chairs on the beach was included with our room Coconut Charlies is the hotel restaurant/bar and they had reasonably priced quality food

The drinks were decent during their happy hour The live music every day of our stay was good Also, conveniently the hotel bar Johnny B’s next door at the Beachcomber was open to the public and had some great live entertainment also We went there one night also There are free rides with a small tip to local businesses that make mingling around the area convenient If you get out, be sure find out some of the local hangouts There are some gems in the area One that stood out was called Category 36 less than a mile away 36 draft options, wonderful owner and staff, the food was top quality and very tasty

10. Pasa Tiempo Waterfront Resort (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Boca Ciega Bay, this intimate, adults-only resort is an 8-minute walk from Gulf Boulevard’s shops and restaurants, and an 11-minute walk from the beach.The 1 elegant room overlooks the bay, and features a private courtyard, a minifridge and a coffeemaker. The 4 chic suites add kitchens and separate living rooms; 1 has a whirlpool tub, while another adds a fireplace. Water views are available in 2 suites, while the others overlook a courtyard; 1 also has a balcony.A resort fee includes parking, champagne upon arrival and WiFi. There’s also an outdoor pool, tropical gardens and a dock with boat slips.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 12 min walk to Upham Beach Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 11 times
  • Guests praised the water views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

paula sinclair

I catered for a friends wedding here the pictures do not do it justice! We did have all the hotel and house for the weekend We were able to keep the house an extra night and appreciate it even moreThis is not a new cookie cutter mold motel

It is a beautifully maintained unique property that has an elegant feel to it All of the rooms are different and just lovingly cared and maintained decorated beautifully Three beautiful boat slips with docks I stayed in the pool room omg the view is outstanding My bed was fantastic lots of pillows and blankets were cozy I found the property to be spotlessThere is daily staff on the property super helpful and friendly The office provides bottled water and breakfast cakes etc

Louie Sun

Literally just checked in about two hours ago and felt compelled to leave a glaring review Check in was super easy, the place is quaint and beautiful, room was affordable and is spacious and cozy, staff was very accommodative: even gave me a free bottle of wine, and she guaranteed that I would be able to hang out for the day and they would watch my luggage after I check out so I can wait for my flight Absolutely fantastic

J.R. Starlin

This small waterfront boutique resort is seriously the ultimate hidden gem of Tampa Bay Everything was phenomenal from the rooms to the staff to the stunning views from the pool and private dock I was looking for an area to propose to my girlfriend and found this gem online and it did not disappoint

I had roses and rose pedals delivered that day and the staff took care of the delivery and set the flowers up beautifully in our room The proposal went phenomenal and neither her or I could of asked for a better location and resort to spend our special night and weekend Thank you Pasa Tiempo staff for taking care of us so well and helping make everything perfect We couldn’t be more happy and will be back every year for weekend getaways

11. Treasure Bay Resort & Marina (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set between Boca Ciega Bay and St. Petersburg Municipal Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this laid-back hotel is 7 miles from I-275 and 10 miles from the Florida Botanical Gardens.Featuring terraces or balconies, the warm, casual rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and wet bars, plus minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Some rooms offer direct pool access or gulf views.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and a rooftop sundeck, along with a gym, a business center and guest laundry facilities. There’s also a marina.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms and the showers
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 21 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Sheryl H

Loved this place Staff was great The rooms were nice

I think due to staff shortage we didn’t get any service to our room, but we grabbed some extra towels as that was all we needed Close to the beach ⛱ which was right across the street Close to tourist hang outs We were told there is a free taxi service if you ask at the front desk Had a nice free breakfast buffet I would highly recommend this place The prices are very reasonable

Christine lumbasio

A frequent traveler and always stayed at this place! This time went with my 20 month old son and the staff was absolutely amazing!!! Deborah was knowledgeable and accommodating We loved our room cause it was facing the marina and my son LOVES boats The beach is a little walk but SO worth it! If you are traveling with babies make sure you use the stroller to go to the beach, there is a paved path and once you get on the sand very easy to navigate

Also, the bartender at the tiki was very friendly and we stayed here a whole week and had a great time!!! We will be back! Thank you:-)

Emily Tidwell

We had a great time and everyone was friendly But wanted to share a few things that bothered us for place that said it was a resort1

The pool was not kept very clean I understand its tourist season but it should be closed for at least 45 minutes halfway during the day just to clean it At times it was very nasty2 The pool towels were not maintained Hardly ever did they have towels stocked at the pool We tried to enjoy the hot tub but half the jets didn’t work Like they were clogged up by something3 We really liked the Cabana bar but we kept feeling like we’re going to fall into the chairs They were very damaged4 The breakfast was good but if you came 45 mins to an hour before they stop serving then you probably weren’t going to get much There were some days that the breakfast trays weren’t refilled

12. Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater/Madeira Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along a lagoon, this laid-back hotel is a mile from Archibald Beach Park, 3 miles from the Alligator Attraction and 4 miles from shopping and dining at John’s Pass Village.Relaxed, bright rooms offer free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas, balconies and/or water views.Parking is complimentary. There’s also a casual cafe/bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a lobby lounge, as well as a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • 8 min drive to John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “the sunset”, mentioned 19 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the water views
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Kaitlin Rowell

Giving this place a solid 5 stars! My friends and I stayed for 4 nights last week and we couldn’t have asked for more Spacious well equipped room with a wonderful balcony (sunset view included with ours!), awesome front desk associates with great suggestions, super duper beautiful waterside pool and hot tub, great bar/bartender (Kelly!) and a convenient 18 minute walk to a great beach (where you can rent a beach chair for $5 forthe whole day)! I would come back here any day of the year Thank you Courtyard Marriott Madeira Beach for a perfect stay!


This experience was terrible Our first day here, we were able to switch rooms but my wife forgot her wedding rings in the first room We informed front desk guy, Brian, who sent an employee to let us back into the room to search for the rings

They rings were not there When we went down to inform Brian at the front desk, he vehemently denied that anyone might have taken them I asked him to ask the only housekeeping employee who had cleaned that room after we switched rooms Brian called and we heard the guy say he found 2 rings and that he “forgot ” to bring them down REALLY??? Why didn’t front desk call housekeeping right away to check if he found the rings when we called down the first time?We stayed 7 days last year and enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to come back this year to stay another 8 days With this incident and now they decided to charge $10 parking per day, we’ll take our business elsewhere This is not okay and I am a silver elite member with Marriott

Chris Sorento

Top notch service These people are very good making you feel important and they are very professional Rooms were clean

Loved the balcony Good treadmills The location was beautiful and close to publix and other food like McDonald’s and a pizza place Plus they have a bistro The legion was loud next door but could not hear them with patio shut The bad thing was the pool It looked very dirty Did not want to get sick swimming in it Lighting in room and bathroom was dark Beds were hard but better than lumpy Would stay here again if the pool gets cleaner

13. The Don CeSar (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • Phone: (727) 360-1881
  • Ratings: 4.4 (3726 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Don CeSar
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Beachfront lodging & spa with upscale rooms & suites, plus 2 pools, several restaurants & a gym.

About this hotel

Situated on the white sands of St. Pete Beach, this iconic 1920s hotel is 1.7 miles from Merry Pier.Contemporary rooms featuring ocean-inspired colors have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, desks and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgrades add balconies, while suites offer separate living areas with pull-out sofas and kitchenettes. Room service is available 24/7.There’s a sports bar, and a hip lobby lounge serving light bites, plus 4 restaurants, including upscale seafood dining. A daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi, a local area shuttle, and access to 2 heated outdoor pools, plus fitness classes and a 24-hour gym. There’s also a wellness spa.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to Upham Beach Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the small bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 42 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Antony Francis

Recently remodeled, the hotel was everything we were hoping it would be, and we had a great experience I would have given it 5 stars except the bathrooms are beyond small, and being 6’4″ my shoulders were touching the glass door and the wall in the shower at the same time, and the hand shower attachment didn’t work Everything else was top notch and perfect for us celebrating our 34 year anniversary of the day I met my wife, Valentines day

Oh yeah, the elevator system was strange, not a big deal, just ahead of its time, my jury is still out on that one, so not a plus or minus 🙂

Aura M. Cisneros

Great stunning sunset views Clean ample beach with soft white sand Rooms are very clean, updated, and comfortable

Great ambiance for weddings and romantic trips I was on business but traveling with my husband and turned into a great getaway!Live music at night, excellent restaurants serving quality food I am coming back!

Michelle Grove

The Don Cesar is incredible! The pink palace hotel is gorgeous and the pristine white beaches and beautiful blue gulf are stunning The staff here is unsurpassed! Thomas Fraher the GM made sure our stay was perfect as did an array of staff including Andrea, Nick, Priscilla, Curt, Cam, Eleni, and Heidi to name just a few! The food and drinks are outstanding Every experience we had at The Don Cesar was excellent and we have put it at the top of our favorite places to be!! Bravo to everyone at the Don Cesar who made our stay so impressive and unforgettable! We will be back soon and can’t wait!

14. The Birchwood (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Phone: (727) 896-1080
  • Ratings: 4.5 (1757 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Birchwood
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Sophisticated 1920s-inspired rooms in a trendy pick featuring a chic restaurant & a rooftop bar.

About this hotel

In a quirky 5-story building, this glamorous hotel lies 1 block from the Museum of Fine Arts, and 2 blocks from St. Petersburg Pier.Elegant rooms with 1920s-inspired decor feature claw-foot tubs, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and coffeemakers. Some rooms have balconies.Amenities include free continental breakfast, a trendy restaurant serving contemporary cuisine, and a vibrant rooftop cocktail bar with fire pits and ocean views. Event facilities and paid parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Petersburg Pier
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning but others praised the beds
  • Guests praised the trendy restaurant
  • Guests liked “brunch”, mentioned 25 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the vibrant bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Hilary Simmons

Great location and cute boutique in a historic building It’s within walking distance to numerous restaurants , museums, and parks The room and bathroom were spacious

The rooftop bar is pretty at sunset Some negatives are that the lighting is very dim and there is no privacy with the curtains open for light Breakfast was basic and never changed throughout the week The AC was very loud so bring earplugs

Andy Walburg

Beautiful rooms, large bathrooms but the noise outside the window, wow! All rooms have a window facing a narrow enclosed courtyard In that area is the entrance for the hotel, the entrance for the canopy bar, and and an area used for special events On a Friday or Saturday night there are lots of people having way too much fun so you better have ear plugs

Even with the windows closed it is very loud outside

Scott Davis

My wife and I stopped by with our dog for lunch and were immediately treated like family by Peter our waiter who offered our dog a bowl of water and promptly took our drink orders Peter was great and we thoroughly enjoyed his personality and recommendations The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was awesome although a bit hot outside in July

We will certainly come back

15. RumFish Beach Resort – By TradeWinds (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual beachfront resort is 0.7 miles from the shops and restaurants on Corey Avenue.The bright rooms (some with balconies) offer flat-screen TVs, and kitchenettes with mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces. A daily resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi.There are 2 pools (1 for adults only), a seafood grill and a beach bar, plus a retail store. The resort fee includes parking, and the use of beach cabanas and paddleboards, plus access to the facilities at the Island Grand Resort, including the fitness center, tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini-golf and unlimited rides on the water slide.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the RumFish Grill and Upham Beach Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 14 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Justin Foster

Wonderful resort for our vacation! Chris at the front desk was exceptionally helpful and friendly The whole staff was very polite and courteous I was pleasantly surprised that every staff member we encountered offered a warm greeting and a smile! Great location, perfect sugar sand beach! The building isn’t new by any means but it’s been remodeled recently enough to appear modern

Clean rooms amazing amenities and access to multiple other resorts each with there own bars, restaurants and unique amenities

Jihan Bzeih

Wonderful resort! I’ve stayed here a few times already and it never disappoints Our suite was clean and spacious Beautiful sunset views from the suites! Food at the restaurant and drinks at the bar were great

A bit pricey but overall expected at resorts I love how it’s only a few steps away from Tradewinds, which you have access to and can enjoy the amenities there as well Overall, I love this resort and I’ll always be a returning customer!

Lisa Rasheed

(Girls Trip) We checked-in and was given the incorrect room and the lady at the front desk (I won’t say her name) was very nonchalant about the situation even though we showed her our invoice We went through 3 rooms before they got it right The guy who took our luggage to the room was non-responsive to us even though we tipped him $10

We were told that the late check-out fee was $20 a hour after 12 and then told $40 dollars an hour after 11 The manager tried to avoid us at times But after having to go through a bunch of no nonsense conversations we were given the correct room and was not charged anything for the extended check-out time The rooms were supposed to be renovated, but I could not tell I would like to say that a worker by the name of Victor was very very polite to us and showed us a lot of the amenities that were around We will not go to the resort again It was a few other things that went on, that I will not get into on the review (I believe we were being racially profiled) Overall the resort was nice, but the customer service can be much better I gave 2 stars because of the poor customer service,

16. The Villas at St. Pete Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with multiple shops and restaurants, this low-key hotel is a 2-minute walk from the dunes and white sands of Upham Beach Park on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s 5 miles from Highway 19.Relaxed rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Studios add kitchens and sofas; some have balconies with garden and/or gulf views. A 2-story, 3-bedroom house features a pool table and a separate lounge area.There’s a heated outdoor pool flanked by sunloungers. Other amenities include a BBQ area and an outdoor kitchen, plus guest laundry facilities. Parking and loaner bikes are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 2 min walk to Upham Beach Park
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Misty Rudd

This place was a little slice of paradise! It was super cute & clean The pool area was amazing with oversized cabanas and it was very enjoyable relaxing in the hammock under the palm trees The beach is only a block away which was great! They provided everything you needed for your beach journey coolers, chairs, floating devices and even a beach wagon to haul all your beach necessities which was very convenient

I would definitely stay at this location again!!!!

Jamice Johnson

Me and my daughters stayed here this past weekend and it was amazing It was my first solo trip with really small kids and I felt so safe We were in walking distance to everything, I really didn’t have to move my car

I even felt comfortable walking at night They have little wagons that you can use for the beach (which is right across the way, literally you could walk there in one minute) , which definitely was a life saver with a 7 month old and 3 year old The bed and pillows were a dream Everything was fully stocked The pool area was nice, we didn’t use it but it looked very appealing There is designated parking spots, so that was a win win as well! I’d recommend this place a thousand times over

Omar Jaber

Great experience at this hotel/villa John was amazing He welcomed us immediately and was super helpful, one of the nicest front dest persons I have ever dealt

As for the room and environment I would give it a 5 star all around The rooms were very nice, clean, and had plenty of space There was also just such an amazing atmosphere at this place Everything was decorated so well and there were plenty of places to just sit and talk Will definitely be staying here again!

17. Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed all-suite hotel is a 15-minute walk from shopping, dining and water sports at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk and 6 miles from the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.Bright, tiled 2- and 3-bedroom suites have full-size kitchens with granite countertops, separate living and dining rooms, private balconies and washer/dryers. All have full or partial ocean views, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.There’s a pool, 2 hot tubs and a kids’ wading pool. Dining options include a casual cafe and a beachside bar that offers regular live entertainment. Parking is included.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have coffee makers
  • 3 min drive to John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
  • Some guests complained about the showers
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 54 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Heidi Lee

The front desk is extremely rude Our first day we went in to ask where to park and the gentleman there was so disrespectful Then they said if they think their getting in their rooms at 4 they’re wrong

They never had ice on premises They said to use the ice in the freezer in our room That isn’t going to fill my cooler up for the beach The key cards are a hit or miss That’s fun with kids standing there for 20 minutes trying to get in your room Check in I went in at 4 pm and of course they stated not ready so I waited there well in come two customers to check in they took them right away and their rooms were ready We waited 45 minutes for ours This hotel is not cheap and to be treated so poorly and to not have working key cards at all times or ice on premises and horrible staff is totally unacceptable The room itself was very nice No complaints and our stay was good The ac is set to 85 so I would suggest you set it to 72 and go out to the beach, when you get back a few hours later it’s about 75 much nicer ! Parking they say is for two vehicles but that’s only if there is a spot available It’s not a private beach like the websites say It allows public access hence why there’s no places to park if you have more than One vehicle I hope that they train their staff to be more respectful to the people who pay to keep the hotels lights on and their paycheck I wouldn’t give them a one star because like I said the room was nice The property itself was ok Nothing that qualifies for that cost per night

Chris N. N

Just south of John’s Pass, an open air, waterfront tourist destination you won’t want to miss Great restaurants and unique specialty shops, boat and jet ski rentals There are dolphin watch cruises

Just across Gulf Blvd is great fishing from the sea wall lining the pass which flows under a draw bridge After all the fun return to the comfort and quiet of the vistas Lay by the pool, take a walk on the beautiful beach, have an exotic cocktail at the full service bar or order in room service It’s a fantastic location with 5 star service and amenities

Theresa Leinbach

First the “good”

we stayed in one of the penthouses which was as big as our home! Love the spacious master and the fabulous gulf front view We appreciated having two parking spaces available for the penthouse stay The guest parking available on property is very convenient and very hard to find ANYWHERE else along the beaches The security on property were friendly and helpful Now the “not so good”cleanliness is clearly a problem in the unit we rented 🙁 The air filters were filthy and the air handler unit was COATED in dirt We called to have it attended to and it was taken care of the following day Dishes were dirty (glad I always travel with my paper products)! Fridge exterior and stove were not clean, sliding door tracks were reallllllly dirty, and the hot tub did not have hot water! I sincerely hope the management team reads these reviews and follows up with the people responsible for maintaining this property We live locally and most likely will be booking again but would sure love to not have to be our own cleaning crew upon check-in next time we visit

18. Thunderbird Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual, family-owned beachfront hotel on Treasure Island is 3 miles from Archibald Beach Park, 8.1 miles west of St. Petersburg and 4.6 miles north of St. Pete Beach.Providing views of the Gulf of Mexico or the hotel’s courtyard and pool, the classic rooms, studios and suites feature microwaves, minifridges, in-room coffee and free Wi-Fi. Most have balconies. Studios offer fully equipped kitchenettes, and suite add pull-out sofas.Amenities include a heated pool, a quiet pool, a hot tub and a tiki bar with live music. There’s also indoor and outdoor event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and small
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “Italian cuisine”, mentioned 21 times in reviews
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers


The room and location are awesome Never had a need for Service so can’t say either way Spacious room, nice little vacation kitchen, close to all kinds off things to do

Great place Only complaint, as a “Resort”, maybe put in the curved shower curtain The bathroom was like a spare rooms bathroom with a small shower and straight bar Was very tight Fat people go on vacation too! It’s an older place, but very clean, AC worked great, and the doors going out to the beach were amazingly soundproof For the price, it was a definite value

Greg Olyansky

Nice place with friendly staff Bring things with you to the beach like food, its a long walk and no immediate options available for eats Rooms were cleaned every day

A nice stay for several days Beach is good quality Bring plenty of change and cash for umbrellas/chairs, its not cheap Nice pool and nice hot tub Bar is pretty good too Strong alcoholic beverages

Nathan Milam

We had an issue checking in and thankfully after some back and forth with the front desk, their manager, Donna, was able to resolve everything and make our vacation a success Miss Doris from house keeping was very kind and attentive and we love the hilarious bartender I can not stress enough how grateful we are to Donna for saving our trip

We’ll definitely be back and can happily recommend this resort

19. Residence Inn by Marriott St. Petersburg Tierra Verde (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a spit of land between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, this relaxed all-suite hotel along Highway 679 is 4 miles from Fort De Soto Park and 10 miles from Downtown St. Petersburg.Straightforward studios with kitchenettes and living areas provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms. Most quarters come with balconies.A rooftop restaurant features panoramic views of the gulf and the bay. There’s also a 24-hour gym and an outdoor pool. A breakfast buffet and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Shell Key Preserve
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the rooftop restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 19 times
  • Guests praised the panoramic views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jonathan Huckeba (Jon)

First of this place is beautiful and secluded if you’re a local st Pete person and want somewhere cool to take a date then go hereCool rooftop bar that has an amazing view and lots of space and good cushions and lounging areas!The bar/restaurant downstairs is truly good and fast and efficient service and food comes out super quickThe upstairs close at capacity so be warned if it’s somewhat close to closing time

No big deal as the bartender accommodated us nicely and everything was perfectCheck it out!

Timothy Hannan

Nice new hotel built in late 2019 Our 1 bedroom suite was big with stylish decor, good size kitchen and separate bedroom / bathroom Location is unique on the small island of Tierra Verde which is mostly residential but a few restaurants are nearby

The “bay view” suites seem to be in the corner of the building so they have views in two directions with two balconies Good breakfast every morning with mixture of hot and cold options Staff was friendly and helpful

Clevon Sparks

My experience here was excellent I booked an Air BnB which was awful so I left We came here without a Reservation and told Tucker at the front desk my situation

He was beyond helpful finding me the best rate for my stay at the hotel He also shared some tips on the local restaurants The next day, I went to the front desk to extend my stay and Loretta was super friendly and helped with my request The room was clean, spacious, and quiet The bed was comfortable The bathroom was spacious and nicely laid out I love it here and I will be back

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