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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I checked in and out of this place within 45 minutes! Unclean, fusty smell, noisy air con, broken lock on door, dead cockroach next to cutlery tray. The air con was producing pieces of dirt which was being distributed all over the 'kitchenette area'. The microwave plug wouldn't even reach the plug socket and you had to hold the microwave...

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We will make sure we talk to our staff on this review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pics online are deceiving. Awful rooms. Checked in and back out within 30 minutes. Left with no hotel for spring break, but found one within the hour. The only good thing was the asst mgr Marcus! Sorry, this property is a bummer.

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WE are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked last minute for a family spring break. Had a no-view room but upon arrival they upgraded us to a bay view room. The room is a standard motel room and as others have said, is dated. It was clean though one pillow had s nasty red stain on the pillow itself (not the cover). The view was nicer...

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do hope to see you again soon!

Sebring, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed during spring break. Staff was friendly and rooms were good. The one down side was the weather was cold when we were there. They stated heated pool which we did not think was very heated. Not even a warm hint to the water. That was the only down side to the property. Would stay there again.

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so sorry we had the cold front come through. It was very chilly. We do hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The pictures on the website are very deceiving and the actual hotel is very old and outdated. Two of the lamps in our room did not work, the door handle on the outside of the patio door was broken off, and room was very small. Also, we did not feel very safe because the locks were rusty and old. On...

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We will discuss this with our management team.

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I booked this hotel as a spur of the moment thing and the price was right. When we arrived I was a little weary. When we settled into our room and went for a walk around, it was lovely. Two pools, one was heated, a little play area for kids, tiny beachfront, but there was sand and...

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The sunrises are magnificent. We hope to have you back again soon.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I booked this hotel for a three night stay based on good reviews. The front desk people were very helpful at check in and while the grounds and pool area are nice, the room we checked into was definitely not. It was small with out of date and worn decor. The entire room was not particularly...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great stay!!!! Great views, pools, and friendly staff. Had a wonderful time. Me and the wife forgot we were still in the states. Tiki bar overlooking the water is amazing! If they had an all inclusive option it would've been heaven.

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We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you back soon!! Thank you for your comments.

Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We took a chance on this place as everywhere else was booked due to St Pete Grand Prix. Boy did we get lucky. First, understand that this hotel is not on the beach, it is on the bay. There is a beach area where you can enter into the water, but it is the bay and not open gulf. Our...

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springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The fishing right now is so good. We are happy you caught a few fish to add to your experience here at the hotel. We hope you will be able to come back and visit us soon.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

No private beach, smalls and dirty pools, no cleaning service in the room, the bathtub was clog and rust everywhere. The pictures are not even close to the actual place. Really old rooms and bad service.

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We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are minutes from Fort Desoto Park and the Gulf beaches. We are also in close proximity to downtown St. Petersburg and all it has to offer: Tropicana Field-home of the Tampa Bay Rays, The Pier, Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theater, and Jannus Landing. For the business traveler, we are close to Eckerd College, USF, St. Pete College AllState Center and all Children's Hospital. Our guests will enjoy all the amenities of a full service resort. Stay in touch with your friends and family with our complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Take time to enjoy our pools, hot tub, volleyball court, bicycle rentals, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and fitness center. You can relax at the Nepa Hut Beach Bar overlooking Tampa Bay and the world famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, unwind in Nemo's Lounge, dine in Periscopes waterfront restaurant with views of our marina, or have a relaxing lunch poolside at the Banyan Tree Deli. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Address: 6800 Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4901 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: RM401 - RM828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St Petersburg
Holiday Inn Marina Cove
Holiday Inn Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Holiday Inn
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Bayside if at all available”
584WilliamC, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the side that overlooks the beach. You will have your own little table and chairs and a deck.”
chongo49, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Honestly not sure there is a bad room, quiet by 10:00 so all are good choices”
Kaylad2006, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Visit the nearby beaches of Fort Desoto State Park and Siesta Key.”
Dwnptrl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don't stay here”
402victorm, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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