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Paris, France
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently went to St. Petersburg for a business trip and decided to stay at the Ponce De Leon Hotel as I saw it advertised. It positions itself as a boutique hotel in the center of the city. I will say that location is the best part of a visit. You are right downtown with easy access to the hip...

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Bradenton, Florida
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great little boutique type hotel in a great location downtown. Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Kind of a chic vibe all-around. We went with another couple and shared a room - highly recommend!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review! The Ponce de Leon team is thrilled to hear you were able to experience the charm the the City of Saint Petersburg and our hotel has to offer. We look forward to having you stay as a guest with us in...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: Great location, across from the yacht harbor and marina park. Great place for a seaside promenade walk. Easy one block walk to nice restaurant scene. Plenty eating places around, no need to drive anywhere. Barely 2 blocks to the "sundial" center with upscale shopping. We felt safe walking in the evening after dinner. This hotel is located next door...

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Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I guess that their definition of "boutique " is "dirty cramped rooms". As others have mentioned, the only positive for this hotel was location. With the construction ongoing and blocking convenient access to Central Ave, that is no longer a positive. Their website was deceiving - rooms do not look a new nice as they appear on the site. Also,...

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great location, but that all that is good about this hotel. Everything is so old and very used: drapes are not opening,windows have a broken handles, nothing works in the bathroom! very old bad, mattress, pillows, blankets, etc. its feels like a school camping! Terrible overall, I will never stay there again!

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Seaford, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only positive comment is location. Website is very deceiving as rooms do not look as shown...very outdated and shabby.. Hotel needs a total make over.. Mattresses and pillows are horrible. Bathroom is so tiny with no vanity (not woman friendly) Hair dryer did not work and their so called "amenities" were so lame. For the price, I wasn't expecting...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This establishment is a vile disgusting roach motel. For beginners, each room is furnished with different second hand furniture and refrigerators that look like they were garbage picked from the side of a road. The stained mattress was fully visible through the disgusting sheets, and there was only a flat sheet provided, no comforter. The air conditioner in our room...

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Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not stay at this hotel. There are so many others in the area that are so much better. One of the worst experiences I have had. The pictures of the rooms are fake, there is such a long list of thins, but I will only mention a few. The rooms are very very small. There is no internet, no...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great, but that was the only major positive. Small and relatively inexpensive so we weren't expecting luxury and that was ok. One small elevator and small rooms and bathrooms, but seemed clean. Problem was that fire alarm went off at 4am and had to be outside until 4:45am with entire building of unhappy people. While I understand this...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's start with the good things- The location is perfect and the price is very cheap for that location. The front desk staff is friendly. There is a good restaurant/bar in the Hotel called Ceviche. Now the not so good things- There is construction at the parking garage that the hotel uses, so you cannot walk on Central Avenue directly...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1922, The Ponce de León Hotel is a Spanish Mission Revival building of great historic interest. Located at 95 Central Avenue and Beach Drive, one might notice that this hotel is only one block away from Saint Petersburg’s beautiful and vibrant waterfront and in the heart of downtown. The Ponce de León Hotel is at doorstep to the most popular restaurants, museums and music venues in the city. Some of which include; the Salvador Dali Museum, Janus Live, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, Vinoy Park, and much, much more!Boasting 74 modern rooms, and home of one of the city’s most popular and award winning restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. You can unwind with a drink or dine at the hotel bar & restaurant while you enjoy nightly live entertainment. They make their dishes with locally sourced ingredients for the freshest and finest taste. From the moment you walk into the hotel you will be impressed by the style, décor and air of calm professionalism. Ponce de León Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s most popular recreational and business districts, offering convenience, effortless style, and affordability to leisure and corporate travelers. The Ponce de León Hotel combines impeccable service and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown St. Petersburg. Be delighted by incomparable value harmonized with everyday amenities, service, plus all the attention you expect from a boutique hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponce De Leon Hotel

Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3930
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: RM509 - RM691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Our street view room did not escape the street traffic noise. Not sure how the side or back rooms might be.”
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