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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

560 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
See the most recent reviews
Showing 513: English reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wrapped up a week of Coast to Coast vacation here. The pools and view of the bay were great for relaxing with a drink. I loved the Captain Nemo themed bar which was very steam-punk looking. Room furnishings were a bit older, but clean and the staff was friendly. Easy to jump on the highway to get to downtown St....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chris M
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back and visit soon!

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The hotel was certainly adequate for our needs. Room was clean and tidy. There were two pools and a hot tub, neither of which were used very much. The beach bar was lively. I don't think I would have gone swimming in the bay from their beach. Banquet food was fair to poor. Breakfasts were ordinary, not even as good...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrew_41521
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are happy you joined us here at the Magnuson. All of our Food and Beverage comes from the hotel. We do not have an outside caterer for banquets. Our Chef David has been here for years and does a wonderful job! I do hope you will come back and visit us again soon!

Lantana
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Magnuson never fails to deliver. We stayed a long weekend and the rooms were clean, the grounds were immaculate and the staff, friendly and courteous. This was our 4th stay and we will definitely be coming back.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank janine_coschigano
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are so happy you joined us here at the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove. Please come back and visit with us soon!

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2015

After finding ourselves in downtown St. Petersburg, without a room, we were advised that Magnuson had 3 rooms left. We were placed in an awesome corner unit with a balcony with a view of the Bay meeting the Gulf & the Sunshine Skyway. It's old Florida for sure, but we loved it.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank djrobdecker
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments The view is definitely beautiful! Please come back soon! The Magnuson would love to have you back!

Canterbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Location was fine, outside pool area seemed nice a there was a cute bar on the grounds. We checked in and requested a king room. We were given room number 225 although the room seemed adequate, it had a horrid smell which I guess was from the seaweed washed up on shore. The desk was kind enough to find us...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank roadking546
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your visit here at the Magnuson. We are sorry about having to move your room. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 October 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of days. The location is somewhat out of the way for a a"beach" resort in St Pete. However it is only about short 10 minute drive to downtown St Pete. And it is on the bay side of St Pete, so the water was very calm. It has two very nice...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul S
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Our property is very relaxing and a great get away. Please come back soon! We would love to have you back!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

It is extremely rare the I take the time to write a review BUT what just occurred is worth sharing for potential guests. Having booked through Priceline, I understand a majority of hotels 'put aside' a select number of rooms that might not be equivalent to most rooms throughout the property (hence, the discounted price). Upon entering my room, I...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Mike M
Trenton, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had a fabulous room with our own private balcony overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel staff were very accommodating and friendly. The room and hotel grounds were very nice and well kept. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to St. Petersburg.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Koerpers
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! Please come back and visit soon!j

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

My family and I drove down from Ocean Springs, Mississippi and we needed a place to stay. We walked in and was greeted with nothing but love and friendly smiles. The room was nice and quiet. Great place to stay and they have their own private beach and tennis courts. Very satisfied customer will return and stay again!!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eleanor H
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

First we would like to give you our sympathies on the funeral you attended. We are so happy we helped you get through these difficult times by staying with us here at the Magnuson. Thank you so much for your comments!!

Lakeland
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Really enjoyed staying here with the family. Good restaurant to eat at ..awesome tiki bar... two pools for the kids... and boat slips available to dock your boat at... I will be making this place my new home away from home...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Travis N
springmans, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! We are so happy your family enjoyed themselves! it a great place for families to relax and have a good time! Please come back and visit soon! We would love to have you back!!

724 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (219)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (32)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (48)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (88)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (469)
Viewed
Amenities (71)
Viewed
Beach (11)
Viewed
Double Full Bay View Room (49)
Viewed
Double Full Marina View Room (48)
Viewed
Double Standard Room (51)
Viewed
King Standard Room (51)
Viewed
Large Pool (32)
Viewed
Dining (69)
Viewed
Small Pool (27)
Viewed
The Hotel (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (36)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St. Petersburg
8.7 km away
Hollander Hotel
Hollander Hotel
#4 of 42 in St. Petersburg
1,252 reviews
6.5 km away
Dolphin Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
#21 of 32 in St. Pete Beach
926 reviews
5.9 km away
The Don CeSar
The Don CeSar
#8 of 32 in St. Pete Beach
3,312 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.4 km away
Ponce De Leon Hotel
Ponce De Leon Hotel
#19 of 42 in St. Petersburg
612 reviews
7.5 km away
Postcard Inn on the Beach
Postcard Inn on the Beach
#19 of 32 in St. Pete Beach
363 reviews
2.2 km away
Flamingo Resort
Flamingo Resort
#29 of 42 in St. Petersburg
236 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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
Room types
  • 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 Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (Formerly Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort St Petersburg - Marina Cove)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: €85 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz and Hotels.com so you can book your Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St Petersburg
Holiday Inn Marina Cove
Holiday Inn Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Holiday Inn
Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove St. Petersburg, Florida
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove staff and other travellers.
15 questions
Ask a question
Indianapolis, Indiana
9 months ago
West Virginia
19 days ago
11 months ago

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room on the side that overlooks the beach. You will have your own little table and chairs and a deck.”
 of 5 bubbles chongo49, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Honestly not sure there is a bad room, quiet by 10:00 so all are good choices”
 of 5 bubbles Kaylad2006, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Visit the nearby beaches of Fort Desoto State Park and Siesta Key.”
 of 5 bubbles Dwnptrl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 402victorm, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a small patio, if you want a good view of the water get second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 865susied, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5