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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrible recent experience. Rooms and bathroom are small and beds are awful. Old and rundown not old and charming. Elevator did not work and friends were on sixth floor. No compensation offered for poor conditions. We will never stay there again.

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Bradenton, Florida
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...

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a nice visit here at this old hotel during Blues Fest 2017. Close proximity to the venue and Civeches downstairs was a treat. The hotel is an old hotel, not a cookie cutter, our room was decorated cool and our view from the 4th floor was awesome, overlooking the bay/harbor. The bed was a bit lumpy, but it was...

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Malabar, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a old hotel but updated nicely. It is located by the beautiful harbor, lots of shopping, and a fabulous farmers market. I had never been to Downtown St Petersburg before and this was a nice treat.

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Saratoga Springs, ny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the manager to be very helpful with our various concerns, such as parking for two cars, things to check out in the neighborhood, etc. The location was great. Walking distance to shopping, the harbor, museums, restaurants, etc. There is a nice restaurant right in the building and a bar, Che, with live music in the basement. Thursday night...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ponce de Leon Hotel is a cute boutique hotel in a great central location in St. Petersburg. We used it when we went to a Tampa Bay Rays game. It is within walking distance of Tropicana field and along the way you will come across many sports bars and restaurants. The hotel is clean and cute. The rooms are not...

Thank Summerfun615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are handicapped avoid this place like the plague, My wife and I booked a room at The Ponce De Leon a few days before our trip to St Petersburg because it looked like a neat place to stay, We were in St Petersburg to go to the Dali museum and wanted to spend the night. We dont live...

1Thank Tom H
Solingen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful tiny hotel is located in Downtown St. Petersburg only a few steps away from the Yachtport. It's been a pleasure for uns to stay there. In you stay there you had to visit the Tapas Restaurant which is in the same building.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an older hotel,very clean but super small rooms. Bathroom was tiny with toilet across from the shower and the sink outside the room. It was clean and fine for the one night. Great location across the street from the Farmers Market and close to water.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (my husband, our 26 year old son, and I) spent the night in St. Petersburg last week when visiting from west coast Canada. The staff was very friendly, and the hotel was, as described, a boutique hotel. It has a great location, but if you are used to newer places, this might not suit you. Older hotels are noisier...

Thank mesachie

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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: €106 - €142 (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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Ponce De Leon Hotel St. Petersburg, Florida
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#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Stay anywhere else.”
gesivad, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room on East side, away from the construction.”
georgekJ9928RK, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our street view room did not escape the street traffic noise. Not sure how the side or back rooms might be.”
230bmc, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
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