"Would have loved it 10 years ago."
My experience did not to live up to the expectation I had based on their website's videos and photos. PROS: Staff seemed friendly. Location- Close to the beach and surrounding restaurants and bars, BeachBar - pretty good drinks, Cool lobby. CONS: Room seemed a little dirty and wasn't very bright, Bathroom was outdated and the water went from super cold […] to super hot. Walls where also pretty thin and we heard conversations in surroundings rooms. Ice machine was broken. Overall, for the price and location, it wasn't a bad hotel. If I was back in college on spring break, I would have loved it. But as an adult looking for a clean quiet room on the beach, it wasn't quite the right fit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Late Check in and down grade in room"
I planned this weekend on short notice for 2 rooms as for 3 weeks now my wife's sister has been on life support at a local hospital and she has been there everyday and night none stop so I wanted to get her and her other sister away for a night to just relax and unwind. When we got there only one of our rooms were ready at 4:30pm and they said it would […] be a little while until the other room was ready. They called at 6:30pm to let us know room was ready and they ended up running out of rooms so they put us in a lower rate room and on the outside not in the garden area. They offered a $50 food credit and that was about it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice and clean. I like rooms without carpet. Beds were comfy. It is old but we'll maintained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Felt very safe! Was by myself traveling and felt safe walking in the area day or night. Really enjoyed my stay! Wasn't in my room very much so everything I needed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great amenities, but rooms need updating"
Arrived for a couple days to enjoy the beach during spring break. The pool was nice and we absolutely love the beach bar. The hotel room on the other hand hasn't been updated since it was a travel lodge. The flooring is new and they added some cute decor. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was small and had the type of handle at a public restroom […] and no fan. Our tub and sink would clog up so after my husband took a shower, I had to put my feet in his bath water. Not amusing at all. The rooms are so thin that you can hear everything. When any of your neighbors go to the bathroom and I could hear the people upstairs talking. The location is great though, but I will go next door where it is a little cheaper and is same great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"loud mouth young adults all night long"
The beds where very old, walls very thin, one of the worst places we stayed, not to mencken all day and night young adults walking in and out of the hotel, whom where not staying there, using all sorts of colorful language yelling at one another, this is not what I want to here at 2, 3 or 4 am. Will not every be backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very impressed! Clean Rooms, Friendly Staff, Excellent Food, Very laid Back! I will always book at P.C.I. THANKSGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Way over pricedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a wonderful weekend!"
The service at the postcard Inn was above and beyond!! Just to prove it on our second day we called down to inform our refrigerator was not working the two young gentleman were at our room in less than 5 minutes with a new refrigerator and a microwave as a bonus. This was at 8 am at 10 PM the same two men were outside working and I was impressed with […] the hours these men worked to Keep guest happy! The bathroom in our room 175 was really the only downfall it was so tiny!!! But the service the beach bar and just the all around atmosphere was wonderful and we are planning our next stay at the PCI! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great funky and hip renovated beach hotel"
This is a great funky and hip renovated beach hotel. The property is beautiful, the restaurant is very tasty, and the bar is well-stocked. The staff are polite and efficient. The rooms are nothing to special beyond their decor. The air conditioner is very quiet, which is good and bad. The adjoining doors are a bit thin, i.e. when it's quiet, you might […] hear things that you wouldn't want to hear (conversations, shuffling, etc). I did decide to leave my room to have a more private phone call, since I could hear them, the reverse is likely true as well. I also left the TV on at night for background noise. I didn't spend a lot of time in my room, but I would have wanted a little more privacy when I did. I chose this location because I had several friends who has also liked this hotel, but now I'm going to ask about the rooms more when they recommend something. The rest of their praise was right in-line - I'd certainly go back for the restaurant and property! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a beach hotel"
I liked the Postcard Inn for what it was, a great location on the beach. We spent one night here, for about 189 for the night and one night at the Tradewinds for about 260. Same beach. The Postcard Inn also has a good pool and a nice beach side bar/restaurant. I suspect the Postcard Inn is crazy during spring break. And it is probably maintained and […] fixtures, flooring and wall coverings are probably done the way they are to make it durable with spring breakers. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The place was very cute. We enjoyed the music at the tiki bar. The only problem was if you are going there for a quiet night of sleep it is not the olace for you. There was much outside guest noise we didnt get much sleepGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old but clen"
Old fashioned "motel" with a bed - not much more I can add! - draw your own conclusionsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool little beach hotel w ith good service"
We stayed for the weekend. Had a lot of fun at the beach side bar. Ping pong and corn hole, full bar. Rooms and lobby had a pretty neat surfer decor and comfy beds. Bathroom wasn't really clean (but it wasn't that bad) and the heater quit working on a cool night. No big deal on either however the front desk tried to make it right by buying us lunch […] in the on site restaraunt on the last day. It was much appreciated and a good gesture. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to party without having to go off property and who doesn't mind a few scuffs and scratches. Its a pretty cool place and we will stay there again if we go that way. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyed it and will book again. Very good location. The pool area was very nice and the beach is in beautiful condition. The atmoshere is very friendly and relaxing. The room was very clean.The AC needs to work more consistantly and also the hot/cold water was not consistant in the shower. Staff said more improvements to AC and rooms along poolside […] are being done. With more upgrades this will be a great place and vacation spot and it's really good now. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"had a great time"
had a good time great pool great staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great little get-away!"
postcard is always a good place to stay good food and a good beach bar always funGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have stayed at this hotel at least 5 times,We Love S tPetes Beach & this Hotel is on the Beach,Hotel has being totally refurbished.Cant wait to go back;-).Candise at the Guest Service is ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mini solo vacation"
Had a great time at PCI. I was on my own for most of the weekend but made friends with bartenders, locals, and some other guests. The hotel has a great vibe, really comfortable and open. Definitely going back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
inside room was ok,all amenities,ok,the toilet sounded like a jet engine and woke everyone when it was flushed,the outside of room part of the hotel looked like it was built in the 1920'sGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very embarrassing to book this for my son. He checked out as soon as he possibly could. Subpar everything. Lobby was nice tho.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place with pool and gulf beach Front desk was very accommodating Attached restaurant had great food at very reasonable prices Hotel is throwback to California hotel on beach in the 60s and 70s One staff member described it as groovy, I agreeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Something a little different"
The stay was fine and the hotel is rather interesting in that every room has a full length wall mural that shows surfing, ocean scenery or other water type environments. And you get an autographed surf board in every room - (yes, it's bolted to the wall)! Nice pool, decent beach bar and a full-length greenway (garden/yard) with chairs for two. They […] have the typical Motel-type rooms but also something called Pool Rooms which surround the pool and give the impression they are like little beach shacks complete with a hammock strung between trees right outside the door. I would like to try one sometime. However, like all the St. Pete Beach hotels we've been to, the structures themselves date back many years and while comfortable, the rooms are always rather noisy. Apparently, the room layouts put your neighbors bathroom very near your bedroom! I never realized people will flush their toilets so many times in 5 minutes. It can get annoying. Other than that there's a great beach, nice atmosphere and some very good restaurants within walking distance. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"BRING EAR PLUGS!"
Dumpy little room - super squeaky bed - paper thin walls - loud people at 3 in the morning. This is a great place to stay if you are young and partying period.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love this place."
Stayed here a few times now and I love it. This place is great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was very nice with the surfer look.Drinks are overpriced at the tiki bar.Walls are are paper thin and you can her the guy taking a leak next door or up above.It's mor of a party hotel to me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Still under construction"
Location is great. Surfer theme in new rooms. Great pool, great beach. Cheaper rooms open to the parking lot others to a very nice courtyard. Enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant. Many restaurants in the areaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great fun place to stay"
I will stay here again, staff was very friendly and location on the beach was beautiful, can't wait to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bartender Sarah was awesome : )"
Everything was great with the room, location and personnel. There was a bartender at the inside bar who I came down to visit both days. She was super personable and sweet! She really made my stay well worth it. If you stop in you must see her and leave her a good tip : ) - Steve Wilson - IndianapolisGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The PCI was a great stop. Loved the location. The grounds are beautiful. The walls are thin, so the neighbors seems like they are in the room with you. I would recommend having a wedding there. And the electric outlets are scarce. Over all, I give it a 4Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall the stay was great because I got engaged. But in reality, the cleanliness of the room was poor. I found randoms strands of hair in the bed, and both I and my fiance have bald heads. The surrounding furniture had layers of dust. Considering that we had maid service daily, it just seemed as if they would just spruce the needed areas. Also, the […] older rooms have this indoor/outdoor carpeting that's just filthy. You can't walk around the room barefoot without getting layers of grit on your feet. I will say, that they are in the process of renovating all the rooms. They are very aware of the flooring in the old rooms and are diligently working to make all the necessary changes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location RIGHT on the beach. Has a great surfer vibe to the rooms. Super Comfy and I would absolutely return again and highly recommendGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dated but nice"
The rooms were clean but dated. Could not get access to the internet at all even with the code supplied. Beds were very hard. It was ok for one night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for families"
the hotel is obviously being renovated. The wooden floor was cool, but stupid for a beachfront property - it was always gritty and dirty so you couldn't walk barefoot. The thermostat was only for show and the temperature in our room would vary wildly. The bathroom was very cramped and the water temperature varied wildly as well. The hotel is very kitsch […] and stylish, but not a good family place. This seems more like a couples/ singles / college hangout than a family beach vacation hotel. I liked the style but will stay elsewhere in future Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
The location is great, but for what I paid for the room, it did not live up to my expectations. I could not walk on the floor without shoes because there was sand/dirt all over it, and that was even before we had been to the beach. Although, I saw the cleaning staff, not once did I see or hear a vacuum. The room was decorated nice, but there was missing […] trim, broken lamp shades, and there were bizarre spots on the ceiling in the bathroom. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was awesome. Great time for New Years Eve. Will go back next year.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beware! Not trendy, and Not hip like website!"
If you think you are going to check into a retro chic beach hotel- think again! This hotel is completely misrepresented on the website. It is very worn out and beyond minimal!! We stayed over Christmas and the hotel was enjoying a healthy occupancy for the holiday. Unfortunately, no on planned to staff for this- impossible to get a cup for coffee- no […] wait staff for breakfast or lunch- and its a mediocre experience across the board for the food and beverage product once you are lucky enough to get it. But the worst is that there is no temperature control in the guest rooms. Florida is a warm weather climate and has high humidity. The 1950's concrete block construction holds this moisture in like a sauna. If you need to adjust the temperature in your room - you will not be able to - the hotel operates on a master system per wing and we were summarily given a poorly operating fan and told that other guests complained so they would not turn down the temperature. We were on the top (second ) floor- and heat rises from the bottom and from the roof. Needless to say, others at the front desk were also complaining to be met with the same result. You can get warmer people but you can Make Cold. Given the humidity the guest room feels swampy and the sheets moist- its a horrendous experience!!!! Apparently based on the staff response- one they are quite used to addressing. Unless you are cold blooded - do not stay here. This is not suitable for the human condition! Stay at your own risk Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I have mixed feelings about my stay. The food and service was great, most employees were nice. But, it was noisier than expected, ie. Could hear bathrooms from other rooms, people and music from outside and in garden. I was told that the side my room was on would be remodeled with soundproofing. If that happens, I would stay again. One suggestion, post […] activities somewhere in the lobby. (Weddings in garden - know when garden will be "closed"; bands playing - list time and place) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beachfront hotel with character and staff to match"
I loved it here. It was such a neat place. Very cool and laid back atmosphere. The employees were all so nice and went out of their way above and beyond for us. I brought my dog and they treated her like one of their own pets. Very dog friendly. I did not care much for the food and I did not like that the hotel was on central air. I could not adjust […] my own thermostat and I froze the whole time. I would still say that the hotel was great. I am not sure I would return because of the heating and air situation and also because I could not take my dog on the beach right there where the hotel was. There is a beach for dogs about twenty minutes away. I would recommend this hotel highly. My only real complaint was the air conditioning but I will also say that I get very cold easily so this may not be a problem for most other people.The housekeeper was so wonderful and accommodating. She would bring us clean towels and whatever we asked for and asked when she could come clean the room when the dog was out. The beach it literally steps away from the hotel and the sand is beautiful. It is so much nicer than the pictures on the internet. I was very happily surprised at how much better even it looked in person. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Reserved 2 queen bed with a garden view and we were not disappointed. Bathroom has been renovated, thank goodness, because from a previous stay we noticed they really needed to be. Great pool area, fun bar and good food. Gorgeous sunsets!Genuine Expedia guest review
They are renovating this hotel and it is just not ready. The rooms are very dirty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty Cool Surf-Retro"
The main lobby had a very cool surf-retro vibe with a modern twist. Definitely stands out in mind when I compare it to most other hotels with standard lobbies. Check-in was quick and easy. The only downside were the big dumpsters and giant storage containers located in the parking lot around our room on the south side of the hotel. I'm guessing since […] we stayed in mid December, they must have been doing some renovating or refreshing during the off season. There was no smell or anything like that, so no big deal. The room was pretty spacious, had high ceilings and cool retro pictures of Hawaii and California on the walls. We were there for a wedding in the hotel's courtyard. It was awesome. Very cool, old-school hotel layout. The pool-side rooms each had their own patio with hammock. And of course the bar on the beachside was a welcome site. Overall, had a great time and would definitely return again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it!!!! Fabulous place to stay. Right on the beach . great Time. Wonderful rooms!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Better hotels in the area for the money...."
It wasn't one of my better stays. They are in the process of remodeling some of the rooms. The main lights in the room weren't working, brown water was coming out of the tub for about 10 mins, the water tempature went from freezing cold to extremely hot... Room smelled very musty... I probably wouldn't go back.... there are other hotels in the area […] in better condition for the same money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Location and Comfortable Atmosphere"
This property is on the trend line with the rehabilitation of other mid century lodgings for people who want something with more personality and style than the big hotels provide. The beach is fabulous, the people are friendly and helpful, the on-site restaurant is comfortable and provides good food. The general ambience is friendly and comfortable. […] The only way this property could be improved would be by upgrading the bathrooms. They are a bit tired, and really a bathroom fan is a wonderful amenity. Highly recommended, especially for couples. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Animal friendly which is a huge plusGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, but definitely need an inner room"
The hotel was nice but very overpriced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good place to stay on the beach. Frequent weddings and events in the main courtyard. Relaxed Beach Bar and great sunsets. Room was clean. Maintenance in the room / throughout the hotel typical of beachfront hotels (a challenge -- especially at an older property such as PCI). I would definitely recommend staying here as an affordable beachfront opti […] on. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Second stay, checked out early"
50's era motel in every sense of the word. This motel seems to attract a young, noisy, party crowd. First time I stayed here I couldn't get into my room. I informed the front desk staff and they told me to "jiggle the handle". When that didn't work I asked one of the staff to assist and they walked to my room with me and, after three tries, opened my […] door. I asked if it was normal to have so much difficulty getting in my room and they said "Yes". The next day, having been frustrated with continually not being able to get into the room I was paying for, I went to the front desk to complain again and threatened to check out. Only then did they send a maintenance person out to fix the door. The maintenance person said it was a common issue and that the front desk should have notified him the first time. The motel has a cute courtyard that caters to weddings and parties and a beach bar. The pool closes at 10pm but the noise from the partiers goes on and on. Second stay was off season so I expected a different crowd. I was right. A whole gang of street racers showed up and packed the parking lot and driveways with cute little modified hondas and VWs. I had to go to the front desk and ask that they have some illegally parked cars removed so I could get out. Again the noise from the room parties was excessive and I checked out a day early. When I checked out the front desk staff refused to give me a printed copy of my receipt. Enjoy your stay Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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