This is a great location for downtown st Pete night life and daytime activities. The rooms are small and it is an older place, but for the money and location it isn't bad. The beds were extremely comfortable! I had issues with the dim lighting of the room (hard to apply makeup).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Ponce De Leon Hotel Thank you for rating our hotel and commenting on your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that your experience was not perfect. Your evaluation help us make the necessary improvements. We do hope to see you again. Thanks.
We walked around the neighborhood and looked at three older hotels in around the same price range, and Ponce De Leon was by far the nicest. The location could not have been better for us, beautiful parks and the bay right outside the door. A really great restaurant just downstairs, loved the red sangria! Museums just a short walk away. I would definitely […] stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Ponce De Leon Hotel Yes we are by far the Nicest at the Price range we offer our Guests. Thank you dearly for this review and i would like to extend an invitation to have you stay with us again . Here is 10% off your next stay with us. Mention Promo Code : HAPPY CUSTOMER Expires November 10th 2014
"OK hotel in great location"
The price is right, especially with free room WiFi, although I would check out Hampton Inn which is also a good price but includes a pool and breakfast. The front desk staff was uneven - some were friendly and polite but one in particular wouldn't even look up and nod. The room housekeeper was lovely. The bathroom looked recently done and had a very […] nice shower. No amenities such as a box of tissues, the usual binder of places to see, eat, how to use the facilities (important for foreign guests). The TV was terrible and the ice machine and water dispenser didn't work. The AC made the room cool, but didn't take out the dampness. However, the location, price and WiFi make the hotel a good choice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Ponce De Leon Hotel Thank you for your feedback! We truly value and appreciate the feedback provided by our guests, and we are most happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your evaluation is the best way for us to understand our guests needs and allows us to make improvements. Again, thank you for taking the time to make the comment and we hope to have you as our guest again soon.
"good location, old hotel"
The location was good but I was disapointed the moment I entered the hotel, especially the moment I entered the "De Lux Room" I booked.... I can not imagine the regular room... The hotel is old....it should be updated... The location though was very convenient, steps from restaurants and coffee places.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Did not stay the night. Our room was dirty and we requested another room and they said they were sold out. We packed up our stuff and changed hotels. I asked for a refund and was told "no". Please be aware and book someplace else.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good and bad"
The hotel location was great. Parked car and walked. Howver, the power was not working on one entire wall in room. It so happened to be the wall with the frig. The freezer was frosted up. Without power overnight that meant water was everwhere. We told the front desk, left in am and when we returned later - it was still being worked on. The other issue […] was the toilet was acting up. I guess I would give Ponce De Leon another chance. As things do happen, the staff was attentive to the problem. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Steps away from Jannus Landing"
Great customer service, fantastic location, clean room. A block away from Jannus Landing and located above Ceviche' tapas restaurant. Very pleased with the location and staff. Unfortunately, the linens were lacking and the bad left something to be desired. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Accommodating staff. Spartan room -- no drawers, few hangars.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Is Dump one word or two?"
Wow-what a major disappointment! Talk about a hotel that didn't live up to the billing from the website! The water pressure in the shower was a joke (I think the sink had stronger water flow) and it was a miracle every time the toilet flushed properly! Also, the air conditioner really didn't work (the temperature stayed the same no matter how low I […] set the AC, even when I set it all the way down to 54 degrees! The neighborhood itself is a mixture of offices and bars/trendy restaurants, but I wouldn't recommend walking more than a couple of blocks from your hotel for your own safety-I went for what was going to be a 3 mile workout walk and came across a park that doubled as tent-town for the homeless (they were in their own little world and fine, didn't do more than pan-handle) but a few blocks later it looked like I had walked into the bad part of town. I didn't pay a lot for this hotel room and I got what I paid for-not much in return. I would never come back here! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice Hotel, in the center of the action"
Only blocks away from the main night time spot in St Pete, this is a very charming place. On the ground floor is a great restaurant "Cevice" which also features a Tango Club below. The rooms are not huge and the setup is somewhat unusual, but I would stay there again...Genuine Expedia guest review
Upon arriving at the hotel and paying 5$ to park for the night, we learned we had been upgraded and had to leave hotel for the inn 5 blocks away. No option, Hotel overbooked if I wanted a room I had to do this. The inn was just OK, basic room, Luke warm shower, no lighting in bathroom. I reserved the hotel for its location and amenities. Never got to […] experience it. And this was for our anniversary weekend. Book here and you will not know where you may end up. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location in St. Pete!"
The Hilton was full so I stayed at the Ponce De Leon for a conference. The staff was very friendly and informal! They helped me with the online app for paying for the parking meters. There is no free nearby parking on weekdays, so be careful of parking tickets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Horrible and Disgusting!"
If I could give this place less than one I would! I didn't even stay there it was that bad! Please stay someplace else! Trust me on this...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wouldn't stay here again"
Floors in our room were sandy and have not been clean. Was charges 12 dollars for beverages I did not drink. Only drank 1 and it should have been a two dollar charge. Only positive thing to say about this place is that it is centrally located downtownGenuine Expedia guest review
Clean and easy access to downtown area. Nice view of Marina.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location perfect for nightlife and Tropicana"
This is our 3rd stay and will go back. Building is old and quaint, rooms are remodeled, clean! Free shuttle to Tropicana field. Some free parking after 6pm, garages $12 day one block to marina, restaraunts and nightlife also in bldg.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ponce De Leon"
good location to the area. near the water and downtown.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cute hotel, nice experience"
Room was cramped and we had to move furniture to get to outlets. Otherwise Hotel was beautiful. Murphy bed was very uncomfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"First of all they have NO parking lot."
First of all they have NO parking lot. What hotel does not have their own parking lot? Second I called and spoke with the checkin person to find out where I was supposed to park and she gave me the most confusing directions. I ended up in a dirt lot and paying $10 to find out that it did not allow overnight parking. I checked in and asked if it was […] going to be ok if I left my car there and she told me no that it was unsafe to do so. She told me to park in the parking garage a block away. I did this but then as I am walking by myself in a dark parking garage at 10pm that this might not be safe either! I went to the room. It looked like a college dorm room and the bathroom smelled like pee. Nothing like what was described. People partying and being loud all through the night. In the morning I had to lug all my luggage and pillow down a block to get my car:( So no I will not stay there again and no I would not recommend it for a business person from out of town for a meeting. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Ponce De Leon Hotel Hi Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel and comment on your experience. We are sorry that your stay in St. Petersburg was disappointing. It is too bad that you didn't get a chance to enjoy the vibrant night life that Downtown St. Petersburg has to offer. I hope next time you visit our city you get advise on where to go: great restaurants offering multi ethnic food , night clubs, live music, theater, professional sports, art, museums (Including world renowned Chiluly and Salvador Dali) and many other activities.
"Great atmoshere, location and overall experience!"
I loved the location, right on the main street with the Bistro below. We enjoyed dinner on the sidewalk right at the hotel. Lots of action, friendly people and superb service. The front desk held my bags, our extra deserts from dinner and found us a less expensive cab service to the airport. Cozy room, beautiful view and comfortable beds too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Not so comfy bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very close to many places to go out and have food or drinks. It was a comfortable atmosphere and very accessible to many different things:)Genuine Expedia guest review
Great. Very artsy and comfy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location! Was within walking distance of the State Theatre where I attended a concert the night of my stay. The hotel is really neat, the room was decorated very nicely. My room was a corner room on the 6th floor and was quite bigger than I was expecting. Only negative comments are that the bed was pretty uncomfortable, the mattress seemed old […] but it was ok for just one night. Also, with so many windows in the room, the sun was very bright at 7 am because the blinds aren't great. Parking is kind of annoying. We were told we could either park in a garage which charges up to $12 a night or pay a meter until 6pm and parking would be free until 9am. It was 5 pm when we checked in so we chose the latter. Waking up to pay the meter for a couple hours wasn't ideal either but $3 for parking all night was cheaper than $12 in a garage. Other than those couple things, I really enjoyed my stay. It was a nice change from the same old chain hotels! I would stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for a night or 2"
The location is great! Within walking distance of downtown St. Pete. We were only in town for 1 night b/c the Yankees were in town, but this did the trick. i'm 6'1 260lbs and was not very comfortable in the small bed. The sink is outside of the tiny bathroom and the tv on the wall is small also. But it was clean, and i felt safe, and it was not noi […] sy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was wonderful! We stayed here to attend a Ray's game and it was sooo convenient. This is an older building that maintains it's charm and style today. The location was perfect, right on Central Ave where there are loads of restaurants, bars, shops and unique boutiques, as well as a trolley system that takes you straight to the Trop for only […] 50 cents per person! There was a Saturday morning outdoor market on the next block that had many vendors and live music. There is a nightclub below the hotel and there was some live music playing, but I feel it added to the atmosphere and had no trouble sleeping.The room was very clean and had everything we needed, including a refrigerator and coffee maker. The bed was a little more firm than I like, but not miserable at all. The staff was great and greeted us warmly. Would definitely stay again:) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ponce de Leon"
Staff could have been friendlier upon checking in. More information could have been available in the room about the historic aspect of the hotel. There is no parking at the hotel, meters and a garage are available. No ESPN on the TV. Speed on the elevator is pretty slow. Close to all the downtown spots.Genuine Expedia guest review
"At the center of it all"
Located in the center of downtown St. Petersburg....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our wedding night hotel and the staff was very attentive and always had a smile. We enjoyed our stay and our room was very clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a nice little hotel room. We were on a mini vacation so we obviously didn't spend too much time in the room but neither was it dirty or not taken care of when we returned. It's in the center of a bunch of night life so we didn't have to drive anywhere which is good if you're drinking (No DUI).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good position close to all amenities"
Old lumpy mattresses and old tired bathroom, shower head hanging out of wall.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location is PERFECT. Bathrooms are tiny."
Great place if you don't need a lot of room to get ready. Bathrooms are near original-condition, not updated. Bed was comfortable and A/C worked fine. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
After booking online, I was pleased with the decent condition and friendly staff when I got there. It was located in an excellent corner right off a park, which is adjacent to ghe marina, boardwalk, and tons of eating and shoppkng. However, the downfall to my stay was when I woke up the next morning to find that the sheet didn't fit well enough on […] the bed to stay on while I slept, only to find that the matress cover below was nasty, pretty much grossing me and my wife out, killing any possible morning mood. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An unbeatable location"
My stay lasted from 4/1 to 4/6. From what I could see of the hotel, it was always clean and housekeeping was quite busy in the morning. I have no complaints about my bed, bathroom or the hotel itself aside from the air handler in my room. At one point there must have been a water leak in the window since there was staining on the roller blind and water […] damage on the wood itself of the window sill. When we would come back from a day out, the room would smell very musty. Once the air conditioner was turned up, the smell would dissipate. Unfortunately the air conditioning became so loud it would wake us throughout the night. It wasn't enough to ruin the trip, but it was a minor occurrence that was annoying. When we checked out I gave the receptionist and who I believe was an owner, my feedback. I wasn't upset or angry, just gave them feedback from someone with an entire family in construction. They were both very happy for the feedback and I swear my overall charge was a little less than originally quoted :) I will stay at this hotel any time I visit St Petersburg. One more thing, having to pay for parking across the street was annoying. We were often hit with Special Event fees despite only staying at the hotel and not attending them. A minor problem. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Conviently located downtown."
We stayed for 2 nights and saw a MLB game. The Grand Prix had been held the weekend before & the area was still blocked off to traffic. Also it was very noisy with the ongoing removal of all the barriers. Good place to watch it from tho.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The room needs cleaning"
the AC did not work that well me and I had to repeatedly ask for more washcloths and towels.I stayed out late one night and was locked out of the hotel have to stay outside for over 30 minutes before anyone realized I was thereGenuine Expedia guest review
"I felt like I was at home"
The staff was friendly at all times. I loved the old feel and the feel of the rooms. The location was perfect everythimg was a short walk away. We will definatly come bavk to stay at the Ponce de leon hotel again. Thank you for everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"wasnt to clean"
had them basicaly push us out the door at 11am at check out time like we over stayed our welcome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One night only"
We stayed on the second floor above the restaurant, the loud band playing music until one in the morning, we could not sleepGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Cute lil hotel, parking not a huge issue, great location for bar hopping, shower was small and elevator was ridiculously slow. Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location near pier, museums & restaurants!"
Location's a plus but the rooms are tiny, dingy furniture/decor and lap top sized TV with limited reception.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great price for location"
Start with the good. Killer location. Right across from the marina and on Central, which is full of restaurants and bars. So great location. And given the location, I got a great rate on the room. No the other... Very basic hotel. Totally basic room (bed and desk chair) and tiny bathroom. No amenities to speak of and the staff was utterly unmotivated […] to create a positive experience. When I showed up at 4PM to check in I was sent up to my room and the room was a mess - had not been made up. The next night when I came back at 10PM I found the cleaning crew had lleft my door unlatched (open) all day. Glad nothing was stolen.... No one ever asked me how things were or if I needed anything and were consistently unable to be of help when I did actually need something (EG: out of water in the room - cleaning crew never re-stocked and desk crew said they did not have any water - irritating when thirsty at 11PM). No "hi" when you walked in, etc. Just not very friendly. Feels like a motel - a room to stay in and thats about it. Terrible TV, no movies, etc. So if you are out of the room all the time doing something fun and just come back to sleep, its a great price for the location. But if you want a hotel that is comfortable and relaxing to be in and plan to spend any time in your room, go somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The beds need to be replaced. They squeaked and were very old and uncomfortable. The floors were dirty to walk barefoot. Sheets were old and nasty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Slightly dumpy hotel AMAZING AREA"
The Hotel is located is a beautiful area of St Petersburg, the staff was very friendly and helpful .... The Hotel itself is almost charming but lacks...The mattress was comfortable but bedding was polyester and very thin. I had to go to bed bath beyond and buy a mattress cover which I put over the bedding. The room lacked an alarm clock or any clock. […] The dingy room phone looked circa 1980's and was broken... Didn't the maid notice that the phone was broken apart when she cleaned it? There was a BIG hair ball on the side of the toilet , I noticed when I was sitting in the bath tubs...not a relaxing bath . BUT OVERALL THE AREA IS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT MY STAY WAS ACCEPTABLE. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I stayed here"
Nice location. Decent looking hotel. Staff was helpful. I like the charm of older hotels. I don't like when hotels are called "boutique" with inflated prices and all they are is old with fresh paint.Genuine Expedia guest review
"location location location"
walking distance to everywhere, but room had no full length mirror, no shelf in shower (put toiletries on floor) and poor lighting. My reservation was for room with kitchenette and shower/tub combo, but that's not what I got. Also, Hotels.com listed property as breakfast included, but there is no dining room to even have a breakfast. Luckily, good breakfast […] place was close by, but we didn't budget for them - not happy w/misinformation from hotels.com. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Depends a lot on what you need from your stay"
My feelings about this place are mixed. Overall it is a cheap stay for its location, and I loved the funky decor. If you want to be within walking distance of a lot of the fun stuff in downtown St. Petersburg, this hotel has an ideal location. If you do not have a car that's also a plus as you will be parking in a city ramp (still cheap compared to […] some hotels' parking fees) or on the street. However, the details of my room were not as advertised; we were given a full bed when the reservation said we would have a queen, and the room did not have a kitchenette. (We only stayed one night and so did not care enough to complain about either.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nothing like pictures"
The hotel seemed very dirty. The hallways were unclean and random stuff everywhere. The rooms were small, had a musty smell and did not seem clean at all. The bathroom was very small. It was nothing like the pictures and I would not suggest staying here to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It would have been nice to know that parts of the hotel were under renovation. While that part didn't affect our stay do much, having to walk through scaffolding to get to the front door wasn't enjoyable, and there was no clear signage for the entrance. Nor was there any convenient parking, closest was a block across the street, and no convenient way […] to drop my pregnant sister off near the entrance before hand due to the construction. The rooms are quaint, but nothing better than what you'd get a few miles down the road at a Best Western for half the price. Overall it's not worth the cost for convenience or quality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not like shown on website"
The front desk personnel on checking in were very hospitable and friendly. We were dissatisfied with the inconvenience of the parking and the additional fees attached to it. The website pictures of the hotel were very appealing but were a far cry from the actual sight of the hotel. The road was blocked off for a race and there was construction all around, […] so it made accessibility very inconvenient. Trying to get our luggage and personal items from the parking garage to the hotel was a chore. The view was of the top of the next building; not very attractive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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