Postcard Inn on the Beach ★★★

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$153
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 11, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
81%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Cabana - Pool View - Poolside
  • Occupancy: 2
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  • Occupancy: 2
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  • Occupancy: 4
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  • Occupancy: 4
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  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Send friends "Wish you were here" letters from the Postcard Inn on the Beach. This retro beach motel was built in 1957 and recently reimagined as a hip St. Pete Beach destination for a casual getaway. Look for old-school details like wood paneling, bead curtains and boxy telephones. Two on-site restaurants serve up fantastic burgers and barbecue. Cool details and a relaxed vibe make The Postcard Inn on the Beach a great choice for anyone whose primary purpose is fun.

Dining

With two beachfront dining options at the Postcard Inn on the Beach, guests don't have to wander far to fill their bellies. "Big Lou" is the maestro at Beachwood BBQ & Burger, open every day at 11:30 a.m. The PCI Beach Bar & Snack Shack offers hot breakfast options in the morning and then typical American picnic-on-the-beach fare throughout the day.

Rooms

Each of the 196 surfer chic rooms at the Postcard Inn on the Beach is different, but all feature flat-panel TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and work stations with vintage light fixtures. Choose from classic king or double queens rooms, garden rooms or poolside cabanas. The focal point of each room is a large surf-inspired mural by a local photographer, a vintage photo collage or a collection of quotes by surfers and other philosophers.

Property features

The U-shaped Postcard Inn on the Beach building surrounds a courtyard where a fire pit, volleyball net and cornhole boards are always set up for a party. If that's too much activity, there's always the heated pool, where guests can simply lie on a beach chair under a palm tree or in the Florida sun. Supersoft white sands are just steps away. Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Highlights

  • Beachfront location
  • Retro-cool theme in vintage furnishings and surf-inspired art
  • Two on-site eateries
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Nearby attractions

  • Downtown St. Petersburg (6.8 mi/11 km)
  • Progress Energy Park (7.4 mi/11.8 km)
  • Salvador Dali Museum (7.4 mi/11.8 km)
  • Sunken Gardens (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Raymond James Stadium (22.4 mi/36 km)
  • Busch Gardens (34.9 mi/56.2 km)

Business

  • 2,400-square-foot private room accommodates up to 150 guests
  • Beachwood BBQ & Burger available for private and semi-private events
  • Host a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting or event

Transportation

  • I-275 (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (12.3 mi/19.8 km)

Policies

  • We welcome pets under 25 pounds. A $50 USD fee plus tax, per pet, per stay applies. 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

PCI Bar & Grill
Serving American Cuisine for lunch and dinner
PCI Beach Bar and Snack Shack
The PCI Beach Bar & PCI Snack Shack is the Inn's watering hole on the beach and serves up beers & spirits in a low-key atmosphere along with poolside bites such as burgers, 'dogs, pulled pork & now serving breakfast daily.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Event space includes a private room (2400 sq. Ft.) available for up to 150 guests for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Wildwood BBQ & Burger Restaurant is also available for private & semi-private events.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Game room

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

81% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

good get away relaxing and awesome bed comfortable

Would recommend Sun, Nov 1, 2015
well yes and chris was very helpful with assisting are needs in a sititution very thoughtful and nice guy

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Room needs improvement

Would recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2015
Dresser Drawers were broken and one side could not be used, room 261. Entire room was outdated. Also could hear people in other rooms. The service people however were very friendly and kept a clean room. Likewise the associates at the check in counter were very nice as well.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Family trip!

Would recommend Sat, Aug 22, 2015
Just next to the beach, good pool and tikki bar. Room was so comfy! Ill be back soon!!

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Spring break croud

Would not recommend Tue, Aug 4, 2015
Cute hotel. Love the eclectic vibe...however, so glad didn't have the kids with us. Young crowd, loud all night, smelled pot numerous times, felt like a spring break trip to Panama City. So I didn't sleep well either night. Food was good in the restaurant grounds and lobby well done.

| N/A Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

A good time,

Would recommend Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Hubs & I just back from a fun couple nights @ PCI. I'd already booked when I read the mixed reviews & decided to give it a go. We went w/ the thought that this was an old refurbed motel which was a correct preconception. The decor was fun. And modern hoteliers should take notice of the pass-thru closet w/ 4 shelves to stow your stuff! The dusty pink toilet could stand replacing as could the tile floor. The wall tiles & tub were in good shape. What would give me pause to return is the a/c situation. We were on the bottom floor of the 2 story building & I read on our last night that the a/c is centrally controlled & that you could get a fan on request. It was just not cool enough to our liking. Although we didn't use the pool, it looked fun & had some niceties like towels, sunscreen, aloe, & cups of water. We had fun @ the beach bar w/ live music. We had a lunch & dinner @ the Grille & had fantastic meals both times: grouper sandwich & a Cuban and seared scallops & jerk chicken. We agreed that even if we didn't stay here again, we'd come back to the restaraunt. Overall, we had a good time & glad we gave it a try.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Awesome Trip

Would recommend Tue, Jul 21, 2015
We stayed at PCI over the weekend with some friends (4 total guests). It rained the whole weekend but we had a great time. They have free bicycles to rent that made our trip great!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Postcard Inn

Would recommend Thu, Jun 25, 2015
The hotel lobby was phenomenal but the rooms could use some updating (better lighting, mattress upgrade, etc). I would, however, return to this hotel for the location and friendly staff.

| Airville Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

beach getaway!

Would recommend Fri, May 1, 2015
We had such a great stay at PCI. everyone we met in FL told us PCI was the best place to stay because of the price, location and the tiki bar of course. Rooms were clean, felt safe, parking is included in resort fee and best of all it's on it's all on the beach. Loved our stay.

| Edgewater Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

great location nice rooms and decorator well bed comfortable

Would recommend Sun, Jan 18, 2015
looking for a place close by it worked really well rooms were nice staff was friendly parking was easybed was comfortablegreat location right on the beach can ask for anything more I can I live close by and good dining andand the best beach in the whole state

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Fantastic Staycation

Would recommend Mon, Oct 20, 2014
We went for a Birthday getaway. We only love 45 minutes from the hotel and it was the perfect getaway. Relaxing and a great location. Walking distance to everything, friendly staff, clean rooms and the best part PET FRIENDLY!! Absolutely loved it! Will definitely be coming back.

| Palm Harbor, FL Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$153
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 11, 2016