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What travelers to St Petersburg are saying

We went at the end of October, I guess this is off season, there wasn't much to do, everything was closed or closed early, too early for us anyway. Surprisingly not much in the way of appealing food. We found a local sports bar (Ricky T's bar and grille) with some really great Cubans and a pizza joint (Bones pizza shack) with some ok pizza, but being a pizza snob from Chicago, my standards are pretty high anyway. You really must eat at Spinners, the rooftop revolving dinner, because you'll never experience anything else like that. There's a couple cute souvenir/beach shops right across (Beach Mart) the street with friendly staff. But really, room service at the grand plaza and spinners are great. Besides, you're right on the ocean, at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you don't need much else.
Krystle S. Apr 8, 2015
The hotel at St. Pete's Beach provided us with excellent ocean views as well as easy walk up access to the beach. The hotel had numerous amenities and restaurants available. The surrounding town had everything that you could ask for. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The two bedroom suite was spacious and the two bathrooms were great. The hotel is updated and very clean. Only complaint is the slow elevators.
Alexandra G. Jun 19, 2015
I was there for a wedding celebration for my beautiful niece. We didn't have much time for recreational activities except for going to the bar one night. All the people we met were quite friendly and a pleasure to shoot the breeze with. From afar the beaches looked well maintained the nxt time I would love to try snorkeling on the gulf something I have never done.
Mack Apr 21, 2015

360 days of sun in St. Petersburg, Florida

Around 250,000 people live in the area commonly referred to as St. Pete, known to some as the Sunshine City. St. Petersburg is located on the peninsula that separates the Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. This region is one of the most frequented destinations for the 2.8 million people living in the Tampa Bay area of Pinellas County. Travelers can access St. Pete from the mainland due north, or by crossing the series of bridges spanning the shore from the east or south. People are drawn to St. Petersburg for the beautiful beaches, pro sports and flavorful food.

Things to see in St. Petersburg

Museums and art culture in St. Petersburg

One of the most popular stops for visitors to St. Pete is the Dali Museum, which proudly displays the world's largest collection of the famous surrealist's artwork. For travelers who prefer art of the more straightforward variety, the Museum of Fine Arts is nearby. Its collection spans artwork created through the ancient and modern eras.

More than 20 art galleries located downtown open their doors each month for a public gallery hop. Some shops even allow patrons to participate in creating brand-new art on the spot. The Great Explorations Children's Museum is a good bet for families with kids who tend to be more hands-on, since young ones are encouraged to touch, explore, move and interact with the exhibits here.

St. Pete also has professional opera, available at the Palladium Theater located downtown.

Other St. Petersburg activities

Other options for your to-do list include the Mazzaro Italian Market, the Mahaffey Theater, the Kenwood History District, Sunken Gardens and the St. Petersburg Pier. Sunken Gardens is open every day and covers four acres that feature a butterfly garden, more than 50,000 tropical plants (some estimated to be a century old), an orchid arbor and exotic birds. This botanical attraction is a sanctuary near the heart of St. Pete.

Take a walk downtown to check out the Mediterranean-inspired buildings and historic architecture. If your exploration of the old part of the city piques your inspiration, hundreds of antique shops are located nearby on Central Avenue. Beachfront restaurants with umbrella-shaded tables are the norm on Beach Drive. The nightlife downtown and at St. Pete Beach is diverse enough to accommodate all age groups and interests. While some prefer to dance at the Coliseum, others slink over to the jazz clubs on Central, or visit the sports bars by Tropicana Field.

St. Petersburg travel information

Most guests looking for St. Petersburg hotels prefer to stay as close to the beautiful shoreline as possible. You won't have a problem finding hotels located off the Gulf of Mexico's coast or in downtown St. Pete. Most of the attractions, dining and shopping options are located around the downtown hotels or near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).

Even though Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete all seem to be in close proximity, it may take 40 minutes or more to travel between the cities in light to moderate traffic. St. Pete is accessible from Interstate 275, which splits into 375 and 175, allowing commuters to travel to either the northern or southern sections of downtown. Travelers coming from the south may access St. Pete through Bradenton by crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which stretches across the water for what seems like miles.

Best time to visit St. Petersburg

Many travelers prefer visiting the St. Pete-Clearwater area during the summer months due to the increase in outdoor concerts, local festivals, fireworks and Tampa Bay Rays baseball games. The parades and dancing at the Gulfport GeckoFest during Labor Day weekend also attract visitors from afar. The busy season in St. Pete usually lasts from January to May.

If you prefer bargain rates on travel accommodations, head to the area during June, September or October. The average annual temperature is 73 degrees, and there are usually more than 360 days of sunshine recorded each year.

Ultimately, there is no bad time to visit St. Pete, since special events crowd the calendar year-round, and the weather itself guarantees a good time. Who can resist a place that practically promises an endless summer?

Recently Rated St Petersburg Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center
3.9 / 5
363 reviews
3 stars $119
Dolphin Beach Resort
3.5 / 5
184 reviews
3 stars $101
Days Inn St. Petersburg North
2.9 / 5
48 reviews
2 stars $58
Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel
3.6 / 5
225 reviews
3 stars $97
Comfort Inn North
3.5 / 5
34 reviews
2 stars $88
Alden Suites
3.9 / 5
146 reviews
3 stars $113
Comfort Inn & Suites Northeast - Gateway
4.1 / 5
15 reviews
2 stars $97
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
4.0 / 5
304 reviews
4 stars $195
Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort
4.0 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $104
Ponce De Leon Hotel
3.5 / 5
53 reviews
3 stars $105

Featured St Petersburg Hotels

From $113

1 Alden Suites

3 stars
3.9 / 5 146 reviews

5900 Gulf Boulevard


The Alden Beach Resort is the Right Place on St. Pete Beach! Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on five lush acres this beachfront resort offers a perfect combination of comfort, value and...

Couple's Vacation
Location is great in St. Pete's. Beach access is perfect. Suite was very comfortable and had everything needed however, we did initially have issues with the original suite assigned, as it had very...
Aug 27, 2015
From $104

2 Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 79 reviews

4506 Gulf Blvd

Complimentary Happy Hour and NO RESORT FEES

Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort is a Key West style resort on the tropical island of St Pete Beach. St Pete Beach is famous for its sugar white beaches and the Plaza Beach Resort is situated...

Family trip
V. Nice hotel, need better wifi & better room service
Aug 9, 2015
From $195

3 TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

4 stars
4.0 / 5 304 reviews

5500 Gulf Blvd.

20% off your stay

This tropical beachfront resort is a playground for both kids and kids-at-heart. The Island Grand is surrounded by meandering canals and miniature golf greens. The grounds have so much built-in...

Keep Coming Back!
My wife and I got married at the TradeWinds Island Grand seven years ago, and we've now been back three times since. Great hotel for couples or families. And the staff is the best, especially the...
Aug 10, 2015
From $118

4 Sirata Beach Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 250 reviews

5300 Gulf Blvd.

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Located on 13 acres of sugary sand on St. Pete Beach, the Sirata Beach Resort combines warm Gulf breezes with famous West Coast sunsets. Guests can stroll along the sandy beaches, swim in the pools...

Memorial Day Weekend Somewhat Dissapponting
Stayed here because we were attending a wedding. Property is old and in need of remodeling. The carpet in our room had a smell. Rooms have window AC units which is OK but ours was not blowing air....
Jun 4, 2015
From $174

5 Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort

4 stars
3.9 / 5 186 reviews

6000 Gulf Blvd.

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Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort is nestled on the pristine shores of St. Pete Beach, where vacationing couples and holidaymakers can view the 33,500-gallon aquarium at RumFish Grill....

My boyfriend and I recently went on vacation to St. Pete Beach. We stayed at Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort and it did meet my expectations. The staff was very friendly and helpful....
Jul 21, 2015
From $101

6 Dolphin Beach Resort

3 stars
3.5 / 5 184 reviews

4900 Gulf Boulevard

No Resort Fees - Free Guest Parking - Free Wi-Fi

Experience Florida's natural beauty and sparkling waters of the Gulf Coast from this beachfront hotel. The Dolphin Beach Resort is located directly on the sands of St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of...

St. Pete trip
The Dolphin hotel is one of the best bargains on the beach.
Aug 28, 2015
From $88

7 Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

4237 Gulf Blvd

Complimentary Happy Hour and NO RESORT FEES

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay, which boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1500...

Visiting Family in St. Pete
Room very comfortable. Got an upgrade to a one bedroom at check-in. Full kitchen and living room. They should have breakfast, even if is extra. Service excellent. Great stay.
Jul 16, 2015
From $119

8 Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 363 reviews

5250 Gulf Boulevard


The Grand Plaza Beach resort is the tallest and closest hotel to the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach. Leisure or corporate travelers will find a sanctuary of more than five acres of lush...

Romantic Getaway
Fantastic week away. From the moment we arrived on premises every single staff member was accommodating. Great location. Bongos is a lot of fun and the food and drinks are great. Looking for a dive...
Aug 24, 2015
From $93

9 Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

3 stars
3.3 / 5 53 reviews

6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane

Stay and play at the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove! With an average of 360 days of sunshine a year, two pools and a private beach, this full service 18 acre tropical resort is located directly on...

couples stay
the hotel was basically in the middle of nowhere off of a highway. The grounds were pretty nice however it smelled horrible!! I suppose it was the bay but it smelled like sewage constantly and that...
Aug 25, 2015
From $60

10 La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay St Petersburg

3 stars
3.2 / 5 133 reviews

4999 34th St North

The La Quinta Inn St. Petersburg hotel is close to all popular attractions: Beautiful Gulf Beaches, Tropicana Field- Home of the Tampa Bay Rays, BayWalk Center and the St. Pete Pier, Mahaffey...

Just OK stay
The majority of rooms appear to be in a nice courtyard. However, we unfortunatly given one on the less-attractive parking lot side/ Staff polite/ Overall - OK, but likely better options.
Jul 20, 2015
From $104

11 Hampton Inn St. Petersburg

3 stars
3.7 / 5 27 reviews

1200 34th Street, North

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

a place to soak up the sun...welcome to the Hampton Inn St. Petersburg.Exquisite culture and majestic nature intertwine with big-city thrills in St. Petersburg, a coastal metropolis that once made...

A very comfortable experience
I needed a room for a night. I was in town to visit a friend and check out the area. The room was very clean. The hotel was right where i needed to be. And the staff was very helpful when i needed...
Aug 28, 2015
From $127


4 stars
3.8 / 5 43 reviews

234 Third Ave North

Save up to 25% off

In an historic building just blocks from the bay, the Hotel Indigo® Saint Petersburg hotel is an inspiring home base from which to explore top art museums, restaurants and attractions, with...

Weekend Trip
The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The room (beds) were not as clean as we hoped. The room was very small, for the price we were hoping for a larger room. The pool area was dated...
Jun 16, 2015
From $92

13 Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 37 reviews

4321 Gulf Blvd.

Save 35% - Stay 4 Nights or More

Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort is a European style boutique waterfront resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Enjoy morning sunrises over the sparkling open water and breathtaking...

Confortable and great location
The room was very clean, spacious, and comfortable. It was a great location, right across the street from private beach. We also had a nice balcony where we could relax and overlook the bay.
Jul 29, 2015
From $198

14 Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

4 stars
4.5 / 5 48 reviews

501 5th Avenue NE

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is the only luxury hotel on the west coast of Florida that combines a private marina, 18-hole golf course and 12-court tennis complex. Boasting an ideal...

Vinoy in August
Civilized. Historic property ideally located at north end of downtown St. Pete. Expansive Bay views from room. Sipped drinks on veranda in rocking chairs gazing through palms to bay. Had dinner in...
Aug 18, 2014
From $164

15 Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

3 stars
3.6 / 5 39 reviews

333 1st St S

Park, Stay & Go

Enjoy your stay in the heart of the waterfront district of downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida. The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel is perfectly located for easy access to the Dali Museum, the...

business trip
My conference was in this hotel, so it was good for convenience. The staff was ok regarding any assistance. The room service was not very edible. If I had to return for a conference at this same...
Apr 22, 2015
From $97

16 Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 225 reviews

6200 Gulf Boulevard

Free Room Upgrade & No Resort Fees

The Beachcomber Beach Resort and Hotel, located directly on St. Pete Beach, provides a resort style atmosphere on 5.5 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens and private sand. The resort is...

Just what you need to relax for a couple of days
Everything was as we expected, staff was very efficient and courteous, we'll come back in the near future.
Aug 22, 2015
From $109

17 Holiday Inn Express & Suites ST. PETERSBURG NORTH (I-275)

3 stars
3.8 / 5 19 reviews

2171 54th Avenue N

Save up to 25% off

Stay Smart with us at our St. Petersburg, FL Hotel Our friendly hotel staff are waiting to greet you at this Holiday Inn Express® and Suites St. Petersburg lodging. Our hotel is conveniently...

business stay
Room was OK but air conditioners are outdated. Bathtub faucet was loose and did not function well.
Aug 2, 2015
From $105

18 Ponce De Leon Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 53 reviews

95 Central Ave

"Anchoring the downtown scene is the newly renovated Ponce de Leon Hotel and its buzzing restaurant Ceviche" --New York Times, August 2008 Centrally located on the scenic downtown...

Excellent location and friendly staff! The bed was slightly hard and the shower was odd and small, reminded me of a cruise ship shower. Other than that it was great.
Aug 6, 2015
From $58

19 Days Inn St. Petersburg North

2 stars
2.9 / 5 48 reviews

5005 34th Street North US Highway 19 & 50th Avenue

Stay 2, Save 15%

You will be happy you booked a room at the Days Inn St. Petersburg North! Enjoy modern conveniences like a flat screen HDTV, microwave and mini refrigerator in every room; all just minutes from...

Haven't actually stayed there yet.
My stay is the 20th-23rd. So, I'll be happy to say more once I spend the weekend there.
Aug 18, 2015
From $289

20 Hotel Zamora

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

3701 Gulf Blvd

The first new hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean boutique palace that though breathtakingly modern feels anchored in a bygone era....