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Howard Johnson St Petersburg Beach Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rooms were a little dated and faucet ran but they were size able rooms and comfortable, staff wea very friendly and helpful always and location is right on the beach with a great beach bar w great food , also very nice pool

Great place met some good people enjoyed music at the toasted monkey, and the food was good. We look forward to coming back

the hotel was having some roof repair during our 2 days stay,and the noise from the machinery and crew was loud during the day.The room was spacious but dated, the bathroom small but adequate, the sliding glass door to the balcony was very difficult to unlock and open and would not shut properly causing it to leak outside air and make the room damp even with the A/C set at 70 F. the next day the room was not cleaned even after calling the front desk 3 times[ no coffee the next morning]. The most annoying inconvenience was the hotel parking system that does not guaranty a parking space for hotel guests, in the evening restaurant and bar patrons are allowed to use the gated hotel parking and it becomes full , this parking situation applies to many hotels in St Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach , check before you book .

Hotel seemed a little run down, and could use some renovations and updating. Room was clean enough, but noticed paint peaking away and sliding doors not so secure and kind of shabby. Noise element being we didn't have the room we initially booked, for some reason. Even though I called and advised them of my.late check-in and new card number from the bank due to the card I initially booked it on had expired. When I showed up to.check in was told my reservation was cancelled and still had another room.for us. We were on the first floor parking lot side instead of having a beach view. The foot traffic seemed to be as noisy as if they were in our room. Room was clean enough, but I will probably book somewhere else next time and pay the extra for a nicer hotel.

WHEN FINALLY SETTLED INTO THE ROOM AFTER CHECK IN... WE FIND OUT THE PHONE ISNT WORKING. WHEN WE NOTIFIED THE FRONT DESK. THEY SENT A TECH WHO PICKED UP THE PHONE AND STATED THE PROBLEM WAS IN THE WALL AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT. THIS GENIUS!! REALLY? WELL, THE FRONT DESK COULD ALSO DO NOTHING AND I MEAN FOR 3 DAYS!!! P.S. WE ONLY STAYED IN ROOM 106 FOR 3 DAYS..WHO KNOWS IF ITS FIXED?.. NOW MIND YOU.. YOUR ASKING AT THIS POINT..WHAT ABOUT YOUR CELL PHONE? THIS ROOM WAS FOR MY 76 YEAR OLD FATHER WHO DOESN'T USE CELL PHONES.. OLD SCHOOL.. NOW NO WAY FROM THE ROOM TO CONTACT HIS WIFE IN YONKERS,NY! LOL. THEN TO BOOT..THE ROOM SAFE IS ONE OF THE OLD LOCK WITH A KEY TYPE..SO WE GO TO THE FRONT TO GET ONE...OH SAYS THE DESK LADY WE ARE ALL OUT.. I'LL PUT YOU ON A LIST!!! WE ARE #6..CAUSE NO ONE ON VACATION WANTS TO SECURE THERE VALUABLES OR MAKE CALLS!! SO BRING A SHOVEL TO SECURE YOUR STUFF... THEY TOOK OFF $30.00 ON OVER A $500.00 ROOM BILL!! THANKS.. P.S. THE DAY WE ARRIVED HOME...CALLED TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER..FRONT DESK PATCHED ME TO THE MANAGER..GET THIS... 6 RINGS..PHONE GOES DEAD..NO VOICE MESSAGE ETC... NEVER AGAIN HO-JO!!!

Loved my stay! Awesome beach bar, caring staff, nice pool, close to the beach! Will definitely be coming back!

The room was very good and the staff was very, very nice and efficient.

The only reason I would not recommend this hotel is that it needs updated badly. We felt safe and it is clean, just in bad need of updating, the rooms are not pleasant to the eye. The bed was 'ok' but not great. The lication is good. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. This could be a 4 or 5 star hotel with some work.

Had a great time going to the beach. Went to the Dali Museum that was close by. Went to dinner at Skidders, within walking distance. The greatest food. Close to Tropicana Field to take in a Rays game. Went down to the Pass-a-grille neighborhood at the end of the beach. Went to the other side on the intercoastal waterway.

I was a bit disappointed with this Hotel. The picture of the rooms clearly had a whirlpool bathtub however there was no whirlpool bathtub in the room. The Staff was very helpful and accomodating and that was probably the best part of the stay. Hair Dryer had hair on it. One of our cover blankets had stains. No ashtray on the balcony. No Do Not Disturb sign for the door. Staff quickly corrected these once I informed them. There was a Safe in the Room but when I asked for the key set for the Safe I was told they were out of them and would put me on a wait list. We stayed 3 nights and I never did receive a key set for the Safe. The Hotel is very close to the Beach but not directly on the Beach. I could see the Gulf from my Balcony but it was not the Ocean view I was hoping for. The price was good but it is an older Hotel.

Toilet clogged repeatedly Hair dryer threw sparks Room was not cleaned/vacuumed well

Great location right on the beach and close to restaurants and activities.

everything went very well from check in to check out. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

I've stayed at this hotel multiple times in the past. Mostly because it's been a good deal. The rooms have not been top quality for years. There is a musty smell throughout the hotel, and my room this time was particularly musty. Peeling paint, hard beds, and overly soft pillows are nothing new. What's new is that their prices were higher. Still a touch lower than the hotels around it, but close enough now that I will definitely look at the two next door in the future. The plus side: The food in the restaurant is really good though expensive. Try the breakfast hash browns. The staff is friendly and I love the bar out back. It's also close walking distance to two other beach bars with totally different personalities.

This hotel is in a great location and the beach bar is a lot of fun. We really enjoyed it and would do it again.

This hotel has a great location right next to some great bars and resorts and is a great value. While some of the rooms on the lower levels are older, they are still kept clean and are fairly large compared to other larger resorts next door. Would stay here again as it saves me money and most of my time is spent on the beach anyways so I am not too concerned about a modern, fancy room at a large resort that charges resort fees

Good value for the money. Great beach. Parking can be a challenge. Onsite beach bar and restaurant are good.

We enjoyed our stay and are coming back for another two nights next week! The staff were all very pleasant and greatly accommodating! Hope to enjoy the next two nights with them as well!

Hotel was good, hair dryer didn't work and staff were told numerous times but never did anything . We did Busch gardens, went to Raymond James stadium for the packer game. Lots of sight seeing, siesta keys, Clearwater, bradington.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was a little run down but clean and tidy. For the price it was great!! I am not one to spend loads of money to sleep, however I do require clean and tidy, so this was perfect!

6100 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Howard Johnson St Petersburg Beach Resort places you within a short walk of Upham Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. This 136-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Pasadena Shopping Center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at The Toasted Monkey, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All 136 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Howard Johnson St Petersburg Beach Resort, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen (with Living Room)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 4 | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson St Petersburg Beach Resort

Everyone (11) Couples (20) Business (5) Family (23) Other (2) Friends (5)
4

excellent location and staff is very friendly

Everyone

Rooms were a little dated and faucet ran but they were size able rooms and comfortable, staff wea very friendly and helpful always and location is right on the beach with a great beach bar w great food , also very nice pool

By , from NY on Nov 9, 2017

5
Everyone

Great place met some good people enjoyed music at the toasted monkey, and the food was good. We look forward to coming back

By , from ct on Nov 2, 2017

2

old hotel right on the beach

Everyone

the hotel was having some roof repair during our 2 days stay,and the noise from the machinery and crew was loud during the day.The room was spacious but dated, the bathroom small but adequate, the sliding glass door to the balcony was very difficult to unlock and open and would not shut properly causing it to leak outside air and make the room damp even with the A/C set at 70 F. the next day the room was not cleaned even after calling the front desk 3 times[ no coffee the next morning]. The most annoying inconvenience was the hotel parking system that does not guaranty a parking space for hotel guests, in the evening restaurant and bar patrons are allowed to use the gated hotel parking and it becomes full , this parking situation applies to many hotels in St Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach , check before you book .

By , from Orlando FL on Oct 4, 2017

3

close to the beaxh, but can def use some renovatio

Everyone

Hotel seemed a little run down, and could use some renovations and updating. Room was clean enough, but noticed paint peaking away and sliding doors not so secure and kind of shabby. Noise element being we didn't have the room we initially booked, for some reason. Even though I called and advised them of my.late check-in and new card number from the bank due to the card I initially booked it on had expired. When I showed up to.check in was told my reservation was cancelled and still had another room.for us. We were on the first floor parking lot side instead of having a beach view. The foot traffic seemed to be as noisy as if they were in our room. Room was clean enough, but I will probably book somewhere else next time and pay the extra for a nicer hotel.

By on Sep 26, 2017

1

howard johnsons , st. pete's beach, florida..

Everyone

WHEN FINALLY SETTLED INTO THE ROOM AFTER CHECK IN... WE FIND OUT THE PHONE ISNT WORKING. WHEN WE NOTIFIED THE FRONT DESK. THEY SENT A TECH WHO PICKED UP THE PHONE AND STATED THE PROBLEM WAS IN THE WALL AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT. THIS GENIUS!! REALLY? WELL, THE FRONT DESK COULD ALSO DO NOTHING AND I MEAN FOR 3 DAYS!!! P.S. WE ONLY STAYED IN ROOM 106 FOR 3 DAYS..WHO KNOWS IF ITS FIXED?.. NOW MIND YOU.. YOUR ASKING AT THIS POINT..WHAT ABOUT YOUR CELL PHONE? THIS ROOM WAS FOR MY 76 YEAR OLD FATHER WHO DOESN'T USE CELL PHONES.. OLD SCHOOL.. NOW NO WAY FROM THE ROOM TO CONTACT HIS WIFE IN YONKERS,NY! LOL. THEN TO BOOT..THE ROOM SAFE IS ONE OF THE OLD LOCK WITH A KEY TYPE..SO WE GO TO THE FRONT TO GET ONE...OH SAYS THE DESK LADY WE ARE ALL OUT.. I'LL PUT YOU ON A LIST!!! WE ARE #6..CAUSE NO ONE ON VACATION WANTS TO SECURE THERE VALUABLES OR MAKE CALLS!! SO BRING A SHOVEL TO SECURE YOUR STUFF... THEY TOOK OFF $30.00 ON OVER A $500.00 ROOM BILL!! THANKS.. P.S. THE DAY WE ARRIVED HOME...CALLED TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER..FRONT DESK PATCHED ME TO THE MANAGER..GET THIS... 6 RINGS..PHONE GOES DEAD..NO VOICE MESSAGE ETC... NEVER AGAIN HO-JO!!!

By , from NYC on May 25, 2017

4

convenient location

Everyone
Back of the hotel from the volleyball court View from the walkway connected to the hotel area Amazing pool area! Super clean! Back of the hotel.

Loved my stay! Awesome beach bar, caring staff, nice pool, close to the beach! Will definitely be coming back!

By , from MWI on Feb 11, 2017

5
Everyone

The room was very good and the staff was very, very nice and efficient.

By , from Alabama on Dec 17, 2016

3

our stay

Everyone

The only reason I would not recommend this hotel is that it needs updated badly. We felt safe and it is clean, just in bad need of updating, the rooms are not pleasant to the eye. The bed was 'ok' but not great. The lication is good. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. This could be a 4 or 5 star hotel with some work.

By on Nov 28, 2016

4

we like that the hotel is right on the beach. the

Everyone

Had a great time going to the beach. Went to the Dali Museum that was close by. Went to dinner at Skidders, within walking distance. The greatest food. Close to Tropicana Field to take in a Rays game. Went down to the Pass-a-grille neighborhood at the end of the beach. Went to the other side on the intercoastal waterway.

By , from Cleveland on Sep 23, 2016

3
Everyone

I was a bit disappointed with this Hotel. The picture of the rooms clearly had a whirlpool bathtub however there was no whirlpool bathtub in the room. The Staff was very helpful and accomodating and that was probably the best part of the stay. Hair Dryer had hair on it. One of our cover blankets had stains. No ashtray on the balcony. No Do Not Disturb sign for the door. Staff quickly corrected these once I informed them. There was a Safe in the Room but when I asked for the key set for the Safe I was told they were out of them and would put me on a wait list. We stayed 3 nights and I never did receive a key set for the Safe. The Hotel is very close to the Beach but not directly on the Beach. I could see the Gulf from my Balcony but it was not the Ocean view I was hoping for. The price was good but it is an older Hotel.

By , from Florida on Apr 8, 2016