St. Petersburg, called the Sunshine City for its consistently wonderful weather, is a modern, vibrant city in the Tampa Bay Area, on the gulf coast of Florida. St. Petersburg is a popular tourist destination for its great beaches, famous fishing, golfing, and boating. St. Petersburg is also a city of culture with the world-famous Dali Museum located in the waterfront park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Mahaffey Theater—best known as being home to the Florida Orchestra. If you’re looking for the best place to stay in St. Petersburg, Florida, this list will give you a good idea!
Where to Stay in St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida, has a large number of excellent accommodations, most of them centered in the city’s downtown, in the heart of all the activities and entertainment.
Occupying a beautifully restored 1933 building, Hollander Hotel is a warm downtown St. Petersburg boutique hotel. The hotel has a great location—about an 11-minute walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, a 5-minute drive from The Pier Aquarium, and less than a mile from the Tropicana baseball field and the Dalí Museum.
The rooms are relaxed and decorated with a charming beachy vibe. All have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Suites also have kitchenettes, living areas, and walk-in closet—and some have pull-out sofas.
Guests enjoy access to the Harmony Eco Hair Spa massage, aromatherapy, and salt therapy services with organic products. Parking, laundry facilities, and a pool with a popular poolside bar are also available.
The Tap House Grill and Bar serves their famous Grouper sandwich and has 21 beers on tap with a good selection of spirits. Common Grounds Coffee Shop offers coffee and desserts.
Hollander Hotel is equally popular with couples, business travelers, and families as it offers all modern amenities with the quaint charm of a historic building.
The Inn on Third is a quaint inn located in downtown St. Petersburg less than a 4-minute walk from the Tampa Bay waterfront, a 10-minute walk from the waterfront and the Museum of Fine Arts, 1.2 miles from the Sunken Gardens botanical park, and less than a mile from the Salvador Dali Museum.
Each room at the inn is uniquely decorated and has a refrigerator, cable TV, free WiFi, and a hairdryer.
Guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast buffet, coffee served in the lobby, and a tropical patio. The hotel also organizes frequent evening receptions for the guests.
This romantic hotel is popular with couples looking for privacy and a charming spot that has all modern amenities.
Hampton Inn & Suites is a modern hotel a block away from the Tampa Bay waterside, a short walk from Baywalk's shops and restaurants, and an 11-minutes stroll from the Salvador Dalí Museum.
The hotel's airy, spacious rooms have private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, custom beds, desks, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Suites have pull-out sofas, and some suites also have balconies or terraces.
Guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and are offered on-the-run breakfast bags upon request. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center, a business center, and three modern meeting rooms.
This hotel is very popular with couples who love the convenience of downtown shopping and entertainment.
Located in the St. Petersburg Historic District, just off Interstate 375, Avalon is a trendy hotel with an attractive retro vibe and a beautiful art deco lobby. This hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Central Avenue's restaurants and nightlife and a mile from The Dalí Museum.
The rooms here are comfortable and have an art deco vibe. All rooms have private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.
Guests enjoy a complimentary morning coffee and evening wine served in a trendy lounge. The guests have access to the restaurant, a bar, and an outdoor pool at the adjacent sister property. Avalon has a spacious porch and offers a free transfer for guests who wish to explore local shops and museums. Parking is also available.
Avalon is popular with couples and families who enjoy the proximity of the city's entertainment and culture.
Occupying a quirky, historic, five-story building in downtown St. Petersburg, the Birchwood is a glamorous hotel that is only a block from the Museum of Fine Arts, a short walk from the Chihuly Collection, and two blocks from St. Petersburg Pier.
The rooms are elegant and have beautiful, 1920s-inspired décor, private bathrooms with claw-foot tubs, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers. Some upgraded rooms have lovely balconies.
Guests enjoy free continental breakfast, event facilities, and parking.
The Birch and Vine is a trendy restaurant offering contemporary, globally-inspired cuisine. The restaurant also has a nice wine collection. The Canopy Rooftop Bar and Lounge has an unobstructed view of the St. Petersburg skyline and Tampa Bay. Guests can dine indoors or outdoors.
This luxury hotel is very popular with couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Tru by Hilton is a modern hotel located a mile from Interstate 175, a 14-minute walk from the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center, two miles from the Dali Museum, 1.8 mi from Spa Beach, and about one mile from Tropicana Field.
The rooms are modern and spacious with accent walls in bright colors. All have Wi-Fi, HDTVs, and mini-fridges.
Guests enjoy complimentary à la carte or continental breakfast, water sports facilities, a family room, a sun terrace, a fitness room, a colorful lounge with a billiards table, a terrace, a business center, a shared lounge, and free parking.
This hotel is popular both with families and couples.
The Vinoy is a landmark, pink-hued St. Petersburg resort and spa constructed in 1925. It is located just across the road from the harbor, less than one mile from the St. Petersburg Pier and within walking distance from The Dali Museum.
The rooms are elegant and refined and have private marble bathrooms, minibars, coffee-makers, flat-screen TVs, and free wifi. Upgraded rooms have balconies, pull-out sofas, and whirlpool tubs. Suites have separate living and dining areas.
The resort has five restaurants including a charming ’20s-style eatery, a coffee shop, and a popular lobby bar. The guests enjoy free classes at the fitness club, a large heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a luxurious spa, and a first-class golf course.
Families love this hotel for all its amenities, especially the swimming pool.
Stunning Studios in Downtown by Frontdesk is an affordable holiday home with eight spacious rooms, air-conditioning, a modern bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, a TV, a washing machine, a dishwasher, and a microwave. It is located in the heart of downtown, less than a mile from Tropicana Field, about a mile from The Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection, 1.5 mi from The Pier and The Pier Aquarium, and about a mile from Spa Beach.
This place is an affordable and comfortable option for families and couples who want to be in the heart of the city, close to all attractions.