First the positive. Got a good price through Expedia. Clean hotel, very helpful staff. Has a restaurant / bar in the lobby with an adjacent coffee shop. Didn't get to try out to the pool, but it looked nice. Walking distance to local restaurants, museums and the bay itself. It was very convenient to Tropicana Field where the Rays play (the reason I went to downtown St. Pete) with a convenient free shuttle to the game.
Now what I didn't like. The hotel itself was built in 1933, so while eclectic, the rooms have old bathrooms (including the tubs and shower / tub fixtures) and not much space for toiletries. Also, the room was difficult to get to the right temperature, possibly because of the high-on-the-wall A/C unit. There are no vending machines, if that's important to you. If a soda craving hits you, just hope that the downstairs restaurant or coffee bar are still open. In addition, there are no ice machines. I had to go to the bar to get my ice bucket filled up.
All in all, it was a fairly pleasant experience. I guess I'm just more used to a standard, up to date, chain hotel.
Traveller from Atlanta
Hollander Located right near the heart of scenic downtown St Petersburg the Hotel is just a short distance from St …More
We had a good experience at this hotel. We stayed here one night for a wedding nearby. Very quaint hotel. The hotel is historic and when you visit you should expect the size of the rooms to be smaller than today's standard.
This historic waterfront hotel in St Petersburg’s commercial district is 2 blocks from the Museum of Fine Arts and the …More
What an amazing stay in St. Petersburg! The hotel staff was second to none! They were genuine, kind, and they completely went above and beyond to take care of us! The hotel is also in a great location to walk to numerous restaurants and there is easy accessibility to attend a Rays baseball game. My wife and I could not have been happier with our stay. Thanks again!!!
We were in town for a couple of nights to take in a ball game and explore downtown St Pete's on our way to Captiva. Staybridge Suites was perfectly located for both. Unfortunately the game was a yawn-fest, but Staybridge and St Pete's certainly didn't disappoint. Our room was clean, spacious and fully equipped for self-catering, with a great view of Tropicana Field. The hotel lays on a free evening meal with beer/wine (Tues-Thurs), not to mention a free shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel, which was really handy for downtown and the Dali Museum (well worth a visit). St Pete's Beach is a 10-minute drive away. Staff were really friendly and helpful and made some terrific suggestions for places to go and things to do. The Mandarin Hide isn't too far away if you're into world-class cocktails at a reasonable price and we enjoyed delicious meals at The Oyster Bar and Beach 400. Staybridge Suites was great value for money and we'd love to stay again some day.
It was perfect relaxation for me and my wife. Our first time visit to St. Petersburg, was excellent. The Magnuson Hotel was laid perfectly right on the bay, except for the seaweed. Beautiful views and a rustic paradise. We will return on our next visit to Florida
Many of St. Petersburg’s chief attractions are downtown, such as the Salvador Dali Museum. Jazz bars reside on Central Avenue. This major artery passes near Tropicana Field, home to the Rays, Tampa’s Major League franchise. The popular St. Pete Pier entertainment and shopping complex includes an aquarium and fishing dock. Don’t miss the 50,000 plant and flower species at the Sunken Gardens.