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Ponce De Leon Hotel

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Built in 1922, The Ponce de León Hotel is a Spanish Mission Revival building of great historic interest. Located at 95 Central Avenue and Beach Drive, one might notice that this hotel is only one block away from Saint Petersburg’s beautiful and vibrant waterfront and in the heart of downtown. The Ponce de León Hotel is at doorstep to the most popular restaurants, museums and music venues in the city. Some of which include; the Salvador Dali Museum, Janus Live, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, Vinoy Park, and much, much more!Boasting 74 modern rooms, and home of one of the city’s most popular and award winning restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. You can unwind with a drink or dine at the hotel bar & restaurant while you enjoy nightly live entertainment. They make their dishes with locally sourced ingredients for the freshest and finest taste. From the moment you walk into the hotel you will be impressed by the style, décor and air of calm professionalism. Ponce de León Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s most popular recreational and business districts, offering convenience, effortless style, and affordability to leisure and corporate travelers. The Ponce de León Hotel combines impeccable service and comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown St. Petersburg. Be delighted by incomparable value harmonized with everyday amenities, service, plus all the attention you expect from a boutique hotel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
105Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
40Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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The shower drain did not drain. We had to be moved to another room. The Curtains would not close so it didn't get dark for sleeping. Thin mattresses and very low beds. Great location for Indy car race, though.
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Although very convenient to race activities,the hotel was a very expensive disappointment. Expected room to be small (allegedly a king),but there was barely room to turn around in the bathroom. Hotel is very worn out. TV wouldn't come on, then when it did, couldn't be turned off
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DO NOT TRUST THIS HOTEL. THEY WILL LIE AND CHARGE YOUR CC WHATEVER THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH. I booked two rooms for two nights for friends thru Hotels.com for the St Pete Grande Prix. One friend had to cancel one night and I did this thru Hotels.com within the cancellation period.
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I came for the Firestone Grand Prix Indy car race, and this hotel was very convenient to the event. The price was also about half what other hotels were charging. But you get what you pay for. It calls itself a "boutique" hotel which you know means it is small and old. But a
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we booked 2 rooms they were clean, and nice we were walking distance to Dali museum and other nice restaurants would stay again, staff very nice helpful bathrooms small but clean, we were in the second floor it was quiet no view
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Response from Ponce_DE_LEON_1922, Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest thank you so much for choosing our hotel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our location. We have a welcome back deal if you book directly through us you get a 10% off discount, and we will make sure you have a room with a view. Best regards Emma.
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Do you have a shuttle to Tropicana Field for RAYS’ home games ?
Dear David no we don't have a shuttle, but there is a boss that takes you there it starts 30 minutes before the game and ends 30 minutes after
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Do you have a shuttle to Tropicana Field for RAYS’ home games ?
Hi, There is a baseball looper that is free and goes to all the home games. I can't add links, just google Rays baseball looper and it should come up, just head to one of the stops and hop aboard!! Enjoy the game!!
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Hi, If your talking about bicycles I did not see a spot, you should call the hotel. They might have a spot that I did not see! I parked my car in the paid garage across the street.
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can i pay cash upon check in?
You can pay with cash, but you won't be able to reserve without a credit card.
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It has been almost a year since we've been there. Not sure exact price, I think $5 to $10 per day. You do have to pay each time you take your car out, but we tend to walk everywhere. Parking garage is across the street one block Southwest. Lots of restaurants, bars and shops within 4 or 5 blocks, Starbucks in the next block, and cinema a few blocks away. And on Saturdays there is an open market within walking distance. If a special event in town, we just left car in garage and didn't take out. Enjoy!
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"Ask for a room where plumbing works."
"we were on the second floor it was quiet no view"
"Loved corner room!"
"Upper floors seem to be quieter - less street noise."
"Ask for a room facing the track if you want to get up close to the action"
US$86 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ponce de leon hotel
United StatesFloridaSt. Petersburg
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