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Crystal Bay Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
"Unplug" and "unwind" in this 1915 fully restored historic hotel. Just steps away from St. Petersburg's famous Boca Ciega Bay sits Crystal Bay Hotel, a masterfully restored, historic haven. Each of its 60 rooms has been lovingly renovated and uniquely appointed with Old Florida style decor. Featuring large spacious rooms with private baths it is just minutes to the Gulf Beaches. Free Wifi and a healthy, made-to-order hot breakfast. Perfect for a weekend retreat or restorative retreat, Crystal Bay hotel is the perfect Bay area hotel to accommodate any type of getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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What a jewel of a place I found in my old hometown! This haven for the weary is absolutely the loveliest & most comfy place I could ever have dreamed of finding, & has become my new home away from home. (I live in South Dakota now) From the moment you check in, to the moment you
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Response from CrystalBayHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the glowing review. It means a great deal to us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be back again. We are glad to be your home away from home! We wish you safe travels and will see you next time you are in town.
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Hotel's Favorite
This lovely hotel with old Florida feel was a the perfect place for us. The outside historical look is matched by the interior. Beautiful lobby with many windows and inviting comfortable seating inside or outside on the covered verandah... spacious and graceful old world
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Response from CathysThoughts, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2018
Renata, we can't be more pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad we were able to provide you with "the perfect place" for your recent vacation. Thank you for the detailed (and glowing!) review. I will pass along your compliments to our staff, who will appreciate them. We hope you will visit us again! Cathy Burns
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This historic property is more than a century old and has a rich history so be prepared for a rustic flavor to the rooms, furnishings and accents....hotel does not use keys or cards, only codes and don't forget the one for the side entrance as all others are locked after
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Response from CrystalBayHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Bay Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. While we do lock the doors late at night, there is always a sign posted on the front door with a phone number to call, as we do have a 24-hour front desk. We appreciate you sharing your experience with others. Safe travels!
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We loved our 5-day stay last year so much that we couldn't wait to return; this time for 6 nights. The wonderfully restored hotel, built in 1915 as a long-term stay location for perspective land purchasers, retains its Old World relaxing charm, while adding modern conveniences
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Stayed for 3 nights here and were not dissappointed with our choice. The outside is of its time and furnished accordingly, so a charming ambience. The staff are the best you could hope for very friendly and a willingness to help on every level of service. We stayed in room 204
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View from Babe Ruth Speciality Suite
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The sunset over Boca Ciega Bay from our Veranda porch.
Preparing for our snorkeling trip.
View from our room of the sunset
are you wheelchair accessible?
Yes we are. We have a wheelchair lift around the side of the building and we have three ADA compliant rooms
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Yes we were running the special in February. We are fairly booked for March but if you call the hotel and say you saw this on Trip Advisor when you booked, we would be happy to honor it if there is availability
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Thank you for the question. Treasure Island beach is 2 miles away, or about a 5-minute drive. If we can answer any other questions for you, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Are there restrictions on pets? Size? Number? Is there a pet fee?
Hello, We welcome up to two pets each weighing less than 40 pounds. We do not charge a fee unless there’s extra cleaning needed for the room.
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Do you serve pancakes at breakfast?
Yes we serve gluten-free, vanilla cinnamon pancakes.
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"My front corner room was lovely, nice views on two sides!"
"Room was on the first floor with doors opening onto the veranda, very Florida"
"room 204 not for the small in height person"
"Tell them what you need and they will do their best to accommodate."
"Rooms facing the by and park have the view, but the main street can be a bit noisy."
US$117 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesFloridaSt. Petersburg
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