Ratings based on 604 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Valdosta, GA

Great location

Posted Sep 3, 2014
Pros: Location, Staff
Cons: Vending machines, room upgrades
Location: Location is everything with this hotel. Especially if you're in town for a show at Jannus Live or the bar scene. Dali museum is also within distance
We stayed here while we were in town to see a concert at Jannus Live. The location was EXCELLENT. 1 block away from all the bars and the concert venue we were going to. The hotel was nice but could use some upgrades. There were no vending machines, the shower head was about 5 foot off the ground, which was OK for my girlfriend but not for 6'2 man. Not terrible for the price. The front desk lady went out of her way to get us checked in early and was very friendly. Wish we had time to eat at the restaurant in the same building at the hotel. It got great reviews online. Would consider staying here again solely due to the location and price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sarasota

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Charming and convenient to downtown St Pete
Location: Went to the Dali museum - very fun. The Wine Madonna is a great place to relax with a good glass of wine. Had a great meal at BellaBrava
Nice place to celebrate my significant other's birthday
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel and make a comment on your recent stay. We hope you will choose Ponce de Leon Hotel on your next visit to fabulous Downtown St. Pete.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from S

Nice hotel , needs to be cleaner

Posted Aug 11, 2014
It felt like we were in the titanic , it was a weird feeling . My husband said there was a ghost in our room .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Florida

The staff were wonderful and the location great

Posted Jul 28, 2014
The staff were wonderful. Let us check in early before heading to a concert. Hotel was walking distance.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2014 by Audrey Love, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review, And if you are at any time in this city we would like you to choose The Ponce de Leon Hotel for your next stay. We enjoyed having you stay with us.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2014 by Audrey Love, Hotel Management
Yes and Hello , Thank you for your kind review . We are ideally situated in the heart of St. Petersburg. Please on your next visit choose to stay with us here at the Ponce de Leon Hotel. We loved having your friendly smile.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orlando FL

Beauty VS Location

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: THe room had some wear issues; nothing overly ruined.
Location: Ceviche is attached to the hotel. Great asset; Dali Museum is a dream and there are also small concert halls around.
We chose this property for it's location. It is in the middle of all there is "to do" in the area. The room could use some extra TCL and it does have some wear issues but what it is important it was clean. We parked the car and did not have to use it the whole time as everything was walking distance. I would go again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you, Worchid76, for taking the time to rate and evaluate your recent stay with us. Your opinion is important to us. It is a way we can enhance future guest's experience. Thanks again.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New Port Richey, FL

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: Convenience to local attractions and restaurants, cute modern furnishings
Cons: Cleanliness, the musty smell in the stairwell
Location: Yacht club, restaurants, parks, waterfront, shopping, music venues, night life
Stayed for one night on the 4th of July for our anniversary and the fireworks display. Nice convenience, friendly staff, good location
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 9, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Hi Trish, thanks for taking the time to rate our hotel and comment about your recent stay. Hopefully will see you next 4th of July, if not before.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Cape Coral, Florida

READ THE REVIEWS. I DID NOT DO THAT.

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Staff was friendly and the Air Conditioner worked well.
Cons: Free parking at the local garage for hotel guest would be a good improvement. Bigger bathrooms, larger TVs. Blinds that close. Better beds.
Location: Great location. Lots of Bars and Restaurants within walking distance. Museums near buy. Tropicana Field is just a stone throw away.
Reserved a STANDARD QUEEN. Ended up in a Studio. Room was the smallest I have ever stayed in. Room was too cramped. Bathroom was so small I had to sit sideways on the toilet or band my thigh on the wall and door. Beds were super firm. I felt as if I were sleeping on the floor with a pillow. I did not sleep at all. My iPad Air has a bigger screen than the TV that was provided. I was very very disappointed. Oh parking is terrible. There is no parking for the hotel guest. You have to park on the street or in the parking garages. No passes issued at all. Good thing we stayed during the weekend because metered parking is free but you have to find a spot first. I feel bad for anyone staying during the weekdays. Just an absolutely horrible place to stay. I would not recommend it at all to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 7, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Michael, Thanks for your detailed evaluation of your not-so-perfect stay. Our hotel was built in 1922, at a time when room and bathroom size were less important than it is for today's travelers. Nevertheless, your comments are very important to us, they provide the opportunity for improvements where we can. Thanks again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Treasure Island, Fl

Small but Cozy

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: The character of the building and location
Cons: Dusting and Kleenex in the room...
Location: Marina, Pier, lots of restaurants, Museums,
There was nothing stocked in the room. No tissue paper, etc. The bathroom sink area was very small and toilet area also. The restaurant attached to the hotel was great and it's a good place for walkers. I could see the bay and marina from my room. I live in a spacious condo on the beach, so this was a little different, but I'm glad I can say that I've stayed in a Boutique Hotel, was in town for the Pride Parade. Overall, I would recommend the Hotel if you don't mind small spaces.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 7, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Jerry, thank you for your comment. We are sad that your stay was less than perfect. Your feedback is important to us. It is a way we can make improvements and provide a better experience to future guests. Thanks again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ohio

Nice place downtown

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: D├ęcor and friendly staff were very nice. Location was excellent.
Cons: The elevator doors don't open automatically. You had to push your floor button again when it stopped to escape. An ice machine on each floor be good
Clean, neat, and friendly staff. Room had everything you needed, but a bigger bed would have been nice if available. There was plenty of room for a king, but the room only had one queen.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 7, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Pete, thank you for taking the time to give us and our future guests the evaluation of your stay. Your feedback is very important and is taken very seriously. It is a way we can make improvements. Thanks again and we hope you choose our hotel in you future travel plans.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ocala, FL

Good location, Rooms need sanitizing, No Parking

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: The location near the Mahaffey is great along with other downtown spots.
Cons: They need to steam clean the carpets and drapes in the room and totally sanitize the room to get rid of the odor.
Location: Great location to the Mahaffey Theater, Museums, restaurants, etc. The bay is beautiful nearby.
I loved the location for the price, but when I got to my room, it smelled like fresh animal urine. Even the maid winced when I asked her to come in and she sensed it immediately and got some spray, but it just masked the odor for a while. The room was comfortable enough, but for the price, I would have preferred a pleasant smelling room. I was in Room 209. Also, there is no parking at all at the hotel. You have to risk parking on the street or in a nearby parking deck, which is fine but not very convenient for loading and unloading your car.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2014 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our hotel. Your feedback is important to us. We are sad that your stay was less than perfect and embarrassed by your account. We are always looking for things we can do to improve our guests experience and your comments help us to redouble our effort. Again, thank you for the feedback and we hope you give us another opportunity to serve you.