from Cocoa Beach, FL
Submitted on 01-28-2017
Our group of 27 adults were traveling across Florida to visit the St. Petersburg, FL area. We chose our overnight stay here because of its convenient location between the Salvador Dali Museum, downtown area and closer to our next stop, Tarpon Springs, FL. We arrived around 4:30 pm and our room card keys were ready for us. My room was on the fourth floor, # 429 at the end of the hall. I liked this location because it was very quiet. I heard absolutely no noise from the corridor or elevator a...
Our group of 27 adults were traveling across Florida to visit the St. Petersburg, FL area. We chose our overnight stay here because of its convenient location between the Salvador Dali Museum, downtown area and closer to our next stop, Tarpon Springs, FL. We arrived around 4:30 pm and our room card keys were ready for us. My room was on the fourth floor, # 429 at the end of the hall. I liked this location because it was very quiet. I heard absolutely no noise from the corridor or elevator all night long. The only noise heard was inside the room when the A/C cycled. After relaxing for an hour or so, we all headed out to the Park Shore Grill in downtown St Petersburg.
My fair-sized basic room contained a very comfortable king-size bed with plenty of pillows both soft and firm. It had a good-size window that faced the entrance of the hotel, parking lot and road. There were room darkening drapes and sheer curtains. The plain walls were pained beige; the one behind the bed was painted green. Our room contained most of the basic amenities found in most hotels such as coffee machine and supplies, bedside lamps with base outlets, desk, a desk chair with lamp and more outlets in its base plus another chair. The flat screen TV had cable and HBO channels. I didn't use the in-room free internet service. There were two small drawers, a microwave and end tables with a drawer each & shelf. The double door closet had attached hangers, an iron and ironing board plus a luggage rack. For my one night stay, I didn't use the small fridge but appreciated having it in the room. Near the bathroom was a tall framed mirror. Local calls were free. Missing were any art work on the walls, in-room safe or a clock radio.
The brightly lit bath contained a tub/ shower combination and towels neatly folded on a shelf under the sink. The small counter top was granite with an extended shelf for guests' sundry cosmetics. Supplied were small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion and a hair dryer with small night light. Additional supplies were available at the front desk, if needed. My only issue was the very slow draining sink. I would have liked a bar to hold towels. I phoned in a wake-up call with the front desk for the next morning.
The public areas although basic are quite clean & comfortable. Off the lobby is an ATM machine, an attractive Meeting Room, Business Center, with copy service, computer and free High Speed Internet. A bar off the lobby is open daily from 2 pm-10 pm. Complimentary weekday newspapers are in the lobby. Interior corridors are nicely lit. Ice Machines are on each floor near the elevators. There was little time during our stay to use the small exercise room or the outdoor pool. Nor was there a need to use the available laundry or dry cleaning service. Good to know that there are guest laundry machines available. Cribs, and rollaway bed are available with advance notice.
Early the next morning we all ate at the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet just off the lobby area. I made myself a waffle using the blueberry batter supplied, chose a banana over apples or oranges, enjoyed red raspberry yogurt and some OJ. Others enjoyed cereal, muffins, English Muffins, toast and coffee.
I liked that the premise is 100% non smoking. There is a small outside area just to the right of the entrance set up for smokers where several people were smoking upon our arrival. No pets are permitted either. The surrounding area appears safe. Parking is free with enough room for coach and truck parking. If you are in town for The Rays Home Game, there is free transportation to the stadium located four miles away from the hotel. Taxi Service is available upon request. Check-In is 3 pm; Check-Out is 11 am. This is a nice basic hotel for families, business people and tourists. The 24-hour front desk people are very accommodating and pleasant. Everyone in our group was satisfied staying here.