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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most notable features of the Ponce is the friendliness and competence of its staff--from desk service clerks to housekeeping. Rooms are small but well appointed with fridge, coffee maker, desk, chairs, convenient internet, etc. Next door is a great tapas restaurant (Ceviche) and there are many other excellent eateries and bars within easy walking distance (2-3 blocks).

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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little boutique type hotel in a great location downtown. Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Kind of a chic vibe all-around. We went with another couple and shared a room - highly recommend!

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review! The Ponce de Leon team is thrilled to hear you were able to experience the charm the the City of Saint Petersburg and our hotel has to offer. We look forward to having you stay as a guest with us in...

North Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed Friday February 17th in a quaint corner room. We loved the character this historical building has. Our room had great sunrise views. Our room was clean, the staff was excellent and the downstairs bar and restaurant were fabulous. The hotel is close to everything and there is a great market right outside on Saturday morning. We would definitely...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very small. Just enough room for the two beds. The bathroom was also small. It didn't have any vent in the ceiling or an exhaust fan. The room needed some maintenance. The phone did not work at all. Pick it up and its completely dead. Remote for tv was missing the back. The outlet started to come...

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Sarasota Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no parking attached to the Ponce De Leon. You have to park at a parking garage and walk to the hotel. There are several parking garages in the area. The hotel is an older hotel, but has been renovated. Ceviche' restaurant is downstairs in the hotel. The rooms are smaller, but one side of the hotel seems to...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay, the first was two years ago. It has deteriorated beyond the possible "charm" it possibly had previously. Our bed was the worst we've ever encountered - absolutely unbearable. Our bathroom sink plumbing had a leak, and overall our stay was unpleasant. The staff was congenial, that's the only positive. We had four rooms & the...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of our staff and hotel, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Currently, our property is being renovated to better accommodate our guests and ensure customer satisfaction. Again, thank you for giving us your honest review. We do hope you will give our hotel a another chance during your next trip to...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown St. Pete has so much to offer and the Ponce de Leon hotel is perfectly located to take advantage of it. We came up to see a concert at Janus Live and were able to walk to the venue. The onsite restaurant is delicious. Our room was small but comfortable and clean. If you're okay with a place that...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Martin R for taking the time to write us such a pleasant review! We are very thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay during your trip to the downtown Saint Petersburg area. The Ponce de Leon team would love to have you as our guest again in the future!

Medford, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seemed fairly recently renovated but awkwardly and not completely. For example the size and placement of the sink in the bathroom was such that it was impossible to bend over it to wash your face. Some aspects of the room and hallways seemed new and some old and outdated. We paid extra for a room with a Murphy bed...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, Front Office Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. Our team always strive to do their best to ensure that the guest will have an enjoyable stay. Your concerns will...

Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in January 2017 for a concert at Vinoy Park. The hotel was clean, renovated, but would not let us check in early (concert was 12pm-10pm, reentry was not an option). The parking was not included, which was also disappointing. Overall, the hotel good for a night stay (we live in a town nearby). The elevator was kinda of...

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PonceDeLeonHotel, General Manager at Ponce De Leon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Elizabeth! Your comments regarding our property are much appreciated. Currently, we are working on renovating our hotel as a whole to better accommodate our guests. We do apologize for the construction and inconvenience of the parking and elevator situation. Thank you again and we do hope in the future...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night to attend a concert downtown and not have to drive home afterwards. The hotel was clean, well equipped and met all of our needs precisely. The room was a bit small when compared to a "regular" hotel room but exactly what we expected for being in a beautiful and historic building. We are local so we...

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On behalf of the staff and management, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very sadden to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. Our team always strive to do their best to ensure that the guest will have an enjoyable stay. Your concerns will...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponce De Leon Hotel

Address: 95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $147 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponce De Leon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#9 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Some of the rooms are larger than others.”
 of 5 bubbles Cathy333P, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be smarter than the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethwV3741DY, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are better due to the people coming out of the bars at night.”
 of 5 bubbles sjgatl, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room was quaint, and met our needs”
 of 5 bubbles dougd133, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are nice. Some of the bathrooms are small, but very clean hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jrblust, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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