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“Fabulous B&B in Downtown St. Petersburg”

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Watergarden Inn at the Bay
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Lovely B&B in heart of St. Petersburg. Everything is in walking distance from here- shops, great restaurants, the waterfront, pier and museums. Bill and Wilder are terrific hosts. By the time we left (we stayed 1 week) I felt like we were old friends. They were so friendly and accommodating. No request seemed too hard to fill. It was great waking up every morning to Bill's happy demeanor offering to make me one of his killer cappuccino's. Our room was absolutely lovely and so comfortable. We stayed in the Sailboat room which was a large suite with an amazingly comfortable antique bed and other furnishings along with a flat screen tv. The only thing that was a little awkward there was one of the posts from the bed was in the middle of the TV no matter where you were in the bed trying to watch. The room had a non working fireplace and large bathroom with jacuzzi tub which was so wonderful to use after a long day touring the city. One of the most fun things we did was use the bikes that Bill and Wilder make available and rode for about 8 miles around the St. Pete waterfront. Stunning! The only other thing that was a little bit of a bummer was that the heated pool was not so warm the first day that we got to use it after a 3 day cold spell, but that wouldn't keep us from going back. All in all we had a lovely stay and this is one of the best B&B's we've ever stayed at. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We were going to be in St. Petersburg and hoped to find a nice place that was near the museums, restaurants, and everything else the bay area has to offer. This B&B had stellar reviews, so we booked a room. What a great place! The innkeepers are personable and helpful. The location is convenient to everything. We parked the car (they have their own lot) and walked or took the trolley everywhere. Our room was nicely furnished and comfortable, with a whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower and a Keurig coffee maker. There are nice common areas where you could sit and talk or read. The grounds were beautifully designed and maintained, with a pool that looked like fun, but weather in the 40s kept us out of the water. Oh, and the breakfast! Sometimes at a B&B you have a short window of time to get up and eat, but here you have plenty of time to sleep in a bit and still have breakfast. It's served buffet style, with enough variety to suit most anybody. Bill is happy to make you an espresso, too.
Watergarden Inn at the Bay helped to make our short trip a memorable vacation. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

The Inn is located one block from great restaurants, art and the bay area of St. Pete. The owners could not have been more accommodating. Our room was lovely. The pool is private and the grounds are lush and private. And, parking is free!!! We would definitely return to this wonderful inn.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

St Petersburg is a beautiful town. On one of the best streets right off the bay you'll find the Water Garden Inn owned and run by a couple from Seattle. They have already won an award for their renovation. Or should I say preservation, and for their landscaping. The pool and lush surroundings are a fine retreat right in the middle of downtown. Bill and Wilder are more like gracious hosts than b&b proprietors. My room was a little bit small but very comfy with a huge whirlpool tub--also very quiet and serene. This is my new favorite home in St Pete.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We echo all other positive comments below, good location, very friendly and helpful owners and an excellent healthy breakfast. We are keen on good coffee and Bill also seems to enjoy serving good coffee to his guests with Nespresso (type) machines in all bedrooms as well as the kitchen and lounge areas. We had an enjoyable day on bikes and came back to an oasis of calm and a lovely swimming pool. They deserve to do well and to be NUMBER 1.

Room Tip: We had egret room on the front but there was no traffic noise at night.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great location, one block off the bay between the Chihuly glass and Dali's painting. Watergarden is an oasis of peace and quiet. Wil and Bill are friendly helpful and entertaining without being intrusive. Interesting clean rooms. And when you add their pool to all there is to do just a step out the door it's like your own little upscale resort. Very reasonable rates as well. You wont go wrong here.

Room Tip: Free off street parking as well
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Our three day stay could not have been better. We had a large, well furnished room. Bill and Wilder are very personable hosts. They had bicycles that we took out on the bay path. The location is perfect. We didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Watergarden Inn at the Bay

Address: 126 4th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3402
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range: $197 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Watergarden Inn at the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover your private oasis on over 1/2 acre in the heart of downtown. Steps away from Beach Drive shops and restaurants, fabulous museums, exciting sports venues, picturesque waterfront and marinas. Watergarden Inn at the Bay offers gracious accommodations and warm hospitality to travelers who enjoy privacy and comfort. 14 unique rooms & suites from Luxurious to romantic. Lounge by our pool or a private garden spot. ... more   less 
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