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St. Petersburg is set on a slice of land that both touches the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Offering easy access to some of Florida’s most popular family-friendly activities, the St. Petersburg also boasts adorable shops, museums and unique eateries, creating a wonderful little city scene. Boutique hotels in St. Petersburg are few in number but exude the same details and aesthetics of those in other historic areas, but at the same time, you have incredible coastal views. So if you’re looking for a quaint experience near the beach, these St. Petersburg boutique hotels deliver.
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Historic charm meets beach style at Hollander Hotel St. Petersburg/Downtown, one of the best hotels in St. Petersburg. The building dates back to the 1930s but has been polished into a chic getaway. From the sleek pool area with an eclectic bar that’s particularly ambient at night, to added extras like a coffee shop which serves artisan pastries and perfectly executed lattes, the Hollander Hotel is quite the magical getaway. Live music adds to the experience, with various performances of jazz and blues often being highlighted. You’ll totally unwind here, especially after stopping by the on-site spa for a deep tissues massage.
The pool at Hotel Zamora extends from a covered lounge space if you’re seeking a bit of shade, then to the open air, riverfront deck which faces outward toward the water. Guests can see both the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa bay from the ideal location, and the rooftop bar accented with turf and comfy couches is a phenomenal place to take it all in, especially at sunset. Rain showers, warm Spanish influence and stunning exterior Mediterranean architecture add the wow factor to this establishment.
With its striking architecture highlighted by bright teal, you know bold is the theme of Avalon Hotel St. Petersburg/Downtown before even stepping inside. Pops of pink and orange against modern aesthetics and dark colors are exciting and refreshing. Going with the Art Deco vibe, things still remain quite upscale. The pool and bar area connects Avalon Hotel with its affiliate property, the Hollander Hotel. A free shuttle is on hand to take you to nearby destinations, and other complimentary perks include coffee and wine.
Things are simple at the restored 1915 building at Crystal Bay Hotel. The pool offers a spacious patio, but the showstopper has to be the breakfast in the lovely dining area—everything is chef prepared or made to order, from veggie infused omelets to the fluffy gluten-free pancakes. Enjoy those little extras at this Treasure Island proximal escape.
Views, views and views, The Birchwood boasts an impeccable balance of new and old with its visually pleasing architecture. Romantic rooms with four-poster beds, claw foot tubs, striking tile work and incredible lounge spaces take this place to another level. Not to mention, the rooftop bar whips up an array of fantastic cocktails while guests relax by the fire pit, overlooking the surrounding waters. Dine at the hotel’s Birch and Vine restaurant, as they feature locally sourced cuisine that is pretty darn delicious. If any hotel epitomizes the boutique scene in St. Pete, this is it.
With only 20 guest rooms, service at The Inn on Third is tailored to those wanting something more personable. While in a fantastic location close to St. Pete’s top attractions, the surroundings are calm and pleasant. A simple but nice breakfast of pastries, juices and coffee is provided, along with a fun little happy hour in the afternoon.
Charming accommodation and a central location, The Cordova Inn is known for its age-old features and wine and cheese social. Take advantage of the adorable front porch or enjoy a cup of coffee while soaking in the stunning outdoor scenery.