I chose to stay here instead of at the more impersonal business hotel down the street. As a result, my time in St. Petersburg felt more like a vacation than a business trip. This place is incredibly charming. The main house is beautifully restored - the pictures don't begin to do it justice. (They're good pictures, but the place is just so much nicer.) The yard is stunning and so peaceful. The inn itself is just outside of a very busy area, very quiet, in a real neighborhood, but steps from lots of action and just a few blocks from the water.
For part of my stay, there was a group of people who all knew each other. They were so kind and naturally invited me into the group. For another part of my stay, I was the only guest. I felt so pampered.
Our host is charming, informed, kind, lovely, and talented. He makes outstanding breakfasts. When I was the only guest, he even made a special breakfast that's hard for him to do when there are lots of guests.
My travels don't often take me to St. Pete, but if I ever return, I won't even think about staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recommended by NBC Today travel correspondent, Peter Greenberg, and listed in Frommer's - Florida, as the highest rated B&B in Tampa Bay. We have Rough Guide's only official "Recommended By" award in Tampa Bay. Extraordinary 1912 Arts and Crafts restoration featuring unpainted woodwork, casual but refined interiors, Wi-Fi, guest computer, whirlpool tubs, fine cotton linens, Egyptian towels. A multi course gourmet breakfast is served daily. National Historic district neighborhood and downtown location all in one! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dickens House Bed And Breakfast St. Petersburg, Florida