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Watergarden Inn at the Bay
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My husband and I live in Sarasota and I wanted to surprise him with a special night for his birthday. The Watergarden Inn was the right choice. Everything about the experience was lovely.I would definitely recommend this lovely place!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed in the Veranda Suite which turned out to be a perfect choice for 3 women traveling together. Loved the tropical soft colors and decor and spacious rooms with high ceiling, and the veranda offered a lovely place to relax with a drink or visit. Having a 'kitchenette' area and table was perfect for morning coffee (& leftovers) -- before heading over to the very nice and welcoming breakfast. Wilder or Bill offered us their specialty cappuccinos (a real treat)!! and we never wanted for anything: ice, plastic cups for poolside, towels, a smile or help with directions. Free parking a definite plus for downtown St. Pete and the location was perfect for walking, walking, walking everywhere. Close to the North Bay Trail, a drink at the Vinoy or Canopy and even to the Dali Museum and a variety of restaurants, gelato, etc. And I especially loved the pool and gardens so private yet right in the heart of the city. Love St. Pete. This is a perfect choice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This B&B is well managed. Our room was clean and well decorated. The breakfast spread was terrific. The hospitality was warm and the air conditioning was cold. Free parking was a definite plus that you could easily overlook when choosing where to stay in St. Pete. Location was close to all major attractions. Our room overlooked the street which was a minor nuisance when the traffic came through.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street are quieter.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We have stayed at the Watergarden Inn at the Bay at least once a year for the last ten years. Our recent four day stay during the St. Pete Grand Prix served to remind us why we love this place so much. From the minute we check in, we feel like we are in a wonderful, welcoming, comfortable home. Bill and Wilder make us feel like they are happy to see us arrive and sad to see us leave. Their graciousness and care for their guests is second to none. We have always enjoyed the location, the beautifully appointed bedrooms, the lovely surroundings - but it is the "little touches" that really make the stay special - the yummy gourmet items at breakfast (we stopped at Fresh Market on the way home for the delicious fresh-made honey peanut butter), the always available k-cup coffees, teas and hot chocolate, and Bill's wonderful sense of humor! We truly feel like the Watergarden Inn at the Bay is our "second home". Thank you Bill and Wilder!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

What a perfect stay in downtown St. Pete! The Watergarden Inn is well-kept and most welcoming with amicable hosts Wilder and Bill, who take pride in their bed and breakfast and it's returning guests. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable. The lush gardens complete with swimming pool are a relaxing spot for morning coffee or sipping wine, both of which we enjoyed. Breakfast is an tasty assortment of fresh berries, cereals, yogurt, pastries, juices, and a great selection of coffee/teas, including freshly brewed cappuccino. Best of all is the location! A safe, easy walk to the Dali and Chihuly museums, the Vanoy, and the vibrant bay front, which offers excellent restaurants and trendy shops. The downtown trolly (50 cents) is a fun way to learn the history of the buildings as you ride the loop. It also stops at the Dali Museum. We loved our stay at the Watergarden Inn and exploring the 'new' St. Pete. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I didn't have much time to enjoy this wonderful B & B as I was attending a wedding and was in and out. My room was comfortable, beautiful and very relaxing. The owners were extremely pleasant and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend the Watergarden Inn - it is a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy while visiting St. Petersburg. I hope I have the chance to visit again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I enjoyed three lovely days in downtown St Pete. The Inn was charming and run by wonderful people. Although not warm enough to swim, it has a lovely pool and gardens. One block from the bay and downtown. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

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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: £112 - £237 (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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