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“Great little place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Inn on Third
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
St. Simons Island
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Stayed at this hotel becuase of Trip Advisor reviews and were not dissappointed. As stated it is an older hotel with small rooms but the friendly staff is worth the visit. A nice happy hour with beer and wine and a suitable cont. breakfast in the am.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank patriciaj231
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beaufort, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

My husband and I needed a quick get away and wanted a great arts experience -- so St. Petersburg was the perfect choice. After reading reviews of the hotel we decided that this was where we wanted to stay. What a perfect choice!!! Stephanie & Brian are the Best and the family atmosphere makes it so comfortable. The room was neat & clean and no matter how many times we said the room could be skipped, our bed was always made. The location is perfect -- we could walk to everything and they always recommended great places when we wanted something specific (like pizza or dessert). We highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a little piece of St. Pete, a great family run business, a clean room, great people, easy access to everything in St. Pete & an amazing value! We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CeladonArtsAdvisor
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Derbyshire
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We stayed her for 3 nights in December whilst visiting friends in St Petersburg and watching the Bucs. The hotel is run by a very nice young couple who make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive.

This is an older style hotel, but it is very well maintained and very clean.

The hotel is situated is an excellent location in St Petersburg and the waterfront and pier are all easily walkable, and there are a variety of shops and bars only a couple of blocks away.
A continental breakfast is provided, which consists of cereals, pastries, hot drinks and juice. Just what is needed to set you up for a morning.

Parking is available at the side of the hotel, but be aware that if you are there on the weekend, you will have to move your car on Sunday morning, as the parking lot is owned by the church next door. It isn’t a problem though as there are a couple of on street spaces, plus you can park at the bank across the road.

I would happily stay here again, especially when you look at the price of other hotels in the same vicinity!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DerbyshireEvil_Homer
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

I stayed here for a job interview this past summer, never having been to St. Pete. I normally stay in a nice chain hotel when I travel, but because of the reviews of this hotel, I took a chance. It's THE BEST. First, and most importantly, CLEAN. Not a hair on my bed or in the sink or in the tub. Yes, the rooms are older and the bathroom is small, but everything's so well maintained and there's none of that "old hotel smell".
So the rooms are great. The location is great. But what makes this hotel are the owners. They are the best people you will ever meet. It does feel like you're part of their family when you're there. I was in a major car accident during this trip and my rental car was totaled. Even though I had already checked out, I knew I could go back to them for assistance. They went over and above what normal, friendly people would do...setting up an airport shuttle, offering me lunch, driving me to look at potential places to live...just the feeling that I wasn't alone and was amongst friends was so important.
I wouldn't stay any place else if I were visiting St. Pete.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Susanne G
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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

In town for a job interview, I found that I could not have done any better than this absolute gem of an inn. Not only was it a fantastic value, the owners (Stephanie and Brian) quite obviously hold personal touches in the highest regard. As I had never visited the area before, part of my stay was devoted to learning St. Pete should I be the successful candidate for the position. I could not have done better--Stephanie and Brian spent a great deal of time speaking to anything I had questions about, and their love of the area is obvious (and catchy!). Through their help I was able to get beyond some of the normal fun activities of the waterfront and visit other areas both commercial and residential that we might be interested in. As others have noted it is set up well to converse with those also staying at the inn, should you so desire.

This is the perfect place if you like personality, warmth and charm. If you are looking for a frat party you might be disappointed (Stephanie and Brian will answer any questions about amenities quickly and truthfully). Otherwise it isn't even a question of where to stay--just a question of when and for how long.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carl D
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Property: The Inn on Third
Address: 342 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Americas Best Inn)
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#6 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price range (per night): $149 - $209
Hotel Class:2 star — The Inn on Third 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Important information: Starting mid July 2015, our hotel will be called "The Inn On Third". It will be the same owners and innkeepers as the last 10 years, so you can expect the same great service and hospitality as in the past. We look forward to welcoming you! Charming historic inn conveniently located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. This 22 guest room inn is within walking distance to world class museums and galleries, fine dining, evening entertainment and St. Pete's beautiful waterfront. Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is less than 1 mile from the inn. The Gulf beaches are an app. 20 Minute drive from Downtown. Amenities at the inn include a continental breakfast, a drink at Evening Happy Hour, wifi and limited onsite parking. We are a 2-star property know for excellent service and unique accommodations. ... more   less 
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