15 Best Hotels in St. Petersburg, FL (2022 Edition)


Room at the The Don CeSar Hotel in St Petersburg, Florida, USA
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St. Petersburg is one of the most popular cities to visit on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It boasts incredible white sand beaches and plenty of sunshine, thus its nickname, the Sunshine City. Visitors can explore all types of attractions, from golfing and fishing to wandering one of the many museums. St. Petersburg is home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and is also a short drive from Tampa, where the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play. 

Whether you’re visiting on a family vacation or on a weekend couples retreat, you’ll want to know you’ll be arriving at top-notch accommodation. We want that for you, too, which is why we have carefully compiled a list of the best hotels in St. Petersburg. 

The Best Hotels in St. Petersburg, Florida

Photo: Courtesy of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

Kicking off our list of the best places to stay in St. Petersburg is this fantastic pet-friendly luxury resort and golf club. 

The Vinoy is ideally located right across from Vinoy Park and is less than a 10-minute walk from the St. Pete Pier, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Palladium Theater St. Petersburg. Beach Drive NE is only a block away and offers an array of restaurants and bars to choose from. There is paid secure parking available on-site, and it comes equipped with an EV charger. 

Guests can spend their days lounging poolside with a cocktail under one of the cabanas or swimming in the heated pool. Afterward, they can make their way to the spa for a relaxing massage or facial. The hotel also features a Health Club where guests can participate in fitness classes and yoga classes and then head to the sauna or Jacuzzi. Other amenities include a fitness center, babysitting services, and a kids’ club. 

All the rooms come fitted with a dedicated workspace, water bottles, a coffee maker, and a TV with pay-per-view movies and video games. Guests can order room service from the on-site restaurant or head to the on-site minimarket for a snack. 

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The Don CeSar Hotel

This beachfront hotel in St. Petersburg is one of the best places to stay for couples or families looking to enjoy some fun in the sand and sea. 

There are plenty of things for guests to do while staying here, including swimming in one of the two heated pools, partaking in beach yoga classes, or even renting Jet Skis at the hotel. The on-site Spa Oceana offers plenty of relaxing packages and services, like massages, makeup services, waxing services, and hair services. There is also a steam room, a fitness center, and a hot tub. While mom and dad enjoy cocktails at one of the on-site bars, the kids can head over to the games room or to Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor for a sweet treat. Guests can dine at one of three on-site restaurants serving up American and Mediterranean food. The hotel also employs an entertainment staff and offers nightly live shows. 

All the rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a desk for those working remotely. Select rooms have a private balcony where guests can enjoy an evening glass of wine or room service. 

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Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park

This hotel in St. Petersburg is one of the best places to stay for business travelers or couples.

The hotel is located less than a five-minute drive from Feather Sound Country Club and is right off from I-275, offering easy access to the Howard Frankland Bridge and Tampa. Downtown St. Petersburg is roughly a 15-minute drive away, and St. Pete Beach is about a 25-minute drive away. 

All the rooms come equipped with a coffee maker, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, a dedicated workspace, and a private balcony. Guests can head to the 24-hour fitness center to get a workout in or head outside and go for a jog along the lake trail. The hotel also features an outdoor infinity pool that is open all year round, a pool table, a hot tub, and a business center. Guests can opt to dine at the on-site restaurant for dinner or head down to the on-site minimarket for a late-night snack. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and free on-site parking. 

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Treasure Island Beach Resort 

Treasure Island is known for its incredible beach and proximity to John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. This resort on the beach in St Petersburg is perfect for families or those traveling with their furry friends.

All the suites have a modern motif with a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with stainless-steel appliances. Guests can cook their own meals, order room service, or head down to the on-site restaurant and bar. 

The pool area features plenty of sun loungers, along with a hot tub, a firepit, and a gate to access the beach. Guests can start their day with a workout at the fitness center or with a walk down the beach. The hotel also has a business center and on-site laundry machines. 

This beach resort in St. Petersburg is located less than a five-minute drive from John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. There are plenty of restaurants and bars right on the hotel’s doorstep, and St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is about a 30-minute drive away. 

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Bilmar Beach Resort

The Bilmar Beach Resort is one of the cheapest hotels in St. Petersburg but still a fantastic choice. 

The hotel has an upscale modern motif and features plenty of on-site activities. Guests can get competitive with a game of ping-pong or sign out one of the free bicycles. There is also on-site karaoke, two on-site restaurants, a happy hour, and evening entertainment. The pool area overlooks the beach and is stocked with pool toys and open all year round. Guests have direct access to the beach, along with free parking and free Wi-Fi. 

All the rooms come well equipped with a microwave, a minifridge, a toaster, and a flat-screen TV. Select rooms also have a private balcony where guests can enjoy an evening glass of wine or room service. 

This St. Petersburg hotel is located right on Treasure Island Beach, about a 20-minute drive from Downtown St. Petersburg and a 25-minute drive from Fort DeSoto County Park. John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is a five-minute drive away, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. 

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RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds

This spacious oceanfront resort is one of the best beach hotels in St. Petersburg for families or couples. 

The resort features two outdoor heated pools, and one of them is for adults only. The on-site restaurant boasts a 33,500-gallon aquarium that allows guests to swim with the fish and serves up delicious Caribbean food. Guests can spend their days at the beach with water sports rentals from the hotel or book an excursion at the front desk. The property also features a kids’ play area, outdoor firepits, a fitness center, and a business center. Guests also have access to the amenities, including a full-service spa and tennis courts, at the resort’s sister hotel next door. 

All the rooms come furnished with a microwave, a minifridge, free Wi-Fi, a TV, and a private balcony. There is also a dedicated workspace in each room, perfect for those planning on working remotely while on holiday. 

The hotel is ideally located right on St. Pete Beach, with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Fort DeSoto County Park and Downtown St. Petersburg are less than a 20-minute drive away. Guests have access to on-site parking. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Crystal Palms Beach Resort

Crystal Palms Beach Resort

If you are looking for a hotel on the beach in St. Petersburg that offers all the comforts of home with the amenities of a hotel, the aparthotel suites at the Crystal Palms Beach Resort are just what you’re looking for. 

This fantastic hotel features fully stocked apartment rooms with free Wi-Fi, a living area, a TV, and a full kitchen complete with stainless-steel appliances and a dishwasher. There is also a private balcony, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of joe or an evening beer. Guests can spend their days sunbathing beside the pool and soaking in the Jacuzzi. The hotel also has free on-site parking and access to a washer and dryer. 

The resort is located on Treasure Island, right across the road from the beach. There are plenty of bars and restaurants just steps from the hotel, and John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is less than a five-minute drive away. Downtown St. Petersburg and St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport are roughly a 25-minute drive away. 

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Photo: Courtesy of The Hotel Zamora 

The Hotel Zamora 

This Mediterranean-style hotel is one of the best hotels in St. Pete Beach, and it offers a unique upscale motif. 

The pet-friendly hotel features an incredible rooftop bar with faux grass and comfortable furnishings. The pool is half-covered with a patio area that features lounge sets and flat-screen TVs, so guests can watch the game from the comfort of the pool. If you happen to be arriving to the area by boat, the hotel also has a private dock with availability for seven boats to park. Other amenities include a wine hour, a fitness center, a snack bar, and live entertainment. 

All the rooms come well equipped with a walk-in shower, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, an air purifier, and bathrobes. Guests who are planning on working remotely can set their laptops up at the desk. 

Guests are just a short walk from the beach and about a 15-minute drive from Fort Desoto County Park and the restaurants and museums in Downtown St. Petersburg. Paid on-site parking with EV chargers is available. 

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Photo: Courtesy of TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

Step inside the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort and enjoy 20 acres of beachfront fun at this luxury hotel in St. Petersburg. 

The resort features three heated pools: one for adults, one for kids, and one for all ages. Kids can spend the day at the kids’ club playing minigolf, ping-pong, or one of the games in the games rooms. There is also an indoor play area, an outdoor play area, tennis courts, and on-site water sports activities like parasailing available for an additional charge. The hotel also offers nightly entertainment, karaoke, and pub crawls. Guests have direct access to the beach, where there is a massive blow-up slide, as well as on-site facilities like a spa, a fitness center, and yoga classes. 

All the rooms come fitted with a microwave, a minifridge, a toaster, and a coffee machine. Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the hotel. In the evening, parents can hire the on-site babysitter service and then head to one of four restaurants on the property for a romantic meal together.

This St. Petersburg hotel is located right on St. Pete Beach, just a short walk from plenty of restaurants and bars. Downtown St. Petersburg is less than a 20-minute drive away. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort

Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort

If you are looking for a nice hotel in St. Petersburg that’s on the beach and family-friendly, then the Plaza Beach Hotel on St. Pete Beach is for you. 

Kids are sure to be well entertained here as the resort has an entertainment staff, a games room, ping-pong tables, minigolf, and a private playground. Guests can spend their days swimming in the heated pool or playing shuffleboard or cornhole in the outdoor games area. A gate leads from the pool area to the beach, where there are beach volleyball nets and Adirondack chairs for guests to use. The property also features a barbecue area, a fitness center, a bar, and free on-site parking. 

All the rooms come equipped with a private kitchenette complete with a fridge, a stovetop, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, and a dining area. Select rooms also have a private balcony. 

This fantastic resort is located less than a 15-minute drive from Fort DeSoto County Park and the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. Downtown St. Petersburg is roughly a 20-minute drive away. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Hyatt Place St. Petersburg/Downtown

Hyatt Place St. Petersburg/Downtown

Stay in the heart of St. Petersburg at this lovely pet-friendly hotel in Downtown St. Petersburg. 

Guests will find themselves just steps from some of the top attractions and restaurants in the city. The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is just around the corner, and the Salvador Dalí Museum and the Florida Holocaust Museum are less than a 10-minute walk away. Nearby, there are tons of restaurants and bars as well as a Saturday farmers market held at Williams Park, just a five-minute walk away. 

Inside, the rooms have modern décor and are furnished with a fridge, a seating area, and a TV. Those planning on working remotely can set up at the desk for the day, and free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the property. Guests can soak in the Florida sun at the fabulous rooftop heated pool that is open all year round. Complimentary breakfast is served continental-style in the dining area, and there is also an on-site bar. Other amenities include a fitness center, a business center, and paid on-site parking. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

This hotel is perfect for business travelers or guests looking to catch a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field. 

The hotel is located in the Waterfront Arts District, about a five-minute walk from the Salvador Dalí Museum and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus. Tropicana Field is only a five-minute drive away, and Downtown St. Petersburg is a 15-minute walk away. Paid on-site parking is available. 

Guests can spend their days sunbathing beside the heated pool and their evenings gathered around the outdoor firepits. The perfect remedy for a day in the sun is a massage at the full-service spa on the property. At the on-site restaurant, Tangerine, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as high tea and a cocktail hour. There is also an on-site Starbucks, a business center, and a fitness center. 

All the rooms come equipped with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, a TV, a desk, and a fridge. Guests can opt to order room service or head down to the on-site minimarket for a snack.

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Photo: Courtesy of Hollander Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg

Hollander Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg

If you are looking for one of the best boutique hotels in St. Petersburg, then look no further. The Hollander Hotel located in Downtown St. Petersburg is for you. 

This gorgeous pet-friendly hotel features a spacious outdoor pool area with a saltwater pool, cabanas, a bar, and live music at night. Guests will find 21 craft beers on tap at the bar and incredibly fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant. The property also features a fitness center, free on-site parking, a business center, and a launderette. After a day of exploring nearby attractions, guests can treat themselves to one of the services at the on-site spa. 

All the rooms come well equipped with a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, a TV, and a desk. Some rooms have a kitchen and living area. In the morning, guests can opt to make their own coffee or head to the on-site coffee shop for a cappuccino. 

The hotel is located right across the street from the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement on the outskirts of Downtown. Williams Park, where the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market takes place, is only a five-minute walk away. 

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The Kenwood Gables

If you are wondering where to stay in St. Petersburg that is more adult-friendly and close to downtown, then this gorgeous adult-only B&B is that place you are looking for!

The Kenwood Gables offers boutique accommodation in a Tudor revival home with a touch of southern charm. Guests can enjoy swimming in the heated saltwater pool or relax poolside on one of the sun loungers. There is also an outdoor firepit, perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine in the evening. Guests have the option of a complimentary continental breakfast or buffet breakfast. Free parking is also included. 

In the soundproof rooms, guests will find fantastic amenities such as a coffee maker, a Smart TV, board games, puzzles, and a fridge. Some rooms come with a terrace and direct access to the pool. 

This lovely hotel is located in the North Kenwood neighborhood, less than a 10-minute drive from Downtown St. Petersburg and a five-minute drive from Tropicana Field. St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is less than a 20-minute drive away. 

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Crystal Bay Historic Hotel

Last on our list is the Crystal Bay Historic Hotel, located in the La Vista neighborhood near Treasure Island. Treasure Island Beach is roughly a five-minute drive away, and John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is a 10-minute drive away. Pets are also welcome at the hotel, and guests have access to free on-site parking. 

All the rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and are equipped with a coffee maker, a microwave, a TV, a fridge, and a desk. Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the property. Guests will find a complimentary breakfast served to their room each morning; it can be made vegetarian or gluten-free upon request. Room service is also available. In addition, the property features a business center and an on-site pool that is open all year round. At the end of the day, guests can indulge in a massage from the on-site spa. 

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is less than a 30-minute drive away, and the hotel offers an airport shuttle for an additional fee. 

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There you have them, the best hotels in the St. Petersburg area! From budget-friendly hotels to massive beachfront resorts, we have gathered the best of the best. All you have to do is pick on and start packing. 

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