My stay at Crystal Bay Hotel was from Saturday to Saturday, and each day was wonderful. i love the refurbished historic building, a very generous space with a library area, plenty of sitting nooks for conversation, a roomy dining room and best of all, welcoming staff who are concerned with meeting the needs of each guest. The food was amazing!!! i was there for a group conference and staff put forth a lot of effort to make our stay a pleasure. My room was just the right size and very tastefully redone.We will be returning in December 2017 and i am looking forward to it very much.
The people that work in the hotel are so very nice, and accomodating. The hotel is 100 years old that has lots of history. Beautiful verandas, living room type sitting areas, and it's very clean. Free breakfast is included with a chef there to make your eggs, omlettes, and gluten free pancakes that are awesome. Loved this place, and can't wait to go back and visit soon. Would recommend this place to everyone.
From the moment you walk in the door, you feel like you've stepped back into time. You rest, relax, heal and get inspired. It is extremely quaint with individual seating rooms, two vortexs, pool and each floor has had a celebrity or two as quests over the past 100 years. Meals are delicious cooked by a talented chef. Tons to do around the area. Make sure you make an appointment with Dr. Mark W. Tong (Healer) and/or Barbra for a Crystal massage.
02/15/2013Knights Inn St Petersburg Tropicana
I've stayed at some pretty shady places with my travels, but this one takes the cake. I made the unfortunate mistake of booking a week on line and have regretted my decision from the minute I walked into the room. First of all, the room stunk. Not to smoke but to something I still cannot put my finger on. My shoes stuck to the floor and after taking a shower my cat jumped into the tub. He left black paw prints on everything he jumped on and that was only after a short period of time of walking on the carpet. The bed was suppose to be a queen size, but I got two doubles. When I asked to be moved, I was told their key card machine was broken and I did not have a choice. Ok, it gave me an extra bed for storage, I could handle that. But when I crawled into bed, it sagged, squeeked and rocked back and forth because a leg was broken. The other bed was not much better. Not only was the bed and carpet disgusting, but he walls looked like they had not been wiped or painted in decades. I still have no idea what was on the wall over the television. The door did not shot tight, the dead bolt did not work and the safety latch was broken. The telephone did not work, the television was from 1975 and the refrigerator had something in it. There are no amenities accept the pool. For work, I need to fax or copy and neither are available here.On a positive note, they allowed my cat. So unless you are up for an adventure, I would avoid this place.