Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
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Well, here we are, back in the United States for almost 2 weeks now and enjoying every single minute of it. After spending a few days with Sebastien in Ft. Myers and catching up with him and his life, we ended up spending our Floridian time in Tampa and plopped our backpacks at our very good friends's house Keith and Diane who again generously welcomed us into ...
... Everglades - fantastic scenery. Fall colors with palm trees contrast to bad it was raining so hard no pictures. Definitely have to go back. Then we went through an area with panthers. Unbelievable road signs to watch for panthers crossing for several miles. Again in the pouring rain. Never saw signage like that before. No kidding for ...
... I am loving it!
Like I said...I grew up in a small town, so living in a major city that the people from here classify as "small" is crazy to me, but unlike anything I have ever experienced. Everything is better here. The weather, the architecture, the scenery, the food, the overall atmosphere.
So far...I feel like I am on a permanent vacation. I look out my bedroom window and see palm trees swaying in the light breeze. I walk outside and am able to ...
Back home today. Didnt have wifi access while in England on the boat so couldnt post. Too busy and tired last 3 days in Scotland Wrote up experiences each day though and will post a few at a time shortly It was a great and different adventure Now on to planning for ...
IT was a great experience that i had in America . I went to Disney land there were lots of rides over there like Roller coaster,water rides etc.there I met Mickey mouse,we saw the night parade and every cartoon character had there own cart there was music and many other facilities over there i ate a very famous pineapple ice cream which was amazing
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove Saint Petersburg
Stayed here with wife and kids for a week on a peewee hockey trip. I did not select the hotel and was skeptical. No need for that, this place is great. The pool, gardens, bay side is very tropical and much more than you would expect for the price. Don't hesitate to book here.
Great Hotel and service. Staff some of the best I have seen. The grounds of this hotel is very tropical.
Just returned from a quick trip to St. Petersburg. We only spent 2 nights here as we split the trip up between 2 hotels in different areas. This hotel had good points and bad points but overall was a good choice. The directions given by the hotel website were very confusing-there is no street sign indicating the same name the hotel uses for it's address. We ended up driving around for 30 minutes and getting caught on the interstate over the 15 mile long bridge before we finally figured out where the hotel was. (I suggest maybe calling the hotel before hand to get directions once you get off the interstate).
Better than it looks, but...
at first appearance, it struck me as not so great. the buildings are old, but the insides of the rooms have obviously been remodeled. my room had a nice size fridge and a king size bed. pillows were better than some more expensive hotels i've been to. it was clean and nicely decorated with double glass to shield outside noises. my only complaint was the climate control. being used to central air conditioning with humidity control, the "window" a/c was noisy and hard to control the humidity level. it was plenty cold, though. the gym was very nice with plenty of cardio and a universal station. quite large considering.i would definately go there again if ever in the st. pete area.
The adverting brochures in my opinion are misleading...we booked a 4 night stay with this hotel 4 years ago for our long awaited vacation.
It was not a very nice spot. I wrote the hotel after we got back home and let them know i was upset and disappointed. 18 tropical acres...well it may be 18 acres but they are not tropical...its on a major highway....2 pools and jacuzzi - No one would ever want to swim in these pools of algae. The jacuzzi was green and slimy, not exactly a romantic time....and the list goes on and on....
Stayed over the 4/4 for an anniversay getaway in a bay view room. The room was clean, but, had some some maintanence problems such as a leaky air conditioner. Our view was wonderful of the bay and skyway bridge!
Was very worried when I first pulled into the parking lot. From the parking lot it appears to be a cheap motel off the highway. Its not until you go in the back that you see the beauty of this place. The pool is beautiful with a great view of the water and swaying palm trees. The gardens are nice and very well maintained. The rooms are sufficient. nothing more than the basic. Its basically budget motel accomadations combined with resort like amenities. nice staff, friendly. Recommended!! Also the beach bar is very cool. entertainment on some days.
Had a great time
What a great Resort we found. It is off a Interstate but the Gardens of the property were far beyond what we have seen at other properties. The rooms are maybe a little smaller than average but we did not care. We went to Florida to see things and enjoy the Sun. The Resort has two nice pools and is located on Tampa Bay. Not the Gulf of Mexico but the prices were allot more reasonable. They have Tennis and a very nice Beach Bar to relax in.The rooms were clean and the staff was extreamly friendly. We will go back and tell all our friends about this place.
Nice location, but...
I recently stayed there for a week and found the hotel somewhat disappointing. The room was not cleaned prior to check in. It was also not very well maintained. There were stains on the carpet, gouges in the wall, inconsistent water temperatures in the shower. House keeping never really cleaned the room completely. The bathroom was always dirty. The food in the restaurant was just OK. Nice view and the service was good.The heated pool looked like it was green from algae (it may have been clean but it didn't look all that appealing to swim in). However, the non-heated pool was nice. Given a choice, I would likely never stay there again.
Holiday Inn Marina Cove was sufficient
I was in St. Petersburg a couple of weeks ago for a business trip. This hotel was nice. The only thing I was wary about was that the rooms were accessed from the parking lot, and that there were no elevators to get luggage up to the 2nd floor rooms. Once we arrived, we saw that there was security on duty 24 hours. The room was sufficient - mine had 2 double beds, small fridge, coffee maker, and a hair dryer. Nothing fancy, but housekeeping was great. After eating breakfast at the restaurant one morning - we didn't go back, but found other places to eat on the way in to work. Since it was a business trip, we didn't spend a lot of time hanging out poolside so I can't speak to that.