This B & B is located in an ideal area. Close to many restaurants, shopping and public transportation. We parked our car at the onsite parking lot and got around to all the museums by bus. So convenient Our hosts were very friendly. Hoghly recommend Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast
We needed to be in St. Pete for employment continuing education. Had a gift card from Bed and Breakfast.com and found the Beach Drive B&B to be less than 2 miles from where the early morning classes were held. Elizabeth greeted us and showed us our room with a very comfortable king bed. We had a self-provided picnic dinner in the entry dining area and then went across the street afterward to the yacht basin marina and the waterfront park beyond that to watch the sunset. Since my husband had to be in class at 8am and breakfast was not until 8:30, Roland (the owner) made him up a cold plate of yogurt, fresh fruit, croissant and bagel with cream cheese and jam, and orange juice. This was placed in the refrigerator in the hall just outside our room. Lovely. I was able to attend the "real" breakfast, prepared to order by Elizabeth, and visit with other guests at the main dining table. I had a berry and cream cheese stuffed French toast plate. Fresh fruit, juice, bread/bagels/English muffins, coffee and tea were all available as self service items. My other breakfast companions had banana waffles or scrambled eggs as their plate choices. All made with a smile and very tasty. We would stay here again.
never stayed in a B & B before was very pleased! This was close to shopping, restaurants, water front and museums etc. Older place, has history! The Inn Keeper made me feel right at home for a single woman.
This places is listed as closed and it is NOT at all!!! I found this place through searching the many different B&B websites for places that are available, and was very disappointed when I saw that some websites said this cute place was CLOSED. Well they are very much incorrect! This very cute B&B place is still very much up and running by two of the most wonderful people. I toured the place to book my future date and it is even better in person than I expected! Being a big lover of Old World Colonial American Heritage and being able to step out of the Big City stressful of day-in & day-out rut. This place is just what we were looking for to get back to the basics of enjoying sweet tea in a rocking chair and clearing our heads of our daily rat race stressful schedules. I am so very happy that places like this are still around to enjoy.
We had an excellent stay at the Beach Drive B&B. Jana the innkeeper met us the first day and shared a lot of good information about the B&B and the local area. She is a real gem. Christy the housekeeper was very helpful and went out of her way to see we had what we needed. The room was very clean and comfortable. Roland he owner was friendly and knowledgeable. He tried to meet our every need. Plus he was fun to talk too. Knew a lot about the area. The food was excellent. Each breakfast was a delight.An excellent experience.
Very clean, spacious rooms. Service and staff were outstanding. A very quiet, relaxing step back in time. Our first visit, but will definitely not be our last. Would highly recommend this facility to anyone looking for a bed and breakfast of any type.
We stayed for one night and had a nice stay. The location is perfect and the service was great. Nice touches included coffee snacks and evening wine. However the rooms were a bit tired a could be updated (better a/c, decoration and tv), without losing the great character of a nice old house.
The warmth my husband and I felt from Roland, Heather and of course Jana was unsurpassed. The bed was more than comfortable, and I can not give high enough praise for the delicious breakfasts we were served. If you are looking for a perfect place to get away from it all or want to be in the thick of things this is the place to stay. You will not be disappointed!!!!!
We stayed in the Key West Suite. It had a wonderful amount of space in the forward sitting room and an enormous king size bed. The mattress was older and particularly firm but the sheets and pillows were incredibly soft and comfortable: this they compensated for the hard mattress. The bathroom in this room was a converted closet in the corner and was difficult to stand in or use for both myself (I'm 6 feet tall) and my wife (who is 5 feet tall). I understand the need for space and the fact this was clearly an old room converted into a suite. The jacuzzi tub (which we couldn't figure out) is in a converted sitting area in the center of the wall at the foot of the bed. Which continues an odd tradition I've noticed at B&Bs of the bathing area being clearly visible from the bed. It's peculiar. Overall the place was great to stay in. You're afforded a privacy not always found at B&Bs as well as a solitary freedom for a quiet weekend. The location is walking distance from most everything on beach drive and it was quiet even on the weekends.
We were in town for a conference, which was conveniently across the street. Owner and staff were very friendly. Our room was upgraded, for what reason we didn't really find out. But the Key West suite was spacious and the bed was comfortable. If we return to the area, we would consider staying here again.
If you're looking for a quiet place to stay that is still very convenient to downtown Tampa, you've found it. The innkeepers are kind and gracious and treat you like family. The room was clean and comfortable and included a microwave, fridge, TV with cable and wi-fi. The clawfoot tub allowed a luxurious soak at the end of the day. Great stay.
Authentic Amish home in a beautiful secluded neighborhood. This place is magical! If you love antiques and country living then this is the perfect romantic getaway. The inn keepers Carolyn & Larry are an absolute joy and the sweet rolls are scrumptious! The grounds are lush and fragrant with a divine lagoon style pool. We will definitely be back!
Though not recently, my wife and I have stayed here multiple times. The owners are great, and they are very accomodating. There is a wine and cheese social. We also loved that they have a pair of bikes to use if you want to move around town. Most everything is within walking distance anyways. I prefer this B and B over the hotels in downtown. The value is there and it is much more quaint than the hotels, including the vinoy. I will be back and I recomment it often.
Wilder & Bill Witt are Innkeepers extraordinaire. The room was lovely with every amenity, including a windowseat where I sat and read while waiting out one of those sudden summer thundershowers. The location is perfect, with many excellent restaurants from which to choose for lunch or dinner. The ambiance in the common areas was wonderful. What I particularly liked about the Inn (besides Wilder & Bill) was its simplicity and tastefulness without being overdone. I've already recommended the Inn to many of my friends, and I plan to return soon.
The bed was very comfortable, I loved the atmosphere of the house, great service...They were also very helpful about the area..I would love to go back again..It was amazing!
We enjoyed our time at Beach Drive Inn B&B. Everything went smoothly, the location was excellent we had a wedding at the Vinoy and the it was very convenient. The breakfast was tasty and we enjoyed the complimentary bikes to tour the downtown.
We celebrated our wedding reception at the Watergarden and what can I say.... it was amazing. This is downtown St Pete's best kept secret. It's just minutes from EVERYTHING St Pet has to offer yet as quiet, peaceful and secluded as any country inn. Bill and Wilder are amazing hosts! Truth be told I miss them already. The rooms were perfect, the jacuzzi tubs a really nice tough and the feather beds were great. This place has it all, all the charm of a turn of the century inn, maintaing it historical grandeur, an incredible oasis like garden and pool area and might as well be family innkeepers who truly love what they offer.
My husband and I just spent an absolutely wonderful weekend at the Watergarden Inn at the Bay. Our host, Bill, was warm and friendly - providing a peaceful oasis in the middle of downtown St. Petersburg. As Florida residents we truly appreciate being made to feel just as important as the "real" tourists! The room was clean, comfortable and quite spacious. The oversized, jetted corner tub was blissful. We honestly couldn't find anything not to like here.
There farm to table resturant has just open there chef has studied at the Culinary Instutite of America out standing food she is a amazing chef service is outstanding dinning is small and very private it's am must. Make resverations for dinning earily. Heather and Roland are the owners and made our visit wonderful during my husbands conference at the vinoy we eat at the in all for nights
Host, hostess and staff friendly and helpful, esp. with dining suggestions and with shuttle reservations/confirmations. Location is PERFECT. Would definitely go again. Overall very positive!
I am not usually a huge fan of the B & B concept however, this B & B was nice! We were able to check in prior to the 3 pm check-in time because our room was ready. Jana's greeting and information about town was most helpful. The breakfast the next morning was adequate. Met some other nice guests while there. Wish I could have met the Innkeepers (owners) but it was a Saturday night stay so maybe they work M-F or were on holiday themselves. This location is very nice, unless you want the beach, but it is not too far. The trolley service provided by the city was nice and inexpensive.
Beach Drive Inn is a charmingly beautiful B&B. The rooms are good sized and well-appointed. The location is perfect for anything you need in St. Petersburg. Breakfasts are absolutely delicious! Roland, Heather and Jana are gracious hosts, making everyone feel right at home. Definitely a winner!
This little inn is a great place to stay in St. Petersburg. Wonderful location, friendly staff, and beautiful inn. We arrived on New Year's Eve for one night and we're treated to a family-style barbecue in addition to a delicious breakfast in the morning. Innkeepers Heather & Roland can't do enough for you!
The Beach Drive Inn B&B is an excellent place to get away for a couple of days. Roland was very hospitable, as well as his 2 dogs. The inn is situated in a great spot to park your car and never get back in it until you are ready to leave. The Vinoy park offers many festivals through out the year and down town restaruants are right there for you to enjoy the area dining. The Penscacola room was well appointed, the bathroom a little small, but it met our needs. I would not hesitate to visit again. Roland looing foward to seeing you on TV.