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Tampa/St. Pete hotel question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KP, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. KP

    KP Active Member

    So I am heading down to the lovely Trop in a couple of weeks. Trying to figure out whether I should stay in Tampa or St. Pete. I will have a car with me. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Restaurant recommendations always accepted.

  2. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    St. Pete. Not even a question. Tampa's too far away if you ask the fans who can't be bothered to drive over for the games.
  3. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    And you'll be closer to the beaches. If you can afford to stay on St. Pete Beach, do it. It's very easy to get to the Trop from there. And there are some smaller family owned hotels that might be on the cheaper side.
  4. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    I was quite pleased with the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort just off the Skyway Bridge. It's about a 5-minute drive from the Trop and historic downtown St. Pete with a nice private beach on the bay.
  5. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    That's a good spot, A_K. Right near the Bayway out to the beaches too. As for restaurants, I'll have to think on it.
  6. KP

    KP Active Member

    Thanks for the help so far.
  7. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    If you want a great burger, go to El Cap (a great place for baseball lovers) or The Chattaway (within a couple miles of the Trop).
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I love the Trop. Definitely stay in St. Pete. You'll be close to the stadium, and getting around the town is easy. Tampa's not only farther away, but it's dirtier and more crowded.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Can't help with hotel suggestions, but I'd definitely stay in St. Pete if the Trop is one of your primary destinations.

    The drive over the bridge from Tampa is a long one, and the traffic bottles up pretty bad if there's a big crowd showing up.
  10. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    El Cap is greatness.

    Like it's been said, stay in St. Pete. It's nicer, much less crowded, and and you can find some bargain prices for hotels.
  11. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Thanks Dirty. I stayed there last year for the Sports Journalism Summit at Poynter and got a real good rate.

    As for places to eat, there's still a few good spots at Bayfront I think and also around The Pier.
  12. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    El Cap has corn dog nuggets too!
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