St. Pete Beach

Postcard Inn On The Beach

Casey Gasinowski
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Why We Love It

  • Decor inspired by casual surf shacks but dressed up with modern comforts and bright colors
  • About a 20-minute drive from downtown St. Petersburg, and less than an hour from Tampa

“Hip, affordable, and resolutely casual” -- Travel + Leisure
75%
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
"The pool, and its proximity to the beach."
Joyce
Oct 28, 2018
Flushing, NY, USA

Map & Directions

The inn is about a 45-minute drive southwest of Tampa.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Part of “a new wave of stylish, affordable beach hotels" (Travel + Leisure), Postcard Inn on the Beach offers a retro-cool style inspired by the lively-yet-laid-back surfer lifestyle. Rooms are done up in bright colors and cheeky patterns. Some have wall-size murals of riding the waves, while others have collages of breezy fashions, beach lifestyle and sun-soaked locales -- much of the photography comes from local artists. Each room has a surfboard leaning against one corner, along with modern touches like a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.

The inn surrounds a happening pool patio, where lounge chairs and hammocks sit beneath palms. The pool opens to a beach bar, serving up tropical cocktails and a lively atmosphere. For guests who must leave the comfort of their beach chair, downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa offer museums, professional sports teams and entertainment such as the Salvador Dali Museum and Busch Gardens.

From the press:
  • “Hip, affordable, and resolutely casual” --Travel + Leisure
  • "Whether you want to relax in a hammock, sit by the fire pit, watch a movie on the sun deck, play beach volleyball, or do nothing, we highly recommend you do it here" -- Frommer's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.

Children welcome. Pack 'n Play available on request free of charge.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Extra person charge is 15 USD plus tax, per person, per night, for each occupant over 2.

Pets: Dogs (Up to 2 per room) are allowed on request, and will be charged $75 (subject to tax) per dog, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $32.77 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes: Friday Managers Reception from 3pm to 5pm; coffee and infused water in the lobby; Self Parking (one car per room); Wi-Fi; pool chairs & towels; 2 bottles of water in room daily; newspaper; business center; bicycles; pool table; ping pong; beach volleyball; corn hole; board games; live entertainment; fitness center; PCI Welcome Punch; Dells Lemonade sample.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

75%
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.3 Location
2.7 Rooms
3.5 Quality of Service
3.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The pool, and its proximity to the beach.
Other Comments
The rooms are a bit old so everything has a worn out feeling to it.
Joyce Oct 28, 2018 Flushing, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Simple but stylish. Rooms were not huge, but modern and neat. Bathrooms should be their next point of emphasis if they upgrade anything, but they were certainly serviceable. Beach is beautiful, pool is beautiful, though my kids only wanted the beach once they experienced that!
Other Comments
Wish i could have spent some time at the PCI bar, though i heard from some of the other (drunk) guests their prices were quite a bit higher for drinks and food than all the other nearby establishments at other resorts on the beach. Having the kids and only being there for one night, it wasn't that big of a deal anyway. Not sure what time the music turned off, i think it was around 10pm or maybe even 11 ?? Kids fell asleep with it, so not that big of a deal. I could see some families being annoyed by the speakers in the courtyard come sleeping time. We used a white noise sleeping app on the smartphone to combat it, and kids conked out no problem. My only other concern was the resort fee inclusion (or NOT included??) situation was murky on the email confirmation. I thought it was reduced and included as part of the deal, which it seemed to say in one spot on the confirmation, but in another it said some amount would be payable at the resort, but it just wasn't completely clear between what i read and the same for the gal working the front desk. I still have to wait and see what the actual final charges are from both Travelzoo and the hotel, because she wasn't even certain either, considering what was billed to my card on multiple transactions. Once the dust settles, hopefully my bill is correct!
Chris Oct 25, 2018 Geneva, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location & pool
Other Comments
Noise was an issue. Power spraying around pool area at 12 noon for over an hour was a bit untimely. One night st 3am a group returning back to room loudly awoke us.
Carol Oct 15, 2018 Middletown, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We really loved the ambiance of the court yard with all the activities. the pool bar looking out over the beach is great! We didn't get in the water because we didn't have time and the red tide was still pretty prevalent. The modern beachy vibe was really great and I loved the attention to detail for the pups. We have a dog and I'd love to bring him with us. The bathroom was a little small for my husband and I and the tub was bubbled up so every time you closed your eyes in the shower to wash your face or just not to get soap in your eyes you felt like you were going to fall. Other than that we thought everything was very clean and kept well for a beach resort.
Jessica Oct 03, 2018 Chesapeake, VA, USA
Other Comments
small rooms, not very clean. Restaurant food was not very good.
Robert Aug 14, 2018 Washington, DC, USA

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