When to Visit St. Petersburg, FL
The city of St. Petersburg is a good choice any time of the year but summer remains the high season because of the sun, sand, and sea breezes. During the summer months, the high temperature can reach 90+ degrees making cool dips in the Gulf or the hotel pool a refreshing respite. Overall, St. Petersburg has an average of 248 sun-filled days and around 97 rainy days. Wintertime low temperatures average around 54 degrees making the city a popular destination for snowbound northern visitors. During the summer when vacations are on the calendar and kids are out of school, prices are moderate. During the winter months, prices tend to be higher. During spring break, while Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach on the east coast and Panama City in the Panhandle are the hot spots for students, St. Petersburg Beach on the west coast is a favorite Florida destination. So during spring break it's best to expect the beaches to be crowded and noisy. If travel plans are scheduled any time from June 1st to November 30th, be aware you will be visiting during hurricane season and be ready to evacuate, should it become necessary.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Saint Petersburg, FL:
Saint Petersburg by Star Rating
Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Saint Petersburg, FL. You can use these illustrations to determine the best time period to stay in Saint Petersburg for upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotel Options in St. Petersburg, FL
4 Star Average Prices: $186.15
Iconic is the word that best describes the Loews Don CeSar Hotel that has graced the St. Petersburg coastline since 1928. Affectionately known as the “Pink Palace,” you'll feel like royalty from the moment of arrival at this National Register of Historic Places. Starting with the beautifully detailed architecture, high-quality décor of the 240 rooms and 43 suites, and superior customer service, the Don CeSar turns vacation dreams into a memorable reality. Take advantage of the games room, fitness and health center, pool, and private garden, or rejuvenate at Spa Oceana. Please your palate for dinner at Maritana Grille, satisfy your hunger at breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at the Sea Porch, and for a treat, Uncle Andy's Ice Cream Parlor has the perfect sweet concoction. Adults can savor the flavor of their favorite beverage at the Lobby Bar, cool off under the sun with a flavorful mojito from The Beachcomber Bar & Grill, served poolside, or watch the sunset at The Rowe Bar. Whatever your pleasure, the staff at the Don CeSar aims to please.
The Kimpton Hotel Zamora puts guest comfort and satisfaction at the top of the list. Built in 2014, the relatively new hotel is making a name for itself with its spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites, lounges, restaurants, and rooftop terrace. Additional amenities include convenient valet parking, dry cleaning, laundry services, elevator, free Wi-Fi, a pool, spa tub, and sun loungers. For guests arriving at Tampa International Airport, Super Shuttle, Luxor Limo, or one-way town car service is available.
Affordable Hotel Options in St. Petersburg, FL
3 Star Average Prices: $135.87
Knights Inn St. Petersburg has a lot to offer its guests at reasonable prices. Conveniently located just 7 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport and 14 minutes from Tampa International Airport, the pet-friendly Inn has just what you need for a delightful business or vacation experience. Rooms feature a desk, sofa, cable, free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, and if more space is needed, connecting rooms are available upon request. For your convenience, the front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and the Inn has laundry facilities. Relax outdoors at the seasonal pool or use the picnic area and fire up one of the barbecue grills for an afternoon cookout.
La Quinta Inn St. Petersburg harkens back to days gone by with its old world charm, arches, detailed fretwork, and bubbling fountain. Choose a non-smoking room with plush pillowtop bedding from a deluxe room with king bed, microwave and fridge to deluxe double rooms with free Internet and breakfast. Start the day with a thorough workout at the fitness center or swim a few laps in the sparkling outdoor pool. Nearby, boutiques, shopping malls, cafes and restaurants offer plenty to do to pass the time. When the warm waters and bright sunshine are beckoning, put on the sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses and take a stroll along St. Pete Beach to hunt for shells or build a sandcastle. If action is what you want, check the schedule for baseball games at Tropicana Field.