The Beach Drive Inn Bed & Breakfast

532 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Innkeeper(s): Roland & Heather Martino
 
  • Introduction

    We'd like to welcome you to our little piece of paradise: The Beach Drive Inn Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.  And, like all of our guests, we think you'll agree that this is the place you were dreaming about.

    We're nestled at the North end of Beach Drive, right on the edge of Historic Old Northeast--and right across the street from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.  Our Inn faces downtown St. Pete's beautiful waterfront and Vinoy Park, and is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and attractions!  It's all right here!

    Our biggest attraction, however, is our historic inn, which has been maticulously maintained and newly redecorated to provide the ultimate relaxation experience.  Our 6 beautifully appointed rooms will "take you away" and "take you back" to a time when life seemed so much easier and most definitely more comfortable.  It's been called "the stay dreams are made of" because of our clean, fresh experience and proximity to everything that's happening.

    We look forward to having you at our inn.  For your convenience, we've made it possible for you to check availability and make reservations online. Should you have any questions not answered by our website, please feel free to call us anytime. We'll see you at the breakfast table! -Heather & Roland

    Our Inn was recently featured on Psychic Kids: Children of The Paranormal and 3 in a Bed: USA on Channel 4, UK

    What You'll Find Here

    From the newly-refurbished classic decor right down to the squeezably soft bath robes that are included in every room, we've done it all for you. We're also the only Bed in Breakfast in the area that can sell wine & beer.  The following is the short list of what you'll find when you're our guest.  Should you need anything, our policy is simple: Just ask us! We really don't mind!

    • Wine & Cheese Welcome Nights™
    • Beer & Wine Available for Purchase
    • Unbeatable Full Guest Breakfast™
    • 2 premium Suites with sitting rooms    
    • 4 historic Rooms with private baths      
    • Guest pantry and vending area
    • Guest Pantry: Coffee, Microwave, Fridge
    • Complementary Bicycle Use
    • Private Jacuzzi tubs (Key West, Vinoy House, & Montego Rooms)
    • Soft Beach Drive Inn signature robes
    • Panoramic views of waterfront area
    • Private roof-top sun deck
    • Breezy veranda overlooking Beach Dr.
    • Guest terrace with tiki tables & BBQ grills
    • Walk to Beach Drive restaurants & shops
    • Walk to popular concert venues & events
    • Complimentary WiFi Hi-Speed Internet
    • Complimentary Off-street Parking
    • We Have Gift Certificates!
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Roland and Heather Martino for sharing their secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our inn is located in a prime location because everything is within walking distance. Restaurants, museums, events, shopping, waterfront, and activities.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our location and friendliness of staff, blend of the early 1900’s and the modern! The convenience of the location to everything that is downtown St. Pete and breakfast in the morning.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Arts: from small theatres to a Central Arts District and larger theatres such as The Mahaffey.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Personal attention and friendliness of owners and staff.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Ft. Desoto Park is really one of the best unspoiled beaches in the U.S.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Too much to do from the beaches, which are only a short drive, to all the activities that downtown has to offer.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Chihuly Collection, The Salvador Dali Museum, The Fine Arts Museum, The Mahaffey Theatre, The Waterfront, and Spa Beach.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Park Shore Grille.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Discover Downtown Guide: http://www.discoverdowntown.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    6.

    Do you accept pets?

    Designated Pet Friendly Rooms such as The Montego and Vinoy House Suite Rooms

     

  • Our Full Guest Breakfast

    A lot of bed and breakfasts we've visited in the United States think that breakfast consists of "donuts and coffee."  Now don't get me wrong, some of the spreads of danish and homemade breads we found were very nice, but it never really seemed like breakfast.  Today, you can get more than that for breakfast at one of those chain motels.  That is if you like microwaved eggs and such.

    We knew we had to do to better than that.  Our inn was special and we wanted the breakfast to be at the very least normal.

    In Europe and other countries, the "breakfast" in "Bed & Breakfast" usually meant a simple extension of the innkeeper's fresh-made meal each day with a few extras thrown in for some variety.  The result was a meal that felt as good as it tasted--it was a natural extension of your stay.

    We've tried to create that same sense of comfort with our guest breakfast.  You'll find it's just enough to get you started as you chart your day's adventures.

    Of course, if you have a special dietary or other request we'll do our best to accomodate you.  Just let us know when you book your reservation.

    Breakfast May Include Some of The Following:

    • Fresh Fruits & Juices
    • Fresh Baked Muffins
    • Freah Baked Biscuits
    • Croissants
    • Crepes
    • Eggs
    • Omlettes
    • Egg Stratas
    • Eggs Benedict
    • Heather's Specialty Dishes
    • Bacon
    • Sausage
    • Pancakes
    • Belgian Waffles
    • Stuffed French Toast
    • Cottage Cheese
    • Yogurt
    • Cereals
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Milk
  • Plan Your Next Meeting or Event with Us!

    We're so happy you're thinking about having your next meeting or event with us!

    We have many exciting options that are guaranteed to make your meeting or event the best it can be.

    Call Us To Discuss Your Options

    Please call us at 727-822-2244 to let us help you develop your plan.  We look forward to working with you!

    Your Event is Our Event!

    Our quaint B&B is the perfect place for a private business meeting or a grand wedding and reception.

    Let us help you plan the perfect event. We have the ability to be totally flexible and accomodate almost all of your needs.  So just ask us!

    We're here year-round, so anytime is a good time to book your next meeting or event at the Beach Drive Inn.We look forward to meeting you! Heather & Roland Martino