Statistically, the home is the place you're most likely to fall asleep under a running lawn mower or spontaneously combust while trying to slow dance with a running lawn mower. Find a safe haven with today's Groupon: for $69, you get your choice of a one-night stay in a deluxe double (2 full beds) or deluxe king room (1 king bed) with a bottle of wine and breakfast at The Pier Hotel in St. Petersburg (up to a $198 value). Availability is limited on weekends, and Groupon users should book their desired dates as early as possible.
The Pier Hotel exudes elegance from every inch of the 90-year-old historic property’s 33 guest rooms. Bounce on borrowed beds before a long night’s sleep, or feed your sight sense with the high-speed Internet, cable television, and prophetic carpet patterns. After an afternoon strolling through the sandy shoals or an evening out on the town, guests can recline with a bottle of wine on the lush veranda or get their freshwater fix in a claw-footed bathtub or walk-in shower. A bountiful breakfast awaits patrons in the morning with bagels, croissants, fruit, juice, and coffee, and complimentary evening receptions feature trays of free beer and wine.
Although The Pier Hotel sometimes features discounted prices online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
The Pier Hotel
In the Roaring '20s, the Hotel Scott served as a posh retreat for silent-movie stars en route to their estates in New Port Richey. In the decades since, this stately neoclassical revival building has changed hands several times and undergone an extensive renovation to restore it to its former close-up-ready posture. Today, it's billed as The Pier Hotel and still serves as an elegant base for travelers to browse the upscale boutiques at BayWalk, tour St. Petersburg's high-end art galleries, or bask in the sunshine at St. Petersburg Pier—all just steps away.
Spanish-villa-style arches surround the sunny veranda, where white wicker furniture sits amid tropical foliage. Inside, the deluxe rooms pair modern amenities with antique furnishings, including a claw-foot tub in many rooms. Guests can unwind with an optional in-room massage or share a bottle of wine atop a pillowy double-, queen-, or king-size bed trimmed with vermillion and gold accents.
In the evening, the lobby hosts a happy hour—a grand soiree where guests sip beer and wine gratis. There, a grand piano twinkles alongside mahogany furniture that recalls the decadence of the 1920s. The morning after, an extended continental breakfast helps to refuel patrons before they head out to explore St. Petersburg's waterfront or autograph every stop sign in town.