Postcard Inn on the Beach

St Pete Beach, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

Hip and most definitely happenin’, Postcard Inn on the Beach remains true to its surfer-cool, 1950 motel roots. U-shaped with an impressive swimming pool and a grove of mature royal palms at its core, it joins a new wave of stylish hotels at affordable, bound-to-please everybody prices! No two rooms are exactly alike, although all have vintage furniture, flat screen TV, high-speed Internet access and murals or a photographic collage of all things surfing-orientated on the wall. Try some regional American fare for dinner at the Stamps Lobby Bar and Restaurant. There’s also a beach bar and snack shack down by the ocean so you can grab a drink and a hot dog whilst soaking up the sun. Downtown St Petersburg is a few minutes away or spend time at the beach, indulging in a variety of water sports, including that all-important surfing!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to Beach
  • Beachfront location
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a prime location, directly on St Pete Beach, just minutes from downtown and its many attractions.

Hotel information

196 rooms on 2 floors. All rooms with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board on request. Classic King rooms are located on the quiet perimeter of Postcard Inn, have a seating area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Classic Double Queen have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Garden View Rooms are on the garden side of the hotel, with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Poolside Rooms have a patio connected to the pool area, with 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, microwave and fridge, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All attractions can be easily reached by hire car or local transport. The hotel is located on the beach which is a short walk from your guest room. Complimentary self-parking.

Stamps Lobby Bar and Restaurant, Beach Bar & Snack Shack (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), P.S. Grind (coffee shop).

Large heated pool. Fitness centre. Ping pong and pool table. Beach volleyball. Bicycles. Suncoast Watersports*.

Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

This hotel has a resort fee of $29 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes: - WiFi access - Complimentary parking for one car - 2 bottles of water - Access to the gym (on property). Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Minimum check-in age is 21 years.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Sunday with Coach Swoll!

Aug 14, 2022 Hailey S Louisville, Kentucky

I’ve been coming to PCI for a while and typically partake in the drinks and music, but there was a first for me today! Coach Swoll was here for his Swoll Brunch. He approached me and some friends for hot potato (hello throwback) and we had a blast! Coach was super personably and made something as simple as passing a ball back and forth a really… Read more
I’ve been coming to PCI for a while and typically partake in the drinks and music, but there was a first for me today! Coach Swoll was here for his Swoll Brunch. He approached me and some friends for hot potato (hello throwback) and we had a blast! Coach was super personably and made something as simple as passing a ball back and forth a really good time. Highly recommend checking out his activities on Sunday! Read less
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Aug 11, 2022 406daniellar

Had such a nice day at Postcard Inn. Great beach, amazing pool and fantastic amenities. Best of all was Dave, who’s a killer bartender at the Stamps bar. He made us a bunch of concoctions and fun mixed drinks; ask for the ‘make me disappear’, it was sooo good! First time staying here, but we definitely will be back!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Swoll is Swell at Postcard Inn

Aug 11, 2022 Cody813F

I absolutely loved visiting PCI. The beach and boutique feel bring it home for me. As a fitness lover I love to incorporate this on my journey even while traveling. I have to say I was able to accomplish this. They had a group called Swoll Camp that participated in group fitness activities beachside. Coach Isaiah really made my experience top… Read more
I absolutely loved visiting PCI. The beach and boutique feel bring it home for me. As a fitness lover I love to incorporate this on my journey even while traveling. I have to say I was able to accomplish this. They had a group called Swoll Camp that participated in group fitness activities beachside. Coach Isaiah really made my experience top notch and for that alone I loved my experience here. The coffee in the lobby is also a hit. I can’t wait to come back to PCI. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Swoll camp brunch & fitness

Aug 9, 2022 Gjackson2013

I had a great time on Sunday with Swoll Camp. They offered a well-put-together brunch. The activities were really fun on Sunday, and I met some nice people. We played dodgeball. Capture the flag, and more. The best part was that all ages were able to join in and have a fun experience. This should definitely be a permanent activity for the hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Swoll Camp Brunch Sunday at PI

Aug 8, 2022 raoult930

I must say that I didn't know what to expect. I went here for the Swoll Camp experience. It turns out that there were plenty of activities like dodge-ball, capture the flag, and even a 'no hands beach ball race! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will go back. The venue was excellent as well. It will be on our list for a family stay-cation.