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The Tranquility Palms Inn

425 Lamara Way NE , St. Petersburg, FL 33704 USA (Show map)
15 Reviews
$149 - $239
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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.9

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An outstanding B&B

5 on July 16, 2014

Unfortunately only one night in the Tranquility Palms Inn! Beautiful quiet place on Snell Isle! Wonderful luxury villa de Medici! Excellent perfect host Morgan! Very close to downtown St.Petersburg! Unforgettable place to stay!

Neoclassical design meets gentile southern hospitality

4.6 on July 11, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a relaxing beach get-a-way week long vacation. White sand and beautiful clean water was a priority. B&B's are usually our preference. St. Pete was a logical end point for our itinerary but we had no idea what a gem it would turn out to be. St. Pete down town with its fine museums and restaurants and its upscale vibe was fun in its own right but The Tranquility Palms Inn, just a short bike ride along the water front away, quickly became the focal point of our stay. The accommodations were a finely crafted blend of neoclassical design and relaxed Florida luxury designed by the owner and operator, Morgan Gaffney. His good taste was surpassed only by his gracious bare foot hospitality which made it unexpectedly most enjoyable. It is not often that you can make friends with your host as a traveling guest. If you are in search of true value and wonderful accommodations while in the St. Pete area do not pass up this experience.

A dream come true

5 on May 28, 2014

The Tranquility Palms Inn is more than your home away from home. It´s a dream come true. The owner and host, Morgan Gaffney, has created a luxury oasis in Snell Isle, the most affluent waterfront neighborhood in St. Petersburg. His exquisite taste is present in every room, every detail, which creates a space where you can, not only relax and enjoy, but be inspired, lifted! We were visiting friends in the area, looking for a place to stay. Having traveled quite extensively for many years, as travel journalist & photographer, we have been fortunate and featured several luxury boutique hotels in both Europe and the US for various magazines. I´m very happy to say: The Tranquility Palms Inn did not let us down. Yet, it was a new adventure for us this time as we were traveling with our 2 year old son. Hence, we were rather excited as we drove towards Snell Isle. Arriving at The Tranquility Palms Inn we were met by the most wonderful host whom our son immediately became fond of. Morgan Gaffney made us all feel most welcome, and during the breakfast sessions each morning he would prepare lovely dishes that we all enjoyed. Not to forget, his amazing mango from the garden. It was all such a treat for us, a family who had come all the way from chilly Norway. We stayed at The Tranquility Palms Inn in December, and was naturally prepared for all types of temperatures, but got lucky. While the rest of the country was in the «deep freeze» we were strolling around in the neighborhood in shorts and flip flops, gasping at the amazing Christmas decorations all over. At The Tranquility Palms Inn we enjoyed the heated pool that Morgan had prepared for us. I´m not sure who was the happiest, our son or us. It was truly a magic time. Our time at The Tranquility Palms Inn is a memory that will stay with us forever. We highly recommend checking in at 425 Lamara Way. All the best, Christopher and Charlotte Norway

Best experience in Florida

5 on May 09, 2014

The location is superior, Tranquility is very appropriate, all is perfect exceeded our expectation. we recommend it if you like top class accommodation and environment.

Tranquility says it all!

5 on February 15, 2014

A delightful place to stay. Peaceful, quiet, beautifully appointed, and a charming and welcoming host. There are only 3 rooms, which makes it seem more like visiting a friend's home. Each room has its own personality, but all 3 are lovely. There is a delightful pool with seating around it for restful down time, but even though this is a residential neighborhood, downtown is a short distance away for dining and entertainment. An excellent choice for anyone.

Best Kept Secret - Tranquility Palms!

5 on December 04, 2013

I am used to staying in full service hotels and only occasionally have I stayed in a b&b. I found Tranquility Palms while searching for a room in the St. Petersburg area to attend a business meeting and family event on the weekend. To be perfectly honest, I had modest expectations based on some past experiences. I could not have been more off base. Every once in a while you come across someone who loves what they do and it shows in their work. Upon my arrival I could tell that I made the right decision. The facility was spotless and beautifully appointed. French doors throughout, lovely furniture and the common areas really felt welcoming. Morgan has an attention to detail and customer service that is nothing short of exemplary. My room was as beautiful as it was comfortable and the bathroom was fantastic. In my room, The Grand Cayman Suite, there was also a French Door to the pool area where I went out and relaxed and took a call or two. The kitchen is an open style with granite countertops and top of the line appliances. Morgan made breakfast every morning with a focus on local, organic food. He made a fruit cup every morning with berries, bananas and mango's from his yard. I am not a mango guy, but I am now a Morgan's mango guy. Sweet, tasty, simply outstanding. Although I did not partake in the service, if you like he has beer, wine and other adult beverages for purchase. The Tranquility Palms is located no Snell Isle in St. Petersburg and the are is not only beautiful but historic and friendly. I was very comfortable walking around the neighborhood. The price I payed was very fair for the service I received. I could not be more happy. I highly recommend Tranquility Palms and the service that Morgan provides. I will definitely be back the next time I am in the Tampa Bay Area. Thanks, Brian Parsons

Back for my 2nd stay, best place I've ever stayed

5 on November 12, 2013

This is such a wonderful property! It's very luxurious and stylish compared to other places I looked at in the area. The innkeeper is a professional interior designer which shows in every aspect of this property. Upon arriving in St. Petersburg I had a snag in housing arrangements and needed a temporary place to stay while working on new arrangements. I did not consider staying elsewhere as my previous visit at the Tranquility Palms Inn was such an absolute pleasure. The rooms are always immaculately clean with very comfortable beds and luxurious amenities, including marble baths/showers. I love having private pool in the courtyard. It's a treat to wake up and take a swim before breakfast, however swimming under the stars at night is also wonderful ;) The interaction with other guests is wonderful, but at the same time if you want privacy this is one peaceful and quiet place to be!

Hospitality Plus

5 on October 23, 2013

Beautiful restoration of home perfect location in a residential area close to downtown. Morgan was the perfect host and helped us get tickets to the Jazz Concert in Clearwater and suggested good restaurants .He made us feel very much at home.

John and Mickey's Get Away-Tranquility Palms Inn

5 on October 22, 2013

Everything about our stay at the Tranquality Palms Inn was perfect. The house was beautiful, our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and georgeous as well. Morgan was the perfect host and was a very good cook. He also gave us very good tips on places to eat in beautiful St. Petersburg. I have already started picking out dates for our next visit back and would not think of any other place I would rather stay.

Absolutely beautiful!

5 on October 22, 2013

We stayed at The Tranquility Palms Inn for the weekend, and it was wonderful experience! Place is so beautiful, could not wish more for comfortable and relaxing stay. I love fine things, and this house has definitely met my expectations and beyond. Beautifully decorated, you have all you need, bed was very comfortable. Morgan, our host is very nice and intelligent man. He was very welcoming and made our stay perfect. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. Special thank you for the mangoes:) They were so delicious! Pool is so gorgeous with beautiful exotic garden! I loved it! Also, location is perfect for people who enjoy biking/jogging. Downtown is 1 mile away, which is very convenient. Can't thank you enough Morgan, I would definitely come back. Will tell all my friends about majestic The Tranquility Palms Inn.

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Rooms & Rates

European Garden Suite

** SUMMER RATE $149.00 ** *FALL RATE Beginning 9/1/14 $169.00* Gourmet Healthy Breakfast Available Separately ;European Garden Suite;- Exquisite suite inspired by European art and picturesque tropical garden views. - Bernhardt® Queen Canopy Bed - Marble console desktop - 32inch LCD TV.;European Garden Bath;- Marble bathroom featuring large walk-in shower - 48 inch granite topped vanity - Wall-mounted hairdryer;European antiques, beautiful up-to-date rooms with designer linens, plush towels, and marble baths.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Grand Cayman Suite

** SUMMER RATE $169.00 ** * FALL RATE Beginning 9/1/14 $189.00* Grand Cayman Suite, Gourmet Breakfast Available Separately. Tropical Aqua Green Suite Celebrating Cayman Islands Art;- King Poster Bed- Custom Linen Draperies- French Door Access to Pool- Sony 32 inch LCD TV, Showtime, Netflix;Grand Cayman Bath- Italian Marble, 48 inch Granite Vanity,Tub/Shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Bamboo Arts (Grand Suite)

*** SUMMER RATE $199.00 *** * FALL RATE Beginning 9/1/14 $229.00* Bamboo Arts Grand Suite; Gourmet breakfast available separately. 15x21 ft. Poolside Suite;- Bernhardt® King Canopy Bed;- Original Art Collection- Bernhardt® Armoires- Upholstered Seating Area- French Door Direct Pool Access Bamboo Arts Bath- Luxurious Marble 45 sq.ft. His-and-Hers Walk-In Rainfall Shower with Dual Thermostats, Two Person Jacuzzi® Tub, Dual Sink Granite Vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

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Location Type

Airport, Beachside, City, Downtown, Oceanside, Tropical


Tampa, FL (TPA) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Salvatore Dali' Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Radio, Secretarial services, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub in the Bamboo Arts Suite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non smoking on the premises or grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Air mattress available for $30 charge., 6 years or under.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum Required for the Bamboo Arts Suite
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Special event, holiday periods, and high season may require minimum stays. Full payment with reservation. Two night minimum due in full at time of booking for the Bamboo Arts Suite. Other rooms are one night minimum. All no shows and same day cancellations forfeit total reservation charges. Thirty day cancellation notification is required to avoid forfeiture of one nights room rate, subject to re-rental on three day bookings. Wedding reservation bookings are non refundable within 180 days.



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  • Cost: $12 per person
  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


425 Lamara Way NE , St. Petersburg, FL 33704 USA (Show map)

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