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Dickens House Bed and Breakfast

335 8th Avenue NE , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-1904 USA (Show map)
18 Reviews
$109 - $235
per night

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An historic, award winning B&B, Dickens House Bed and Breakfast in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers Craftsman "bungalow" style accommodations for modern business, vacation, and romance travelers. The exceptional gourmet breakfast cooked by the owner/artist and host, a St Pete native, is certain to be a rewarding feature of your B&B St. Petersburg experience! This St. Petersburg, Florida Bed and Breakfast is located in a National Historic District and is just two blocks from scenic Tampa Bay waterfront parks where a small beach, lighted tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool and the Pier are located. The downtown Looper stops in front of the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, just two blocks away. This will take you to the Dali, Holocaust, Fine Arts and Florida International museums and every part of the shopping, entertainment and dining district of downtown St. Pete. In addition to the Gulf beaches, including the top rated, 600 acre Fort Desoto Park, nature parks abound along with Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball in St Petersburg. While across the Bay, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, MOSI, Lightning Hockey and Tampa Bay Buchaners Football are among the Tampa attractions. Baseball’s Spring Training is represented by the Devil Rays at St Petersburg, New York Yankees at Tampa and the Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater. Day trips to Central Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney World, and Universal Studios take about 1 ½ hours from downtown St. Petersburg. Sarasota is only one hour south.

Rooms & Rates

The Perry Snell Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cottage Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

The Dickens Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Orange Blossom Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cracker Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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A wonderful relaxing experience

5 on March 19, 2014

Best B & B ever. Delicious gourmet type breakfast with fresh fruit, yummy coffee, and unbeatable entree; different each day of our 3-day stay. Mr. Caldwell is a very friendly informative host, and caters to individual dietary needs. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with all amenities one could desire. Looking forward to a return when possible.


5 on February 20, 2014

The best B&B in Florida. Very interesting craftsman style home and decor. All areas were super clean and cozy. It was like stepping back in time in the Old Florida lifestyle. Ed was very accommodating and very knowledgeable of the area. His generous hospitality made us feel like part of the family. The breakfast was fabulous, the room, Dickens Suite, was spotless and cozy. The House is located close and in walking distance to the Bay, museum and restaurants. When visiting the Tampa- ST Petersburg area, there will be not other place to stay than the Dickens House Bed and Breakfast. We are looking forward to our next stay here. Congrats. Ed for a superb job.

Excellent Place

5 on December 19, 2013

A superb house, beautifully maintained, wonderful decor and an excellent host in Ed.

Got Brownie Points with the Wife

4.8 on June 20, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay, and lucky that we had the house to ourselves in mid-week. Room and home was great; short walk to downtown St. Pete. Host was great, food was very good. This experience is why I would avoid all hotel stays, if possible.

My favorite in St Pete

5 on January 06, 2013

The room was comfortable, cozy and quiet. Great bed, in room fridge and whirlpool tub. Breakfast was great and B&B is walking distance to lots of great restaurants and places to visit.

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Tampa, FL (TPA) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Exit Airport road follow signs to I-272, St Petersburg. From I-275 take Exit 23A onto I-375. Take Exit 2 from I-375 onto 4th Avenue North until it ends at Straub Park. Turn left onto Beach Drive. Go four blocks and then turn left on 8th Avenue NE. . Dickens House is the third house on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Winery, Zoo, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children 6 years and older.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special event periods may apply
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stays require full deposits. A fifty percent (50%) deposit confirms multi-night reservations. Remainder due on check-in. Whole house reservations require special arrangements.
  • Cancellations: Special event and holiday periods may require minimum stays and full deposits. All no shows forfeit total deposit. One night stays require full deposits. A 50% deposit confirms multi-night reservations. Remainder due on check-in. A ten (10) day cancellation notification is required to avoid forfeiture of one nights room rate, subject to re-rental. Whole house reservation cancellation policy determinded individually. A $25.00 charge is levied on all cancellations.



Ed Caldwell

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NONE Others

About the innkeepers

A rare, original St Petersburg native, Ed moved to the cold country of Providence, R.I., where he received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. After 16 years there he escaped in 1986, returning home to sunny St. Pete. A recipient of NEA, RI State, and Pinellas County art grants, Ed is also a published mural painter and exhibiting fine artist and residential designer. He is also cook, cleaner, chief bottle washer and mortgagee at Dickens House B&B.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30AM or Express
  • Serving Location: On the veranda in good weather., Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Orsini in Filo Shell
Served at the breakfast table of French impressionist artist, Claude Monet, and modified by yours truely. Line a metal taco shell with filo dough. Separate the eggs (two per serving), beat the whites until stiff enough to support the weight of a teaspoon. Spoon the whites into the filo shell and make two fairly deep cavities in the whites and gently slip the yolks into the cavities. Sprinkle with pepper and grated gruyere cheese and dot with unsalted butter. Bake about ten minutes at 350. Grate parmesan cheese and form into 3" dia. individual round "laces" and bake for 5-10min. Use as vertical garish in eggs.

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335 8th Avenue NE , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-1904 USA (Show map)

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