La Veranda Inn Bed and Breakfast

111 Fifth Avenue North , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 USA (Show map)


La Veranda welcomes travelers who seek old world charm in an urban environment. Our private suites, spacious sitting and dining areas, and the wide verandas are as inviting as they are comfortable. To ensure guest privacy this unique bed and breakfast has a private entrance to each suite. We are conveniently located a few blocks from downtown St. Petersburg and museums, fine restaurants, theater, movies, Vinoy Yacht Basin, shops, the Salvador Dali Museum and seven miles of waterfront parks on Tampa Bay. Visit numerous specialty shops on Beach Drive and Baywalk.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great stay

4.8 on August 14, 2015

I have stayed at this bed and breakfast before and just love it. Great rooms and the location is fantastic! Will definitely atay again

Visiting Saint Petersburg

4.6 on March 29, 2015

While on vacation in Saint Petersburg, we stayed at La Veranda Inn and were very impressed by the quality of the room, the beautiful B&B and the kindness and helpfulness of our hosts. I would recommend it to anyone. Francine from Montréal.

Would love to return for a longer stay!

5 on March 11, 2015

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at LaVeranda for our two night visit to St. Petersburg. Nancy was very accommodating, loaned us beach chairs and towels, and gave us valuable tips for beaches, dining, everything! We enjoyed our room, loved the porches, and thought the location was fantastic. We'd like to come back another time and spend a week at LaVeranda with books, bikes, and time to relax!

Very nice 2 Honeymoon-Weeks

4.2 on April 09, 2014

We was in Septermber 2013 for 2 Weeks in the Windsor Suite. Very, very good. Nancy and Jay extra friendly and a very good service from the Housekeeper Erika. Breakfast perfekt and all clean and we have love all and also the cats!! Sorry my englisch is not so good. Greetings from Germany from Thomas and Edda Schlitz

Innkeeper Response
I just realized I could respond to reviews and wanted to thank Edda and Thomas for writing. You were a joy and pleasure to have. You tried all of our "American cooking." and enjoyed the new foods. Wishing you both all the best. Nancy

Nice,Quiet,Great Location

4.0 on November 02, 2013

Arrived earlier than expected and innkeepers were not there. Found an envelope with key in it with my name on it. Wrong room key. Called manager and her husband was there in 5 minutes. Gave us the key to another room upstairs, and it was beautiful. Large bedroom with king size bed, a sitting room with sofa and chair and flat screen tv. A separate bath with a great shower completed the suite. There was also a wrap around veranda upstairs and downstairs with plenty of chairs and tables to enjoy. Breakfast was served the next morning outside that included juice,coffee, french toast with choice of home made syrups with side of fruit. Very enjoyable and tasted great. After breakfast, Nancy gave us a tour of the downstairs with plenty of nice old pieces to see. All this within walking distance of downtown St. Petersburg! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and am recommending them to our friends! B/E 10/26/13

Okay, but below average

2.2 on January 20, 2012

We were a bit disappointed. No ice or water in the room had to go to the convenience store. The glasses in the room did not seem spotless. We could write our names in the dust on the entertainment center.

Nice Place to Stay

5 on November 29, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at La Veranda while we visited several colleges in the area. We were delighted with our large, comfortable room and attached bathroom suite. Nancy was a delight to visit with and accomodated our morning schedules. The inn itself is situated in a convenient location and we enjoyed walked and exploring the area. And I was impressed by the pet cat who has been trained to sit and roll over. Now that my daughter has been accepted at Eckerd College, we'll be coming back!

Nice Room, Poor Service

3.0 on September 28, 2011

The room was large. True on-suite bathroom. Good breakfast. Great location in downtown Saint Petersburg within walking distance of Tropicana Field. Friendly cat on premises. However, our room was not serviced with the bed unmade and towels not replaced on our second day of stay. Individual toiletries not provided. No ice on premises.

Great Birthday Weekend!!!

5 on July 25, 2011

Decided to spend a weekend away for my birthday and chose La Veranda as i could travel with my 2 dogs, i did not realize then what a wonderful place this was. The service was spectacular, Nancy is very attentive. breakfast was very good, my dogs loved it here and we took them to the dog beach at Fort De Soto Park for 3 days in a row so they had such a great time as well. The rooms and the INN is very cozy and welcoming, there are a lot of areas to sit outside or inside to relax, read a book or watch the dogs play. This was definitely a great choice, we were very close to restaurants so we walked to them for dinner, great bar around the corner Northeast Tavern and withing walking distance!!! this Inn is absolutely fabulous and we will definitely be going back again and again.

A Much Needed Break

4.8 on July 04, 2011

My wife and I and my wife's twin sister and husband drove down for a little R&R and some local shopping from Jacksonville, Florida. We found Nancy and Jay to be gracious hosts. Nancy was a joy to visit with and made us feel right at home. We liked that there were places within walking distance to eat and do some shopping. The inn is easy to find off the highway and easy to reenter upon leaving. We were treated to a great breakfast each morning with good and hot coffee.We all enjoyed our stay and plan to come back again next year and stay with Nancy. Thanks for all the fresh mango's Nancy!

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Rooms & Rates

Best Available Suite

Our suites have private entrances, private baths, jaquzzi champagne tub, King or queen size beds, and we are pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Oceanfront


Tampa, FL (TPA) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-275 south to Exit 23-A. (BayWalk-The Pier). The end of the exit puts you right on 4th Ave. North. Go east five stoplights to 1st Street Turn left for one block to 5th Ave. North. Turn left from the middle turn lane onto 5th Ave. La Veranda's driveway will be immediately on your right. Turn in for off-street parking.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Golf, Sailing, Tennis, Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside on veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Large suites with private entrance
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Not all rooms allow pets, contact property for approval.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends require 2-night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number taken at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Guest is responsible for full amount of reservation if cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.



Nancy Mayer

Languages spoken

Russian, Portuguese, English, German, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Numerous hobbies including rehabing old houses. Try to find the time to play golf and tennis.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: On Veranda, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pecan Praline French Toast