Best Value Stay: Postcard Inn on the Beach

Photo: Courtesy of Postcard Inn on the Beach
We picked this St. Pete Beach, FL hotel as one of our favorite new value stays.

Postcard Inn on the Beach
St. Pete Beach, Florida; 800/237-8918

The Digs
The 196-room rehabbed U-shaped Travelodge resurrects 1950s surfer cool with a modern twist. Crisp white bedding, flat-panel TVs, free Wi-Fi, patios with hammocks, and beachy murals make it current.

You'll Love It If
You’re craving style—and a beautiful beach—at a retro price. The hotel, owned by New York restaurant impresario Stephen Hanson, also showcases the barbecue stylings of pitmaster “Big Lou” Elrose and a wide variety of bourbons.

Don't Miss
PCI Beach Bar and Snack Shack. This revamped take on the Swigwam, a favorite local beach bar, draws a mix of salty old-timers and hipsters.

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