Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Florida has to warm up sooner or later and when it does, we're booking a room at the Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Travel + Leisure calls the property, "an easygoing beach hotel with a bohemian edge". Sounds like just the place for a stylish lowkey trip.
Similar to yesterday's pick, the building was originally a budget hotel. This time a Travelodge was transformed by the new owners into a surf-themed hotel. Each of the 204 rooms is uniquely decorated, but all have surf-inspired decor like a mural of a surfer catching a wave, a photo collage or quotes from Thoreau, the Beach Boys, Warhol, Jay-Z, and others.
The hotel features a Snack Shack, Beach Bar and a Wildwood BBQ + Burger (B.R. Guest's Stephen Hanson is part owner). The Postcard Inn sits beachside and also has a pool. At night time, hang out by the fire pit to make s'mores, swap stories and stay warm.
Welcome to Postcard Inn from Postcard Inn on Vimeo.
Beach Vacation Deal
Inspired by the video above to visit? Travel and Leisure is advertising a 4 night stay including a $50 dining credit and one-hour surf lesson for $627. Read more about this deal.