Peninsula Inn & Spa in Gulfport Florida
The Peninsula Inn & Spa Gulfport Florida Historic Hotel Fine Dining Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Jim and Alexandra Kingzett
Address: The Peninsula Inn & Spa, 2937 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Florida 33707 USA
Telephone: (727) 346-9800,
Fax: (727) 343-6579
Activities/Attractions: The quaint City of Gulfport was established in 1910 and is located on the central west coast of Florida. It is renown for its beautiful weather, beaches, sunsets, "old Florida" atmosphere and friendly people. Gulfport is known as the "Gateway to the Gulf," due to its location just southwest of St. Petersburg, which is generally considered the departure for the Gulf of Mexico. Gulfport faces Boca Ciega Bay, which leads into the Gulf.
The town dates back to 1867, and today the tree-lined streets around Beach Boulevard still have some of the beautiful old buildings and charm of the era. The small town waterfront treasure of Gulfport is tucked in between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. It is a place that evokes the welcome of old Florida with yearlong activities and places to visit. Gulfport boasts many award winning restaurants and shopping that particularly showcase the work of local artisans. It also has a professional 170 seat theater, a refurbished 1920’s style Casino Ballroom and dockage to bring your boat in for the day or evening to visit, or you can stay at one of the extraordinary lodging establishments right in the heart of downtown.
Our beachfront is very family friendly with a playground, white sandy beach and live entertainment five days a week in the pavilion. There are walking paths all along the waterfront with bench swings to watch for dolphins. Gulfport provides many entertainment options to its residents and visitors. If shopping, dining and dancing is not enough, then the Catherine Hickman Theater might be the ticket. The theater regularly hosts concerts and professional theater productions for all ages.
"We had the best time ever! We were having a girls weekend, we did spa services, eat great food, danced all night Friday and Saturday, and had the best Bloody Marys at Sunday brunch. This place is like a secret oasis, and I want to let the cat out of the bag! Love it can't wait to go back."
"Unique Mandalay Bay themed decor. Quarter mile from the bay. Rustic Florida atmosphere with great restaurants in walking distance. Fantastic service by the restaurant and bar staff at this hotel. Amazing prices. Walk to and relax at a small, but enjoyable beach. No rental car necessary, everything needed is in walking distance."
General Information: Welcome to The Peninsula Inn and Spa in Gulfport, Florida ... a fully licensed, historic inn featuring both casual and fine dining, elegant cocktails, on-site spa services and function facilities for intimate weddings and gatherings. Fashioned in an elegant British Colonial decor, The Peninsula brings the exotic flare of Bali to its interior with timeless designs and classic styling of the tropics.
The first floor is home to three
elegant amenities that highlight the Peninsula's rare beauty.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
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"As local Gulfport residents, we watched this wonderful old building being renovated, and then restored and furnished with beautiful antique pieces, lovely guest rooms, cozy little dens and guest areas, a charming verandah to curl up and read or enjoy coffee, drinks and excellent casual dining. We recommend all of our friends visiting the area, and they all love it."
"If you want a taste of the Keys in western Florida, this is your place. A great selection of wines, great martini's, an atmosphere of British Caribbean and a friendly staff. Good place to meet locals. I have taken a number of friends here and they always love it."
"We went on Valentine's Day weekend for a special gourmet meal. It was fabulous. I had pheasant and my husband had venison. The wine pairings were superb. When we arrived to check in there were rose petals leading through the hall to our room and up onto the spacious and comfortable bed."