Crystal Bay Hotel - Historic Bed & Breakfast

About This Center

Just steps away from St. Petersburg’s famous Boca Ciega Bay sits Crystal Bay Wellness & Spiritual Retreat, a masterfully restored, historic haven. This iconic 1915 landmark once accommodated applauded names like Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Kennedy. The historic hotel has been transformed into a modern-day healing center for the Mind, Body and Spirit. Each of its 60 rooms has been lovingly renovated and uniquely appointed with Old Florida style decor. Our Verandah Suites are spacious, comfortable Bed & Breakfast abodes rich in natural lighting and soothing colors.

The grounds include a savory herb garden from which the kitchen prepares delicious, whole-food meals and a picturesque butterfly garden where beautiful Monarchs find quiet refuge. Perfect for a weekend retreat or a longer, restorative escape, Crystal Bay Wellness & Spiritual Retreat is the perfect, Bay Area hotel to accommodate any type of getaway.

What a great place to stay-wonderful staff, dog-friendly, great breakfast, perfect room, close to the beach, great neighborhoods to walk. Will definitely go back.

Venue Highlights

Crystal Bay Hotel is your retreat destination in St. Petersburg, Florida. Located less than 2 miles from the gulf beaches, we provide the best of historic charm and modern amenities. Your stay includes:

- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Free Breakfast
- Refreshing Pool
- No Resort Fees
- 24-hour Front Desk

Some rooms are pet-friendly.

Meeting Space
Our meditation room is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and can accommodate up to 30 people. Price is $300 per day but the fee is waived for rooms blocks of 20 or more.

Our dining room is available daily from noon to 10:00 p.m. and can accommodate up to 80 people. The price is $500 a day and the fee is waived for rooms blocks of 30 or more. For rooms blocks of 50 or more, the dining room is available all day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Meal options are generally available for groups with 20 or more room blocks.


We have Bed & Breakfast Queen or King rooms for single occupancy, or Deluxe Queen or King rooms that provide a sleeper-sofa for double occupancy. We have a few rooms with 2 Queen Beds.

Every room features:

- Complimentary Made-to-order Breakfast
- Complimentary High-speed WiFi
- Private Bath
- AC/Heat
- Mini-fridge
- Microwave
- Coffee maker
- Hairdryer
- Toiletries
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Daily Maid Service


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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