Best Of 2013

Best Boutique-ification of a Best Western: The Hollander Hotel

Best Boutique-ification of a Best Western

A building that once housed a Best Western and a Travelodge received a $2 million upgrade this year that left the space looking like an historic St. Pete landmark. Not only is the Hollander a haven for travelers seeking an affordable and unique place to stay within walking distance of downtown, it’s also become a hangout for locals. The funky-chic hotel lobby adjoins the popular Tap Room, where both guests and regulars lounge in the cozy interior or on the dog-friendly patio to enjoy the best Florida has to offer, including locally produced beer and coffee from the Hollander’s Brew D Licious Coffee Shop. 421 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-873-7900, hollanderhotel.com.