INFOPostcard Inn on the Beach
6300 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete, FL
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St. Pete, FL: Cabanas, fire pits and a beachside bar for $99 a night
The sand is white, the water is turquoise, and the cocktails have names like the Cabanana (fresh bananas and strawberries swirled into a slushy old-school daiquiri concoction).
You can sip them on the water at the PCI Bar—formerly the Swigwam, and the oldest bar on St. Pete's beach—or while reclining in an Adirondack chair around the fire pit, lanterns glowing in trees overhead. You can order more as you watch a 1950s surf movie at the Inn's drive-in. You can use them to wash down some mahi mahi tacos poolside, or pulled pork and skillet cornbread at the Wildwood BBQ, where pitmaster "Big Lou" Elrose is in charge.
The nouveau vintage vibe at the Postcard Inn leaves it feeling more like the Florida Keys than its mainland spot suggests. Fancy hotel touches are swapped for boutique seaside-motel chic, all while keeping the price gobsmackingly low: Wake up on the beach starting at $99 a night—and get a $10 "barbecue credit" to boot.