The Great Staycation Parents Escape!

Hotel Indigo St Petersburg

As parents we spend the majority of our time taking care of the family and dealing with all the obligations that go with running a house. This doesn’t however, leave much time or energy to nurture the relationship that started it all. Pair that with the lack of money to afford a big vacation and you can see why divorce is on the rise. Well fear not, there is a solution. Instead of taking a vacation, take a Staycation! Find a sitter for the night and just get away to a local hotel in your area. Which is exactly what my husband and I just did this weekend when we stayed at the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Hotel Indigo: a St. Petersburg, FL Treasure

Hotel Indigo Decor

One of the first things you notice when you arrive at the Hotel Indigo is the great relaxing atmosphere that starts from the minute you step on the porch. I loved the color theme that runs through out the entire hotel. The lime green and magenta colors go so well together. You can’t help but feel happy when you are there.

Hotel Indigo New Art Collection

Aside from the colors in the lobby, the other thing you will notice is the art collection on the wall. One of the unique features of all Hotel Indigo locations is their local art collection. Each location chooses local artist work to display in the hotel lobby. They add a new artist every year through an art party that allows invited guests to vote on the piece that will be added to the hotels permanent collection.

This years featured artist is Andrew Vernon. He is a local artist from the Tampa Bay area and 2nd generation photographer. His work is currently on display at the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg and this past weekend was the event to choose the photograph for the permanent collection. My husband and I had quite a few favorites. It was such a pleasure to meet Andrew and discuss his photography. Being new to the area, I loved his artistic perspective.

Hotel Indigo Rooms: Tranquil Dreams

Hotel Indigo St Pete Rooms

As you can see the color palate continues in the rooms. I personally love love love the colors. My favorite color is purple and the magenta is such a lovely shade of purple. I loved the comforter so much I really need to ask them where I can get one. The rooms also came with a beautiful desk that faces an accent wall which has a stunning shell picture on it. Of course the room also comes with a very nice flat screen television.

I have to tell you that I love the bed. Our room came with a king size bed. We have never had a king size bed in all of our 15 years of marriage, we have a queen. I seriously could get used to sleeping on a king size bed. My husband even said he loved being able to spread out without disturbing me when I was sleeping. Now as parents, I am sure you have had like us, you fair share of bedtime guests that like to stop by in the middle of the night when they can’t sleep or are woken by those awesome storms. This was the first time in a LONG while that we didn’t have to worry about that and it was fantastic.

Hotel Indigo St Pete Bathroom

Above is the shower that was in our room. Now the bathroom itself was a little smaller than some hotels I have stayed in but it was none the less just as nice. In fact I think it is the little things that make it better than most. For example, I loved the wooden bench inside the shower. As a women who is tall, I need something to put my foot on when I shave my legs and most places, unless they have full bathtubs, don’t have anything to do this. Again, I also loved that the color theme continued into the bathroom.

Hotel Indigo St Pete Room Extras

Some of the little things I loved most about the room were the special extras. I appreciate the fact that they have a USB plug for those of us that forget our phone charger plugs. I love the full size ironing board. As someone who has traveled a lot in the last year I have not stayed in a hotel with a full size ironing board. It makes ironing so much easier in my opinion. And lastly the bathroom contained Makeup Remover Wipes. How awesome is that?? I was sooo excited about this little extra because I forgot mine. Again, I have never seen these in a hotel room before. It is the little things that really bring the most joy and bring you back to stay again.

Hotel Indigo Pool Amenities

I couldn’t give you my review without mentioning the amazing amenities of the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg, FL. The hotel has a very lovely “HEATED” pool and hot tub. Although I didn’t get to try them out fully, I did put my feet in them both and was beyond sad that we had to head back home. They also have a great little office area with separate computer stations and a printer. Great for those business professionals who travel. If you have your own laptop or device they have free wifi as well.

All in all we had an amazing time at the Hotel Indigo. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The staff was beyond charming and helpful. It is centrally located and right down the street from amazing eateries and event locations. Hotel Indigo truly is a hidden gem of downtown St. Petersburg and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to stay in the area.

Hotel Indigo St Pete Door

Before you leave this amazing place I love that they remind you to take a deep breath, smile and be careful. This is so important and taking time to spend with your spouse is also very important. When you nurture your relationship and take time for yourself it not only calms and replenishes your soul it helps you continue …. Making It All Work!

For more information or to make a reservation at the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg please visit their website HERE and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on promotions and special event happenings.

A huge Thank you to Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg, Florida for hosting my husband and I with a complimentary stay. All opinions are 100% my own.
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  1. I love staycations! I won a night at the Mondrian in South Beach with the hubby and it was like we never had kids. The place you stayed out sounds awesome! I am a purple people eater myself. Also, those little touches like the usb plug and the makeup remover, really means they put some thought into the people that stay at their hotel. You made me think about coming there one day.

    • It really is such a lovely place to stay. They do seem to go out of their way to think of the little details that make such a big difference. I really hope you get to come visit the hotel. Let me know and maybe we can come down and stay too! Then we can show you around downtown! 🙂

  2. I am glad you got to explore more of St. Pete. I am truly going to miss living downtown when we buy our house.

    I know that I have seen this hotel a million times, but I can’t place exactly where it is. Is it the one beside Fit2Run? I love seeing the inside of different hotels. It definitely has a cozy and fun feel to it with those colors. 🙂

  3. That looks like a wonderful place to stay! I love the colors in the room and the sign when you leave is hilarious!

  4. wow, I absolutely love those rooms! And the colors are stunning too! It definitely brightens up your stay! And really puts you at ease so you can relax and enjoy your visit.

  5. Looks like a fun “getaway” even though its near home. 🙂

  6. I love the colors of the room! Very relaxing! This looks like a great place to take a vacation or staycation.

  7. Looks amazing! I love St. Pete and will certainly add this place to my list! And the colors…LOVE them!

  8. looks awesome – love the sign & the art policy!

  9. This looks like a really great place to visit and stay-very comfortable and positive vibes too

  10. What a gorgeous hotel!!! It looks so relaxing, and I love all the art! Such great colors, too!!

  11. Looks very relaxing! I think getting away for a night from the kids is definitely necessary to recharge and reconnect with each other. And finding a local hotel when you can’t go far away is a great way to have a “vacation” on a budget. Love the sign on the door on the way out. 😉

    • You can’t help by feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the door. The sign was really one of my favorite little touch at the hotel!

  12. We stayed at this exact hotel a few years ago when in town for a wedding. I loved the bright, yet soothing colors on the walls, and the nature scenes in the rooms. The staff was super friendly too!

  13. That looks like a great hotel! I love the pool area and the pattern on the comforter!

  14. I would like to escape! Next time you go will you take me too? Looks like an amazing experience!

  15. Lovely hotel. After a long day out sightseeing coming back to a nice relaxing room makes all the difference.

  16. My husband and I really need a place to escape to. I like the look of this place. It’s not too far of a drive for us.

  17. What a fun place to stay! You can tell it’s full of energy in all of your pictures.

  18. This is a nice looking hotel. I am a bit shocked by their color choices for decoration, but otherwise, it looks very nice and clean.

  19. Looks like a very nice place. Nice looking pool too. Thank you for sharing.

  20. You are so right! A night away from home can be such a good thing, even if it’s around the corner. I’ve never seen makeup remover wipes in a hotel either, very nice!

  21. LOVE the art voting!!
    The look is so fresh and relaxing. I could escape to there for sure!

  22. I love the colors and tropical feel and a heated pool is a must on a staycation!

  23. What a beautiful place. I love staying close to home, especially when it’s just me and the hubby.

  24. loving all the vibrant colors everywhere in the hotel.

  25. The rooms look so fresh & inviting!

  26. How fun and gorgeous! I love the colors! I want to go there!

  27. That place looks wonderful! And that sign is really great – I kinda want one for my house!

  28. That hotel looks amazing! I could use their decorator for my bedroom.

  29. I love the bedding in that room, it’s so pretty. Staycations are the perfect way to getaway with spending a ton.

  30. Ah yes Stacations are truly fabulous and rejuvenating! This place is soooo inviting! I love the color palette which is relaxing and jouyful at the same time, and all the little touches that make you feel like you are truly cared for. My hubby and I also have a queen size and after experiencing a King during a recent stay away we would LOVE to have a king at home… for all those little intrusions 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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