REVIEW

Postcard Inn on the Beach

Set on a quiet strip of white sand 35 minutes southwest of Tampa, this 196-room inn is a dose of Florida Keys flair transported to the mainland.

By , Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

Postcard Inn on the Beach

About this Hotel

Price From $99

Set on a quiet strip of white sand 35 minutes southwest of Tampa, the Postcard Inn on the Beach is a dose of Florida Keys flair transported to the mainland. Each of the 196 rooms is wallpapered with surfing photos and accented with vintage lamps, while the lobby has its own macramé art installation and colorful surfboards. The effect is an overwhelmingly casual vibe that continues out in the garden, where Adirondack chairs surround a fire pit and the beachfront bar serves blackened tilapia sandwiches and bacon-and-jalapeño-wrapped shrimp—perfect snacks for Postcard's dive-in movie nights, when surf, travel, and classic films are projected above the pool.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Visa, Discover, Euro/Mastercard/ Diners Club.

Details Doubles from $99; continental breakfast included.