Downtown St. Petersburg, Ponce De Leon Hotel The Ponce De Leon Hotel Located downtown in the Waterfront and Arts district and just 12 blocks away from Tropicana Field we are one of the nearest and best priced hotels. Our hotel includes the on location Cerveche Restaurant with food prepared as it is in Spain. We have a great location at 95 Central Avenue with everything that is available along Beach Drive and up Central Avenue within an easy walk. Our Hotel is a historical building dating to the 20’s and commonly used by sports fans and teams since then. The Grand Prix which is scheduled every March is just one short block away The Rowdies soccer team make our waterfront field their home and a few blocks north along the water is are best pool facility where Olympic champions have trained. Within easy drive are baseball camps for the Yankees, Bluejays & Phillies and as you know our Tampa Bay is also the home of the Buccaneers and Lightning teams.