The Princess Martha


411 First Avenue North , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

(855) 840-7257

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We really like The Princess Martha, especially the room that was available at that particular time. It's right on the pool level, but in the corner. Being a one-time elegant hotel, it looked very hotelish on the first floor, but once you go beyond there it's more homey. The staff who assisted me was very friendly and very accommodating. There are a lot of more activities like a fishing club and nightly poker. Of course, they have more flexibility than assisted living as far as the activities where the residents initiated some of those activities. We would have chosen this place as an ideal independent living community, but in reality, we are concerned about my dad's memory, so that's why we didn't consider them in the end.

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I liked The Princess Martha a lot. That's #1 on my list. I liked the location since it's downtown, and you don't have to drive far to do something. The person who took me around was a very fine gentleman who answered my questions, showed me everything, and did a beautiful job. I thought everything was good there.

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I visited The Princess Martha. I thought it was decent, nice, and in the middle of Saint Petersburg. They were setting up where they were going to get parking, which would have been helpful. They didn't have parking at that time. They were going to get indoor parking. The older building was close to 100 years old.

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I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility

I lived at The Princess Martha for about a year and a half. I needed more care and theirs was quite expensive. The facility itself is antique grandeur. It's old and styled in the '30s type of design inside with tall ceilings made of wood, and it's very high class. You get that impression from the moment you walk in. They offer amenities and activities and have a pool on the second floor. The building itself is so old that everything needs to be repaired on a regular basis, so they had a myriad of issues. You're paying a lot of money for a very old building.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My brother feels very comfortable at The Princess Martha, and he feels like he's in his own backyard. Transportation's good, and it's a good place for him. The staff was wonderful and very kind. One particularly great person is Alan Martinez who did a really fine job of making us feel comfortable. The rooms had some problems with plumbing, but they came and fixed those things immediately and have been very responsive. They have a great pool, and they're starting to construct a parking garage. It's very friendly and people work very hard to keep you happy. The place is clean, and the food is good. The staff is good, knowledgeable, helpful, stay on top of everything, and seem to work well with each other. The only real complaint I have about it is the stairways. I want to offer to help paint the stairways. They need to be upgraded because they're pretty grungy.

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I Am A Current/Past Resident

Facilities and location were excellent. Staff was extremely helpful and supportive. Personally did not require healthcare assistance, but did observe caring and reactive staff.

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Costs for The Princess Martha

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,100

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at The Princess Martha

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Beauty/Barber Shop


Swimming Pool and Deck Area

Recreation Center, Fitness Center

Business/Computer Center

Art Studio


Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Resident Groups and Clubs

Happy Hour


Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Elegant Dining Room

Chef-prepared Meals


On-Site Medical Visits: Geriatric physician

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Additional Storage Available

Wellness Center

On-Site Home Health Company

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Description of The Princess Martha

From a grand hotel in 1924 to a senior living retirement residence today, The Princess Martha has been a landmark throughout the century. Graced with charm, elegance, and style, The Princess Martha is a symbol of Southern Hospitality and reigns as Royalty in gracious and affordable Independent Senior Living. In the 1920's the national advertising campaigns were dubbed "Oro del Sol" or "Gold of the Sun", a new lifestyle with excellent service & affordable grandeur, The Princess Martha.

We invite you to tour our active, Independent Senior Living Community! The Princess Martha is a 55+ retirement community in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Built as a premier hotel in the 1920’s, the Princess Martha has been transformed into one-and-two bedroom rental apartments. Our grand lobby and historic ballroom will take your breath away as you experience the elegant 1920’s décor. Walk out your door and explore all of the riches that St. Petersburg has to offer because The Princess Martha is within walking distance of the many restaurants, banks, shops, museums, theaters, The Pier, Baywalk, and bayside parks. The Trolley stops right outside our doors. You can see Tropicana Field from here; home of the Tampa Bay Rays! By car, the Princess Martha is accessible to three major interstate connections, making it just a short distance for perfect day trips to explore the scenic west coast of Florida. We are thirty minutes from Tampa International A irport.

When you become a resident of The Princess Martha, you start enjoying our all-inclusive, independent senior living lifestyle. No more cooking, yard work, cleaning, doing dishes, HOA fees or property taxes! Our Chef prepares you three delicious meals a day! Housekeeping and all utilities (except telephone service) are also included. You will enjoy access to staff 24 hours, a calendar of life enrichment activities and scheduled transportation if you wish to use it. Other amenities include a heated pool, beautiful sun deck, fitness center and state-of-the-art media center. The Princess Martha is pet friendly and we have a dog park on-site for your convenience!

For those of you needing a little extra help, The Princess Martha has an on-site Wellness Center, visiting doctor (weekly) and a contracted Nurses Registry who can offer services including medication management, laundry services, shower assistance and other activities of daily living (ADL’s.) These services can enable you to age in place. We are within blocks of renowned hospitals and close to many rehabilitation establishments. Stop in for a personalized tour and you will see why The Princess Martha is “The Place To Be” in downtown St. Petersburg.