The Princess Martha

Offers Independent Living

21 Reviews
411 First Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Call (800) 385-2527
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December 20, 2016

By Sadsituation

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Really a true disappointment! Massive water damage from aging window sills leaking down the apartment walls. large areas of wall to wall carpet missing from airconditiining units being removed. Maintance on the building is a massive issue. Thief is an issue in the apartments. Cleanliness is an issue in areas. Sorry to say I've had personal issues with a loved living at this faulty. I just hope your loved one doesn't have to experience this!

November 13, 2016

By Alice410214

I visited this facility

I liked The Princess Martha so much, and I'm moving into it in about 2 months. The place is more convenient for my family. The location is within blocks of many shops and restaurants. There's the concert hall and a huge park right across the street. It has all the wonderful things that a city offers. It is right in the middle of downtown of Saint Petersburg. The first time I ate there, the food was iffy. But I had lunches and other dinners there, and it was acceptable. As for the activities, I guess it's OK. There are many people to walk with and have meals with, and if you don't like one person, there are 200 others. They have 3 sizes of units for the same price, so it makes sense to go for the biggest unit. I went into the biggest unit, and it was kind of dark, but it was OK. Then the manager said, they had the middle sized room available, and it was a corner unit with windows; I walked in and loved it immediately. It had lots of lights with a better layout, and it was so beautiful.

August 22, 2016

By Judith707147

I visited this facility

I went to Princess Martha in St. Petersburg. I didn’t like it at all. When you walk in there, there is a musty smell because it is such an old place, so I didn’t like that. We had dinner there, which was very good. Everything was dark and musty-smelling. I just didn’t like that.

Provider Response

Dear Judith, Thank you for choosing to visit and tour the historic Princess Martha. We appreciate your taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience. The Princess Martha is an enduring piece of St. Petersburg history and has tremendous character in its Mediterranean Revival architectural style. The team of staff at The Princess Martha work hard to maintain this beautiful property, making it a warm, inviting atmosphere for residents and guests to enjoy. Like many historic buildings in St. Petersburg the Princess Martha may be occasionally affected by the whims of Florida weather. We apologize that you did not thoroughly enjoy your first visit, but are very glad that you enjoyed the meal prepared by our talented team of chefs and hope you will come back and visit us again. Sincerely, Princess Martha Management

December 30, 2015

By David118181050

I am/was a resident of this facility

I lived at the Princess Martha for 3 years. Their food was very good. It’s a smaller place and it’s an old hotel so it’s elegant. It’s right down town Saint Petersburg so it’s very easy to walk around and see all the stores. They have a swimming pool and they have card games. They do health things like tai-chi. The staff is better than average but not fantastic. They’re mostly single rooms; they have some 2-bedrooms but they’re not very large.

December 30, 2015

By SP1

I visited this facility

Princess Martha is where my husband is going. His brother is mentally challenged so we have to take care of him. The beauty is that Princess Martha is going to put 2 units together and a walkway between the 2 units so that he would be in sight of us all the time. It would be an extended room and that was a big thing that they were doing for us. I saw the pool. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I was impressed the day that we were there, they were getting ready to go on a trip to a place on the ocean which we couldn’t go because you fly down one day, you spend the night, you get to see them the next day and then you fly out the next day so you don’t get a whole lot. Two of the residents there came up, introduced themselves and said what a caring community they were and how they looked out for each other which really impressed me.

October 27, 2015

By Anonymous118708350

I visited this facility

I have found a place I really want to be at the Princes Martha in St. Petersburg. Everybody is very friendly. I've been there three times now. I've eaten two meals at the table with the newcomers and a couple of "oldcomers" to help you get acquainted. It was very pleasant; I wouldn't be interested if it wasn't. They have small one-bedroom apartments, large one-bedroom apartments, and then they've got the two-bedroom apartments. It is a nine-story hotel, so they have lots of apartments. There's swimming, book clubs, poetry writing, bridge, movies four nights a week, pool activities, and exercise activities.

September 29, 2015

By Cathy109786750

I visited this facility

I went to The Princess Martha. I really felt very happy to be there, but the fact that it was so small and moving into such accommodation weren't suitable for me. They weren't big enough. It was like going to live in a hotel. I don't mind at being where it is, and I like the ambience of it, but I did not care for the fact that it was so small and you were like in a hotel room. It was claustrophobic for me. I would enjoy the facility, and I have a girlfriend that would come there in a minute if we have an apartment, but there was no apartment. There were just these small rooms with kitchenettes. We're used to living in style, and that just wouldn't be enough. However, I think that it is a beautiful, healthy atmosphere where people can retain their dignity and dress well, and there is no feeling of age there. I imagine that it is such a comfortable life where people can age very comfortably and very active with beautiful things to do.

January 15, 2015

By Caring100982150

I visited this facility

The Princess Martha was very nice, clean, and comparatively modern. The price was within range, and that was one of the things that was interesting. It was a lot of an old group type of community, so they do not do too much there.

September 30, 2014

By Adaline

I am/was a resident of this facility

I did stay in The Princess Martha for three months. The food there was good. They did have happy hours and cooking classes with the chef. What I like about the place was it was close to a library and other places downtown where I could go to flea markets and concerts. The location of the place was more convenient.

August 27, 2014

By Carlos3

I visited this facility

Princess Martha was very good. That's a very nice place, but it's very expensive. The location is excellent. The facility is beautiful. It's an old style hotel, like a high class grand hotel. They have a beautiful entrance lobby -- it was very nice looking, well-furnished and well-tended. The people are very nice. We had lunch there and it was excellent food -- it was very gourmet and the service was excellent. The waiters and waitresses served each course separately, not all at the same time. They have yoga; they have water aerobics; they have outings. Everything very elegant, but the price was too much for us. We could not afford that luxury.

September 26, 2013

By Cherry4

I am/was a resident of this facility

I found The Princess Martha for myself. The facility is very, very nice. They take us to the doctors and they also have a doctor and a nurse on-call. They have happy hour twice a week. We have a heated pool and we also have an exercise room.

September 23, 2013

By Karen69223550

I visited this facility

I liked The Princess Martha because it was a smaller facility. The apartments were smaller but nice with a small kitchenette, dining area and a bath. They had a lot for gardening. They were right across the street from the town's park, so transportation was really close. And since it is downtown, It was not more than a block away from a restaurant. However, it was only an independent living but they had people from another agency who came in and could give help of they needed it.

June 11, 2013


I visited this facility

Food is very good, I had lunch at The Princess Martha. The building is clean and there are no odors or whatsoever. It's close to the farmer's market. They have a beautiful swimming pool. It's an old hotel that's built in the 30's probably. It looks like a lobby in the hotel and it's very attractive. It would do for me and I would be very happy there, I believe.
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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2100/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 125
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About 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.

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