History 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 Airport.
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.