A few years ago, the neighborhood of St. Pete Beach, on the Gulf Coast of Florida, was up in arms when developers wanted to demolish the local motel, a fifties motor inn that later morphed into a Travelodge. The neighborhood won out, and after a heavy facelift, the Postcard Inn was created. St Pete Beach might not have the glamour of South Beach, but we like the inn's laid-back surfer vibe mixed with vibrant colors and vintage furnishings. Best of all, it sits right on the beach. For more information, go to the Postcard Inn.