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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and her parents TRIED to have lunch at the Birchwood sitting outside. The hostess was immediately rude. We asked for a particular table (There were 4 open). She did not understand and tried to sit us at two different ones that were not what we had asked for. We went back and said that we would like the...

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Renee S, General Manager at The Birchwood, responded to this review

Brian W, I am shocked to read this and immediately need to address your review with the restaurant manager. What day and time did this occur please?

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located directly in the middle of it all on Beach Drive the Birchwood Hotel really couldn't be much better. The architecture maintains that 1920's feel most of us find so pleasing. The rooms are spacious, immaculate and appointed with any number of wife-pleasers -- huge four-poster bed (very comfortable), huge free-standing bath tub, etc. The staff Is very helpful and...

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Renee S, General Manager at The Birchwood, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you at the property again soon! Management

Mauston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little hotel in an artsy section of St. Pete. It is a converted 1920's apartment building. There are only 18 rooms and they are furnished beautifully in 1920's décor. Great ceiling waterfall shower and wonderful claw foot tub to soak in. This hotel boasts the only rooftop restaurant/bar in St. Pete. It is a terrific spot...

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florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were ready for roof top dinning with a great view. When we arrived we found out that although it was considered rooftop it was more 5th floor of a very tall building. Also first come first serve. Hard to find a table and extremely loud. What did not disappoint us was the view. It was great....

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the Shrimp Lettuce Wraps ($14) and chicken wing drumettes ($13). Loved them both. The chicken wings are hot with turmeric or cumin. Service was quick and friendly and there is a bonus beautiful view up there.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was immaculate. Staff was very helpful. Had the meatloaf and it was okay. For 24 dollars I guess my expectations were a little higher. Probably should have gotten steak. Not sure if I would go again. But if you're look for five dining with a large wine selection the Birch and Vine inside Birch wood is your place. Big...

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Really cute hotel in an amazing location. The rooms are adorable...really comfortable beds with lots of plush pillows! The rooftop bar is a great place to watch the boats and enjoy the sunshine. We were given a courtyard room which was very noisy. There was a loud table of guests dining until about 11:00 and then when the severs were...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The hotel is across from the park and the marina, so lovely views from our room and balcony. These rooms are decorated in lovely romantic colors. Huge bathroom with shower and soaking tub just like in the photos of the hotel. Great coffee/espresso maker, big TV, huge comfortable bed. Take the elevator down and have a seat at the sidewalk...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Birchwood is one of the most amazing restaurants that I have visited! Which means a lot since we lived in Manhattan and travel extensively. We had a small wedding dinner on December 20th in one of the private rooms. Being Christmas week, the place was packed, BUT each and every one of the staff was so kind and welcoming....

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always have loved the Birchwood, something for everyone. ..patio dining, inside seating and rooftop lounge, plus it's a hotel right on beach drive. However the menu has changed , but not exactly for the better (new chef). They have always served up locally sourced items, fresh fish, etc. ..and they still do; I just personally believe that maybe the menu...

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Hi there! Thank you so much for the feedback. We will make sure your concerns get to Chef Luke. Our menu does change seasonally so we do hope to have you back soon to some new dishes!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Birchwood

Address: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3406 (Formerly Grayl's Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $322 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Birchwood 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Grayls Hotel St Petersburg
The Birchwood St. Petersburg, Florida
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#10 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to stay away from the event/banquet space on the south side of the building.”
carp5667, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Extra large third floor room #308 is quieter.”
habaneros, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on 3rd floor are noisy due to rooftop bar ( I talked to a couple in 308 who did not get much sleep)”
KathyM764, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You'll want a room OVERLOOKING the BAY - gorgeous sunsets. For a quieter room, choose an upper floor, away from the elevators.”
joanng807, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The third floor is the highest level room you can book with 18 rooms total here.”
lasvegastravelwriter, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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