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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I'm a local who frequents downtown st Petersburg. One if our favs was the Birchwood. We had a very disappointing experience. We where seated asap because no one was there. One other couple was dining, normally packed. We had great service. That was the highlight. We ordered the charcuterie. It was a very plain and basic plate with some salami,...

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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This upscale Boutique Hotel is tucked across the street from the Bay. It has exquisite Sunsets that delight. The rooms though somewhat modest in size felt Luxurious. Their Attention to Classy Details feels delightful: a very striking wood poster bed, terry cloth bathrobes and a choice of an old fashioned tub - or a modern glass shower. Good for small...

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Thank creategoldmines
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Hi! Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review of our inn. We do hope you can come back soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resturnant had great food, service and appearance. Lost a star because I had a reservation and the hostess said the wait for inside would be an hour & 1/2 OR I could sit right away outiside. When I said I'll wait for inside a table magical opened up.

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Thank Jim L
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Hi Jim, so glad you had a wonderful meal with us. Sorry to hear about that little snafu with your reservation. We do hope you come back soon so we can give you the 5-star experience you deserve!

Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to stay at The Birchwood for 4 nights while traveling for business. While I had gone to The Canopy (rooftop bar) many times, I didn't even realize that there was a hidden gem inside of The Birchwood. The rooms have a distinct boutique feel. If that isn't your thing, then this may not be the place...

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Thank scheyney
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our book club selected the Birchwood for their menu that included vegetarian entries. A new chef has been hired, a new menu instituted and there was nothing but an $8 bowl of soup that our vegetarian book club member could eat. Another member ordered a salad with blackened chicken. When served, she noticed the chicken was not blackend, and had...

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Thank Alice T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry from Tampa and enjoyed the rooftop for great views of the city. Also had dinner downstairs and they had excellent food. The waiters were very nice, too. I will definitely be back soon!!!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two days, and will be back. Hotel is quaint, very clean and the staff makes you feel right at home. Tim the Manager is a real pro. Courteous, professional and a true asset to the Birchwood. Also, Tim the bartender will take care of you, he's got skills! I'm a New Yorker living in San Diego, but travel...

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Thank G N
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to the hotel and restaurant several times and it is always excellent. The food is sophisticated but pretentious. The hotel is elegant but not over the top. This is a favorite of mine! It has a great a location with lots happening on the street.

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Clearwater
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went here tonight for the view and what an awful mistake. Spent 30.00 for two sub par glasses of wine to enjoy the view and ran into a few people who were the most rude and obnoxious people ever. We met an extremely nice professional couple that invited us to sit with them and thereupon were told by someone behind...

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting St. Pete's on an annual basis, we have enjoyed the Birchwood before. On Thursday Nov 17 we had a reservation for six and were on time- told the table's occupants would be done soon. With some persuasion after some time a table was created. The other table stayed occupied for an hour or more. Despite this we booked again...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $344 - $552 (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
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#9 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#10 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“You'll want a room OVERLOOKING the BAY - gorgeous sunsets. For a quieter room, choose an upper floor, away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles creategoldmines, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The third floor is the highest level room you can book with 18 rooms total here.”
 of 5 bubbles lasvegastravelwriter, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor away from construction”
 of 5 bubbles margawil, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking park is best”
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“Stay away from the construction side for now.”
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