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The Birchwood

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just love this boutique hotel and staff. The rooms are generously sized with fine accoutrements. The restaurant is good with a fine wine selection. Ask Eddie for recommendations with wine! The rooftop bar is fantastic, offering beautiful, east facing views of Tampa Bay, the Vinoy Basis and downtown St. Pete.

Thank tim l
Madeira Beach, Fl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of women met for lunch at The Birchwood and decided to eat inside. Very comfortable and nice environment. Although there was a crowd eating outside we were one of the few inside. Our server Kenneth was helpful in describing the menu and was most patient with a group of 6 women wanting separate checks!!! (Not always the case...

Thank madbeach1997
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Birthday roadtrip dropped us into the heart of downtown Saint Petersburg. The place was abuzz, people everywhere enjoying the outdoor settings of shops along the roadside. We decided to see what the city offered and now to find a room. Our first choice THE VINOY was sold out. The front desk of Vinoy took a step above and called...

Thank Jett2000
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...

Thank Brian W
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 13 April 2017 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...

Thank Steve S
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

Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...

Thank islandhpper
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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....

Thank Sergiosr1949
BeccaKeyes, Public Relations Manager at The Birchwood, responded to this review

Hi there! We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a 5-star experience with us at The Canopy at The Birchwood! We are only on the 5th floor, but we were voted one of the best rooftop bars by USA Today and several other publications. For dinner, we do recommend our restaurant downstairs, Birch and Vine, as The Canopy,...

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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.

Thank 1joanne-12
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...

Thank paulbaysden
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...

1Thank Brenna J

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  • 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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $324 - $569 (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

“There are only 12-14 rooms in this hotel, but request an EAST facing room for the sunrise, or water view.”
V8610ZItiml, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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