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Renaissance Vinoy Hotel History Tour

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Address: 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
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+1 727-824-8005

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Large hotel, personalized service

We just returned from a conference at the Vinoy and had a great time at this hotel. While the hotel is undergoing a pool update, they added some amenities to offset this obstacle... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We just returned from a conference at the Vinoy and had a great time at this hotel. While the hotel is undergoing a pool update, they added some amenities to offset this obstacle. I particularly want to commend the front desk when we arrived. They were very helpful in securing our room. Thanks to Kellie and Shannon. You made us... More 

Thank Cortell
Blairsville, Georgia
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152 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The Vinoy is indeed a remarkable restoration. Much history and beautiful architecture. Our 45 minute tour, however, turned into two hours!! It certainly was not necessary for the tour to drag on for so long. The docent was a sweet 80+ year old lady who just felt compelled to throw every minute detail into the discourse. She did repeat herself... More 

Thank jazzgran
St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was a wonderful walking tour & Elaine was very knowledgeable. The restoration is remarkable. Afterwards, we had a very enjoyable lunch. Limited menu, but very tasty offerings.

Thank Wolflover16
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a wonderful guide who was 80+,lived in St Pete her whole life. It was like have a little visit with your favorite Great Auntie. She gave us lots of details/facts that the two interior designers with us really appreciated. More than worth the few dollars charged.Another reason to fall in love with the Vinoy.

Thank foods85108
Largo, Florida
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161 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a beautiful Hotel to stay and enjoy the life of luxury, A glorious place to make memories, yes folks you can become a memory maker here AT the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. A vacation you'll never forget, with a wonderful serenity place to share with family and friends, very clean, very nice rooms, great food, great beaches , great golf... More 

Thank Rock M
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13 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

With all the midern conveniences step back in time when aervuce was first as the experience was rhe center of it all. The history maked it unique...the experience outstanding!

Thank mwestend
Brussels, Belgium
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128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment you enter this beautiful place your are trasported in time. The smell of this beautiful lobby is alluring. The food was great and the pool.was amazing. The staff was very friendly and some of them did go out of the way to assist. Rooms do need an update. No ventilation what so ever in bathroom not even... More 

Thank flacachula
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This property has been our luxury "go to" hotel for over 20 years since it first major renovation. Loved everything and the food, golf and beverage offerings, while pricy, were delivered with panache. Not now, the food at Marchand's, their flagship restaurant and bar was, in a word, AWFUL! Over-priced, poorly served drinks and a menu that was just plain,... More 

Thank james A
State College, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you are looking for a pleasant break from beach combing, look no farther than the elegant Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. Of course the external architecture alone garners it a favorite selfie venue. However, there is much more. Take advantage of the historical tour of the hotel which, throughout its history, went from "the place to see & be seen" when... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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165 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I set up a tour for 38 members of our community. From the initial contact with the Vinoy to the completed tour and lunch it was a five star event. The history facts about the hotel was so interesting. All of our ladies on the tour had only positive reviews. The food for the lunch was highly praised by all..This... More 

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