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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch property. The beds are comfortable and cozy. Tons of pillows. The front desk service was great. There are no ice machines, so you need to call down to the front desk. Ice arrived within minutes of request. In fact, just about anything I requested arrived within minutes. Staff was extremely helpful, courteous and fun to talk to. Brandon,...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to visit Saint Petersburg, FL, try to stay at this hotel. It's a wonderful little boutique hotel, right on Beach Street - the St. Pete "strip". Terrific location, good service, friendly staff. The food is excellent too. Try to have drinks on the rooftop bar. Wonderful views of the bay, especially lovely at sunset. Great place.

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small Boutique Hotel. Bedroom was well appointed and bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was huge with a rain shower and an separate tub. No inroom movies although they did have hbo on demand. Can be a little noisy at night depending on room location. Breakfast is included which is a nice perk but it's very minimal and self serve Buffett...

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Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to rate this hotel very good, but cannot. We stayed three nights in this hotel. First off, Room 209 is an extra large and pricey room located in the rear of the hotel backed up into three large air conditioning units for the building or buildings next door. The vents inside the room incessantly blow hard and loud, even...

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chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I popped in for late brunch today and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was excellent and even took time to give us a little history of the area. The eggs Benedict were awesome!crispy pancetta instead of ham was great flavor. The Bloody Mary was nice and spicy! Will go back next time in town.

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Management response:

Hi! So glad you enjoyed brunch with us! Can't wait to have you back next time you are in St. Pete!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Birchwood last week for the first time. It is a very comfortable hotel and the staff is very friendly and service was excellent from the front desk (Nick and Brandon), bar (Tommy), and housekeeping (Noelle). Beds are very comfortable! A nice surprise is that they offer a continental breakfast every morning. It is within walking distance...

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Hi, ​Kathy! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Birchwood! We apologize for those little snafus. You are absolutely right about the towels, kleenex, and bathroom tissue. We will make sure that our staff has this taken care of during housekeeping time. Thank you for the excellent feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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Hi Joseph, we apologize for not delivering the experience you are accustomed to or one that even met our own standards at Birch and Vine. We are currently in the middle of a transition with a new chef and many things are changing in the restaurant. We do hope you will return once our new menu launches and everything has...

Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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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 3 January 2017 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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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!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Birchwood

Address: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Grayl's Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $365 - $618 (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
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.”
 of 5 bubbles carp5667, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Extra large third floor room #308 is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 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)”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles joanng807, 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
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