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The Birchwood

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340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Grayl's Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My fiancée and I stayed here for one night in July while visiting family and we were very pleased with the lovely rooms, very friendly staff and amazing location. It's a cool, trendy place. The food was good, the bartenders were very nice and entertaining. It's definitely the type of place to stay if you want something a little different... More 

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Tampa Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed last Saturday night in a king room with no view (which we knew going in). This is the old Grayl's Hotel which was gutted and completely renovated. It's beautiful. Cost approx. $260 including tax plus $18 per night for valet parking. Over night self parking isn't much of an option in this area. Their primary focus is the bar/restaurant... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Celebrated my birthday at Birchwood and it was amazing . The rooftop lounge is beautiful and you can see the pier and part of downtown . Parking is a problem in downtown st pete so I parked at the pier and walk to Birchwood . The servers were prompt and courteous . The restaurant had a small dining place and... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Was treated to a night at The Birchwood this weekend. We had noticed it under construction when staying in the area earlier this year and I was surprised it was all finished and opened. It is a beautiful property, the management and employees were all extremely friendly and bent over backwards to make our stay pleasant and memorable. The room... More 

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Florida
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93 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Birchwood this past week and I must say that I am impressed. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. The hotel and restaurant are just beautiful. Upon arrival, check-in was friendly and efficient. Eddie at the front desk was very helpful and professional. Parking was across the street. You can unload in front... More 

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florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I watched the transformation of an old inn and formerly an apartment hotel turn into more than it ever was . Small hotel in my hometown and I had to stay there after it opened . If you like small urban hotels this is right for a city stay . Good food there and all around it.

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wow! what a nice looking building from the street. Shoot, even from the roof, the property is beautiful. I stayed here for an anniversary recently and best I can say is this hotel needs some time to work out the kinks. Service was well intended, but fell well below the mark. I'm thinking summer of 2014 would be a good... More 

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Treasure Island,Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is excellent,loved the BBQ ribs as an appetizer and plan to go back for dinner and steaks.The roof top lounge area is very unique and will get really busy when the weather gets cooler.The Birchwood is a real gem,enjoy.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We booked a room overlooking Park Drive for a night out on the town, in celebration of my birthday. Room was very nice, modern, clean and tastefully decorated. Walls were well insulated. Street noise was barely heard from our room, even during peak nightlife hours. Cool bathroom. Only negative was the bed frame, it creaked loudly anytime you moved even... More 

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Central Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Birchwood is literally the perfect St. Petersburg, Florida destination for any romantic couple! (I would not recommend The Birchwood for children.) My wife and I were in town and had heard we needed to check out The Birchwood. So, while strolling along Beach Drive we decided to take a look; and we were not disappointed! In fact we decided... More 

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