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Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   501 Fifth Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701   |  
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America and we loved it's charm. One article I read said that this is the only luxury resort on Florida's west coast. I am not sure if that is true but it definitely is a luxury resort! In addition to its golf course, it has a 74-slip marina, 12 tennis courts, 5 restaurants and a huge fitness facility.
The staff is great and we loved the energetic little concierge. The thing we loved most about this place though was the view from our spacious balcony. We got a room in the newer tower and it is easy to self-park right below.
The location is perfect - easy walking distance to many great restaurants.

Room Tip: Get a room in the tower with a water view. Higher floors would be best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My wife and two kids and I Turned up at St Petersburg way too early because we had a short drive from Orlando and had to check out at 10am. Decided we would look over the Vinoy hotel as we knew also it was in a historic part of St Pete's and we could always walk about have lunch etc.
Hotel checked us straight in and way too early which really was fabulous. (Normal check-in 4pm) We had a bay view room which was really nice. Hotel rooms are well finished and have all the amenities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. This hotel is really beautiful it’s really a history lesson staying here but what really makes the hotel special like so many establishments is its staff. From Joanna on the front desk to Rose in the Coffee shop they are all so attentive friendly and giving. Breakfast in their dining room is really something all presented beautifully. They also do a dinner special in the dining room for $20 a person and $8 for children which we only found out about taking the bus tour as we passed the tour. The menu would otherwise be a lot bigger yes but a lot more expensive and if you are on a budget as we were too expensive. Come on Vinoy tell us all it’s a great little menu and food was fantastic and we should know we come from Lyon France were food is really something. Robert was the manager for breakfast again very friendly.
Swimming pool is beautiful with two Jacuzzi’s either side of pool used every day. Gym was excellent and a Spa if you want a treat. Coffee shop is like a Starbucks with all sorts of sandwiches and goodies.
For sure we will return Vinoy.
Thank you again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

First thing I have to say is that we loved this place!!! The beds were the best and the room was clean and big. The Vinoy hotel has a lot of history because it was built in 1925. People say that there are ghost on the 5th floor but we didn't see any. Stayed there for 2 nights and the next day we saw the rays vs rangers game. We went to the main lobby to enjoy a wonderful breakfast and then we waited for the bus to take us to the game. What a great and fun stay for everyone.

Room Tip: I would stay in the rooms that are pointing at the water its a beautiful sight or if you believe in...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had four nights at this hotel, and I must say we could not fault it, the rooms were very clean and quite spacious, we had a balcony. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: Get a balcony on top floor if you can, great view of the bay. We had a side view but could still had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Midwest
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15 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

What a great place for a vacation. Staff is nice. Beautiful view of the bay and marina. Food in restaurant delicious. Comfortable bed. Large quiet room with veranda. Take the history tour -- fascinating! Exceeded our expectations. We asked for and received frig, firm pillows and wine glasses promptly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I just stayed here for one night and we could not have been happier. The customer service was impeccable as was everything else....the room, the grounds, the pool! The location is perfect, especially if you want to be located near downtown St Pete. I would highly recommend staying here!

Room Tip: We stayed in the new guest tower and requested a room with a balcony! It was worth the $20 extra!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the Vinoy several times and it is always a treat. Service and rooms are top notch and St. Pete is a great city to explore on foot. At Christmas there is a wonderful light display in the park across the street. It had everything to get you in the Christmas spirit except snow.

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Additional Information about Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

Address: 501 Fifth Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 344
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic Bayfront Resort comprising restored Vinoy Park Hotel & Tower (1992). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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