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Renaissance Vinoy Hotel History Tour

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Great tour, and a bargain to boot.

It's a grand old hotel/resort, harking back to its glory days, which started in 1925. It closed for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lithia, Florida
An Excellent Tour!

Today we had an excellent tour of this grand old hotel. The tour lasted about an hour and was... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Hanover, Massachusetts
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501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a grand old hotel/resort, harking back to its glory days, which started in 1925. It closed for 18 years fro, 1974 to 1992, Then underwent a massive restoration, which is still ongoing.. Initially, I thought the tour was a bit pricey, at $27 a...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Today we had an excellent tour of this grand old hotel. The tour lasted about an hour and was filled with interesting facts about its history and renovation. The Vinoy is an elegant hotel located on the waterfront of St. Petersburg. Our tour guide was...More

Thank ALB63
Reviewed March 7, 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...More

Thank Cortell
Reviewed February 18, 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...More

1  Thank jazzgran
Reviewed December 7, 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.

1  Thank Wolflover16
Reviewed September 4, 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...More

1  Thank foods85108
Reviewed August 17, 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...More

1  Thank Rock M
Reviewed August 11, 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!

1  Thank mwestend
Reviewed July 30, 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...More

1  Thank flacachula
Reviewed July 29, 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,...More

1  Thank james A
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January 12, 2018|
Response from Michael H |
According to the Marriott Vinoy web site (that is not provided on the Trip Advisor page), the tour begins at 10:30 am Wed-Sat and lasts 1 hour. The cost is $10 per person.
Marcy L
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Wolflover16 | Reviewed this property |
Tour & lunch $27