We had appetizers at the birchwood while on vacation in Tampa. We drove over to St. Pete to spend the day. The birchwood is located right off of the water downtown and offers great outdoor dining. We had the smoked fish dip and their version of the Cuban sandwich with the cauliflower soup and salad. Everything was really good except the Cuban sandwich had pepperoni on it! We really enjoyed dining there and people watching. The staff and drinks are really good.
There was no place to park when we checked in. Had to go around the block 6 times. Then we found a spot next door at a restaurant. After we checked in there was no one to help us we lugged our luggage through the next door restaurant while people were eating. Very embarrassing. There was a happy hour on upstairs roof but when I asked about it at front desk they told me there is none and didn’t ever hear about it. Luckily we went to the bar upstairs and it was crowded and there was a happy hour. Breakfast they ran out of reg coffee and finally brought some out when we were leaving. For the price we paid to stay one night I expected better
Friendly staff but inferior accommodations at $450/night. We were disappointed with the lack of light in the room and the public areas. The light switches for the room and the bathroom are located at the room entrance, however, the room entrance is 15 feet down a hallway. In order to turn off the pendant lights by the bed (no lamps or overhead lighting), you must walk down the hallway, hit the switch and then walk back down that hallway to bed. Breakfast is served at the bar in the lobby but without adequate light, it is difficult to see the food. Our corner room, 302, faced the waterfront and overlooked Ceviche, the restaurant in the neighboring building. Ceviche has outdoor seating and attracts a loud crowd until 11 pm. The furniture in the room was dusty as were the bathroom counters and sconces. As a former Director of Sales & Marketing at five-star hotels, I am sympathetic to recent staff shortages, but when I load my own bags onto a luggage cart and then roll the cart out of the hotel to my car, it is clear the Birchwood Hotel is not a luxury hotel property .…
Beautiful rooms/ bathrooms that make you feel like you're in a vintage movie! Staff was also super welcoming & yummy restaurant! Parking is also on the street, with a garage within walking distance. Totally going to consider staying again! - janelherranz.com
Horrible experience and worst place to have dinner at!!! Last night my wife and I including a couple of my close friends decided to go somewhere for dinner. Most of the restaurants had an hour of longer wait time. The only place that had no WAIT was The Birchwood. This should have set off an alert. We checked out the menu which had over priced dinners, but we were hungry and price wasn't an issue. As we looked at the menu my friend and I ordered the 16 oz Delmonico priced at $43 and my wife ordered the 6oz filet mignon priced at $53. Oh and a side of broccoli was $10 and my wife ordered a side baked potato that was $15. smh... So first the waiter didn't bring any bread to start off with, and when we do ask for it he brings us a basket with 3 rolls. There are four of us , so my friend and I had to fight over the one. Why not BRING $ rolls, what the F*CK?? So we finally get our dinner, and the 16 oz steaks looked like 8 oz flat steaks with 40% of it being FAT! These were the MOST horrible steaks that I have ever eaten. The waiter himself even said that they were poor quality. Then why in the world would you serve them. Don't forget $43 per steak without sides. So i mentioned this to the manager, and the only thing he offers was to comp drinks. Maybe he wanted to get us drunk so we would forget about this experience. We don't even drink. We were VERY DISAPPOINTED! I recommend to NOT go to this restaurant, the food is disgusting and way way overpriced. Do yourself a favor and go to Outbacks or Texas Roadhouse. Their steaks kill what these people tried serving us. Just so you know that you can delete this, but by the time your done reading this I will have it posted on every restaurant review site there is. This place needs to be shutdown, so that you stop ripping people off!!!!…
My husband and I had a great experience for 11 days staying at The Birchwood in St. Petersburg! The hotel is in a perfect location, with a little European feel, right in the heart of restaurants and museums; surrounded by beautiful historic homes along the bay, and minutes away from great St. Pete’s Beach! Being in hospitality, we appreciate high level customer service; and our first impression during check-in was exactly that with Lauren—offering outstanding conceirge service and a welcome that certainly set the standard for the rest of our stay! We fell in love with everyone—Patrick, Connor, Chloe, Ocean, Michelle, Rick and everyone in between! Well done!
Horrible experience involving my credit card. Staff blamed me for losing my card when it was later discovered that the card was buried in one of their bill folds. Staff became very defensive management elected to stand behind the staff when they were wrong. Really could have been handled more professionally. One waitress blurted out very aggressive statements that was completely unprofessional. Never coming back and recommend to others NEVER to let your credit card out of your site! Most likely a PCI violation regardless. Ownership needs to reevaluate its management.
There are many pluses to this hotel but there are also some very definite minuses depending on the room that you’re in. One plus is the friendly and helpful staff from the valet to the front desk to the housekeepers. The room comes equipped with some very good coffee and the coffee down at breakfast is also excellent as are the hot sandwiches; breakfast also comes with yogurt and assorted fruits and cereals. The location is also a plus,very walkable and across from the bay. Lovely bathroom with a claw foot tub and thick towels. Unfortunately the minuses were also many. As others have said our first room was very dark and very noisy, there were many windows in the room however all of them overlooked very run down areas that I think were probably utility places. You had to strain just to see the sky. The bathroom overlooked a parking garage and I think the hotel generator or air compressor which was very noisy. People started working outside repairs before 8AM. The air conditioner was also very noisy with an odd thumping sound. We were given another room which was much better. Also, the hall carpeting was very stained.…
The only plus was the location of the hotel but not worth it for the price of a poor room which was so dark we needed to use our flashlights. Hint: bring brighter light bulbs! The desk was old, the wood chipped, the carpet stained. There were no chairs in the room, no refrigerator. The toilet did not work properly. The top door lock did not work. The room was noisy, with only a view of a wall and above the entrance and corridor leading the roof-top elevator. This and the fact we were unable to go the The Canopy took away from our first highly anticipated outing since covid. I would have expected all of this from a cheap hotel but not from a high price place. I'm really sorry about this as I anticipated loving this place.
We ordered 8 oz Filet mignon,scottish salmon,3 daughters beer,tuna and red wine. Food was good,price was reasonable but not cheap. Mikayla was very sweet . There are long waits,if you go in late please call ahead and make reservations ahead of time.