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340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3406
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#19 of 49 hotels in St. Petersburg
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The Birchwood Inn offers a unique stay in scenic downtown St. Petersburg. Located on Beach Drive, we are walking and trolley distance from the many sights and sounds of the area. Whether you are looking for live music, museums or just a stroll along the bay, our prime location puts you in the heart of the action. Perfect for business or pleasure, your stay will be memorable.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Rooftop terrace
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Rooftop bar
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Mike G wrote a review Nov 2021
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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!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Grace wrote a review Aug 2021
Atlanta, Georgia43 contributions4 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sunshine818065 wrote a review May 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Zlady61 wrote a review May 2021
Amelia Island, Florida187 contributions82 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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jujubee4 wrote a review May 2021
Florida61 contributions47 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$183 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grayls hotel st petersburg
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Grayl's Hotel
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United StatesFloridaSt. Petersburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Birchwood
Which popular attractions are close to The Birchwood?
Nearby attractions include Chihuly Collection (0.06 miles), Museum of Fine Arts (0.1 miles), and North Straub Park (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Birchwood?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Birchwood?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Birchwood?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Birchwood?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, Parkshore Grill, and Annata Wine Bar.
Is The Birchwood located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of St. Petersburg.
Does The Birchwood offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is The Birchwood accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.