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The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is an older, restored hotel in St. Petersburg on the water. It has it's own marina and golf course as well as an excellent pool and several restaurants on site. The area near the restaurant features excellent bars and restaurants and shopping. There is also a very nice park (Straub Park) and the Museum of Fine Art is a short walk at the end of the park. The service at this hotel is outstanding and the rooms are first class. They also have a Concierge (Navigator is the new title) who is very knowledgeable and helpful. Try the Game Package when the Tampa Bay Rays base ball team is in town. This is the home base for visiting MLB teams (The Yankees, when we were there).

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Given the opportunity we will return. The hotel is in a beautiful location across from the harbor, park, marina and adjacent to the many harbor front shops and restaurants. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. The facility is fabulous with great facilities and a fascinating history. We met some very interesting other guests as well. The staff were friendly and accommodating. What was annoying was an extra charge for internet and parking. Charging $10/day for internet and $15/day for parking is cheesy.

Room Tip: Face the harbor or street or park, rooms out the back view is not as nice.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at this resort Aug 17-19. 2013. The grounds and location of this hotel were beautiful. The room on the other hand was a different story. We were located in the main building of the resort. what ever you do request "not" to be in room 351. There was a huge green barrier directly in front of our window. This prevented us from being able to see outside at all. The room shouldn't be used as a guest room. It is only fit for a storage room.The bathroom upkeep was a bit to be desired. There were black stains all over the floor, and the towels smelled like mildew. The amenities on the other hand were great.
When we went to go to bed on our first night, we noticed blood on our bed sheets. There was also stains of some sort on the duvet cover and pillows. When I called about this problem, the hotel send up the maintenance man to just change the sheets. He only brought the actual bottom and top sheet. I had to help him change the bed and requested for a complete change out. For such a high end hotel, these things should not be happening. A new room should have been offered to us.
The concierge service was great and so was the shuttle service that took us to the Rays game. The front desk staff could have been a little more friendly.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 351
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I love historic hotels and this is one of the finest! The location can not be better with all the museums within one mile of the hotel. The staff was accommodating and friendly. Just walking into the Hotel gives one a sense that you are entering a really special place. The pool is wonderful and we enjoyed swimming later at night which was great. Our standard king room was absolutely wonderful with comfortable bedding, size of room, bath, and view. Large resort with nice spa services and complimentary exercise classes. Very, very, nice experience

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeanette R, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

It was a pleasure to read your review. We appreciate your kind words about your experience here and thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Please join us again in the very near future. We would love to have the pleasure of your company again soon.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at the Vinoy. to take in a Rays game, on our way home from the Keys. The staff was great and its just a lovely restored hotel. Our room was a king on the ground floor with a great big window looking out at the well kept grounds,our teenagers shared a huge corner room double room. The bar on the veranda had great drinks and that old school resort feel. We took the hotel shuttle to the game which was quick and convenient. We all wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Jeanette R, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review after your stay at the Vinoy. That was perfect that you could arrange for a stay here on your way home from the Keys and attend a Rays game too. The shuttle to and from the game makes it nice and convenient and for only $5 a person. Tickets for the shuttle should be purchased the day of the game from our Concierge/Navigator Desk. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit with your family and hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at the Vinoy after spending the week at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, so our first impressions were slightly skewed. I thought it seemed a bit downmarket and the room (2 double beds for us and the children) was very seventies style. However, I grew to love the place! Firstly, the staff were super-helpful. The 'navigators' as they call the concierges were incredibly knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was spotless and this included the very spacious pool and spa area. There is a fabulous coffee shop within the hotel which enabled us to buy an inexpensive breakfast and eat it on the hotel's superb front veranda, overlooking the marina. Really, this hotel has all the facilities of a 5* with none of the pretensions and all staff are friendly and helpful. It is also a hotel with much history in the area and there were guided tours taking place when we visited. it is also extremely popular for corporate events and boasts an amazing ballroom. Only reason not to award full marks is the bathroom being very dated and slightly off-putting for a fusspot like me. However, would stay there again without any qualms.

Room Tip: Front rooms have no balconies, but do have lovely views of the marina. There are balconies, but pos...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Jeanette R, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Thank you for your time in sharing your recent experience at the Vinoy. It was nice to see that we were able to turn your impression around so quickly. Your expectations were obviously set high after coming from the Ritz, so it was a pleasure to know that we were able to exceed them. You touched on so many of the amenities that we offer - our lobby coffee shop; the beautiful view from sitting on a rocking chair on the front veranda; our friendly and helpful staff; the history behind this beautiful gem; and more. We appreciate your vote of confidence and look forward to your stay in the very near future.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The hotel is beautifully restored and the amenities are top grade. A great view of the waterway and only a short walk to wonderful shops in downtown St. Petersburg.
We loved attending yoga classes every morning at the hotel and the instructors were outstanding.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jeanette R, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Vinoy Resort and Golf Club. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit and were able to enjoy the amenities of the resort including the yoga classes and the location of the resort within the wonderful city of St. Petersburg. We appreciate the kind review and hope that you will return to visit us again soon.

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Address: 501 Fifth Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2620
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: $241 - $479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 361
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic Bayfront Resort comprising restored Vinoy Park Hotel & Tower (1992). ... more   less 
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Renaissance Vinoy Resort And Golf Club Hotel St. Petersburg
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
Renaissance Saint Petersburg
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