I was very excited to finally try out the Vinoy. From the outside the property is obviously historic St. Petersburg. The setting on the bay was lovely and inviting.
My initial entrance into he Vinoy was just lovely. The lobby is historic yet very modern. I honestly wish I had a house that looked like the lobby. The check-in desk did not over power the lobby and I felt welcomed. The front desk reps offered water and a fast check-in.
I went out for a run one day and the front desk offered cold water as well on my return. Unexpected treat that goes a long way!
Now the rooms, this is where it gets a little dodgy. It's kind of like the lottery. I checked in with a group and a bunch of us showed off our rooms. I had a standard room with a window and large square, basic bathroom. Two people in our group however had MUCH nicer rooms at the same rate. Ones with Juliet balconies and hallways leading to their bathrooms. Their room was MUCH nicer than mine.
The downside of the room is that it was standard furniture and look. I always wish the trendy, modern, stylish lobby furnishings would translate into the room but it did not in any way. The room furniture was basic run of the mill hotel furniture. My room was also rather dark based on being in the corner near the elevator. My suggestion is ask a lot of questions about the room before committing.
Value? Well I found the property to be a bit overpriced. It is definitely more expensive that other local hotels. Some of that price is justified but overall I can't say that it is completely worth it if you are watching your budget.
- 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:
- Renaissance Vinoy Resort And Golf Club Hotel St. Petersburg
- Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
- Renaissance Saint Petersburg
- Saint Petersburg Renaissance