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Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The Birchwood is simply a fabulous place! The roof top gathering spot has stunning view of the St. Petersburg waterfront. The city did an outstanding job decorating for the holidays and the park was beautiful. We enjoyed our beverages and then went downstairs for dinner. The menu was mouth watering, making our selections difficult. Then we heard the specials! Aye...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Had a delicious dinner sitting on there outside patio,service was excellent,after dinner we went up to the roof top Canopy and what a spectacular view again great service.The Birchwood is a destination not to be missed,if not for dinner then don't miss out on the Canopy for cocktails,appetizers,music and a great view,you won't be disappointed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We had a two adjoining rooms for our family of five. The rooms were comfortable, the restaurant was superb, and the location was excellent. I felt that we got great value. The staff was always accommodating us, and they went above and beyond to help meet our needs.

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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Birchwood has great ambiance overall but the inside dining room is very noisy and nothing to lower the acoustics. Depending on the weather, the outside areas may be more comfortable for conversation. The food special of lobster was a heavy dish. The red pepper soup was very spicy and wasn't indicated as such by the waiter. Great Holiday atmosphere but...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This was my second stay at The Birchwood and sadly, was not as amazing as my first. Yes, it was a Sunday to Tuesday stay, so maybe not the hottest nights, but the place seemed understaffed. Though breakfast was included, there was not the ready buffet I'd had before. You could order at the bar, that is if you could...

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Thank Nancy B
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

If you're used to luxury, St Petersburg will prove disappointing. The Birchwood is one of the nicest places in town, but still lacks the sophistication of big city hotels. We've stayed here many times (being semi-local), but usually leave feeling at least slightly Unsatisfied. On first Friday, when the city is generally rowdy until the early morning hours, we were...

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1Thank FreeTheGirl315
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Delicious. Wonderful service. We had never been before. I took my wife for our anniversary. She loved it and so did I. I'm a picky eater and was delighted. I think this place gets looked over because it doesn't look special on the outside. It looks nice! But it looks like every other place on the block. But everything was...

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1Thank CrutchfildCowboy
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

First time eating at The Birchwood, and we had a fabulous meal outside near the sidewalk. I had the bass special and it was exceptional. Service was great, and everyone's meal was to their liking. I would definitely eat here again the next time I visit the Tampa/St Pete area.

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We visited the birchwood today as the place is lively and the menu looked enticing. Service left a lot to be desired. My husband asked for a beer and I asked for a water as I continued to look at the drink menu. A different server come by to take a food order, and a food runner brought our food....

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Been to dinner twice and never again. Food is just ok and the noise is so loud you cannot have a meaningful conversation. The second time was for an early Monday dinner and the volume grew steadily as everyone spoke louder and louder just to be heard.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
Cuisines: American, Bar
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Birchwood

Address: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Formerly Grayl's Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: RM1,132 - RM1,903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Birchwood 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Grayls Hotel St Petersburg
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#10 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“Try to stay away from the event/banquet space on the south side of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles carp5667, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Extra large third floor room #308 is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles habaneros, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on 3rd floor are noisy due to rooftop bar ( I talked to a couple in 308 who did not get much sleep)”
 of 5 bubbles KathyM764, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You'll want a room OVERLOOKING the BAY - gorgeous sunsets. For a quieter room, choose an upper floor, away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles joanng807, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The third floor is the highest level room you can book with 18 rooms total here.”
 of 5 bubbles lasvegastravelwriter, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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