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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My wife and I were ready for roof top dinning with a great view. When we arrived we found out that although it was considered rooftop it was more 5th floor of a very tall building. Also first come first serve. Hard to find a table and extremely loud. What did not disappoint us was the view. It was great....

Thank Sergiosr1949
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered the Shrimp Lettuce Wraps ($14) and chicken wing drumettes ($13). Loved them both. The chicken wings are hot with turmeric or cumin. Service was quick and friendly and there is a bonus beautiful view up there.

Thank 1joanne-12
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was immaculate. Staff was very helpful. Had the meatloaf and it was okay. For 24 dollars I guess my expectations were a little higher. Probably should have gotten steak. Not sure if I would go again. But if you're look for five dining with a large wine selection the Birch and Vine inside Birch wood is your place. Big...

Thank paulbaysden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cute hotel in an amazing location. The rooms are adorable...really comfortable beds with lots of plush pillows! The rooftop bar is a great place to watch the boats and enjoy the sunshine. We were given a courtyard room which was very noisy. There was a loud table of guests dining until about 11:00 and then when the severs were...

Thank Brenna J
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is across from the park and the marina, so lovely views from our room and balcony. These rooms are decorated in lovely romantic colors. Huge bathroom with shower and soaking tub just like in the photos of the hotel. Great coffee/espresso maker, big TV, huge comfortable bed. Take the elevator down and have a seat at the sidewalk...

Thank DocAndyHouston
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Birchwood is one of the most amazing restaurants that I have visited! Which means a lot since we lived in Manhattan and travel extensively. We had a small wedding dinner on December 20th in one of the private rooms. Being Christmas week, the place was packed, BUT each and every one of the staff was so kind and welcoming....

Thank robertjw2017
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always have loved the Birchwood, something for everyone. ..patio dining, inside seating and rooftop lounge, plus it's a hotel right on beach drive. However the menu has changed , but not exactly for the better (new chef). They have always served up locally sourced items, fresh fish, etc. ..and they still do; I just personally believe that maybe the menu...

Thank roadtrippnpanda
Management response:

Hi there! Thank you so much for the feedback. We will make sure your concerns get to Chef Luke. Our menu does change seasonally so we do hope to have you back soon to some new dishes!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Top notch property. The beds are comfortable and cozy. Tons of pillows. The front desk service was great. There are no ice machines, so you need to call down to the front desk. Ice arrived within minutes of request. In fact, just about anything I requested arrived within minutes. Staff was extremely helpful, courteous and fun to talk to. Brandon,...

Thank carp5667
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you plan to visit Saint Petersburg, FL, try to stay at this hotel. It's a wonderful little boutique hotel, right on Beach Street - the St. Pete "strip". Terrific location, good service, friendly staff. The food is excellent too. Try to have drinks on the rooftop bar. Wonderful views of the bay, especially lovely at sunset. Great place.

Thank BooRegiToo
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Small Boutique Hotel. Bedroom was well appointed and bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was huge with a rain shower and an separate tub. No inroom movies although they did have hbo on demand. Can be a little noisy at night depending on room location. Breakfast is included which is a nice perk but it's very minimal and self serve Buffett...

Thank NMO941

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Birchwood

Address: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3406 (Formerly Grayl's Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: €224 - €391 (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
The Birchwood St. Petersburg, Florida
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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