$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 3, 2015 Check-out: Sep 4, 2015

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

4 stars
View map of 501 5th Avenue NE, 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
48 reviews
Vinoy in August

Civilized. Historic property ideally located at north end of downtown St. Pete. Expansive Bay views... See full review

  • KimCB
  • Aug 18, 2014
Very nice, probably best in St Petersburg

Unfortunately, I was only able to stay 1 night for business. I wish I could have stayed longer.... See full review

  • Traveling surgeon
  • Apr 20, 2013

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is the only luxury hotel on the west coast of Florida that combines a private marina, 18-hole golf course and 12-court tennis complex. Boasting an ideal location on Tampa Bay and minutes from the excitement of St. Pete Beach, guests will never feel short on entertainment. A fine example of 1920s Mediterranean revival architecture, the Vinoy has earned a National Register of Historic Places designation. Showcasing elegant surroundings, innovative restaurants and a meeting space, this St. Petersburg resort is perfect for business or pleasure. Spacious rooms and a newly renovated lobby combine the elegance of the past with modern amenities to create a truly unique feel.  

Rooms

Plan your next stay in one of the Vinoy's 347 smoke-free hotel rooms or 14 luxurious suites.  The renovated St. Petersburg accommodations boast upscale amenities, luxurious bedding and stylish décor.  Rooms include coffee, daily newspapers, balconies with expansive bay views and private patios. High-speed wireless Internet access is available (fees apply). The 2,400-square-foot presidential suite is an elegant highlight of this Tampa Bay property.

Property features

The Vinoy Salon & Day Spa features full-service spa treatments such as a Vie Eternal Youth facial, body scrubs and wraps, massages, and paraffin hand treatments. Guests can request a fitness counseling session or enjoy the steam room. Kids enjoy summer camps, video game room and activities like Saturday Kids' Night Out (fees apply). Dining options onsite feature American fare at Marchand's Bar & Grill for lunch and dinner, plus a nightly happy hour. Menu items include fresh seafood, meats, pastas and Sunday brunch. Fred's Steakhouse has an upscale setting and offers fresh seafood and prime beef for dinner only. Alfresco's casual dining has a tropical flare with American favorites for lunch and dinner. Guests can sip coffee or have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar overlooking the Vinoy Marina and Tampa Bay. The hotel also features a gift shop and beauty shop.

Highlights
  • Marina
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis complex with 12 courts, heated pools and on-site spa
Nearby attractions
  • Tropicana Field
  • Great Explorations Children's Museum
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Sunken Gardens
  • The Pier
  • St. Pete Beach
Business
  • Copy service
  • Fax service
  • Full-service business center
  • Messenger service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Notary public
  • Secretarial service
  • Translator
Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (30 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport  (PIE) (30 minutes)
Policies
  • No pets allowed

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Spa
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Tropicana Field: 0.6 mi

Dining

Marchand's Bar & Grill
Delve into American cuisine with a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Our expansive Sunday brunch (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is a favorite to even the locals.
Fred's Cellar
Resort guests & members only. Travel back to an era when jazz raged & flappers danced behind locked doors. Inspired by the roaring 20s, Fred’s Cellar features shareable entrees & unique craft cocktails. Open Friday & Saturday. Call ahead for password.
Alfresco's
Indulge in tropical dishes and drinks at our popular casual restaurant Alfresco's. Both indoor and outdoor tables are available. Visit us Monday through Friday between 5 and 7 p.m. for happy hour!
The Veranda Café
Fuel up for a day of meetings, sightseeing or relaxation at the Veranda Café, serving specialty coffee beverages, freshly baked pastries, satisfying sandwiches and grab-and-go snacks.
Lobby Bar and Veranda Patio
Enjoy evening cocktails and light fare at this stylish restaurant in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Sit by the fire pit on the patio level or grab a seat at the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
5
Value:
4.4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KimCB
Couples
RSW
Aug 18, 2014

Vinoy in August

Civilized. Historic property ideally located at north end of downtown St. Pete. Expansive Bay views from room. Sipped drinks on veranda in rocking chairs gazing through palms to bay. Had dinner in marvelous historic dining room where we were surprised by great sushi. Restaurant info doesn't mention it at all but clearly everyone knew- the sushi chefs stayed busy. High end but not stuffy- just nice. Had a great weekend getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Who would have thought Restaurant claiming American Cusine would have great sushi. The list is short but the execution lovely.

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ddelilah
Business
Arlington, VA
Jan 14, 2014

Nice Stay

The hotel was very nice. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. The location was amazing, right by the water and all that the downtown area has to offer. The spa and amenities were fabulous. The gym was largest I've seen for a hotel. There was spinning and yoga classes! The room I stayed in was a bit smaller than I anticipated, but still nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are lots of great restaurants to choose from, including the ones in the hotel.

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
only the best for me
Family
florida
May 27, 2013

Loved it!

Awesome! Very helpful and polite gentleman at check in. Beautiful room! Not bad, but the pool area could use a few things to make it more inviting. Seemed cold and way too many lounge chairs for a fairly small area. Would definitely visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling surgeon
Business
Austin, TX
Apr 20, 2013

Very nice, probably best in St Petersburg

Unfortunately, I was only able to stay 1 night for business. I wish I could have stayed longer. Excellent room, location, staff, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carmen C
Couples
Pensilvania, EEUU
Mar 11, 2013

Experience the best

The hotel is beautiful and the staff very polite, helpful and attentive. Sometimes you didn't even need to ask for help, they are proactive. Feel at home with a luxury touch and stay in (is a full resort place) or out (they will help you all the way out too. The lady at Navigate even recommend us for an outside place! Really hardly to find any better place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is an ice cream place a short walk that is totally worth visiting

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LEFF
Couples
Somers, NY
Mar 19, 2012

The Vinoy is dreamy

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and found the overall experience (amenities, location, food) to be absolutely wonderful. The value of the package could not be beat. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast and dinner deals were terrific

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VBSf
Family
Paris, France
Mar 7, 2012

Nice but not clean+ internet too expensive

We chose the Vinoy Renaissance for its perfect location and for its history. We wanted a charming hotel and for this point, it was just fine. However, I must say that it has been disappointing to see how dirty and sticky the deckchairs were. We used the swimming pool twice and both times, the white deckchairs were really dark (I used 2 or 3 towels not to be in contact with the black stains, probably drinks or old traces of food) I tried to move to another part of the pool but I could not find any deckchair which was clean. We had a drink while at the pool: first you have to pay for your drink, then you wait, wait, wait...Very unusual. In the bathroom, there were stains on the floor that I removed myself on the 3rd day. Just wanted to check how long they would stay there...Dust on the furniture as well. Very dirty windows. The door for the toilets needed to be fixed as it could hardly open . Another disappointment : internet connection (wifi and cable): both cost about 15 USD/day when in most other hotels that I visited in the US, it was free. I used the computers at the business center: They charge 5 USD each 10 minutes .You are invited to insert your credit card for first. Then, no warning if you stay 11 or more minutes... Positive points; again, the location, the charm and the staff who has been very kind, very polite, very helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant TRYST . Very good, good value, nice people.

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
Hockessin, Delaware
Aug 11, 2011

Not quite perfect

The rooms were very nice and well kept. They have coffee in the lobby and supply you with a complementary newspaper of your choice every morning. The service is good. If I had one complaint it would be the quality of the food. It was a disappointment. I ordered room service which wasn't the least bit appetizing. It did arrive very quickly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: In Hotel

PASS ON IT !

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mathster p
Couples
chapel hill, nc
Aug 8, 2011

vinoy soars where delta comes up short

My gf and I were delayed by 8 hours due to delta and we did not receive our luggage until the next day. I say this because when the hotel staff found out about this they did everything in their power to make us comfortable including complementary champagne and snacks for two. Other than that the hotel is right next to some great restraunts and bars, has a terrific pool, and a beautiful lobby. Thank you vinoy people for salvaging my weekend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Naples, FL
Aug 3, 2011

Amazing Historic St Pete

There is a reason you pay a couple extra $'s to stay at this style hotel. From the check-in to frozen grapes and popsicles by the pool, they treat their guests well. Location, food, ambiance the Vinoy has it all. Wife said it was the best work out room she uses at any hotel we stay at regularly. Spa, gold, tennis, plenty of activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

location allows for numerous dining opportunities, not to mention the hotel itself. Several with outside seating, water views, less than 100 yards from front door.

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