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The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club


    The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
 in St. Petersburg
    The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
 in St. Petersburg

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  • Designed for the business guest not leisure guests

    by TheNomad456 on 2019-02-16 07:51 am

    I am a long time Marriott fan and find the Renaissance properties deliver something extra and eagerly anticipated staying at this historical property. Unfortunately I did not enjoy my stay. The hotel was hosting a large corporate function that required a significant amount of the hotel staffs attention. Checked in at 1:30 pm and was informed our room wasn't ready. Not a big deal as it clearly states rooms may not be available till 4:00 pm. We decided to have lunch at the pool restaurant. Service was fine but it's expensive. $45 for a salad, brussels sprouts and a glass of wine. The waiter told me the hotel has a corporate event almost every week and so this property definitely caters to the business traveler. While sitting at the pool trying to unwind and start our vacation we couldn't get away from a number of business guests talking on their phones during a meeting break. I get it and wonder how many times I have done the same thing at a resort when visiting for a meeting. But as a leisure guest it was disruptive and made it difficult to forget work and relax when hearing a guy complain loudly about his manager.
    Our room was finally ready at 3:30 pm. Be sure to bring a change of clothes if you arrive early as you may want to change if you have to wait until late afternoon to get into your room.
    Our "garden view" room was a joke. It faced an empty lot. Please check out the photo. The balcony was so silly as it was barely deep enough to accommodate an adult sitting in the chairs and faced the empty lot. The room was recently updated and lovely. Beautiful choice of wall coverings, art etc. But I didn't fly to Florida to sit in a hotel room.
    The property location is good with easy walking distance to restaurants and museums. Service was not good. We stayed 2 nights and housekeeping didn't arrive until 4:45 pm just as we returned from being out of the room since 9:00 am. We did self checkout and dropped the card keys off at the front desk. The front desk clerk didn't even look up and say hello or goodbye. Not the end of the world but to me it was an indicator of our value as a guest. Again I think the hotel is crushed by the large groups and these guests take priority over the leisure guests.
    If you are looking to book a hotel for a wedding or a corporate function this is likely a good choice. If you are a leisure traveler on vacation I would look elsewhere and find a place that caters to this guest.

    Owner Response
    Dear TheNomad456,

    Thank you for choosing our hotel and for sharing your observations. It saddens us to read such feedback, as we always want to provide our guests with an excellent stay. We apologize for any discomfort or inconvenience caused to you by our mistakes, and we hope we will have another occasion to welcome you back so we can exceed your expectations.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanette R.
    Manager

    TeamMarriott, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this review

  • Excellent location for a cultural vacation

    by Charlotte J on 2019-02-12 03:24 pm

    We spent five days at the Vinoy Renaissance as an escape from cold weather. We found it was comfortable, near a number of attractions (walking or via free trolley Looper) and generally well run. Staff was friendly and responsive. Beach Drive has numerous restaurants within walking distance. As a large hotel, we did juggle with several large conferences and weddings (in terms of access to dining, valet and noise) but the site is both historic and up to date.

    Owner Response
    Dear Charlotte J,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. We are pleased you found our location to be perfect for your plans and enjoyed having many attractions of St. Petersburg are easily within reach from our downtown resort. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable stay.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanette R.
    Manager

    TeamMarriott, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this review

  • Business meeting

    by Dreynolds261 on 2019-02-11 05:08 pm

    The staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay goes without any issues. The hotel is in a great location. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance.
    The bed is fantastic with a heavy comforter.
    The golf course is short and challenging. Greens rolled true and were rolling at 10.5 the day we played. Pace of ply was slow and I thought the course was overpriced for what it is.
    Overall a great stay.

    Owner Response
    Dear Dreynolds261,

    Thank you for making The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club a part of your business trip. We appreciate your kind words and compliments regarding our location and staff. It is also nice to know how much you liked our comfortable beds. Thank you again for your feedback and hope we will be your home whenever you are in the area.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanette R.
    Manager

    TeamMarriott, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this review

  • Great location for a conference or just a stay in the city

    by sandragV275DH on 2019-02-11 10:00 am

    The hotel is a historic venue with lovely architecture with a view of the marina and water. The location is great, but housekeeping was not up to par. Due to the location I would stay here again, in the hopes that housekeeping improved. The restaurant on site had excellent service and the food was very good.

    Owner Response
    Dear sandragV275DH,

    Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Our 4-star hotel reflects the grandeur of a golden age, so we are delighted how pleased you were our beautiful architecture and the view it offers. It is also nice to read you had a great time at our restaurant and found our location to be perfect for your plans. We much appreciate your feedback regarding our housekeeping as it helps us improve your future experience. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the area.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanette R.
    Manager

    TeamMarriott, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this review

  • THE hotel for a germaphobe!

    by BoppinRobin on 2019-02-08 11:02 am

    If you want a GRAND hotel on a large scale with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces where if it rains, you don't feel confined to your room, this is the place for you. Furthermore if you are a germophobe like I am, the rooms feel very clean with state of the art bathrooms with large glass, walk in showers and plenty of counter space in the bedroom.90% of the floors are laminate with little carpet which I prefer. When I travel I like to be in a place at least as nice as my own home. And the Vinoy is!...at a big price, I might add. I am only staying 3 nights and not 5 for that reason. Staying at the Vinoy is an experience beyond just the bedroom. The pool area is lovely, the grand hall as well. The gardens are well maintained, the casual, open air restaurant is relaxing. The marina is across the street and the hotel is in a lovely area. There is a free trolley outside the hotel which takes you to all the museums. It's been an ideal stay at the Vinoy.

    Owner Response
    Dear BoppinRobin,

    We appreciate the outstanding review of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Our highest priority is to provide clean and comfortable accommodations, and your compliments are much appreciated. We are also glad you were able to enjoy our shuttle service and the excellent amenities we offer. Thank you for including us in your travel plans, and we hope you will be back to see us again soon.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanette R.
    Manager

    TeamMarriott, Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, responded to this review


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