Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

St Pete Beach, Clearwater and St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

This charming hotel on St Petersburg's waterfront is where the rich and famous took holidays in a long-forgotten era. Verandas and tropical foiliage recall Florida's golden age, when elegance reigned supreme and service was an art form. Overlooking Tampa Bay, it boasts its own private marina, 2 swimming pools, a spa, an 18-hole golf course and a tennis complex to boot. Having earned a place in the National Register of Historic Places, it is a fine example of Mediterranean Revival Architecture with spacious rooms combining the grandeur of the past with modern amenities, including high-speed internet access. Delicious cuisine is assured in the form of award-winning restaurants, as well as casual fare available from the other eateries, and drinks in the Promenade Lounge. Conveniently located in easy reach of local shopping, dining, museums and nightlife, the Renaissance Vinoy is your ultimate, elegant St Petersburg retreat.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located near to vibrant Downtown St Petersburg. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: approximately 90 minutes.

Hotel information

Paul's Landing (old Florida flavours with a modern twist, local seafood, international dishes). The Veranda Cafe (fresh-brewed coffee, pastries, snacks, open daily). Promenade Lobby Bar (relaxed bar and restaurant with outdoor seating, cocktails, small plates, open Thursday-Sunday). The Vinoy Club Grill (golf course views, weekend breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch / dinner Wednesday to Sunday). Clark's Snack Bar (poolside snacks and beverages, open daily). All opening hours are variable and subject to change.

On-site golf*. Fitness centre. Watercraft rental*. Hair salon*. Spa*. Tennis courts*. 

Dry cleaning service*. Gift shop.

*Denotes local charge.


This is a smoke free property.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1352)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best of the Bay

May 18, 2022 ChantelL1217 St. Petersburg, Florida

My absolute favorite hotel in the entire Tampa Bay area. There is nothing not to like here and everything to love. And the ambiance is nothing short of fabulous. I direct all friends, family and business associates to The Vinoy and everyone is always beyond pleased. This is a must stay when in the area. You will never be disappointed. Thank you… Read more
My absolute favorite hotel in the entire Tampa Bay area. There is nothing not to like here and everything to love. And the ambiance is nothing short of fabulous. I direct all friends, family and business associates to The Vinoy and everyone is always beyond pleased. This is a must stay when in the area. You will never be disappointed. Thank you Vinoy for always providing an exceptional overall experience. Read less
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May 8, 2022 James K

My wife and I arrived on May 2, 2022, and departed on May 5, 2022. She attended a three day conference at the Vinoy. During the early morning of May 3rd, my wife was in the bathroom preparing for the first day of her conference when suddenly she started shouting at me to come quickly into the bathroom. Upon my arrival, she indicated that she had… Read more
My wife and I arrived on May 2, 2022, and departed on May 5, 2022. She attended a three day conference at the Vinoy. During the early morning of May 3rd, my wife was in the bathroom preparing for the first day of her conference when suddenly she started shouting at me to come quickly into the bathroom. Upon my arrival, she indicated that she had seen a large cockroach go under the sink area. This sink was open underneath. I subsequently found a large cockroach under the sink. I immediately killed the pest after photographing it. That same morning, I went to the concierge desk and asked to speak to a management official. The man I spoke to identified himself as such. I showed him the pictures of the cockroach. He disdainfully snubbed my concerns and told me it was "only a Palmetto bug." He tried to minimize the situation by calling the cockroach a Palmetto bug. He said he would notate my findings and see that the room was sprayed. He acted as if it wasn't an uncommon event. He was very inconsiderate, displayed a pompous attitude toward me, and should be educated in customer service etiquette. Otherwise, our service from staff was great. We checked out two days later, and to my knowledge, no action had been taken to eliminate any other cockroaches that may have been in our room. I do not expect to find cockroaches in a room costing several hundred dollars a night. And then to have my concerns about it downplayed by a staff member was very disconcerting. As for the room, I was not impressed. I expected something much nicer for the inflated price. Even the soda machine on our floor was out of order for our entire stay. But in spite of that, we had a bottle of water in our room that was available for $5. It was hard to turn down that bargain, but I would have drank out of the sink first. I purchased water and soda at a local merchant. Then, we had to deal with continuous noise from ongoing construction that started early in the mornings and continued throughout each day. The noise of concrete trucks was especially annoying in the early morning. I have stayed in much nicer hotels, for far less money, and without cockroaches. This place is nothing special. The value is terrible because so many other better choices are available. Save your money and stay elsewhere. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, will be great when it is fully open again. Staff at Paul’s landing was fantastic.

Apr 27, 2022 367daniellez Clearwater, Florida

The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The safe was broken and unfortunately the phone system was not working properly. We were told there was room service but getting through to the front desk was either a very long hold or it would say your were on hold but then pushed you through to leave a message. On a positive note, the… Read more
The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The safe was broken and unfortunately the phone system was not working properly. We were told there was room service but getting through to the front desk was either a very long hold or it would say your were on hold but then pushed you through to leave a message. On a positive note, the only restaurant open on property was Paul’s landing. The food and ambiance was great. The burger and fish tacos were excellent. Wanda and Mathew were fantastic. They made our anniversary extra special! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Experience As Always

Apr 22, 2022 kisoffbaby Baltimore, Maryland

The hotel is absolutely stunning. It is undergoing a large scale renovation at the moment and there is some construction noise during the day but it is not intrusive at all. The front desk staff are friendly and professional. The ladies who work in the Veranda Cafe are hard working, friendly, and remember your name. The staff at Paul's Landing are… Read more
The hotel is absolutely stunning. It is undergoing a large scale renovation at the moment and there is some construction noise during the day but it is not intrusive at all. The front desk staff are friendly and professional. The ladies who work in the Veranda Cafe are hard working, friendly, and remember your name. The staff at Paul's Landing are fantastic and so is the food. Housekeeping are friendly and efficient. I love staying at the Vinoy whenever I am in St. Pete (so far 4 times in the last 9 months) and would not consider staying elsewhere. I can't wait to see it when the renovations are completed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful old hotel

Apr 17, 2022 mschorr Cherry Hill, NJ USA

Unfortunately there is some construction going on but it did not deter from our experience. The room was spacious and comfortable. Check in was easy and the location is fantastic. A short walk from great shopping and dining. I can't wait to return. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in St. Pete.