Built in the 1920s, the Mediterranean-revival style Vinoy Hotel is a luxurious reminder of St Petersburg's past. Completely remodeled and restored from top to bottom in 1992, the rose-pink Vinoy offers comfortable luxury, fine dining, leisurely nooks and verandas for sitting, reading, and sharing a drink with friends.
Located at the "top" of Beach Drive, the Vinoy is within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops on Beach Drive, art museums (including the spectacular Dali Museum), marina (boat, kayak, and paddle board rentals), and walking paths along Tampa Bay.
The Vinoy has tennis courts and priveleges at the historic Vinoy Golf Club on Snell Island. The hotel provides shuttles to events such as baseball games at Tropicana Field or the St Petersburg Grand Prix.
We stayed at the Vinoy on one of our first visits to St Petersburg before moving there permanently. It is by far, my favorite of all the historic old hotels built in the 1920s in Florida to serve the "snowbirds" visiting from the cold north. Although certainly luxurious, the hotel also has a comfortable charm that we've always loved and appreciated.
Treat yourself, at least once, and enjoy a bit of St Petersburg's past with modern-day comfort.