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Coral Reef Resort

5800 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33706-2252
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a lot of negative reviews so I was very hesitant about booking at Coral Reef. The good: Nice beach area and very nice pool. Bar/restaurant next door, rooms are clean but a tad dated (not a big deal at all). The not so good: Nothing to do within walking distance as everything involves needing a car and paying... More

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Richmond, VA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort could be the most fantastic place ever. But the management keeps it third rate. They are replacing the old and run down hotel part eventually, so the front looks like H E double hockey sticks but the back is fantastic. Beautiful white beach, infinity pool, and another pool with a lift in it, washers and dryers within the... More

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Louisa, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited there August 16 thru the 23. The staff was great and the location was good . Our unit had new everything in the 1 bedroom unit . The pool was amazing and the beach was nice . Definitely we will be back. . The weather was hot and sunny a lot of great restaraunt a close

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly And helpful staff! Awesome pool area and hot tubs! Really happy about the improvements and new changes coming! Will be nice to see the pink hotel gone and better parking and check in area out front on Gulf Blvd!! Took over week from fathers purchase and sooo glad I did ! Great local area restaurants and great location !... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giving this "resort" a 1 star is being gracious. We simply checked in to this place and checked out within 20 minutes. I told my husband we were either going home or finding another place to stay. We were lucky that there was a nice resort next door with availability. Upon arriving, the signage is almost non-existent, there is a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Made it through a week here. Every other hotel is booked. Dark hideous tunnel to find office to sign in. This place stays booked because it's on the beach and not very costly. Condemned strip portion of hotel all boarded up- needs to be torn down. Nothing to do, no exercise equipment, no pool classes or comps to a gym.... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Review for our Gulf front Room. Nice accommodations, nice friendly staff and the nicest pool on the Gulf Coast. Of course the Gulf front rooms are the nicest with a beautiful water view. The place is fairly clean and our room slept four, queen bed and pull out couch which is not the best or most comfortable. All in all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 hotel reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Coral Reef Resort has been a fixture on St. Petersburg Beach since the 1950s. It's been around as long as Ted Peters' Smoked Fish Restaurant. In 1967, we stayed in the Aldin Motel adjacent to the Coral Reef, then walked to the Coral Reef to eat in its restaurant. My brother has owned a time-share room at the Coral Reef... More

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Nova Scotia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
52 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We are providing feedback as interval owners following our recent 5 week stay. First off we will update our observations from last year. Excessive partying by renters: There were no occurrences where someone rented a unit for the evening-week-end and had an all-night party. On back to back Sundays, small groups who had rented units had numerous guests drop in... More

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Sioux Falls, SD
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We only stayed here three nights. We had a two room/ two bath hotel. One room had a king bed and the other room had two twin beds. We also had a foldout couch and had seven people total. While the price was higher than we wanted, $270 per night, the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need including... More

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Address: 5800 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33706-2252
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Coral Reef Hotel St. Petersburg
Coral Reef Beach Resort

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