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Fredericton, Canada
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516 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Coral Reef for a week in November as part of an RCI exchange. Our unit was on the third floor with an ocean view to watch all the beach activities and the beautifil sunsets. Our unit was clean and neat and our only complaints were the AC was noisy and the dishwasher is long in the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were supposed to fly to Melbourne Fla and stay a week at our resort in Cocoa Beach Oct 8-15th but hurricane Matthew arrived Friday the 7th. While the area dodged a bullet for the most part we had to make a difficult decision to not go on vacation at all, or pay a hefty price to stay somewhere else.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time here booked through Interval and at short notice only had a choice of three resorts in Florida for the week we were here. This resort seemed to tick all the boxes but: These are the negatives : The accommodation is very dated and in dire need of a facelift. I believe it is in the process of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first time. We were on the 6th floor facing the Gulf, what a view. The room was very nice and furnished well. The pool and landscaping are very nice. They have two pools and hot tubs, although we didn't use the hot tub, it was in the mid 80's. A few items that didn't sit well with... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had room 105. Ceiling fan in living room ticked and the elevator was on the other side of the headboard so we heard that loud and clear. The worst night was Saturday. Thought it would never stop. Had to buy pillows at Walmart due to the pillows being about 10 years old. Flat as can be. Pool was cold. Room... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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132 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We did an RCI point switch to this resort. It is significantly cheaper than the resort where we own, so the cost to us was minimal. We have traveled the world and stayed in many places, so we know what to expect based on the point value of a particular resort. This resort is well worth the points cost. Keep... More 

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Richmond, VA
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99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

In the last few years of coming here it was a hit or miss proposition, mostly misses. I am happy to say that the new pool area and upgraded patio are awesome, as is the improvement in security. They have gone to wristbands for guests and timeshare owners and this lets all who are supposed to be there separate from... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The AC was so loud when it kicked on it made me jump all night. I had the wonderful pleasure of sleeping on the old pull out coach which was very uncomfortable!! Pool was very nice but NO umbrellas anywhere, it was so hot we were seeking shade anywhere under the palm trees...what kind of hotel doesn't have umbrellas at... More 

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Travellers are raving about these St. Petersburg hotels

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nothing special but does its job. Stayed in a lot worse places and stayed in a lot better places. Clean room, comfy bed, a place to eat and it is right on the beach. Very relaxed atmosphere. Nice pool. The only bad thing, which is not terrible, was the wash machine and dryer were not working properly. But when the... More 

Thank JasonIllinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Pros: Location is fabulous! Was dated but clean. Pool was the best in St. Pete. Cons: Front desk was not friendly nor helpful. They seemed bothered by simple requests. Almost annoyed a guest may ask a question. They definitely were not the highlight at all. Note to management: maybe find some new folks.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Coral Reef Resort

Address: 5800 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33706-2252
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Price Range: $222 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coral Reef Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Coral Reef Hotel St. Petersburg
Coral Reef Beach Resort
Coral Reef Resort St. Petersburg, Florida
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Stay off the top floor if possible”
 of 5 bubbles M3598VWjeffs, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are only a few rooms with 2 bedrooms...mobility issues folks use the elevator for upper rooms.”
  • Coral Reef 2016 large pool
  • Coral Reef 2016 new railings
 of 5 bubbles winniezpoo, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some of the end rooms had private balconies, although I'm sure those were more expensive. None were available during our stay.”
 of 5 bubbles kimd797, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“best rooms with a view are 101/102/201/202”
 of 5 bubbles pdeveny, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Gulf Front are always best!”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherW979, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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