Shuffleboard, a beachfront location and rooms with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi bring Our guests to the non-smoking Coral Reef Resort by VRI Resorts. At the six-story Coral Reef Resort, 64 non-smoking rooms come furnished with balconies, full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Take your pick among multiple outdoor pools and hot tubs, all open year-round. Other alfresco perks at the hotel include shuffleboard and barbecue grills. Laundry facilities are available for guest use, and on-site parking is free. The Coral Reef Resort is on the sunny Gulf coastline in central St. Pete Beach, four miles north of the Shell Key Preserve. Take an off-site trip to Busch Gardens, 40 miles northeast, or to the Florida Aquarium, 32 miles away. The hotel also lies within three miles north of historic Pass A Grille Beach and 11 miles from the Mahaffey Theater and Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. St. Pete - Clearwater International Airport is 15 miles north.