NACOLE has arranged for a block of rooms at a special rate of $189.00 per night for those attending the NACOLE Conference at the the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and Golf Resort located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. This hotel will serve as our host hotel and is the location of all of our daily sessions. In addition to this special rate, attendees of the NACOLE Annual Conference will enjoy 25% off of golf pricing. Reservations may be made by clicking HERE or by calling their reservation line at 727.894.1000. In order to receive this special rate, please make your reservations prior to September 7, 2018 and let them know that you are part of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Conference.
Please note that although we will make every effort to assist, NACOLE cannot guarantee the group rate after the room block has sold out or after the special rate cut-off date of September 7, 2018, whichever comes first.
Room rates in St. Petersburg, Florida are currently subject to applicable taxes of 13.0%. Please note that this is used as a tool to help you budget for possible expenditures and is not meant as a guarantee of actual expense.
Visiting St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg was recently ranked the second most beautiful city in America, and has been ranked for three years in a row as America’s number one Arts Destination for midsize cities. The city is located on the West Florida Central Coast, on a peninsula in the Tampa Bay Metro Area. Downtown St. Pete is a pedestrian friendly waterfront district on the shores of Tampa Bay, the third largest downtown waterfront park system in North America. Along its downtown beaches, bays and bayous and beautiful green parks, running trails, recreation facilities and the burgeoning tower in downtown St. Pete. Beach Drive is a graceful promenade along the waterfront and home to dozens of outdoor cafes. Nearby, Sundial offers shoppers ample of boutiques and restaurants in a sophisticated outdoor setting. Central Avenue has become home to galleries, new and eclectic locally-owned restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene.
Between the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and the Hilton St. Petersburg, there are more than 600 first class hotel rooms and the city’s largest inventory of meeting space. Other hotels (Hyatt Place, Hotel Indigo, the Marriott Courtyard, Staybridge and Hampton Inns), plus a unique collection of boutique hotels and B&Bs contribute to the volume of space in downtown St. Pete. All of these properties are walkable, and are also served by the Downtown Looper, a trolley that offers circulatory service downtown for just 50 cents between all the city’s hotels and attractions.
These attractions include our top notch museums: the world famous Salvador Dali Museum, the acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts and the world’s first permanent Chihuly Glass Collection. Other museums include the Museum of History, Florida Holocaust Museum, Dr. G. Carter Woodson Museum, African American Heritage Trail, a walking tour of city murals, and dozens of galleries. The city is home to The Florida Orchestra, the Mahaffey Theater, Palladium and five resident theater and opera companies.
For more information about "The Sunshine City," visit their city profile page.
The Vinoy Renaissance
This year the conference sessions will be held at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, the same as our host hotel. Here attendees will be able to step out of the venue overlooking the marina and enjoy the many nearby restaurants and shops. The venue will put you in close proximity to many area attractions including the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Tropicana Field, the Florida Aquarium, and some of the most beautiful beaches in North America.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
For those of you who will be flying to this year’s conference, the Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located approximately 20 miles away from the downtown core and the host hotel. St. Petersburg also has an airport (St.Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport / PIE) which is serviced by airlines such as Allegiant. Once you have arrived, there are a wide range of transportation options to the hotel. For a list of some of those options, please click HERE. If you plan on driving to St. Petersburg or renting a car while there, hotel parking is available and will be offered at a special rate of $7.00 per day for oversight self-parking.