Don’t miss this site when taking our waterfront tour! The Vinoy Park Hotel, also known as the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club or The Vinoy, is a historic Mediterranean Revival-style hotel located in St. Petersburg, Florida on the waterfront area of downtown. The hotel is located at 501 Fifth Avenue Northeast overlooking the Vinoy Yacht Basin. The Vinoy Hotel was built in 1925 by Aymer Vinoy Laughner. Construction began on February 5 and only took 10 months to complete. Rates were $20.00 a night, the highest in the area at that time. Celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and James Stewart are known to have stayed there.