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|"Newly remodeled and amazing Sandy beach!"||(in 154 reviews)|
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Wonderful hotel and experience
We loved the ambiance of this historic hotel. The staff are very accommodating and do pamper guests. . The vibe is upscale but Florida casual and family friendly. We had a great time lounging by pool and beach. This was a very relaxing stay in a beautiful hotel and setting.
Most restaurants on site are expensive. Would have appreciated breakfast Included even if continental. Had to rent a refrigerator for room. Would think for price of rates would have included one outside of minibar.
Not much to see In Immediate surrounding area.
Food is just awful. The eggs Benedict were just horrible. The guacamole was not made inhouse and again was terrible. the chicken wings? Blech. The Nachos were something you would expect to get at a high school baseball game. Seriously, now you know why people flock to The Frog Pong for breakfast or dozens of other places to eat rather than the over priced dreck at The Don The resort is way overpriced for what you get. It has turned into a wedding factory with music blaring late into the night. Oh and parking... If you valet, you pay $25 per day. If you self park, they charge you $15 per day. Huh? Loews ran a tight ship there. Now, it has slid way down hill. One of my favorite things - In the gym, they had several magazines. The latest edition was a Men's Health from Jun 2015 - and the address on it was Pasadena Car Wash. Oh and the other three magazines? Two were Ski Magazine (from 2014) and one was called 32 Degrees also about skiing.... Not going back soon with so many better - and cheaper- options in the area.
My stay, wedding guest
Great staff- helpful, cheerful, funny, kind.
way to soft beds and pillows- food prices are very high for what you pay for high priced room, and would have been nice receiving free coffee when ordering meals.
I was local and my AC went out so I stayed at this hotel. Very nice and comfortable. A little expensive for a Tuesday!
beach attendants very helpful and accommodating, especially Earnie
Extra charges in the last few years such as parking and newspapers placed at doors in the morning.
Great value. Beautiful sunset.
Too far from downtown
Luxurious and relaxing
Directly on a beautiful beach. Easy to find. Everything you need is in the resort.
The Don Cesar is a luxury hotel located on St. Pete Beach, Florida. This impressive venue has won a Reader’s Choice Award from Condé Nast Traveler. Built in 1928, this over century-old hotel has a glamorous history and has even hosted such famous names as Clarence Darrow, Lou Gehrig, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Today, The Don CeSar is part of the National Registry of Historic Places.
The Don Cesar has been nicknamed Pink Palace, as its building facade has a soft pink hue. It features 277 guest rooms, 36 of which are suites. Each one has a sea-theme to match the nearby beach. There are 17 room types to choose from, as well as queen and king suites. One of the most luxurious rooms is the Grand Gulf View King with Balcony. It has premium views of the Gulf of Mexico, a lovely balcony, a work desk, and a plush king-sized bed. The suites are great for larger parties or families sharing a vacation together.
When staying at The Don Cesar, there are a variety of amenities to take advantage of. The heated pool and Jacuzzi are great for rest and relaxation, as is the beach that guests have direct access to. Those looking for activities to take part in can play ping-pong, shuffleboard, poolside games, and much more. Rentals of wave runners, banana boats, and paddle boards are also available.
For drink and food, there are four eateries and two bars to enjoy. The Maritana Grille is an award-winning restaurant where a chef’s table and private dining room are available. Those looking for something casual should try the fare at Sea Porch Café. And for a tasty cocktail, there's a glamorous Lobby Bar and a fun beach bar called The Rowe Bar.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
The Don Cesar offers a range of package deals for family vacations or a romantic escape to St. Pete’s Beach on Florida’s gulf coast. All-inclusive packages include parking, spa vouchers, and daily food and beverage credits. Members of the Don Club enjoy exclusive events and discounts on room rates at The Don Cesar, with a host of other benefits including poolside privileges, complimentary spa treatments every month, unlimited fitness classes and much more. AAA members and AARP members enjoy discounts and savings on room rates. Florida residents are also eligible for discounts if they want to book a staycation. To qualify for these special rates, valid membership cards and IDs must be presented at check-in.
If you’re planning a family holiday, The Don Cesar is one of the best resorts for kids in Florida. Camp Cesar offers supervised outdoor activities and adventures for 4- to 12-year-olds, including beach crafts, pool games, and sand castle contests. Half-day sessions from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm are included in the resort fee, while guests are charged for full-day sessions. On Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Camp Cesar can take the kids for a Kids Night Out, including dinner. Reservations need to be made 24h in advance.
Tampa Bay has a diverse art scene and there are a number of world-class museums, galleries, and theaters within 10 mi of the hotel. Guests can see installations by glass artist Dale Chihuly at The Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center, enjoy classic and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, learn about the history of the area at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, or keep the kids entertained at the Great Explorations Children's Museum. Listen to jazz, orchestras, and opera at the historical Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College or enjoy live shows at the Mahaffey Theater for Performing Arts.
Looking for a venue for your next product launch or corporate getaway? The Don Cesar has 38,000 sq ft of boardrooms, ballrooms and a dedicated conference center to host your event. Customizable rooms and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment including video conferencing is available, as well as gourmet buffets and catering. The hotel’s outdoor pavilions, courtyards, and beachfront venues are ideal for networking or cocktail parties, and offer stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
If your idea of a great holiday includes tee time, The Don Cesar is a golfer’s paradise. Tee off at a number of golf courses located within 15 mi of the resort, from the Tuscan-inspired Bayou Country Club to the challenging Feather Sound or the Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club. If you don’t mind traveling a little further, the Legacy Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by Arnold Palmer.
The Don Cesar is located at 3400 Gulf Boulevard, 1.9 miles from the center of Saint Pete Beach. Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center is the closest landmark to The Don Cesar.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Don Cesar.
Yes, The Don Cesar offers free Wi-Fi.
No, The Don Cesar does not offer free parking.
No, The Don Cesar does not offer free airport shuttle service.
The Don Cesar is 14.2 miles from Tampa St. Petersburg. The Don Cesar is 22.2 miles from Tampa.
Yes, The Don Cesar is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, The Don Cesar has a pool onsite.