The Don Cesar

St Pete Beach, Clearwater and St Pete

The hotel

The stomping ground of celebrities past and present (think F Scott Fitzgerald in earlier years and Justin Timberlake more recently), The Don CeSar Hotel is regarded as Florida’s legendary Pink Palace. Registered with the Historic Hotels of America, it effortlessly blends the Great Gatsby era of pampering with modern European grandeur. Picture-perfect in every way, the beach is a wonderful place to relax or indulge in a variety of exciting water sports – kite surfing anyone? There are also 2 beautifully furnished beachfront swimming pools to take advantage of, so grab a good book and some sun cream and enjoy! Whilst you’re busy, chilling out or enjoying a pampering session at the spa perhaps, the kids will be having at ball at Camp Cesar. Enjoy the family-friendly touches – there are kid’s menus and even a cupboard full of toys to play with! Even a dedicated retail shop carrying all the essentials to keep kids and teens happy and active. At Camp Cesar, however, they’ll have the time of their lives, participating in beach crafts, seashell hunting, castle contests and pool games. Dine around The Don at one of our many restaurants or lounges. Enjoy dining al fresco for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Sea Porch, experience an exquisite evening at Maritana Grille, or take in the stunning sunset views with coastal cuisine and cool cocktails at Rowe Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Room Service
  • Kids Club
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Facing the Gulf of Mexico and overlooking the white sand dunes of St Pete Beach.

Hotel information

277 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, radio alarm clock, iron and board. Luxury Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Free Night Offer: Receive every 4th night free for stays completed between 1 Jun '19-20 Dec '19. Free offer will be applied at the time of booking. Offer may not be combinable. 

  • Free Night Offer: Receive every 4th night free for stays completed between 1 Jun-20 Dec '20. Free offer will be applied at the time of booking. Offer may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

  • Bonus Booking: Stay for a minimum of 7 nights and the resort fee will be waived for guests travelling between the 22nd Aug'19 – 12th  Feb '20 for completed stays only.

    This offer is not combinable with any offer and is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Please note that some blackout dates will apply. This offer is not cumulative. 

Close by attractions include Busch Gardens®, the Dali Museum and downtown St Petersburg – just 15 minutes away. Self-parking from $22 per day and valet parking from $27 per day (both excluding tax, payable locally, subject to change).

Maritana Grill (fresh seafood dishes with an extensive wine list, dinner), Sea Porch Restaurant (Floribbean cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinner), poolside Beachcomber Bar & Grill, Lobby Bar, Rowe Bar. Uncle Andy’s Ice-cream Parlour.

2 beachfront swimming pools, whirlpool. 24-hour fitness centre with stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, treadmills and free weights. Spa Oceana* with salon and rooftop lounge. Water sports* including kayak and paddleboard rental. Beach yoga, beach track, water yoga, restorative yoga and zumba. Camp Cesar* (4-12 years) complimentary for 3 hours — activities include scavenger hunts and weekly dive-in movies.

Room service*. Concierge service*. Shoppes at the Don (sundries to swim-wear). Complimentary WiFi throughout. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $36 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Premium Plus WiFi in all guestrooms - Poolside pampering - Non-motorised water sport rentals 8:00am-10:00am - Half-day access to Camp Cesar for kids, aged (4-12 years) - Complimentary tastings - Two bottled waters daily - History tours - In-room coffee - Pool and beach games - Airline boarding pass printing - Unlimited local phone calls - 24-hour access to fitness centre - Complimentary yoga and aerobics classes daily - 24-hour shoe shine service - Complimentary turndown service upon request - Daily newspaper delivery to room upon request. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Marsha B

Sep 20, 2019 Marsha B

I’m here from Indianapolis with my friends enjoying a luxurious stay at the don cesar and my expectations were surpassed by the two young men who took care of us at the beach today . Thanks Tru and Pedro .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cammie

Sep 20, 2019 LCammieD Victor, Idaho

We loved True and Pedro at the beach!!! They were awesome, clean towels and awesome service... It was an amazing experience...cannot wait to come back with friends and family... Hopefully the lobby will be done with renovations
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lindsey joseph

Sep 20, 2019 Lindsey B

We love true and Pedro!!! Best at the don Cesar. Met all of our needs. Wonderful!! We’re only coming back because of them!! Amazing service and experience. Will bring friends and family back tomorrow!!! Thanks
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful room, pool restaurant w very poor wifi

Sep 15, 2019 G4318LJdianah Marineland, Florida

The room was perfect, staff professional, pool and beach but the WiFi couldn’t hold signal for more than a minute at a time during multiple days. Sometimes there was no signal. Glad we didn’t have to do business while we were there.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pink palace for the win!

Sep 15, 2019 bridget b

We stay this weekend as a sister trip. We had a wonderful time and the service was top notch. Both days we made sure to enjoy the beautiful and secluded private beach. One of the best amenities was the chairs and umbrella we included in your stay and they have have drink service on the beach! It was fantasitic! Thanks to Chris, Tru and Andrew for… Read more
We stay this weekend as a sister trip. We had a wonderful time and the service was top notch. Both days we made sure to enjoy the beautiful and secluded private beach. One of the best amenities was the chairs and umbrella we included in your stay and they have have drink service on the beach! It was fantasitic! Thanks to Chris, Tru and Andrew for setting us up int the perfect location and Keith for keeping the drinks coming. We can’t wait for our next visit! Read less