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The Don Cesar
Top Luxury Hotel

3400 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706, United States
+1 727 360 1881


Overall guest ratings

8.7/10 Excellent
based on 1,457 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 5.3
  • 5.0

Good to know

  • Nice building
  • Great view
  • Friendly atmosphere


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    Location. Don CeSar faces the Gulf of Mexico's white sand dunes in St. Pete Beach, FL. Guests have access to a white sand beach. The "Pink Palace," as it is known locally, is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Frank Hurley Park. Twin Brooks Golf Course is 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) away.

    Hotel Features. Don CeSar, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, retains its original 1920s Jazz Age style. Crystal chandeliers and a spiral staircase lend grandeur to the expansive reception area. A fine-dining venue, the nautically themed Maritana Grille, specializes in Florida-Caribbean cuisine and houses saltwater aquariums stocked with indigenous fish. Walls of windows open onto the surrounding beach at the Sea Porch Cafe where light Caribbean- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes are prepared. The Beachcomber Bar and Grill serves poolside drinks and appetizers. The resort's lobby bar hosts live piano entertainment 5 days a week. The 2 swimming pools offer relaxing places to cool off.

    A 24-hour fitness room contains cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Outfitters adjacent to the resort rent water-sport equipment to guests. Spa Oceana houses a hair and beauty salon, steam and sauna rooms, 16 massage-treatment rooms, and Vichy showers. The resort's shop offers swimwear, golf apparel, and Don CeSar-logo clothing. This hotel also features 12 meeting/conference rooms covering an area of 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) and outdoor parking for a surcharge. This property is wheelchair-accessible. Please be aware that fines apply for smoking outside designated areas.

    Guestrooms. This 9-story property offers 277 guestrooms furnished with wrought-iron beds draped with Egyptian-cotton linens and down bedding. Select accommodations offer sitting areas furnished with armchairs and ottomans. Private bathrooms contain curved shower rods and granite vanities. All accommodations offer stocked minibars and coffeemakers. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request. Rooms feature 36-inch flat-screen televisions with premium channels, MP3 docking stations, and free WiFi Internet access. Cordless phones offer free local calls and voice mail. Complimentary cribs/infant beds are offered on request.

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    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • ATM on-site
    • Business centre
    • Concierge service
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Game room
    • Spa
    • Hot tub
    • Outdoor pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Private beach
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Towels
    • Soap and shampoo provided
    • Internet
    • Child-friendly
    • Express check out
    • Coffee shop
    • Sauna
    • Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
    • Steam room
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    Guest reviews

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    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    based on 1,457 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      9.1 "91% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.9 "Beach is lovely."
      8.0 "Beach sports facilities are great, according to 80%."
    • 8.4 "Pool is good."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      8.6 "86% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.2 "72% thought the service was very professional."
      8.1 "Lovely pool/beach service, according to 81%."
      9.5 "Lovely bar service, according to 95%."
      7.5 "75% were happy with the room service."
      10.0 "100% said the recreation staff was great."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
      5.2 "Only 52% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.5 "Only 65% found the balcony ok."
    • 5.0 "Internet is average."
    • 3.9 "Not very comfortable."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 87%."
    • 3.2 "Terrible value."
      1.1 "The price was too high for 89%."
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    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    based on 874 reviews
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 8.7 "Beach is lovely."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.6 "Lovely bar service, according to 96%."
      7.8 "Lovely pool/beach service, according to 78%."
    • 6.3 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.5 "Average cleanliness."
    • 4.2 "Rooms are not good."
      1.3 "87% said rooms were small."
      1.7 "83% complained about the bathroom."
      4.9 "51% said rooms were dirty."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.0 "80% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.9 "61% were disappointed with the minibar."
    • 3.7 "Not very comfortable."
      1.3 "87% said rooms were small."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 2.4 "Terrible value."
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    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    based on 568 reviews
    • 9.0 "Wonderful beach."
    • 8.9 "Location is great."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 8.5 "Pool is good."
    • 7.4 "Good service."
      8.2 "82% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.9 "Average cleanliness."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.2 "Not very comfortable."
      1.9 "81% said rooms were small."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 3.3 "Value below average."
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    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    based on 14 reviews
    • 7.6 "Good service."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
    Beach Hotel
    Guests consider it an awesome beach hotel.
    Good to know
    "Nice building"
    "Great view"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
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