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3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015
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#14 of 35 hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," The Don CeSar, facing the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, was built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle. Born in the Great Gatsby era as a playground for the rich and famous, the iconic "Pink Palace" has been revitalized and refreshed within, ensuring a future as rich and storied as its history. Enjoy newly redesigned 277 luxurious rooms including 36 suites, many with spectacular views of the pristine Gulf beaches or Boca Ciega Bay. Relax and indulge at Spa Oceana, featuring over 11,000 square feet of spa facilities, luxurious spa treatments, full service salon, and a stunning rooftop garden overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Room & Suite (213)213
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Room service
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 52 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Maria Fernanda B wrote a review Yesterday
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I came to The Don to spend a day at the beach and Matt and Kyle set up a bed for me, they’re both amazing and so was my server Kurt, so nice and helpful with everything! My day at The Don was so fun, would 100% recommend asking for either of these guys when coming to visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Keith Giordano wrote a review Sep 2020
st augustine10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The iconic hotel is a treasure, their staff and service unparalleled, restaurants to die for and their beach? Not enough can be said about this place, truly an annual event in or family! During these trying times, THEY went out of their way to make us all feel NORMAL again!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Always pay a little extra for beachfront view!
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Response from G M, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank you for returning to The Don CeSar. We are thrilled to know that we were able to impress you with our impeccable hospitality and the delicious food we serve at our on-site restaurant once again. Nothing is more important than your satisfaction, so we are delighted you gave us a perfect score. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another outstanding experience. The Don CeSar Management Team
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James D wrote a review Oct 23
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we spent 3 nights at the end of our florida vacation at the Don and i have to say we were wowed. what an elegant property and so much history. let me start by saying there was definatly construction going on and you will be aware of this that being said we were told up front before we came that some resturants and parts of the pool were under construction so be prepared. we had some issues but they were all taken care of by front office manager stephanie with total profesionalism it is because of her we will be back iwould also like to say every employee of this hotel we came in contact with was awsome and friendly. big shout outs to Mikey and sallie at the lobby bar are great assets to this property. and tall Paul by the pool was great!!!! we will be back to see all the upgrades that the construction was happening thanks to all who work there.
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Date of stay: October 2020
meffertj wrote a review Oct 21
Ocala, Florida8 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I love the Don Cesar. We go every October and while there was some construction going on at the hotel it in no way impeded our enjoyment. Everyone that works there is attentive and helpful. Matthew on the beach was awesome and made sure my wife and I were taken care of all weekend. I recommend the property and can’t wait come back and enjoy the new upgrades to the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from G M, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for returning to The Don CeSar. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your time with us once again and that the service you received from Matthew met all your expectations. We will be sure to share your compliments with him. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you and your wife soon. The Don CeSar Management Team
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IslandGirl0409 wrote a review Oct 11
Houston, Texas2 contributions
Don't plan to get any rest in your room between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, as the hotel renovation is currently on the entire 4th floor of the hotel. The reservationist I spoke with at great length when making the booking made no mention of this. Nor did she advise that three of the six dining options are closed. The Maritime, Beachcomber, and Sea Porch Cafe are all closed. There we no bellman to bring the bags to or from the room. There is no room service either, or any type of snack/drink offerings in the room, so bring food with you of your arrival is after 10 pm (as was ours). While we do have a distant view of the ocean, we can't hear the waves or enjoy the salty breeze because there is no balcony and the windows do not open, although they have latches on them as if they were designed to. Be sure to book your spa appointments ahead of your stay, as we were told upon our arrival that there was no massage availability for the entire length of our stay (though to their credit, they did call us when a cancellation arose). Don't expect any concessions for any of that inconvenience in the way of price or service either. When we called the front desk about the noise at 9 am on a Sunday, the female attendant curtly informed us, "It's the construction. The whole fourth floor. 9 to 5." As if we should have either known that or been out of our room for the day? There is no housekeeping service either, no inquiry of whether we even need fresh water bottles or towels. Nothing. For $630 per night this is subpar IMO. Just sayin.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from G M, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay. We regret that some of our amenities were not available during your stay. Everything we do is in our guests' and associates' best interest. We do want to apologize for any inconvenience our recent transformation may have caused. Remodeling our property is part of our commitment to furthering our services. This will help to elevate our guest experience so we can continue to create new memories with valued guests like you. Once more, we are sorry for any frustrations this transformation may have caused. We hope to reveal our refreshed rooms with you when your travels bring you back to the area! The Don CeSar Management Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Don CeSar
Which popular attractions are close to The Don CeSar?
Nearby attractions include 360 Rooftop (0.3 miles), The Undertow (0.5 miles), and Coffee Pot Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Don CeSar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Don CeSar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Don CeSar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Don CeSar?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Don CeSar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandbar Bill's, Maritana at The Don CeSar, and Uncle Andy's Ice Cream Parlor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Don CeSar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Don CeSar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Don CeSar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Don CeSar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Don CeSar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.