We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015
Enter dates to see prices
Traveler (2728)
Pool & Beach (595)
Videos (1)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Hotel direct offer!95th Anniversary Celebration Package
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#16 of 33 hotels in St. Pete Beach
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
3.6
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
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.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Aerobics
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Room service
Safe
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Hotel links
Special Offer:95th Anniversary Celebration Package
6793Reviews129Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 3,988
  • 1,272
  • 708
  • 422
  • 404
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
patfox54 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
The Don Cesar is a beautiful historic hotel with the most amazing views. Friendly, helpful staff, and plenty of activities and choices. Lovely Lobby Bar with great food .. albeit limited. Would definitely recommend this hotel
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Lisa T wrote a review Apr 2023
St. Petersburg32 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We are local and enjoy a weekend getaway or treating family when they come to visit. The staff is always full of energy. Nothing is ever a problem when requested. From the pool, beach, and front desk staff to the housekeeping, everyone is ready to help with any request. The resort and grounds are always clean, and the chill vibe goes with the perfect backdrop. I always recommend staying here against other St. Pete Beach resorts to all my friends. The food at the pool bar is good, and the restaurants offer many options. I wish they would change up the frozen mix brand they use. For some reason, it's always missing "something" regardless of the type of rum I request. I can't put my finger on it exactly. Even though the drinks, IMO are lacking in flavor (including the chardonnay options), I always order from the bar to support the staff & restaurant we love to frequent.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded Apr 11, 2023
Dear Lisa, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Don CeSar! As locals, your continuous support means a great deal to our team. We're thrilled to hear that you appreciate our energetic staff, the cleanliness of our resort, and the relaxing atmosphere we strive to create. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our little slice of paradise for another fabulous stay soon! Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
psavu wrote a review Sep 26
Saint Joseph, Michigan1 contribution
The weather was perfect and the hotel was very nice. It is probably overpriced for the quality of the rooms, but would stay at this iconic location again. It was our 40th anniversary and the staff sent very nice food and drink to our room.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded yesterday
Dear Psavu, Happy Anniversary! We are honored you chose The Don CeSar for your anniversary celebration and thrilled to know you had such a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing your lovely review and thoughtful comments about our amazing staff and historic building. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more memorable occasions. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
KellieAPNA wrote a review Sep 26
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
It was hard to leave, and already planning when we can go back! The Don CeSar is truly a place to relax, unwind and unplug. I attended a conference here for three days and took a few extra days to enjoy. The Spa is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy the rooftop, relax and come back again. The walk-on access to the beach, and seeing dolphins and just enjoying the water was a pleasure. The staff is some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and they go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. We can't wait to go back!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded yesterday
Dear Kellie, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your visit to The Don CeSar. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed some of our great on-site amenities and liked our friendly guest service. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back soon! Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
mvolan938905 wrote a review Sep 26
1 contribution
Everyone was super welcoming, helpful.Excellent place overall!!! Me, my husband and my 26 year old son stayed for the night. We enjoyed the pool, the gorgeous view, the hotel staff and delicious food!!!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded yesterday
Thank you for letting us know about your visit to The Don CeSar. It is fantastic to see that you were able to spend some time relaxing by the pool and that you enjoyed our delicious on-site food and beverage options. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in the area. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Elizabeth N wrote a review Sep 22
2 contributions
I was VERY disappointed in our experience at The Don CeSar. It is an hotel that needs refurbished. The front desk staff were rude. We used a travel agent and that seemed not to settle with them. No one expect the gift shops ladies went above and beyond to make us feel like we had a wonderful experience. I was very disappointed by the staff. Beautiful view though.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your feedback and are genuinely sorry about your disappointing experience. Our team always strives to provide exceptional service, and we apologize if you feel we fell short during your stay. We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful view, and we hope you might consider giving us another chance to provide you with a more positive experience. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
chessicalucky wrote a review Sep 20
1 contribution
We had a wonderful time and appreciated the attention given to all the details that went into making our stay so memorable. Our only tip would be to book spa services several weeks before your arrival to ensure you get to visit the spa!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Chessica, It was such a pleasure to welcome you to The Don CeSar! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience, and we appreciate you giving us a perfect rating. Thank you for your glowing review, and we hope you return soon! Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
luhbdk7pja wrote a review Sep 20
1 contribution
Beautiful place and wonderful staff here. The restaurants are top notch and have a great variety of menu options. This hotel is a must in anyone's bucket list! My husband and I were very impressed by the attention given by the staff, the valet attendants were exceptional, and ensured we had a great experience with the hotel.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
When you are happy, we are happy! Having you as our guests was a delight, and we are most grateful for your kind recognition of our valet team and the rest of your wonderful staff. On your next visit, we hope you find more things to enjoy and find a new favorite dish at one of our restaurants! Until next time, safe travels. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
lwhitt256208 wrote a review Sep 19
Chattanooga, Tennessee1 contribution
This was high end luxury with such a welcoming staff and so many amenities available that you didn’t have to leave the property for any of your needs. There was plenty of entertainment - music, water activities, exercise equipment and programs and special events, all included in the cost of the room. They also offered many spa services and shopping opportunities. It was a fantastic experience!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Whitt, We're so pleased you were impressed with our high-end luxury at The Don CeSar and that our welcoming service, abundant amenities, and great value made for a fantastic experience. That's our goal! Thank you for sharing, and please make plans for another visit soon. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
mariamartinez90663 wrote a review Sep 18
1 contribution
The hotel is beautiful , right on the beach with great restaurants. Staff was very happy to work there and accommodating. My only complaint is the size of my room for the price I paid- I would have much rather had a balcony and ocean view for what I paid. Overall, wonderful stay, thank you !
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Maria, We're so thrilled to know that our amazing service and wonderful location impressed you during your visit! Thank you so much for the high rating, and we hope you'll come back to visit us again soon. Barbara Readey – General Manager.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the St. Pete Beach area.
PRICE RANGE
$363 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
don cesar beach hotel, don cesar beach resort, don cesar hotel florida, don cesar florida, hotel don cesar beach, don cesar resort
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSt. Pete Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
277
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

THE DON CESAR - Updated 2023 Prices & Hotel Reviews (St. Pete Beach, Florida)

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, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are 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 Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Don CeSar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna 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.