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3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015
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#13 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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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
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
Butler service
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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Noveske wrote a review Yesterday
Nashville, Tennessee4 contributions
We decided to do one quick stop for 3 night before returning home. We made a reservation via phone w central reservations. When I asked for a waterfront view the reservationists told us there was one available- great! However when we got to the desk to check in we were told that it was a handicap accessible room with a partial view. I was CERY disappointed as the rate was $300+\night. The room we got was very small and I had to spend about an hour rearranging in order for our travel items to fit. The hotel is limited in their services right now but don’t appear to be compensating the guests for the lack of services by lower room rates Because of Covid all food is being made and served from one kitchen. No room service and housekeeping service is only every three days. Although you can request any housekeeping items needed and are quickly accommodated. I imagine the place is popping sans Covid rules. I’d come back but only if I could have a balcony waterfront room.... the ‘partial’ view is just too cramped for the $
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Connie U wrote a review Jul 10
15 contributions
Everything about this place is amazing; private beach with chairs & umbrella, 2 beautiful pools with awesome poolside amenities, interior/exterior and views are breathtaking! A must to visit this place ~ We will be back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from General Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the five-star review and for taking the time to tell us about your stay here at the Pink Castle! We are so glad that you were impressed with our outstanding amenities and enjoyed the sugar-fine white beaches of our beautiful city. We love knowing you plan to return! All of us here at The Don CeSar look forward to your next visit. The Don CeSar Management Team
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Lesley wrote a review Jul 9
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wow, I cannot say enough good things about the customer service at the Don! I wanted to get the perfect gift for my Mother in Law's birthday since she cannot visit her favorite pink hotel due to being out of state and co-vid, so I called the gift shop. Lina was amazing! She was so helping and kind, wrapped the most beautiful present of the fragrance spray and helped with the shipping to New York. Gorgeous wrapping and attention to detail. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for sharing this kind review. We always do whatever it takes to make our guests happy, so we much appreciate your compliments. We will be sure to pass your remarks on to Lina so she can know that her hard work did not go unnoticed. We hope to see you at The Don CeSar whenever your visit brings you back this way. Thank you again and safe travels! The Don CeSar Management Team
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RCE121 wrote a review Jul 8
Seattle, Washington181 contributions67 helpful votes
The hotel is currently going thru some renovations to the main drive. They have plans to renovate different areas of the hotel thru the summer and early fall of 2020. Most of the renovations will not affect the overall service and ambiance of the property. All renovations are scheduled to be completed by November of 2020. Considering that the hotel was built back in the 1920's, the property has gone thru many updates and refurbishing. It was and still is an elegant property right on the Gulf of Mexico. I stayed in a room that was not refurbished but still felt the elegance of the property. I was able to see one of the newly renovated rooms and can say that it's even more spectacular. All rooms have views of either the inner bay or the gulf. You can't go wrong with either view. Nicely appointed with lots of modern touches. Most rooms will only have showers rather than tubs which is unfortunate for me as I enjoy a good soak every once in awhile. There are 5 restaurants and bars on property so there is something for everyone. They have a number of shops located on the lower level of the property. There is also a full-service spa on property with lots of treatment rooms and steam rooms. The staff is very friendly, courteous, and outgoing. During my visit all staff were wearing masks and doing their part to ensure that staff and guests were safe and social distancing property. Always cleaning and wiping counters when guests left was something I observed at all food establishments.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Bay view rooms will have eastern views, gulf view rooms will have western views...
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Response from General Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Don CeSar
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the five-star review and for telling us about your time here at The Don CeSar. We are thrilled to read about your enriching stay and how much you enjoyed our beautiful, well-maintained property. From our abundant amenities, modern guest rooms, breathtaking views, and courteous colleagues, we go above and beyond to make sure our guests have a spectacular, one-of-a-kind experience in the Tampa Bay area. Thank you, especially for appreciating our team's efforts in maintaining a clean and safe environment for our visitors during this challenging time. We will be sure to share your enthusiastic compliments with our staff. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we would love to welcome you back to our newly renovated accommodations. The Don CeSar Management Team
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Barbra F wrote a review Jul 3
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Wow...what an amazing trip at a wonderful resort! Heading to Florida during the pandemic was a bit sketchy , however, once at the Don Cesar, everything was wonderful! Masks were required indoors, people were honoring social distancing and most everything we wanted was open! The staff was extraordinary, (LOVED Paul at the pool) working their tails off, respectful and polite! We were told room cleaning would be minimal and it was...we could always get clean towels and trash emptied upon request. This was a special trip to reconnect with a special person...she and I could not have been more pleased with our experience! A 5 star experience...thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from 00gc, Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 1 week ago
Barbra, thank you for the generous review of The Don CeSar. We are tickled pink to read about your invigorating stay and how much you enjoyed our thoughtful hospitality. Our associates are dedicated to delivering an excellent experience to all of our guests. Therefore, it will be a joy to pass along your compliments! Once again, your fantastic review for the Pink Castle is very much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Don CeSar Management Team
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$280 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesFloridaSt. Pete Beach
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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 Old Fashioned 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.