We have visited the Don Several times over the past 3 years and find the Hotel to be unique. The Staff is attentive and make you feel welcome. This Historic Hotel has the Charm of the age it was build coupled with an awesome pool area, Beach that would appear to be Private along with a staff that caters to your needs while there. The Pool area and staff allow you to relax for hours while and take care of your needs. Family Friendly resort that welcomes young families. Great place to meet with Grandparents and enjoy a holiday. The Beach is just awesome and a few steps from the pool area. Just drop your bags and enjoy yourself.
My mom and I just returned home from our first mother-daughter stay at The Don Cesar, the “Pink Palace”, and it could not have been more perfect! The history of the place almost transports you back in time from the moment you walk in. The amenities are amazing, and the beach, pool, and hotel are absolutely beautiful! And THE STAFF puts this hotel over the top!! We enjoyed every minute of our stay! I have never stayed at a resort, in the states, with this level of service. The staff is genuinely joyful, kind, helpful, and happy to be there! I have never come home from a trip with this many names to share, starting with Michael, Denis, Spencer and sweet Courtney at the bell station welcoming us and taking care of our bags. We got to know them a bit as we waited for ubers each night to various restaurants, always so kind and pleasant to chat with. Heather helped us check in, answered all of our questions, and suggested some wonderful restaurants. Bradley at The Society Table restaurant was very friendly and very knowledgeable of all the dishes and fun drinks. Larry and Taylor greeted my mom each morning at Uncle Buck’s for her delicious breakfast pastry, they really made her day. Elijah, Collin and Uriah were the most helpful, kindest gentleman with our beach chairs each day, and Katie, Jackie, Zach and Tevin were some of the best pool servers we have ever had at any resort. I can not say enough about their kindness, sweet smiles and exceptional service! Katie truly is an absolute joy, and we were blessed to get to know her during our stay. Whoever does the hiring for this hotel does an absolutely amazing job! I have to also mention a quick note about Madfish, the seafood restaurant about 5 minutes down the road, absolutely amazing, atmosphere, service, food, all 10’s. The hostess Natalie and our server Robbie were fantastic!! I just can’t say one bad thing about our experience at The Don Cesar, we can not wait to return!!…
The Don Cesar isn’t what it used to be and is operating with minimal services and not communicating that to guests. We got married there 7.5 years ago and thought we would return with kids. The best thing about the place is the beach. I would not give the place more than 3 stars in its current configuration. Bathrooms smaller than a closet, no business center, no room service, we waited an hour for food after ordering with 2 small kids, had to be moved from bad rooms Twice. The one manager tried to help best he can but the whole operation is not what you would expect for the prices they charge
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was very nice with plenty of room. The pool deck is very spacious with 2 pools and bar and grill. If you happen to be in St pete's you could do a lot worse than staying at The Don.
The Don Cesar will forever be a favorite hotel for me to engage in business and pleasure. Do yourself a favor and spend a week or more in St. Pete at "The Don". All staff members from valet, bellmen, front desk, housekeeping, restaurant, fitness, pool and ground are friendly, professional and willing to help.