Here for a business conference. Old hotel that has been nicely renovated.
Room is very small. NYC sized.
Pool area really nice and beach superb.
Didn't eat in any onsite restaurants.
Wireless signal in our room was weak and sometimes dropped.
Service is overall good but inconsistent. On check-in double checked and confirmed would get at WSJ to my room every AM. Wasn't delivered, had to call every day to ask for it. Finally gave up and picked up a copy by the elevator.
On check-in, front desk staff did not code our room card to allow us to exit the self-park. Had to stop by front desk again and have that done.
Pool service inconsistent. Wife was sitting poolside for several hours before someone came over and asked if she wanted a towel to cover up as it was a little chilly. What was that about? If you see a guest entering the pool area and sitting down, get off your butt and go over and ask if they need anything. Within 60 seconds of their sitting down, not 60+ minutes later. Isn't that what we're paying the resort fee for?
So overall, elegant old facility, renovated to the modern age, nice pool area and beach, small room and inconsistent service. Worth visiting once, not sure I'd come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Don Cesar Beach Hotel
- Don Cesar Beach Resort
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- Don Cesar Florida
- Hotel Don Cesar Beach
- Don Cesar Resort
- The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, Florida