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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A lovely and iconic p[lace to stay. True, it is not the cheapest on St Pete beach and the rooms are not massive (nor the bathrooms) BUT the Pink Palace offers glamour of a bygone age, great service and access to that talcum powder soft sand and the balmy Gulf. Poolside service is really friendly and efficient. A really memorable...

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Jeff A, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

Thanks for the Five Star Luxury review! I'm happy that you enjoyed the "glamour" and our friendly and efficient poolside staff! It's great to hear that they helped make your stay a memorable one. I had never heard our sand referred to as "talcum powder" like. However, I think you're right on in that description. We hope to welcome you...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 12 October 2015

When I think back on the the moments that make life worth living, my spa day at the Spa Oceana at Don CeSar Hotel stands out as one of the best. I was made to feel like a celebrity, as the aches of daily life were massaged and pampered away. Everybody needs to go here at least once, if not...

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Jeff A, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

Thank you for your "heavenly" review on Spa Oceana! I'm happy to hear that your experience was more than blissful and that you left feeling like a celebrity. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Jeff Abbaticchio Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Calgary
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We stayed at the Don Cesar because of a conferece, but were lucky and wise enough to tack on four days of holiday at the end. We couldn't pick a more perfect hotel. We have admired the Don Cesar from a distance for years when visiting the St. Pete area, often stopping in for a cocktail at the lobby bar,...

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Jeff A, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

I am elated to hear what a wonderful stay you had with us! I'm also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some R&R after your conference! It sounds as if you truly enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of our iconic Pink Palace, including the grand architecture, comfortable and well appointed rooms, and excellent amenities! I'm glad that...

NYC
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is the Nicest Hotel/Resort on St. Pete Beach and there is NO close second. It is Old World Elegance which captivates you upon entrance and throughout this architectural masterpiece. The rooms were nice size and elegantly appointed. The Service was great, very attentive. Food in the various eateries was very good including pool side menu. The Water Sport options...

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I am ecstatic to hear what a fantastic time you had while staying with us! I'm delighted to hear how much you truly enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of our iconic Pink Palace, including her grandeur, storied history, comfortable rooms, delicious dining options, stunning sunsets, beautiful beach, and amazing water sports! Thank you for your compliments about our attentive team...

Reviewed 11 October 2015

The employees make this hotel a five star. Ellen in the spa is a skilled masseuse - love the steam room and hot tub too. Has the best custom-made Bloody Mary at the Sea Porch - pickled orca, peppered bacon, and blue cheese stuffed olives - it was a drink and an appetitzer. Josh on the beach made sure our...

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I am overjoyed to hear what a fantastic day you had with us! I'm happy that you were able to enjoy a delicious Bloody Mary (those are filling!) at Sea Porch. I am also glad that you were able to soak up the sun on our pristine, sugar-sand beach while relaxing on our comfortable loungers! I'm delighted that you were...

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The room offers many amenities and are very comfortable. However, service room failed in changing used glasses. After 2 days having my glasses without cleaning, I put them outside the door, on the floor. They were collected, but not replaced… Service room also forgot to supply bottles of water, which was expected to happen every day. In the afternoon, they...

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Jeff A, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you had a nice stay with us! I'm glad that you enjoyed your comfortable room filled with amenities. I'm also delighted that you were able to enjoy the warm and sunny weather on our beautiful beach and in our warm Gulf water! I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the glasses and waters....

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed for three nights. All round v good hotel. Service great and a fabulous location. The sunsets were magnificent. Absolute highlight was the free watersports in the morning. Thanks to Mitchell and Kurt. Who helped us with the kayaking and paddle boarding. We were out and two Dolphins swam past ! Also thanks to Ben when we booked the jet...

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I am delighted to hear what a wonderful stay you had with us! I'm also happy to hear how much you truly enjoyed every aspect of our iconic Pink Palace, including our magnificent sunsets, fabulous location, and awesome watersports (how cool that you were able to encounter some wildlife)! Thank you for your kind words about our helpful team members...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 days here at the pink palace and had an amazing time! Especially loved the water sports at the beach - kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing - where we were helped by Mitchell, kurt, Ben and Scott who were great and very helpful. Also watching the sunset from the pool bar was stunning. Will definitely return here in...

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Jeff A, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

Not many things beat a St. Pete Beach sunset! And a sunset, paired with an awesome day out in the Gulf, is even better! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us and I'll be sure to pass along you "shout outs" to Mitchell, Kurt, Ben and Scott. We all look forward to welcoming you back! Regards,...

Dongducheon, South Korea
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The hotel is in an absolutely stunning location with a gorgeous beach directly in front. The hotel is beautiful and wonderfully cared for as it is an historic building. We were pleasantly surprised as we were upgraded to a suite upon our arrival. Our room was great and offered plenty of room. We did get to view the standard room...

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I am elated to hear what a fantastic stay you had with us! I'm also pleased to hear how much you truly enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of our iconic Pink Palace, including her grandeur, storied history, comfortable accommodations, and variety of activities! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the beautiful weather on our pristine, sugar-sand beach! I...

Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

The beach here is amazing and the service is top notch. Austin and Jason provided us continuous 5 star service! Very proactive and brought us everything before we even knew we needed it. The white sands and clear water is very different from what I'm used to in the Outer Banks.

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I am delighted to hear what a wonderful stay you had with us! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the warm and sunny weather on our beautiful beach while relaxing on a comfortable lounger! Thank you for your kind words about our excellent team members and the amazing service they deliver. I will be sure to share your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Beachcomber Bar & Grill
The Beachcomber Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 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 

Additional Information about The Don CeSar

Address: 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $433 - $687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Don CeSar 4*
Number of rooms: 277
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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
The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, Florida
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#1 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
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