My two sons and I spent a long weekend at the Loews St. Pete Hotel. We realized it could be crowded because Sunday was Easter. But that was an understatement
We went to the beach on Saturday and Sunday midday. On both occasions we were told there no beach or pool chairs or even towels. I'm not sure what the $22 daily resort fee covered.
On Sunday morning, we went to breakfast at 10:20 am and told there would be a 15 minute wait. That would have been fine if the restaurant hadn't closed promptly at 10:30. The hostess didn't even tell us there was a 12 pm Easter brunch (either because we are Jewish or more like the brunch was sold out).
We were unable to secure dinner reservations in the hotel for any night (even the one day we inquired at 10 am)
On Monday morning, we woke up early to our alarm clocks and hurried straight to the pool. We found a couple of chairs but were stunned to find there were no towels for the 3rd straight day.
The one plus was the staff. They were courteous and visibly embarrassed at the guests' predicament.
- 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
- Don Cesar Hotel Florida
- Don Cesar Florida
- Hotel Don Cesar Beach
- Don Cesar Resort
- The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, Florida