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The Don CeSar

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8.6
Excellent
1,507 reviews
+1 727-360-1881

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center

Lowes Don CeSar Hotel: Luxury Beachfront Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida

What Do the Rooms Include?

This family friendly and pet-friendly hotel offers 277 guest rooms and 36 suites that offer ocean and city views. All guest rooms feature crown molding, custom wrought-iron beds with triple sheeting, sky-blue ceilings, and bathrooms with granite vanities. Guest rooms also feature flats-screen TVs, comfortable work desks, and free Wi-Fi access.

What Features Are Available?

Built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle, the Lower Don CeSar, also known as Florida's "Pink Palace," faces the white sandy St. Pete Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This resort features two deluxe heated swimming pools, a fitness center, and an 11,000 square foot full-service spa. Check email with free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Other activities available at an additional cost include yoga on the beach with personal trainers and cabana rentals. Sample award-winning seafood at the hotel's restaurant, Maritana Grille, or enjoy a casual meal at The Beachcomber Bar and Grill. Take in views of the Gulf of Mexico while you sip drinks at Sunsets Bar, or enjoy drinks at the hotel's Lobby Bar. 

What Are the Room Rates at Lowes Don CeSar Hotel?

Rates for guest rooms here average $219 USD per night. Rates are higher for the larger guest suites.

How Do I Book an Appointment at the Spa?

Call the spa directly to book an appointment, or ask about appointments upon your arrival at the hotel. The spa features 16 treatment rooms, separate men's and ladies' steam rooms and whirlpools, a spa cuisine menu, a lounge, and a rooftop garden overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Is This Hotel Pet Friendly?

Yes! By all means, bring your furry friend along. Call the hotel directly to ask about availability and fees for pet-friendly accommodations.

What's There to Do Nearby?

The hotel is close to many area attractions in St. Pete Beach including the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Aquarium, and the Sunken Garden with its 50,000 plants and flowers. Busch Gardens Tampa amusement park and Ybor City, known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, are both just a short drive away. For a nice sit-down experience, see a show at the Mahaffey Center for the Performing Arts or the Florida Orchestra. There are also plenty of shopping, dining, and additional entertainment options nearby.

What's the Bottom Line?

Guests of Lowes Don CeSar Hotel praise the beachfront location, family friendly accommodations, and fine cuisine at the hotel's restaurant. Travelers looking for affordable luxury beachfront hotels in St. Pete Beach may want to consider a stay here. The location is remote enough for travelers to get plenty of relaxation, but close enough to all of the attractions St. Pete Beach and Tampa have to offer. 

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3400 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.6
Excellent
Beach
"Gorgeous white sand beach" "Beautiful white sand beaches"
88% appreciated the clean beach.
Location
"Excellent restaurants" "Great restaurants in the area"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
96% liked the proximity to shopping.
Pool
"Fantastic pool bar" "Plenty of pool chairs"
Clean pool, said 78%.
Service
"Superb hotel staff" "Staff was exceptional"
87% found the staff to be very friendly.
51% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Wi-Fi works great" "Free wireless internet"
64% said the wifi quality was bad.
Cleanliness
"How clean everything" "Towel spilt"
53% said rooms were dirty.
67% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Breakfast
"No complimentary breakfast" "No cereal"
Room
"Cracked sink" "Horrible night sleep"
88% said rooms were small.
83% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"Noisy aircon" "Thin mattress"
88% said rooms were small.
94% criticized the small bathroom.
Value for money
"You have to pay for beach chairs" "You have to pay for everything"
The price was too high for 79%.

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Expert Reviews
Travel + Leisure
The magnificent, flamingo-pink Don CeSar Beach Resort with its Moorish bell towers and turrets, has dominated the St. Petersburg skyline since 1928,.
DK Eyewitness
A local landmark, this palatial pink hotel has oodles of old-world charm. With a seemingly endless beachfront, it boasts a lobby with high windows, crystal chandeliers, and marble floors.
Request a room with a view.
Fodor's
Today the "Pink Palace," as it's called thanks to its paint job, is a storied resort and gulf-coast architectural landmark, with exterior and public areas oozing turn-of-the-20th-century elegance.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
277
Fees
Required
  • Resort Fee: USD 28.25 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 33.90 per stay
  • Internet Fee: USD 28.25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 14.00 and USD 17.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: USD 60 per person (roundtrip)
  • Parking Fee: USD 16.05 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 28.25 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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