Hotels near Don CeSar
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The Loews Don DeSar is a hotel so notable it serves as a landmark all its own. While staying in the 4-diamond beachfront resort is obviously the best way to take in this luxurious St. Pete staple, you can also enjoy a smaller taste of the iconic resort just by staying in the area.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Don CeSar

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Rocky Point Island
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Rocky Point Island
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8.4
Excellent
3025 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa
from $149
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
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7.0
Good
9202 N 30th St (718), Tampa
from $55
Tahitian Inn
Tahitian Inn
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7.0
Good
601 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $79
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
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8.1
Excellent
3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa
from $123
InterContinental Hotel Tampa
InterContinental Hotel Tampa
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8.3
Excellent
4860 W Kennedy BLVD, Tampa
from $112
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
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7.8
Good
4955 E 18th Avenue, Tampa
from $67
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
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8.0
Excellent
2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa
from $89
Clarion Inn Tampa - Brandon
Clarion Inn Tampa - Brandon
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8.2
Excellent
9331 East Adamo Drive, Tampa
from $79
Extended Stay America - Tampa - Airport - Memorial Hwy.
from $74
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
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8.6
Excellent
3050 N Rocky Point Dr W, Tampa
from $84
More About Hotels near Don CeSar...

The Intriguing History of the Don CeSar

The Don CeSar is registered as a historic hotel of America. Alternately known as the “pink palace” for its signature coloring, the location was a playground for history’s known and notable including Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald. During World War II, the hotel served as a hospital and convalescent center, then become the VA Regional Office and recreation center in 1945. After a $3.5-million restoration, the pink palace reopened as a hotel once again in 1973.

Since its reopening, the stunning location has served as the site of the movies “Once Upon a Time in America” and “Forever Mine,” the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers MTV video special, and the “Thunder in Paradise” Hulk Hogan pilot. The hotel continues to service such elite guests as Justin Timberlake and Elton John.

Staying Near the Don CeSar

The Don CeSar occupies its own private stretch of beach, so it’s difficult to get a good view of the hotel from other nearby accommodations. Guests who want to stay within a short drive of the Don CeSar can book a room at the newly constructed Hotel Zamora just to the north. The beachfront Long Key Beach Resort* offers budget travelers a comfortable option with gulf-front suites and one- or two-bedroom apartments.

Enjoying the Pink Palace from Within

If you want to immerse yourself in the full Don CeSar experience, you can book a room in the pink palace itself. This luxury hotel features 277 guest rooms and suites on 7 miles of private beach. Relax at one of two beachfront pools, luxuriate in the rooftop lounge of the Spa Oceana, or enjoy a scoop of homemade ice cream from Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor.

The Don CeSar is also home to the Maritana Grille, which ranks as one of the top 10 seafood restaurants in the country. The resort offers on-site activities for every age, from water sports to the Camp Cesar children’s retreat — though you will have to tear yourself away from the comfort of your room for these amenities.


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