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

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
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8.4
Excellent
3050 N Rocky Point Dr W, Tampa
from $84
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel
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6.7
Good
2105 West Bristol Avenue, Tampa
from $88
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
102 E Cass St, Tampa
from $129
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
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7.3
Good
9202 N 30th St (718), Tampa
from $55
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.5
Excellent
4811 W Main St, Tampa
from $87
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
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9.1
Excellent
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa
from $139
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.5
Excellent
4400 W Cypress St, Tampa
from $99
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veteran
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veteran
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8.3
Excellent
9402 Corporate Lake Dr, Tampa
from $76
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East Brandon
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East Brandon
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8.2
Excellent
10309 Higland Manor Drive, Tampa
from $87
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
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8.4
Excellent
10240 Palm River Road, Tampa
from $96
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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