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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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Harbour View
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Special Offer:Package Deal
Full view
52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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I’ve been to this spa several times and it always delights! Beautiful facility with great service. When you’re done you can go sit or take a walk on the beach. There is a great poolside restaurant that has live music as well. Really relaxing and they comp your parking too!
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Hotel's Favourite
We just returned form the Don in September . I watched the news about the Red Tide very closely . We decided to go anyway and our first day was met by the Dead Fish and Red tide Smell . They also had one pool closed and Jacuzzi . I really thought this was going to be a Bust
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Response from GM-TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Our team has worked very hard to ensure our guests have an amazing time when our beach is affected by environmental conditions. The Don CeSar pools look amazing, the beach is currently clean and gorgeous, and our team is ready and waiting to assist. Thanks so much for your loyalty and your kind words. We greatly appreciate it. The Don CeSar Team
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From beginning to end, our weekend getaway was wonderful. The accommodations, the staff, the food, the overall service was excellent. We used all the hotels amenities to the fullest. Highly recommend a visit
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Response from TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded today
Thank you for recently staying with us at The Don Cesar. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience! We hope to see you again soon, so that we may service you in the future!
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Absolutely amazing stay! Lovely rooms and beautiful beach. We opted to rent the umbrellas at the rental station and it was great (thank you Brandon!) Its worth the extra cost. Everyone who works at the Don is amazingly helpful. We can’t wait to come back!
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Response from TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and were accommodated by our friendly staff. I've shared your thanks to Brandon and he is most appreciative. We hope that you will make a return visit in the future. We'd love to host you again.
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You gotta see this beautiful Hotel that was visited by so many famous people of so many generations. A Pinellas County landmark for sure. A MUST see while you are anywhere in Central Florida! Love the Don!!!
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Response from TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar
Responded 2 days ago
You're right! Our beautiful resort is a landmark. We appreciate your visit and hope that you will return soon.
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One Bedroom Bayside Suite in the 473 at The Don CeSar
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Deluxe Double with Balcony in the 601 at The Don CeSar
Bug on my bed then got 4 ant bites that night
Yeah, 2 bottles are inclusive, the rest expensive...
Penthouse Terrace
heated pool
Pools were heated
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No idea regarding construction completion date. Looking at what they are doing I would think so. Contact hotel. Red tide no issue. Gone. Enjoy!
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As of yesterday afternoon, Fish and Wildlife has reported dark water and odor in St. Petersburg area beaches. It changes so it will depend when you plan on visiting. It could be totally clear. The Don Cesar has a beautiful beach area. It is worth the visit.
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FYI ... Xmas decor is going to be understated. Think lots of poinsettias... don’t think they do a tree.
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Is there red tide
it looks like yes on the red tide and it is impacting this hotel as they are also doing work around the resort....so pool is packed and short staffed.
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"higher rooms are quieter"
"with a beach view is probably worth the cost"
"try to get a room facing the ocean"
"Ocean front"
"stay in the historic main hotel (not in the annex)"
US$262 - US$574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesFloridaSt. Pete Beach
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