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Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hutchinson, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Love This Place”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Great place, close to beach, been here several times and keep coming back. Nice pool on facility grounds with available drinks and snacks. Can rent cabanas (lounges with pads and an accordion type sunbrella for $20 or so a day from a beach company on beach. Rooms are fairly nice with large balcony, great for coffee and breakfast in the morning and wonderful to watch the beautiful sunset from. A full kitchen to make breakfast and keep leftovers. Great to have 2 bathrooms, a his and a hers when getting ready. Island type decor that could use an update coming up, but satisfactory. Quiet area and nice, white sand beaches, some people walking and running along beach, but not so crowded to sit and enjoy the ocean. Full access to the beautiful, historic Don Cesar Hotel, with a free shuttle there to the (few) shops and several restaurants and the 2 pools. The shuttle was a van, but last time it was updated to a Cadillac SUV
enjoy in a cabana.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Monica H
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear Mobyann,

The best compliment a hotel can receive is a repeat guest! Thank you for returning to the Beach House Suites and taking the time to write a review about your stay.

The biggest draw to the Beach House would be the location, on top of the beautiful white sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Every suite we have has a view to the beach, and every guest can experience one of our area’s magnificent sun sets!! I am glad you had the opportunity to experience the sun set and all of the amenities we had to offer. I look forward to your next visit, travel safely!

Thank you,

Karalyn Frady
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Convenient location with great views. Staff very friendly and helpful. Could use an update on carpets but rest was clean and the price was right! The shuttle service was helpful and there are many restaurants, the museum, etc that were walking distance. The farmer's market was fun. Very kid friendly. Pet friendly but with an additional charges. Be sure to check this before bring your dogs.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear Charlie W,

Thank you for taking a moment to write a TripAdvisor review on The Beach house Suites. I am glad that you enjoyed the amenities to the hotel and the local activities. We value all guest feedback, and truly appreciate the review. We look forward to seeing you upon your return visit.

Sincerely,

Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager
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Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I recently stayed at the Beach House Suites through a deal with TravelZoo. I had read some of these trip advisor reviews and was a bit weary of the hotel, but I must say this hotel exceeded my expectation. The rooms do need a re-model, mainly new carpet, tile and bathroom fixtures but the rooms are huge. You have tons of space and everything was clean. The shuttle service was very helpful and you could easily walk to the main hotel from the beach. The service from all the staff was excellent as well. This property is your typically St. Pete Beach Hotel - it could use some love - but the location and the balcony views make up for the shortfalls of the dated rooms. I would recommend this hotel, but look for a deal.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank E W
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Dear E W,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review on TripAdvisor for The Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar.

We truly value the reviews we receive through TripAdvisor, and while you were apprehensive on coming to stay with us, I am glad you gave it a chance, and in return we surprised you.

We are a very unique hotel; we give guests the space to be with family and friends, and the views to the Gulf that everyone comes to see, as well as access to all the amenities at the Loews Don CeSar.

Thank you for giving us the chance to show you we are a great beach vacation spot, and I look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,
Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager
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St. Petersburg , Florida, United States
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is our second stay at the Beach Suites, and let me say what it is and what it is not. It is a fantastic spot for families, with very large suites that have good sized kitchens and patios. The two bathrooms are perfect for families with nice privacy in the bedroom, and the in-suite laundry makes a smaller bag possible. I love the grounds, and the staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Your resort fee includes all access to the Don which is right down the beach, and while we love to pop over now and again, I actually prefer the relaxation the Beach Suites offer. What it is not is a luxurious hotel. You are paying for the spot, for the service, and for the access to the main hotel. If you need a hotel that was renovated 15 minutes ago and feels like you're on Miami Beach, this is not the spot for you. But if you want a great location for an extended vacation on one of the best beaches in Florida, make this your place. We love it, and will be going back again and again.

Room Tip: Beachfront rooms are awesome, but the views seem to be good from anywhere.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Dear Bill A,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar on TripAdvisor.

I am glad your family had a chance to come back to the beautiful St.Pete Beach community for a family trip. It is great that our guests can use all of the amenities at the Don, but I agree with you, we are a great hotel to relax at. We are a smaller property, compared to some of the other Hotels on St.Pete Beach, and we do not get the crowds like some of the larger hotels. The size and amenities in our rooms (like the washer/dryer you stated as well as our full kitchens) and our great pool and beach access offer guests the chance to have fun in the sun and a great place to relax and cool off in the spacious suites.
I look forward to seeing you during your next family St.Pete Beach vacation!

Thank you,
Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is our third year staying at this property. During our previous visits we observed other people staying here and at the Don Cesar hotel with their dogs and thought that was nice. We had our family dog pass away a couple of summers ago and got 2 small non-allergy puppies a little over a year ago. We thought it would be nice to take our dogs here this year. When we made our reservations back in March we read all of their policies and fees; fees were minimal and it sounded like this would be a good option for places directly on the beach and scheduled close to 2 weeks with direct gulf view. I am sure all of you know how expensive this can be but we treat ourselves once a year. Upon arrival, it was announced to us that they had a new policy and were going to be charged a much higher fee than originally quoted which would have been equivalent to nearly three nights of staying here. When I went to their website I could not locate the fee; after much digging, I could locate the fee. It seems like the policies are ever changing and difficult if not impossible to locate on the website and appears they are updated as they go. It took most of our first day of vacation debating this fee issue. If you look at how 'pet friendly' Don Cesar is on its website, we did not experience any of this. As a matter of fact, they did not have plastic bags in the dog receptacles until we said something and that only seemed to last for a day or so. Also, we tried to be considerate to the housekeeping staff- we took our dogs out of the room the first 2-3 days of our stay until they got used to the fact that we had them in our unit.(We have 2 dogs about 20 lbs who stay in kennels in the room. We also informed the manager of the hotel that they had been through obedience training upon arrival.) We would take the dogs for several hours and would let housekeeping know we were leaving with them upon our departure. When we returned several hours later, no one from housekeeping had done anything with our unit. When one person from housekeeping finally arrived, she said she preferred if we took the dogs out of the unit(again, they were in kennels and were well behaved!) So, we left again! We could not get a specific time of when they would arrive on a daily basis. One person from housekeeping was friendly and she said she did not have a problem with the dogs being there so we did not think it was a problem so the next day we were leaving for a couple of hours we told the housekeeping person on our floor that we were leaving and requested for our unit to be done. In the meantime, we returned after the 2 hours and the room had not been touched. We took the dogs away, which the housekeeping person witnessed. Upon returning, still nothing. We finally decided to call the front desk and were told there was a 'policy' that the dogs could not be in the unit in order for housekeeping to service the room-the first time we heard of this policy after being here for 8 nights. So we had to take the dogs out again for about 1&1/2 hours. We did not feel like we could relax and felt like we were accommodating the staff to get our room done.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Dear P L,

I would like to start by saying thank you for taking the time to review the Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar on TripAdvisor.

I am sorry that your experience was less than expected while you were here and I would love to have the chance to review your stay with us. Please feel free to contact me at the Beach House Suites.

Again, thank you for your time, we always appreicate the feedback.

Karalyn Frady
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

This is the 2nd year in a row we have organized a 'girl getaway' at the Beach House Suites. Originally we were booked at a hotel up the street but when the room was far from what was advertised we called up the Beach House Suites and they had 2 rooms left. Immediately we booked a room and were upgraded free of charge when we arrived upon check-in.

The reason we love this hidden little treasure is because it is quite, no many children and the beach is not crowded by a thousand people. We really like the benefit of having a driver, Dennis, provide transportation for us anywhere we decide to go. He remembered us from last year and is always professional and polite. We cannot say enough good things about this place and how nice it is to KNOW you will be taken care of.

Keep up the good work. Quality customer service is hard to find and we appreciate everyone's efforts at this property.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank JazzAtlanta
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager

Dear JazzAtlanta,

One of the biggest compliments a hotel can receive is a repeat guest. I am truly happy you have found a great place for such an important event as a girl’s weekend!

At the Beach House Suites we work very hard to make sure every guest feels welcomed and appreciated. Our staff truly wants to make everyone’s vacation a dream vacation and I am glad you have had the chance to experience that.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. As always, we truly value the feedback. I look forward to seeing you next year for another fabulous and relaxing girl’s weekend!

Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager
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Fairview Park, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We just returned from a stay at the Beach House Suites. Although the property may not be as "posh" as the main hotel - this is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy family time. Our suite was roomy and comfortable - my only comment is that the bed/bedding needs to be improved (comforter constantly coming out of the duvet), and they need to have a full-size coffee maker (which is the only reason I didn't give it a "5"). It was so nice to have a full kitchen, though - stocked with most everything you need. One trip, right down the street to Publix to stock up - and you're not paying for eating out at restaurants every day. The pool is a great place to cool off and a few more steps and you're right on the beautiful beach. What sets this place apart though, is the wonderful staff. From the manager, Susan, to the desk staff, to the housekeeping/maintenance staff - everyone was so accommodating, friendly and wonderful. Bottom line - if you want the Don Cesar "upscale" experience - go to the main hotel. If you want a relaxing, fun, family destination - this is a much better choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Patti R
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BeachHouseMgmt, Front Office Manager at Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Dear Patti R,

Thank you for the kind words! Here at the Beach House Suites we take great pride in our customer service, and I am thrilled you got to experience that while you were here.
I am glad that you enjoyed time at both the pool and the beautiful beach. I think it is a great feature to be able to pick between the pool and beach, or have the ability to bounce between the two!

Every guest room at the Beach House Suites comes stocked with a full kitchen, and I am glad you enjoyed that while you were here. St. Petersburg Beach has fabulous dining options but it is always nice to be able to cook a great meal or make a picnic for down at the beach.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Beach House Suites on Trip Advisor, we always truly appreciate to hear from our Guests. I look forward to seeing you on your next beach vacation!

Karalyn Frady
Front Office Manager
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Property: Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar
Address: 3860 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3933
Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#12 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar are located directly on St. Pete Beach and feature seventy all-suite accommodations. Ideal for extended stays group blocks and families. Each suite is equipped with a separate living room with sofa bed, washer and dryer, and a kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, dishwasher, Keurig coffee-maker, microwave, and induction stove top. Pet-friendly accommodations are available. Guest rooms have spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. There is one heated outdoor pool. The property has a lounge and dining outlet, Sand Dollar Bar, adjacent to its pool area. Guests are able to use the world-class services and amenities at the nearby Don CeSar, which is about a half mile walk down the beach. These amenities include access to the two large heated outdoor pools, fitness center, yoga and aerobics classes, non-motorized watersport rentals, history tours, complimentary tastings, Kids Club, business center, PressReader access, and pool and beach games. Guests are able to make charges at the Spa Oceana, six drinking and dining outlets, and beach and watersport rentals. Access is included in the resort fee. Also included in the resort fee is premium Wi-Fi and two bottled waters, daily turndown service, upon request, and unlimited local calls. ... more   less 
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