My husband & I stayed here for 4 nights in May. I'd actually give this hotel 3.5 stars, but since that's not possible I gave them 4. Overall, the Don CeSar is a very nice hotel but it falls short of a "luxury" hotel that we are used to. While EVERYONE who works at the Don was extremely nice & helpful, we just didn't feel like anyone went above & beyond. The concierge we found to be extremely disappointing in terms of her suggestions for food (the only recommendations she had were the restaurants at the hotel). The hotel isn't cheap & to some extent, they do make you feel nickled & dimed (resort fee, parking fee, charge to use a beach chair, etc) - we'd rather just pay a higher room rate & be done w/ it! And yes, the rooms are small but it is an old hotel - you're coming to enjoy the sunshine, not sit in your room! The room was clean
That being said, we'd stay there again. The pool area is absolutely amazing & we could have easily spent our whole trip there. Very clean. Everyone who worked in that area was helpful & prompt with our orders. Except for Saturday, there was barely anyone at the pool so it felt like an oasis. We didn't realize until we were checking out that the paddle boards were free to use in the morning, otherwise we would have taken advantage of that.
And if you stay at the Don CeSar, make sure to go have breakfast at Beverly's. Great little breakfast spot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Don Cesar Beach Hotel
- Don Cesar Beach Resort
- Don Cesar Hotel Florida
- Don Cesar Florida
- Hotel Don Cesar Beach
- Don Cesar Resort
- The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, Florida