Loews Don CeSar Hotel ★★★★

Best price guarantee!

Find a lower price somewhere else and we'll pay 100% of the difference in Orbucks, plus up to $100 in additional Orbucks for Orbitz Rewards members Learn more

$279
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 14, 2016 Check-out: Feb 15, 2016
4.4 /5
Overall score
90%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4
1 2 3 4 5

Select your room

Overview

Known as Floridas *Pink Palace* the Loews Don CeSar Hotel 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 11000 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. All guest rooms feature Free Wi-Fi / bathrobe / Keurig coffee maker / 36 inch flat screen TV / Make-up mirror / hairdryer / ipod docking station

Dining

The Maritana Grille
4 Diamond casual fine dining set in a vibrant Florida atmosphere featuring creative New American cuisine. Jackets not required. Please no shorts, jeans or tee shirts.
Lobby Bar
Lobby bar serves light appetizer menu and has nightly entertainment.
Sunsets Lounge
Full Sea Porch menu available as well as light appetizers. Food served until 11p. Entertainment includes pool tables, dart boards and live musical entertainment on weekends.
Beachcomber
Daily Poolside bar and grill serves mostly lighter sandwiches, salads and specialty drinks.
Uncle Andys Ice Cream Parlor
One can enjoy old fashioned ice creams, sundaes, banana splits, and Starbucks coffee. The Parlor also contains historical original photos and newspaper articles related to the hotel as well as artifacts and antiques.

Recommendations for you

Guest score 4.0 / 5
$167
Guest score 3.6 / 5
$127
Guest score 3.6 / 5
$139
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$142
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$249

Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Elevators
  • Ice machine
  • 24 hour security
  • FEMA approved
  • Phone service

Activities

  • Heated pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Live entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Children's activities
  • Golf
  • Jogging track
  • Tennis
  • Play ground
  • Racquetball courts
  • Boating
  • Driving range
  • Picnic area/tables
  • Steam bath
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service
  • Poolside snackbar
  • Vending machines

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Express checkout
  • Childcare Service
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry/Valet services
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Nursery for children
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • Multilingual
  • In-Room Safe
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Theater desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Boutiques
  • Porters
  • Doorman
  • FAX
  • Doctor on call
  • Video checkout
  • Gift shop
  • Copy service
  • News stand
  • Overhead projector
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Projector
  • Blackboard
  • White board
  • Drugstore
  • Florist
  • Conference suite

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • RV or truck parking
  • Truck parking
  • Bus parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Accessible rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Ramp access to buildings
  • Brailled elevators

Room

  • Television with cable
  • Radio
  • Video game player
  • Cordless phone
  • Safe
  • Phone with speaker
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Desk with lamp
  • Mini bar
  • Free newspaper
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Fire alarm with light
  • Turndown service
  • Cribs available
  • In room movies
  • Temperature control
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinklers in rooms
  • Bath tub

Reviews

4.4 /5 Overall score

90% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.9/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 4/5

Great Family Experience

Would recommend Tue, Jun 30, 2015
The Hotel itself was fantastic. We have made St. Pete beach an annual family vacation based on the amazing beaches, clear blue water, and great boardwalk atmosphere of the area. We have stayed at different hotels on St Pete and this was our first trip to the Don CeSar Hotel. We chose the hotel based on being the highest quality hotel on the beach which would hopefully offer a relaxing, not over crowded, and a very high level of service stay. 1. Relaxing - The Don hit the mark. Flawlessly clean, overly friendly staff, accommodating every need when asked. Shops in the building for quick pick ups, bars on premises, multiple restaurants all for convenience. 2. Crowds - The hotel was sold out the weekend of our stay and still offered us space to throw a ball in the pool, secure a chair at the pool or on the beach, and offer a perfect balance of people to associate with and our own personal space. Other hotels we have stayed at offered great amenities as well but also rendered the pools useless as the crowds were almost shoulder to shoulder in our experience. This is one factor that guided us to Don CeSar. 3. Service - Outstanding! You cannot beat the friendliness and availability of the staff. 1 open tab on your room allowed you to order food, drinks or anything else all around the pool and beach area. Flags provided on chairs to signal you require service, often unneeded as a host would be walking around cleaning tables, chairs, and engaging in conversation. You want service. Come to the DON. Advice - These amenities come at a cost. As a family sticking to a reasonable budget we had to be careful of our daily plans. The pool offers complimentary lounge chairs, service, and towels. Great environment. The beach however requires a fee to rent a chair, lounge, umbrella or cabana for day. $10 per chair and $15 umbrella adds up for a family if you play on staying at the beach. This was not a bad experience but if on a budget the beach will cost you. No alcohol on beach. Bars warned of $75 tickets for alcohol consumption on the beach. Resort fee of $25 per day will add up over time as well as parking. Valet is available but we opted for self park at $10 a day. Overall great experience. I would stay again in a heart beat. Other hotels may offer some of the above for free or included in the resort fee but you may experience huge crowds that will damper a rare family vacation. Be warned but save the extra money and enjoy all the perks at Don CeSar

| Highland Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great experience.

Would recommend Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Great location on the beach. Great history. Beautiful amenities. Accommodating staff.

| CLEVELAND Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

a favorite

Would recommend Mon, Jan 19, 2015
The Don Cesar has always been a favorite! It as been beautifully refurbished since our last stay. The beachside restaurant had a great menu and we enjoyed creative twists on familiar dishes (e.g., crabmeat hush puppies which were delicious). The syaff as always is extremely service oriented and friendly.

Attractions

sunset drnks at Hurricane's

| north palm beach Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Ms

Would recommend Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Loved the hotel. rooms a bit small but still nice.

| North Carolina Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Best Bed EVER

Would recommend Wed, Sep 3, 2014
This is a beautiful hotel though it is old. The rooms are small and the bathrooms are smaller and no exhaust fan. We chose a king bed and I have never slept in a more comfortable bed. The pools are nice and right on the ocean. Staff was very friendly.

| Canton, Ohio Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

What a Beautiful, One-Of-A-Kind Gem!

Would recommend Mon, Jul 7, 2014
This was my husband's and my first vacation after our honeymoon, and we couldn't have chosen a better place! The resort is truly a gem, from the luxury and service to the history and uniqueness, we will definitely be going back throughout our lives!

Dining

The Maritana Grille is phenomenal and a MUST when visiting the Don CeSar! Everything we ordered was delicious, and this was our favorite meal on our vacation by far.

| Pittsburgh, PA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Old school charmer; great location and staff

Would recommend Sat, Jun 7, 2014
Overall very good and I would recommend this hotel. The pools and St Pete Beach location are excellent. Food is good and reasonably priced for a resort. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and v. helpful. We had a car but you can get around to explore other beaches on trolley and taxi without one. Our room was very clean, updated and bright and we had partial beach view. Only negative was small size room and bathroom. Everything you need was squeezed in there but it was small (probably reflecting property's history) .

Dining

You won't pay less in Pass A Grille restaurants that look a lot less fancy.

| Dallas, Texas Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great getaway

Would recommend Sun, Jun 1, 2014
My friend and I had a great time. The room was clean and I did not hear my neighbors.

| Orlando Florida Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantastic weekend at the beach.

Would recommend Tue, May 27, 2014
Great weekend with the family- great beach and pool setup. Service was second to none!...

| Sioux Falls, SD Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Excellent service and location

Would recommend Sun, Nov 3, 2013
The best part of our stay was the service - truly outstanding from the initial welcome to the bartenders to the pool guys (you even get a little flag on the back of your sunbed to indicate when you'd like food or drink!) The location right on the beach is stunning (we saw dolphins swim by one day) - the only downside is if you want to go to downtown St Pete you'll need to get a taxi (30 USD plus tip) or drive - and there isn't much choice for restaurants at/near the hotel. (Having said that our most enjoyable meal was sitting outside at the hotel's Sea Porch restaurant - but it's not cheap for every night!) We didn't like having to pay the additional "resort tax" - why is this not included? - like for a budget airline. Also the sunbeds by the pool (and on the decking overlooking the beach) were included, but those on the beach carried an additional charge - what's that all about?! Rooms are fine - we decided not to pay the extra for the sea view so had an uninspiring view of the road and car park! Housekeeping was average - the room was clean but little details like clean glasses and finished toilet roll were missed. Wifi is included but is slow and coverage is patchy. The hotel is huge and there were 3 weddings on the Saturday when we were there - but somehow they manage everything so well you never feel crowded. Overall we would recommend the hotel and would stay again in future.

| London, UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Top hotels

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

$279
avg/night
Choose dates
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 14, 2016 Check-out: Feb 15, 2016