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Love "The Don". It is known as the Pink Palace. The beach is lovely, the staff friendly. Always a good stay. They are updating everything and it is getting even BETTER

Rooms and bathrooms were very tiny and difficult to maneuver. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was due to location and restaurant choices (but their main restaurant was closed down).

The included water sports and beach chairs. Did not like cabanas had to be purchased.

The history behind the property was interesting. The staff - from Registration to house cleaning - were all extremely helpful. My stay was exceptional from start to finish!

I liked the Don CeSar and would definitely return. We have been going to adults only resorts so the noise at the pool was a great deal more than what we were accustomed. Accommodations were very nice and bed was comfy. Room service was spot on! Great location to drive through the other little beach towns. However, I would highly suggest having a car. Oh yeah, make sure you self park. Saves you some money and it is only a hop, skip and a jump from the entrance. I did not like the elevator system. It was confusing. We had to assist several elderly guests. Overall, I would recommend.

Great beach bar and access to a beautiful beach. Perfect location and such a cool slice of history!

We had a wonderful time staying here! Both pools were beautiful and we had zero issues with the elevators. Would definitely return!

Liked it all - property, location, amenities were great!

Suffice it to say, I will never go back. The Spa and the Ice Cream parlor were the highlights of my stay.

Amazing front desk personel. We loved Ryan :) Ask about the history of the building. It will make your stay that much more enjoyable.

Beautiful, clean, friendly staff, easy parking. We enjoyed it.

Right on the beqch. Lots of activities, great place to stay.

A disappointment as I was so looking forward to staying at the “Pink Palace”. I understand that this is an old hotel, however, it needs upgrading and its “character” is more dirty and unwelcoming, than it is classic. As we were walking to our room, we noticed the room they keep their linens in is filthy and run down! It instantly made me hesitant about the cleanliness of the room. Chandeliers in the hallways had piles of dust on them and were yellow. Also, don’t expect to look out of your window and know the forecast - the windows have not been cleaned in some time and have spots and fog all over. The pool area and beach were the nicest features of the hotel, however, we were dissapointed to be charged $50 for beach chairs and an umbrella when we were also paying a $30/day resort fee. Also, for $50 we expected best in class food & drink service, yet we had to hunt down the waitstaff for ordering. We thought, they may have been understaffed, but no, the waiter was just being a chatty catty and hanging out talking with other staff. This occurred multiple times in just one day while we were wanting drinks/food. We asked to be seated outside for lunch, at The Rowe, and there were 10+ tables available, yet we were told there was nothing available outside because all of the tables were dirty and we would have to wait 10 minutes for anything to get cleaned. On a more positive note, the staff at the pool were great.

Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

The Don CeSar places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Eckerd College and Tropicana Field. This 277-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 277 rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. 36-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1928, The Don CeSar offers a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Valet parking is offered for USD 32.77 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 8

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, View (Gulf View)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Don CeSar

Everyone (34) Couples (3) Family (3)
5
Everyone

By on May 15, 2020

Review comment responded on May 16, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We are delighted to know you loved each and every aspect of our hotel. We hope to welcome you back soon to The Don CeSar. The Don CeSar Management Team

5
Everyone

By on Feb 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

Thank you for the perfect rating! We are thrilled to learn that from start to finish, your stay was nothing short of exceptional. It was a pleasure having you at The Don CeSar, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Don CeSar Management Team

5
Business Business

Love "The Don". It is known as the Pink Palace. The beach is lovely, the staff friendly. Always a good stay. They are updating everything and it is getting even BETTER

By on Jan 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2020

Thank you very much for your support of The Don CeSar. We are overjoyed that you are a regular guest with us and appreciate you taking the time to share your review with other travelers. We are very proud of our associates as they strive to go above and beyond for each of our guests, and we thank you for recognizing their efforts! It is also great to learn how much you loved the incredible views of the sugar-fine white beaches of our beautiful area. We love that the Pink Castle is your home whenever you're in the Tampa Bay area, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. The Don CeSar Management Team

3
Business Business

Rooms and bathrooms were very tiny and difficult to maneuver. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was due to location and restaurant choices (but their main restaurant was closed down).

By on Sep 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and providing your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit overall. Wer are currently undergoing several enhancement projects which will include completely redone guest rooms. We know that should you return in the future that you'll be most impressed with the changes.

5
Partner Couples

The included water sports and beach chairs. Did not like cabanas had to be purchased.

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and rating your stay a 5. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will consider a return visit in the future.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2019

Thank you for staying with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will consider staying with us again should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

5
Partner Couples Family

The history behind the property was interesting. The staff - from Registration to house cleaning - were all extremely helpful. My stay was exceptional from start to finish!

By on Jul 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and rating your stay a 5. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will consider staying with us again should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

4
Everyone

I liked the Don CeSar and would definitely return. We have been going to adults only resorts so the noise at the pool was a great deal more than what we were accustomed. Accommodations were very nice and bed was comfy. Room service was spot on! Great location to drive through the other little beach towns. However, I would highly suggest having a car. Oh yeah, make sure you self park. Saves you some money and it is only a hop, skip and a jump from the entrance. I did not like the elevator system. It was confusing. We had to assist several elderly guests. Overall, I would recommend.

By on Jun 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2019

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate that you would recommend our beautiful resort. We do hope that you will consider a return visit in the future.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2019

hank you for staying with us and rating your stay with 5 stars. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will consider staying with us again should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

5
Family

Great beach bar and access to a beautiful beach. Perfect location and such a cool slice of history!

By on May 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and rating your stay a 5. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return again should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

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