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Hotel overview

The Don CeSar opened at the height of the Great Gatsby era in 1928. Known as Florida’s iconic “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar is reminiscent of a Mediterranean-style castle with its majestic pink exterior, historic grandeur and striking architectural design elements set upon the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach. A AAA Four Diamond property, National Historic Landmark and member of the Historic Hotels of America, The Don CeSar features 277 luxurious guest rooms, including 36 suites, and six restaurants and lounges. Don CeSar also offers two deluxe heated pools, 22,000 sq. ft. of indoor function space, more than 16,000 sq. ft. of creative outdoor space, the 11,000 sq. ft. full service Spa Oceana, fitness center, Camp CeSar Kids Camp, The Shoppes of The Don, and access to beach rentals and water sports.


St Pete Beach
Albert Whitted Airport (SPG) : 9 miles
Tampa International Airport (TPA) : 27 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1928
Room: 277
Suites: 36


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee minimum of $38 (plus tax) per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $24.00 (plus tax), per room, per day per vehicle and $31.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:

• Premium Plus WiFi Plan

• Complimentary bicycle rental

• Daily rental of up to 3 beach loungers and one umbrella per day

• Fitness Center access

• Family and kids activities. ** Subject to change, adhering to COVID safety protocols**

• Yoga and aerobic classes daily

• Non-motorized watersport rentals (between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

• Two bottled waters daily

• In-room coffee

• Pool & beach games

• Airline boarding pass printing

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 5129 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You cannot beat the pink palace!

    Stayed many many times and will be back many more. The new room renovation style is gorgeous and the pool deck under construction will be amazing for sunsets! Roaring 20's vibe and elegance for days. Thanks Don CeSar!

    Jan 27, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pre puppy visit

    A wonderful visit as usual at our favorite special occasion hotel. In this case it was a getaway trip prior to the arrival of a new puppy. There was no room service, however there was a option to order and pick up food which worked surprisingly well, with a somewhat limited menu. The food was great! The pool bar was closed as the area was being remodeled. Be sure visit Pierson in Andy’s- he has all the answers!

    Jan 26, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place.

    We stayed at the Don for a little staycation weekend. It was really great and we enjoyed the time there. It seems like a lot of effort is being put into the updates and renovations of the property with great results. The staff was amazing and so nice. They really excelled at customer service and trying to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. We will defiantly come back!

    Jan 26, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Beacon Pool & Bar

    We had an amazing dinner at the Beacon and the service was equally amazing. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating to our group. The added bonus was seeing the sunset! Ask for Lacey to be your server!

    Jan 25, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Allard Sclafani wedding

    The sclafani wedding everything was perfect from the minute we arrived until we left the ceremony,the cocktail the wedding reception and food was fabulous. Our bellman was exceptional.we will be back again. The wedding could not have been more perfect.

    Jan 25, 2021