Dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive water views in every direction, the fully renovated Don CeSar is the crown jewel of Florida's Gulf Coast. Since 1928, this monument to glamour and leisure has welcomed sun-seekers, luxury travelers and some of America's most famous - and notorious - figures. Become part of the storied history of the legendary Pink Palace®. Iconic. Romantic. Celebratory.  

New Luxury Seaside Accommodations On St. Pete Beach, Florida: It is “The Don” of a new era as the revival of Florida’s iconic Pink Palace® advances into its 93rd year as a living legend.  The grand public spaces are complemented by upgrades to the 277 chic and airy Floridian hotel rooms and suites.  The Don CeSar guestrooms feature beach-inspired textures and designer fabrics paying homage to the seaside Art Deco era. Custom millwork and a whimsical motif of coastal birds from the tropics drift overhead the whitewashed headboards as soft blush tones elevate the room similar to the hotel facade’s signature pink. In addition to a complete design transformation, some double guest rooms now feature upgraded layouts to allow for two queen beds, while bathroom space in many of the rooms is maximized by transitioning tubs to beautifully designed tile showers. From premium Wi-Fi to sumptuous cotton sheets and luxe bath amenities, guests are treated to a full range of modern amenities and personalized service.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 1928
Room: 277
Suites: 36


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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 an umbrella per day

- Fitness Center access

- 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

- Free local calls and domestic LD

- Airline boarding pass printing 

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 6963 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary Bliss

    We just celebrated our 30th Anniversary at the Pink Palace. We absolutely loved the oceanfront king balcony room. It truly made our trip so memorable. We have alway loved the Don and all the little details in service that set them apart. The staff are exceptional and go above and beyond. I feel one of their biggest advantages is seeing how they employ individuals with special needs. This is truly remarkable and makes me more inclined to recommend them to friends and family. Well, done Don Cesar!!

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honest review

    The attention to detail was incredible checking in. The service from the hotel staff was wonderful. The view is beautiful. The only negative I have is that with such attention to detail from the hotel side, I was surprised the beach had so much debris, I expected it to be at least raked but the area where the cabanas are looked very disorganized.. chairs were just everywhere waiting for someone to rent, and if your not renting a cabana that’s all you look at from the beach chairs

    Apr 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our wonderful Bday weekend at the Don

    The staff is amazing . About out to Leo at check in . Friendly, and fast. Also to Jake by the pool bar! The best ! Super funny and best cocktails and service. Remembers everything from your fave drink to your room #.Bar manager is always smiling , friendly and professional . beds are comfy, kids love all the shops downstairs. The atmosphere is wonderful, my favorite hotel in the area. There’s always a wedding party here with fun people on the weekends 😁

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you’re forced to work….. This makes a great remote office.

    Beautiful property, excellent amenities, fabulous food, and premier service. This facility is remarkably well appointed with a full service spa on site. Even though my trip was work related, we were able to enjoy much of the resort Highly recommended

    Apr 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    So much fun!

    The hotel was more like a resort and they made check in and out super easy. They were very nice and accommodating with food in bedroom and spa services. We did a staycation and it was the most memorable birthday experience. We will definitely be back in the future!

    Apr 11, 2024
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