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 6617 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not worth the cost

    I wish I could say that after five years of renovation this "pink Palace" made you feel like a lady preparing for austere event. But sadly NO. Although the public areas and common areas were fabulously refurbish, the rooms reminded you of the "Golden Girls" tv sitcom. the rooms were dark, cramped with poor views, furnishing was blocky, space consuming and impractical, no storage space.and the bathrooms although crisply decorated in black and white were so tiny, that you would find it difficult to turn around. Parking was a nightmare. The layout and logistics of the parking lot is not conducive for ease of checking in or those who require assistance. I was informed, that there was no wheel chair ground floor access to the hotel. That perplexed me. Instead gusts would have to negotiate treacherous steep stairs to enter the building. Service to the room was deplorable, waiting up to 4 hours for service requests. An allergen issue came up and it was handled poorly. For the rates they typically charge I would recommend going to their sister property. now those are fabulous and well worth its weight in value

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Memorial Day weekend !

    Your service was a 10. Your staff all were above and beyond amazing. Love to know your recipe for hiring ! We look forward to coming back sometime soon for sure. This time just the wife and I. No teenagers ! Thanks for such a great week.

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    beautiful hotel in great location

    This hotel is beautiful, with the nicest beach. beach bar staff willing to please and the food was excellent. Rooms are nice (bathrooms could be a little bigger). A bit pricy on the parking and the resort fees ---considering the per night stay cost. Would go back again.

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The detail the Don team puts into this hotel blooms for an excellent stay as a guest. A+

    10! Your team is killing it! Everyone is so nice and helpful. Reagan at the front desk was a joy. And we are loving the area and your fine establishment. Room=clean and lovely. Food= A+ F&B service = excellent Front desk = wonderful Engineering = wow! This place is so cool! Thank you again for all you do.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    5 star experience

    Hotel staff friendly and engaged with guests. Room comfortable including crisp soft sheets and pillows. Curtains provide for dark environment if you prefer to sleep in. Shower with suitable water pressure and hot water. Amenities available for your enjoyment. Beach front property doesn’t require a description.

    Jun 01, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319