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 6419 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    View, pools and remodeled suite were heavenly !

    Enjoyed an upgrade to a Beautiful remodeled suite with balcony and view of the bay. Loved the beach, pools and everything about this hotel. Sat under a beach umbrella and had a great lunch. This was my second visit to the Don.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our favorite for 20 years!

    We LOVE the Don!!!! We have been going here for 20 years now. The staff here is AMAZING!!! Katie and Jackie, Zach, Steven, Cole, Shimmy, alllll or them are awesome! This place is an absolute must if in the area!! Plan on spending a lot of time poolside and being treated like royalty by these awesome people!!!

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Don is the Best!

    We have visited this resort annually for over 15 years. They continue to make improvements that make it one of my favorite beach resorts. Very friendly staff, fun bars, fire pits by the water, heated pools, and a great beach make it a relaxing place to stay.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent getaway

    Comfortable beds. Small bathrooms. But room is well appointed. Love the fitness centre and the classes offered. Also love the bikes for ride around the area. Pool area is relaxing and the beautiful beach even more so. Walk in either direction and enjoy! Staff very friendly throughout the resort, especially Justin. Great getaway for afew days.

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kathy & Bob W. from Minneapolis

    First-rate accommodations and wonderfully helpful staff. Other guests we met were delightful. Beautiful, active area with many nearby touring, shopping, dining destinations. Recommending this experience to friends now. We will return undoubtedly.

    Jan 28, 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