Romantic Hotels and Beach Resorts

Delight in world-class service and luxury at these top romantic hotels and resorts in St. Pete/Clearwater

A view of Don CeSar resort from the aqua-marine green waters of St. Pete Beach.

The Don CeSar is an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel with a rich history dating back to 1928.

Watching the sunset... enjoying a long beach walk together... getting pampered at a world-class spa. Sure, you'll want to do all of these things on your romantic escape. But what you're really looking for first is that grand resort or stylish hotel with the his-and-hers robes, spa-on-site and superb room service. No worries – this list of romantic places to stay in St. Pete/Clearwater will get you started. 


Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Autograph Collection

shaded pink patio with chandeliers and fans couches chairs and plants at the Vinoy Hotel

The newly renovated Vinoy Resort & Golf Club offers plenty of places for lingering and catching up with friends.

For a luxury resort experience right in the heart of the city, there's the wonderful, and recently renovated Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Autograph Collection. Built in the 1920s, the AAA four-diamond Vinoy sports an expansive outdoor pool complete with tranquil waterfalls and views of the marina. But it's also right in the middle of downtown St. Pete, so it's within walking distance of many bars, shops and restaurants, not to mention the Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Pete Pier District. Fun fact: It was named to Historic Hotels of America's list of the Top 25 Most Romantic Hotels in 2024.

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort

A drone shot of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Splendid Seclusion

Stay at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and spend the day relaxing on Sand Key - a barrier island adjacent to Clearwater Beach.

Want the feeling of island getaway privacy with the convenience of being close to the action – plus the pool, beach and fantastic dining? No problem. The Sheraton Sand Key Resort is the perfect place to get away as a couple, but still experience all the activity of one of the best beach towns in America. Spend the day relaxing on Sand Key – a barrier island adjacent to Clearwater Beach. Later, catch the trolley to Clearwater Beach for a cozy meal for two. If you'd rather stay in your hideaway, you can always dine at the resort’s critically acclaimed Rusty’s Bistro.

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The Don CeSar

Two ladies with colorful drinks laughing at the pool of Don CeSar hotel

Pink and Poolside

The legendary Don CeSar (a.k.a. the Pink Palace) has been welcoming visitors for nearly a century.

World-famous, The Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach (Tripadvisor's #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021) offers romance packages complete with Gulf-side accommodations and all the amenities, including fine dining at the elegant Maritana. You'll come to "The Don" for the seaside elegance and gorgeous sunsets, but you'll come back for the historic ambiance and stellar service.

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Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

A water fountain from the garden of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Go for a Stroll

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa's paved garden paths and manicured landscapes invite you on a tranquil walk along the water.

The tranquil, historic Safety Harbor Resort & Spa not only boasts gorgeous views of Tampa Bay, it's also home to an expansive spa facility that provides dozens of services, including massages, facials, herbal wraps and aromatherapy baths. Experience one of the couples spa treatments, relax together in a hammock for two overlooking Serenity Beach, and don't miss the elegant Sunday brunch. Bonus: easy access to the charming, walkable small town of Safety Harbor.

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Sandpearl Resort

A couple enjoying a meal in an indoor setting of Caretta restaurant.

Desirable Dining

For an unforgettable meal with Gulf vistas to match, reserve your table at Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach.

Once you arrive at the Sandpearl Resort, you'll never want to leave. Situated right on the white sands of Clearwater Beach, the No. 1 beach on Tripadvisor's 2019 list of top beaches, this resort has every amenity you'd want in a romantic place to stay. Whether you want to relax on the beach or by the pool, or be more ambitious and go biking, paddleboarding or parasailing together, you can find it here. A romantic dinner on the beachfront at the award-winning Caretta on the Gulf is the perfect way to wrap up your romantic trip.

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Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

A sunset shot from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency Suite Terrace

Cheers to Paradise

Enjoy sunset from the terrace or the pool of Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach.

Setting the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach apart from the others is the island ambiance, right down to the private poolside cabanas. Each climate-controlled cabana comes complete with poolside attendants, curtain enclosures and even a flat-screen TV. Add in poolside spa service, and you and your special someone will be living the island experience you've dreamed of. 

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Hotel Zamora

Overview of rooftop bar at Hotel Zamora at dusk showing people enjoying drinks by the fireplace.

Twilight Bliss

Stunning sunsets and sophisticated sipping await you in St. Pete Beach at Hotel Zamora's rooftop bar.

You'll want to get a little closer at this luxurious, boutique-style hotel perfectly situated in a quiet waterfront area of St. Pete Beach. This charming Mediterranean palace features modern suites, stylish dining and laid-back leisure. Relax side-by-side near the secluded swimming pool and whirlpool spa over looking the marina or take in a romantic sunset from the 360° Rooftop Lounge. No stay at Hotel Zamora is complete without a gourmet meal in the chic Castile Restaurant

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