Great things are happening in the hotel world throughout St. Pete/Clearwater. From new hotels to renovations of timeless landmarks, here’s a rundown of the current projects to get excited about!
1 Cambria Madeira Beach Hotel
This five-story waterfront hotel is conveniently located in the Madeira Beach Marina and just steps from the Gulf. Featuring a rooftop bar – Ember Lounge – boasting panoramic Gulf Coast views, an infinity pool with cabanas, spacious guestrooms and suites and locally curated food and beverage menus, this upscale property offers approachable indulgences that appeal to the modern traveler.
For travelers looking to stay in St. Pete’s edgier, up-and-coming Grand Central District, the Tru by Hilton offers an affordable, but vibrant option close to dining, shopping, breweries and more. The select service hotel is not prototypical and offers a more urban vibe due to its location – just steps from Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field and so much more.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with Choice Hotels’ Ascend Collection to open this dolphin and marine life themed, eco-friendly hotel featuring the inspiring dolphin made famous by the Dolphin Tale movies – Winter! Measures to protect marine life and reduce environmental impact are at the heart of the refurbishment. Guests will not only feel good about the sustainability of their stay, but proceeds from each room night will go directly to CMA to contribute to their non-profit mission.
Boasting apartment-inspired suites featuring full-size kitchens, this new property located near the Tierra Verde Resort Marina is the ideal place to stay and explore what the area has to offer. The options are endless with its close proximity to Fort De Soto Park, St. Pete Beach and downtown St. Pete. Don’t miss out on the rooftop views from Vista at the Top.
This new boutique hotel is Marriott’s first Tribute Portfolio Hotel to open in the destination. Centrally located in Feather Sound between Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa, every room feels like its been waiting for you to arrive at The Karol Hotel. Whether you’re staying the night or just dropping by, you won’t want to miss the rooftop bar overlooking Tampa Bay.
Travelers can choose between two and three-bedroom suites with views of the intracoastal at Fusion Resort. Each suite has been curated to meld modern and traditional elements with more than 1,000 sq. ft. of coastal Florida style. In addition to the stunning pool, 71 boat slips, and complimentary paddle boats, kayaks and bikes, the resort features an on-property rooftop bar, SIPS, and café, VIBES Kitchen.
The Berkeley Beach Club is inspired by all that is Pass-A-Grille and designed to give guests every opportunity to indulge in paradise. Featuring six luxury apartments (available to book on Airbnb) the mindfully-designed spaces offer idyllic views of historic 8th Avenue, Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Pass-A-Grille. Indulge in elevated modern beach cuisine at The Dewey Beach Bar Restaurant & Grill – whether in the dining room or rooftop bar with unparalleled sunset views.
As part of a $15 million renovation to both TradeWinds Island Resorts -- the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort -- $2.2 million was injected into TradeWinds Island Grand Resort to completely overhall the indoor meeting spaces and common areas. The updated spaces were inspired by the resort's ideal seeting on Florida's award-winning gulf coast.