New Hotels and Fresh Renovations

Great things are happening in the hotel world throughout St. Pete/Clearwater.

From new hotels to renovations of local landmarks, here’s a rundown of great places to stay.


Cambria Madeira Beach Hotel

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This five-story waterfront hotel is conveniently located in the Madeira Beach Marina, just steps from the Gulf. Featuring a rooftop bar – Ember Lounge –  boasting panoramic Gulf 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. 

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Tru by Hilton Downtown St. Pete

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You'll be steps away from the shopping, dining and nightlife of St. Pete's exciting Grand Central District when you stay at Tru by Hilton Downtown St. Pete.

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.

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Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club

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One of the most family-friendly resorts in St. Pete/Clearwater, Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club strives for sustainability while inviting the kids to explore the wonders of local sea life.

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.

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Residence Inn Tierra Verde

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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

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The Karol Hotel

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Centrally located in the Feather Sound area, The Karol Hotel is brimming with boutique charm, and the rooftop bar is a must.

This new boutique hotel is Marriott’s first Tribute Portfolio Hotel to open in the destination, and it's 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. 

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Fusion Resort

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Your poolside relaxation session comes with a side of style at waterfront Fusion Resort in Treasure Island.

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 square feet 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 a café called VIBES Kitchen. 

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The Berkeley Beach Club

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, 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 Beach. 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.  

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TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

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TradeWinds Island Grand and its sister property, RumFish, offer the full resort experience right on St. Pete Beach, TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in America in 2021.

As part of a $15 million renovation to both TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort – $2.2 million was invested into TradeWinds Island Grand Resort to completely overhaul the indoor meeting spaces and common areas. The updated spaces were inspired by the resort's ideal setting on Florida's award-winning Gulf coast. 

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The Saint Hotel

Palm trees and hot pink umbrellas surround the pool at the Saint, a boutique hotel in St. Pete Beach.

The Saint is a stylish boutique hotel in St. Pete Beach that'll make all your Insta followers envious.

Oozing with impeccable style inside and out, The Saint Hotel recently opened its doors in northern St. Pete Beach a short walk from Upham Beach. The chic hotel pairs a bold modern look with a thoughtful vintage flair, which you'll see throughout the property, from the modern art-adorned suites to the pink umbrella-festooned pool deck to the tiki-forward cocktail lounge.

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The Bellwether Beach Resort

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Head on up to Level 11, the rooftop bar at St. Pete Beach's Bellwether Beach Resort, for martinis served up with sweeping views of America's No. 1 Beach and beyond.

The circular building that houses the Bellwether has long been a St. Pete Beach landmark (same goes for Spinners, the revolving rooftop restaurant on the 12th floor). A new name and extensive renovations have given this beloved beachfront hotel a gorgeous refresh. Great amenities abound here, including a beach bar, a pool and beach cabanas, as do the million-dollar views you'll find at this signature resort.

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