New Hotels and Fresh Renovations
Exciting things are happening on the hotel scene in St. Pete/Clearwater.
From new hotels to renovations of local landmarks, here’s a rundown of great places to stay.
Cambria Madeira Beach Hotel
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 guest rooms and suites, and locally curated food and beverage menus, this upscale property offers approachable indulgences that appeal to the modern traveler.
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.
Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club
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.
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.
The Saint Hotel
Oozing with impeccable style inside and out, The Saint Hotel recently opened its doors in 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.
The Bellwether Beach Resort
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.
The Exchange Hotel
This boutique hotel situated within walking distance to downtown St. Pete offers a sleek, modern vibe in the city’s historic district. The Exchange Hotel features a cocktail bar, 24-hour fitness center and bright rooms decorated in soothing nautical blues and greens.
Courtyard Clearwater Beach Marina
This Marriott property’s location is hard to beat: The Courtyard Clearwater Beach Marina is located right on the bay, steps from sun-drenched beaches and a short walk from iconic Pier 60. Start the day with coffee and breakfast in the Bistro and end it with cocktails and stunning sunset views.
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
Stroll along the beach, enjoy an unforgettable sunset or lounge in a hammock by the pool. All of these luxuries are available at Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach. The hotel, with recently updated rooms that include patios, is about 20 minutes from downtown St. Pete. It has a lively tiki bar onsite and is within walking distance of nearby restaurants.
AC Hotel by Marriott Clearwater Beach
On Clearwater Beach south of Pier 60, the brand-new AC Hotel Clearwater Beach is a modern hotel with a streamlined European aesthetic and Mediterranean touches. Be mesmerized by water views from your room, connect over Spanish-style tapas and sharable plates in the AC Lounge and then head to the Soiree rooftop bar to cap off your evening with cocktails and stunning sunset views over the Gulf.
The Hiatus Club is an upscale boutique hotel coming soon to Clearwater Beach, offering a unique coastal bungalow experience in a prime, beachfront location, making it the ideal destination to escape the demands of modern life. Unwind in charming bungalow guest rooms or indulge in luxurious custom suites, then kick back and relax with fresh dining options and specialty cocktails in the chic, open-air rooftop lounge, boasting stunning, panoramic sunset views over Clearwater Beach.
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