Don CeSar

Long considered the crown jewel of St. Pete Beach, which has repeatedly been named the #1 beach in the U.S. by Tripadvisor, The Don Cesar offers a stay steeped in fascinating history, luxe amenities and breathtaking Gulf views from every direction. This seaside resort truly has it all for families, couples seeking romance, large groups and those who want to vacation with their beloved pets. 

Rich History

Known for its signature blush pink façade, which garnered the landmark’s nickname “The Pink Palace,” The Don opened in the glamorous Gatsby Era of 1920. The property has hosted socialites and celebrities, as well as made cameos on the silver screen. 

Rooms, Suites and Pet-Friendly Accommodations

While still holding on to its storied past, The Don now flaunts a property-wide renovation. Stay in newly refreshed guest rooms and luxury suites decked out in tropical-chic décor like wallcoverings starring coastal birds, as well as bi-level penthouses, which include the three-bedroom Bayside Penthouse, dramatically perched on the hotel’s top two floors. Pets are welcome in designated rooms for a $75 per night fee, with two pets allowed per room. Families or groups desiring more room or interested in an extended stay can choose from 71 all-suite accommodations at the Beach House Suites, located a half mile up the beach.

Water, Water Everywhere

The centerpieces of the hotel are the two Gulf-front pools, where poolside concierges spoil guests and live music adds to the fun-in-the-sun vibes, as well as the award-winning beach, perfect for building sandcastles and soaking up the sun on a lounger.

Award-Winning Spa

Rejuvenate at Spa Oceana, which consistently ranks as one of the best spas in St. Pete/Clearwater, where you’ll slip on a plush robe and slip into instant relaxation with treatments inspired by oceans around the globe. Enjoy amenities such as the whirlpool baths and aroma-infused steam rooms, then hide away on the serene rooftop terrace, which overlooks the Gulf.  

Abundant Dining Options

When it comes to dining, the Don offers something for every taste and occasion. During the day, the brand-new Beacon Pool Bar & Lookout is the place to be for refreshing drinks and poolside bites. In the evenings, climb to the Lookout for incredible views of St. Pete Beach’s famous sunsets. Those golden hour views can also be savored at the Gulf-front Rowe Bar. Uncle Andy’s Market is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream, shakes and candy, as well as gourmet grab-and-go food items, wine and spirits. At the new Society Table, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll dive into Florida Gulf cuisine that can be enjoyed in their indoor or outdoor settings.  

Splurge on a First-Rate Dinner

Those seeking an element of glamour and coastal-inspired cuisine should make a reservation at the AAA 4 Diamond restaurant Maritana. The upscale restaurant highlights dishes made with ingredients sourced from regional farms and fishermen and shines with its extensive wine list. Begin or end the evening at The Lobby Bar, which recalls the glitzy 1920s and where skilled bartenders shake up creative cocktails and lounge music wafts through the air. 

accessible features

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Beach wheelchair available
  • Pool lift
  • Roll-in showers
  • TTY
  • Wheelchair lift or ramp
  • Wheelchair-friendly inside walkways
  • Zero-step entry available

activities offered on site

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayak Rental

beach within 1mi of beachfront

  • St. Pete Beach


  • Florida Green Lodging
  • TAG Approved


  • Florida Resident Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount

general information

  • Family-friendly
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Paid parking on-site
  • Pets on leash allowed
  • Room Total 277
  • WiFi available

in room amenities

  • Balcony Available
  • Linens/Towels
  • Whirlpool Tub


  • Beach Access
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

on site facilities services

  • Currency Exchange
  • Exercise/Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • On-Site Spa & Spa Services
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Watersport/Beach Gear Rental

property details

  • Number of Suites/Condos 36
  • Number of Units 241

vacation rentals

  • Monthly Availability
  • Weekly Availability

standard amenities

  • Number of Rooms: 13
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 22000
  • Largest Room: 5671
  • Sleeping Rooms: 277
Room Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Banquet Reception Conference
Ballroom Arcade 1,650 200
Beach Pavilion West 1,550 125 100 60
Board Room 1 405
Board Room 2 455 30 24 24 18
Board Room 3 510 30 24 24 18
Buena Vista 1,500 90 64 70 42
Del Prado Hall 2,120 150 110 120 72
Fitzgerald Room 483 40 20 30 18
Frances Room 323 24 15 16 12
Gatsby 1,500 60 24 50
Grand Ballroom 5,671 500 300 300
Harold Room 323 24 15 16 12
King Charles Ballroom 3,450 350 170 240 144
North Terrace 2,500 150 100 150 90
North Terrace Veranda 2,652 100 60
Parker Room 323 24 15 16 12
South Terrace 2,500 150 100 150 90
South Terrace Veranda 2,652 100 60
Sunsets' Pavilion 1,344 125 100 90
Veranda 1,080 124

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