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By a verified traveler on Fri 11 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center

Beachside getaway

At this St. Pete Beach hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center and 3 miles (5 km) of Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Eckerd College and John's Pass Village & Boardwalk are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Private beach, outdoor pool

This smoke-free hotel features a private beach, a nightclub, and 3 restaurants. Enjoy the outdoor pool and unwind at the bar/lounge and poolside bar.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 156 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$249* Per night/room May 30 - May 31

Classic Room (2 King Beds)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Boca Ciega Bay view)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bellwether Beach Resort ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bellwether Beach Resort

Everyone (2) Couples (5) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The property was very nice and front desk staff was very friendly. I think when advertising food and beverage service at the beach and pool it should be done. We had a not so friendly encounter upon arriving to the beach for a Cabana the first day, but after the gentleman working hard were very nice. Not once were we asked if we needed anything. I also understand with Covid there is no daily housekeeping, but towels and trash removal should’ve been offered instead of having to ask.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 22, 2022 by General Manager

Molly, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We appreciate your compliments about where we are excelling, as well as your feedback regarding areas where we could improve our service. We apologize for anything other than an exceptional experience, and we hope you will come back for a much-improved visit. Thank you again for being our guest.

5 out of 5
I am so happy that this property was refreshed and saved. It is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous setting. The staff has an excellent attitude and should be proud. Unfortunately, the staff was limited due to the fact that many no longer want to work. We had the best meal of our vacation in Spinners. It was expensive but worth it for the quality and beauty. I wish them many years of success!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2022 by General Manager

Elizabeth, thank you for your 5-star review! I am ecstatic to hear that you were pleased with our newest renovations, excellent staff members and delicious food. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another stellar visit!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 5, 2022

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5 out of 5
Beautiful room and friendly staff.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 15, 2022 by General Manager

James, Thank you for staying with us at The Bellwether Beach Resort. We are so happy to hear our staff provided you wonderful service. We look forward to hosting you again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 7, 2021

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4 out of 5
Property needed some upgrades to meet a 5 star. Lobby area was nice, elevator looked like a service elevator. Doors to rooms and frames looked very outdated however it looks like many upgrades were completed. Hard to make an old building new.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2021 by General Manager

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share that your stay at Bellwether Beach. We are pleased you enjoyed our lobby area. We are continually striving to improve our guest experience, and we appreciate you sharing your feedback. We hope to have another chance to welcome you on a future visit.

3 out of 5
Wet miss lead to how much construction was still going on resort really shouldn’t have been open yet and who wants to walk 10 blocks to use a sister resorts pool very disappointed staff was all very kind and very apologetic but they should have had too and FYI resort management just put a microwave in the rooms you should have to ask for one in a suite

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2021 by General Manager

We are so glad your travels brought you to Bellwether Beach Resort. We are glad to read our staff was kind to you during your stay. Thank you for your feedback, our renovations are taking a little longer than we expected but cannot wait for them to be completed so our guests can enjoy the full Bellwether experience. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next visit.

1 out of 5
The property was under construction. They had no pool available had to clean our room and bring our own trash down and get our own toilet paper the restaurant was closed and had no parking for 2 days because of contractors highly disappointed. You could use their other property pool if you wanted to walk 10 blocks, I booked this location for the above amenities and ratings

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2021 by General Manager

Thanks for sharing your candid thoughts on your stay with us. We want every guest to know their importance and experience a seamless and relaxing stay. We will be using your feedback as we continually strive to improve. We would love to discuss your stay with you directly, when you have moment please email our Front Office Manager, Hannah at with your reservation information and this review. We truly appreciate you choosing us for your visit, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the superior experience you deserve.

About the Bellwether Beach Resort

Location 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Property Features

A private beach is featured. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 9000 square feet (836 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, a nightclub, and a terrace are also featured at Bellwether Beach Resort. This 4-star St. Pete Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 156 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 9000 sq ft of conference space
  • 836 sq m of conference space
  • Nightclub
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Bellwether Beach Resort offers 156 accommodations with DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This St. Pete Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Bellwether Beach Resort has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.85 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.