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"If you ever go u will know. I had read that it looked it age. Now I am here to tell you it was perfectly. It was beautiful. Food was great. The staff ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 19 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Eckerd College

Beachfront retreat

At this St. Pete Beach hotel, you'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of Eckerd College and 9 miles (15 km) of John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Fort De Soto Park and Tropicana Field.

Full-service spa, spa tub

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this historic hotel. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Families will appreciate the children's club, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 277 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$291* Per night/room Jan 24 - Jan 25

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Luxury)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds (Luxury)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Luxury Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Don CeSar ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Don CeSar

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Family (4)
5 out of 5
If you ever go u will know. I had read that it looked it age. Now I am here to tell you it was perfectly. It was beautiful. Food was great. The staff was always nice and seemed like they never would say no to anything we ask for. The staff gets the biggest thumbs up! My granddaughter though she was a princess. She wants to summer there every year. The beach, oh the beach. Wow.

Posted by , from Okc, ok on Aug 19, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2020 by The Don CeSar Management Team

Steve, thank you for choosing The Don CeSar. We are delighted to read our staff took great care of you and your family and made you feel at home. It is important that all of our guests enjoy a comfortable and carefree stay. Your business is appreciated, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. The Don CeSar Management Team

2 out of 5
Our room was next to front desk office. We were awakened in the wee hours of the morning to staff talking loudly. We asked them to please talk quietly which lasted for 15 minutes. Then it started again. WE CAME FOR A RESTFUL NIGHT! The bathroom sink wouldn’t drain in a timely manner either. Ambiance of General hotel was great. Staff friendly but dining was understaffed. Sat outside by fire pits for 30 minutes and no one waited on us. When we asked for some consideration on price at checkout they gave us $50. Terrible considering the problems!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 30, 2019 by Ed

Thank you for staying with us and providing your comments. We are in the process of enhancing our beautiful resort and a complete redo of our guest rooms is planned. Your remarks concerning the sound proofing in your room will be shared with the design team. We hope that you will consider a return visit in the future. We're sure we'll be able to turn your opinion around.

5 out of 5
Friendly staff. Beautiful sunset. The restaurant service could be improved with time management

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 3, 2019 by Ed

Thank you for staying with us and providing your comments. We're sorry that your stay was not up to your expectations. We are undergoing several enhancement projects to improve our guests experience which will include completely revamped food and beverage options. We hope that you will consider a return visit in the future. We're sure that we will be able to turn your opinion around. Thanks again.

2 out of 5
$22 a day to park terrible, drinks overpriced, not worth the money stayed at nicer hotels on the beach will not be back

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2019 by Ed

Thank you for staying with us. We are currently undergoing several enhancement projects which will include completely redone guest rooms as well as revamped food and beverage options. We know that if you to return again next year that you will be most impressed with the changes.

5 out of 5
Awesome property with plenty of stuff to do. Great staff and wonderful food and drinks. A few more seafood choices, maybe. Get a handle on your bicycle borrowing program. Many were out for repairs, others were not where they should have been. No biking for us.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 8, 2019 by Ed

hank you for staying with us and rating your stay a 5. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will consider staying with us again should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

3 out of 5
it was overpriced! And very expensive for food and drinks! When you pay that much for a hotel room nightly, it should not be that expensive! It seems like it’s too much of a big business! And everyone is trying to make a ton of money and rip off the guest.

Posted by on May 21, 2019

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May 27, 2019 by Ed

Thank you for staying with us and providing your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay overall and hope that you will consider staying with us in the future.

3 out of 5
Beautiful property. Several small issues; room wasn’t ready at check in, got another room right away but it was small, bathroom even smaller. One morning construction going on outside room window. While lots of friendly staff around still noticed tables and seating areas not cleared timely. Had issues with parking lot - people visiting couldn’t get out of parking lot kiosk - tech problems - at least twice.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

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Mar 17, 2019 by Ed

Thank you for staying with us and providing your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay overall at our beautiful resort and hope that you will return again.

5 out of 5

Childhood dream come true!

Pros: The staff, the beauty, the beach, the history.
Cons: I can’t think of anything.
Location: We spent our entire time at the hotel.
From the moment we arrived and saw Warren’s smiling face at the entrance we truly felt welcome. Brooke checked us in and was extremely nice and friendly and made us feel special. Christie at the Sea Porch served us our first night and we were very happy to have met her. The second night she was not our server but she made a point of coming over to us and saying hello. What a nice thing to do! The fact that she remembered us and took the time to talk to us truly made us feel special. Sometimes a childhood dream can be disappointing when it comes true but not the Don Cesar! It was everything I had imagined and more!

Posted by , from GA. on May 20, 2018

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May 21, 2018 by Shay

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so happy you had your dreams fulfilled we look forward to seeing you again!

5 out of 5

Fell in love with St. Petersburg

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Pillows were a bit squishy for me but not a deal breaker.
Location: Location was perfect not right in the middle of all the traffic, but not too far away from it either.
This was my first time in this part of Florida and I don't think we could have picked a nicer hotel. The staff was terrific, the food and drinks were amazing and the beach to die for! We will definitely go back!

Posted by on May 10, 2018

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May 14, 2018 by Ed

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope you do return should your travels bring you back to the Tampa Bay area.

2 out of 5
Small rooms that are overpriced. Everything is a la carte and highly priced with average results

Posted by , from north andover on Oct 10, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 12, 2017 by Courtney L.

I am sorry to learn that your stay with us did not meet your expectations and I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Best, Courtney L. The Don CeSar

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. At The Don CeSar you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This Mediterranean hotel also offers a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star St. Pete Beach hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 277 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 38000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3530 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1928
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) (44.5 km / 27.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Don CeSar offers 277 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 36-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Don CeSar has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Beachcomber Bar & Grill - This restaurant overlooks the pool and specializes in seafood. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Sea Porch Cafe - This café serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Maritana Grille - This restaurant serves dinner only. Open daily.

Uncle Andy's Ice Cream - Onsite theme restaurant. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Spa Oceana has 16 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 16
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

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
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • 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

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not 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
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 42.94 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 14.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 42.94 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 42.94 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 27.12 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33.17 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Hotel Names

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  • Don CeSar Loews Hotel
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.