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“The Don Never Disappoints!”
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The Don CeSar
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

We recently stayed 4 nights at The Don Cesar, celebrating our daughter's college graduation. What a fabulous long weekend we had! Everything was perfect ... the room .. the staff .. the pool .. the beach. We especially enjoyed our breakfasts each morning in the Sea Porch. Our waiter, Jeff, was by far the best ~~ very accommodating and friendly. We asked for him each morning. We also appreciated Sharon, the hostess, who remembered our names each day! We had a couple of great lunches at the Beachcomber Bar right in the pool area ... and we loved the samples they came around with (fresh fruit, smoothies, etc.) Everyone seemed to bend over backwards to make sure we had a most enjoyable, relaxing stay ~~ which we did! We'll be back!!!

Room Tip: While all rooms have an "ocean view," I would ask for a room with a FULL view of the ocean...
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Manager D, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit. Congratulations on your daughters graduation. We love that Jeff and Sharon took such great care of you at the Sea Porch Restaurant. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

My wife and I have been staying at the Don Cesar a couple times a year for a few years and the experience has always been fantastic. It is a great classic hotel with a fantastic pool and beach area. The entire staff including pool, beach, bar etc etc is very helpful, professional and very courteouos. We have never had a bad experience at the Don and we recommend it frequently to everyone going to the area.

Room Tip: Depends on what your are looking for. Only the large suites have balconies so we usually get the pa...
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Manager D, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post. We love that you come down to St. Pete Beach and the Loews Don CeSar a couple of times a year. Can't wait to welcome you back.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

You will never want to leave this place, as a person in the hospitality industry ( I never let on to any staff member what I did for a living) I can say Loews much be an awesome employer.
We were greeted with smiles and good morning/afternoon etc. everyday from each happy employee from room attendants to front door/valet etc. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The pool area and food was fantastic and even with the crowded bar area..it didn't take long to get our orders to enjoy. I recommend the Mango Mojito frozen...yummy..It is nice to chat with the staff about where their home were before coming to the area. How they arrived to the area etc. Lots of shopping and restaurants within a short walk or get the free ride taxi a call and they will take you around the area. The hotel has great history and they say is haunted...but I am sure they are happy, friendly ghost...The only issues I had were with the signal for wi-fi in the room. The charge is $22.00 a day for internet, housekeeping & something else.. But, if you really need to work...most would have their own wi--fi (As I did) to work from....If you there in the warmth of the sun and the turquoise water...who would want to work. The concierge was never at their station. I found this to be frustrating and I even left my card and a note to call me. ( I did not get a return call thought out my stay) However, the bell staff and valets were great to give recommendations on restaurants and attractions.
I will be back for sure..I need to check out Loews HR/training/employee manual..there must be a big perk in there...

Room Tip: The room is not large, but comfortable for three or four people to stay. There is no fridge or micr...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank maryriceoc
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Manager D, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Thank you for the comments, it means alot coming from someone in the hospitality industry. We were thrilled to see you enjoy your recent stay. Hopefully we will see you back in St. Pete Beach again soon.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Stayed at hotel on business trip with the wife. Loews did the best they could updating a 90 year old hotel. Small rooms and bathrooms but nice and clean. No charge for internet which is a nice touch. Hotel is not close to restaurants or shops so you have a long walk or taxi ride. Great beach but the family pool and beach bar are right on top of each other so you better like small kids when you go for a drink.

Room Tip: Call in advance to make sure you have an ocean view and a king bed. It seems that more than average...
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Manager D, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Thank you for sharing these comments about your stay. Glad you liked the renovations. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hotel is gem on the beautiful St. Pete Beach. Staff is friendly and always eager to help. Read up on the history and the gentleman who built this palace for the love of his life, a romantic yet sad story. The beach is so beautiful and the sand is so soft and white, unlike any beach I've ever experienced.

Room Tip: You'll pay a little more, but the upgrade to a gulf view room is worth it
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Manager D, Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2012

It really is a romantic story isn't it. Thank you so much for posting such a positive review on trip advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Additional Information about The Don CeSar

Address: 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: ₹ 16,867 - ₹ 31,268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Don CeSar 4*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," The Don CeSar, facing the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, was built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle. Born in the Great Gatsby era as a playground for the rich and famous, the iconic "Pink Palace" has been revitalized and refreshed within, ensuring a future as rich and storied as its history. Enjoy newly redesigned 277 luxurious rooms including 36 suites, many with spectacular views of the pristine Gulf beaches or Boca Ciega Bay. Relax and indulge at Spa Oceana, featuring over 11,000 square feet of spa facilities, luxurious spa treatments, full service salon, and a stunning rooftop garden overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Don Cesar Beach Hotel
Don Cesar Beach Resort
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