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“Enjoying a Classic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loews Don CeSar Hotel

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Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Atlanta, GA
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Enjoying a Classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Don is unique with lots of character. The beachfront property was so convenient with young children, and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. The beach here is gorgeous and nice pool to enjoy.

The food at the restaurant was very good, but there are many casual seafood joints nearby. The restaurants and gelato in beautiful downtown St. Pete were also excellent.

Our family hopes to return again very soon!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager D, Manager at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thank you for your nice review of the Loews Don CeSar Hotel! We are happy to hear that our friendly-staff and great location made for a fun, family trip!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

just completed our first stay at the Don. Awesome pools, beach, food. Rooms are gorgeous. Our view of the beach was spectacular. Everyone was friendly. Great customer service! High end, but you get what you pay for. Five stars all the way!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager D, Manager at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thank you for your great comments about our hotel and friendly team members. We hope to see you back on St. Pete Beach very soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Don is a historical hotel and great place to stay. Every person working with the hotel went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They were courteous and seemed to genuinely like working there. The room was nicely appointed,very clean, quiet and tranquil. It may be the first place that I have not had to call and request additional towels. The pool and beach areas were well maintained and beautiful. There were plenty of beach cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas available. The beautiful white sandy beach was inviting and perfectly groomed each morning. There were sea doos and other water rental equipment right on the premises. My husband and I were with a large corporate group and all of the buffet meals were very good. They had quite an assortment of food that satisfied even the pickiest eaters. Room service was punctual and the food was very good too. The spa was a nice way to rejuvenate also.
This is the first Loew'w we have stayed at and were very pleased.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager D, Manager at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit. Our staff is our secret weapon and along with the perfect location and top-notch amenities, we are able to offer guests like you an ideal hotel when visiting St. Pete Beach. We hope to welcome you back in the very near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

If you love beautiful hotels, or historic hotels, or architectural hotels, this hotel is for you. I have always wanted to visit this particular hotel, and now have done so. It is a beautiful, historic and architecturally interesting hotel. Sitting on a prime piece of St. Pete Beach, at that.

Pink. You will find it! ;)

We parked in their lot, and you have 45 minutes to park, for free. After that, it is $10 during the week, $15 on weekend and holidays. The lot was full and parking can be tight. You can purchase food or drink or goods in one of their shops and get your parking ticket validated for certain lengths of time. You can also just walk into the hotel from the beach, or take the beach shuttle to the hotel.

The hotel is just lovely; I loved the decor. Refined, yet simple? Very upscale. The pools were lovely and very popular, a bit on the small side, but there are two pools. The shops were expensive, but they did have some good deals on many items. Public bathrooms very clean and fancy! Chatted with a couple of shop workers, friendly but reserved. We toured the grounds, lovely. We visited Uncle Andy's Ice Cream in the lower level and the ice cream was excellent. So, a quick whirlwind tour of an hour or so and we still got the free parking!

Highly recommend a visit, if only for an hour or so. I'd love to have dinner here another day.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tymetraveler222
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Manager D, Manager at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
We were thrilled to see you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to post, we really appreciate it and hope to welcome you back as a guest in the very near future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The rooms are all very nice they seem to be a good size the pool area and beach are great. The food is very good. The hotel is smart yet relaxedand the staff super nice. They have a great ice cream store that the kids loved. The kids club was also great our 4 year old loved it. We always look forward to going back.

Room Tip: The suites are a good size. You can sleep two kids in the living room
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank philip v
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Manager D, Manager at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2012
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It sounds like your child was able to take advantage of Camp CeSar and loved it. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests are enjoying the ammenities that we offer. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Property: Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Address: 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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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
#6 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price range (per night): $328 - $695
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Don CeSar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 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
Don Cesar Hotel Florida
Don Cesar Florida
Hotel Don Cesar Beach
Don Cesar Resort
Loews Don CeSar Hotel St. Pete Beach, Florida

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