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The Don CeSar

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The Don CeSar
3400 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

  • What We Love: This classic, historic hotel is iconic on St. Petersburg Beach and continues to re-invent itself in delightful ways. The “pink palace” has recently undergone a refresh of the rooms and continues to bring innovative coastal cuisine to both the restaurant and banqueting experiences.
  • Distance from Airport: 
    TPA | Tampa International Airport - 30 minutes
    PIE | St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport - 30 minutes
  • Guest Rooms: 277
  • Suites: 36
  • Meeting Space: 38,000 sq ft
  • Largest Ballroom: 5,671 sq ft
  • Amenities: Beach, Historic, Sophisticated
  • Awards: 
    2021 #1 Beach in America – St Pete Beach TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards
    2020 People’s Choice for Architecture Winner, Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects
    2020 #1 Best Hotel in St. Pete Beach U.S. News & World Report “Best Hotels 2020”
    2020 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards – Top Resorts in Florida (Ranked #6)
    2020 TripAdvisors Travelers’ Choice Awards- St. Pete Beach ranked #2 Best Beach in the US
    2020 AAA Four Diamond Award for Hotel since 1980
    AAA Best Housekeeping Award 2020
    2020 Southern Living “The South’s Best Awards” Top 10 Best Historic Hotel– (Ranked #6)
    2019 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards – Top Resorts in Florida (Ranked #9)
    2019 ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award
    2019 HSMAI Adrian Awards – Silver Award
    St. Pete Clearwater Bestie Awards
    #1 Best Wedding Venue 2019 & 2018
    #1 Best Hotel 2018
    Historic Hotels Of America Award of Excellence 2015
    National Register for Historic Places since 1974

Dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive views of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and St. Pete Beach in every direction, the fully renovated Don CeSar is the epitome of classic American glamour and sophistication. Having completed a luxurious property enhancement in 2021, the Don beckons new and old generations with its unique architecture, modern art-deco interior design and subtle winks to its storied roots. From its inception in 1928, the hotel has been a mainstay on Florida’s Gulf Coast and the seaside playground for all from the elites of the Jazz Age to today’s distinguished traveler. Whether you’re looking to relax poolside, indulge in a spa treatment, explore luxurious retail boutiques, or find your refuge on the beach, the remodeled and iconic Pink Palace® has it all. Bask in nonstop sunshine and luxury in a place where seven miles of sugar-white shoreline is equally breathtaking from a lounge chair or your private guestroom balcony.

Stephanie Zimerle, Director of National Accounts - The Don CeSar

Stephanie Zimerle
Director of National Accounts

Mobile: 352-275-3001
Work: 727-363-5097
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Sales Regions: Southeast

If Money Were No Object: I would own a vineyard.

Something Surprising About Me: I’ve been an extra in movies and TV shows.