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The Don CeSar

    The Don CeSar
 in St. Pete Beach


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  • Another Nice Visit to the Don CeSar

    by 1Burgen on 2018-05-26 07:10 pm

    We have been here several times although it has been a couple years since our last visit. From the time we arrived until we checked out they make our stay a pleasant experience. During this visit we went tot the spa and it was nice too. They have several restaurants and an ice cream parlor to give you a nice variety. We visited the shops at the hotel and the ladies were very nice. There were a lot of seats at the pool, but they filled up early in the day. The only thing that was strange about our visit was on the Saturday. It was like they opened up the doors and a lot of people from Walmart came in to party. The rooms are not that big since it is an old hotel, but they are nice and comfortable. The beach is great and lots of room there. The staff was very nice and helpful throughout our visit. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Back in Time

    by Birgitte T on 2018-05-26 03:47 pm

    The Don, among friends, Is fantastic.
    We arrived and immediately there were 2 guys who helped us with our suitcases's while we were chekking in.
    Michael who helped us to our room was fantastic, he told us a lot of nice to know and need to know and the hotel history. Thanks.
    The room were nice but the beds were very high and clumpsy. Nice bathroom.
    The Cleaning staff were very nice as every one we met were.
    Do you self a favour and go to the shop area and look at the walls, there are a lot of the hotel history, very nice.
    Lovely pool area with good service.
    We will be back.

  • Spa Oceana

    by Chris C on 2018-05-26 01:31 pm

    The staff is excellent. Very attentive. I had a hot stone massage and a mani/pedi. Fantastic way to destress. I will be going back. I recommend the spa to everyone who enjoys an amazing day away from the stress of daily life.

  • The comfort of the bed may make you miss the beach, don't do it the beach is great!!

    by MJ3850 on 2018-05-21 04:25 pm

    I will start by first saying it has been at least 20 years since I have been to a beach in Fla. I had my memories of walking down the beach, collecting shells and feeling the sand in my toes. The Don CeSar AKA "The Don" did not disappoint and the Fla weather in May helped! When we arrived at The Don we were greeted by Bianca, the Assistant Front Office Manager. When we checked in Bianca was very pleasant, used my first name when speaking with me (which I appreciate not being called Mrs...), confirmed our dates of stay and the room type we reserved. Bianca then proceeded to inform us about The Don, where we could find food, beverages, shops, the history wall, beach, pools, cabana rentals, FREE beach rides to restaurants and bars and the elevators to get to our room on the 7th floor! Once we ditched our stuff in the room we immediately went to the beach rented two chaises and took a seat to enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean. The beach was clean white sand, plenty of shells and sharks teeth for hunting and an amazing sunset. Beach Comber bar had just closed since it is Sea Turtle season the local beach businesses apparently try and turn off as many lights as possible at dusk that may distract the turtles from doing what they do. Since we were told that we could still order food by a staff where you can pick up pool towels, we asked for a menu but were then told about the sea turtles. Chase took care of one of our drinks for our inconvenience. We ended up walking across the path to the Sea Porch restaurant I had the goat cheese fritters and they were fried to a perfect golden brown, my friend had the fish tacos and allowed me a bite and they were just as amazing! Then on up to our room. The room was furnished with two double beds (perfect since it was my best friend and I), I got the one by the window with a view of the bay. The view was limited but I could still see it! There was a good size flat screen TV, a wet bar, plenty of towels and an easy to access safe, plus other creature comforts and beds that made it hard to get up the next day. I have never slept so well in a hotel bed!! When we did finally make it out of bed we headed back down to the beach to check in and get taken to our queen lounge bed that Bianca was kind enough to help us get set up the previous day. Rentals start at 9:00am and we were ready. Although I forgot his name, a nice young man walked us to our assigned area (cabana #4) and got everything set up to our liking. About 11:00am Laura, who works at the bar and has been with The Don for nine years, took our order for lunch and cocktails. It appeared that she waited on everyone with a rental and she did not miss a beat. Laura returned often and asked it needed anything else or just to share a story. Her knowledge of the area was greatly appreciated. The cabana and chair rentals end at 6:00 so after 9 hours on the beach it was time to go back to the room and relax from the day of relaxing and once again the beds made it so easy! Our flight out of TPA was not until later in the day and once again the front desk staff was of great assistance and permitted us to stay until 12:00 which gave us one last long walk down the beach for me to collect shells and my friend to learn about the local bird life from an Audubon volunteer sharing information about the Black Skimmers and their nesting area. Since the trip was over it was time to hit the shops to pick out something that proves we stayed at the "Pink Palace", Sandy was such a great help and even shared with us that she had just received the award she was given at the annual convention, a very classy looking award! I cannot remember what she won it for but my guess would be for her customer service! Thanks so much Bianca, Laura, Chase, Martha, Sandy and the rest of The Don CeSar staff! We had an amazing time and will be back. (I am hoping sooner rather than later)

    Owner Response
    20 years is way to long! We would love to have you back again next year. Thanks so much for making the Don CeSar your location for creating new memories and sharing great moments. Our Pink Palace is lucky to have such a pristine stretch of beach to look after every day. It's the reasonable foot traffic that allows migratory birds and sea turtles to call our beach home every year. We are so happy to hear that your time with us was special, and we truly hope that you will return again soon. Please let us know how we can assist.

    The Don CeSar Team

    GM-TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

  • Excellent staff!

    by nrush on 2018-05-20 06:50 pm

    Every single staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful. Every morning the house keeping said greeted you with a smile and pleasant good morning. One woman in the shop downstairs felt bad my daughter was sick and gave me some candy to help cheer her up.
    We ate at various restaurants and ordered room service, we were impressed by every meal. It was pricey but worth it. Good drinks at the pool bar and the live music was impressive. We very much enjoyed being in the pool and on the beach listening to the music. Pool was very clean and attendants went out of their way to make sure you had everything needed.
    Our room was nice, we could see the ocean from our window. My only complaint was that our room was near the outdoor loading dock so at 5 am we heard the trucks unloading. Not a huge deal but if you are a light sleeper it will wake you.
    My family loved the Don Cesar and enjoyed every minute we were there.

    Owner Response
    Thanks for selecting the Don for creating wonderful memories with your family. Our staff works so hard to provide a genuine interest and hospitality during your stay. We truly appreciate your feedback. Please join us again soon.

    The Don CeSar Team

    GM-TheDonCeSar, General Manager at The Don CeSar, responded to this review

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