The Don CeSar

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2015 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

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Built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle and once a playground for distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the seaside The Don CeSar continues to charm and impress guests today with service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering. Renovated guestrooms, refreshed public spaces, sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, poolside activities, and award-winning dining await visitors who return season after season. Blending European grandeur, seaside elegance, and sweet sunsets with the enchantment of yesteryear, the romantic legend exemplifies the grandness of America’s traditional beach resorts and is the only historic hotel on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Image of Guestroom Interior The Don CeSar, 1928, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Location

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Spend a day exploring Fort De Soto Park, John’s Pass Village, the Chihuly Collection, and the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve from the “Pink Palace.”

Historic Exterior Image of The Don CeSar, 1928, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Discover

Discover

Discover the Mediterranean- and Moorish-style façade of Florida’s Pink Palace, The Don CeSar.

Image of Spa The Don CeSar, 1928, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Explore

Explore

Explore the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, which is housed in the first church in Pass-a-Grille.

Image of Pool The Don CeSar, 1928, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Experience

Experience

Experience a sunset cruise that departs from the historic Merry Pier.

Image of Event Space The Don CeSar, 1928, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Taste

Taste

Taste local, homemade small-batch ice cream at Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor inside The Don CeSar.

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