The Don CeSar


Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, a half hour from Tampa, The Don CeSar Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a popular seaside retreat for guests to play in the sea, sand and spa. Affectionately coined the Pink Palace for its brilliant pink exterior and Mediterranean castle-type setting, complete with regal, Moorish bell and clock towers, imperial turrets and Palladian windows, the AAA Four-Diamond hotel fosters an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. Its Spa Oceana offers an extensive range of signature treatments, and the rooftop garden is a serene spot to relax before or after treatments. There is ample meeting space, beach access, a menu of dining options and kid-friendly features on-site, and fishing, golf and tennis are just minutes away.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Spa Oceana is a reflection of its seaside setting, with colorful tile mosaics of coy fish and tidal waves and seashell decor. The 11,000-square-foot spa has 16 treatment rooms with sliding glass doors that open to sea views; additional amenities include a full salon, steam room and private suite area for groups, bridal parties and family functions. Guests can unwind next to the fire pit on the spa's rooftop garden, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, or indulge in luxurious body wraps and scrubs, rejuvenating facial and hydrotherapy treatments and relaxing massage services. AromaTouch is the signature treatment, and guests can try rituals like the Spice Island Massage, which incorporates a blend of exotic spices and uses a pink granite gem to massage the skin.

Spa pricing






The Don CeSar Rooms & Dining

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel’s 24-hour fitness center comes complete with Life Fitness equipment and personal trainers, and a studio is available for body toning and stretching. Workout classes such as Zumba, yoga (held thrice weekly) and aqua aerobics are also available. More than seven miles of beachfront give guests the opportunity to splash, parasail, paddleboard and kayak in the Gulf of Mexico or sunbathe and play volleyball on its shores. The kid-friendly Camp CeSar offers a range of activities for those ages 4 through 12, from everything from beach crafts to seashell hunts. In addition, St. Petersburg offers a variety of museums and shops, and thrill seekers can plan day trips to area attractions, such as Tampa's Busch Gardens.


  • Amenities

  • Changing/Locker Rooms

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Meeting Facilities

  • Retail Shop

  • Robes Provided

  • Slippers Provided

  • Facilities

  • Changing/Locker Rooms

  • Creche/Child Care

  • Hair and Beauty

  • Pool-Outdoor

  • Retail Shop

  • Showers

  • Spa

  • Steam Room

  • Toiletries Available

  • Wedding/Event Space

The Don CeSar Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Dining

There are 277 guest rooms, including 36 suites and two penthouses, all of which offer stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or Boca Ciega Bay. Room interiors are inspired by European-style decor, with pastel-print upholstered furnishings and Carrara marble. The two-story penthouses have spacious terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the water views. Rooms come complete with 24-hour room service, wireless Internet service and 300-thread-count linens.

The Maritana Grille, the hotel’s AAA Four-Diamond fine dining restaurant, serves contemporary American cuisine in a unique seaside setting. More than 1,500 gallons of saltwater aquariums filled with vibrant-colored fish encase the restaurant, and guests can reserve a seat at the chef's table. The beachfront Sea Porch Restaurant and the poolside Beachcomber Bar & Grill offer light fare. Sunsets, a sports bar/grill, is a popular spot to socialize, with pool tables, big-screen TVs and weekend entertainment. Kosher, vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated.


  • Food Options

  • Kosher

  • Organic

  • Serves Alcohol

  • Vegan

  • Vegetarian