Loews Don CeSar Hotel
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Recently went to the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete, FL. Had a great time and would highly-recommend the hotel.
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For a "papparazzi" "Date of the Week" XXI, Robin and I snuck into the fine Don CeSar Hotel. It's an eight-story, bright pink, castle-shaped building that attracted many deep-pocketed people who came to our part of Florida for the Super Bowl. Joe Montana, Steven Seagal, and Brittney Spears were all rumored to be staying there, so my date and I took …
Well, here we are, back in the United States for almost 2 weeks now and enjoying every single minute of it. After spending a few days with Sebastien in Ft. Myers and catching up with him and his life, we ended up spending our Floridian time in Tampa and plopped our backpacks at our very good friends's house Keith and Diane who again generously welcomed us into ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Really enjoyed the top-level service and the views from the beach were amazing.
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One night was "All Right!"
I was at the hotel for a weekend meeting, and was pleasantly pleased with the service of the hotel staff as well as the cleanliness of the room and hotel. We ate at the casual resturant for dinner, and although expensive, it was wonderful! Service was great! My room was small but comfortable, and my co-worker lucked out with a mini-suite for the night. Too bad, as I made all the plans....LOL. I cant wait to come back to this beautiful beach resort with my husband for a mini-vacation! BTW- The meeting I attended was very organized, and the business and security staff was helpful and efficient. Well Done!
I almost hate to divulge what a splendid time we had while staying at the Don Cesar for fear we might not get reservations ever again (when everyone discovers what a jewel exists in what is known as the "Pink Palace.") A palace it is indeed! I can't stop thinking about the wonderful luxuries that we experienced during our recent stay in July 2003. Our room was tastefully decorated and appointed with the finest sheets and bedding. It was like slipping into a cloud each night! The service of each hotel employee was beyond my expectations. The food was equally exceptional. Words cannot express the oldworld charm and romance of this hotel. On a scale of 1-10, I would rate the Don a 10+.
We had initially booked a reservation at the Plaza Resort (Motel), and were so disappointed we forfeited our first night's deposit and checked into the Don CeSar, and we were so happy we did. The Don isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. The resort, pools, beach, and restaurants are great, and ALL the staff were great.
Dissapointed with Resort
We stayed at the Don Cesar to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.
We were quite dissapointed with the Resort. Our beds were made late in the day, plastic disposible cups for alcoholic drinks, the woman at the parking lot was so rude we complained, our room was so small it was just crowded with only 3 people, since it was red tide, the entire beach was full of dead fish for the 4 days we stayed there!, they didn't even clean the beach in front of the Resort.I guess I'm so spoiled by the beautiful resorts in Mexico, and the Bahamas, that I was not impressed at all with this resort. I will not stay there again.
I must say, out of all of the family vacations that I have taken, I definatly know which one is my favorite. This was two years ago, when I was 14. My parents and I love going to Florida. Usually we spend all of our time, at Walt Disney World, but this time, we chose for a little R&R. We decided to stay at the Don Cesar. This hotel is definatly my favorite that I have ever stayed at. The hotel is nicknamed "the pink palace" and that is definatly the perfect name for it. At night time, lights cast on the hotel to make a pink tone to it. The rooms are absolutly brilliant and very spacious. There are two pools, which both have a sound system so that you can listen to the music while under water. The staff is extremely friendly. If you choose valet parking, the staff brings your car right up to the front door. The shops down the stairs are also fun to shop at! This hotel takes my breath away every time that I go.
what a wonderful hotel...elegant..rooms were clean and spacious and newly renovated...staff were extremely helpful and courteous....beach is gorgeous and I couldn't believe that the hotel food was actually really good......brunch was fantastic....pools are a bit small and crowded and they need more pool chairs but te beach is right there and it's gorgeous.....elevators are a bit slow and old but what do you expect from a place this old....especially helpful was ron the conciegere....helped me propose with a "message in a bottle"...nice job and thanks a bunch....maritana had great food but way overpriced....area couldn't be nicer...would definitely stay there again
I've always wanted to stay at this beautiful hotel, and finally made it this last spring break. I brought along my family and we booked three gulfview rooms.
Highly recommended and first class. ALL Rooms are presidential suite quality.
A beautiful historic property. Can't wait to go back to this paradise on earth.
There are not enough words to describe how beatiful the Don CeSar and the beach is. The pools are clean and spacious. The Don CeSar looks on to golden sands and crystal clear waters. (the male staff are very attractive esp Mario from the beach houses). The meals at the restraunts are delisious. The list is endless, I dont have a bad word to say about the Don CeSar. It is top class luxury.
Guaranteed to Spoil You
Stunningly beautiful landscaping. Many choices for an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the three restaurants, which are all superb.The staff is very polite and caters to your every need with a smile. I would definately recommend The Don for a wonderful getaway. I look forward to returning myself!!!