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St Pete Beach Hotel - The Top St Pete Beach Hotel Choices - The Don Cesar, A Lowes Hotel

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St Pete Beach is small beach community on the Intracoastal Waterway off the shore of St. Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg is the seat of Pinellas County, situated on the Florida peninsula that forms Tampa Bay. Although St. Petersburg has a population 245,314, its beach town counterpart has about 10,000 full-time residents, most of which live in the condos that line the beach. Like all of the beaches of Tampa Bay’s Gulf Coast, the sands are sugar white and are some of the most beautiful in the world. Tourists the world over flock one of the many St Pete Beach hotel choices to enjoy the warm Gulf waters and the sunny weather.

Generally, the St Pete Beach hotel situation is very casual, and very few receive consumer ratings above 3.5 out of 5 stars. There are however a few gems that will have you coming back year after year for more. Here are the top three St Beach hotel choices, according to consumer reviews:

The Don Cesar, A Lowes Hotel

3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: 727-360-1881

The Don Cesar is the most visited St. Pete Beach hotel. As the only AAA 4-diamond hotel in the town, it is also the most luxurious. Amenities of the hotel include 2 beachfront pools, Spa Oceana spa and salon, 24-hour fitness center, Garden level shops, and concierge service. In addition, the hotel features 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space with two ballrooms that can accommodate up to 650 guests. Guest dining is provided by The Maritana Grille, serving a fusion of Mediterranean and Floridian cuisine with a selection of world-renowned wines. Both guest rooms and suites are available with the common amenities of 300-thread-count sheets, “Ultimate Doeskin” robes, large work desks, and comfortable furniture. Nightly rates start at $249.

Grand Plaza Hotel Beachfront Resort and Conference Center

5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: 727-360-1811
Toll-free: 800-448-0901

The Grand Plaza St. Pete Beach hotel is a surprising mix of luxury and affordability. It is located directly on the beach and is perfect for business travel, leisure travel, or special events. This hotel is both the tallest and closest on the beach, but still has the feel of an intimate boutique hotel. The hotel features two grand rooms, three boardrooms, and two imperial ballrooms, the biggest of which seats 350, for meetings and events. Guest dining is provided three restaurants: Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro, The Palm Room & Restaurant, and Bongos on the beach. Guest rooms and suites offer wireless internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, and private balconies. Nightly rates start at $109 when reserved online.

Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort

4506 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: 800-257-8998

This St. Pete beach hotel is both the highest rated and most affordable. It is small and very casual. The Plaza Beach Hotel is perfect for families or anyone who just wants to enjoy the beach without paying an arm and a leg. It features an outdoor pool overlooking the beach, shuffleboard, mini-golf, a human-size chess set, BBQ area, and beach cabanas. Room choices include the Deluxe Efficiency Suite with 1 king, 1 king/1 sleeper-sofa, or queens/1 sleeper-sofa; the Superior Gulf View Suite; The Gulf Front Suite with balcony; and the Deluxe one-bedroom suite. Nightly rates start at $100.

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