Ratings based on 776 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel with pools and beach front

Posted Dec 23, 2014
Pros: Loved the beach the pools the food.
Cons: Nothing really I loved the hotel.
Location: It was close to everything.
We had a great time. Loved the food and the proximity to Tampa and St. Petersburg.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Friendly, pleasant staff in beach side hotel.

Posted Dec 17, 2014
Pros: I liked the friendliness of the staff along with the location, right on the beach.
Cons: Definitely the entrance needs improving. After main door there are about 10 steps, quite steep, into the hotel, difficult with children & elderly.
Location: Beach, spa, restaurants, shopping.
We checked in after 2.am with two under 3year olds. The desk clerk was exceptionally friendly and upgraded us to a large suite with a sitting room. He actually gave us a choice of rooms! We found the hotel to be very busy during our stay yet all the staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were on the small side but the suite was wonderful and provided us with ample space with coffee maker and ice available.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 26, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
Thanks for your kind comments! I'm happy that we were able to take care of you and your family - traveling with young children can be very overwhelming! We appreciate you being our guest!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom UK

Splendid hotel

Posted Dec 16, 2014
Pros: As above
Cons: as above
Location: Superb beach-no eating places within walking distance
Staff were brilliantly polite.Only slight drawback is parking.We had a king suite and expected a separate bedroom.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom detroit,mi

Nice white sandy beach front hotel

Posted Nov 25, 2014
Had wonderful time. My 3 yr old daughter had a great time on the beach, by the pool. Nice getaway from the cold and snow weather in Midwest.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 1, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. I'm happy that you and your daughter had a memorable experience and found time to escape the Midwest cold and snow. We hope you'll come see us again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Orlando

Weekend on the Beach

Posted Nov 16, 2014
Pros: Location on the beach, casual elegant, good food. Friendly staff.
Cons: Having Flip-Flops in the room, for to go on the beach.
Location: Take a long walk on the beautiful Golf side beach.
One of the great old classic Florida hotels. Excellent location if you like to be on the beach. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, but small. I am sure that if you book with the hotel directly, you might get a larger room with a view to the Golf. But for one night only, is was ok. Food at their outdoor restaurant was excellent and the atmosphere was just like having lunch directly on the beach. The hotel is located a little far from the very attractive THE PIER area with a lot of restaurants with outdoor seating. I can recommend the Don Ceasar to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
Thank you for the great endorsement! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our classic Florida hotel. Regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boston

Beautiful old style charm.

Posted Nov 15, 2014
Pros: The old style colors and decorations.
Cons: The menu needs a few more family friendly items.
Location: The beach was beautiful and a really nice walk.
Was at hotel for a conference. Service was really good. Room was clean - needs a mattress upgrade though. Bathroom tiny but adequate.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
We appreciate your feedback. I'm glad to hear that your conference went well. We have recently changed out all out mattresses, so come back soon and check one out! Best,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Tampa, FL

Definitely a bit of history

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Pros: Location, history, grounds, decor, beach, pools, food
Cons: Not a great value...you will pay for the experience
Location: Beaches, shops, restaurants
Considering the age and history of this building it was in remarkable shape and we truly enjoyed our stay here. While it is not a particularly great value it is a beautiful hotel and property that was perfect for a wedding weekend on the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 31, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed a perfect and memorable wedding on the beach and that your stay was enjoyable. We hope to have the privilege to welcome you back soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom pa.

Great hotel

Posted Oct 21, 2014
The pink palace built like a rock great feel of history with modern touch ie vintage modern They don't build them like this anymore. , when you are in your room you cannot hear anybody next to you , try that in a new const. Great location on island more of a private feel really nice Restarants the food and service at Maritana grille excellent
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 31, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
Thanks for the great feedback about your stay, You're right, they sure don't build these magnificent buildings like they did back in the 20's! We're delighted that you appreciated how we combine our history with a touch of modern charm! Best,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 19, 2014
Pros: Old world charm
Cons: Nothing!!!!!
Charming!!!!!!!! It was one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 1, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
Thanks for the great comment! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
1 out of 5
Recommended
by frequent visitorfrom Orlando

rapid decline

Posted Sep 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
We drive from Orlando a lot to stay here. this will be our last trip. Rude staff at front desk, rude guy who valeted car. Room not as booked, overall just rapidly declining in service for the price. Go elsewhere. Small rooms. Pool staff excellent. That's about it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 30, 2014 by Jeff, Hotel Management
I'm sorry that your recent stay with us was not up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback.