Ratings based on 640 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
90% 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

Real elegance

Posted Apr 18, 2014
A sheer delight to stay at the Don. Timeless elegance, wonderful facilities, and attentive staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ashley from NJ

Classic hotel on beautiful beach

Posted Apr 14, 2014
We spent three days and two nights at the hotel with our children. The hotel has been renovated since my last visit and it is great. The kids love the hotel. The food is great and the beach is beautiful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Shaun from England

Great hotel, great staff!

Posted Apr 13, 2014
Pros: As above.
Cons: Bathroom for a "Luxury King" was a little cramped although the bedroom area was fine.
Location: Great beachside location within easy reach of bars and restaurants nearby.
Whilst only on a short stay over 2 nights we were very impressed by the level and quality of service from the hotel staff, right across the board from reception, valet parking, pool and bar.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Enjoy traveling from PA

Lovely hotel, but...

Posted Apr 13, 2014
Lovely hotel and beach location, but this stay not as pleasant as first stay several yrs. ago prior to Loews take over. Hotel staff including conceirge, wait staff, room service, and bell staff need better training and preparation. Excellent housekeeping and store employees. Star of visit was a doorman named Joshua. Hotel is a classy, historic hotel that, unfortunately, is loosing its class by the need for better staff training and preparation, mandatory daily resort fees, (for some items not desired or used by guests), and the mandatory daily beach chair charges. I really love this hotel, but was very saddened and, frankly, insulted by these mandatory charges and lack of staff knowledge, preparation, and training especially for paying for such an upscale facility. The Don Cesar deserves much better.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jim from Ct

Don Cesar

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Beautiful hotel on beach. Good restaurants, plenty of activities. Have not been on a nicer beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Matthew from Tampa

Its the Don or Vinoy; only one has a beach..

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Pros: I enjoy the sand they bring in.
Cons: More sand being brought in; perhaps a floating destination off the beach, san-pans to nearby restaurants. You can hire me for more marketing/thinktank
Location: Snappers is by far the best place to eat, Silas Dents can sell a good steak, i like GiGi's for a easy eat. BUT the best move is wine/champagne @ sunst
Stayed many times; great weekend 'in town' getaway. Ive never done the spa or visited the gym, i mostly make myself a roadie (from room to poolside) and proceed to spend $100 by the pool. Food/drinks are tasty and servers are prompt, once the liquid motivation is good, dip in the ocean followed by the pool is due. Repeat process through-out day.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by chelsea from orlando, fl

Beautiful property with the best staff

Posted Mar 31, 2014
The only place I will stay when I'm in st pete! Clean and spacious rooms, lots of things to do at the hotel, the staff is so welcoming and helpful. Have been visiting the don Cesar since I was a little girl and I still enjoy staying there everytime.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

nice

Posted Mar 31, 2014
very nice beautiful beach, the weather was seasonal but hotel provided many amenities and a fantastic stay!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ct

Great hotel on beach

Posted Mar 30, 2014
The staff is incredible. They go above and beyond to make your stay the best it can be. Every where you went, a staff member greeted you with a smile.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by james from san diego. california

Beautiful hotel with clean white sandy beaches.

Posted Mar 30, 2014
Pros: Great location and clean
Cons: Not allowing the sister hotel to use the pool area. Not much room for the guests staying at the Don
Location: All water sports
The wedding we had there was amazing. I ordered the snapper as my entree option. It was over cooked.