The Don Cesar

For almost a century, the Pink Palace has served as the setting for legendary gatherings, unforgettable weddings and world-class meetings, welcoming dignitaries, luminaries and famous figures with unparalleled service and attention to detail. From stylish interiors to stunning natural backdrops, they offer more than 38,000 square feet of wedding and event spaces and an experienced team of planners who can set the stage for any occasion.


Your guests can choose to stay at the Don CeSar, a full-service resort with all the charm and glamour of a landmark hotel or opt for the expanded living spaces at the Beach House Suites by Don CeSar, located just half a mile down the white sand beach. Both locations offer panoramic views of the St. Pete Beach and access to award-winning dining, shopping, spa and wellness services. 

The Don Cesar, also known as the Pink Palace, is a historic hotel located on St. Pete Beach, Florida. It was built in 1928 by Thomas Rowe, a real estate developer and visionary, as a luxury hotel for wealthy travelers. The hotel was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style and its exterior is adorned with pink stucco, giving it the nickname of the Pink Palace.

The Don Cesar was a popular destination for celebrities and politicians in the 1930s and 1940s, and it was often referred to as the "American Versailles." Some notable guests included Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Capone, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In the 1970s, the hotel fell into disrepair. It was later purchased and renovated by a group of investors in the 1980s, and it returned to its former glory as a luxury hotel. Today, it is a popular destination for travelers and is known for its iconic pink exterior, luxurious amenities, and rich history.

The Don Cesar hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida offers a variety of dining options for guests and visitors.

The Maritana Grille is a fine dining restaurant located in the hotel that serves a variety of seafood, steak, and other dishes. The restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and boasts a stunning outdoor terrace with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sea Porch Café is a more casual dining option located in the hotel's lobby. It serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items, including sandwiches, salads, and smoothies.

The Don Cesar also has a poolside bar and grill called The Spotted Donkey Cantina, which serves Mexican-inspired cuisine and tropical cocktails.

Additionally, the hotel offers in-room dining options for guests who prefer to dine in the privacy of their own rooms.

The guest rooms at The Don Cesar are luxurious and spacious, with a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each room is decorated with stylish furnishings and features a private balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico or the surrounding area.

Some of the amenities offered in the guest rooms at The Don Cesar include:

  • Comfortable beds with plush linens and pillows
  • Flat screen TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges and coffee makers
  • Private bathrooms with showers and tubs
  • Hairdryers, bathrobes, and slippers
  • In-room safes

Ironing boards and irons

The hotel also offers a variety of room types to suit different needs, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, and beachfront rooms. All guest rooms offer access to the hotel's amenities, including the outdoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurants and bars.

Weddings at The Don Cesar are typically held in the grand ballroom or on the beachfront lawn, both of which offer stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel offers a variety of wedding packages to suit different budgets and preferences, including options for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

The Don Cesar's team of wedding professionals is dedicated to helping couples plan and execute their dream wedding, from start to finish. They offer assistance with everything from selecting vendors and designing menus to coordinating transportation and accommodations for guests.

The Don Cesar also offers a range of amenities and services for couples and their guests, including a spa, fitness center, and multiple dining options. The hotel's luxury guest rooms and suites are perfect for hosting out-of-town guests, and the hotel's stunning grounds provide ample opportunities for breathtaking wedding photographs.

Overall, weddings at The Don Cesar are elegant, sophisticated, and completely unforgettable.

3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach 33706