With perfect weather, white sand, clear water, and scrumptious restaurants, St. Pete Beach is a perfect spot for travelers looking for a mellow beach vacation. Sun-soak during the day (don’t forget sunscreen!) and experience the plethora of bars at night. Plus, the freediving and scuba diving is worth the visit alone for those who prefer to see something unique during their time. Check out these five boutique hotels that are a perfect spot to use as your home base while in St. Pete Beach.
Sirata Beach Resort
You won’t have to even leave Sirata Beach Resort, thanks to its five spacious buildings, three beachfront swimming pools, bars, and beachside fire pit. Grab a beverage and jump in one of the property’s hammocks to swing the day away. And if you are one of the more spontaneous types, keen to venture outside of the property, check out Legoland Florida Resort, John’s Pass Village, or the historic shopping area. For the best views, request a room on the sixth floor to spot the sea.
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Affectionately known as Florida’s “Pink Palace,” Loews Don CeSar Hotel was built in the 1920s and inspired by castles in the Mediterranean. Think of it as a place Gatsby would’ve stayed. Luxurious and right on the beach, you’ll be surprised at how quickly time goes when you’re simply migrating from the lounge chair to the seaside pool to the sugar-sand beach. If that’s not relaxing enough, head to Spa Oceana for some pampering and relaxing on the rooftop cabana.
Beach House Suites by Loews Don CeSar
If you like a more private and spacious accommodation that typical hotels have to offer, reserve a spot at the Beach House Suites by Loews Don CeSar. With full kitchens, washing machines, and an on-site grocery store, this property will give you a beachside home away from home. Visitors frequently cite the friendly staff as being the number one reason they continue to come back to the beach suites. Though the massive pool and proximity to the shoreline are probably good reasons, too.
Guy Harvey Outpost
With indoor bars, outdoor bars, live entertainment, and a 33,500-gallon aquarium, you know Guy Harvey Outpost resort is serious about making guests happy. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and explore the blue Florida coast outside of the resort. Adults can remain splash-free in the adult-only swimming pool, while the children play in the other. This resort is perfect for families or groups of friends in search of some serious sun time.
Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel
One of the most romantic resorts in St. Pete Beach, the Grand Plaza Beachfront offers rooms with private balconies that overlook the sea and the city. Adventurous visitors can rent jet skis, go parasailing, or try their hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Sweethearts can book a dinner at Spinners, the revolving restaurant. For a livelier scene, once the sun sets, head down to the beach to Bongos Bar, where lovebirds can dance with their shoes kicked off.