This Hilton hotel midway between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach offers the chain's well-known luxury without diminishing the mellow charm of the surrounding area. The rooms aren't huge, but most offer stunning views of either the mangrove-lined Intracoastal Waterway or the Gulf of Mexico. Added bonuses in all rooms include a pair of soft robes and, yes, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, a Doubletree hallmark. Mango's, the on-site restaurant and tiki bar, is a draw for visitors as well as locals. On Fridays when it's not chilly out, hula dancers give a family-friendly, sunset performance by tiki light. The hotel is near the Redington Pier.