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Stacey Jun 27th, 2002 05:15 PM

Hotel in St. Pete Beach
My husband and I are going to St. Pete Beach for Labor Day week. I've seen raving reviews for Don Cesar, but that is a little pricey for us. We're looking to spend more like 100-150 per night. I've seen mixed reviews on Tradewinds. We want to stay at a hotel with amenities (pool, restaurant, etc) versus an apartment/condo. We prefer in the "prime" are - Gulf Blvd. and right on the beach. Any other suggestions to try besides Don or Tradewinds?<BR><BR>Thanks in advance for your input.

Duane Jun 27th, 2002 05:57 PM

Hi Stacey. <BR><BR>It's been about 10 years since I was in St Pete Beach, but used to go every summer. Stayed at the Don Cesar one year and remembering it being nice. They had a great Sunday Brunch. It can be pricey but I have seen it listed on maybe you can find a deal.<BR><BR>Otherwise, we always stayed at the Hilton. It has (had) a revolving lounge on the roof that was great for watch the sunset and the storms in the gulf. Also had a nice pool area and bar. One of the nicest things was that it was the closet hotel to the beach.<BR><BR>Like I said, it's been 10 years so I don't even know if it is still a Hilton and/or what kind of shape it is currently in.<BR><BR>Hope this helps.

Duane Jun 27th, 2002 06:07 PM

Actually, after checking, it's now a Holiday Inn so I have no idea what type of shape it is in. But the rates are low ($113).

Alex Jun 29th, 2002 11:43 AM

Stacey<BR>we have stayed many times in the Dolphin Beach hotel in St Pete's Beach. Its right on the beach and if you ask for a beach view room the views are to die for. It has a pool and a restaurant although the food is a bit disappointing. The price range is good.

Postal Jun 29th, 2002 01:32 PM

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