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Reservations

Directions

The Don CeSar is located in the heart of, well, just about everything. And that means you’re close to all kinds of fun things to do. Although we sit right on St. Pete Beach, we encourage guests to take time and explore the area. We’re just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and only 25 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. Use these maps and directions for convenient travel to St. Pete Beach.

FROM THE WEST, TAMPA / ORLANDO – OPTION 1

  1. Take I-275 South to Exit 17
  2. Head West on Pinellas Bayway (SR 682, toll) approx 4.4 miles.
  3. Hotel entrance is on the left BEFORE the last traffic light.
  4. From the North, Clearwater
  5. Take Gulf Blvd (SR 699) South to 3400 Gulf Blvd

FROM THE WEST, TAMPA / ORLANDO – OPTION 2

  1. Take US 19 South to Pinellas Bayway (SR 682, toll).
  2. Turn right and head West approx 4.4 miles.
  3. Hotel entrance is on the left BEFORE the last traffic light.
  4. From the South, Sarasota / Naples
  5. Take I-275 North to Exit 17
  6. Head West on Pinellas Bayway (SR 682, toll) approx 4.4 miles.
  7. Hotel entrance is on the left BEFORE the last traffic light.
  8. Directions from The Pier in Downtown St. Petersburg
  9. Take 2nd Ave N/NE (.9 miles)
  10. Turn right onto 3rd St N (.3 miles)
  11. Turn slight left onto 5th Ave N and continue to follow 5th Ave N (.3 miles)
  12. Merge onto I-375 W via the ramp on the left (.8 miles)
  13. Merge onto I-275 S via the exit on the left toward Bradenton (4.3 miles)
  14. Merge onto SR-682 W via EXIT 17 toward Pinellas Bayway / St Pete Bch (Portions toll) (4.4 miles)
  15. Turn left onto Gulf Blvd / SR-699 S


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Beach Rides and Rides to the Airport

Just because The Don CeSar is packed with things to do doesn’t mean you won’t want to venture out and explore. Our guests are only minutes from an array of golfing, shopping, museums, and so much more. We’re just 30 minutes from the Tampa International Airport and we’re located right on the beach. For short hops around St. Pete Beach, try the free Beach Ride. The Suncoast Beach trolley is a great way to explore the area. And of course, boat excursions are your ticket to really seeing what the glittering Gulf has to offer.

Airport Transportation

The Don CeSar is located 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport.

Private Sedan, Taxi and Shuttle Service available. Please contact our concierge for pricing and arrangements.

Area Transportation

"Free Beach Ride"

“Free Beach Ride” is 100% free (the drivers work solely for tips). Guests can be picked up at the Don and taken anywhere in the St. Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille, Treasure Island, John’s Pass, Isla Del Sol areas. The carts themselves seat six passengers and are 100% electric, environmentally-friendly with zero emissions. Pick up times are normally 15 minutes or less. Contact our concierge or call 727-776-7553.

Special arrangements can be made for larger, corporate groups.

Suncoast Beach Trolley

If you have more time, hop on the trolley to explore all of the unique beach communities from downtown Clearwater to 75th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Check out the shops on Corey Avenue or enjoy the sights at John's Pass Village. It's the fun, easy, and affordable way to do and see everything you want to on the beach. The Suncoast Beach Trolley runs every 20–30 minutes from approximately 5 AM to 10 PM, Sunday through Thursday including holidays, with service until 12 AM on Friday and Saturday. Look for special trolley bus stop signs located frequently along the route. In addition to the services along Gulf Boulevard, connector routes run between the coast and downtown St. Petersburg. Exact fare is required. The bus and trolley fare is just $2.25 per ride, or ride all day with an Unlimited Daily GO Card for $5.00. Click here for additional information, trolley routes and schedules.

Boating Excursions

Be sure to take in a water experience on the Gulf of Mexico during your stay with us. Several types of excursions are available including Sunset Sails, Dolphin Watching Egmont Key or Shell Key excursions, Private or Public Fishing Charters, Individual Boat Rentals and more. Contact the concierge for assistance in planning your excursions.

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