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From hotels with history to accommodations right on the beach, St. Petersburg boasts a plethora of appealing places to stay. We'll help you narrow down your options with our top picks for St. Petersburg hotels:
1. Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club. This historic hotel in downtown St. Petersburg — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — was built in the 1920s and features Mediterranean Revival architecture. It’s been made state-of-the-art with high-speed Internet connections, elegant guestrooms and a private marina.
2. Loews Don CeSar Hotel. The “Pink Palace” on St. Pete Beach, with a wide expanse of white sand, was also built in the 1920s in the style of a Mediterranean castle. Its Spa Oceana features 11,000 square feet of spa activities, including a rooftop garden overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re looking for a quiet seaside experience, this is the place to be.
3. Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. Directly across from Clearwater Beach, this is the only waterfront Hyatt located on the West Coast of Florida. Every guestroom is a suite with a private balcony boasting water views. For the ultimate relaxation, chill out in a poolside cabana equipped with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV.
4. Sandpearl Resort. Further north, standing proudly on Clearwater Beach, is the LEED-certified Sandpearl Resort. Also on a wide stretch of beach, the Sandpearl is the best of both beach worlds — right in the thick of the activity of Clearwater Beach but, at the same time, its own relaxing sanctuary.
5. Innisbrook. Ready to tee off? Make reservations at Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort. The hotel’s grounds are absolutely unlike what you’d expect to find on Florida’s West Coast: rolling hills, 900 wooded acres and 70 acres of lakes. What’s more, the Gulf of Mexico is at the edge of the resort’s property to the west, providing a unique Florida experience. The Palm Harbor hotel is about 30 miles north of St. Petersburg, but it’s worth it for golfers.