Hotels on St Pete Beach
Most of the hotels on St Pete Beach are lined up along the beachfront, so you can literally walk right out onto
the beach from your hotel. And you can easily walk on the beach all the way to Upham Beach on the north end of
the island, or all the way down to Pass-a-Grille on the south end.
The flagship hotels on St Pete Beach are the TradeWinds Island Resorts, the Sirata, Alden Beach Resort, the
Grande Plaza, and the Don Cesar. Tradewinds, the Sirata, and Alden Beach Resort tend to be more
moderately priced. The Grande Plaza and the Don Cesar are more upscale and are priced accordingly. Other hotels to
consider are the Post Card Inn and the Dolphin Beach Resort.
Tradewinds Island Resorts is actually two beach front resorts: Tradewinds Island Grand,
which has a beach playground with family-friendly activities and watersports, and Guy Harvey Outpost, a
TradeWinds Beach Resort, which has "toes-in-the-sand" beach bars, dining by a 33,500 gallon aquarium, campfire
s'mores and more. Tradewinds, it is worth noting, has pet-friendly suites and a leash-free play
area. Be sure to check the PET POLICY before you come for certificate requirements and details. Pets
are not allowed out on the beach, but Fort Desoto Park nearby has a doggy beach where your dog can
The Sirata is a family-owned full service beach resort with conference and meeting facilities. It is a popular
place for beach weddings and is located near the Tradewinds resorts.
The Alden Beach Resort is located next to the Tradewinds and is a low to moderately priced beach resort. You
can't go wrong with any of these three hotels on St Pete Beach.
The Grand Plaza Beach Resort is a higher-priced resort, but they offer some great "red hot deals" at about
half-price, which is quite attractive. This resort has a very distinctive appearance and is topped by a revolving
rooftop restaurant called, appropriately, Spinners.
The Don Cesar is a magnificent pink historical landmark and has inspired many a postcard. It is a full-service
luxury resort and offers every comfort and convenience.
Unlike most beach resort areas in Florida, in St Pete Beach you can get along fairly well without a car. Most of
the hotels are within walking distance of restaurants, attractions, and a Publix grocery store. For places that are
too far to walk, you can take the Island Trolley, which provides low-cost transportation up and down the