Best of St Pete Beach



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, the Sirata, Alden Beach Resort, the Grande Plaza, and the Don Cesar. The 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.

The Tradewinds Resort is actually two beach front resorts: The Island Grand, which is a 4-star family resort, and the Sandpiper which is a quieter, more intimate resort catering to couples. The Tradewinds, it is worth noting, has 48 pet-friendly suites and a leash-free play area. Pets are not allowed out on the beach, but Fort Desoto Park nearby has a doggy beach where your dog can swim. 

Also it is possible to find more affordable Tradewinds Resort timeshares by using a non-affiliated website called There you’ll be able to find units available for rent and even purchase. The Tradewinds Resort is a favorite on St. Pete Beach and is a must-see for all new visitors to the area.

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 islands.



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