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Our Favourite Places to Stay In St. Pete/Clearwater

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 01 May 2015
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Our Favourite Places to Stay In St. Pete/Clearwater
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 01 May 2015
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Our Favourite Places to Stay In St. Pete/Clearwater
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 01 May 2015
  • Revised 18 March 2016
If it’s a serene beach getaway in the Florida sun you’re seeking, St. Pete/Clearwater is the perfect destination to ensure an unforgettable stay. Relax on the beach or by the pool with numerous hotel options at your fingertips – all offering fantastic facilities. In addition, whether you want to spend an afternoon kayaking, sailing or enjoying a round of golf on one of the local courses, you’ll find everything you could possibly want here.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite places to stay while in St. Pete/Clearwater below – take a look and start planning your dream Florida beach holiday.

St. Pete Beach

Sirata Beach Resort - 3-star 

Sirata Beach Resort

Enjoy a beautiful beachfront location when you stay at Sirata Beach Resort, where you can soak in the rays during the day and enjoy delicious meals at one of three signature restaurants in the evening. In addition, this resort is home to two of the best beachfront bars in St. Pete, so youre sure to have a fantastic, enjoyable time. The hotel is equipped with extensive facilities for you to enjoy, including three swimming pools, a fitness centre, and Wi-Fi access - great for both business and entertainment.

Sirata Beach Resort boasts an array of rooms and suites suitable for everyone, whether you are travelling as a family or just with your other half. From a Beachfront Guestroom or suite you can take in glorious sea views, which you simply will not tire of. If its a relaxing beachfront getaway youre after, the Sirata Beach Resort is a superb choice.

Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites - 3-star (nr St. Pete Beach)

Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites

Stay in one of 154 condo-size suites at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites in St. Pete/Clearwater for the ultimate family beach getaway. Suites come with expansive living and dining room facilities and full size kitchens - as well as a private balcony overlooking the beautiful blue-green sea of the Gulf of Mexico. This resort offers something for the whole family with both pools and whirlpools, including a separate childrens wading pool, and also has extensive fitness facilities and a fantastic restaurant/café and shop, as well as a poolside beach bar where you can taste a delicious, tropical cocktail while lounging by the pool in the afternoon through to evening.

Postcard Inn on the Beach - 3-star

Postcard Inn on the Beach

Situated on the glorious beachfront just minutes from the action of downtown St. Petersburg and a 40-minute drive from Tampa, Postcard Inn on the Beach boasts clean-cut, contemporary interiors and spacious rooms, with everything you could possibly need at your fingertips - including flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, desks, magazines and quirky vintage light fixtures and cosy down-filled duvets. There are a range of room types for you to choose from, whether its a Classic King/Double Queen room, Garden Room, or a Poolside Cabana - adjacent to the pool with a patio connected to the pool area, youre looking for. Postcard Inn on the Beach also has a fantastic restaurant and bar serving superb Floridian cuisine - open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

With a laid-back atmosphere and contemporary appeal, this resort is ideal for couples looking to enjoy nearby Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg, too.

TradeWinds Island Grand - 4-star

TradeWinds Island Grand

Rated one of the top 100 best family resorts in North America, TradeWinds Island Grand has something for everyone and is perfect if travelling as a whole family. Island Grand has spacious, luxurious rooms equipped with custom-made dark wood furnishings and nature-themed artwork to help bring the sunny outdoors, indoors. Suites have the addition of a separate bedroom and a kitchenette with a stovetop for extra space.

At TradeWinds Island Grand, you can choose from everything from a Standard Hotel Room, Tropical View Hotel Room Balcony, which overlooks the lush green landscape and waterway, to a Gulf Front Hotel Room Balcony overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Poolside Suite, which is just steps away from the beachfront pool and restaurant. Throughout the day, you have the choice of four restaurants where you and the whole family can enjoy delicious bites to eat – ensuring there’s something for every taste.

Loews Don CeSar - 5-star

Loews Don CeSar

If you like the thought of a Mediterranean-style Pink Palace on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel is the luxury family hotel for you. Enjoy a beachfront location, with superb white sand beaches, and sit back during the afternoon, sip a cocktail and listen to the sound of the different varieties of birds of paradise that reside here. While staying at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, you can enjoy two heated pools, a full-service spa spanning 11,000ft, and an abundance of luxurious rooms and suites.

You will love the poolside pampering with chilled hand towels, water and sun lotion misting, as well as delicious smoothies and frozen strawberry kabobs being passed around. When hitting the beach, you can try complimentary non-motorized water sports from 10am to midday, and give kayaking and paddle boarding a go, too. Tuck in to some exceptional cuisine at the Maritana Grille and try some delicious, fresh seafood at the Sea Porch restaurant. In addition, this hotel boasts a fun-filled ice cream parlour that the kids will absolutely love.

Clearwater Beach

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach - 3-starHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

Fantastic value for money, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on Clearwater Beach allows you to benefit from a superb beachfront location, as well as private balconies in most guest rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. The kids will love the heated pool or separate childrens pool for the little ones, as well as the games room to keep them occupied throughout the day. Nearby Clearwater Beach Marina gives you the chance to try snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, sunset cruises, an exciting Pirate Adventure Cruise, and memorable Dolphin Watch expeditions. What more could you possibly need on your St. Pete/Clearwater beach break?

Hilton Clearwater - 4-star

Hilton Clearwater

Relax in a Caribbean-style setting on the pristine white sand beaches of Clearwater when you stay at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. A guaranteed luxurious stay, this hotel offers contemporary, spacious rooms, a beachside pool complex that includes a hot tub, onsite water activities including parasailing, wave running and kayaking, and multiple dining options. In addition, the Hilton Clearwater Beach is perfect for the whole family and has a Kids Club with a supervised kids program where the little ones can have a fantastic time together enjoying a range of indoor and outdoor activities. You will also benefit from Wi-Fi in all rooms, for both business and entertainment, and a full-service fitness centre to help you keep fit during your stay. There really is something for the whole family to enjoy at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.

Marriot Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key - 4-star

Marriot Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key

Stay in pure luxury at the Marriot Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, Floridas only all-suite Marriott hotel. This elegant hotel is once again situated on the beautiful beaches of Clearwater, with views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico around every corner. Here you can enjoy a full service spa for ultimate relaxation during your stay, as well as a tropical pool and well-equipped fitness centre. Other onsite amenities include an extensive 20 shops for everything you could possibly need or want during your stay, as well as numerous dining options to suit every taste. Whether youre a family, or if youre travelling with your other half or for business, this is the perfect hotel for an elegant Clearwater experience.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater - 5-star 

Hyatt Regency Clearwater

If its a 5-star luxury experience in Clearwater youre seeking, nothing can beat the stunning Hyatt Regency Clearwater. Enjoy a beachfront location with mesmerising beach and sea views from an array of rooms. Whether youre staying in a Premium room or a Suite, youll be delighted with the service offered at this superb hotel. Enjoy contemporary, elegant interiors and incredibly spacious rooms. Deluxe rooms feature a full kitchen with granite worktops, and Suites benefit from the addition of a spacious living area to ensure ultimate comfort during your stay. Spend an afternoon playing a round of golf on one of the exceptional area courses, or head to nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which the kids will absolutely love. Theres plenty to do in and around this ideally located 5-star destination.

To complete your itinerary, find out some great things to do in St. Pete/Clearwater in our "Top 10 things to do in St Pete/Clearwater" blog post HERE!

If you love the thought of a beachfront getaway in the sun as a family or couple, find out more about our current St. Pete/Clearwater deals HERE.

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