When I first discovered this beautiful hotel, I just knew I had to visit! After all, pink is my favorite color, and the 50’s style ice cream parlor sounded too scrumptious to pass up.
As it turns out, The Don Cesar is not just stunning, but also has an amazing history. It was first built it 1928 and was visited by members of high society, including F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In the 1940s it was used by the military during the war.
In the late 60s and early 70s, it was going to be closed and possibly torn down, but a small committee from St. Pete came together to save and refurbish it.
Just three years later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and it is now fully functioning resort once again.
It has been featured in many movies and TV shows, and its not hard to see why!
Although I did not take pictures of the ice cream parlor, it was delightful and the ice cream was delicious! They also posted a joke of the day which I found adorable.
As a contrast to the outside, the lobby and main floor is blue.
I absolutely loved visiting this hotel and am definitely planning a beach escape in the near future! What are some of your favorite weekend retreats?
You can find out more about The Don Cesar here.