12 Best Pet Friendly Hotels in St Pete Beach [Expert Review]

By Erin
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Looking for pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach? Then, you’ve come to the right place since I’m a local who knows where to take furry friends.

Planning a trip can sometimes be tedious. Likewise, finding the right hotel to stay in with your pet can be challenging.

With its soft sugar white sand and clear blue-green water, St Pete Beach topped the TripAdvisor rankings for being the #1 beach in all of the United States in 2021.

One of the best advantages of staying in St Pete Beach is that near the world famous Fort De Soto Park. With five islands comprising some of the best natural beaches, boating, fishing, and wildlife with over 1,100 acres to explore.

Fort DeSoto Park in near the pet-friendly hotels in St Pete Beach.  It's an ideal place for pet owners with miles of beaches and a dog-friendly park.
Fort DeSoto Park has a dog beach nearby.

🐾 Pro Tip: Fort DeSoto is considered among the top dog-friendly beaches in Florida. Fort De Soto Park was also voted #1 Beach in the US by Dr. Beach in 2005 as well as TripAdvisor in 2008 & 2009.

But let’s get started with what your fluffy best friend gets to do near their stays!

Don’t have time to go through the entire article? Here are my top favorites for Pet Friendly Hotels in St Pete Beach, separated by travel plans:

Famous Dog Parks & Dog Bars in St Pete

The Dog Bar in St Petersburg, FL
The Dog Bar in St Petersburg, FL

St Pete Beach & Pinellas County have numerous fun activities for your pet to ensure they don’t feel alone.

With plenty of dog bars and off-leash dog parks nearby, St Pete beach is the perfect place to visit with your furry friends. 

The Dog Bar located in the Grand Central District of St Pete, offering both a private dog park and a wine bar, is the most famous one where you can enjoy your favorite beverage while your dog plays around. 

Pass-a-Grille Dog Beach in St Pete Beach is designated primarily for your dogs, where they can swim all day and roll on the white sand.

The general rule is that all dogs that enter the beach shall be on a leash while the dog is off the property or where it is normally kept.

Read Next: 11 Best St Pete Boat Tours: Fun Water Sports & Cruises

Pet owners often face the challenge of finding a beachside hotel that accommodates their pets as nicely as it accommodates them.

As a local expert, here are the top pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach that are ideal for pets.

1. 🥇TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Beachfront Resort in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: A nightly fee of $30 dollars for rooms occupied by a pet(s). Animals up to 80lbs are welcome.

The TradeWinds Island Grand is a dream come true for animal lovers with its pet friendly resort amenities with gorgeous Gulf of Mexico beachfront views.

Here are some of the top reasons to stay at TradeWinds for pet owners:

  • 48 pet-friendly rooms and suites
  • Fenced Pet Play Zone with doggie drinking stations, fire hydrants, grass, and shady fun areas.
  • Dog walking zone near the beach
  • Accessory Shop equipped with pet merchandise
  • Rinse and drying station for pets

This is also a family favorite with a big blue slide on the beach and plenty of nearby fun things to do in St Pete Beach!

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2. The Don CeSar

Don CeSar Hotel. saint petersburg hotels on the beach. Front view of the pink palace that is breathtaking to see with its ornate architecture.
The Don CeSar is a pet friendly hotel in St Pete Beach.
  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Luxury Hotel in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: Two pets per room for an additional $75 dollars per night fee  ðŸ¾

The Don CeSar tops the list for luxury pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach since it is the only 5-star hotel. This is the ideal place to experience the magnificent beauty of the Gulf of Mexico with your pet.

However, your stay is at a premium with high resort fees, WiFi fees, parking fees, and also a pet fee.

Staying at the resort you will get to enjoy outdoor heated pools, a firepit lounge, multiple bars, a spa, an event lawn, and a pavilion. The Pink Palace is full of entertainment for visitors and their pets. 

Only guests staying in the first-floor rooms are allowed to keep pets. You can also walk your pet out of the corridor on a leash. However, the management doesn’t permit pets to roam around freely.

You also get other 5-star services and treats for your pet, including:

  • Bite-sized treats
  • Dog-walking routes
  • Bathing service

All these luxuries for you and your pet make the Don CeSar the number one pick if you’re looking for a luxury 5-star experience!

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3. Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn, st petes beach hotels
Photo: Hilton Garden Inn, Top pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach
  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Moderate Priced Beachfront Hotel
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: Pets are allowed for an additional fee of $125 per stay (ideal for multiple-night stays)

The Hilton Garden Inn is an ideal, family-friendly cozy resort to enjoy the luxuries and comfort of a home away from home. 

The resort is located on the bay, just a few steps from the beach, with a private swimming pool in the resort that you can enjoy as well.

As an added bonus, all the rooms are highly clean, organized, and well-maintained, with modern-day facilities.

Some of the hotel room amenities include:  

  • Kitchenettes
  • Balcony & patio
  • Tea /coffee maker

With many popular attractions where you can walk your pets within walking distance from the motel and a beautiful heated pool overlooking the bay, Hilton Garden Inn is the go-to place for many visitors.

The hotel also gives a warm welcome to your dogs and kicks off a memorable vacation. You are allowed to walk your pet on the hotel premises but have them on a leash.

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4. St Pete Beach Suites

St Pete Beach Suites in St Pete Beach, best pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach.
Photo: St Pete Beach Suites; Credit: Agoda
  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Cheap Hotels in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: You are allowed to keep two dogs up to 25 lbs for a fee of $30 dollars per dog per night at St Pete Beach Suites.

The St Pete Beach Suites is a fan-favorite when it comes to decent pet-friendly hotels on a budget. You get a free parking spot, free Wi-Fi, complete amenities, and occasional complimentary food during your stay here.

The best part about the St Pete Beach Suites is that they have plenty of places nearby for you to walk your pets. Moreover, the care your pets get here for such a low pet fee is just remarkable!

Moreover, the management urges you to keep your pets in a cage or on a leash when inside the hotel where other people might cross your path.

🌴 Expert Tip: I suggest pre-booking in advance since only nine rooms allow dogs. They also provide equipment like bowls and brushes for your dog. However, cats are not allowed in St Pete Beach Suites. 🐾

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5. Bay Palms Waterfront Resort

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Cheap Hotel in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: The cost is $45 per night. A deposit of $50 per pet is required at check-in, but it is refundable.

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort, is located directly on Boca Ciega Bay and within walking distance from the beach. This small-budget hotel has 15 well-maintained rooms.

The resort has a private fishing pier where you can enjoy fishing with your pet, dock your ships, and play with the dolphins.

The beautiful outdoor pool is a source of relaxation for the visitors and their furry friends, making their stay even more pleasant.

This Pet Friendly Hotel features amenities included with the resort fee:

  • Barbeque grills
  • Airport shuttles
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Private yards & separate sitting areas

The clean, spacious, and pet-friendly guestrooms bring you home-like amenities, including:

  • Kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops
  • Coffee makers
  • Flat-screen cable TV with DVD player
  • Laptop-compatible safes and desks
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6. Park Shore Suites St Pete Beach

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Cheap Hotel in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $150 dollars pet, per stay.

The modern-style, fully renovated Park Shore Suites are just a short walk away from the beautiful, award-winning St Pete Beach and the Corey Avenue shops.

While the pet fee is high for a short stay, it is reasonable if you are planning a longer stay.

These one-bedroom apartments carry the comfort of the home with their:

  • Comfortable apartment layouts
  • In-house laundry facilities
  • Contemporary kitchens with utensils
  • Free parking

The outdoor BBQ grills and swimming pool improves the quality of your stay and makes it more worthwhile.

Private pet-friendly rooms are also available for you to have a memorable time with your pets. However, the pet fee is on the higher end, but it depends on the length of your stay.

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7. Blind Pass Resort Motel

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Budget Hotels in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: $25 dollars per pet, per night

The Blind Pass Resort Motel is another no-frills option if you’re on a budget and looking for something serene and relaxed.

Apart from being steps away from the beach, your pets also get a warm welcome here, making this the perfect place for all pet lovers.

You get free Wi-Fi, ultra HD TVs, free parking, and access to washers and coffee-makers. The motel is also near the famous St Pete Grand Central District where you can take your dog for a vast variety of games.

They have obstacle courses, treats, and intelligence-testing games that your dog will love! Besides, they charge only a few dollars in pet fees.

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8. Coconut Inn Pass-a-Grille Beach

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Boutique Hotel with pool
  • 🐶 Pet FeesThe pet fee is $70 for the entire stay and cats aren’t allowed. 🐾

Coconut Inn is a casual getaway destination for you and your furry best friend! This pet-friendly hotel is located in Pass-a-Grille Beach which is the southern portion of St Pete Beach.

You’ll love the laid-back quaint atmosphere of Pass-a-Grille.

The hotel is a relaxed place to explore and enjoy with your pet. There is free parking, a pool, yard, and you are steps away from the beach. The Coconut Inn is known for welcoming pets with a fresh bowl of water and dog treats! 

Pro Tip: I would highly recommend you take your dog out for exploring to the nearby dog beach on the southern tip of Pass-a-Grille. It’s like 200 feet away from the hotel. 

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9. Havana Inn Pass-a-Grille Beach

Havana Inn St Pete Beach
Havana Inn in Pass-a-Grille Beach: 1 room, 2 or 3 bedrooms
  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Boutique Hotel in Pass-a-Grille
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: $150 deposit per stay, an extra charge of $50 per pet per stay. No charge for service animals.

Havana Inn is a cute beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool, near Gulf Beaches Historical Museum in Pass-a-Grille Beach. This lovely pet friendly hotel is a charming boutique-style establishment with only five suites.

The bright and colorful suites feature flat-screen TVs, free parking and Wi-Fi, and fully-equipped kitchenettes.

Havana Inn is ideal for families or groups with one, two, and three-bedroom options. Some suites include living rooms, washers/dryers, and balconies with Gulf of Mexico beachfront views.

Parking is complimentary, as is the use of beach cruiser bikes. The courtyard provides seating and barbecue grills. Guests have access to the pools at 2 nearby sister hotels.

🐶 Hotel Pet Fee: $150 deposit per stay, an extra charge of $50 per pet per stay. No charge for service animals. 🐾

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10. RumFish Beach Resort By TradeWinds

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Moderate Beachfront Hotel in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: A nightly fee of $30 dollars for rooms occupied by a pet(s). Animals up to 80lbs are welcome.

RumFish Beach Resort has bright-colored rooms with flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes in St Pete Beach. They have mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces.

A daily resort fee includes free Wi-Fi, parking, the use of beach cabanas, and paddleboards. There are two pools, a restaurant, a beach bar, and a retail store. A reasonable pet fee and getting the amenities at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort make this property a good option for pet owners.

It is less than a mile away from Corey Avenue Shopping District.

🌴 Pro Tip: Rum Fish Resort includes access to the amenities at the Island Grand Resort such as the fitness center, tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini-golf, and unlimited rides on the big blue water slide.

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11. Postcard Inn on the Beach (PCI)

  • 🐾 Hotel Category: Lively Hotels in St Pete Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Fees: Dogs have a weight limit of 30lbs or less. There is a $50 dollars per day fee, capping at $250 dollars per dog.

If you’re coming to St Pete for party vibes such as Spring Break, the Postcard Inn (PCI) is the place for you.

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The Post Card Inn has a beach/surfer decor, a great pool, beaches, and nightlife, all within just steps of its doors.

Expect the music to be playing throughout the day/night which goes with their party atmosphere. While PCI is not known for luxury accommodations, it’s good for those looking for plenty of fun on the property. It is not ideal for families, and noise levels can carry over into the rooms.

Paddle boarding at St Pete Beach outside the st pete beach hotels at Upham Beach.
Paddleboarding St Pete Beach, Florida

Guests at Postcard Inn On The Beach have access to onsite surfing in addition to beach cabanas, pool bars, beach umbrellas, and volleyball courts. Live music brings in crowds looking to have a fun time.

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12. VRBO Rental: Pass-a-Grille House Waterfront Charmer

  • 🐾 Property Type: VRBO Rentals in Pass-a-Grille Beach
  • 🐶 Pet Details: Pets allowed, 1 pet with no weight limit (must be approved by owner prior to stay).

The Pass-a-Grille VRBO rental is your go-to spot if you’re on a trip with your family and friends in large numbers. You’ll have plenty of space and privacy to make a wonderful shared experience right at the beach!

With bright cozy rooms, access to Wi-Fi, and all appliances you need, this rental has all the goods you want.

This adorable beach house is also just a short walk from the dog beach in Pass-a-Grille Beach.

Read Next: 15 Amazing Things to Do in Pass-a-Grille Beach FL

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Final Thoughts: Pet Friendly Hotels in St Pete Beach

Being a pet lover and a travel enthusiast can be a tough combination. But if you know the right places to go, no one will have more fun than you!

As a local, I’ve tried to give you an unbiased analysis of the pet friendly hotels in St Pete Beach you can stay at.

So plan your next vacation without worrying about your pets as these hotels have got you covered!

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