St. Pete Spring Break Hotel & Fun Things to Do!

Looking for a St. Pete Spring Break hotel?

Spring Break in Florida can be a lot of fun, especially with beaches in close proximity to cities that have so much to offer. Tampa Bay is one of the top destinations in the United States to be able to see some of the best sports teams, beaches and wildlife – and all while seeing some of the most beautiful cities in Florida. I mention spring break specifically because it tends to be a crowd that wants be close to the action, but still have the relaxing beach experience.

These hotels listed have all that and more! I have also included some favorite bars and fun things to do!

St. Pete Spring Break Hotel, enjoy the Tampa Bay beaches by lounging by the water or taking bike rides to neighboring beach towns like Pass-a-Grille.
St. Pete Spring Break Hotel Adventure to Pass-a-Grille

Lively Atmosphere – St. Pete Spring Break Hotels

Post Card Inn

Located in St. Pete Beach, The Post Card Inn is known for its party atmosphere and great vibes. It’s close to everything, which makes it easy to get to downtown or other great destinations. The Post Card Inn has a super fun decor, great pool, beaches, and nightlife all within just steps of its doors. The charming town of Pass-a-Grille is a quick bike ride, or a short walk as a area to explore. It is one of the perfect hotels for a St. Pete Spring Break.

Hotel Zamora

Another fun spring break hotel, The Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach. This Spanish boutique style hotel is considerably newer than most options on St. Pete Beach. It is located directly across from the beach, but still on the water but with a bay access. One of the nice things about this hotel for boaters is that they have a dock they can pull up to, and grab a quick bite to eat.

Hotel Zamora has spacious rooms and grand entry doors to each hotel room that assists with the feeling of privacy. This hotel has one of my favorite bars called the 360 rooftop bar. The entire top of the hotel has amazing views from each direction, and the perfect place to go for a sunset drink.

Bellwether Beach Resort (Grand Plaza Hotel)

The Bellwether Beach Resort, previously known as the Grand Plaza Hotel is located on the beach and has an impressive outdoor bar that wraps around the exterior of the high rise hotel. It is a fun place to grab drinks and appetizers. On the beach level has one of the most well-known beach experience restaurants to locals, Bongos Restaurant. Most evenings you can enjoy live music while eating outside on the fine sand beach and catch a breathtaking sunset. The Bellweather Beach Resort was recently reopened after renovations. Click on the link provided for hotel information.

Luxury Resort Spa Hotels in St. Pete / Clearwater Beach

Sand Pearl Resort

Look no further than the Sand Pearl Resort in Clearwater Beach for the luxury spring break hotel. This beauty is the ultimate resort beach experience with some of the best outdoor retreat options that include: fire pits, lounge areas, pools and spa, and so much more. They also have a killer Sunday Champagne Brunch that has bottomless drinks and delicious made to order food and buffet options.

The spa is free to use (shown in the photos below), but booking a massage, facial, or other package was definitely one of my personal favorites. The waterfall hot tub is super relaxing and they serve us iced cucumbers to place on your eyes, along with flavored fruit water. It’s amazing how fast an hour flies while enjoying the spa experience!

The Sand Pearl Resort is in walking distant to many local attractions such as the Clearwater Aquarium and great restaurants. However, you won’t want to leave this resort especially near sunset. You will want to see these spectacular Clearwater Beach Sunsets with the brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow, and blue skies.

Photo of the spectacular Clearwater Beach Sunsets with the brilliant colors of red, orange, and yellow skies.
The Sand Pearl Resort Hotel beach sunset in Clearwater Beach, FL

Spring Break St. Pete Hotels & Family Resorts

Looking for the Best Beach Hotel that is a causal and family friendly resort?

Trade Winds Resort

The Trade Winds Resort in St. Pete Beach caters to the family at a whole new level of entertainment for kids. Check out the 3-story water slide on the beach, total of 5 pools, pirate fun activities, hammocks, paddle boards, and more. Trade Winds is also located in the heart of St. Pete Beach with numerous bars and restaurants in walking distance. You can take the trolley or rent bikes to explore the surrounding area of Treasure Island, Pass-a-Grille, and John’s Pass in Madeira Beach.

Looking for the most photographed Tampa Bay beach hotel?

Don CeSar

Look no further than the beautiful pink historic landmark, The Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach. It has shops under the hotel, and a great ice cream shop and known for its spa experience. The Don CeSar has been open since 1928 with well-known celebrities of a different era staying here that include F. Scott Fitzgerald. Discover its history of glitz and glamour, whether that’s for a night stay or an evening cocktail at their outdoor restaurant/bar with fire pits.

One of the more interesting facts about The Don CeSar is that it was purchased during World War II by the US Army to function as a sub-base hospital, then a convalescent center for airmen returning from the war. This beauty is truly one of a kind and kid friendly. While the rooms maybe smaller than some of the newer luxury hotels in the area, the old world charm of this hotel compels visitors over and over.

Looking for Things to Do in Tampa Bay on Spring Break?

St. Pete Beach and the surrounding cities have so much to offer as far as things to do besides the beach. If you are looking for ideas, check out my recent post found here that covers some of my top picks. This article reviews the best things in Tampa and St. Pete. I also have a family / kid section that discusses fun things to do in St. Pete and Tampa found here.

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1 thought on “St. Pete Spring Break Hotel & Fun Things to Do!”

  1. Great tips! I have been there before and didn’t really get out of our hotel area, but it seems like there is a lot more! I recommend renting a jet ski. I rented one for 30 minutes and it was so fun on the large waves!


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