The area is home to many types of properties, from historic to luxury to quaint and cozy. Two of the grandest are also the most historic, including the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf club and the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. Both “Pink Ladies” as they’re affectionately known, debuted in the 1920s and have been the epitome of elegance on the local skyline. Today, the Vinoy offers guests a private marina, 18-hole golf course and 12-court tennis complex along with a great waterfront location and 361 rooms and suites. The Don CeSar has 340 rooms and suites and hosts more than 400 weddings a year at its wonderful beachfront location. Both ladies are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa represents a more modern vision, with 250 rooms and suites perched between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. The property is the centrepiece of Clearwater Beach’s Beach Walk.
“Delightful, serene, indulgent…” are just some of the words guests have used to describe their stay in one of the area’s local Superior Small Lodging properties. Boasting exceptional quality and personalized service, these properties are subject to the most rigorous on-site inspections in Florida and proprietors make special efforts to provide extra attention to the details and quality of their guest’s stay. Choose from beautifully appointed boutique hotels, spectacular beach cottages, elegant, spacious villas or romantic B&Bs. These properties can be found in Gulf and bayfront locations, authentic small towns and downtowns or just off the beaten path.
Vacation condo rentals are also very popular. The Condo Alliance of the Tampa Bay Beaches provides visitors with numerous vacation rental choices, from full-service condo-hotels to well-appointed resorts. This network of more than 20 resort condominium management companies has come together for the first time to ensure high quality accommodations and consistent standards of excellence among its member properties.
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