14 Best Beach Resorts Near St. Petersburg, Florida - Updated 2023

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When you’re looking for an exciting beach resort, you don’t have to go very far. In Florida, St. Petersburg, which is also called Sunshine City, has boasted the best shoreline and tropical landscape in the United States for several years in a row. St. Pete, as the locals call it, has two different areas: St. Pete Beach and downtown. Aside from swimming and sunbathing all day, there are many other fun things to do in and around St. Petersburg. Go deep-sea fining on Tampa Bay or on the waters along the Gulf Coast. Tour the Salvador Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection. Attend Treasure Island Kite Festival in mid-January. Or check out the Sanding Ovations exhibition in November. For the perfect beach getaway, here are the best beach resorts near St. Petersburg, Florida, which offer the most beautiful beach backdrop imaginable for creating unforgettable memories.

1. Treasure Island Beach Resort (from USD 282)

Treasure Island Beach Resort is a luxury beachfront getaway on Treasure Island. With elegant accommodations, an on-site restaurant called BRGR KITCHEN + BAR, and plenty of activities, the boutique resort is perfect for a Florida retreat. Rest your head in a stylish suite inspired by the sea, with panoramic views of the resort or the gulf.

Guests can enjoy an unforgettable beach getaway and a long walk on the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer), sugar-white beach without the crowds. Else, soak up the warm sun in the swimming pool with stunning views. You can cap off your weeknight by mingling with fellow resort guests, and then feel energized with beach yoga on a weekend morning.

Treasure Island Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 10800 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

2. RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds (from USD 141)

Also on the white sands of St. Pete Beach, RumFish Beach Resort is the ultimate oasis. It offers luxe accommodations, delicious dining options, and an array of both relaxing and thrilling activities. Recharge in a luxurious unit, room, or suite, some of which have private balconies and gorgeous views of the courtyard or gulf.

Grab a quick breakfast at Gulfside Grill. For casual fare throughout the day, try RumFish Grill with its giant aquarium. Fishing, diving, s'mores around the campfire are among the many things you can do at the property. As night falls, chill at the resort’s bar.

RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds

Wifi Available

Address: 6000 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

3. Opal Sands (from USD 469)

Opal Sands is a refreshingly sleek hideaway in Clearwater Beach. The rooms, restaurant, and even fitness center boast breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. What makes the stunning Opals a true gem is the gulf-front rooms, each with a cozy queen bed, modern kitchenette, private balcony, and contemporary designs.

The beachfront location also has a bar that serves refreshing cocktails. Clear your mind with a much-deserved treatment at the on-site spa. In addition to enjoying some of the country’s finest beaches and luminous sunsets, cool off at the swimming pool, learn about the resort’s art collection, rent a bike, and much more.

Opal Sands

Wifi Available

Address: 430 Gulfview Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

4. Dolphin Beach Resort (from USD 113)

Dolphin Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach offers vacationers the comforts of home in a family-friendly atmosphere. Choose from up to four types of rooms, including the deluxe beachfront, where you can hear the waters hitting the shoreline. Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast at Boca Sands Grille, and wrap it up with drinks on the beach at Flipper’s Beach Bar.

In between, take a refreshing dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool or head to the famous beaches of St. Pete. The resort also offers top-notch concierge services manned by friendly staff and nice meeting/banquet facilities, which makes it a great venue for business meetings and social gatherings.

Dolphin Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 4900 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

5. Sandalwood Beach Resort (from USD 103)

Sandalwood Beach Resort in North Redington Beach offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and a direct access to the beach. When it comes to accommodation options, take your pick between a laidback suite or unit with panoramic sea or beach views. A few luxurious suites on this property have a well-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator and a separate living area. 

Looking for things to do while at the resort? Swim laps in the outdoor heated pool, lounge by the beach, or chill out at the pool bar. Sandalwood also provides a wide range of services.

Sandalwood Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 17100 Gulf Blvd

Parking Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

6. New Hotel Collection Beachside Resort (from USD 126)

New Hotel Collection Beachside Resort in Indian Shores is a deluxe beachfront property steps away from the white sandy beach. This stunning accommodation has only a few luxurious unit, so you are assured privacy, plenty of space, and personalized service. Select from a one, two, or three-bedroom unit, each fitted with a kitchen and a well-appointed living area in a comfy and casual ambiance. Swimming in an outdoor pool will complete your Florida vacation experience.

The New Hotel Collection Beachfront

Wifi Available

Address: 19306 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Family rooms Free parking

7. Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort (from USD 139)

Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort, a boutique resort in St. Pete Beach with only 39 suites, has a charming vintage ambiance. It’s the perfect space for a romantic getaway. The suites are a destination on their own, with the hip and youthful blend of ocean colors, St. Pete photographs, and retro-influenced furnishings. There’s plenty of space in these accommodations and they are equipped with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and spacious seating, which is excellent for travelers who want the comforts of home.

Aside from hitting the shores of St. Pete, swim in the beautiful beachside swimming pool, relax on the private beach, or play a round of volleyball with friends and family. Dolphin watching, fishing, and other water sports facilities on-site keep will everyone busy throughout the day

Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 4506 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Bar Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Laundry

8. DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay – North Redington Beach (from USD 152)

If you are looking for a Florida beach resort from a brand you love, DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay is your best option. The resort’s rooms are designed in soothing earth tones that provide a welcome contrast to the azure waters of North Redington Beach. The rooms also boast an expansive city or gulf view, as well as a private sun terrace. 

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Mangos restaurant and tiki bar. Guests can escape the heat by lounging on the semi-private beach, swimming in the outdoor pool, or sipping a cocktail at the poolside bar, which also provides world-class customer service via its helpful staff.

DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Tampa Bay – North Redington Beach

Wifi Available

Address: 17120 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

9. Barefoot Beach Resort (from USD 149)

The vacation rentals of Barefoot Beach Resort in Indian Shores provide a more peaceful and intimate coastal vibe and setting. The resort community boasts waterfront access and a convenient location steps away from the beach. Select from various condominium types, all of which are decorated in white, pastels, tropical prints, and country-style furniture. 

Each vacation rental features amenities like a fully stocked private bathroom and a kitchen with cooking utensils and dinnerware, which means it’ll be a great accommodation for a family vacation. Tennis equipment and beach umbrellas can be rented for a day of fun and excitement in St. Pete.

Barefoot Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 19417 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Free parking Internet services Children's playground BBQ facilities

10. Hotel Zamora (from USD 229)

Hotel Zamora is a popular 4-star beach resort in a perfect location on St. Pete Beach and close to many attractions and amenities in the city as well as endless beach vibes. The white sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico is just a few steps away from the Mediterranean-style hotel, providing you with spectacular views and easy access to all sorts of water activities. The place also boasts top-notch facilities and amenities including two restaurants onsite, a heated outdoor pool with a poolside bar and amazing views, hot tubs, and a fitness center.

Guests can choose from an array of elegant units, suites, and other guest room options-all furnished stylishly and all offering refreshing views from a private balcony.

The Hotel Zamora

Wifi Available

Address: 3701 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

11. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort (from USD 245)

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is a 4-star beach hotel that’s directly located by the Gulf of Mexico. It features a variety of accommodation options that are equipped with a microwave, coffee machine, flat-screen TV, and small refrigerator. Some of these rooms also feature expansive views of the gulf.

There are also two tennis courts and two hot tubs available. Guests also have complimentary access to the KONK Activities Centre. If you’re bringing kids along, there is a 24-hour babysitting service and themed drop-off camps available.

TradeWinds Island Grand

Wifi Available

Address: 5500 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

12. Bellwether Beach Resort (from USD 249)

Enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation at Bellwether Beach Resort. This 5-star resort features a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool, and a garden. There is also evening entertainment available for guests enjoying the nightlife. An American breakfast is served every day. As for accommodation options, there are a variety of room types to choose from and each of them has its own set of amenities.

Finally, the resort is close to Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve, St Pete Beach Theatre, and Treasure Island Golf Tennis Recreation Center.

Bellwether Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 5250 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

13. Sirata Beach Resort (from USD 154)

Just two minutes away from the ocean, Sirata Beach Resort is a 3-star beach resort that has a private beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Because of this, guests can enjoy a plethora of water sports like parasailing and wave runners. There are also three outdoor pools and one whirlpool. There are also beach hammocks, beach chairs, and beach cabanas on the private beach.

As for the resort’s stunning accommodations, its rooms are furnished with a CD player, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Some of these rooms also have spectacular beach and gulf views.

Sirata Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 5300 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

14. Bilmar Beach Resort (from USD 139)

Bilmar Beach Resort, also in Treasure Island, has a mid-20th-century retro vibe and is a great option for families if you are looking for a place for your family vacation, this is an excellent choice. The resort is in the heart of the city, so you are never too far from modern conveniences. Sleep tight in  relaxed, casual, and stunning accommodations with turquoise decorative touches and pops of bright color.

You can spend the day relaxing in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoying watersports, or sitting on a deck chair with a good book. For more exciting adventures, play a game of beach volleyball or rent a scooter or buggy and explore. After a long day, enjoy meals and the radiant sunsets on the outdoor patio or unwind with a drink at the bar.

Bilmar Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 10650 Gulf Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

You can always go downtown

St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to a vibrant coastal community. Downtown is brimming with art galleries, artist studios, and public art that offers a charming and laid-back vibe in contrast to Key West or Miami. Shop local and support St. Pete businesses by perusing the shops, boutiques, breweries, cafes, and restaurants. If you want to stay close to the beach, book any of these resorts near St. Petersburg.

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