Grand Plaza Hotel
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this contemporary hotel on St. Pete Beach is 9.2 miles from Fort De Soto Park.
Casual rooms with light-wood furnishings and tile floors feature balconies (some with water views), flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and free WiFi. Some suites offer 2 balconies, plus a pull-out couch in the living room.
Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. Pool towels and parking are free. There’s a beachside bistro, a restaurant with a breakfast buffet and a top-floor revolving restaurant, plus 8,000 square feet of function space.