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Bellwether Beach Resort
4 stars

Bellwether Beach Resort

5250 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706, United States
+1 727 360 1811
C$ 211

rate per night


based on 260 reviews

Bellwether Beach Resort
Sat 20/4
Wed 24/4
Room type
Nightly total
Classic room
C$ 211
King room
C$ 277
Double room
C$ 292

About Bellwether Beach Resort

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. It is located on the white sandy beaches of St. Pete Beach in Florida and was built in 1974. The Dalí Museum is a 16 minute drive from the resort, and it is also close to the Florida International Museum or the Sunken Gardens.

All of the rooms have a balcony with views of the coastline, Boca Ciega bay or the Gulf of Mexico. It is a 12 story hotel with 156 rooms and 12 suites. Each room has a king sized bed, free wi fi, free HBO and refrigerator.

On the 12th floor there is the Spinners Revolving Rooftop Lounge and Bistro that has a 360 degree panoramic view of the island. The menu has both continental and local cuisine made by award winning chefs. Another dining option is Bongos Beach Bar & Grille, with a laid back and casual atmosphere.

The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel has a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, banquet facilities with seating for up to 300, gift shop and state of the art fitness center. There is a concierge service available that can help to plan excursions or book reservations. Guests also have access to laundry rooms and laundry service.

Book the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel today for a romantic beach destination. It is a popular spot for weddings. The hotel has plenty of luxurious amenities and features that make it a great place for a weekend getaway or for a longer vacation.

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Double room
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1 king bed
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Bellwether Beach Resort

  • Private beach
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Pool and spa

  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Private beach
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment


  • Hairdryer

Reviews of Bellwether Beach Resort

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Room was spacious and very clean. Beach staff setting up chairs were very friendly and accommodating.
Cons:Hallways, carpet, etc., looked old and worn out. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the room because of this. Gentleman at front of hotel was rude. I had my car parked in what appeared to be a check in area and he came storming in at check in desk and said "Is that your car out front?" "You are blocking traffic coming in." His approach was all wrong and could have approached the situation differently." Also, we were put in a room facing the roof and air conditioning or vents from the kitchen. Not the greatest view but I assume we were put there due to booking through a discounted site.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Location is awesome and everything you need is onsite
Cons:Parking is a little tough
8.0 Very good
Pros:We liked staying on the beach and having lounge chairs with umbrellas provided. Bongos was a great beach bar. Excellent service with all staff.
Cons:Our room was next to the hotel AC chillers. Our room AC unit was very loud.
6.2 Okay
Pros:The hotel itself was nice. Not a lot of parking. The room was nicely decorated but the floor seemed like it hadn't been washed in months. We had a great view with a nice balcony but you couldn't sit out there unless you wanted to get blasted with the heat from the air conditioner. The air conditioner that didn't cool the room lower than 73 and would shut off at night which did not make for comfortable sleeping. The 11th floor rooftop lounge was nice. We had really good service and delicious martinis. Bongos has a cool atmosphere but the food and service were horrible and it was very expensive.
7.4 Good
Pros:Beach front. Staff was nice. Tile floors in the bedroom and bathroom which is great for cleanup but also makes it easy for bare feet to pick up all the sand and debris that you bring in from outside. Beautiful view from Spinner and Rooftop restaurants which also light up in colors at night. My kids loved the breakfast buffet $16 A/$8 C. Good for the value if you're hungry and like eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, grits, oatmeal and cereal in large quantities. Lots of palm trees situated around the back of the hotel partially shading the pool deck during the day and creates a nice setup for weddings. Water at the beach was turquoise and pretty but not clear. Calm waters in the mornings, a little choppy in the evenings. No big waves so forgo the boogie boards unless you just want it as a floating device. Parking was a hit or miss. Nice layout outside for parking and traffic flow but underneath the garage was a nightmare, not ideal for big cars. Good location for walking to other restaurants, stores and entertainments.
Cons:Swimming suit cover up required while inside the hotel. Bathroom was tiny. Nice for small people but tight for big people. Hallway carpet is dated and smelled. Elevator is tiny and right in the path going from the front of the resort to the back entrance to the beach. Lots of traffic jams during peak hours. Swimming pool is small. It's supposed to be heated but doesn't always feel so. No hot tub. Good to have restaurants on sight but food was expensive. Service at Bongos was ok. Super busy so the wait is long. Bring your own umbrella to the beach or you can rent a cabana $25/umbrella $35.
8.2 Very good
Pros:The Beach and easy access. Bongos is the best and wait staff at Bongos is outstanding!!! Food is wonderful! Spinners has always been a favorite of my family's, all visiting relatives have always taken trips up there for the view. All employees were friendly from top to bottom, very professional, fun and energetic.
Cons:The breakfast buffet went up in price and should at least include orange juice which was 3.50 for a glass. I assumed a beverage such as juice would have been included. The elevators are slow and more computers or a private room with computers would be nice, like the Serata has, which requires a room key for access and has 4 computers, a business center. The gym is low rate and some machines are off balance on the floor. Seems unused and unkept.
6.0 Okay
Pros:The Lounge and Spinners had excellent food and amazing views. Good location and it's right on the beach.
Cons:Sheets were not soft, walls were thin, and elevator was slow.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The people at the service desk were excellent. The top floor with the spectacular views were wonderful. The outside bar was romantically set up with live music on the beach was great. Every room had a balcony and all felt like you were at an exclusive resort. Very clean. We arrived at 11 AM and they welcomed us and told us which rooms were available. Alan
7.7 Good
Cons:Housekeeping was not good. Left dirty dishes in the room, didn't replace coffee or coffee cups.
5.7 Fair
Pros:Very dated. Staff is very professional and friendly! (They are doing that right) Property just needs updating overall. Rooms not quiet. Can hear neighbors like they are in your room. Parking is decent, go in the underground garage and take elevator right up to your room.


5250 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706

What's nearby

  • Polynesian Putter284 m
  • Splash Island Water Park372 m
  • Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center0.5 km
  • Upham Beach1.2 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Essential information about Bellwether Beach Resort

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 406

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 393
Cheapest month to stay with an average 37% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 38% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Bellwether Beach Resort

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Top tips for your stay at Bellwether Beach Resort

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Bellwether Beach Resort, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and December.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Bellwether Beach Resort, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Bellwether Beach Resort was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 461, while the most expensive was C$ 461.
  • How long should you stay at Bellwether Beach Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Bellwether Beach Resort

  • What is the best way to get to Bellwether Beach Resort from the airport?

    From Tampa International Airport (TPA), taxis and rideshare vehicles make the trip in about 35 minutes. You can also take buses operated by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority that will take you to the station at the corner of Gulf Blvd. and 55th Ave. in about 1h 50min, and then it is a 5 minutes walk to the hotel. If you are coming from the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport (SRQ), a car ride will take about 44 minutes, or you can take buses operated by Manatee County Area Transit, Sarasota County Area Transit, and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority that also take you to the station at the corner of Gulf Blvd. and 55th Ave. in about 2 hours.

  • What is the best type of room at this hotel?

    When you want a nice mix of luxury touches, a beautiful view, and an affordable price, the Direct Oceanview Room is a great choice. In these beautiful rooms, you can indulge in breathtaking vistas of the Gulf of Mexico and the sandy shores right from your opulent room. The rooms contain one king bed with plush bedding and pillows. They also include a sleeper sofa that can be a perfect choice for children to enjoy. The best part of these rooms are the large windows, offering sweeping views of the gulf and the beach right outside the hotel.

  • What is one of the best dining options at this hotel?

    Guests to this hotel often flock to the Spinners Rooftop Grill. The grill sits 12 floors above the St. Pete Beach coastline, offering an unmatched vantage point with true 360-degree panoramas. Accessible through a private elevator from the lobby, guests will seamlessly move from a stationary floor to one that gently rotates, creating an immersive experience in a wholly revitalized environment. This restaurant embodies an unassuming, steadfast, and unparalleled approach to laid-back indulgence at its finest.

  • Is this hotel a good place to host a wedding?

    A beach wedding carries with it a timeless sense of romance and a touch of enchantment. Whether you exchange your vows directly on the beach or within one of our breathtaking indoor settings, your special day at Bellwether Beach Resort promises to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Their dedicated team stands ready to turn your dream wedding into a splendid reality. Bellwether Beach Resort offers an elegant and inspiring venue for commemorating your love alongside cherished family and friends, from the rehearsal dinner and reception to the cocktail hour and the day after brunch.

  • Should I have a business meeting at this hotel?

    Infuse your upcoming business meeting or event with the rich history of one of the Gulf Coast's most renowned destinations. Bellwether Beach Resort has embraced guests with warm hospitality and luxurious offerings for over fifty years. Delight your attendees with grand indoor spaces like the Gulf Vista Ballroom, which offers breathtaking Gulf views. Seek solace in the exquisitely appointed Hideaway Room for intimate gatherings. Commemorate your occasion in our waterfront Oceans Edge Ballroom, or revel barefoot on the powdery sand beach. Their expansive venues can comfortably accommodate over 250 guests. Your event's potential knows no bounds, limited only by your imagination.

  • Where is Bellwether Beach Resort located?

    Bellwether Beach Resort is located at 5250 Gulf Boulevard, 1.2 km from the centre of Saint Pete Beach. Polynesian Putter is the closest landmark to Bellwether Beach Resort.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Bellwether Beach Resort?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Bellwether Beach Resort.

  • Does Bellwether Beach Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Bellwether Beach Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Bellwether Beach Resort offer free parking?

    Yes, Bellwether Beach Resort offers free parking.

  • How far is Bellwether Beach Resort from the airport?

    Bellwether Beach Resort is 21 km from Tampa St. Petersburg. Bellwether Beach Resort is 34.5 km from Tampa.

  • Does Bellwether Beach Resort have a pool?

    Yes, Bellwether Beach Resort has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Bellwether Beach Resort hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Bellwether Beach Resort in Saint Pete Beach and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Bellwether Beach Resort and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Bellwether Beach Resort.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

1.2 km

Nearest Airport

Tampa St. Petersburg

Distance to airport

21.1 km