Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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A blend of historic architecture and inspiration gained from our bright tropical landscapes, there is a collection of hotels in Florida that are hard to resist with their ethereal pink exteriors. A design popular in the 1920s, these pink palaces are romantic getaways that conjure up images of bold and brilliant Italian palazzos. Boasting another-era charm and luxurious amenities, feast your eyes on Florida’s unique collection of pink hotels.
A beautiful nod to the Gatsby era, The Boca Raton is a luxury beachfront hotel in Florida built by famed Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner in the 1920s. An enclave of luxury and seaside charm, the Mediterranean-inspired property sits just a few steps from the stunning South Florida coastline. Its delightful pink exterior lures you in, while its luxurious rooms, multiple award-winning restaurants and its 50,000 square foot Waldorf Astoria Spa with caviar facials will having you coming back for more.
Built in 1928, the Don CeSar Hotel is a top-rated St. Pete Beach hotel located on the sugar white sands along the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find beautiful beach views and opulent Gatsby-era vibes, made famous as Florida’s “Pink Palace” for its Mediterranean and Moorish architectural motifs. Its lush landscaping can be seen out from private balconies and terraces lining the 10-story masterpiece, featuring a collection of elegant rooms and suites. Relax in the two heated pools and 11,000 square foot spa, or indulge in enticing seafood cuisine at the on-site restaurant, Maritana Grille.
Sparkling like a jewel in Palm Beach, The Colony Hotel is a beloved boutique hotel known for its charming British Colonial architecture and bespoke experiences. It’s just a short stroll from Worth Avenue and the area’s sun-kissed beaches, featuring guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses that cater to a variety of travel budgets, adorned with fine furnishings, modern marble and mosaic tile bathrooms. Savor exceptional cuisine at the on-site restaurant, grab a hand-crafted cocktail at the poolside bar, or catch a lively cabaret show at the iconic Royal Room.
The pink-hued exterior of JW Marriott Orlando highlights the hotel’s refined ambiance, where you’ll find a quiet retreat and unwavering sophistication. Nestled on 500 acres of lush landscaping, its elegant rooms and suites offer luxury bedding, marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. You’re spoiled for choice in dining options, from farm-to-table cuisine at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen to sushi and Italian cuisine at its other on-site restaurants. Play a round at the 18-hole golf course, relax by one of the coolest pools in Orlando featuring a lazy river, or take the free shuttle to one of Orlando’s popular theme parks.
Pink is in the name at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, a Fort Myers resort with oceanfront views and access to 12 acres of lush landscaping that leads to the picturesque coastline. The one and two-bedroom condo-style suites provide the perfect home away from home, where you can relax at resort-style pools, enjoy a cocktail under a shaded umbrella or indulge in a pampering spa treatment. The kids will love the Octopool complex with waterfalls and giant shells, while the whole family can go on an exciting sailing or paddleboarding excursion.
One of the most remarkable resorts along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa isn’t just pretty to look at, but it’s also a short stroll from the white sand beach and turquoise waters. You have a choice between condo-style rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens, while all guests at this colorful haven can enjoy private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and an 8th-floor pool deck with a wet bar and private climate-controlled cabanas.
It’s hard to not love the 4-star luxuries found at Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, a historic hotel that has been standing proudly over Tampa Bay since it opened in 1925. It reflects the beauty and grandeur of a golden age, where its salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building has hosted an array of famous faces, from Calvin Coolidge to Marilyn Monroe and Babe Ruth. You’ll find modern rooms with a 74-slip marina, golf course, swimming pools, 12 tennis courts and a 5,000-square-foot fitness center.
Sitting just five minutes from Orlando’s theme park action, Caribe Royale is a pink-hued beauty with spacious rooms, a massive pool with a tiki bar and several restaurants. You’ll find modern one and two-bedroom suites with separate living rooms, full-size sofas and flat-screen TVs, while ample dining options range from award-winning steaks and seafood. Lounge poolside at Calypso’s, spend an afternoon at The Falls Lounge overlooking the pool waterfall or take a ride down the 75-foot waterslide.
A classy boutique hotel with a bright pink exterior, Jensen Beach Inn has an intimate ambiance and personalized services with animal-themed rooms. The renovated hotel dates back to 1909 and provides a convenient location downtown where you can explore Jensen Beach’s shops, galleries and restaurants. It’s cozy rooms feature hand-painted murals, memory foam king mattresses, leather sofas and includes a continental breakfast. Enjoy the laid-back beauty of Jensen Beach, as it rests along the Atlantic Ocean and the scenic Indian River in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast.