Florida pink hotels are a classic — and very of the moment right now. Barbie, the iconic fashion doll created by Ruth Handler in 1959, is making waves yet again with her first-ever, live-action motion picture, Barbie. Opening in theaters July 21, 2023, the film promises to deliver pink-themed fun in the sun with boyfriend Ken and all her besties.
Looking for your own Barbie-inspired fun? The Sunshine State’s got you covered — Florida pink hotels rock some serious pink vibes.
Live out your Barbie world dreams at these six colorful Florida pink hotels in some beautiful spots across the state.
The Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach greets you like a giant cotton candy-colored birthday cake. (photo courtesy of The Don CeSar)
The Don CeSar Hotel — best for Florida pink hotels in St. Pete Beach
The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, known as the “Pink Palace” and one of the greats among Florida pink hotels, was built in 1928 in Mediterranean revival style by Thomas Rowe and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its pink castle façade and pristine seaside setting is an impressive sight, while the interior spaces evoke the splendor of the Gatsby era.
The Don offers guest rooms, suites and penthouses with luxurious furnishings sporting views of manicured gardens or sparkling Gulf of Mexico waters. Fine dining is offered at Maritana, or guests can opt for casual food and beverages at Society Table and the Rowe Bar. A world-class spa, fitness center, pool and private beach ensure your every need is met in luxury.
Barbie tip: Position yourself for the perfect selfie during the golden hour with a Pink Palace photo on the beach, maybe sipping a Pink Palace Daze made especially for The Don by Green Bench Brewing Co.
The Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Pete has newly-renovated guest rooms and a breezy pink porch. (photo courtesy of The Vinoy Hotel).
The Vinoy Hotel — best for Florida pink hotels in downtown St. Pete
Another prime pick among Florida pink hotels in St. Pete (although downtown, a few miles from the beach), the Vinoy Hotel, built in the Mediterranean-Spanish revival style, opened in 1925 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Past guests include Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmy Stewart, former presidents and even the great “Sultan of Swat,” Babe Ruth.
The main entryway is a stunning mix of rich modern style and texture with an ocean-hued palette. It’s luxuriously chic and comfortable. Exploring the grounds, new discoveries wait around each meandering curve.
A Spanish-style courtyard fountain, gently coaxing you to set a spell, an inviting fire pit with lush furnishings, and an exclusive view of the bay are the little extras that set this experience apart.
Unwind at the recently renovated Vinoy Club Spa, take a dip in the resort’s heated lap pool or family pool complete with a waterslide, or tee off at the Vinoy Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course.
Marchand’s Bar & Grill offers a fine dining experience, while Fred’s Cellar is a casual comfort food spot. Cocktails sporting an etched “1925” on the glass are a must at the Veranda Café.
Barbie tip: Enjoy a late night beverage around the cozy fire pit…with s’mores, of course.
This could be your view when you stay in one of the spacious pink condos at Sand Cay Beach Resort in Longboat Key
Sand Cay Beach Resort — best for Florida pink hotels in the Sarasota area
Sand Cay Beach Resort in Longboat Key, only 14 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton airport, tops our list for Florida pink hotels in the Sarasota area. This beachfront community of privately-owned, pink-colored condominiums along the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Guests are welcomed upon arrival by George the egret, and treated like family by residents. Each of the two-bedroom/two-bath condos sleeps up to five people and comes with fully-equipped kitchens. You may prefer to grill dinner at the beachside BBQ located directly on the sand.
With so many amenities like shuffleboard, tennis and the property’s sparkling pool, you may never need to venture out. Only a short, 10-minute drive away, however, you can visit Mote Aquarium, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, or go shopping in posh St. Armands Circle.
A live webcam allows guests to watch the gorgeous sunsets that play out at the resort every night.
Barbie tip: Barefoot barbecueing at sunset overlooking the sand dunes at the beachfront grills.
If you take your Florida pink hotels with Florida pink sunsets, you’ll love the Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey. (photo courtesy of Hacienda Hotel).
Hacienda Hotel — best for Florida pink hotels you’ve never heard of
Dubbed “Hollywood of the East” due to its many celebrity residents, like Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and Johnny Cash, the city of New Port Richey has been home to the Hacienda Hotel since 1927. It’s one of the classic but lesser-known Florida pink hotels.
This is one of Florida’s original pink hotels and has a glorious grand entry, 40 classically elegant rooms, one king suite, balconies with rocking chairs, a restaurant and a bar made with reclaimed wood from the recent, large-scale renovation.
The location is central to the historic city with high walkability to shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, parks and boat docks.
Barbie tip: Sip a sweet tea, relax and take in the view from the rocking chairs on the balcony.
Pretty in pink glamour is built into the backdrop at The Boca Raton. (photo courtesy of The Boca Raton)
The Boca Raton — best for Florida pink hotels that are many hotels in one
The Boca Raton is a stunning, multi-hotel resort in South Florida. Choose your adventure from five unique hotel experiences here. The family-friendly pink Tower has exciting high-rise views, whereas the Yacht Club is an adults-only hotel on Lake Boca Raton.
The Cloister is the original 1926 hotel, close to golf, dining and more. The Beach Club offers oceanfront luxury accommodations and amenities. For a more relaxed extended stay, try a residential suite at the Bungalows.
Your next decision is what to do and where to dine. Every amenity can be found at The Boca Raton, from the four-acre pool complex to tennis, pickle ball, golf, a beach club, marina and more.
With 17 dining and beverage options throughout the property, you’re sure to delight your palate at every turn. A most unique and exciting feature is the MB Supper Club, a recreation of the golden era of dinner, drinks, and entertainment popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
Barbie tip: Reserve one of the fairy tale-themed cabanas at the family pool.
More peachy than Barbie pink, the Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables still ticks the boxes for a blush-hued stay. (photo courtesy of Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables).
The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables — best for Florida pink hotels in Miami’s born-for-it Barbie world
Luxury, tranquility and old-world charm can be found at the Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables, just outside Miami. The iconic peachy-pink tower looms large over an impressive 600,000 gallon pool, the largest on the east coast. An 18-hole, championship golf course designed by Donald Ross is home to a golf school and camp as well as a pro shop. Many of the guest rooms, such as the spacious Merrick and Everglades suites, feature hand-painted ceilings, large stone fireplaces, lush furnishings, vaulted ceilings and beautiful water views.
Follow up a visit to the state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio with some pampering at the spa and salon. Afternoon tea and a bit of shopping is a great way to ease into an evening of dining indulgence at the Palme D’or and the Biltmore Bar. Timeless grace and historic elegance await.
Barbie tip: Play a round of morning golf with the whole crew, enjoy some spa time and sip afternoon tea.