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Thank you for your interest in our resort. Below are important details about The Bellwether Beach Resort
Check-in and Check-out
What time is Check-In and Check-Out?
Check-in starts after 4 p.m. If you arrive earlier, we would gladly store your baggage until your room is ready. If the room is ready before 4 p.m., you may have access to the room earlier.
Check out time is at 11 a.m. We would be happy to store your luggage until you are ready to depart.
Do you offer early Check-In or late Check-Out?
If you would like we can place you on our early check-in waitlist, our early check-in fee is $75 plus tax between 7 am - 2 pm. This does not guarantee an early check-in, and you will ONLY be charged if we can accommodate check-in prior to 2 pm.
Guests are welcome to the property at any time. If the room is not ready upon arrival, we can issue their paperwork, provide a parking pass and store their luggage.
Guests are welcome to enjoy our amenities (i.e. grab a bite to eat at Bongos or go to the beach or pool) while the room is ready. We will call the guest as soon as the room is available.
Late Check-Out Fee:
Requests for a late check-out time are honored based on room availability at a fee of $35 an hour. Please check with the Front Desk for availability.
Do you require a reservation deposit?
Yes, Our deposit policy requires all reservations to have an advanced deposit of one night room rental plus tax when a reservation is made.
If you need to cancel your reservation, your cancellation must be received at least 72 hours prior to 4:00 p.m. of your arrival date in order to receive a full refund of your deposit.
What is the cost of the resort fee and what does it include?
During your stay, enjoy a wide variety of amenities and services included in your nightly resort fee:
- Direct access to the beach
- Daily complimentary use of one (1) beach cabana - OR - two (2) beach chairs with umbrella
- Beach and pool towels
- Food and beverage service to your seat on the beach
- Complimentary Early Riser Yoga - Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
- Live music daily
- In-Room Service - View Menu
- Parking for one (1) vehicle per room - Oversized vehicles must park in our overflow parking lot, located two blocks away from the resort.
- Complimentary beach games
- High speed Wi-Fi
- Concierge Services
- Two (2) bottles of water per room upon arrival
- Local fitness center (off-premises)* - Learn More
- Outdoor heated pool (based on weather)
- Complimentary 25 minute professional photoshoot at sunset* - Learn More
*Please ask the hotel staff for more details and conditions. This service is provided by a third company not related to the hotel.
Our current daily resort fee is $45 plus taxes.
Taxes on guest room accommodations and nightly resort fee are 13%. Taxes on all other goods are 7%.
How can I cancel my reservation and what is the cancellation policy?
For bookings made directly with us through our phone line or website, please contact the Front Office at 727-360-1811.
If you made your reservation through a travel company, you must call the company direct in order to cancel the reservation. The hotel cannot change or cancel your reservation.
To receive a refund of your deposit, your cancellation or any changes to your reservation must be received at least 72 hours prior to 4:00 p.m. of your arrival date.
Early Departure Fee:
If guests want to leave earlier than their scheduled check-out day, the hotel needs at least a 24-hour notice before the day they wish to depart. Failure to provide a 24-hour notice will result in paying in full for that evening, including taxes.
What forms of payment do you accept?
The Bellwether Beach Resort accepts payment in US Dollars from all major credit cards:
- American Express
- Cash. Guests are required to provide a credit/debit card at check-in. Guests may pay with cash upon check-out.
Personal checks are not accepted. Proper photo ID is required for all transactions.
Do you offer breakfast on-site?
Bongos Beach Bar and Grille offers breakfast Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 10:30 am; while St. Pete Social offers a variety of to-go breakfast options daily.
On Sunday, enjoy a one-of-a-kind-experience with brunch in our revolving restaurant, Spinners Rooftop Grille. Brunch is offer from 9 am to 1 pm and reservations are recommended.
For more information about their hours of operation and menu, please visit the link below or ask the Front Office team for further details.
Please be aware our hotel fees do not include breakfast. If you would like to have your breakfast included in your reservation, please see our Special Offers for more options.
Do I need a reservation for any of the restaurants on-site?
Spinners Rooftop Grille is the only establishment that accepts reservations. We strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time if you are planning to visit our revolving restaurant.
Level 11 Rooftop & Lounge, Bongos Beach Bar & Grille, and St. Pete Social, do not take reservations. First-come, first-served basis.
Do you offer room service?
Yes, we offer daily in-room service from 1 pm to 9 pm. Click here to view the menu. Please dial extension #2151 for service.
A $5 fee and 20% gratuity will automatically be added to the service
What are the pool and beach cabana hours?
Our beach cabana service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Subject to change and weather permitting).
Two beach loungers and umbrella, or one cabana are included in resort fee. No advanced reservations, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our pool is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Subject to change and weather permitting).
Do you provide daily housekeeping service?
The hotel offers cleaning service every other day. If you have any special requests, please visit or call the Front Desk for assistance.
What is the smoking policy?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. All guest rooms and balconies are non-smoking.
A $250 smoking fee is assessed to anyone smoking in the rooms.
Do you offer parking on-premises?
Yes, one (1) parking space per room is provided and included in the Resort Fee. Additional parking for the a second vehicle is based on availability at a charge of $25 per day. There is no additional parking available on holidays.
Visitor Parking, parking for buses, small RVs, and trailers are based on availability and at an additional cost.
Please contact the resort in advance to make arrangements for these types of vehicles.
How can I buy a Gift Card?
You can buy a Gift Card through our website. Your gift will be sent to your recipient via email or SMS text notification with a link to their gift. We will notify you as soon as they open their gift.
What is the minimum age to stay at your hotel?
The minimum age to register at the resort is 21 years old and one registered adult must be present - throughout the entire stay.
Is the hotel pet friendly?
Unfortunately, Bellwether Beach Resort is a pet-free facility. We accept service dogs and will require a signed pet agreement.
Can you drink on the beach?
St. Pete Beach regulations allow alcoholic beverages only to guests registered at gulf-front hotels. To be allowed to have alcohol beverages on the beach you must follow the following rules:
- Must be a registered resort guest.
- Alcohol must be purchased through resort outlets to be consumed on the beach.
- No personal coolers or outside alcohol permitted on the beach. Drinks are to be served by resort staff only.
- Registered guests must wear wristbands at all times.
- Must have photo ID confirming 21 years of age or older.