Proud to have you aboard

Eckerd College changes lives, including the parents and family of our students. We are proud to have you as part of the Eckerd College community. We are confident that you will find this community stimulating and friendly, with many people ready to help you and your student.

Commencement 2016

Parent Council

The Eckerd College Parent Council is a group of committed volunteers who support the College by attending local and regional events, helping with Admission efforts, strengthening communication between parents and the College, and supporting the Eckerd Fund. Parent Council meetings are held semiannually on campus—in the fall and during Family Weekend. More about Parent Council.

Read President Eastman’s Letter to Eckerd College Families.
Sign up for ParentConnections, a newsletter offering Eckerd news, tips and deadlines specifically for Eckerd parents, or the broader InsideEckerd newsletter
Family cheering at Commencement

Hotel Information

St. Pete Beach
(3-5 miles from Eckerd)

The Alden Beach Resort
5900 Gulf Blvd.
800-237-2530
Ask for Eckerd College Discount (15%)

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
4327 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL
727-360-7642
Ask for Eckerd College discount

Bay View Plaza Waterfront Resort
4321 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2792
Ask for Eckerd College discount

Bilmar Beach Resort
10650 Gulf Boulevard
Treasure Island, Florida 33706
800-826-9724
Ask for Eckerd College rate for discounts

Blind Pass Resort Motel
7901 Blind Pass Road
727-360-6737

Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-235-6397
Ask for Eckerd College discount. Amenities include complimentary wi-fi, bottled water and fruit basket, free self parking, a discounted resort fee and round-trip transportation to downtown St. Petersburg 9-5 daily.

Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
3860 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-363-0001
800-221-0007
Ask for Eckerd College discount

Howard Johnson’s
6100 Gulf Blvd
727-360-7041

Keystone Motel
801 Gulf Way
727-360-1313

Liberte Management
Vacation Rentals
Minimum 3 night stay required
800-542-3668
Use reservation code ECK

Plaza Beach Beachfront Resort
4506 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
Ask for Eckerd College discount or enter promotional code “Eckerd” online

Sandpiper
6000 Gulf Blvd
(727) 360-5551
727-360-5551

Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center
5300 Gulf Blvd
800-344-5999

TradeWinds Resorts
5500 Gulf Blvd
727-367-6461
800-251-3966
EC promo code: VS4191; discount rate not available online.

Grand Plaza Hotel
5250 Gulf Blvd
727-360-1811

Downtown
(5 miles from Eckerd)

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort
501 5th Ave. N.E.
727-894-1000
800-468-3571

America’s Best Inn
342 3rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248

Hampton Inn & Suites
80 Beach Dr. NE
727-892-9900

Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
300 4th Street North
727-450-6200
Book the $119 Eckerd rate

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-5000

The Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave N
727-873-7900
Use reservation code 421ECK

Mansion House Bed & Breakfast
105 Fifth Ave. N.E.
727-821-9391

Staybridge Suites
940 Fifth Avenue South
727-821-0777
Enter the dates of stay on the left hand side of the page, click on ‘Have a Corporate ID?’ and use the code ‘100247018’ to get the $99 rate.

Watergarden Inn at the Bay
126 Fourth Ave. N.E.
888-873-2122
Ask for Eckerd Discount (15%)

Hotel Indigo
234 Third Avenue North
727-822-4814

Dickens House Bed & Breakfast  
335 8th Avenue NE
727-822-8622

Treasure Island Beach
(9 miles from Eckerd)

Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
11908 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island
727-367-2761
Enter promo code E77 online for special Eckerd College discounted rate

North St. Petersburg
(15 miles from Eckerd)

Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater
3131 Executive Drive, Clearwater
727-572-8484

Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater/Madeira Beach
601 American Legion Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
727-392-8088
Ask for Eckerd College discount

Holiday Inn – St. Petersburg – Clearwater International Hotel
3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
727-573-5022
Ask for Eckerd College discount

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2171 54th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
727-520-7800
Ask for Eckerd discount (10%)

Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater
5050 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
727-573-4444

Spring Hill Suites Clearwater
3485 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
727-571-1600
Ask for the Eckerd College discount

Holiday Inn Express Clearwater- Icot Center
13625 Icot Blvd, Clearwater
727-536-7275
Ask for the Eckerd College discount

You might also search for hotels near Eckerd through hotels-rate.com.
Please note, this link is not an endorsement by Eckerd College of the listed properties.

Contact Us

You are a vital part of this community. Feedback is always welcome. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Anne Wetmore, Director of Student and Family Relations
wetmorac@eckerd.edu – 727-865-7163

Admission Office
admissions@eckerd.edu – 727-864-8331

Tom Schneider, Parent Council Liaison
parentcouncil@eckerd.edu – 727-864-8409