Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 219
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vivalavida Comfortable rooms
Great rooms and great gateway, enjoy the view and location great foods and entertainment , also affordable prices.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by drob84 Ok
We came to Clearwater after spending 6 nights at Disney. We came for some relaxation. We did not get it. We were placed on the 1st floor which I thought would be great. Easy & convenient for the kids to get to the pool. Our room was next to an exit door. The door was used all night. People in & out!! We did not sleep!! At night the exit should become an emergency only exit between 11pm-8am so whoever is sleeping in room 164 can sleep. Also one morning at 7:30 someone starting running a vacuum outside our door.
Our air conditioner leaked water all over the floor by our patio door. Every time you came into the room from the pool, you stepped onto a cold & wet carpet. We told the front desk about, I am not sure if anyone came to check it out because the carpet stayed wet for our entire stay.
Our view from the patio door wasn't the best either. We kept the curtain closed most of the time. To the right of the door was a pile of broken chairs. In front of us we could see the bathrooms & the pump system for the pool.
On the day we checked out, I told the front desk about our frustrations and she said she would have a manager call me & took my cell #. I am still waiting for that call.
Expected to have more beach didn't know it was a 10 minute walk down the street.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grizzwalds Updated room and comfortable staff.
Enjoyed the stay and we had a great time. Location was beautiful and prices were reasonable.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by markstl vacation
very relaxing stay. walking distance to many restaurants/attractions.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkL1977 Good Hotel Great Staff
This hotel is a very good choice for staying in Clearwater. I figured it would be more beach located but in is actually more located on a channel. Don't let that discourage you though as it is in the best position to see the sun set and rise with a beach view. The pool is heated and saltwater which makes it very enjoyable. The only issue I had was that their where some kids there being very unruly running around and jumping into the pool. This was very bothering when they splashed me as I was enjoying my drink while lounging in the deep end. " One actually had the nerve to tell me I needed to move". I don't blame the hotel for this but I do blame the parents. If I could improve anything I would suggest that they allow for an adults only swim time later in the afternoon.
The staff is awesome here as I left my DL and CC and they called me the next day to inform me. We made arrangements and they got it back to me asap. I couldn't ask for better service. I wish I remembered the ladies name All I know is she is originally from NY. My kodus go out to her as she made a very big impression on me.
The honored my priority status and gave me an upgrade to a suite. I would have preferred ocean-side but hey we cant always get what we want. LOL.
The food was excellent!!!!!
June 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GoFlyakite Nightmare!
I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. I wanted a beachfront and instead we got water front like a awful lake. The sand wasn't near by instead 3-4 lights down the street. A 14 hour drive for this. a
Awful place. The people at the front desk was rude. The room was awful and had to pay $ 25.00 a day to park outside not even in a park garage. Never again!! What. Nightmare! The people was very RUDE!
I wouldn't stay here every again!
June 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by slbk Nice hotel - did not know it was not on the beach
we wanted to be on the beach and there was no mention that the hotel does not have direct beach access.
as a result the pool was VERY crowded.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PattyG LOVE HOLIDAY INN CLEARWATER BEACH
I was down May 30 to June 2 and simple fell in love with the Holiday Inn at Clearwater Beach. The staff could not have been nicer..the pool area is terrific...the views are fabulous and love the sunset countdowns. The sunsets are the best!
The people at Jimmy's Fish House and Iguana Bar were terrific.
Definitely will be back!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jamesk12 Jim W.
This is the nicest location I have stayed at yet. The restaurant and Tiki bar staff were very attentive and the facility was very well maintained and the ocean views , especially the sunsets were great
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lopitos Short vacation
After being in pensacola we Stay 2 day in clearwater before,returning To Chicago It was very busy since It was memorial weekend, we had breakfast in the restaurante from the hotel but we had a dificult time Getting service i dont want To read thru the lines
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jessica35 Looking forward to my upcoming wedding here!
Memorial Day weekend each year my best friends come to visit. This year I was especialy excited as I was looking forward to staying at your property for the night to show it off. All of the ladies are my bridesmaids for my upcoming wedding in January. Your property did not disappoint and everyone is getting amped up to spend a long weekend with you early next year! I am very excited to be hosting our wedding at such a beautiful property! Nancy is a delight and such a great help! She took the time to give us a tour so I could show the gals what they could look forward to!
See y ou soon!
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Familyweekend Wonderful Sweet 16 weekend!!
We couldn't have asked for a better venue for our daughter's "sweet 16" party. We were welcomed with open arms from the moment we arrived until the minute we checked out. The party room was perfect and we were catered too for anything we needed. The room and hotel accomodations were the best!!! As a busy mom of three teenagers I was able to have a very relaxing weekend with my family.
May 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by clcd26 Paper thin walls, no beach access & room view different than what I reserved
My rate was changed, even though I was initially told it would not be changed, when I altered my iteniary.
No luggage assistance although advertised.
I reserved a Beach View when I spoke with the staff making reservations - I was given a "City View" room. I requested the Beach View Room I had reserved and the general response was that the hotel was booked so I had to live with it.
There is NO BEACH ACCESS at this hotel. There is no beach access in what I would consider to be a close proximity. You can walk 5-10 minutes and get there.
I was on the 9th floor and could literally hear traffic, people talking, yelling, etc from my room at all hours of the night. It is really quite amazing that you could build a structure with literally no sound deadening qualities but this hotel has achieved just that.
The suite I was provided was not a suite in the traditional sense, instead it is just 2 adjoining hotel rooms. They took the bed out of one and put a fold up couch there. Upside - if you need two rooms just book a suite.
Two pools are offered (I only used once) the small pool is probably literally a foot deep. The other pool starts at 4.5 foot deep.
I think the restaurant is the highlight of this place. Average food, average price, great service and convenient.
I believe my main mistake was thinking that since I was paying such a high rate I was going to get quality. This is a Holiday Inn that charges a lot. It provides Holiday Inn quality and Holiday Inn level of service. As long as you really like Holiday Inns and you do not care to pay 3-4 times what you normally pay for a Holiday Inn to look at a City View you should be thrilled.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbaustin This is the one you want for the perfect beach vacation
I have stayed at this hotel several times and find it to be one of the best. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the views beyond description, the staff always helpful, the workout room equipment is way above most hotel gyms, the pool is beautiful and clean but the best for last is Jimmy's Fish House and Beach Bar. For great food, drinks, sunsets and music, they get 5 stars in my book. Cant wait for my next visit.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barbara11 WONDERFUL VACATION SPOT
This Holiday Inn has it all! The setting and views are fabulous. The property is close to everything you could want or need. I stay in many Holiday Inns and this one has all te qualities you expect from Holiday Inn and more. The bed was very comfortable and room very clean. Penty of chairs around the pool and along the shore. great place for families or couples.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coolbrz47 Awesome view, great bed, who needs a tv?
Even though my fiancée and I live in Clearwater, we wanted an easy getaway. Holiday Inn delivered! This was a great value, great view, excellent service and we will definitely be staying there again.
May 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PatBB Not directly beachfront.
It is on the Gulffront, but in a non-swimmable harbor-type area. For the price I expected to be directly on a swimming beach, but I had to walk 5 minutes down the street to the beach.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beni Graduation Stay
While in Tampa for our daughter's graduation we stayed a couple nights at the Holiday Inn. We had a great experience. Rooms were clean. Staff accommodating and professional. The pool area faced the waterway which was beautiful. The on premise restaurant "Jimmy's Fish House and Iguana Bar" had great views and outstanding food. Would go back.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by William03 WOW
The room was spacious and comfortable; the food in the restaurant was wonderful and fast; the pool was not crowded; The only thing I would change is having to pay for parking.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clearwater62 Server issue only downside to stay
We arrived on a Saturday night and there was a line to register of about 6 people. A person badged with a security name tag told us the server was down and they were having to register each person manually. There did not appear to be any line for Priority members so we waited about 20 minutes for our turn. We got our room but were not asked about Priority membership. I had to go back later and ask for our complimentary package which included a free bar drink. Given the situation, extra staff at the desk and trying to maintain a line for Priority members would have helped to alleviate the situation. Enjoyed dinner although the area was kind of crazy with wedding guests so it was not as romantic as we had hoped. Walked to beach the next day and were able to enjoy before checking out. We have stayed at this location multiple times since we have relatives in the area and love it's convenience. Not crazy about paying $12 for parking but beach parking is somewhat a premium so I live with it.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pearlie Our place of Choice on the Gulf side
Since we live on the east coast of Florida, Clearwater Beach is our choice for a quick getaway. The Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach is our hotel of choice.
The views are phenomenal. The staff always go out their way to make us feel welcome and the food and drinks are very good.
This is where we will stay as long as they have availability.
May 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by iTail One Night Stand
My wife and decided to drive over from Orlando and spend the evening and watch the sunset over the Gulf.. We were both very happy with our king room and the friendly service. The best part is Jimmy's Restaurant outside with a live balladeer entertaining and having fun.. We totally enjoyed our one night and will no doubt go back again.. And we got lucky and photographed a very nice sunset..
May 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Winker Excellent Suites with sundeck overlooking Gulf
We booked a suite and found the rooms excellent, with lots of space and privacy for occupants. Rooms very nicely decorated and balcony views were good. Outdoor amenities are excellent, great pool and sundeck. Restaurant and bar are also very good with beautiful views of gulf and sunsets. Would certainly recommend this hotel for parties that are looking for suites in Clearwater Beach.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scottmb Excellent Place to Stay
My wife and 9 year daughter stayed May 1, thru May 5, 2013. I extremely surprised at our room, as the website pictures do not do the room justice. We stayed in one of the suites, it was very spacious and extremely clean. The food was great, we ate breakfast there everyday ordering off of the menu on Thursday & friday and we did the buffet on Saturday, the food was great. We also had dinner 2 nights and many appetizers with adult beverages, very good plus a good value. I would highly reccomend this hotel for adults and for family's. It was a great experience.
May 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SaavyTraveler22 Disappointment
Clean rooms, extremely rude restaurant staff, rude hotel staff at pool check-in. Poor customer service from management. Would be nice if cabanas were available on the beach. Pool staff allowed non-hotel guests to utilize the pool.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janm8144 Nice staff, great view
Lovely view of pass from 7th floor. Pool is beautiful. No beach in front of hotel, but pool is perfect. Staff was very accommodating. Restaurant was good, but service was slow for breakfast.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dale61 Rooms and hotel staff were wonderful
Having said that, I have to say that the food served at the restaurant and bars was less than average. The service was don't right awful. While the staff seemed friendly enough, Several times we felt abandoned and forgotten by them. We ordered something from the poolside
waitress and she never returned to our table. Then when we finally went to the bar ourselves to get another round, she seemed insulted and she never came to our table again. The morning of check out we had breakfast at Jimmy's Fish House, While we were one of the only folks there that early, It seemed to take them a long while to get our orders. In addition, when paying the check the server took my credit card and then seemed surprised when after 20 minutes of her not coming back with it, I had to go look for her to get the bill. Her response was that she had forgotten that she had even swiped it?
If you could find a way to replace most of the servers in the bar and restaurants, The stay would have been awesome
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gurk64 Great view and great location
This is a great hotel. People are great, location was great and view from room was breath taking.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by melissa29 Had a relaxing time and beautiful sunsets
My family of four (my husband, five year old and two year old daughters, and myself) met my sister and her husband in Clearwater for a long weekend getaway. My sister picked the hotel and I honestly had low expectations since it was not a high end style hotel. Let me say that I was pleasantly surprised on the entire stay. Our room was a corner room overlooking the water, pool area and above the restaurant. We were able to watch the sunset every night and listen to live (really good) music right from our room. Our room had a mini kitchen area, a small living space, and two queen beds. The room was clean and nice updated finishes. The space was perfect for our family. We all slept soundly and comfortably in the beds each night. The staff was really friendly and helpful with any questions we had. With the exception of a few meals out, we ate at the restaurant and the food was really good. My husband and I both are foodies, so we are picky and don't care for the chain type restaurants. The food was fresh and good and it was nice to not have to venture out in the car with two little ones in tow. The only complaint about the restaurant was that come the weekend, they were running out of items like cereal and avocados (two things we really like) and the fruit was not as fresh on the weekend (looked like it had been sitting there for a while). Besides these two things, the restaurant experience was good. Our family enjoyed the pool everyday and loved the views of the water from the pool. We truly relaxed on this vacation and would definitely return/ recommend to anyone.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Beautiful location!
Very cozy hotel.. Friendly staff... Perfect tiki bar with big beautiful pool! Didn't want to leave..just needed a breakfast buffet or something like that...
April 27, 2013