Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 240
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nata35 Not real happy
we went to Clearwater Beach the 2nd week in July. The first day we were there the power went out of the hotel. In no time the room was very uncomfortable and just plan hot. Just outside the building construction was taking place. It was very loud all day. The last night that we were there went we got in from the beach we had 1 towel (no washclothes) and 4 people. Not to mention I was told that the hotel was on the beach. It is on the water, but there is not a beach. You have to walk down the street to a beach which was nasty. It had litter and debris everywhere. Over all I was no please with the hotel or the location. Also I had bought the early bird special and when I looked at my reciept I was over charged.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joecev Great Short Vacation
This property strives for and reaches near Perfection.
The room was immaculate and comfortable. View of the Gulf and Sunset... lovely. Front Desk, Wait Staff, Bar Staff.. warm and Welcoming. Special thanks to Kathy , in the coffee shop... such a sweet heart! The pool and outdoor restaurant area are facing the channel out to the Gulf and it makes you feel like you are on a cruise! Just a short walk to the beautiful Clearwater Beach.
We had a great weekend. Can't wait to go back.
July 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JA67 JA67
When we got to check in there were no rooms connecting. We booked way in advance for connecting rooms . One room was ready the other was not. When we went to check in the second room they gave it away. Now I lost my suite status, had to change buildings ended up with two standard rooms over looking a parking lot.
The second day the door handle fell off and the third day the electric went out for more than 30 min.Over all I would not recommend this
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FLchica Good place at a fair price!
Stayed here for 3 days with my 5 year old and the location was pretty good and close to teh beach for a decent price. The rooms were ok but I did not like the lack of a refrigerator and microwave in them. If you go for long periods of time and you have an infant/toddler that you need to heat up milk for, then try to talk to the front desk about a room that includes a microwave. The restaurant food was ok but the first night the waitress charged me for my daughter's meal and kids below 12 are suppose to eat free, so pay attention to the bill. I also did not get recognition for being a priority club member but this was not a deal braker for me. Overall it was a good experience.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kitty409 Fantastic hotel and lounge with a view
Excellent hotel with a wonderful restaurant and lounge on the water. Great view. The staff are so helpful and friendly. We walked to so many places including the pier. Very clean and lots to do, even played Putt Putt golf across the street. We will be back.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thedoctor Clearwater Holiday inn
This place is awesome, my wife and I stay here every year for our anniversary
We love the view of the Gulf and wonderful beaches very close by.
Highly recommend this hotel to everyone
July 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OcalaMom Disappointed mini Vacation
Upon arrival discovered there is no beach at the hotel like there was 8 years ago when this Holiday Inn was a few doors down towards the bridge. The photo on the website is deceptive and the water view you see is a view from a sea wall with large rocks below that you can't swim on. We then went to our suite which was nice but neither of the 2 air conditioners worked and there was a big, noisy squirrel cage blower fan sitting in the middle of the room running because the carpet was wet along the whole wall and window area. I had the wife and kids go to the pool and I went to the room to wait on maintenance to come and fix the air and remove the fan which they promptly did. The next afternoon the rain came and we found out why the carpet was wet. The window leaked so bad rainwater was pouring in everywhere and I had to put a trash can in the window to catch water and towel mop all around it. I tried to call the front desk for 15 minutes in the mid afternoon to report the flood and couldn't get an answer, I finally called a guest service number and got an answering machine and left a message of concern about the flooded room. Over the next 2 days we got no help or response about the leak, not even a mop or extra towels to dry up the sill or floor. Now our second night in we are awakened at 2:20 AM by a blasting alarm and siren over the door telling us there is an emergency and we must evacuate the building by stairs only and not the elevator. Between 2:20 -3:00 AM we, our kid and hundreds of mad people are standing in the parking lot while the Fire Department checks the building. They finally tell us to go back to bed and the Fire Trucks drive away only to return 20 minutes later when we are again evacuated with full sirens and alarms going off full tilt boogie. We are all back in the parking lot crawling into our cars to get some sleep and are told we can go back in and go to bed because there is an apparent short in the fire alarm system and it is not on fire. We finally got back to sleep at 4AM only to be blasted by the fire alarm siren screaming at us again at 4:26 AM. It was immediately disabled after a few minutes and a sign put on the front door of the Hotel saying the fire alarm system is not in working order anymore during your stay(Thank God!)
Other than some noisy drunks in the halls at 1AM the next night' the rest of the stay was alright. The restaurant was adequate and there were a few good servers like Amy for breakfast and a young guy we had at dinner but sorry didn't catch his name. Don't leave any food out in your room. There was 1 little roach that came out from behind the upper cabinet over the microwave that tried to get my donuts but we had fun on the Sea Screamer boat ride and Parasailing as well as the beach down at the boardwalk. We are a Priority Club/IHG Rewards Club Member and have been for the last 12+ years. This was not the best experience we have had at a Holiday Inn and for the upcharge due to the holiday weekend we expected better.
July 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Largefamily Misrepresentation
I was told when booking this property that I was booking oceanfront room!!! Upon arrival (with 14 people), not only were the rooms not oceanfront......the hotel has no beach access!!! There is about a 5 minute walk to reach beach access! Definitely not what was presented to me upon booking. We had booked for 4 nights - stayed 1......only because it was to late with a large group to find another place to stay. Poor representation by holiday inn reservation center!!!!! Hotel desk staff was argumentative as well!
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chemistryguy July 4 visit
We all had a great time. All the folks on the staff were great. Really enjoyed the restaurant and bar. Some very good wines. And looking forward to another trip.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ClassicCars12 Clearwater July 2 -7, 2013
Our stay was nice and the hotel was great. However, they only had one elevator our entire stay.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dophin87 Nice hotel and great view
The staff of the hotel was very nice and helpful. The breakfast buffet is great. I would suggest a gulf view room and/or a table on the patio in the restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DDK90 Great property and location
Stayed at this location with the family while I was in the area on business. They absolutely loved it! The suites give you plenty of room as well as two bathrooms. The pool area is awesome as it is large and overlooks the water where we saw dolphins several times as well as a manatee. The beach is right down the road and is one of the best I have ever visited.
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hotrod50 Good over All
The only downside is the air condition unit in bedroom was noisy kept me awake
July 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mom300 Room OK, but property and service need a lot of work.
The hotel seemed understaffed, particularly in the restaurant.
The staff in the restaurant were short tempered and unfriendly
Overall the service was very poor.
Also please consider limiting smoking in the outdoor space.
I came to Clearwater to enjoy the beautiful views and warm weather, unfortunately I wasn't able to do either due to all the smoking in the outdoor section of the restaurant and by the poolside. Very unpleasant!!
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justmarried great hotel
I must say we was pleased with this hotel as we were there for our honeymoon, 1st time visiting clearwater beach for my husband and myself, Staff was very nice and the front desk clerk was very helpful with upgrading our room to a king room so we could be on golf view. Resturant was excellent, food was great and had the best bloodymary ever.. Jessica that worked at the tiki bar was awesome.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Irisa76 Iriskissimmee, Fl
Our stayed was perfect !!!!!!! I recommend very much!!!!!
July 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Boozer Pool Security
Loved the view, food, and all staff except for main pool security man who would not let you have a drink within 3 feet of the pool! I have never been to a resort in Florida where u could not drink by the pool, heck the bar was only 4 feet from the pool!
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anneds65 Luxury and comfort - great value !
We stayed for 4 nights in a 2 room suite - very luxurious. Reasonably priced. Bed was great. The amenities were nice. Housekeeping did extra touches. Pool was great. We ate at restaurant -- served buffet breakfast for which was also well priced. Dinner was delicious. Nice views, fabulous sunsets.
Walking distance to beach. Only one complaint -- never enough pool towels. Otherwise it was a perfect stay !
July 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Abby28 Not happy with stay
Was a past customer two years ago and the stay was great ...not sure if under new ownership but the stay this time was not great!! First.. the front desk when registering were not friendly at all. Never smiled and never thanked me for choosing this hotel. I have stayed at a lot of hotels and that is just a given when checking in. I paid for a suite with an ocean view and paid for 4 persons in the room.. I had an ocean view with only 2 chairs on the balcony ..was told I was not allowed to put the inside chairs outside and so I requested more outside chairs...they NEVER came even after asking numerous times. Had trouble with the refrigerator and asked for maintenance, when he arrived he was rude and not accommodating. Do not plan on putting more than a few cans of pop in the refrigerator because it will not keep them cold. Also after spending the day at the beach and coming back to the room around 4:00 p.m. to take a shower and get ready for the evening.. the room was never cleaned during our complete stay. Always had to wait on the cleaning people to come.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ibbecky2u Loved our stay!
My family and I had just spent three days in Disney and wanted to relax before making the long trip back home. (Plus, my daughter wanted to go to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, so that's how we ended up in Clearwater) Boy, I have to pat myself on the back for picking this place!!
I chose this hotel due to some rave reviews I had read and it did not disappoint! Everything was just as I expected it to be: The staff was super nice and eager to help in any way, the room was comfortable and clean and my daughter LOVED the pool. I loved relaxing BY the pool with a drink, soaking up the happenings around me and chatting with all the nice folks that were also staying there. It was so beautiful, I felt like I was in Margaritaville and I didn't want to leave! The sunset was the most amazing I've seen in quite some time. And, no...the hotel is not directly located on the beach and that surprised me too...but again, just as other reviewers have mentioned, the first inlet to the beach is just a block away so it's really no big deal.
The only time we ate from Jimmy's was to order room service for breakfast the next morning and it was delicious.
The only con I can think of was the parking fee, I was not expecting that, but it was only $12.
We would definitely stay here again...I'm hoping next year!!
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kerrym1970 Unexpectedly pleasant!
Like most people, I have stayed at my share of Holiday Inns throughout my life. This one exceeded any preconceived expections that I had... the room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, and the amenities had recently been updated (granite countertops, a nice kitchenette). All in all a great stay, although the price was a bit steep. (But I think that just goes hand-in-hand with it being a beachfront destination.)
June 28, 2013
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