Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 395
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slh123 Great stay in perfect location
This was a remarkable hotel with great hotel staff and amenities to enjoy. The pool is great and the entertainment at night is an added benefit. Location of this hotel is great for travelers as the trolley stop is nearby and also next to a resort that has nightly entertainment later. The only downfall to our trip was the rude bartender at the tiki bar at the pool. He has no sense of humor.... (and I'm not a fussy person). After our incident another annual visitor says "he's always been like that... don't take it personal". He shouldn't be in that job. Otherwise... it was a "wonderful" vacation -- very relaxing -- great rooms -- great food and drinks!!!
June 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJK1954 Nice!
I have stayed here numerous times over the past 5 years or so. I have no major complaints, except that the bedding could use some upgrading. The pillows are uncomfortable, and the washing machines and dryers can do with an upgrade as well.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by banana456 midnight noisy band and singing of the resterant
the front desk seems to busy to care much about the customers.But the location is good.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by suetom57 nice room
had a great stay and a good view. i will be comming back for a few night's stay. refreshing place for a get-away
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mjh53 Great Ammenities
The restaurant and bar area were absolutely perfect. The pool was great, the staff very friendly.
The only thing that was missing was a private beach like some of the other hotels have but it's really close to the public beach (within walking distance).
We've stayed another hotel on Clearwater Beach before and this restaurant and bar far out weigh the private beach they had. We visit once a year and will definitely come back.
The staff was very friendly and accomodating.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aminspired Memorable Memorial Day Weekend
I just returned from another amazing stay at the Clearwater Beach Holiday Inn. I would classify this location as more of a "resort" than a hotel.
For the three nights I stayed on this visit, I really didn't feel the need to leave the resort once I checked in (although I went to the beach briefly but it was just too hot)! I enjoyed the pool, which overlooks the Gulf, and enjoyed time at Jimmy's and the Tiki Bar. Good music, band, dancing, and food. Although I may now be addicted to the grilled oysters. Haha. I was even lazy and enjoyed room service one day.
Everything was just perfect. Check in was a pleasure, as usual, with the friendly and efficient service given by Tim and Jenny. I had a beautiful and quiet Gulf front room and I looked forward to Tim and Jenny's morning smiles and well wishes each day.
The housekeeping staff was great. I even had a towel animal waiting for me when I returned from the pool, which was a fun surprise. The serving staff is pleasant and fun. I also have to give George some credit for his daily appearance :)
Staff encouraged a good time and as busy as it was being Memorial Day weekend, I was always treated well and greeted with a smile. The grounds were kept clean and I always felt safe on the premises, which was important especially since I traveled alone.
Staff remembered the guests and many addressed me by name. These little touches make a huge difference.
I already booked my next visit. I really appreciate being treated as a valued guest and am excited to return soon!
May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fth4 Holiday inn
Excellent staff at front desk for check in and check out, very accommodating
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SUPERKOOL67 ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED
WENT TO STAY THE WEEKEND AND LOVED THE WHOLE PLACE. GOT LUCKY ON THE ROOM BECAUSE OF THE WONDERFUL STALL AT THE FRONT DESK. STAYED MAY 2nd AND MAY 3rd. INSTEAD OF A SINGLE ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW OF THE OCEAN,THE FRONT DESK HOOKED US UP WITH A VIEW AND A DOUBLE ROOM WITH A KITCHEN!!!
NOW I HAVE GONE TO THE RESTUARANTS ATTACHED TO HOTELS BEFORE,BUT JIMMYS FISHHOUSE SUPRISED THE HECK OUT US. GOT GREAT SERVICE,FRIENDLY STAFF AND AWESOME FOOD. I RECOMEND THIS HOTEL AND RESTAURANT TO ANY AND ALL THE PEOPLE I MEET.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sonyaoj Wonderful Hotel
What a wonderful experience! The staff was wonderful and I got a room upgrade. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I could walk to the beach and eating places with no issues.
May 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LeeMax Pretty good but not superior NO direct beach access
We enjoyed the stay but this hotel advertises that it's on the beach. Technically it is but you can not walk out to the beach. Before we booked we were told there was beach access which is incorrect. You must walk to the beach a few blocks.
The room was mostly clean but needed dusting. 90 percent of the staff was friendly however a shift manager was not. My credit card was charged in advance for incidentals but they do not explain that to you in advance. When I asked him to please let his customers know this he simply responded "that's not our procedure". He was rude.
Food was wonderful although the rest auras hold close for a few days to do a deep cleaning. Very grimy and dirty. Busboy wiped tables off with visibly dirty towels without using cleaners. Staff was friendly in the restaurant.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bozzz Nice stay
Counter staff was excellent, had two rooms booked and were able to get them side by side with one upgraded for IHG rewards membership. Only con was we were not offered points or anything else at check in. Housekeeping was great. She always asked if we needed anything and did a great job of preparing our room daily! Pool area clean and had plenty of towels and chairs. Ate at Jimmy's several times during our stay, only complaint, need more items on breakfast buffet. Great Bloody Mary!
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Meg's visit OVERALL GREAT EXPERIENCE AND COMFORT
Great Rooms, Food, Pool, just an overall good stay.
Wish we could have stayed longer or there was direct beach access, but really nice hotel and worth the stay!
Would recommend to anyone!
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debby&Cindy Comfortable room and friendly staff
I loved this hotel! The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and it was so relaxing to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view of the gulf. While it isn't on the beach, it is just a short walk to the beach. And the pool was great with seating right on the water. The restaurant was fabulous and the tiki bar by the pool was great. We really enjoyed having a fridge & microwave in the room. And the housekeeping staff were very polite and did a great job. And the sunset celebration in the bar was fabulous!
I look forward to staying in this wonderful hotel again!!
May 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NXZKC Enjoyable stay, eat elsewhere
We stayed here 6 nights and really enjoyed the stay. Although the rooms feel a little dated they were comfortable and clean. We were surprised that the hotel does not have an actual beach, but the public beach is a short walk and you can check out beach towels at the front desk. The front desk staff were very helpful and the cleaning staff (Cynthia cleaned our room) were excellent. The only negative was the bar and restaurant. The food was very bland and uninspired. Basic bar food but not very good. Service, both in the resaurant and room service, were extremely slow. For excellent food we thoroughly enjoyed both Beachcombers and Guppy's on the Beach. The Jolley Trolley will take you to both. These are pricier and more upscale but the food and service were excellent and provided quite a dining treat.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS GREAT STAFF
THIS WAS A MOTHERS DAY GIRLS WKND GETAWAY. FIRST AND FOREMOST I MUST COMPLIMENT THE STAFF. ESPECIALLY THE FRONT DESK, TIM AND THE RESTAURANT "JIMMYS", GREETER STEVEN OR SHAGGY AS HE IS KNOWN AS. SERVICE IS EVERYTHING AND THESE TWO WERE AWESOME. THE FOOD AT JIMMYS WAS DELICIOUS AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. THE HOTEL WAS CLEAN. THE POOL WAS RELAXING. I WILL BE HERE AGAIN IN AUGUST WITH MY HUSBAND. THE LOCATION WAS EXCELLENT. BEACH IS A VERY SHORT WALK. CAN'T WAIT TO GET THERE AGAIN.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by npykusx1 Recent stay was great (fourth time at this hotel)
Fourth time staying at this hotel. Everything was great again. Staff and room. Location is a key for this hotel. Within a 10 minute walk is one of the BEST beaches in the world. Clearwater beach. I wish that the hotel would off their free breakfasts like at other Holiday Inns. But they have a full restaurant which has great food. There are also numerous restaurants and activities on this strip and don't forget to play mini golf which is just across the street.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mags0703 Love it!
Always a great stay with great customer service. It's the only place I'll stay in CWB!
May 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aminspired I love this hotel
I just love this hotel. It has a great atmosphere and the staff always encourages lots of fun. The sunset party on the deck was a great time. The pool is beautiful and the beach is a very short walk. The front desk staff was super friendly and housekeeping was excellent. This hotel is extremely clean and safe.
I always opt for the gulf front rooms because the views are amazing! I saw dolphins swim past my room this visit and I was thrilled. This hotel has a fun atmosphere without being too crazy. Jimmy's is a must! I will be back in a few weeks and can't wait. This time I need to request a room in a quieter location though :)
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KeithAG Clearwater Resort
I enjoyed the stay at this resort very much. The pool was clean the restaurant was awesome. The views were stunning. The rooms were great. Tim at the front desk could not be better. I would love to return to this place as soon as I can.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by E.Jomaa Overall Experience
I loved my recent stay at the Holiday inn(Clearwater beach),service was excellent,room was great,location is perfect,close to everything you need,from beach to restaurants and shops within walking distance,the view was unreal,waking up to look outside your window and see the dolphins playing was just so much fun my family loved it,sunset was so relaxing,I would like to thank the staff and especially Christine Bottger (manager),you went out of your way to make our stay very pleasant ,I hope to see you again in our summer vacation in Aug,I do recommend this Hotel to all.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sant33 Great place to stay!
Had a very good time for a stay here. I was able to enjoy the pool ,bar and resturant at the hotel. Was a short walk to the beach and all the shops. Will be coming back next year for a week.
April 29, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Daptax Not impressed with check in or room ammenities.
The phone in our room did not work during our entire stay. We requested a king bed and were assigned queen beds. The check in person was not friendly.
You have an employee named Joan who was wonderful.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cressie Great Service
Everyone that I spoke with in person or over the phone were the most friendly and helpful people I have encountered at a hotel stay.
April 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Newfoundlanders Newfoundlanders
My family stayed at this hotel for two nights. When we arrived the gentleman at the front desk served us but also continued to talk to a lady next to us about a problem with her cell phone. A little unprofessional.
The room was very nice and well kept. However, the view from our balcony was very unacceptable. Below looked like someone's junk yard and to our right we had the joy of listening to air conditioning units roaring.
We immediately contacted the front desk and asked if there was another room available. There was, however there would be an additional cost. We were very disappointed.
I usually stay at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express when I travel. This is my first negative encounter. I can't say whether or not I would return to this facility again. I would have to ensure ahead of time that our room would be better situated within the hotel.
April 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ovlizzyliz Huge Rooms
Very comfortable and quiet. Close to the water, very relaxing. Executive Suite was very spacious:) Loved my stay.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milwaukee girl Beautiful hotel.
Very nice hotel. Beautiful view of the Gulf and staff were very accommodating. Would definitely come back!
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by People from the North Spring Break
We had a marvelous time. This location is awesome. We could walk everywhere or hop on the Trolley to visit other areas along the gulf. We stay here every time we visit Clearwater and have never had a problem. We highly recommend this hotel.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrandMimi Wonderful view. Very nice room.
Three generations shared the suite!!! I'm so glad we upgraded to GULF VIEW!! It was so worth it. We saw dolphins, a manatee And some awesome sunsets!!!
The staff was VERY helpful and friendly.
The only negative was the pullout couch. Two were going to use it and it was awful!! Bars were most uncomfortable!!! We folded it back up and I slept on the couch. That worked okay but put three to one bed!!!
Our stay was GRAND... The location was PERFECT!!
I'd love to come back!!
April 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great room BAD FOOD!
We had a steak diner that was cooked perfect but the cut of meat was terrible.
The staff was good and the room was great!
April 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by David4599 Pool is not usable
Room great, people friendly. location just fine for the beach.
Two main issues:
Buffet is starch loaded, if you are expecting a lot of local fresh fruit choices, think again or get your own.
They use an ultrasonic noise generator to keep the birds away at the pool. If you or your children have sensitive hearing, it will hurt your ears. When I asked about it, the response was, yeah it bothers us too, but we can't do anything about it. We ended up not able to use the pool after the first 30mins. It was like nails on a chalkboard to my kids, my hearing is not as sharp, but I could hear it, and it was annoying.
April 12, 2014