Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 708
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fionaro Holiday Inn Clearwater
We have stayed at this hotel 4 times now. Unfortunately on this occasion we were a little disappointed. There is major construction of a new hotel being built within the hotels car park causing disruption within the hotels check-in reception and also with the whole of the pool area. Pool area is looking onto the building site with cranes etc.,noise and vibrating experienced daily. The hotel is trying to overcome the problem by sending customers to the hotel pool next door! Not always convenient for the customer though. Also the hotel has forced a valet service because they are building within most of the car park. It is a pity that this hotel feels the need to build in their carpark whilst customers are staying.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dsadamz Friendly staff and easy access to beach
Was lucky to get a same day reservation during the busy summer season. Staff was warm and friendly. Our room was quiet and comfortable despite construction next door. We enjoyed sitting on the deck area and watching the sunset over the gulf.
July 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by drsnapper Misleading with "beach access", and heavy construction was not disclosed
The only direct "beach" access from this hotel is a small sandy area behind the side parking deck. Even so, the hotel is actually located on an a clear water pass. If you desire the actual Clearwater sand beach, Beach Walk area, and unobstructed sunset views, you must either walk (crossing 3 streets due to sidewalks closed from construction) or drive and find/pay a premium for parking. Valet parking at this hotel is non-negotiable due to construction. Some valets at this hotel were extremely nice and helpful while others were rude and inconsiderate. Heavy construction is underway directly next door from 7 AM to 5 PM weekdays - more than likely for several more months. Jimmy's Fishhouse at this hotel was a good experience, and Julieta provided excellent room service during our 6-night stay. We will certainly not be back to this hotel, and regret not doing more research before taking our vacation here.
July 19, 2015