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Ritz Resort Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   355 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ritz Resort Motel

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Ranked #40 of 95 hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
caityandjoey New Baltimore, Michigan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Baltimore, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the price, we got a great deal on a low budget vacation. This obviously isnt one of the hot happening hotels but it is in the middle of everything. We didnt drive the car once while down there and had the time of our lives. I would go back in a minute because what this hotel... More

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Pittsburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time frame was 3-6 April, we began by looking for a room several weeks earlier but everything was either full or coming up at $200+ per night...then this one came on my radar at around $403 for 3 nights right on the beach so we took it. First impressions....1950s or 60s..tiled bathrooms and older windows and rusty air conditioners... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

I always thank people for reviews, even if they call me "tightfisted" Please understand, yes all other hotels ON the Gulf, Clearwater Beach price is 200.00 plus for time of year you come. You try my job here.... not all families can afford Hyatt, Hilton, but still should have nice clean place for family Florida vacation. To keep our price... More

new egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay for 4nts/4days. Room was very clean and location is wonderful. Staff were so very helpful... we were able to borrow a wine corkscrew and beach chairs, and they even made dinner reservations for us. Bed was so very comfortable, air conditioning worked perfect and best of all, the room was so so quiet! We did... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for nice review - your room was a standard motel room, which does not have a kitchenette. But ALL rooms have at least a microwave, coffee pot and mini fridge. Dead bolt is not for you - not work because guests never get a key for dead bolt. Just for extra security at night when you are in the... More

Wisconsin
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Before you look here, adjust your expectations. If you're looking for that Hilton/Marriott "experience", keep looking. This is an unpretentious, classic, old-school, mom n pop motel which happens to be parked next to one of the great beaches in all of Florida. The "Resort" in the name must have been someone's tongue-in-cheek poke at all the other big $$$ joints... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

I enjoy and have good laugh reading your review. Honest & direct. All true except I must explain is not as you say , " tongue in cheek poke at all other big $$$ joints" Truth is in 1956 when motel was built here - Original owner name it, Modern Air conditioning, AT&T in room telephone, Television, massage mattress for... More

Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This motel is exactly as described. The room was large and has a small kitchen. The location would be hard to beat. A few steps to the beach and not far to the pier. The room and bathroom were very clean. Great restaurants all around you. Staff very helpful with recommendations. Would stay again for sure.

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

Nice review, I hope I see you again next years! Thanks so much, Veronika General Manager More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My room was clean and spacious, and the mini fridge and microwave helped me save a ton of money on meals. The view from the balcony is superb, the beach on one side, and the marina on the other, sheltered from the wind (Southern exposure). The pool and common areas were clean and well-maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful.... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! Happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you this year or next yr :-) More

Hamburg, Deutschland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Me and my boyfriend spontaneously decided to stay a couple of days in this Motel. The location is just great, you only have to cross the street to get to the beach. Next to the hotel are plenty of bars & shops. Make sure to also check out the pier, there is a lot fun stuff going on at night.... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for nice review. KC know all best places to eat and party this is true. Here Ritz Resort I say we not just rent 4 walls, bed and bathroom, but make sure you have nice vacation here on beautiful beach so you wish to return again. Far from Germany? Me from Poland. We have many guests from UK,... More

Mystic, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were a group of 9+ volleyball players who came down from New England to play some ball for a few days. We looked at all sorts of reviews and narrowed the search to the Ritz because of location and price. I have to say that the Ritz met all our expectations and then some. An early check in by... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

You most welcome, Thank you for nice review. I been here 20 years and I not going anywhere for at least 5 more. I see you young peoples next years, happy you happy, make me happys. More

Exeter, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Our group was a bunch of volleyball players wanting some beach time on a budget in the middle of winter so location was key and boy did we score at the Ritz. What a great spot and I cannot say enough about how clean this place is as that is the primary driver for me. They delivered in spades! Honestly,... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

Volleyball group of young peoples - Thank you for such nice review. Your group welcome to return next year. Here I wishes peoples have good time - but not when your party disturb other guests enjoyment. Your group nice young peoples no problems, no loud party - drinking too much and puke up in elevator kind of problems. All very... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My now wife and I stayed here 3 years ago in March and couldn't have more thrilled! We were engaged on the beach, which is right across the street, you can't beat that. This family owned motel is a perfect place for so many reasons, first the staff and service was amazing, what great people who own this place, the... More

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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Ritz Resort Motel, responded to this review

See you in March for return trip. Lots of love and romance on our beautiful beach - you not first and won't be last to engage or get married on beach. If possible remind me when you check in to give you room #50 if available.... and I have special gift for you and wife when you get here -... More

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Additional Information about Ritz Resort Motel

Also Known As:
Ritz Hotel
Ritz Hotel Clearwater
Ritz Motel Clearwater
Ritz Clearwater
Clearwater Ritz
Address: 355 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ritz Resort Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz Resort Motel established in 1956, is the last original family owned and operated motel on the Gulf in Clearwater Beach. Your hosts the Gialda family has operated the motel for the last 2 decades. Radka our maid has also been with us 17 years now. We offer nice clean rooms, friendly service at a fair price. We do not nickel and dime our guests with extra separate charges for parking, wifi etc... Nor do we have any "resort fees" We offer 6 different room styles, and every room is decorated differently. Seniors and families with young children love it here! Party People we suggest Shepards. NO SMOKING. Important - Ritz Resort Motel is now also a Westmont Inn. No affiliation with the Ritz - Carlton Hotel chain. ... more   less 
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