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Castaways Motel

139 Brightwater Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

After 45 days on the road from MD, we had stayed in many hotels and motels. What a blessing to find Castaways! We planned to stay 5 nights, wound up staying 8 nights. The owner is a lovely Polish grandmother named Teresa who has operated this motel for 14 years. There are only 6 or 7 units in this little... More 

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Plant City, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We paid $138 cash for one night for my birthday, we got back to our motel around 1 am, soon after we got in the room, we heard a knock at the door, and told we weren't allowed to talk in our room and was told to go to sleep, next thing we knew the police was called and we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed two nights here, it was very busy when we arrived so our choice was limited. However we were so well looked after by Teresa and her family, she even gave us her lovely homemade apricot cake. Whilst this is not posh or a new place it is homely and it has everything you need. Conwy sofa and beds,... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Like I said, the room was clean and surprisingly not too outdated. If you plan on staying here, just keep in mind you are responsible for cleaning your own room, or you will be "fined." We stayed a week and had clean towels once. The owner/manager was just kind of "there." I guess our first mistake was not staying somewhere... More 

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maine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We enjoyed this place, small and quaint, I really like the size, clean and very roomy, Robert the owner was awesome

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Yes we did it again, the third time. Sometimes i can´t understand the review of other guests, sure it is no 5 star hotel and thats the reason why we come again. it´s very personal and friendly and robert is a great host, but you have to tell him if something goes wrong, and he will do his best to... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I recently went to Clearwater beach with my wife and in-laws. We checked into the Castaway's on a Sunday. The property owner/manager basically called my father-in-law an idiot within the first five minutes we were there, telling him he knew nothing of motel/hotel management. He worked in that field for 17 years on a regional level. We walked into the... More 

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Castaways139, Owner at Castaways Motel, responded to this review

I really do not know how to respond to this review without make him look unintelligent. My comment to his father in law was "Running 6 unit Motel is very different than managing a HOTEL(s) at a regional level." To which his father in law agreed. Perhaps he thought that his father in law checked-in customers on a daily bases... More 

Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

It was a great stay for us and robert was a great host, a friend like home. It´s not the newest but very comfortable and quiet and the most important, we wil come back in may 2011. Greatings from Vienna.

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Green Bay, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

The room was very very small even though it was advertised as roomy. The dishes were old and we only had one pan to make a meal with. Was very stingy with the towels and the owner was constantly hanging around like he was checking on what we were doing. We were told that our room had a king size... More 

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2 Thank lbranham
Castaways139, Owner at Castaways Motel, responded to this review

When the customer called us to make a reservation, I have told her that this apartment was the only one I had available, and that it will not accommodate 5 people; that they will not be comfortable sleep there with that many people. To which she replied "If you do not mind, we won't either". The discomfort was making of... More 

Summerfield, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

About 2 years ago my husband and I were looking for somewhere new to stay close to the Gulf since we had always been visitors to the east beaches and knew bascially nothing about Clearwater. I found his place online just by doing a search on small lodging in the area and we were pleasantly surprised with the overall experience.... More 

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