This was our families first time to the Clearwater area, so I was a little hesitant to book a 'downtown' hotel just because I wanted to be by the beach. But after looking a around, the best deal for us was booking here. To start off, we flew right into Clearwater airport and it was easy to find, about 15 mins away. Beautiful hotel and kept up well. Even though we couldn't see the beach- this hotel is super! Even single one of the staff went out of their way to say hello and was super helpful. We stayed here two nights, we booked a suite with a king bed/bathroom and the other bedroom with it's own bathroom is seperated by a full kitchen and living room. We headed to Publix and stocked up the fridge (maybe 5 mins away)The outside pool is medium size, great workout room and they have a good continental, complimentary breakfast every morning! Which if you have kids- you know this saves you a ton of time, money and patience ;) They even had nice laundry, which was right across our room, so we washed all our clothes before we headed to Orlando area. The beach is about 5-7 mins away, you get to cross the bay bridge which the kids loved. We parked in the public area ( remember to bring quarters as most spots are meters). Clearwater Beach is awesome. They clean it daily. It might be the best sand we have been on. We will hopefully be back soon. We truely appreciate good hotels, especially when your on vacation and this was perfect! Thanks!!