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“Nice Location - Property needs updating” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key

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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #26 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice Location - Property needs updating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The hotel location is fantastic considering it is not on Clearwater Beach. The staff were excellent and could not do enough for us. However the Hotel itself is in need of a serious update. Our room was damp and we asked to be moved. The staff arranged this however the next room wasn't much better. The hotel restaurant is nice but expensive for what it is. The bar staff aren't very polite unless you tip them straight away rather than at the end.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Julia B, Front Office Manager at Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review! We greatly value our customers' feedback. I am happy to let you know that we are currently in the process of updating all of our rooms. This renovation project does not cause any noise, yet, the rooms are getting a great facelift! Please come back and see us soon.

Best Regards,

Julia Brensel
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I was travelling in a party of 8 adults and 1 toddler and every single one of us agreed that this hotel felt like paradise. The pool is amazing, lots of beds, an excellent pool bar with lovely staff and the pool itself never felt cramped or over busy. The suites are huge, nice living area and bathroom but the best part was the bedroom, huge comfy beds and a balcony overlooking the gulf. Wow. Every member of staff from the bell hop to the desk staff and bar staff were falling over themselves to help us and they even let us check in early and check out late. We went to the beach which is easy to do however after a couple of hours we ended up back poolside. We will absolutely be back. Hopefully soon!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia B, Front Office Manager at Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are very glad to see that you had a great stay with us! Thank you very much for your review! Our views are spectacular indeed! Please come back and see us soon!

Best Regards,

Julia Brensel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights last week, nice hotel but we we a little disappointed due to what we had payed to stay there. Rooms a little outdated. One of the days our room was not cleaned at all, despite being out all day! Air conditioning very noisy in room. Hotel food way overpriced. Loved Maggie Mae's for breakfast and backwaters for dinner just a short walk away, or Caesars a short drive over the bridge. Pool lovely, but many of the sunbeds covered in bird droppings and towels a little old. Hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. Great views, great location, beach across the road lovely. Free parking.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

From start to finish the Virgin Atlantic Staff were brilliant. 2 weeks in a S/C villa, 25 minutes from Disney with 3 grandchildren resulted in my wife & I being parked out. The 2 hour drive to the Marriott Hotel on Sand Quay was very pleasant however, I was somewhat anxious about our hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted by Julia & from that moment onwards our holiday was superb. We found all of the staff to be really friendly & they seemed to enjoy helping holidaymakers. We eat at the Columbia (twice) & the Backwaters once & would recommend both. Looking forward to returning in two to three years with the next lot of grand-kids.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julia B, Front Office Manager at Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for posting your warm review on TripAdvisor! I am very glad to see that you had a good stay with us! Please come back and see us again shortly!

Best Regards,

Julia Brensel
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Winter Park, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

For Marriott, we expected more. It was very outdated, the room smelled, the air vents where thick with dust, the pool area needs more employees, the towels were dingy and had holes! When we asked for towels the guy handed us towels from a pile lying on a chair that were not even folded. Half the time there werent any towels so we brought our own. The pool chairs were gross with bird droppings. Someone left a tray of food from room service between our rooms and the tray was there all day and all night! I had to call the lobby to have someone pick it up! Who does that? We overpaid to stay at this place and very dissappointed and will not be back. It is not even on the beach! The balcony is sort of a joke as well. The only thing nice thing about the hotel was the lobby!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Julia B, Front Office Manager at Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

I am very sorry that your stay at our property was disappointing! We try very hard to accommodate each and every guest, and I apologize that we were not able to provide a relaxing experience for you. I want to assure you that we have a new supply of beautiful towels. We are also remodeling and painting our rooms. Our prices are very attractive this fall season. I hope you will give us another opportunity, and visit us again.

Sincerely,

Julia Brensel
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Marriott never disappoints, yes it is expensive but for the attention to details it never lets me or my family down, the room itself was great with a balcony overlooking the pool and intercostal. The beach is across the street and walking distance, you really don't need to take the supplied golf cart guy to drop you off but it is a great option. Sand key is very intimate not crowded like pier 60 and the dolphins playing in the ocean was great to see firsthand. The food and entertainment options are endless, Clearwater is my new family destination.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Julia B, Front Office Manager at Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are excited to hear that Marriott Sand Key is your new family holiday destination! We love seeing our guests return year after year! See you soon, and thank you very much for your review!

Best Regards,

Julia Brensel
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Just love this hotel, we have been twice now, each time with children. Every room faces the inland water way and we could sit on the balcony and watch the dolphins playing in the water -
just magic.

Each room has two large double beds, a seating area with TV, fridge, kettle etc and a balcony.

The staff are really helpful and friendly, they will give you a lift to the beach, provides towels and water to take with you and then come and pick you up when you ring them from the courtesy phone on the beach.

Pool area is lovely, with a walkway that runs along the water way to the shops and bars near by.
Catch the 'Jolley Trolley' from out side the hotel which takes you into Clearwater. Only cost a couple of dollars each and is an experience in its self.

Walk around the pier watching the entertainers, then along the beach to the Palm Pavillion, just the best place in the world to have a drink, eat good food and watch the sun set.

One of my favourite places in the world.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key

Address: 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Clearwater
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#8 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#22 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#26 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key 4*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the beautiful Gulf Coast at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key Florida's only all-suite Marriott hotel. Offering a special resort experience with suite accommodations overlooking Clearwater Bay, this Marriott is a casually elegant destination for a family trip or business meeting. ... more   less 
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