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Shephard's Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #49 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Batavia, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing hotel to stay at for 2 nights before heading home to snowy upstate New York. After reading some of the reviews on this resort I was a little hesitant to stay here due to loud music and partying but am glad we did. We arrived in Clearwater Beach area without a reservation and thought we would drive by a couple hotels we read reviews on and see how they looked from the outside and decide from there. We wanted to stay in the price range of $125-$150 and this fit our budget with costing us $144 with all taxes and resort fees included. Basic cost of the room was $114. From our first steps into the hotel I felt like we were at an upscale establishment. Everything in the lobby was modern and chic. And we were soon to see that the entire place was the same. When we opened the door to our room with a king size bed my first reaction was "WOW". It was spotless and looked newly remodeled. We had a small kitchenette area with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove top,cupboards (with dishes, etc...) . The bathroom was beautifully designed and had a large tiled shower area ( no tub). The balcony was nice with chairs and table. Now to the outside. Amazing pool and hot tub area with lots of seating area. There was an outdoor bar/food area. Food was reasonably priced and good. Loved the onion rings and fish. There was live music mid afternoon for a few hours (we stayed on a Wed. & Thur. night) and they were great to listen to. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. From talking with the locals it sounds like this is the party place to go to during spring break and hotter weather but we had no issues with noise or crowds during our stay. Hope to get the chance to visit here again.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Sue,

We certainly are glad that you gave us a try and had a wonderful time. It sounds like you got to experience a lot of the different amenities that we offer; hopefully you'll be back to partake in the rest of them- like the Ocean Flame Interactive dining restaurant and the Salt Tequila Bar and Tap Room. Stay warm in upstate New York, but if it gets too cold we'll always have a room for you here in sunny Clearwater Beach!

Happy Holidays,

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want screaming music blaring until 1:00-2:00 am every night then this is the place for you! We hated it, we could not get to sleep until at least 2:00 every night. Horrible....they should make this clear to every guest as soon as you book!

New rooms are gorgeous.....however you can hear every sound your neighbors make as well as from hallways. I guess we just like to get some sleep over a 7 night span!!!

Room Tip: If you want quiet & enjoy sleeping before 2:00 am then this is not your hotel!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Pam,

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay and that you feel we are not clear on the type of resort that we are. Please know that we try to be very transparent about being an entertainment resort and this is stated repeatedly on our website and in our confirmation letters. We do recommend that if you do not like music- you request one of our beautiful new Island View rooms next time.

Happy Holidays,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the beach, clean basic room. We booked a 2 queen room with a mini fridge and microwave with a view of the gulf/water and a balcony. Pool area is beautiful. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is one of our factors picking this over other resorts was the breakfast included on the listing. However, there is no such breakfast even available so just a heads up if that is a factor for you. There are restaurants there and close by, but no continental breakfast to grab food before heading to the beach or fishing etc.

Stayed December 2014
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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear guest,

We are delighted to hear that you had a good time at our beautiful resort. Our resort has never provided a continental breakfast so we are unsure what listing you were viewing, but will certainly check with our booking partners to make sure we are not being falsely represented. Our Oasis serves from the breakfast menu every morning from 8-11am and if you want something on the go they sell breakfast sandwiches, pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereals, and many other snacks and beverages- make sure to stop by the next time you come out!

Happy Holidays,

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed my stay here. I was there for a friends 40th birthday celebration. We hardly even left the resort, as we were thoroughly entertained staying right where we were. I enjoyed the brunch and bottomless mimosas in the restaurant, but was a little disappointed that there wasn't any other dining options other than all-you-can-eat. The room was very nice, and all of the staff was friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Heather,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review; it's good to hear that you truly enjoyed yourself. While our Ocean Flame Interactive dining restaurant is an all you can eat buffet style; we do offer a la cart dining options at the Tiki Beach Grill and Oasis Café as well. We look forward to seeing you again!

Happy Holidays,

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Thousand oaks
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter got married here and all the family flew in. Great place, pool was big, private beach was fun, food and music fun, loud and good. Wedding food was outstanding. A first rate place to get married. Would recommend this resort for anyone. Its ok for children, but better for young and old adults.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 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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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear guest,

The entire wedding party was absolutely pleasant and the whole staff enjoyed working with everyone to make the occasion special and memorable! We sincerely hope to see everyone return for another vacation- wedding or not.

Happy Holidays,

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Chico, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such amazing fun staff! You can tell they love where they work! Amazing views. Right in the beach. Bands play the night away and the food was fresh and delicious. We will return for sure! Thanks for an amazing week.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 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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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Cherisse,

Thank you for the great review! We really do love where we work- how could you not? We are glad that you enjoyed it and don't wait too long for a return visit.

Happy Holidays,

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Taylor, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place was great. Looking for a place to party and have fun with my 21 year old daughter. We chose this hotel, and we were so glad we did. Fun for all ages! The bartenders were great and very helpful with ideas for good places to eat and sight see! I would definitely stay here again next time I am in Clearwater. Beautiful area, so much to see and do!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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entertainmentresort, Manager at Shephard's Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Michele,

We are delighted to hear that you and your daughter had a great time, but remember it doesn't have to be a birthday- we make every day a special occasion here! Hope to see you again soon.

Happy Holidays,

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Address: 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#37 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shephard's Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hip new luxury rooms with modern amenities and stunning views, amazing new pool with 7,000 square ft. Tropical pool deck featuring SOAK bar and VIP cabanas, SALT Tequila Bar and Tap Room with craft beer and beer and featured tequilas and Ocean Flame; an inspired ocean front interactive dining experience. 11,000 Square ft. Tiki Beach Bar and concert stage with a tranquil stretch of white sand beach on the glimmering Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy everything from relaxing reggae to national acts and concerts while indulging in cool cocktails and Florida favorites. Add the only dual level state of the art Gulf-front in-door/out/door night club and you can say- we truly are Florida's premier entertainment resort! Destination weddings take place on the beach at sunset and we also have parties, meetings, and corporate events! With award-winning dining, personalized service, and over 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues right on the water, your event of 10 to 2,000 attendees will be handled with style and expertise. So soak up the sun, Jet Ski, parasail, adventure or relax and indulge! It's all at Shephard's! ... more   less 
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