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Westmont Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   355 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Ritz Resort Motel)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 95 hotels in Clearwater
York, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
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“Great Hospitality!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed at the Ritz the week of July 8th. Having family in the area made this a great choice. There is so much within walking distance. The room was clean and well-kept. The best part about our stay was the staff! K.C. was so helpful. He gave us great tips on where to eat and even gave us coupons. He also sent us to our new favorite beach. Thanks K.C.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for nice review.... KC & my job here is to make sure you and family have good time while you stay on our beautiful beach - so you will want to come back. Anyone can rent you a bed and 4 walls - here at Ritz Resort we try do more then just give you nice clean room, but good food, drinks, dancing, boat cruise, jet ski rental or whatever you like. KC is "coupon king" he seem to know coupon for everything. Maybe we see on TV show Extreme Coupon. HA! Yes, I have nice bottle wine for you when you return.
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  • 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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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed at the Ritz Resort for the week of July 4. Loved it! Basic room. Plenty of space, and very clean. Veronica, and her staff, were all so nice to deal with. Frenchy's South Beach was right next door, and the beach was directly across the street. The Ritz is in the perfect location!

We were supposed to leave on Saturday to come home, but decided at the last minute to stay another day, as we just hated to leave! We are already planning our next stay at the Ritz for sometime next month.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for nice review - I hope you return soon as I has nice bottle wine waiting for you.
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Canada, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

location location location across from the beach , ......clean ,....... we love the no carpet in rooms ,...................great rate ,,,walk to everything on beach and pier,.................good resturants near by and walgreens,...will stay here from now on ,........we come for 2 weeks a year from canada ontario like other people said decor outdated but who care's not here for decor, .......................actually prefer less decor in my room cause less to get dusty(((our son has bad allergies not once did we have to visit er,1 year ago stayed in orlando we had to visit er 2 times for dust allergies))

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank You! We I am always happy to read nice review from our customers. I have nice good bottle of wine waiting when you return next year. Our maid Radka has been with us 15 years and is responsible for the cleaning. As your son allergies - fresh air from Gulf is healthy and some say Gulf waters have healing properties... must be so as everyone who leave here usually feel much better.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is right on the best spot within short walking distance from everywhere from shopping to eating. For the best part, the white sandy beach is just a few steps across the street from Ritz Motel. We had room 20 in which is second floor ocean window view for 3 days and never had to use our car to drive anywhere. We walked everywhere from our hotel.

  • Stayed July 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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, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
I thank you so much for taking time to write such nice review for Ritz Resort Motel... next visit I have nice bottle wine waiting for you. Veronika
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We just walked in off the street and got an awesome rate. The room was clean and spacious with a fridge, vanity, TV and great A/C system plus free parking. Yes, the decor is outdated and the shower should be updated. However, that is what you should expect for such a low rate right on the beach. We made several requests of the desk women and the cleaning lady, all of which were accommodated without issue. We would go here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Happy you enjoy your stay with us - Redka our maid is very good 15 years with us, I have forwarded your compliment to her. Here we offer nice place for couples, families, and senior guests. Always- Always Clean - but new furniture costs money and we are trying to keep rates low. We could have all new hotel - new furniture - more amenities sure... but then it would be 150.00 a night or 300.00 plus like new place down street. Hope next visit you prefer low price - friendly service here and I give you nice bottle of wine. Thank You! Veronica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We chose this hotel due to its reviews on trip advisor and the fact it was reasonably priced compared to other hotels. I must admit the hotel needs a bit of money spent on it, it was rather unnerving that the lift safety certificate had run out the year before and the local authority had stuck a big warning sticker in the lift!!!
However the place was spotlessly clean, you dont get any fancy toiletries or coffee making facilities in the room, but free coffee was availible in reception.
The hotel appeared to be run by eastern Europeans, so it was like being at home! The location was great, right by the beach and we had a room on the top floor with amazing views, i wasnt that impressed with clearwater as a place, Fort Myers Beach is much nicer, however if i ever return i will stay at this hotel/motel again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Thank you for your candid comments and over all nice review of our motel. Ft. Myers beach is nice - as are the beaches of Sanibel & Captiva island. No doubt about that. Next time you visit - ask and we will send you to "secret beach" . It was voted #1 in USA - but few know where or how to get there. It is because we kinda keep it that way. The public section of Clearwater Beach is very popular and yes can get a bit crowded at peak times. I have nice bottle of wine waiting for your return anytime - nice lady. As for elevator we know.... 60K, new railings for hotel 280K, paint exterior of hotel 80K Free Coffee and "Fancy Toiletries" for all guests for full year - 25K =( $500.00 a week budget) Easily can spend 1/2 a million... but in the end who pays for it? We are working on all these things, while trying to keep our room rates below a 100.00 a night. Please appreciate the balancing act we are trying to accomplish. If people want everything perfect, fancy toiletries, etc... the Hyatt or Sand Pearl offers this for 300 plus a night.
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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Call it a "Stay-cation" I live on the mainland of Pinellas,Co. I decided to "get away" - without going too far away. Just over the bridge on Clearwater Beach is the Ritz Resort place where I booked a room for two days over the weekend.

I found the room to be very clean with a really nice small kitchenette - and obvious bathroom upgrade with new vanity and toilet. New tile in shower. The maid was very nice, though she did not speak very good English her smile and laughter communicated her message.

The guy at the front desk in the eves was very helpful and magically had a coupon for every restaurant on the beach. Apparently he has lived here a long time and seems to know everyone - he can not only suggest a good restaurant or bar- he will know who to ask for as your server/ bartender. Had a great time at Crabbys on the Beach Walk. THANKS!

A few suggestions... No soap or shampoo? I have never been to any place that did not provide courtesy soap or a mini bottle of free shampoo. I asked and was told "Walgreens was down the street." Really? With airlines not allowing liquids, or even a tube of toothpaste these days. If the motel does not want to supply these items free like everyone else, at least they should sell them in the office. In the end, this is my only complaint. The location is great and the price could easily have been 2X as much and would of still been worth it. Their is a sign on the office door asking for reviews on Trip Advisor - so here is mine.

Great Service - Awesome location, clean rooms, but bring your own bar of soap.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RitzResortMgr, General Manager at Westmont Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
1st, thanks for nice review. I have nice bottle of wine for you next time you want to stay here and visit our beautiful beach. We do have soap and shampoo in the office, and I have spoken to the guy who works evenings as to where it is located. Your response here has prompted me to have a sign made which will be clearly posted at the front desk. Need soap - shampoo - a hair dryer - iron etc... Simply ask. Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention.
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Additional Information about Westmont Inn

Address: 355 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Ritz Resort Motel)
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 — Westmont Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come Discover our #1 in USA Beach Town. Located on the all new 42 million dollar Beach Walk Promenade with shops & restaurants overlooking the beach & Gulf of Mexico. Sweeping Gulf views & sensational sunsets. The Westmont Inn offers different room options to accomodate your needs. We include 1 parking space with your room - plus complimentry wifi. Others may not include these items in their published rate. We also do not charge an extra "Resort Fee". Please consider extra charges when "comparing" rates. Sorry, EVERYONE pays the same room rates, this to be fair to ALL our guests. No discounts, senior, military, AAA, Good Student etc... price is ALREADY discounted. Think not - please compare! Same Owners, Same Staff past 2 decades. Formerally known as Ritz Resort Motel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ritz Hotel Clearwater
Ritz Motel Clearwater
Ritz Clearwater
Clearwater Ritz

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