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“Nice surprise a short walk from Clearwater Beach.” 4 of 5 stars
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Barefoot Bay Resort and Marina
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 East Shore Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #27 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Melbourne
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68 hotel reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Nice surprise a short walk from Clearwater Beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Clean room with kitchenette, coin laundry, heated pool and outdoor grill.

Walgreens next door, cafe's and shops nearby - everything you need. 5 minutes and you're on the beach.

Staff friendly and helpful. Bargain.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in December and had a wonderful time. The staff were very helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely with a fabulous view of the water. The kids enjoyed the pool and spent time paddle boarding and fishing. The motel is in an excellent location just a short walk from shops, restaurants and the beautiful beach.It is also close to the clearwater marine aquarium which is a great place to visit

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Barnsley (UK)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for nearly 3 weeks over Christmas- what a wonderful time we had!, we stayed in the waterfront apartments and used all the facilities including the pool and BBQ.
The amazing beach is literally 5 minutes away and the local shops, cafés and restaurants are superb
The staff were extremely helpful ( Travis and Alison) even carrying groceries from the car,,

Thank you for a wonderful holiday - we are already looking to return later in the year,,

Stayed December 2013
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on the 24th November 2013 for two nights. We were given Room 1, a twin queen above the reception and with views over the marina. This is an old hotel, and it shows in many places e.g. Our front door wouldn't allow the security bolt to be engaged, and the safety chain was missing, which is a problem with the management closing down and off site after 8.00 PM. Our bathroom door also needed a firm pull to close, and the only "extraction" was by a large ceiling fan! The large room had plenty of furniture, including a sofa that didn't face the TV and a dresser and tables that could pass for "Lloyd Loom" . There was also a bar table with 4 bar-stools, which we used to eat from. There was "almost" a kitchenette as there was a very large Fridge/freezer (Why?) and a full compliment of plates, glasses and cutlery.The addition of a toaster was useful and supplemented the usual microwave.. The sink within the unit further added to the kitchenette look. The large picture window overlooking the marina had a worn vertically slatted blind and odd curtains. The WIFI was good.
The parking is alongside public parking, so a windscreen permit was is required. During our visit the hotel was quite, probably being the weekend before Thanksgiving. There is a short walk to the beach, and fishing boats charters the heart of Clearwater.
There is a fair size swimming pool, but we didn't venture as the weather was rather inclement. A really good feature is the (free) gas BBQ, which we did make full use of. There is a Publix 5 min drive away.
If tis review seems in any way negative, it's not meant o be. This is a fabulous place, and I haven't mentioned the staff, who to a person were not just kind and helpful, but made you feel welcome. Great. Do I want them to spend loads of money updating the place, and put up the rates -NO. Stay as you are, America need hotels like this, especially if you usually stay in one of the Large chains. Fix the door and get an "Excellent". Great stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Recently, (October 2013), I stayed for a weekend at Barefoot Bay, a small motel on Shore Drive, in Clearwater Beach. The price was right and the place was adorable. Kept very well and clean. "Travis" (and Justin), at the front desk were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us. There was a comfortable queen bed, sofa, refrigerator, table and chairs (in the kitchen area), and a bathroom with shower.

Just a neat, clean and pleasant environment. Not to mention a wooden deck with chairs outside and a beautiful pool, which they kept up every minute; clean and tempting.

If I went back to Clearwater Beach, I would not stay at an expensive hotel. This place was adorable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Wrexham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Drove down from kissimee for one night to check Clearwater out. Room clean and tidy staff excellent and very helpful. Great location right by beech! Which is amazing! Supermarket to be opened right next door soon as well which is handy! Would definetely return!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pencoed, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

'we stayed here 2 years ago and found the staff very helpful, the resort is in a lovely place a short walk from the beach and shops in a lovely position. It is very close to the harbour where there are boats going out all the time, and with plenty of restaurants it made for a lovely stay

Room Tip: The one we had overlooked the marina on the first floor (very quiet and peaceful)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Barefoot Bay Resort and Marina

Address: 401 East Shore Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#32 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Barefoot Bay Resort and Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barefoot Bay Resort and marina is a small family owned and operated motel conveniently located in the center of Clearwater beach making everything just a short walk away. Pier 60 and the beach are 3 minutes away, municipal marina a 2 minute walk. shops and restaurants to cater to every need are 3 minutes away.We are situated on the intra coastal side of the island with great open views, dolphins can be seen from our marina deck.We pride ourselves on providing clean comfortable accommodation in a quiet relaxing environment. If you want some excitement hire a Jet Ski from our marina and explore the Island. We provide daily maid service, free WiFi and have a guest laundry room open each day.Our larger than average pool is great to cool down in on hot summer days and heated for your comfort during the cooler winter months. ... more   less 
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