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Echo Sails Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   216 Hamden Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #39 of 95 hotels in Clearwater
Atlanta
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love it there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

We have been vacationing in Clearwater Beach for 40+ years so we can visit our relitives in Tampa. For the past 13+ years we have been staying at the Echo Sails. Its a great place, the atmosphere there is outstanding and every year we meet up with other families that stay there around the same time as us, its like a 2nd home. A couple of years ago, we (family and friends) had 7 units rented there and we had a blast. My last stay there was 4th of July week 2008, I am saddened to say it would be my last time there with my Dad who passed away a month and a half after our return home to Atlanta. He (being from Tampa) loved Clearwater Beach and loved staying at the Echo Sails. He and my Mom always stayed in #2 while My Aunt and Uncle stay in #10 and I always stay in #15. The owners are like family to us and always welcome us. I will continue to bring my Mom and other family members and friends down for as long as I am capable of doing so and as long as the Echo Sails is there, that is where we will stay.

  • Liked — Location and Atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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toney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

We came down to Clearwater for the first time last year with 2 other families and it was great. We loved being close to the beach and walking distance to alot of eateries and activities.(esp the peir and entertainers at night) It was a very family oriented place. Every body even other families there all hung out (@ motel) and got along great. The kids loved the pool and chasing the lizards around. All 3 of us families plan on coming back every year. The rooms were nice sizes and pretty clean.

  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Maine
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

We just wanted a short get-a-way out of the cold to the sunny beach. Found Echo Sails through Tripadvisor and glad we did. It may not triple A but it was clean, comfortable, convenient, and very reasonalby priced. We could walk to the beach and the pier within 5 min. The location was perfect. The owners very nice. It was very quiet. It was reasonably clean for an old building. The beds were comfortable. We had a one bedroom unit. The living room furniture wasn't very comfortable, the towels were small and scratchy (bring your own), and the electrical outlets didn't accomadate my hairdryer in the best location. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — small towels
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

The Echo Sails is conveniently located within 5 minutes walk of the beach and pier. The road is fairly quiet and parking is off road and free immediately in front of the hotel. The rooms are old and tired, but are clean and comfortable. Room 12 was equipped with a small kitchen including microwave and a fridge that sounded a bit noisy on occassions. It also has a small TV with limited programming options. The bedroom has a double and a single bed and is located off the main sitting area.

The room was not made up daily, but towels will be laundered for you each day if required.

Overall, you get what you pay for. A nice quiet and clean hotel. It could be improved upon if the decor were brought up to date, but when you visit Florida, you are not there to hide in your room.

  • Liked — Clean and friendly
  • Disliked — Old and a bit tired. Heaters are arguably a death trap
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Echo Sails Motel from 6th July to 10th July 2008,whilst on a Fly Drive holiday around Florida.
The motel is so well located for Clearwater beach and Pier 60,only one block away less then 5 mins to walk.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Ours had a full functioning kitchen with microwave,coffee maker,fridge/freezer,pots-pans and cutlery.
We had a living area with air-conditioning unit, cable TV,sofa,table and chairs.
The bedroom had two beds,built in wardrobes and vanity unit.
The pool area and surrounding garden is well maintained with plenty of sun loungers and chairs.There is a small barbecue area for all to use.

The beach has sun loungers and umberellas to rent on a daily basis,we paid $18 for 2 loungers and 1 umberella.
There is also a cafe on the beach that does various selection of food at a reasonable cost.

We suggest eating out at Crabby Bills which is opposite Pier 60, also we drove down to St Johns Pass about 10 miles south of Echo sails. There we had a nice meal at Sculleys, also Bubba Gumps Restaurant was soon to be opened (Mid July).
Those of you that have a Sat Nav whilst in Clearwater, if you like a mexican meal try searching for (LOS MAYAS). This restaurant is about 3 miles from Echo Sails and had an excellent selection of mexican food at a superb price.

  • Liked — Closiness to Clearwater Beach and Marina
  • Disliked — Having to leave!!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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montreal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

We stay in room 13 VIP suite with 2 beds rooms and full kitchen. The appartement was very clean old style but comfortable. We were only 2 minutes walk from the pier 60 and the ocean. Perfect stay it cost 70$ per night and it worth every penny. Very well maintain motel very quiet. We will go back anytime.
Enjoy our stay so much. Every night at sunset there is some vendor on the pier 60 and some entertainer.

Stayed June 2008
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2008

We were booked into the "The Sandman" for 2 weeks but it was so GROSS we left and were able to get a VIP room at the Echo Sails.
We have been to clearwater for many years and we have always walked by the Echo Sails and admired it .
Well we were not disappointed at all. John the owner and his wife are super nice people. The place is very very clean and we have nothing bad to say at all. My inlaws came with us and they liked it too. The room we had VIP was very spacious for the 4 of us.
We are booked back there again in July for 2 weeks and cant wait to go. We have 2 boys and they love it there too. I hope this place stays around for a long time.

Sandra from Toronto , Canada

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — no phones in room, just outside room
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Echo Sails Motel

Address: 216 Hamden Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Echo Sails Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Echo Sails Motel is a quiet, family-friendly place to stay on your trip to Clearwater Beach. The sparkling swimming pool, super clean rooms, and relaxed atmosphere are what make Echo Sails a wonderful place to spend your vacation. We hope to see you soon... ... more   less 
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