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“Great stay in Clearwater!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #30 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great stay in Clearwater!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We arrived to Clearwater Beach, FL after a long week running around at Disneyworld with the intention of just having some time to RELAX! We arrived to the room and were "Wowed" by how spacious it was! We had a family suite. The kids had an absolute BALL as they had their own little "room" complete with BUNK BEDS and a flat-screen tv! The room was VERY clean, the staff were all kind and eager to help, the pool was clean and well-kept, the beds comfortable, and there was a great little restaurant on site. Our first morning, we ordered room service for breakfast -zero complaints there, either. Though there isn't an actual "beach access" on the property, it is an easy walk to the public access. All in all, it was a fabulous place to stay. In fact, the only "complaint" (if you wanna call it that) we could find was that the showerhead in the main bathroom sprayed funny. *lol*

Room Tip: Be sure to specify if you want a room with a "full" ocean view. *lol* Ours had a view of...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Having spent many holidays in the area previously, knew the area I wanted to be based. So booked for 2 weeks.
The hotel is 'nearly' on the beach, a short walk away. Booked a suite, was allocated a city view on the 8th floor of 9. A great view, pleased I didn't take advantage of the check in 'offer' of paying an extra $50 a night to move to the ground floor sea view.
Suites 2 x similar sized rooms with an adjoining door, but reasonably well equipped. Comfortable bed, 2 x flat screen TV's, 2 x bathrooms, kitchen area consisted of a fridge & microwave (could have been better). Daily maid service is excellent.
Very expensive daily parking charge of $12, really knocked up the bill, but parking in the area is at a premium. Centre of town is a short walk away.
Free PC in the lobby was good for checking in for return flight home.
Weekends can be VERY loud, was kept awake both weekends by partying guests staying overnight. Had to get security to visit an adjoining room at 3.00am one Sunday morning due to the noise.
Would return due to the location & overall standard.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. We love our U.K. visitors and want their Florida vacations to exceed their expectations! Glad you enjoyed the spacious suite and found our housekeeping staff to be excellent.

We're sorry you had problems with a noisy party-going room neighbor but we're glad security was able to handle it for you.

We invite you to stay in touch with us on our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Clearwater Beach. In fact, share your pictures with us if you care to!

Have a wonderful summer and know we value you as a customer and hope you'll return to us soon!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

the hotel was over booked.requested a room with a balcony the front desk staff was not helpful.the hotel is .5 mile walk to beach.the maid service was very good.the hotel is expensive
and not worth it.there is a $12 a day charge for parking on top of your room charge.

Room Tip: gulf front only if not you will get a room over looking the parking lot
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear jimntray,

We appreciate that you took the time to review our hotel. We are glad to know that our housekeeping service was able to meet your needs. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations as well as competitive rates to the area. It is disappointing to know you did not enjoy your overall experience with us and regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received from our front desk. I will make sure that your feedback will be reviewed and be forwarded to the appropriate departments. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
Case Manager
IHG Care
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clearwater
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

i am a local and staying at this hotel in particular a couple nights is something almost everybody does, no it is not on the beach but the beach is a short walk away, and the pool is beautiful we had a gulf view room which did look at the gulf just don't look down where you will find the top of a roof oh well. we had room service twice with no problems and the restaurant was a bit of a disaster see below the room was very spacious and comfortable the free internet connection was great and i had no problem video chatting with friends. me and my mother decided to have fun in the game room and you get ticketsd to trade for prizes much like a chuckie cheese i don't remember how many tickets we had but when we told the lady how much we spent on the games she let us have more prizes such as bath bombs and candy which i thought was a nice touch.

NOW FOR THE RESTAURANT DOWN STAIRS: we ate here for lunch and our room service was dinner and breakfast different menus different chefs most likely first they brought me the wrong dish that was twice the price...two times we didn't notice until we saw the bill they claimed they thought i wanted the bigger portion... I'm a 5"6' 100 pound cheerleader... why did they have to bring it twice you ask? there was a piece of metal in the first dish they claim it was steal wool from cleaning the dishes but that was false information and the food wasn't very good they wouldn't change the bill in anyway until my mom called and complained for about 20 minutes when we were back in the room (my mother is a very persuasive and persistent person i most likely would have just left mad) there are much better eating options in the area even a close by mcdonalds just be warned the mcdonalds is outrageously priced.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to attend an annual meeting at the Holiday & Suites in Clearwater Beach. Many beachfront hotels tend to get a run down look since they know they will continue to get business just because of their location.

This is not the story at the Holiday inn & Suites. Rooms are very clean and up to date. The restaurants on location serve a very good selection of fish, beef and poultry.

A great family atmosphere.

My only criticism is they time it took to check in. Three clerks at the front desk but two were on the phone the whole time I was in line.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
How nice of you to take time to write such a nice review of your recent stay with us - thank you!

We're so glad you found us to be all you wanted for your vacation at the beach - and seeing that you're a Floridian -- maybe we can entice you to come back again soon!

We'd love to have you follow us on Facebook at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach - post photos and jump into the conversation whenever you can!

Thanks so much again for your kindness!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We will not stay here again. Even as a priority member, they put us in a room off the elevator, and overlooking most of the parking lot. The staff was helpful, but not truthful about the location of the room. I asked for a balcony facing the Gulf, and while it did face the Gulf it was way at the end of the hall and over the parking lot. The room decor was old and the AC unit loud. This place was not inexpensive......and did not come up to the standards we expected. Very disappointing. Also, not on a beach area, but rather cement wall and walk.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear renie44,

Thank you for taking time to write your review of our hotel. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Pam G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This is an annual trip for us (15+ years now) and we normally stay at a resort on Sand Key but decided to try the HI at the recommendation of a family member. They exceeded our expectations on every single level! Our room was bright, clean, well kept, well furnished, with the housekeeping staff ever present and never seen - perfect! Food was great in the restaurant although service is sometimes slow. We went to a local pizza place one night and the grandkids cried because we weren't eating at the hotel! Pool is immaculate, location is walking distance to everything, and if you don't want to walk, just hop on the trolley. Wonderful trip and I highly recommend this facility to all families!

Room Tip: gulf view for sure!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to review our property following your family's recent stay here.

We have lots of multi-generational families who visit us, and we're happy to hear your grandchildren had such a great time. This is how you make memories, isn't it?

Nice that you had time to explore the area a bit and use the fun Jolley Trolley. There's always something happening in Clearwater!

Please consider following us on our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach. Love to have you comment, post photos, and become one of our regulars!

Hope to see you soon and have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Address: 521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#16 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#31 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Gulf of Mexico-Sunsets & Dolphin sightings Complimentary! Discover all that Clearwater Beach has to offer at the convenient, comfortable smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. In the heart of everything, from shopping and dining, to entertainment, you are within walking distance of the white sands of Clearwater Beach, and Pier 60 where you can enjoy nightly sunset celebrations.. Located 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport (TPA), the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your best choice in Clearwater Beach. Whether you re coming to Clearwater Beach for fun or business the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your personal retreat. You ll have room to relax, work or play most of the day in our spacious rooms, Kids Suites or One Bedroom Suites. Amenities such as flat screen LCD HD televisions, granite countertops, private balconies, free high-speed internet, plush towels, and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. You can take a dip in our heated Gulf-front pool, relax with your favorite beverage at Jimmy s Iguana Bar or our Rum Rumer s Tiki Bar. You can enjoy a dining adventure at Jimmy s Fish House providing nightly entertainment. The best of Clearwater Beach is waiting for you at the Award Winning Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. The only thing you won t find is a reason to leave. ... more   less 
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