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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 #34 of 95 hotels in Clearwater
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Lots of positives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

As I walked into reception I didn't think I would like this hotel - it seemed like a typical huge resort hotel and a little scruffy round the edges. However, the rooms were extremely well kept and nicely decorated with good quality furniture. I loved the walk in shower rather than bath tub and the shampoos and lotions were excellent. The swimming pool was full of children - absolutely fine as this is a family hotel and I have four grown up children myself - so would be good for families. However there was a great area directly on the waterfront where you could get some peace and quiet with a great view of the boats coming in and out and of course the spectacular west coast sunsets. Preferred the position of this hotel than ones overlooking the beach.Nice tiki bar and restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of your May stay. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love our U.K. guests!

We're so pleased that overall you found our resort to your liking, including the room amenities and toiletries. Glad you were able to relax and enjoy some of our spectacular sumsets!

Hopefully we'll see you back here in the future. There's lots of reasons to return! Stay in touch with us on our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Resort & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Enjoy your summer,

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a great stay! Nice clean hotel, nice staff and great views. The beach was a little bit of a walk but very nice. The restaurant was great. We ate there twice. One time was for sunset and there was a band playing and a great atmosphere. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of your May stay. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Thank you for your comments on our resort, restaurant, staff and cleanliness. We work hard to make every guest's stay a memory.

Hopefully we'll see you back here in the future. There's lots of reasons to return! Stay in touch with us on our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Resort & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Enjoy your summer up there in Illinois!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel without ever having stayed there before and we were pleasantly surprised! Clean and comfortable and very close to the beach - short walk. Close to all amenities as well. Everyone was friendly and I would highly recommend this hotel and stay there again if ever back in the Clearwater Beach area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

*Be aware - if booking online at the Holiday Inn website, the room descriptions are not accurate. They claim there is a King gulf suite - which the local staff told me there is not! Not a problem for us, though. They do have a regular 1 room queen suite with a full kitchen. They call that the Queen bed Junior suite.

It was a girl's trip. Grandma, daughter and granddaughter. We had a 2 Queen bed Gulf Front Suite (for $222/night) which consisted of TWO rooms. 1 "standard" hotel type room - 2 queen beds, TV, balcony overlooking the gulf/causeway and bathroom. And then a connecting room (a door in between) with a couch, loveseat, small table & 4 chairs, mini fridge, microwave, sink, plates, glasses and bathroom with shower.

It worked perfect for us as Grandma got up early, went to the living room area where she had all of her stuff, had coffee, showered, got ready for the day while daughter and granddaughter caught a few more zzzz's.

The rooms were not "fancy", but in style and clean and fresh. Comments about the balcony being loud because of the air conditioner were accurate, but just turning the fan off solved that problem -- the thing is, you turn it off on the wall thermostat control, not at the unit itself.

We had no problems with it being too loud or rowdy - and when we were there (April 15-19) it definitely was not a 20-30 crowd. More 40s, 50s and even 60s. A few children under the age of 10, but not many. I think the crowd changes depending on the time of year when booking.

There was evening live music (1 person show) at Jimmy's, but it was enjoyable from our room's balcony and from the pool as well. Very pleasant even for older people. We did not care for the clam chowder at Jimmy's and the service was average. The chicken sandwich and flatbread pizza were good.

The front desk staff was pleasant, but not overly friendly. They always had helpful responses to questions we asked.

Definitely walkable to the Pier, but during the hot sun of the day it was too much for Grandma. We did walk from the pier via the beach to the hotel every evening. Florida Free rides offers rides anywhere on the beach for tips and the Jolly Trolley was another excellent option. We did not need a car at all.

The location, price and accomodations of the Holiday Inn were perfect for us!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We chose this hotel on a whim when we decided to spend the night at the beach. The front desk was very helpful in getting the room we wanted & got early check in. Lunch at the restaurant was good & service great. For dinner there was a band so it was very crowded. It took a while to be waited on, but the waitress was good once we were helped. Breakfast was not crowded & service was awful, I would have ordered it as room service if I 'd known. It was the same menu & prices!
The view was wonderful. We enjoyed watching the activity in the pass, saw manatee, dolphins & sting rays as well as all kinds of boats, even a pirate ship! The room & bathroom were clean, beds very comfortable. The pool is gorgeous. We will go back again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Lots of younger ppl here. Great view of the jetty & waterway. Good drinks @ the bar! Jay was kewl! Hip Hop music was a bummer so we left for the day! Should've been Mexican for Cinco de Mayo! Duh!! Had a good dinner @ Watercolour Steakhouse even though the server "Joel" was more interested in another deuce he was serving! It's our anniversary so I didn't complain; just to the bartender, who was more efficient than our waiter. A bit chilly but compensated w/a buy from a local merchant of a sweatshirt! Will be back but not in this hotel due to the partying of younger ppl in this area!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, Fl. for a few days just getting back yesterday. You know you are enjoying yourself when you don't want to leave. The service at the hotel was excellent. If we had a question the people at the front desk would stop what they were doing and try their best to meet our needs. The training and fitness room had all the equipment needed too. They had live entertainment at night where you could sit outside of the Restaurant/Bar, "Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar," listen to some live music, have food and beverages and watch the sun set. The food also was excellent. This was one of our best trips ever.Plus their's a trolley you can catch just outside the hotel, "The Jolley Trolley or the PSTA Trolley" and let them do the driving. I can;'t wait to get back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

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
#19 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#33 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach 3*
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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