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“Another great family vacation” 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
Orlando, Florida
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Another great family vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were here over Mother's Day weekend and, as always, enjoyed the property. The hotel staff overall are super helpful. That said, the weekend was VERY busy, and appeared to be more so than management had anticipated. Bar staff by the pool were surly at best. The hotel restaurant was overcrowded, understaffed, and they did not turn the air conditioning on so it was HOT. If you are there when the hotel is busy, I strongly recommend you go elsewhere to eat. Free meals for the kids simply isn't worth it when the kids are hot and tired and you can't get waited on.

Room Tip: The elevators are small, so I usually opt for a low floor gulf side room
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We see a lot of Orlando families come over for short getaways.

We appreciate your comments. All are reviewed at staff meetings because we constantly try to provide every guest a wonderful vacation.

Yes, Memorial Day is a busy time and we're sorry if found the service not as prompt as it might have been. Again, that will be passed along to Jimmy's management.

Overall, we're happy you enjoyed your stay, our resort amenities, great location and the beautiful Clearwater Beach. We'd love to see you come back again when you can!

Best regards,

Christine Bottger
Holiday Inn Resort and Suites, Clearwater Beach
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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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Knoxville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We checked in to this hotel after having a bad experience the previous night at another hotel. Switching saved our vacation. The staff were nice, especially the lady at the gift shop who told us some places we should visit. The pool area was nice, and our room was wonderful. We had an amazing view of the gulf from the 7th floor.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us all the way from Iowa! So nice of you to take time to review us.

We're happy you were able to enjoy your beach holiday and were able to catch the views from your 7th floor room. Glad you liked the pool and other resort amenities as well.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Spent one night at this property while attending a function in Clearwater Beach. Property was clean, staff cheerful and helpful. View from a Gulf View rooms was very good. Bar and restaurant are best described as average, both in value and in quality. I do need to say that this property is one of the better Holiday Inns I have stayed at. It is truly head and shoulders above the Holiday Inn at Lido Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us. So nice of you to take time to review us. Thanks for saying we exceeded your expectations - we sure try!

Please know we value guest comments and review them with appropriate departments, so the cleaning times will be duly noted.

Glad you liked the pool and other resort amenities as well.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Everything was better than expected. The front desk was amazing. Only complaint is that if you stay more than 1 night (our experience) the room does not get clean until 4 pm. If you get up early for the beach or fishing, you expect to come back to a clean room. All 3 days we left before 9am. They need to have (make up room) signs or hire more staff. Other than that a wonderful place, great pool & food.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us. So nice of you to take time to review us. Thanks for saying we exceeded your expectations - we sure try!

Please know we value guest comments and review them with appropriate departments, so the cleaning times will be duly noted.

Glad you liked the pool and other resort amenities as well.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Buffalo, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The hotel staff was very willing to work with our small conference held at this hotel. They met our requirements and we had excellent service. The hotel is located at great location! Although not on the beach, it was a very short walk. Also it was walking distance to several great restaurants! Rooms were neat and clean. The restaurant at the hotel was decent. The pool bar was also great. The catering staff was also excellent and the service was wonderful!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us. So nice of you to take time to review us. We're pleased you attended a conference here - many of our leisure guests start because they attended meetings here.

Glad you enjoyed a bit of time at the pool, pool bar and other resort amenities as well.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Nortonville, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The ocean view is great, but you really have to walk quite a ways to get to the beach itself. And then there is not much beach there. Very rocky, so take water shoes. Lots of seashells and sanddollars to be found though. Pool area is nice. Agree with the comments about the restaurant being humid because it is outdoors. Also with it being open, there are lots of birds. But, the live entertainment at the restaurant was nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us all the way from Kansas. So nice of you to take time to review us.

Glad you liked the resort amenities including pool, live entertainment...and great views as well.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

Have a great summer!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We decided to take a few days away to celebrate our anniversay. We stayed in a gulf view room which had a beautiful view of the water and over the pool area. The room was very nice, clean, end unit so it was very quiet, a good working air conditioner, comfortable king sized bed and pillows. We walked a few blocks to the beach where the sand is beautiful and the water is warm. Clearwater beach is such a nice, clean beach. We also used the pool at the hotel which is a well kept, clean area, warm, large pool. There is a tiki bar if you want cocktails. Later we went out closer to the gulf, just outside the pool area where they have additional lounge chairs and watched the sunset, it was quite nice. The next morrning we sat at the same area and had coffee while listening to the crashing of the waves against the cement wall and railing, very peaceful start to the day. My only compaint is the resturant does not close its doors, this keeps the resturant very humid. We did not want to eat outside because of the humidity but there was not relief in their bar/resturant area! We had a great waitress the first day there, but the next day a very poor waiter. no consistency, the first day we were given a coffee pot for our refills but the next morning we were not and were never asked for a refill. when i asked for a refill, Scot our waitier, had us wait for some time to bring it. They were not busy, so i went up to get my own refill! The front desk staff are not very outgoing, but they get the job done, not rude but not friendly either. But other then that we really liked the whole experience! We have stayed here another time before and would definatey go back again.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting us and sharing your special anniversary time at our resort!

What a wonderful review and we do appreciate your kind comments. Our staff works hard to meet and exceed guest expectations!

Glad you liked the pool and other resort amenities as well. You are correct; Jimmy's can get a bit humid on hot days despite the big fans. Sorry this was an inconvenience to you. We will pass these comments on to this department.

We'd love to have you return whenever you can. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach.

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
#15 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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