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“Sea Captain Is Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   40 Devon Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767   |  
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Ranked #5 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sea Captain Is Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It was the first trip to Clearwater. My friend and I loved the Sea Captain! Everyone on the staff was amazing! They go above and beyond to ensure your trip is amazing. Everything you need is very close to the resort. We enjoyed the pool area and watching the boats come and go on the bay. Can't wait to go on vacation again, and stay at the Sea Captain.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I MADE THIS RESERVATION SITE UNSEEN,,, It is fabulous. CLEAN. We stayed in number 9 it was beautiful waterfront and private. Comfortable King bed...American front desk very nice people, very helpful, Simple but very nice breakfast! great waterfront area within walking of all activities! Even caught a few fish! We will stay there again!

Room Tip: downstairs Water front! # 8, 9, 10!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brighton, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have stayed at the Sea Captain for many years, it's the best. Great folks working there, grounds kept up top notch, great location. Easy reservations. Walking distance to many restaurants. Easy and close by parking.

Room Tip: Water side is quieter
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place was recommended to me when I had to attend a wedding nearby, it was great! Not fancy, or new, but clean and convenient and all you need (you don't go on vacation to sit in your room!). Right on the waterway, had a great pool, could walk to everything! Office personnel were great with recommendations and answering questions. When I return to Clearwater plan on staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wow, I was so disappointed with this place. The worst thing was the cigarette smoke wafting in from the outside smokers every time we opened our door. Would not stay here again. Room was also very dark. Curtains opened to hallway. Location is the big plus.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SeaCaptainResort, General Manager at Sea Captain Resort on the Bay, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear guest , we are so sorry your experience at the Sea Captain was not what you expected. Our wish for our guests is that of ,peace , quiet and relaxation.(and allot of fun) If you do decide to stay with us again , please notify one of the staff, of any concerns that you might have so that we can fix the situation immediately. Thank you for your honest review, with it we will continue to strive for # 1, Thank you again.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

With all the big names in the area, I stumbled upon this 'throw back in time' quaint retreat. This charming little inn was comfortable and relaxing. When you think resort you think big sprawling hi rise hotels one might need a golf cart to navigate around. Here you were just a few yards to the pool or sitting on the bay relaxing as the birds and boats floated by. Even a little fishing pier to catch one if you can. Or a quick walk to the car if you forgot something. And if you wanted the beach, a short walk across the street to beautiful sunsets and a white sand beach. Beautiful clean beach-walk and bike path that the city has really done a fabulous job. Back to the Sea Captain's clean, comfortable rooms. Our assigned room was just not right for my wife and I to stay the week as we thought we would need a little more room. No problem, the friendly staff switched our room immediately without a lot of fuss.

This was the second time I stayed here. The first was for business when I found this little gem and only stayed a couple of nights. I couldn't wait for an opportunity to come back with my wife. We enjoyed the week long stay and didn't want to leave. Now we're looking forward to our next visit back with our children and grand kids.

Room Tip: we liked the suites by the pool
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Milan, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

tWe started looking for a hotel on the beach and ended up here thanks to a guide book. Thank goodness we trusted the book... it was wonderful. We had great rooms overlooking the pool with the boats in the background. The Staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean even if they do have some years on them but the beds were comfortable and there is really nothing bad to say about them. We loved the view, the kids loved the pool and the area to sit by and sun bathe or watch boats was great!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Captain Resort on the Bay

Address: 40 Devon Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#7 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Captain Resort on the Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Official Resort Partner of Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter the Dolphin! Small resort located on the bay overlooking the harbor and Clearwater Marina, the Sea Captain Resort is only 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico public beaches, Pier 60, and in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Resort features boat slips, fishing dock, grills, heated pool, hot tub, bicycles, shuffleboard, and free wi-fi. One-bedroom suites, efficiencies, and motel rooms available, with complimentary continental breakfast on the weekends; coffee and fresh Florida orange juice daily. One of Winter the Dolphin's favorite places to stay! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Captain Resort On The Bay Hotel Clearwater
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