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GulfView Hotel - On The Beach
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   625 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Econo Lodge Beachfront Resort)   |  
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Ranked #67 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Iowa
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“decent hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

3 couples stayed here for a long weekend, specifically to go the the new Dali museum It is a decent hotel for the money and in a nice location. They do have smoking rooms so if you don't smoke I would definitely ask for a non-smoking room. We did pay extra for a room near the ocean ($99 per night), we enjoyed this every morning when we drank our coffee (maker in the room) on the balcony. The hotel has continental breakfast which consisted of coffee, juice and donuts and pastries. I would stay here again. If you are planning to spend a lot of time in St. Petersburg, I would probably stay closer. It was a 40 minute drive from Clearwater.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

This is an older property and is in need of some updating. A coat of paint and some new carpet would go a long way, but nothing that would keep me from returning.

That being said, the rooms were clean and everything worked. Great view from the balcony. I had an issue with the wirless internet connection twice, but the front desk quickly took care of it both times. The hotel is close to shops and resturants Parking and the wireless internet were both free!

The hotel is located next to another property that has a outdoor bar and dance floor. The music lasts until about 1:30am. I had a great view of it from my room. However, when trying to sleep it can be an issue if you have a room on the north side. (take ear plugs)

I come to Clearwater Beach each year and this hotel would not be my first choice, but I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fourmile
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

We have stayed in this motel for 10 straight years. Everyone here is wonderful and go out of their way to make our stay very pleasant. We have a room with an ocean view and it is always clean. We love the pool area that overlooks the ocean and the beach is always nice. You can step out from the pool onto the beach. We love the security of the motel. You must have a key to get into the pool area from the beach. That keeps the undesirables out. We have no complaint about this motel at all.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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St. Petes Beach
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

The hotel was clean and the room was large-had a balcony w/view of the gulf. Next door is a hotel that has an outdoor deck with live music all day long but I looked at it as free entertainment. Within walking distance-literally 2 block- is an IHOP and a Walgreens that had a 24 hour liquor store. There is also a beach shuttle that went up and down the island . This turned out to be a perfect location for a quick get away. The room has a small fridge,coffeemaker, stovetop with 2 burners and utensils. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is on a small beach and also has a pool with nice deck. I would highly recommend this hotel. It's not the Ritz but it is comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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
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Manchester, NH
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

This was actually our second stay here. We had an ocean view with six perfect sunsets. The crowd at the next door "resort" is not family oriented so like I said...in walking distance to Clearwater pier with great food and atmosphere! Really, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Port Richey, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

We checked in for one night,after we checked in we went outside to enjoy the supposed private beach area was filled with boats, no where to swim. Their were a number of parties being held on both sides of the hotel. We went out to enjoy the bay but my husband and I we're welcomed by a couple of drunks. At sunset the boats hade cleared out and all the family's with children cam out to take pictures of the beautiful sunset but unfortunately everybody was welcomed by a couple who were having sex in plain view on the beach, the guest tryed to tell them to knock it off and go some where else, we reported it to the front desk but all they have done is gone to check out we were talking about and just went back inside to the office and did nothing about it. And to top it all off the $40 they asked for the deposit he never put it on the reciept so we couldnt get our money back. So we had nasty service, bad attitudes, thief on board, DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manvel, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

i called the morning i left Orlando from Disney and found this hotel. it was on the water and about a mile from the main public beach. the kid at the desk was really nice, helpful and polite. i went to the public beach and found it to be a pain with parking and the water was not very clear with a viability of about a foot or so. we went back to the hotel that has a beach on the inlet which had clear water to about 3feet or so. the kids had more fun there, they even found a few live conch. the hotel is an old one but my room was very clean and i didn't see any bugs. the ac was very cold and i was pleased and i would go back and stay again. one thing the beds were stated as queen but found them to be full mattresses. the city of Clearwater were real friendly and the area was clean. i felt safe in the area with my 12 and 11 year olds.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 GulfView Hotel - On The Beach

Address: 625 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Econo Lodge Beachfront Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — GulfView Hotel - On The Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Beachfront Hotel Clearwater
Econo Lodge Clearwater
Clearwater Econo Lodge

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