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“Bob and staff was great....one night band trip wish I could have stayed longer” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762   |  
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Ranked #33 of 95 hotels in Clearwater
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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Bob and staff was great....one night band trip wish I could have stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I traveled with a band group this past weekend and our highschool had selected the Holiday Inn as the host hotel. I had to call in to modify my reservations and was transferred to the sales department. I had the pleasure of working directly with Bob...I believe he is the Director of Sales for the hotel and the person responsible for booking in our group. He was wonderful and clearly takes pride in his job and his hotel. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel looks to be recently renovated - very modern and the wifi worked great. From my first interaction with Bob, staff at check in and during breakfast, to my departure everyone at the Holiday Inn was great. Kudos to the staff and thank you! We will be back next year for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Shawn S, Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with in the future.

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
727.577.9100
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springville, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I spent many nights in this hotel and my stay was superb. The front desk was always willing to help when I had questions and were courteous to my needs. Breakfast service is great and was complementary with many different choices of food unlike many of their competitors. Service in the food area was awesome, unfortunately my work required me to be out much before breakfast was served. The location is great and next to two very nice high end restaurants as well as quick and fast casual.
The rooms were very clean and furniture looked very new. If your room is far from center on the first floor internet connection is poor. On the 3rd floor I had no problems. Very nice hotel, and if you need car rental Dollar has a location on site.

Room Tip: Choose close to center, Internet connection is the best.Refrain from first floor if possible.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your great comments about the hotel. I'm sorry to hear internet reception was a problem during your stay. We are installing more Wireless Access Points to ensure every room has nothing but the best reception. I appreciate you bringing the issue to our attention and look forward to your future stays with us.

Thank you,
Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
727.577.9100
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Sarasota, Florida
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47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stayed here for one night for work and it was fine. What made it "four stars" was the price. I paid an advanced rate of $80/night and for the area, you really can't beat that. The bed was super comfy and the hotel itself was somewhat updated, although a lot of the updates were done sparingly and the age of the property does show.

But again, for under $100/night and a decent night's sleep, it's worth it. I would not recommend this for a vacation, mostly due to the busy surroundings and being right behind the airport, but it's great for business or a short stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you very much for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please feel free to contact us directly or via our website when looking for specials for this location.

Thank you,

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
727.577.9100
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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

we stayed at this Hoildy Inn because of it's location. The fact that they have a 24 hour complementary shuttle is a great big bonus!!! We checked in on a Friday evening, the staff was friendly and helped me with the locations of places I may be interested in seeing. The lobby was bright and clean. It felt very comfortable. We arrived to our room that was clean and presentable. The AC was set at a perfect temperature. It even smelled clean!!! We got ready for our evening out and was extremely happy that the shuttle was ready for us!!! Upon our return back to the hotel I was stoked to learn that the pool was open 24 hours!! It was wonderful to take a quick dip before retiring for the night, even at 2am!!! We slept comfortably and even enjoyed good food and great service for breakfast!! There is no doubt that I would return to this hotel when I return to Clearwater!!

  • Stayed October 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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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words about the facility and staff. I'm glad we were able to change your impression of us because after some of the difficulties with your previous stay. Glad to also see you have been back to the facility since. The staff and I look forward to seeing you in the future and the chance to make every stay great.

Thank you,

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
727.577.9100
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Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a week while moving. The staff was very friendly and nice. They were over the top helpful with us and letting us use the fax machine for our real estate documents. The hotel is very clean. If you request a mini refridgerator they will put one in your room free of charge. Rooms are clean and there is a good wireless signal. I would give it four stars but because the entire staff was so great, I am giving it five stars.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate the complements for our hard working staff and glad everything was to your satisfaction. I hope that you can recommend us to friends and family. We also hope you are enjoying your new home.

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
727-577-9100
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
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Plantation, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I do business with HSN. This Holiday Inn is about 5 minutes away from their offices so it could not be more convenient. For those flying into the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, the hotel is adjacent to the airport. The staff is very friendly, the hotel is clean and attractive and the rooms are comfortable, with free wi-fi, flat panel TVs, plenty of AC outlets to plug in all my electronics and a good work area.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are good, but since it does adjoin and airport, you may hear a plane now and then. Not...
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  • Stayed August 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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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your wonderful comments concerning the hotel and staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to seeking you in the future. Please feel free to contact me with any future questions or needs you may have.

Thank you,

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
727.577.9100
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San Diego, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Rude staff including the bartenders who only stock the bar once a week. They were out of everything. The floors were filthy, and the manager was completely unresponsive. Try the Fairlfeild Inn next door instead. It's head and shoulders a better place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn S, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
I'm sorry to hear your stay in July 2011 wasn't a good one. I have been at this location since August 2011 and am working very hard to continue to improve the product and service. This includes our great sports bar. As seen by other comments here on Trip Advisor, I feel we are accomplishing just that. We have had a complete change of attitude since your stay and I would like an opportunity to prove it to you. I want you to be the judge of our success or lack there of. Please contact me directly and allow me to prove to you that it is better, at our expense of course.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your comments and my staff and I look forward to the opportunity to make you a satisfied guest.

Shawn Stan, CHA
General Manager
727-577-9100
gm@theclearwaterhotel.com
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport Hotel
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport Hotel Clearwater
Holiday Inn Clearwater
Clearwater Holiday Inn
Address: 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#21 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#39 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg North /Clearwater is conveniently located in the heart of the business district, and only minutes away from the Gulf beaches. You'll find comfort and impeccable service at one of the most convenient locations in Clearwater, FL. Contemporary hospitality and our courteous staff are eagerly awaiting your visit in our recently renovated hotel. Only 2 miles from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, and only 9 miles from Tampa International Airport, you'll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to do in Clearwater, FL. Holiday Inn St.Petersburg North / Clearwater is also within close proximity to major attractions such as Raymond James Stadium, St. Pete Times Forum, Ruth Eckerd Hall and Tropicana Field. Relax in your well-appointed guest room featuring stylish and modernized decor, and enjoy amenities that include free high-speed Internet access, 32 inch flat screen televisions, executive desk space, in-room movies, HBO and cable television. Play a great game on our lighted tennis and basketball courts, and afterwards feed your appetite for friendly service and savory culinary creations at Aviator's Sports Pub and Lounge. Enjoy a swim in our crystal-clear outdoor pool and spa, or re-energize in our 24-hour fitness center. Dollar Rent-a-Car is also available on-site for your transportation needs. ... more   less 
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