One of the best hotels during our roundtrip. Normally i am very carefull with booking hotels. Because lot of hotels were much more than 200 dollar a night round places like St Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach , i checked Dunedin and this hotel on the internet.
Its just a couple of miles north of Clearwater Beach and man i was so happy i found this (way out of the crowds). The location is ideal. Nature all around you and most of the times you only hear the birds. The marine is very quiet and cosy. The pier is great for taking pictures of the sunset. The small villages is easy living. Nearbye there are some lovely houses with private jetty´s and nesting fishing hawks. The hotelroom is nicely decorated, very large and complete with everything you need (free internet, safe, fridge, small kitchen, 2 compfy beds etc) and also give you beautifull views over the water. The room has a door at the front and one at the back, always with great views over the water. There are 2 chairs at the balcony/terras. The rooms are also very clean, you can open windows etc as well.
The staff is great and breakfast is in the restaurant. The free breakfast is very basic but the location is wunderfull. We had some dinners there as well and they were good for the money. Parking is free, but sometimes you can not park your car at the front of your room, because there is valid parking due to party´s in the restaurant (nice to see how the boys run and run in organise a smart valid parking overthere)
The beach at Caledesi is good. But the beach at Honeymoom Island is maybe even better. Great nature, swimming, hiking, beach, birding and great shelling. Watch for the big (nesting) eagle on Honey Moon island and many other creatures. Bush gardens is one hour drive. Clearwater Beach and the other beaches are 10 minutes by car. If you like family beaches go to Clearwater, if you like nature beaches go to Honeymoon and Caledesi. the entrance for Honey Moon Island is 5 dollar, take the long beach, the first 300 yards of beach have some big stones etc after that you will see a paradise beach with a only few people, mostly smiling because its so nice. To the end of the beach its a hour walking and its worth it.
Its a great hotel, not a hilton one and not a party one either. Its a very comfy hotel from where you occassionally can see dolphins, eagles and manatees from your balcony etc.
What else do you need more te relax and enjoy this place in Florida.
We come back for sure !!
From your room you can walk in a few minutes to the small center (very nice special ownmade icecream´s at the corner. The (special) roads for cycling are good as well.
I first booked 4 nights, but stayed overall totally 6 nights (590 euro). We come back !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Dunedin, Florida hotel located on Florida's West Coast is a boutique waterfront resort with access to the Gulf of Mexico. Located at Dunedin's Marina Plaza, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Yacht Harbor Inn overlooks beautiful St. Joseph's Sound and offers vacationers a friendly port with immediate access to the open Gulf of Mexico. The rooms have either balconies or patios. Each hotel room is comfortably equipped with high-speed Internet access, cable television with HBO®, coffee/tea maker, microwave and refrigerator. Have breakfast (additional charges may apply) for two at Tampa Bay's number one waterfront restaurant, Bon Appetit, located on the premises. Guests can enjoy a complimentary USA Today available in the lobby. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Yacht Harbor Inn offers superb banquet services for special occasions, including sunset waterfront weddings. Charter boats are available at the marina for sightseeing and for world famous Gulf of Mexico deep sea fishing. Nearby attractions include Busch Gardens®, beaches, Pinellas Trail, Sponge Docks-Tarpon Springs and the downtown area. Blue Jays spring training baseball fans frequently stay at this Florida Coast hotel for its convenient access to the ballpark. To enjoy the best of the Florida Gulf Coast, reserve a room today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Yacht Harbor Inn! ... more less
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