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“A Unique Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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68 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“A Unique Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This place was found due to trip advisor reviews. When we arrived, it felt like an old motel like days of old but when we entered our room we were pleasantly surprised. There was a seperate living room and kitchen from the bedroom. The room had been updated and was very clean. The bed was comfortable and good size bedroom. If you are a big sports fan, the TV is an old tube TV. It was good size but not a modern LCD larger screen. The best thing about this place is its location. Right on the beach. Great walks on the beach and tremendous sunsets. Lots of restaurants around and the 80 degree pool was also enjoyable. Owers were very nice and freindly and would definately go back there when we are in that area. Also, Harry the Heron greets you every morning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We just got back from several days at the Great Heron Inn. Everyone was so nice, friendly and willing to help in any way they could. It was quiet, right on the Gulf and convenient to several eating establishments. The rooms were large, kitchen fully equipped and they had great water pressure in the shower. Will return for sure!!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Jane Lew, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Four years ago we discovered Great Heron Inn. As my husband is extremely particular, I had my son who lives in the area check it out a head of time. We are on our way next week for our 5th consequtive year and can't wait. Beach access is immediate, always very clean, management is friendly and helpful. For a place to go that is clean, family oriented, friendly astmosphere, close to beach and activities, this is perfect. Several of our friends have stayed there and thanked us for the recommendation.

Kathy Courtney, Jane Lew, WV

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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I stayed at The Great Heron with my sister and her friend in mid July. We had a Gulf View room with a seperate living area , full kitchen, and bath for less than $120.00 a night! I checked with other hotels in Clearwater Beach and you couldn't get anything for less than $150.00 a night and that didn't guarantee you a gulf view. I woke up to the sound of the ocean every day. We were able to cut down on cost thanks to the full kitchen option. The hotel staff are wonderful and even provided us with coupons and recommendations for dining. They were always prompt,friendly, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I asked for extra beach towels and extra towels which were promptly provided. I would highly recommend this property for couples and families.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Beyond the towering concrete jungles that have erupted along the west coast lies this quaint and quiet motel. It was just what we were looking for, and more! Our family loves to vacation in Florida towns and motels that have the flavor of the 1950s, and the Great Heron certainly fulfilled our desires. This motel was super-clean, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, and the view from our Gulf-front room was amazing! The beach is pristine, the pool is crystal-clear, and the location is ideal, walking distance to enjoyable restaurants, with easy driving access to other activities. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: Go for the gulf-front...it's worth it!
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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of days with some friends in July 2012. Really great property & owners. Can walk to all the bars & rests. Very nice location. Very nice units with kitchen, & separate bedroom, very nice views. Will be back here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Columbia, Missouri, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Great Heron Inn was the most awesome beach hotel ever! When you compare the price, cleanliness, and hospitality to other beach hotels, there is no comparison. The hotel is an older hotel, but so very well maintained. It's clean, everything is in working order, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Tina, the owner, is the nicest ever! I like the fact that the hotel is small, and very family-friendly. My grandchildren especially enjoyed seeing Harry each morning. He is a great mascot! I like the fact that the hotel is right on the beach - when we tired of the ocean, we could relax in the pool. Beach chairs, kids toys, were all provided. I would definitely give it 5-Stars, and a BIG thumbs-up! We can't wait to go back, and I am recommending this hotel to all my friends.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same size, with the exception of the 3 BR apartment. The only thing I would say i...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 68 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
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Location: United States > Florida > Indian Rocks Beach
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Indian Rocks Beach
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Great Heron Hotel Indian Rocks Beach
Great Heron Motel

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