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Great Heron Inn

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#1 of 5 hotels in Indian Rocks Beach
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Welcome to Great Heron Inn, your Indian Rocks Beach “home away from home.” Great Heron Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the motel. The property also features a pool to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. Travelers looking to enjoy some crab can head to PJ's Oyster Bar, Crabby Bill's, or Guppy's on the Beach. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mexican restaurant such as Jake's Cantina or Los Mexicanos. During your visit, be sure to check out Chief Chic-A-Si Park (0.4 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel. Great Heron Inn puts the best of Indian Rocks Beach at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 66 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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This was our 3rd visit to Great Heron Inn and we will be back whenever we can. Teena makes you feel like family. This isn't some big luxury resort, it's a small family owned place. Two stories, each apartment is fully furnished. Nice pool. Beach chairs and towels are furnished. Their rates are better than a budget motel and you have a lot more. We try to stay a week and we hate to leave. The beach is fantastic.
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Response from Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Jun 13, 2019
Thanks for your kind review and it was a pleasure having you as our guests We look forward to having you visit again Thanks and Best Regards Teena
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My husband and I really wanted to love the Great Heron Inn. We stayed for 3 nights/4 days. Teena and her staff were incredible- very hospitable, friendly,and down to earth. The location is amazing - it's almost like you have your own private beach literally right out your back door. Their prices are very affordable. The kitchenette comes fully stocked, with plates, silverware, bottle opener, and cups. Lawn chairs, beach umbrellas, and towels are free to rent out for the day. Based upon other reviews, we expected the dated furniture and decor. The unit was very clean. Also, as inferred by other reviews, this motel seems to cater heavily to the retirement crowd. We actually welcomed this, as we were looking forward to relaxing without a lot of screaming children around. However, my husband and I are non-smokers and are very sensitive to cigarette smoke. Although the rooms themselves are non-smoking, the entire perimeter of the outside area is heavily smoker-friendly. In the fairly narrow breeze/walkway areas chairs and tables with ashtrays are in front of each room on both floors. Many of the other motel guests congregate in this area to hang out and smoke. Although there's nothing wrong with that in of itself, with the layout of the motel, we had to hold our breath and strategically plan our route to leave or enter our room. Our room, #128, was tucked into the side alcove of the second floor, where maintenance was keeping mops and brooms, a ladder, and the trash can used to dump cigarette ashes into. My husband mentioned something to the front desk, and it was moved for a day, and the next day it was back with a vengeance. Additionally, although the interior generally met or exceeded our expectations, the beds were not very comfortable. In combination with their squeaking loudly whenever either one of us moved, we didn't get a lot of quality sleep. All in all, we would love to stay here again, except for the heavy pro-smoking in the outside common areas. We realize that this is seemingly part of the crowd that this motel caters to, and will (unfortunately for us) probably not change. Thus, if you smoke, this place is for you. We don't, so we will be staying someplace else next time.
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Response from Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Jun 9, 2019
Very sorry to hear your expectations were not met and we do try and be sensitive to non-smokers outside as well as inside. We will try to change our outside areas as you pointed out were not appealing. We appreciate your input on sleep issues as well as it is an important part of hotel stays. Again, our apologies for any disappointment for your stay with us. Teena
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Environment friendly.. very comfortable, staff was disciplined . You can visit with your family. A great comfort you will get there. Neat and clean rooms. Staff and helpers were very friendly and kind
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Response from Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded May 1, 2019
Thanks for your review We hope we can be of service in the future Best Regards
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Room was perfect with everything you need. Tina, Susan and staff were friendly and helpful. Pool was lovely, beach beautiful. Inn provided beach towels, umbrellas and chairs. Restaurants and shops just a few blocks away. Would recommend to anyone and looking forward to a return visit.
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Response from Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Apr 26, 2019
Thanks very much and it was a pleasure meeting you folks We look forward to your next visit Thanks and Best Regards Teena
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What a great apartment on the beach. Separate living room, kitchen and bedroom. Kitchen was well equipped. Place was clean. Plenty of chairs for the pool. And Adirondack chairs you can take to the beach. Great location.
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Response from Teena H, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Apr 18, 2019
Thanks very much for your kind review Hope to have you as our guest again Thank you Teena
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