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68 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785-3910
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Great Heron Inn
Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 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)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Joe wrote a review Apr 2021
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida14 contributions
This is my first time staying at the great heron inn and I had a wonderful stay. It was right by the beach, they had a small pool, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The motel and room was clean and it’s close to some of the local restaurants and bars. I liked that it was located in a quiet area so I felt safe during my stay. The motel is also near a CVS and the bus stop which can take you to north to downtown Clearwater or south to John’s pass, treasure island, and the bus transfer by 75th and Gulf blvd takes you to downtown St. Petersburg. I recommend staying here for a quiet, relaxing, and friendly atmosphere.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Teena Harrison, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much and it was a pleasure having you as our guest Much appreciated Teena
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larry_kak wrote a review Mar 2021
Springfield, Illinois91 contributions27 helpful votes
Really liked this small beach front property. It is like your own little beach front condo. Teena does a fabulous job. I have only one complaint. I know high speed internet is mentioned, but it is not high speed. They use extenders, and it is a cement building. Do not plan to try to work there depending on a high speed connection. Loved the beach front, long walks every day right out your door.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Only has two floors, liked the second floor
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Response from Teena Harrison, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Mar 9, 2021
My apologies for internet high speeds, we have been working with Spectrum to improve as the building is concrete and being next to Gulf of Mexico adds to reception Thanks for your input
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KYGirl5720 wrote a review Feb 2021
Kuttawa, Kentucky118 contributions23 helpful votes
Our unit was spotless clean and roomy. Living room, full kitchen/dining, bedroom and bath. Has everything we needed for our stay., even beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. Heated pool. We have already booked our 2022 trip there. Teena is an awesome hostess and easy to work with. I highly recommend if you’re like me and enjoy the local owned old Florida style lodging. Neighborhood is safe and quiet and has good parking just steps from your door.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Teena Harrison, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Feb 21, 2021
Thanks very much for your kind review Look forward to your next visit with us Teena
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Martha G wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
4th or 5th time here. Always wonderful. We live in Vero Beach and head here for a change of pace. Property is well maintained and the rooms sparkle. Staff is great. Excellent value for a gulf front stay. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Teena Harrison, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Feb 21, 2021
Thanks very much, your patronage is much appreciated Teena
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MAR wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I always ask for the gulf front view room! The rooms are sparkling clean and Teena, the owner, tries to make sure there is at least one night between guests after cleaning and sanitizing. I think of this place as my home away from home. The kitchen is totally outfitted with everything I need if I want to cook my meals in my apartment. The beds are comfy, the room smell great and clean and I'm even given beach towels upon arrival. I can use their umbrellas, too. Fun to meet new friends as well!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: I love the gulf front rooms (2 upper and 2 lower)
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Response from Teena Harrison, Owner at Great Heron Inn
Responded Dec 15, 2020
Thanks for your kind review and we appreciate your patronage Looking forward to your next visit Best Regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Heron Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Great Heron Inn?
Nearby attractions include McGough Nature Park (0.6 miles), Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve (0.2 miles), and Splash Harbour Water Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Heron Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Great Heron Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Great Heron Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Heron Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crabby Bill's, Villa Gallace, and Slyce.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Heron Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Heron Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pinellas County Heritage Village (2.6 miles).
Does Great Heron Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.