Hello! We're headed to Clearwater Beach mid-May with a 2 yr old and 4 month old. We're going to get a suite so my husband and I don't have sit in the dark at 9pm when the kids go to bed. We're going with friends who are staying at the Hilton, but all the one-bedroom suites are booked there. We'd love to be within walking distance of them and have a hotel with a decent pool and near or on the beach. I'm looking at Coconut Cove, but can't tell if it's too far from the action. The Hyatt is available too, but a lot pricier than CC. Is the gulf side nicer than the harbor side? North vs. south? Should we stay close to the Pier? We'd love to walk to everything, if possible since we don't want to haul around car seats with us!
I'll start reading other questions/answers to try to get more help!