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DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort
Ranked #18 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Tampa, Florida
1 review
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

This hotel was clean, recently remodeled and staff was great. The price of the rooms was well worth the money for the view. The private beach was furnished with the most comfortable lounge chairs. The restaurant and food was amazing. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. The location on the island was perfect and quite. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be staying here every time we make our trip to Clearwater.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived at about 7.00pm. I must admit I was a little dissappointed as it did not resemble the photographs on the net. The hotel was generally tired and in need of a refit. It looked like a motel from a bad 80's movie, rather than a 3* modern hotel.
However, the reception staff were friendly and the room was large enough, with comfortable beds and ample furniture.
We had booked a room with a fridge for cold drinks, (or minibar) but there was no fridge in the room.
The pool was tiny and resembled that of a downmarket motel rather than a wyndham 3* hotel.
The "private beach" was a strip of sand at the edge of what resembled a wide river rather than a proper beach, with an array of worn sunloungers that had to be rented.
We had paid extra for a "beach view" This was a mistake as our room was over the bar and pool area that played loud music until about 1.00am.
But that wasn't the worst thing. The air conditioning unit seemed to have been run by a tractor engine. At tickover it was noisy, but when it cut in, it was like sleeping with a V8 engine in the room. We decided to turn off the air conditioner to get some sleep. However not only did this make the room like a sweat box, we had the added "benefit" of the loud music from below.....so we turned it on again to drown out the music!
At 5.00am in the morning, after no sleep at all, I went to reception and complained. They were apologetic and asked for a chance to put this right. We had breakfast and returned to the hotel. Reception said that engineering had changed the unit. However, on inspection, they had installed another V8 engine.
We politely checked out early (they did graciously refund the rest of our pre-booked stay) and we then paid another $20 per night for a room, just over the bridge at the 4* Sheraton Sand Key.
My advice.....don't bother with this hotel.....stay at the Sheraton!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Larry D, General Manager at DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
The hotel has received a multi-million dollar refurbishment from the lobby to all of the guest rooms. Although our beach is not the size of the public beaches, it is what attracts our guest back year after year and it is private. In the morning you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise and watch the sunset over the gulf in the evening from our private beach. Our cabanas and loungers have been free to our guests since January 2013. I do apologize for the loud air conditioner, we replaced it the same day. All of the air conditioners are less than one year old but occasionally these things do happen,
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Tampa
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The property was not on the Gulf, but rather on the pass. Even though we were dissapointmented by this, the excellent service we recieved was exceptiopnal. The waiter staff on the patio was above average. Service was great.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just returned from 4 glorious sun filled days at the beach. I did not know this but Clearwater Beach has very few hotels with a private beach. The Wyndham Gardens is one of them. Their prices make this an affordable vacation on their own small but beautiful beach. The hotel is very nice. Needs some updating but our room were nicely appointed with a King size bed which was extremely comfortable. The lobby bar was nice and is shared with a Starbucks full service Barista. This was great any time for a hot or iced coffee. There is a nice restaurant on premises with wait staff serving guests on the beach. Lounges, umbrellas are included in the modest "resort Fee". All hotels in the area charge some resort fee. Many hotels like the Hyatt and Hilton are across the busy street from the PUBLIC beach. The Wyndham is a smaller hotel and not as glitzy as the sand pearl resort which is about 1.5 miles north, but also doesn't have the $400+ price tag. I would take the Wyndham any day! Great friendly staff too!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chestnut Ridge
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay - beautiful beach, view and the privacy of the pool and beach was absolutely wonderful considering we were there between "breaks" but the private beaches were packed. It was great to have the privacy and reduced noise etc. Hospitality did no speak much English to minor repair issues or needs made it slightly difficult. When we had to we called the front desk and everything was resolver quickly. Location convenient even though at the end of the stretch. Everything is only 3-10 minutes max from other places on the stretch like sightseeing and boats etc. Restaurant staff grat - outside dining staff very pleasant but slow.

Hotel exterior could use some updating. Inside hallways can use some updating. Balconies were great

We'll be back

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort

Property: DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort
Address: 691 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767-2643 (Formerly Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach)
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#18 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#23 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#27 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DreamView Beachfront Hotel & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the DreamView Hotel & Resort, where you are greeted upon arrival with an ambiance of relaxed luxury. Throughout your stay, enjoy a unique experience where the only thing separating DreamView Hotel & Resort from the Gulf is your own private beach! Enjoy the ever changing view of dolphins, sailboats and yachts as you relax on your complimentary private cabana lounge. Once it's time to wind down, rejuvenate in one of our 110 newly remodeled, smoke-free and fully hypoallergenic guestrooms with exclusive pillow-top and/or 14" memory foam mattresses for a great night's rest. Most rooms also have a balcony to enjoy the colorful Florida sunset, and beachside rooms offer a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Relax and unwind in a beach cabana or kick back in a poolside plush lounger. Should your arrival occur before check-in time, enjoy the luxury and accessibility to our newly-renovated changing room, for the exclusive use of arriving guests, where you may freshen up from your journey and change into resort attire before enjoying the beach cabanas and pool upon your arrival, an amenity on Clearwater Beach uniquely offered only at DreamView. Allow our bell service to secure your luggage or ensure that it is waiting for you in your room once it becomes available. Stop by the 24-hour Fitness Center to get a great workout, or put finishing touches on a presentation in the Business Center. At the Sands Beach Bar & Grill, enjoy in or outdoor dining with our award-winning breakfast, lunch or dinner without leaving the hotel. We also offer In-room dining, with your choice from any of our delicious entrees. Taste the variety of tropical beverages of the Tiki Bar, and sip on one of our signature cocktails in your beach cabana without leaving the sand thanks to our beachside drink service, or swing by the mini-Starbucks or Grab-n-Go Cafe where there's always something tasty to pick up on the go. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach Hotel Clearwater
Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort
Best Western Clearwater
Clearwater Best Western

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