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Blue Wave Motel Suites
Ranked #25 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2011

I found this hidden gem while looking for a place close to Heilman's Beachcomber restaurant which was the venue for my daughter's wedding reception. We booked the Tommy Bahama suite to dress in before the beach wedding and for the couple to stay in that night. It was absolutely fantastic. The huge walk-in shower, the furnishings, the decor...top notch! I am a Clearwater native and always try to stay away from the big chain hotels...couldn't have picked a better one than the Blue Wave. Out of town friends were staying at the Hilton on Clearwater Beach and they were so blown away by what I'd found for 1/2 the price.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

My teenage daughter & I stayed here on 08/12-8/14/11 & I am so glad we did. Excellent location. Not on the beach but a couple of blocks from the beach. Everything was within walking distance right in the hub of all the activities. And completely safe for my daughter & I to walk at night. We meet both Managers, Gail & Rodney & they are the friendliest people. They do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. Also while we were there out of all their rooms but ours & one other were occupied by returning customers. Once you find this gem, you won't go anywhere else. The rooms were very clean & updated. They go beyond the call of customer service. I will never look for another place to stay while in Clearwater Beach area...this is like a little home away from home. The Motel also has an assortment of beach chairs, umbrellas, toys for building sand castles & the body board we left because we were flying home....Enjoy! Suggestions for your trip, hit the Publix Grocery store for food, they close at 9pm, before you get to beach area, I think they are on Island Way just about 1 mile before you get to the beach. Make a right. There is really only a CVS in the actual beach area.
If you eating out good places are Clear Sky restaurant & Crabby Bills, were they will take your photo & make a key chain memory for $6.00.
We didn't go on Pier 60, but opted for sitting on sand watching the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. We will be back! Wish I was there now!
Valerie & Jennifer

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Valeriebarrow
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

My family just returned from a two night stay at the Blue Wave Motel in Clearwater. We had wanted to stay in a place close to Pier 60 since our daughter was playing in a volleyball tournament near that location. After spending a couple of hours checking out (very high) prices at places like the Hyatt and Hilton, we happened upon the site for the Blue Wave. My family had never stayed at a "Mom and Pop" type of establishment before so we were putting our trust in the pictures and description shown online.
Upon our arrival at the Blue Wave, we met a gentleman named Rodney. He was a very friendly guy who immediately made us feel welcomed. He showed us a couple of different "family rooms" that included a small kitchen with full size appliances and a small table with 4 chairs, and a granite countertop. The living area had a pull-out sofa, chair with ottoman and a decent sized t.v. The bathroom was nicely decorated and the bedroom had a queen size bed. The entire room seemed to have been nicely renovated. The bottom line...we were very please with the room and its terrific location (we could walk to Pier 60 easily). The only small issue was the AC unit was located in the bedroom (which made sleeping great), since it didn't cool the remainder of the unit as much as it cooled the bedroom. This was NOT a big deal since the other rooms seemed to get enough air to stay at a comfortable temperature and the living area had a ceiling fan.
I would high recommend a "family room" at the Blue Wave to any small family looking for a clean, comfortable place, at a very reasonable price, that is close to Pier 60 and beautiful Clearwater Beach. They even have beach chairs, toys, etc. for guests to use at the beach free of charge.The fact that Rodney was there to make sure we had everything we needed and even asked how the volleyball tournament was going made our stay even more enjoyable.....thanks Rodney! We will definitely be back the next time we plan a trip to Clearwater Beach.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Oviedo2007
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Reviewed June 20, 2014
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Room Tip: Met kleine kinderen op de begane grond vragen. Wij zaten in nummer 3.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2012
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Room Tip: es hat keinen Pool. Aber wer braucht diesen schon wenn man an diesem tollen Strand sein kann.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2012
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  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed February 18, 2010
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  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank carla1972
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Additional Information about Blue Wave Motel Suites

Address: 440 E Shore Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2031
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#4 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $129 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Wave Motel Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms were newly remodeled in 2015 with King Koil Mattresses and Sofabeds. All units are one bedroom suites with very high quality appointments like Granite counter tops in complete kitchen, wood cabinets, full size refrigerator with ice maker, 4 burner gas stove. Tile floor to ceiling in bathroom. Some suites have Intercoastal Waterway view. Tommy Bahama Suite features all Tommy Bahama Furniture, Murphy Bed and can sleep 6 guests. The Jungle Room features bunk beds, and Jungle Theme, great for famiies with kids and sleeps 6. Guests gather at our Roof Top Terrace for drinks and watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico with music. Our favorite gathering spot has view of the Gulf and Intercoastal waterway. Only 10 rooms at this cute Mom and Pop friendly resort all suite motel. Get twice the room, for half the price of the Hilton and Sandpearl Hotels across the street. Friendly service and help with all your vacation needs is why our Guests return, and never a charge for parking, playpens, beach chairs and maid service. ... more   less 
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