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“Friendly and soooo relaxing!”
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Sta'n Pla Motel
Ranked #40 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Drammen, Norway
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“Friendly and soooo relaxing!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed here in 2008 and it was friendly, but scruffy. Came back this monday and found it upgraded and so nice. It is still no 5 star hotel, but it's not meant to be either. It is a very relaxing place and no fuzz at all, just the way we like it. No maid service every day, but bring your dirty towels to the laundry room and get clean ones.....who couldn't live with that?
Or room was on the back with a deck overlooking the canal. Lots of birds around and lots of fish jumping inthe water. Even a couple of Manatees came to visit.
We are coming back for sure!
Fitness center and restaurant get a "terrible" because it doesn't exist.....it's simply not that kind of place....thank God for that.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Orangeville, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

It is suggested that you review your room prior to signing and paying for the room to ensure that you are getting what you think you bargained for. The photos that are shown on the Internet are most likely of an on site renovated room but they certainly do not all look like that. The room that we had was clean but dated. the room was somewhat un-equipped for being an efficiency type room (short on cutlery and utensils, the knives were dull, no oven gloves or dishes for oven, no bottle opener, no dish towels or dish clothes, oven had no temperature indications on knob to be able to accurately cook anything requiring temperature for a certain time period like pizza.

The property managers and the staff are smokers, so if you are not accommodating of this you should consider other accommodation. They do try to do a good job but they are not really forthcoming with information. It could be such a better experience if they were to take the lead to supply new visitors with area highlights and points of interest such as, area attractions, the best places to pick up groceries or a good place to eat, things to avoid as well. The staff and manager were very friendly and accommodating when requested.

The swimming pool was clean daily and they had an array of toys for the pool. There is a quaint little spot at the rear of the motel that is a nice area to eat dinner, we found it by accident. They have barbecues for use but the sparker did not work to light it and nobody said anything and there we no barbecuing utensils, it always seemed to be the small things that ruined the moment.

Unfortunately, we would not stay again as this location does not meet the needs of our family, maybe it would for you.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Ulli was wonderful and very accommodating even though we rolled into town late without a reservation. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean, the location was great, very close to the beach without all of the noise, and a clean pool. Great place to bring along your bicycles and ride to breakfast at the Beach Shanty or have Dinner at Cooters, our favorites. Next to the hotel is a waterway where you can be on the dock or fish. We plan to go back there and take others with us next time. For us, this will be a great little get away spot, we enjoyed Clearwater and Sta,n Pla.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great , clean and quiet hidden spot behind the big hotel on the main strip.
Service was great and people friendly. It is a great place to go to after a day at the beach and relax. Short walk to the beach but away from the busy area.

I will go back and recommend it to family members.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Apopka
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great time at the Sta'n Pla. We had a one bedroom apt with a kitchen and I was able to use their boat dock for my boat. The rooms were clean and the as well as the common areas. A wonderful place to stay with family. A+++

Room Tip: Great little cottage in the back if you are bringing a boat.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I loved the idea of being steps from the pool and beach. Going fishing off of the dock, and waking up feeling the ocean breeze. I haven't been there since 1991! But I still remember getting there in the afternoon, running to get my swim trunks on and jumping into the pool. The owners treated you like family and were available for anything. I believe a Polish family owned it the last time I was there,( Walter and his wife) very friendly. Before that was a British couple (Martin and his wife). My sister and I would walk down to Capt'n Blighs mini putt golf just south a few blocks. We would go to the beach for hours and deep sea fishing once just down the road as well. Great restaurants and just waking up in Florida (I'm from Canada) for a week straight every morning was paradise. I hope to bring my kids there one day. Best memories of my childhood were of this place. I miss it very much.

Room Tip: We chose the room farthest on the right side of the building (South) on the second floor.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Port Perry, Canada
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great location, only a 2 minute walk to the South Beach which is far less congested than the North end and pier 60.
The Motel sits right beside the intercoastal where the dolphins and manatee can be seen on occasion. This area also has outdoor tables and chairs along with BBQ facilites.
The rooms and facility are very clean, and the staff is very friendly. Ulli tries hard to accomdate with any request.
The new owners are making an effort to update the facility, and with a few changes would not hesitate to raise the rating to 5 star.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Sta'n Pla Motel
Address: 345 Hamden Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2450
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sta'n Pla Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sta n Pla Motel and the Sta n Pla Marina Resort are situated along the Florida's Gulf Coast and just steps away from the white sugar sand of Clearwater Beach. This beach has been ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States & the World. Our property is located directly on the intercoastal waterway of Clearwater with full access for our guests to relax in its calming nature. Bring your boat, rent our paddle boards or just relax on our private docks. ... more   less 
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