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“Big on Charm, Clean, Quiet, Great Location, Pet-Friendly”

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Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach
Ranked #7 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
“Big on Charm, Clean, Quiet, Great Location, Pet-Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We just spent a long weekend at the North Sunrise toward the end of Spring Break. The quiet location was perfect for us, near the beginning of the residential area on the North end of Mandalay; one short block from the beach and an easy walk to shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

We stayed in one of the two-room suites. It was clean and had plenty of space in the front room and bedroom. The kitchenette worked well for us. The bathroom was cramped and could use some shelves and more hooks. Plenty of hot water and pressure, though. The bedroom mattress is getting on in age. We slept well. And no carpeting...a big plus in Florida.

Overall, this is an awesome place. The central pool area is really quaint and beautifully landscaped with gardens and lots of good outdoor furniture and a grill. What really makes this place are the managers, Mark and Emory, who are oozing with Southern hospitality and love to interact with their guests. They're doing a great job restoring a Florida landmark. Also, it is very pet-friendly, as are the managers.

If you're looking for stainless steel appliances or costumed bellhops, then move right along. But if you want a reasonably priced motel at a great location just off the beach with old-school pastel Florida charm, then you've found a place to stay. We would definitely do it again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for writing such a nice review about your stay, posting your personal photos and sharing your experience with other future guests. We appreciate any suggestions from our guests on how we can improve our service and make their time with us more comfortable. The two bedroom suite is always a favorite with the extra space. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Clearwater Beach. Emory and Mark
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We spent 3 nights at North Sunrise Hotel . I just love it. It has old Florida charm. The room was very clean and the service excellent. You do arrive as guests and leave as friends here. We will be back. The location near the beach, shopping and entertainment was within walking distance. The pool and patio area is very well kept and nicely decorated. Lots of little touches make the hotel a one of a kind getaway.

Room Tip: Room with small kitchen was great.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Milissa and Steve, It was a pleasure having you stay with us while visiting Clearwater Beach from Ann Arbor. Thank you so much for writing such a nice review (and the beautiful card you sent) and for sharing your experience here with others. We hope you will come soon back for a visit (by the way, we don't get much snow here HA). Emory and Mark
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Fairmount, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

we love North Sunrise in Clearwater Beach Florida, southern hospitability at its finest!! very comfortable rooms and setting, North Sunrise had a homey feel, Mark and Emory are wonderful hosts, thanks guys!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Robb and Jeryl, We love our new friends from Indiana. Thanks so much for this wonderful review and for coming back to stay with us. We are already looking forward to your next visit in August and will save you a seat around the pool. Emory and Mark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed here the last two years and were impressed by the updates the new owners had done to the property, not to mention their friendliness. We will definitely be back next year! Thanks to Mark and Emory!

  • Stayed March 2014
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Jamie and Bryan, It was so much fun having you and your Phillies Fans stay with us this again year during Spring Training. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review and we can't wait for you all to return next year. Congratulations on new baby soon to arrive. Emory and Mark
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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I were impressed with the cleanliness, parking, close to all amenities, 1 min. to beach. Mark and Emory's hospitality can't be beat, and they are the reason we will go back, loved it!!!

Room Tip: Ground floor poolside was convenient for us.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Manny and Rob, we are so happy you found us and spent your days on Clearwater Beach at the North Sunrise. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Thanks for the pictures and card. We hope you will be back to visit us soon. Emory and Mark
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed here during a recent business seminar hosted in a downtown resort. The location was within walking distance of our meetings and we had easy access to the beach and popular local eateries. We also appreciated the quiet of the northern end of Clearwater Beach. Part of our motivation for staying here was the price. We appreciated not having to pay the price of the resort hotel. We were warmly greeted by the owners and made to feel that we were long-time friends. The room we stayed in was very clean, but cozy. We kept trying to figure out how one could configure the room to give it an illusion of more space--mirrors, perhaps. Our privacy was respected and though room cleaning service was available, you had to request it. Plenty of clean towels and additional coffee supplies were provided daily. We know that Mark and Emory are working to upgrade the facilities and so were forgiving of a few things that we observed that could use a facelift. We would stay here again, but would do a bit more research to find out if a larger room was available. Thanks, Mark and Emory, for making us feel so welcome!

Room Tip: Talk to the owners when you book to make sure the room you reserve is what you want.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you so much for visiting, and for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! It was our pleasure having you and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We always appreciate suggestions from our guests on how we can make improvements. We hope that you'll come back and visit again soon. Emory and Mark
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've stayed at this motel many times over the years. It has an excellent location on the Northern end of Clearwater Beach, which is the quiet end, with tons of free parking (don't tell city hall, because they'll ruin everything and put up more meters, lol). The North end is close enough to walk to the heart of the city, so you get the best of both worlds. Mark and Emory have done a great job of things, and couldn't be any nicer! I recommend the special "swim with the dolphins at sunset" package that they offer (see photos). Can't wait to get back there next year, because it's absolutely freezing here in Atlanta, I mean Philly.
Angelos Pizza across the street serves up some amazing Chicago deep dish. Coupons available in local papers.

Room Tip: I'd go with a top floor room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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MarkHMgr, Manager at Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
William, It was our pleasure to have you back as a guest at the North Sunrise and to meet you on this trip to the beach. We appreciate your kind words and glad you like the changes we have made so far. You can tell from your comments you enjoy what Clearwater Beach has to offer - thanks for passing along tips to other travelers coming this way. We hope to see you again next year, if not sooner. Emory and Mark
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Property: Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach
Address: 669 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-1523 (Formerly North Sunrise Motel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#2 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#8 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
#8 Business Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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North Sunrise Hotel Clearwater
Sunrise Hotel Clearwater
Sunrise Hotel North

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