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Echo Sails Motel
Ranked #48 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed October 19, 2010

each summer since 1983 (27 years), we go to Echo Sails Motel with all my family and friends. 8 motels on 16 are reserved by us. John and Jinnie, the owners, are the best people. This motel is old but very clean and is very good with young children because the units are equipped by full kitchen (we can cook for all meals). Do not hesitate to reserve, you will not regret it.

France and Lino
Québec, Canada.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

My husband I stayed at Echo Sails Motel in late April and early May of this year, 2010. I cannot say enough good things about it. We had a one bedroom apartment which was very clean and had all the amenities we required. The owners, John and Jennie are great and make you feel at home the day you arrive. We met so many nice people there as well as friends from home. Had a lot of laughs, great conversations, enjoyed the pool and the bar-b-que. One of the great perks about staying here is being so close to the beach (a five minute walk), restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Needless to say, we are booked to go back next year and look forward to seeing all our new friends once more.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

My Family 1st stayed at Echo Sails at Christmas time in 1986. Since then the property has changed hands but the Owners have carried on the tradition of super hosts. Husband, John, Wife Jinnie and honorable Son "Little John"!! Friendliness abounds at Echo Sails. All the guests are there for the same reason, rest, relax and have a great time. We have stayed here for the last two years in late April and early May. What a great time. My wife and I are already booked for next April and can't wait to get back. Just steps to the beach, stores and restaurants. Convenience store around the corner for quick snacks etc. Love the place and the owners!!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank BLagoy
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Reviewed May 19, 2010

Stayed here 3 nights got the biggest place available.
Had living room kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom with two beds
The place was cooled with an window AC unit which only cooled down the living room.
So at night the bedroom was VERY hot!
Other than that it was a nice place.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank tdcorona09
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

Great owners who make you feel like family. The rooms are nice, perfect location for families, my kids love the pool as much as the ocean. I have been going there since the 1970's with my parents and it feels like home every time we arrive. You are a five minute walk from the beach, and if that's to far, drive and pay 10 dollars to park at the beach and save 60 dollars a day in hotel cost. Going again this year in June. Cant' wait.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank Lovetobowl
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Reviewed February 18, 2010

We have been staying at the Echo Sails during the winters for over 7 years now and love it. The writer of the "terrible" review must just simply be a miserable person. During our stay there was a guest who just made everyone uncomfortable with her negative attitude, must have been her. Hope she doesn't return because the guests here enjoy eachother's company. The place is very clean! Of all the years we have come we have never had an issue with dirty dishes or getting hot water either. Just because somebody doesn't get a refund because of a clear policy they should not proceed to make such false claims about the place we love. The place is a great value, very quaint and friendly. If you need brand new furniture and perfection be willing to stay at a 5 star resort and pay $300 per night! After all the good reviews it's very obvious this person just had a bone to pick for not getting her way, grow up it's sad....

I have recommended this place to many friends and most of the guests come by word of mouth from others. We'll be there again next year!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChicagoDavid1
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

Rooms & furnishings are very old and tired. Do not go barefoot or in white socks in the unit. They will be black in no time. The sofabed had a piece of plywood under the cushions to keep them from sinking - very uncomfortable and smelled so bad, we had to put our beach towel on it before sitting . We questionned the cleanliness of the bedding since we noted a small blood spot on the single bed sheet. The dishes were not clean and needed to be washed but it was impossibile to get hot water in the kitchen sink and we had to boil water in order to even feel he dishes were somewhat clean. We were not able to get hot water in the bathroom sink either and the first morning about 2 minutes into my shower, the water turned cold as ice. From then on we found that you had to just put the hot water on by itself. The heater is downright dangerous and the window air conditioner is ancient. There was a back door but it was impossible to open and that didn't seem to be very safe. Several panes of glass had been cracked and glued together. The floor in the bathroom was caked with dirt around the edges. The towels were the smallest and thinnest I have ever encountered. We had a friend in Florida who had some medical needs which necessitated we leave two days before planned. We had booked 8 nights and paid for one week plus a day. We were willing to pay for a week although we had stayed only 6 nights but asked for one night refund. Not possible "not their policy" . I can understand why they would do this since I'm sure there are a number of customers over the years who would want to leave early. All in all , the worst place and experience we have ever stayed and would never stay again

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sarayachloe
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Additional Information about Echo Sails Motel

Address: 216 Hamden Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2446
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $78 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Echo Sails Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Echo Sails Motel is a quiet, family-friendly place to stay on your trip to Clearwater Beach. The sparkling swimming pool, super clean rooms, and relaxed atmosphere are what make Echo Sails a wonderful place to spend your vacation. We hope to see you soon... ... more   less 
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