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“Do Not Stay Here! There Is Nothing New About This Place”
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Beachview Hotel
Ranked #48 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed August 15, 2009

First, within five minutes of arriving a ceiling tile fell & broke on my boyfriends head in the bathroom. There is new paint but that is about it. All of the staff and several signs stated that they had newly rennovated rooms. Bull Crap! The carpet and furniture had stains & cigarette burns all over. The refrigerator & A/C worked very poorly. There was a spider web from a night stand to the wall. We could hardly get the shower to turn on, you had to brace yourself because you had to pull so hard. My boyfriend & I kept rolling toward eachother in the bed because it sunk down so far. They had internet but it hardly ever worked. The TV had about 10 channels & 2 of them had a loud humming noise. And the pool made me want to throw up. We stayed on the 5th floor and the elevator was broke half the time we were there (not according to the staff though). That was the worst...the staff. When I complained they told me that they haven't had anybody complain of the beds, pool, or elevator. They were not very friendly or helpful. Nobody even asked if my boyfriend was hurt or came to look at the ceiling. This was the most horrible "MOTEL" I have ever stayed in. Way too much money and horrible staff. DO NOT STAY HERE!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

we stayed here 3 nights,the view from balcony was great,our refriderator wasnt working the day we arrived,we had bought lunch meat drinks and milk called front desk late that night,cindy was very helpful she wasnt able to move a fridge by herself,so she took our food to the office and stored it in their fridge the next day a full size fridge was brought to our room along with our food,after we left at the airport we discovered our grandson left his cellphone in the room called back when we got home cindy assured me the manger would call me the next morning and he did just that and to my surprise he had the phone and was so gracious to mail it that sme day.i will stay here every time i visit clearwater beach.this is the nicest beach i have ever been to.beachview inn you will always have my business

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

One of the more spartan rooms we've had in Clearwater Beach, the two double beds worked out perfectly for me and my teenage son. The room was clean, in good condition and sparsely furnished but we weren't in Clearwater for the room. I noted on arrival that linens were clean and the place well kept. The reception staff were great too, providing tips and information we needed during our stay. We were able to obtain a later check-out plus a new parking permit to keep our rental car in their lot past check-out time, due to our late-afternoon flight.

We were surprised that the rate included continental breakfast that included coffee, tea, juice, rolls, and assorted cereals and milk.

Some items we could have definitely used in our room were a hairdryer--I just take for granted they're in all rooms-- and a mini-fridge. Bu we were able to make due with ice from the machine to keep some perishibles cold in our room.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed June 14, 2009

We just got back home from staying the weekend, recently renovated and what a change for the better. Excellent staff, the pool and the view are awesome, great rates and most importantly very clean room. Best weekend escape ever. Clear Water Beach now has 2 permanent weekend warriors and of course we know where we'll be staying. Will recommend to all our family and friends and look forward to the 4th. of July weekend......

Benny & Jeanette

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2009

I just returned from an overnight at this hotel and was quite happy for the price. It must have been renovated recently. The elevator needs work but for the price you could not beat it.
Beautiful view great restaurant next door.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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biltmoreeli, Manager at Beachview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2009

We apreciate the fact that our recent guests have enjoyed their stay and have witnessed a marked improvement in the physical condition of the Beachview. Regarding the elevator, a complete remodel is scheduled during the month of September. In the interim, we have taken steps to preserve the operating condition of the elevator by slowing the mechanism down thus causing a slightly longer opening and closing of the door. We appreciate your patience during the time it takes to receive all of the new parts for the renovation this fall.

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Reviewed March 14, 2009

I am normally not a picky visitor at all, but this place screamed "we are in it for the money". Where do I begin? The decor is aged, the mattresses needed a wooden board in between the mattress and baseboard. The coffeemaker in the room had a filter basket that did not fit, the elevator was old and smelly, the 'breakfast' was donuts from Walmart and coffee that had to have been decaf, the couch had some sort of jumping insects, there were 2 towels no matter how many guests...We had 2 rooms = $300 a night people!! The only positive side was the view. But big deal. Walk out of the room and look at the same view for free. Please don't waste your money. The have to renovate and exterminate. Let's all let them know that. You deserve that much for your hard earned money.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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biltmoreeli, General Manager at Beachview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2009

On March 13, 2009, the Clearwater Beachview Resort was purchased by a new ownership group. On the 1st of April, renovations began on the 5th floor and we have now added the 4th floor to the schedule. We plan to finish the additional two floors over the summer months. All new carpet, wall finishes, bathroom enhancements and soft and hard goods will be replaced.

In addition to the rooms, we will be completing the exterior painting and landscaping. Additional retail will be added to vacant space in the building by mid-summer. A new property management system is bing oinstalled along with a GDS 800# connectivity. Going forwrd, we will take full responsibility for any guest who is not completely satisfied but we will assure our future guests, that when completed, the BEachview Inn will stand out as one of the best values for family visitation on the beach. We look forward to reintroducing our future guests to our property.

Eli White
General Manager

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Reviewed February 5, 2009

My wife and I visit Clearwater Beach every year. We were greeted with a smile and treated very well. The room was clean, and does show some signs of aging. It's not that bad. We don't spend all our time in the room anyway, but it's a very good location. There's also a little bar called Britts right next door. We ate and drank there everyday. It's like Margraritaville in Clearwater! ;^)

If your the type who requires a sweet smelling room with fancy soap, you won't like this place. (The Hilton is .3 miles north @ $250 per night).

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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biltmoreeli, General Manager at Beachview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2009

The property is under new ownership and management. The property was purchased March 13th and renovations began April 1st. Overhaul of all of the rooms will be completed with the 4th and 5th floors coming back on line by mid-May, 09. The remaining rooms will be completed as we move into the summer months. Complimentary breakfast is being upgraded and we will guarantee a response to any guest not completely satisfied with their accommodations. Every feature of the hotel will be improved including the staff.

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Additional Information about Beachview Hotel

Address: 325 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2445 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express)
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $156 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachview Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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