Hi there, if you are looking for a cheap stay near Clearwater beach this is definitely a good choice. However it is very basic and does have its flaws: We were a family of 7 coming over to Florida for a 2 week holiday and travelled to Clearwater for me and my husband to get married, so we chose this hotel as it was convenient and cheap for a one night stay.
1: I requested a key for the safe in my room as we were going to the beach and didnt want to leave all our valuables in our bag, but the key didnt work in the safe so we bundled all our stuff into one of the other safes in our group.
2: I laughed when i saw their breakfast room. because there were 7 people in our group and im not sure that there was even enough seating for us. it was so small i couldnt believe it
3: The most important point. I was disgusted at the service I received from one of the staff. I had originally though great this will be good, we got checked in early which I was very pleased about. However that all changed later on. My wedding was at 7:30 in the evening on Sandkey beach. We got a taxi back from the beach, but myself, my husband and my neice and nephew arrived first as the others had to make a stop of at the all night chemist, unfortunately i had forgotten to get my key from my sister. There was a huge thunder and lightening storm going on and the kids were terrified. so we are all standing there in full wedding gear watching the lightening and rain. I went to the reception and asked could they give me a spare key. He argued with me over the name and address on the room for 10 minutes only to find out he was looking at the wrong room. He had kept asking for my identification, bearing in mind im standing in a full on wedding dress where could i store id and why would i need it?? he kept on you need id, im doing this for your own security he said. so i walked out to the bench crying with the kids already in tears just wanting to get into my bed. 10 minutes later the guy came out and said he had found my booking and the copy of my passport. it was at that point i realised, what on earth was the point in taking photo id if he was just going to turn down helping me. In the end i got up to the room took of my wedding dress and put on my pj's i was too annoyed to even go out and celebrate what should have been the happiest night for us!
My advice would actually be to spend a little extra and go to a better hotel. There is no way I would stay in a hotel like that again. I understand it was a cheap hotel £50 per room and what can you expect, but i paid £30 to stay in a premier inn back home near the airport and it was fantastic, the staff were super friendly and the rooms were really comfortable.
Just think twice before staying here, especially if your staying more than one night. I was only too glad to be going after one night.
As a customer relations agent for a travel company i will also be posting this review on their website too
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clearwater Beach Hotel is situated on the southern end of Clearwater Beach overlooking the Clearwater Harbor. Just across the street is the Gulf of Mexico. We are only one block away from the sugar sand, the sparkling waters and spectacular sunsets at Clearwater Beach.Our outdoor courtyard lined with tropical flora is ideal for small weddings and receptions, while the heated pool allows our guests to relax and unwind with beautiful views of the harbor. All our newly-renovated guest rooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board; complimentary cable channels and free high-speed internet access. Clearwater Beach Hotel is 100% non smoking and we are conveniently located close to places of interest such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60. Other nearby activities include, boat tours with dolphin sightings, parasailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, bicycle rentals, and mini golf. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Clearwater Beach Hotel Clearwater