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“Clearwater Beach's Best Kept Secret!!!”
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Royal North Beach
Ranked #47 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Royal North Beach is the only place my children and I stay when going to Clearwater Beach. We stay at least one weekend a month for a "staycation." There were minor issues in the past with the water taking a few minutes to get hot, but they have upgraded their system and the water heats up instantly! You will not find another hotel on the beach that offers as much as RNB does for the price. The rooms are one bedroom condos and are fully equipped with anything you could possibly need. They even have chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and carts to take to the beach. All you need to bring is your clothes and swim suit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Read the reviews and saw the talk about no hot water but thought it was an exaggeration. Well, guess what, it wasn't. There is NO HOT WATER ! The best is a very luke warm. The hotel people are aware of the problem but don't seem to be able to fix it. The noise from the garbage trucks at 7:30am each morning, the crying baby upstairs, the fight for street parking, the squeaky bed, and even the little bathroom with drain problems may have all been acceptable, but NO HOT WATER......not acceptable. Look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We chose this hotel for a 3 night stay after 9 nights spread between NYC and Boston and a further 3 weeks in travelling around Florida in October 2013. Apologies for the delay but I have just retrieved my notes.

Reasons for the choice included it was well reviewed on TA, it had free on-street parking, it was close to beach (just across the street), it had a pool plus there are a range of restaurants close-by. Another plus was that it has on-site clothes washing facilities. The one bedroom apartment offered decent accommodation with well equipped kitchen at a reasonable price

The hotel is built like a horseshoe around the pool with a generous sitting area. The buildings are 2 storeyed with access from a communal landing. There are chairs outside each room.

We stayed in room 202 which was an upstairs room on the shady side of the hotel which meant it was not only cooler but the lack sun meant we could sit outside all day. The pool was welcoming and very refreshing.

The hotel is located at quiet end of town so no noise problems from the street

The hotel provides beach gear - parasol towels chairs + trolley - so no problems going to the beach. There are good restaurants about 10-15 minutes walk away. The restaurants are very busy up to about 8.15 and then clear out

Saturday night was interesting - some people arrived who we're attending a wedding and there was multiple occupancy of some rooms. Unfortunately once the wedding was over these people decided to go to the bar next door to continue the party and with more drink consideration for others disappeared and the party transferred to the RNB at around midnight. Following complaints to management the noise fell silent quite quickly.

Without Saturday night the RNB did what it said on the tin.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PeteD60
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stayed two nights,people were friendly. Rate was great, location cannot be beat. Room had everything we needed except hot water. Never had more than lukewarm the entire stay, and talked to other guests that said the same. Linens were worn but serviceable and bed was very noisy. Very s h port walk to the beach, sunsets were just stunning. I recommend pizza at Angelos across the street, breakfast at the clearwater cafe and t-shirt shopping at the place on the same block as the cafe. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Booked this hotel as we were passing through, had a hiccup in travel due to the weather and the hotel were superb in changing the booking with no penalty. The place is really clean and comfortable and the location is superb for the beach or nearby restaurants, would definitely stay there again

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Malcolm024
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our family stayed here for one week and the quality of service exceeded our expectations. The staff was extremely friendly, hospitable, and created a warm atmosphere. To all the staff at Royal North Beach, mere words could never express our sincere gratitude for your excellence of customer service! We look forward to our visit next year.

Kilian Family

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank D K
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed at North Beach for the first time in December 2013. We were highly satisfied with their service anything we needed they provided. The 1br condo is amazing, super clean. We will make Royal North Beach our new vacation destination. Thank You to all the staff at R.N.B. for making our vacation so wonderful.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank JenniferFaix
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Additional Information about Royal North Beach

Address: 657 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-1523
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $113 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal North Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly remodeled rooms, full kitchens, pillowtop cover on pull out couches for the kids! ... more   less 
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