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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central
Ranked #56 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Special thanks to Kip and Maria (in reception). They couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable. Under relatively new ownership, the proprietor (Kelly) has the personal touch when it comes to guests. He helped me out of an unexpected difficulty (problem with my cell phone) and stopped what he was doing in order to help me sort the protracted issue. His efforts saved me a lot of time and aggravation. Greatly appreciated.

Whilst the hotel is showing its age a little, my room was simple, clean and tidy. Plenty of [free] parking spaces. The complimentary breakfast was a good bonus to set me up for the day. A computer for guest use is in reception, which I needed. I didn't see or use the pool, so can't comment on that.

The hotel is conveniently located on US Hwy 19, but I heard no traffic noise from my room. For drinks or a meal, "The Tilted Kilt" sports bar is just a few minutes walk away.

I'd be happy to stay at this hotel again. The staff did it for me.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Hey David, it was great having you here on your Florida adventure. The exterior is currently getting updated and will be complete on your return. It’s too bad you did not get to the pool it is a huge clean resort style pool and one of the nicest in Clearwater. Hope you had fun in Jacksonville and a safe trip home. Let us know when you return to Florida, Kip and Maria say hi. Thanks, Kelly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was a little curious about staying at Travelodge, but my stay was pleasant and over my expectations. Clean areas, room and bathroom, nice workers, Breakfast was great, nice pool.

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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Hi Jose, thank you for your review we are glad you chose Travelodge Clearwater and had a good stay. We are always working on the hotel so look for improvements next time you are in Clearwater. Thanks again, Kelly
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very different experience this time! We made reservations ahead of time and requested a specific room that we had in December but when we arrived they said it was taken. We were given room 142 and told it was really nice, just renovated - it was a totally different experience, but not a good one. We had to request a fridge and microwave be brought to our room. The wall next to one of the beds was wet, looked like it was painted and patched but not repaired recently. When getting up during the night a roach was in the room. We did not enjoy our stay this time and are not going to take a chance again on getting a "good room". Our stay in December and this one were so very different, we won't be returning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Hi Trish, thank you for your feedback, we put room 142 out of order and properly repaired the wall this time. We are also one of the only hotels in the area that hires professional pest control and they manage to keep out 99.9% of the bugs which is a huge feat in Florida. So I am very sorry this happened to you, please let me know when you are returning to Clearwater and we will ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your business and we appreciate feedback so we can continue to improve our service. Kelly
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

Property: Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central
Address: 21252 US Hwy19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765 (Formerly Travelodge Clearwater)
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central 2*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the MAGNUSON HOTEL CLEARWATER CENTRAL, located just a .5 Mile from the Phillies Spring Training Camp. Start out your day with our complimentary HOT continental breakfast. Take advantage of our beautiful weather and take the free shuttle from our Hotel to the Beach. After the game, throw some steaks or burgers onto the barbecue, located in one of the picnic kiosks surrounding our tropical outdoor pool. Enjoy our free WiFi, Beautiful resort pool and outdoor sitting area. And to help keep you in touch, we offer a complimentary Business Center right off the lobby. ... more   less 
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