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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central
Ranked #60 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the fourth time that we have stayed here since 2010. The staff and manager (Kelly) are excellent and will do anything to make your stay welcoming and pleasant. We normally stay during August but this time came a little earlier in July. We have seen this hotel improve year on year just as Kelly has planned it. Yes it is an economy hotel however don't let this detract you; it has clean and spacious rooms, a lovely pool, and a decent breakfast. We have been a little perturbed by some of the reviews on here and feel that the place has been beaten up unnecessarily by some of the visitors. If you are expecting a 5 star hotel for 2 star money then go somewhere else it's as easy as that. The hotel offers you a decent location with 15 minutes access to Clearwater beach, 30 minutes to International Plaza shopping, 35 minutes to Busch Gardens and Lowry Zoo, and 20 minutes from Tampa airport. It has a good size pool. Weekdays are generally very quiet with the weekends becoming more busier. We really don't understand what some peoples expectations are when you are paying around $50 per night including breakfast! Anyway that's our opinion and we will continue to stay here next year.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Slept well BUT had to eliminate 4 cockroaches first! I know it is Florida but still don't like it. Could be from trash barrels in walkway next to my room. Mold on bathroom ceiling(my highest allergy). Outside walkways were dirty. Rooms need to be updated. However, having received this hotel via Hotwire, the room rate was good. Have stayed at other Travelodge motels and been satisfied.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I've never stayed at such a horrible place. The furniture was old and stained, not just regular wear and tear but bad, bad!! The rooms reeked of some unknown odor as well as the carpets. The beds were one higher than the other, what's up with that? As well as the water coming from the tub...it was almost the color brown. That's just describing the interior to a point...oh our door wouldn't fully shut and our window with curtains...were transparent. Then there is the outside.... People partying till 2am. People being loud and profane outside your bedroom. Very scary, always looking at your surroundings. On the positive more, the breakfast was good. Would not recommend them to anyone. We paid 67 or so...not expensive but we stayed at the comfort inn after that for about 5 dollars more with no.issue what so ever. Not trying to steal your business, but y'all we're beyond disappointing.

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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

Property: Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central
Address: 21252 US Highway 19 N, 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:
#4 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):
Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central is your gateway to Gulf Coast adventure. When you make us your home base during your Florida stay, you'll find yourself nearby all the attractions you're looking forward to and surrounded by all the amenities you need. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi, cable TV, pool, business center, laundry facilities, and more while you're our guest. Plus, start your day off with a free breakfast before heading out to the beach, the golf course, Busch Gardens, Brighthouse Field, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and so much more. ... more   less 
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