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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central
Ranked #60 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Scunthorpe
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“A cheap but surprisingly well appointed place to stay”
Reviewed November 2, 2010

I wasnt sure when i booked this hotel - it was VERY cheap! We wanted somewhere to stay after a day on Clearwater beach for 1 night only to save having to drive back to Kissimmeee before a trip to Busch Gardens.

We were really pleased with the rooms we had - both had been recently decorated - were spacious, had good furniture and air con. A massive bathroom which was also very clean and newly refurbished.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and we would certainly use it again.

Its a bit of a trek from the beach (10 mins by car), but that made it closer to Busch Gardens so it suited us toi be honest.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

The renovated hotel was a pleasant surprize, clean room, close to Clearwater Beach, pool was excellent, and you really can't beat the room rate, excellent value. The staff were so friendly and helpful, giving me all the right advice on where to visit. The owners, Kelly and Maxine went out their way to ensure my stay was a pleasant one, and are just nice people. Would recommend to all looking for a pleasant stay in the Clearwater area.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
Thanks Lawrence, we really enjoyed you staying with us for a week. Hope you had a great vacation and a safe flight home. It’s a little quieter around the BBQ since you left, and we will make sure its ready to cook when you return next year.

Kelly
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

I read glowing reviews on trip advisor and trusted a hotel ranked in the top 20 in clearwater. Perhaps it's because I've never stayed at a 1 star hotel before (and never will again) I didn't know that a pillow, bed, sheets, and towel situation could be so dire. So uncomfortable I think my sedan would have been more comfortable. My sister and her husbands room also had a semi renovated dirty bathroom. The front desk lady was very nice and the location was good. Comfort non existent. After 1 bad night of sleep we couldn't cancel the 2nd night but we left anyways and went to hampton inn next door. Would recommend that for anyone who wants a comfortable nights rest and better bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2010
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
We appreciate your feedback and agree with you - a top 20 hotel on TripAdvisor should not present a dire situation. We apologize for this, and I do remember your party checking out and mentioning you had to get back to Miami early. Next time please do not hesitate to let us know you are not satisfied as we have 120 guest rooms and would have been able to address the problem and find you accommodations that meet your needs.

Kelly
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

This hotel was very clean and the hosts were very accomodating to any requests. The rate was the best we had found and the place was worth every penny. The location is only a few miles from the beach and close to many great restuarants and shopping. Mi Hacienda is an excellent authenic Mexican food place and is just around the corner from the hotel on Drew street. We had a great time and enjoyed the hotel. Also a great place to bring a pet. Plenty of walking area and an enclosed doggie play area too.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
Thank you for your feedback, we are happy you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed our off leash dog park. Please visit us again next time you are in Clearwater.

Kelly
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

The hotel is great! The front desk staff are very attentive! The owner is very friendly and eager to olear. The ownerrs wife however; Maxine is the rudest person ever! Loud ignorant and has absolutely no respect for others! The housekeeping staff doesn not speak English but overall are fairly friendly! The worst downfall of this place is the owners wife!!

  • Stayed September 2010
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Congratulations on your new house and may it be everything you and your family hoped for.

Kelly
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Courtenay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

I was very impressed with the friendly/helpful staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, great location and awesome pool. In addition, the free wireless internet, continental breakfast and pool side BBQ were just a really nice bonus. I've recommended this hotel to friends/family and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
Hi Jimmy, We are happy you were impressed with our hotel and enjoyed our resort style pool. The wireless Internet used to be “ok” but we have since upgraded to a lightning speed connection and believe we now have the fastest Internet in the entire area. Thanks again.

Kelly
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2010

Excellent location, nice rooms, nice pool and good service with a very good deal

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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TravelodgeClearwater, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We strive to provide the best customer service, hospitality and value for your money! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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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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