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“Excellent Location, Beautiful Beach”

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Hilton Clearwater Beach
Ranked #24 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
New Jersey
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9 reviews
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“Excellent Location, Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I can best describe my visit here as pleasantly surprised. Based on reading other reviews I did not expect this to be a typical Hilton and it was not in looks or amenities BUT I will say that it is clean, comfortable, located in the best spot and has an extremely friendly staff which all made this a great stay. I actually arrived a day early and they were able to accommodate me into a room with a nice view (I agree with other travelers, you need to request above 8th floor facing the pier and marinas). This is really a great place to stay, I booked with points so breakfast was included each day ( I would not have paid the price for it) and it was good, everything you could want is within walking distance - especially the beach which is right out the back door and has the nicest sand, tiki bar, great lounge chairs and drink service on the beach. I cannot say anything negative - we really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We appreciate your review and for being our guests. Our staff does put their best foot forward to provide our guests with the best service. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and do come back again, shoudl you return to the Clearwater Beach area.

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Andrea Trimmer
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had a fairly decent stay here. I'll break it down. The location was awesome.

Check in: we pulled up in our rental and it was so busy that there were no bell Carts to bring our luggage up to our room. We brought it up ourselves and had to leave a few items in the car. The lobby was not very crowded but it took a long time to be waited on because there were no organized lines. People were just milling about the lobby. I was waiting in one spot for a while as people were just walking up to the next available receptionist they were closest to. They didn't really care that we were waiting for ten minutes longer they had been. It was a pain.

Room: the room was large and clean and we had a nice view from room 921. A caddy corner view of the ocean which was lovely. The beds are so comfortable at the Hilton's I have stayed and this king was no exception. The coffee machine was single and double serving and the coffee rather lousy in the room. The housekeeping staff were great. Fresh towels and bed made everyday with new toiletries and lots of them. They even cleaned up my makeup, playing my products neatly on towels

Bathroom: clean but small. The shower waxed and waned annoyingly in temperature and pressure during rush hours, but was pretty consistent during slower times. The complimentary toiletries were nice. They had shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face bar, massage soap body bar and aloe gel. High end stuff.

Pool. There were two pools at the perfect temperature (85) during our stay. There was a shortage of towels every day. You just couldn't get them during busy times. Also, forget getting a chair or bed unless you go out earlier than 10 AM. Maybe about 2 or 3 pm one would become a available.

The pool bar and snack shop was great and the staff was great everywhere.

Beach: clearwater is a beautiful, white, soft sandy beach. Vast and wide and in my opinion, one of the nicest beaches in the world. The water was freezing during spring break though and we couldn't swim in it. The water temp is perfect in the summer though.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to write a review about yur recent on property expereince. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are very sorry you were unhappy with some aspects of our property. Your comments have been brought to the attention of our Executive team to help improve the guest experience. We thank you for being our guests and do hope we have another oportunity to serve you shoud you return to the Clearwater Beach area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

So I just got back from spending 6 nights at this property with the family for Spring Break. Like others have said, the hotel is older, but the rooms have been nicely renovated. But here, it's all about location. You are right on the beach and 3 minutes from Pier 60 and sunsets to die for. Valet parking was great. Always fast service and I never had to wait for my car. All attendants were great and remembered my name every time. Buffet breakfast was typical and the family loved it every day. Great made to order egg dishes. Both pools were nice but even with the cool weather chairs were claimed by 9am. Food at the pool was good and the drinks were excellent! Check out the drink special of the day for a $4 savings per drink. My kids are 9 and 7 and they loved the daily kids activities. Always something for them to do. One day was a seashell nightlight craft, shark tooth necklace craft, and beach soccer game. But the beach is really the star here. Powder sugar sand and white as can be. Rooms were nice. We had a great view of the beach and pier. Fridge in the room was a real bonus. Perfect for waters and adult beverages.

But what really set this stay apart was the service. Every staff member provided excellent service. That's what really made the trip for us. We got a little extra attention from the GM which was great. But seriously, everyone from our waitress, bartenders and Eva the housekeeper was fantastic. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Thanks Armel! Hats off to you and your excellent crew! My family had an outstanding time!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you so much for being with us. We are pleased to hear your on property experience met your expectations. How delightful the children loved the kids activities and they were entertained. Our beach is "the star" as you said, White powdered sugar sand, which fits the description, and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Our staff members have been made aware of your comments and go the extra mile to provide our guests with excellent service. We all thank you, from Armel to the staff for being our guests.

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Andrea Trimmer
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Yorkville
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is older but rooms have been renovated nicely. You can't beat the location of the resort and the beach is amazing although the wind and temperatures on a few of the days prevented us from enjoying as much as we had planned. Self parking was convenient and price was not bad compared to what you pay at most Hilton's. The staff was wonderful from housekeeping, to restaurant to front desk. My primary complaint is the fitness room/accommodations. The fitness room onsite, for a hotel of this size is very small. 2 treadmills, 2 precor and a bike or 2. With your resort fee, you also get use of the fitness center 2 blocks down the road. This would be great if it opened before 10am. So imagine what the onsite room was between 5am-10am...I don't vacation to workout but I like to have the option. Perhaps a suggestion is to have a time sign up sheet for the machines for early am hours so you don't have to constantly check back. It was just an annoyance and I was not able to use the facility as desired.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions our guests have to offer. I will certainly bring your suggestion to the table about the Fitness Center on property to our Executive Team. Thank you

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Andrea Trimmer
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Pros: Great Location, beach amenities, pool bar, two pools, restaurant on site, most helpful staff, refrigerators in room, free kids activities on the beach.

Cons: Two thirds of the hotel has to contend with a view of the air conditioning system, small rooms, paper thin walls, may be overbooked.

I suggest arriving early on spring break weeks (especially spring training week) because they may have overbooked the hotel and you might be SOL despite a reservation. This is what happened to us the first night - but the ultra helpful staff found us a handicap room with a rollaway bed for two nights before they could move us to a double with a fantastic view (an even better room than we paid to have).

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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BobW693, Exective Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to wrie a review or your recent stay and experience at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. We apologize for the inconvenience you incurred. I am pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate you with an even better room, exceeding your expectations. So glad to hear that our staff were able to make the extra efforts to make your overall stay pleasant. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Andrea Trimmer
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We visited Clearwater in Feb! We got lucky and the weather was more then beautiful! The location was great....it's right in the middle of tons of restaurants and bars! However, we were more then impressed with the beach! Once you check into the Hilton you get a resort pass that gets you a chair on the beach, which guys are working to get you chairs, in the right spot and make sure that they are set up for you!

The Hilton had a bar on the ocean side so you could get a drink and just enjoy the sun and sand! Again, beach at this resort was as good (or better) as any I've ever been!

The only downfall (our own fault) was the room. We pre bought our room on Priceline and we were given the lowest (most basic) room. It had a very very small window which looked onto the lower roof, which was all air conditioning units! Kind of made us feel claustrophobic! Again, not the hotels fault, just ours for not being aware of how closed off it would be. My suggestion would be to pay the little extra to move up a floor or two! Other the that the room was quite nice and everything the hotel was very modern and nice!

We enjoyed our stay! Would love to come back!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and sharing your on property experience . Thank you for being our guests and we hope to have the opportunity of serving you again.


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Andrea Trimmer
Executive Assistant
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Erial, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I booked a room with the partial view and thats what i got. No complaints there. The hotal is very expensive for a older hotel. I did not like the $20 surcharge for beach chairs and fitness room even if you dont use them and then are taxed on the 20. Could not use beach because of weather (coldest week in fl for this time of year) but that is no fault of hotel. Came down to see Phillies play and was very convinient to ball park. the beach is beautiful, just wished i could have enjoyed it. Pool is always crowded. Staff is very friendly and you can walk to all resturants. Rooms are small and bathroom even smaller but are very clean. All in all you can not beat the location and beach.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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BobW693, Executive Assistant at Hilton Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and for being our guest. We appreciate your feedback and overview of your on property experience. In the industry for resort properties, the resort charge is a standard fee, to create a better value for resort services. Unfortunately, mother nature does not always cooperate with our plans.. I have passed along your comments to the staff, as they do take great pride in their service to the guests. Thank you again and we do hope shuold you have the opportunity to return to the Clearwater Beach area, you will visit us at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.

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Property: Hilton Clearwater Beach
Address: 400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2011
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#15 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#29 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Clearwater Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 416
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