My first impressions: small room, smaller bathroom, practically nonexistent lobby.. Not at all what I am used to when traveling on business. But then it started to really grow on me. The pool service was friendly, the tiki bar was great, the coffee lady in the early AM was super nice, hanging out on the beach in the Adirondack chairs having coffee was relaxing, the location can't be beat. Once I relaxed it was a good beach resort. Laid back but with all the amenities to make a good vacation. We rented a sea kayak and were able to charge it to the room. I thought the beach cabana rentals were reasonable. Prices in general are a lot more reasonable than what you find in Orlando.
A few things to keep in mind: if you get a gulf coast view room you pay less but will overlook the massive air con roof units that seem to always be going and which are LOUD. Pay the extra for the pier 60 view, or get a room looking towards the street/bay. I was on the 7th floor overlooking the air con and I didn't want to sit on the balcony.
Note to hotel mgmt: you need to update the in-room air con units. They are also really loud and turn on and off a lot even though it wasn't even hot outside. The note saying don't cover the unit makes me think I'm not the first person who tried to rig the unit to make it quiet while I slept.
A n unexpected bonus, I'm a silver HHonors member and the staff waived the report and parking fee at check out -and I didn't even ask them to do that. Thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spread across 10 acres of sandy white beach, surrounded by blue skies and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel Clearwater
- Clearwater Hilton
- Hilton Beach Resort Clearwater