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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Ranked #26 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
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91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Another Great Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

When planning our trip to Clearwater Beach could not resist our 5th visit to this great hotel. Thoroughly enjoy the gulf front suites and their amenities. Virtually every day were able to watch the dolphins frolicking in the channel and the pelicans feeding. Also, were treated to a Manatee passing by one morning.

Derek, the Assistant Customer Service Manager, was particularly helpful during our check-in assisting us with special requests that we have learned make the stay as enjoyable as possible.

During Spring Break have to expect and accept that there are going to be young children there and that they will be happy and vocal particularly around the pool.

Room Tip: Higher suites with a gulf view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you! We appreciate hearing from you following your stay - and to know it was your 5th visit! We love our guests who feel like they "come home" when they visit!

So glad you were treated to the sea life - manatee, dolphin and pelicans - (you didn't mention George the resident egret - perhaps he was on vacation himself!)

You're correct, the higher suites have stunning views. Thanks for sharing that tip!

All the best and hoping you can come back soon. Please stay in touch with us on Facebook.

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Did a quick trip to a Phillies spring training game. The hotel is conviently situated on Gulf View Drive. The desk staff is friendly and courteous. $10 per day to park wasn't outrageous.

Holiday Inn- Nice hotel, could use a little refreshing, but overall it's nice. Jimmy's Fish House is just off of the lobby. They serve a decent breakfast, then turn into a good seafood-centric bar/restaurant. The bar crowd is a laid back, adult crowd.

If you have a family looking for beach time, I'd reccommend the Hilton. It's right on the beach and near tons of things to do.

If you have a younger, party crowd I'd reccommend Shephard's Beach. They're almost done redoing their property. Probably the best night time party spot. It's right next door to the Holiday Inn.

You can't go wrong with the Holiday Inn. It's priced reasonably and it's near everything. This is the second or third time that we stayed there. we'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Go Phillies! Let's hope they have a great season! We sure enjoyed having all the fans here during spring training and glad you could be among them.

We appreciate your comments that we're very family friendly and affordable. You're right, our location is perfect for all the action around Clearwater, either by a short walk or a trolley hop.

Hoping we'll see you again soon because there's always something happening in Clearwater. Please stay in touch with us on Facebook!

Kind regards

Christine Bottger
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We just returned from our 5th stay at the Clearwater Beach Holiday Inn & Suites and it's definitely one of our favorite hotels. It's not your typical Holiday Inn! Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing is ever a problem. If you have an issue with something, they are there right away to take care of it for you!
Front desk staff are very attentive and there to help you with any questions.
It's well worth the money to upgrade to an gulf front room! The views are amazing!
Jimmy's Fish House is right on site which is a fun place to go with good food at reasonable prices. Service at the bar is top of the line. Bartenders & waiters/waitresses are very attentive and do a great job.
Pool area and tiki bar are a plus!
Beach is approximately a 5 minute walk with easy access. Very convenient.
Overall, we have no complaints at all and would not stay anywhere else the next time we go!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thanks so much for such a nice review! We enjoyed having you and your friends here and glad you had fun.

You're correct - the gulf front views from the 5th floor are so spectacular! Hopefully you saw a few dolphins!

Thanks for the compliments on our staff. Everyone here does try to ensure each guest has a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page and hopefully we can entice you with reasons to return.

Hoping good weather comes to PA soon for you!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Appleton City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

The rooms are very spacious & clean & the beds & pillows are comfortable. Some of the living room furniture is looking a bit dated but not bad. We had a suite overlooking the Gulf & there were dolphins visible most of the time. There is a very nice pool & pool area, and although it's right on the water, there is no beach here. Clearwater Beach is just a couple of minutes away (walking) & there are several little shops & restaurants in walking distance. A bit pricey, but I guess with the location it's to be expected!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you! We're so glad you had fun during your stay with us. We're pleased you found our rooms spacious and comfortable, and do know that each guest comment is reviewed with the proper department so that we can continue to improve.

There are lots more events and reasons to return again to Clearwater Beach, and we invite you to stay in touch on our Facebook page to stay current.

Enjoy your spring and thanks again,

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

The location was great , walking distance to the beach. Right on the trolley/busline. The hotels restaurant was great. The sunset views are just amazing from the pool and restaraunt patio. We would stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
It was so nice of you to take time to review your stay with us. We're always so pleased to hear when guests enjoy their experience, including all the fabulous things there are to do on Clearwater Beach.

That's nice that you were able to hop the trolley and explore, and Jimmy's will be glad to know you enjoyed their dining offerings.

Please stay in touch with us on Facebook for more reasons to return. We hope you will be back again - soon!

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very impressed with hotel, particularly given mixed reviews posted over last couple of months.
Refurbishing work highlighted by others seem to have finished and lifts working ok.
We were upgraded to a really nice suite overlooking the pool and ocean, pool area a little noisy but fine overall, view of the numerous dolphins from our room was fantastic.
Room equipped really well, all hotel staff very pleasant and helpful, very nice welcome at check in. Room quiet and relaxing albeit some noist neighbourson our last night (7th March) disrupted sleep a little.
Jimmys restuarant fantastic, great food, great atmosphere both for breakfast and dinner, really nice buffet breakfast.
Hotel looks a bit tired on the exterior eg our balcony doors looked a little tired, needed some refurbishment.
Overall though, a really nice hotel and we really enjoyed our stay there.
Parking charge a little expensive but al least we knew in advance what the price was.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank menors
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you! It's always nice to hear from guests who take time to review their stay. We take every comment seriously and do review it with the top management here at the resort, so thank you.

So pleased you were able to see those beautiful dolphins jumping just offshore - we never get tired of seeing them play in the Gulf! That's great you had a perfect view from your room!

We hope you'll stay in touch on Facebook - there are lots more reasons to return to Clearwater Beach - and we'd love to have you come back.

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our Holiday Inn room (king-sized) was roomy and clean and overlooked the Gulf of Mexico. Watching the nightly sunsets was divine. However, we were surprised to find the beach photos on the website are actually the public Clearwater Beach, four blocks from the hotel. The hotel does face the Gulf, but the water comes up to a retaining wall where the hotel and restaurant begins. No sand here. One of two elevators was not working during our entire stay, but the staff was friendly, the location (near beaches, restaurants and shopping) was convenient. Expect to pay for parking.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sunset view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We're pleased you were able to enjoy the wonderful sunset views and the spaciousness of our king suite.

Please know we regret the inconvenience caused by the broken elevator - we work hard to make repairs as soon as repairmen can do so. As for your disappointment on not being directly on the beach, our website does say that we are "500' from the sands of Clearwater Beach", and our photos reflect the Gulf views. Is it possible the website you saw was from a third party? If so, we'd like to know so we can request a correction.

Thank you again and we do hope you left with some fine memories.

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Address: 521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#17 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#31 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Gulf of Mexico-Sunsets & Dolphin sightings Complimentary! Discover all that Clearwater Beach has to offer at the convenient, comfortable smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. In the heart of everything, from shopping and dining, to entertainment, you are within walking distance of the white sands of Clearwater Beach, and Pier 60 where you can enjoy nightly sunset celebrations.. Located 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport (TPA), the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your best choice in Clearwater Beach. Whether you re coming to Clearwater Beach for fun or business the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your personal retreat. You ll have room to relax, work or play most of the day in our spacious rooms, Kids Suites or One Bedroom Suites. Amenities such as flat screen LCD HD televisions, granite countertops, private balconies, free high-speed internet, plush towels, and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. You can take a dip in our heated Gulf-front pool, relax with your favorite beverage at Jimmy s Iguana Bar or our Rum Rumer s Tiki Bar. You can enjoy a dining adventure at Jimmy s Fish House providing nightly entertainment. The best of Clearwater Beach is waiting for you at the Award Winning Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. The only thing you won t find is a reason to leave. ... more   less 
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