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Review of Sea Captain Resort on the Bay

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Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
Ranked #34 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Mulberry, Florida, United States
1 review
“Very Good Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

It was clean, quiet, the staff went beyond the call of duty. The beds are very comfortable. We will be back to visit soon. Our stay was very well. There were many emanities. Thank you guys for making us feel at home while we were away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Alicia M
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Sea Captain Resort was outstanding. With friendly staff and pristine living quarters, not to mention the many once in a lifetime views that the resort offers. It may be smaller than most hotels in the area, but it does not effect it's superior service. To me and many others it is the definition of the term "quality over quantity". I suggest this Resort to anyone who is visiting Clearwater. I know that I will find myself returning to the Sea Captain. It is truly the best!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JakeG711
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We go to Clearwater and have stayed at other Hotels and we are so happy with the staff and location. We will be coming back hopefully every year and we will be staying here. We have met the same families year after year and it's always a pleasure to see them. Knowing that families come back to the same resort is always a great sign. Everything is close to the hotel and with in walking distance. The hotel is clean and the staff is great especially Tom and Jensen, Pepe and the cleaning staff we great to. Thanks for a great vacation!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan307
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Trondheim
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

First, let me say that for what you pay at this location, there is nothing wrong with this hotel. Granted it is old, and the rooms are small and outdated, the staff is super-friendly and the the hotel is very clean. Normally we would choose a namebrand resort, like Hyatt or Westin, but the great reviews on Tripadvisor, led us to chose Sea Captain. We had a very unique experience, both good and bad. Location is great, like mentioned staff was very friendly, but it is quite run down, and the clientele visiting the hotel....well, lets just say that some take more room than others. Theres smoking everywhere, you cannot leave your door open without having the smoke come into your room. The hotel accommodates smoking by putting up lots of ashtrays in all "communal" areas. People bring glass beer bottles to the pool area, although this is clearly stated as not allowed (one broke), and are pretty loud and unpleasant.

So, all in all; cheap, good location, GREAT staff (never experienced anything like it), old and small rooms, clean rooms, rowdy crowd, lots of smoking, ok pool and with tons of personality.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Oddi L
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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Thanks to TripAdvisor for a good lead on this little gem. Tucked (literally) along side the big box hotel is this little "resort"...and throwback to days gone by...with quaint rooms (we stayed in room 8, our ground floor view 180 degrees of the dock and an eastern shot back to the water)....we found this place a magic spring board of relaxation and nostalgia. If you are looking for a "big box" hotel atmosphere....walk away now. But, if you are looking for staff (Jackie and Tom) who care about your happiness (not to mention Esther in housekeeping...and the "pool guy" too)....everyone...in every single way...wanted to help. We felt safe and even with some kids around, or families talking to late in the evening...we were in a "quiet" place. Our king size bed was amazing and our bathroom....reminded us of days on the road many years ago! But...everything...everything was clean as a new penny...and I did not see a bug...a critter or anything else that did not look right. Many of you have found this place already...and I am hopeful that the owner will continue with this atmosphere of "old style" hospitality. We loved it there and will be back....great job Sea Captain!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank C W
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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

We were visiting family on florida's east coast. We took a road trip and ended up in Clearwater with no hotel reservations. We stopped in to the Sea Captain and was greeted by Cathy who was a great help in getting us rooms. Cathy and the entire staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The location was also great. Right across the street from beach and pier 60 and on the marina. Walking distance to beach and restaurants. We only stayed one night but we will be back! Lastly rooms were very clean!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ringgold, Georgia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We took our two oldest grandkids on our annual Florida vacation this year. We have been staying at the Sea Captain for several years and love staying there. It is within walking distance to the beach, marina and restaurants. It is also a close walk to the pier where they have nightly activities and crafts. The staff are all very friendly and do an excellent job. They are also very helpful and accommodating. If you like the "mom and pop" hotels instead of a cookie cutter brand x, you will love it here. We like to spend some of our time sitting by the bay watching the boats come and go from the marina, which is very relaxing. They also have a great pool area. overall, it is just a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tom W
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Property: Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
Address: 40 Devon Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#14 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Captain Resort on the Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Official Resort Partner of Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter the Dolphin! Small resort located on the bay overlooking the harbor and Clearwater Marina, the Sea Captain Resort is only 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico public beaches, Pier 60, and in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Resort features boat slips, fishing dock, grills, heated pool, hot tub, bicycles, shuffleboard, and free wi-fi. One-bedroom suites, efficiencies, and motel rooms available, with complimentary continental breakfast on the weekends; coffee and fresh Florida orange juice daily. One of Winter the Dolphin's favorite places to stay! ... more   less 
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