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“Nice little find on the marina” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
Ranked #33 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
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Phoenix
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199 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Nice little find on the marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very nice small hotel right on the marina; you could watch all the boats go in and out; it's right across the street from the white sandy beaches, within walking distance to Pier 60, shopping and restaurants; we even walked to Frenchcy's Rockaway Restaurant via the beach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The suite on the second floor, #18, was very clean and accommodating and we would sit outside our room which overlooked the pool area, docks, and marina to minigle with the other guests, and relax and have a cocktail. The pool was clean and refreshing, the hot tub was clean and relaxing.I'd much rather stay here again then the other high rise hotels; after talking to the other guests, it seems like they all come back year after year; that says a lot. The continental breakfast on the weekend hosts an abundance of whatever you want and the staff always has a smile on their faces. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Braidwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I have been going to the Sea Captain for 40 years now. It is one of the small remaining small hotels in Clearwater. It is reasonably priced, clean and private. The rooms are very clean and most are efficiencies. It has beautiful views and is close to everything! I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It was the first trip to Clearwater. My friend and I loved the Sea Captain! Everyone on the staff was amazing! They go above and beyond to ensure your trip is amazing. Everything you need is very close to the resort. We enjoyed the pool area and watching the boats come and go on the bay. Can't wait to go on vacation again, and stay at the Sea Captain.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I MADE THIS RESERVATION SITE UNSEEN,,, It is fabulous. CLEAN. We stayed in number 9 it was beautiful waterfront and private. Comfortable King bed...American front desk very nice people, very helpful, Simple but very nice breakfast! great waterfront area within walking of all activities! Even caught a few fish! We will stay there again!

Room Tip: downstairs Water front! # 8, 9, 10!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have stayed at the Sea Captain for many years, it's the best. Great folks working there, grounds kept up top notch, great location. Easy reservations. Walking distance to many restaurants. Easy and close by parking.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place was recommended to me when I had to attend a wedding nearby, it was great! Not fancy, or new, but clean and convenient and all you need (you don't go on vacation to sit in your room!). Right on the waterway, had a great pool, could walk to everything! Office personnel were great with recommendations and answering questions. When I return to Clearwater plan on staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wow, I was so disappointed with this place. The worst thing was the cigarette smoke wafting in from the outside smokers every time we opened our door. Would not stay here again. Room was also very dark. Curtains opened to hallway. Location is the big plus.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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SeaCaptainResort, General Manager at Sea Captain Resort on the Bay, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear guest , we are so sorry your experience at the Sea Captain was not what you expected. Our wish for our guests is that of ,peace , quiet and relaxation.(and allot of fun) If you do decide to stay with us again , please notify one of the staff, of any concerns that you might have so that we can fix the situation immediately. Thank you for your honest review, with it we will continue to strive for # 1, Thank you again.
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Property: Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
Address: 40 Devon Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2436
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 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#14 Romantic 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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