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La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater AP
Ranked #30 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We looked for the highest rated "Pet Friendly" hotel in the Clearwater area on a recent visit, and was really surprised that it was a La Quinta property. Other LQ's have not been so impressive.
We relied on Trip Advisor ratings to convince us to reserve a room at this location for us and our two boys (Maltese doggies).

The room was clean and had no tell-tale signs of other pets. The entire property was nicely landscaped, modern, updated, newer TV's, free wi-fi, comfortable beds, and a coffee maker with "pods", microwave oven, and a mini-refrigerator.

The pool and hot tub looked very inviting from the 2nd floor balcony, which afforded us the chance to have our pets outside, but in an enclosed area. (No pets were allowed in the pool area). We were not disturbed by any of the other "pet guests", and it was nice and quiet.

I asked for a room on the first floor near an exit, so we could take our dogs outside without going through the lobby, but when we arrived late, there weren't any of these rooms left, so we were upgraded to a larger room on the 2nd floor, near the elevator. They were so-o-o accommodating.

We liked everything about this hotel, and on future visits to Clearwater, we will definitely stay here again... Sure, its not close to the beaches (12 miles away), and not close to any malls or fancy restaurants, but, for the price and quality of this hotel, and the fact that we could bring our pets, it was worth it all.

Room Tip: Some travellers have commented on the noise from Ulmerton Road, but we were in Room 214 and it was i...
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pros:
The bed was very comfortable with nice pillow.
New HD TV, very nice!
Newer carpets, beds, and TV, but older furniture.
Free internet
Free parking
Microwave
Refrigerator
VERY CLEAN.

Negatives:
There was not enough restaurants or stores nearby
Breakfast was low quality compared to other similar hotels. They only served 3 types of generic cereal, bread, red apples, and waffles.
Bathroom was not remodeled.
They only give you one bar of soap and a shampoo. There's no lotion.
AC kicks on and off pretty loud making it kind of hard to sleep.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

After the rehab a few years back the property remains a very good value, attentive management makes the difference. Convenient and clean, with good control over the pet and smoking policy.
The pool area is well protected from wind and airplane noise, Breakfast area was clean and orderly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was there last week and got impressed let me say that this is a budget property so I wasn't expecting any luxury but after driving from Miami was about 8 PM and chill, check fast and friendly at the lobby looked beside a pool that they have a hot tube and I can see the smoke coming out (so that means that was hot) and I were right as soon as I got to the room wore my swim suit and hit the tube and was delicious, cool breeze mixed with salty hot water and bubbles, there were not towels around but again this is not a 5 star resort so garbed one from the room previously and stay there until 9 PM that they closed the area (most hotel closed the pool at sunset) so was nice to enjoy the pool at night.

The hotel has very nice rooms with flat tv and cable, ice cube and plastic glasses are available also vending machines plus ice to enjoy a cool drink and a snack before go to bed. Also the internet is free and FAST

On morning then they have a basic breakfast with waffles, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and pastries so dont expect too much and you are going to be pleased.

I dont like to give 5* to properties but I think that this one deserves in my book all worked well lots of extras to make your journey more enjoyable and if I tell you that I got it as a bargain on hotwire what more can I ask for.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

this lq is clearly a cut above. reasonable rates, decent breakfast, fridge/micro in the room...32" flat screen TV...limited channels. blessed with a poolside room for a week in january, coming from the cold of NY. nice pool, outdoor sauna...blessed with a warm front bringing 3 days of record high temps to tampa.
staff was helpful, housekeeping professional, and my only real complaint is that the life-cycle of the king sized mattress was near expiration.
would definitely recommend...and will stay there again...unlimited restaurants and entertainment can be found by heading east (into tampa) or west (toward the gulf) on ulmerton road.

Room Tip: only six smoking rooms available...but if you smoke...choose a non-smoking first floor poolside and...
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We just returned from this hotel after spending the last five days there. The hotel was very clean, the staff assisted us when we had questions, they were very professional. We have never been to this part of the country and all I can say is "Thank You" for the very pleasant experience.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor, room was very quiet.
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This motel is close to the St Pete/Clearwater airport and they provide a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. The rooms were very clean, large and decorated nicely. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the manager, Margaret. When we encountered some transportation problems she was very helpful in taking care of the problem. I would highly recommend this motel and if I'm back in the St Pete/Clearwater area this will be the place I will stay.

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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater AP

Address: 3301 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762-3314
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
#17 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#32 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $69 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater AP 2.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport was newly renovated and recently named a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport is conveniently located in Clearwater, FL just 1.5 miles from St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport and 12 Miles from Tampa International Airport. Minutes from the hotel you will find many places of interest including, Florida's Gulf Beaches, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, Ray's and Buccaneer's Stadiums, Salvador Dali Museum, and John's Pass Shopping Center. ... more   less 
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