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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport Hotel Clearwater
- La Quinta Inn And Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport
- La Quinta Clearwater
- Clearwater La Quinta