We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic Experience”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater
Ranked #28 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I spent the previous weekend there. The staff were very accommodating and efficient. They went above and beyond by making sure my hotel stay was fantastic. The shuttle drivers were very enthused and doled out great tips to indulge in the beauty of the beach. Also the Front Desk were very pleasant. I will be returning there in the near future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Journal W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Journal W,
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that you found our staff to be accommodating and efficient. I am working hard to hire the right team that recognizes the guest and to accommodate the guest. Going above and beyond is our current focus and I am pleased that you were able to experience that. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

390 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    218
    81
    48
    22
    21
See reviews for
87
46
14
186
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (61)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
236 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Price is right for this hotel. It seems a but older and the maintenance seems sloppy and minimal. Unpainted mud on the walls in my room and bathroom, dirty carpet in restaurant, breakfast buffet was mediocre. Found hair on my bathroom floor, and it wasn't mine! Seems like a tired hotel that needs an upgrade. Staff are helpful and friendly but not really enthusiastic about their jobs.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank Jack50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Jack50,

Thank you for your feedback. As a new manager for the hotel I do recognize the same concerns you have stated and I want to ensure you I have a plan but it will not change overnight. I have copied your feedback and have shared with every department manager and holding them each accountable. This is unacceptable and I hope moving forward we can change the perception that guests have when staying with our hotel. I hope in the future you can give us another try and hope you will be able to see the positive changes moving forward.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed February 2, 2014

I just want to share how amazing experience our employees and customers had at your hotel. We had about 140 employees and about 3 customers from Duke Energy FL. I ask sales manager Alicia Fish to have a meeting room ready for that many people with a screen projector, box lunches, donuts and drinks. The room was properly set up and extremely clean upon arrival. The staff did a tremendous job at serving and at making sure that plenty of drinks were available at all times. The atmosphere in the Hotel was so good that we had a very amazing meeting. The food was fresh and well prepared. Thank you Alicia for your professionalism. JOB WELL DONE.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Martin443
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shelby H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate you taking your time to provide your positive, excellent feedback! Our staff, from the Sales Department to Restaurant Servers, does their absolute best to meet every expectation you will have during your time here. All of your kind words will be passed onto our staff. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us & we look forward to welcoming you back soon! -Shelby Hooper, Guest Service Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is spotless. Well kept and very pleasant staff. Bargain breakfast if prepaid @ 2.50 dollars instead of 9.95 dollars. Jacuzzi amazingly hot. Saved my holiday after an awful night at Candlewood Suites nearby. Would definitely stay there again if I had a chance

Stayed December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jeffrey K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Jeffery K,
We are so glad we saved your Holiday! We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful. They made our stay much more enjoyable. The rooms were clean and the breakfast is better than most hotels. And they always take care of those in the service.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Coastybro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Coastybro,
We at the Holiday Inn St. Petersburg, greatly appreciate your recognition of our Great Service. In addition, for your positive comments regarding the cleanliness of your room and the breakfast options that were available. We all look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Warm regards and a safe Holiday.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2013

From the website and other reviews, you would think that this would be an “OK” place to stay. Far from the reality I faced. I should have known when while standing at the counter to check in- another guest came down to complain of the room not being clean upon check-in.

WiFi has poor output. I used my iphone hot spot to keep my laptop connected to the internet because I kept getting knocked off line.

My room faced the pool which was nice. But the carpet was filthy. The bathroom smelled like urine was embedded in the tile. The shower fixtures were rusted and the plaster on the wall behind the toilet looked as if multiple plumbing jobs had been done- the toilet took forever to completely flush so there will most likely be plumbing work again- soon.

Housekeeping staff was very pleasant; even though they delivered towels so fresh they were damp enough to wash your face with right off the cart. And the ants greeted me on the bathroom counter. The dead bolt didn't completely latch, but the chain and standard lock worked fine.
Maybe its downfall was due to the proximity of the well advertised “gentlemen’s clubs” combine with relaxed management. And maybe I just got placed in a crappy room that wasn't used often because a couple company's had large numbers of people staying there for some types of training.
You can tell that at some point, this was a magnificent hotel with a nice dining area, bar and grill and pool. The breakfast buffet is great and the staff was really friendly (overworked, but they kept a smile). But today was not one of this hotel's glorious days. I checked out as soon as I could. I’d rather pay more for comfort and clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Renee R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Happy Holidays Renee R,
I am saddened that your recent stay with us provided a negative experience. I am working with our housekeeping department to ensure that "Cleanliness" is a Top Priority for our guests. Our Wifi is being address as the hotel upgrades their technology over the next few months. If you email me your room number I can personally address the condition of your room carpet and bathroom condition. We have a licensed Pest Control company that treats the hotel on a regular scheduled program. Again knowing the room number will help me to address many of the concerns you mentioned. "Relaxed Management" is a direction I am moving away from as a New member to the hotel. We are working on a uniformed professional employee environment. Our location is at the Gateway of St. Petersburg/Clearwater Business community and centrally located to Tampa and the Clearwater beaches. We hope in the future you will give us another try in hopes we can exceed your expectations. Warm Regards, Kim Cason, new General Manager. gm@theclearwaterhotel.com - I look forwarded to hearing from you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We travel throughtout the country doing Update and Hands-on schools for Kawasaki Motors Corporation. Of all the hotel chains we deal with we often stay within IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza) as they seem to work with us the best. We did a recent school back in October at the Holiday Inn St. Petersburg N Clearwater and were treated extremely well. I wanted to take a moment to write about our experience. Lindsay (manager) truly worked with us before, during, and after our stay there. She was quick to respond and very friendly/helpful to deal with. Rooms are clean and accomodating at a reasonbale price, also the meeting rooms were larger and well laid out. They have a restaurant which was very good as well, All made for a pleasant stay and I would highly recommend staying at the Holiday Inn St. Petersburg N Clearwater Florida. I look forward to next time, thankful to all the staff there!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Dave R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimberly C, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Dave R,
We appreciate your time in providing feedback on your time here at the Holiday Inn. I will be sure to share your positive experience with Lindsay, as well as the rest of the team. Thank you so much for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Clearwater hotels
0.4 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater / St. Petersburg - Ulmerton Road
0.4 mi away
Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater
0.3 mi away
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
#16 of 98 in Clearwater
359 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
SpringHill Suites St. Petersburg Clearwater
0.2 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater AP
2.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Clearwater East - ICOT Center
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater

Property: Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater
Address: 3535 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762-4212
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#11 Business Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg North /Clearwater is conveniently located in the heart of the business district, and only minutes away from the Gulf beaches. You'll find comfort and impeccable service at one of the most convenient locations in Clearwater, FL. Contemporary hospitality and our courteous staff are eagerly awaiting your visit in our recently renovated hotel. Only 2 miles from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, and only 9 miles from Tampa International Airport, you'll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to do in Clearwater, FL. Holiday Inn St.Petersburg North / Clearwater is also within close proximity to major attractions such as Raymond James Stadium, St. Pete Times Forum, Ruth Eckerd Hall and Tropicana Field. Relax in your well-appointed guest room featuring stylish and modernized decor, and enjoy amenities that include free high-speed Internet access, 32 inch flat screen televisions, executive desk space, in-room movies, HBO and cable television. Play a great game on our lighted tennis and basketball courts, and afterwards feed your appetite for friendly service and savory culinary creations at Aviator's Sports Pub and Lounge. Enjoy a swim in our crystal-clear outdoor pool and spa, or re-energize in our 24-hour fitness center. Dollar Rent-a-Car is also available on-site for your transportation needs. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, IHG, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotel.de, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport Hotel Clearwater
Holiday Inn Clearwater
Clearwater Holiday Inn

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing