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“Nice hotel away from the beach”

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Candlewood Suites Clearwater
Ranked #62 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed July 10, 2009

We stayed several weekends at this property and always had a relaxing time. The property is about 9 miles from the beach and in a quiet area. There were several restaurants within a couple miles of the property.

The staff at the front desk was always very helpful and friendly. We had a smaller suite with a queen bed, a recliner which was very comfortable, and a full kitchen. The Candlewood also has a small area to get drinks and snacks which is on the honor system.

The pool was heated, which helps in the winter time. The pool itself could have been cleaned a little better, but it was adequate. The deck area was nice, but in need of a little repair. The fence was falling over and some of the chairs could have been replaced. After inquiring about these items, the manager said that everything was going to be fixed in July 2009.

Overall we had a nice stay and I would recommend this property if in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

This is a beautiful hotel in the center of an up and coming area
But one to be watched as business grows
Staff was friendly
Hotel suite was impressive
Pool was wonderful after long day of traveling
Not many places to eat in the area
So thank God we had a kitchen so I could cook us supper
About 15 min to Clearwater Beach but worth it for the price and quality
Away from busy traffic of over populated Clearwater beach

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank spundtucker
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Reviewed June 7, 2009

I have stayed here on numerous occasions over the past year or two. Other than a one- time issue a while back involving bad plumbing and poor ventilation, this property has excelled in all areas of customer satisfaction. I pretty much live in hotels and do quite a bit of work-related traveling, and i think that the current staff at this Candlewood exemplify proper customer service in every way. Kudos to Natasha, John, Tony, et al. The value recieved for the dollar given is phenomenal. Personal recommendation - Spring for the one-bedroom suite.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rk053169
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

I ahve been to this hotel when ever i go to clearwater. Hotel is very good and you will feel like you are at home only

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 23, 2009

The hotel is cheap at around $35 a night! It is clean and just off the main road with plenty of places to eat only a short drive away. It takes about 20 mins to drive to the beach but the cost diffrence on hotels is huge so if you are on a budget this is the place to stay. We used it as a stop over between Bucsh Gardens and a day at the beach.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank DlrowTraveler
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Reviewed March 26, 2009

Stayed 5 nights after we ran out of time share condo weeks. Even though we downsized from 1 BR condos, we were very comfy in our one room 'suite'. Home cooked meals every night with the use of the micro and 2 burner stove. Full size fridge and dishwasher to boot. Would have been nice to have 4 of glasses, plates, cutlery rather than just 2, but there was a DW. At check-in you are advised of once in a week room service but are invited to exchange linens at the desk at any time. Free laundry great! Movie/DVD lending library a nice touch. Staff were terrific. Didn't use the pool which was quite small, seemed to be more for a cooling dip than swimming. You definitely need a car but it's close to St. Pete's airport, the 275 access, Gulf beaches causeway about 1/2 hour west, downtown St. Pete's 1/2 hour south. Very close to Phillie Spring Training park, Jay's Dunedin camp maybe 1/2 hour north. For those missing public internet, we found that the area libraries were more than accommodating of out of town visitors.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2009

Given the current state of our economy I find myself searcing for signs that capitalism works and that we as a nation will be ok. The Candlewood Suites shook my faith in America and the free market to its core. I do not understand how a business could be run so poorly and not go out of business. I will attempt to classify the terribleness of the experience, but understand that you really had to be there.
The hotel does not have any rooms with 2 beds in them. This is the type of thing that one wants to know in advance, when they specifically request 2 beds.
They do have 1 single air mattress that they are willing to loan out. The air mattress doesn't have a pump that goes with it. They let you figure this out for yourself.
The night staff seems to have been bused in from the local prisons or mental hospitals.
House cleaning comes on a weekly (if you are lucky) basis.
Nonsmoking rooms, smell like a mixture of smoke and the elderly.

For the rest of my live driving anywhere within 20 minutes of this hotel, my skin will crawl and I will be filled with a rage that can not be sated.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank philliesphan24
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Additional Information about Candlewood Suites Clearwater

Address: 13231 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4015
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Location: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: $84 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Clearwater 2.5*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Candlewood Suites Clearwater hotel, we put the amenities where they really count: in your room. We are an all suite property, the perfect place for your next stay. Studio room has one queen size bed and all have a full kitchen complete with microwave and full size refrigerator. Work efficiently at your desk with free high-speed Internet access and two separate phone lines - check email and talk on the phone at the same time. Relax in the over stuffed recliner while you enjoy the CD player and VCR. Borrow your favorites from our free video and CD library. Work off some stress in our on site fitness center or heated outdoor pool. Visit our Candlewood Cupboard where you can purchase meals, snacks and sundry items at value prices. Our setting is the perfect choice for business or leisure travelers, you can earn Priority Club Rewards Points for each qualifying stay We are centrally located and easy access to Interstate 75, Tampa International Airport, and the St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport Candlewood Suites Clearwater Hotel is only 15 minutes away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Beaches!. Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are popular area attractions to visit. We are a pet friendly hotel with a non-refundable pet fee - $15 for 1 first night $10 for each additional night capped at $150 for duration of stay. Two pets less than 80 lbs. Per suite . Pet agreement must be signed at check in. ... more   less 
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