Unfortunately I could only stay for one night but what a great option when staying in the Tampa/St. Pete area!
I was looking for someplace on the Gulf and I'm so glad I found the Laughing Lizard in Indian Rocks Beach. It was perfect... right across the street from a great beach with restaurant options a short walk away. Bill, the owner, is a great host and was waiting with a glass of Sangria and suggestions for dinner when I arrived.
Breakfast the next morning was fresh fruit, pastries & eggs with juice and coffee or a choice of teas.
The room (I was in the Crimson Chameleon) was terrific - a queen bed, cable TV, wireless internet, a walk-in changing room/closet & private bath/shower with a full-sized hair dryer and even 2 bottles of water. And if you've got heavy bags, no worries... there's even an elevator! Yes, seriously.
For the beach there were towels & chairs to take with you. Parking at the B&B was under a carport in the back.
If you're looking for a nice quiet beach town that's not filled with the tourists of St. Pete or Clearwater Beach, this is your place! And it's only about a half hour drive to Tampa Airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Laughing Lizard is a laid back, tin-roofed, island inn built in 2005, 400 feet from the beach in Indian Rocks Beach--termed by USA Today as "the best beach town of all." The Laughing Lizard includes three creatively eclectic self catering residential options. 1. The Island Iguana Studio Apartment. Sleeps 4. 550 sf with king bed; double bed futon; walk in shower; sitting area with flat screen TV; wifi; cable; kitchen with full size fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, toaster, dining table, dishes and flatware; washer/dryer; free parking. 2. The Lizard Loft two bedroom two bath apartment. Sleeps 4, 900 sf with queen bed; double bed futon; twin bed futon; full kitchen; dining area; great room with 2 flat screen TVs; wifi; cable; all under 12 foot or vaulted ceilings. Covered parking. 3. The Lizard Lair three bedroom three bath, 3100 sf with large great room, full kitchen, dining and game table, 4 flat screen TVs; wifi; cable; all under 12 foot or vaulted ceilings. Garage parking. Stroll the beach, ride the trolley to wonderful restaurants, parks, etc. then, sip afternoon wine, experience the sunset with the famous "green flash." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laughing Lizard Hotel Indian Rocks Beach
- Laughing Lizard b&b