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which resort/hotel is the best

Chesapeake, Ohio
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which resort/hotel is the best

We are a family of 5.. 2 adults a 21 yd 16 ys and 2 ygs.. we love the beach but love having things to do and places to go and see in the evenings too.. ots been a long time aince we have been to florida (even though I lived there for 12 yrs Ididn't go to clearwater a lot).. we have been going to myrtle beach sc foe several yrs and our family loves the evenings and entertainment there but not the beach so much.. any info would be greatly appreciated

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1. Re: which resort/hotel is the best

What type of budget are you looking at? Clearwater Beach has changed a great deal over the years. There are still some mom and pop places, but many of them have closed down and the area has been cleaned up and some newer, pricey hotels have move in.

The Sandpearl is the nicest resort and one of the more expensive hotels. It is located right on the beach and north of the main beach, so the beach is quieter. . They have regular hotel rooms as well as some condos that are for rent. The Pier and the main beach are only a 5 minute walk away.

The Hyatt is another luxury hotel. It is locate right by the Pier and Marina and across the street from the beach with great views of the Gulf. All of the rooms have kitchens and this hotel also has some suites with private bedrooms.

The Hilton is right on the beach and right beside the Pier - so an excellent location. This hotel is older, and rooms with two beds have double and not queen.

If you want a suite, the Holiday Inn has suites and it's located directly on the water, however it is not on a beach. There is a retaining wall on the water. The actual beach is a couple of blocks away.

The Pier House hotel is new and a block off the beach. I'm not sure what this hotel has for larger rooms, but is a nice new hotel.

Eastshore Resort is an older hotel that our readers tell us is in excellent shape. It has some suites with kitchens and seperate bedrooms if you are looking for more privacy. It is two blocks off the beach, and located on the intracoastal. The hotel offers benefits like free washers and dryers and a fishing pier.

If you are looking for a more moderately priced hotel, let us know what you are looking for and perhaps we can help you.

Clearwater Beach is a fun area, with lovely white beaches and many things to keep your family entertained. Every evening at dusk, there is a celebration at Pier 60 with street performers, music and local artisans - and on weekends evenings they have movies on the beach. They also have a small aquarium where the star if the movie The Dolphin Tale resides. If you want to see dolphin, there are dolphin cruises from the Marina.

Clearwater is also close to Tampa and Bush Gardens amusement park. Lowry Zoo and The Florida Aquarium are also in Tampa and are fun for the family

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