I was searching for an affordable hotel in the clearwater area and while looking at the horrendous prices the front beach hotels at clearwater beach were charging I got really frustrated, by accident I came across this hotel. Let me tell you this hotel was the perfect choice!
We arrived by car and they have lots of parking space for no extra charge, which is always a plus.
Our room was fairly big (bigger as the standard hotel/motel rooms) with a kitchenette including a microwave, fridge and dishwasher plus a little kitchen table with chairs (so could really cook some simple dinner). There was also a little living room area with a couch and a table and a flat screen. Our big king size bed was very comfortable, we also enjoyed the separated sink/shower area, and that there were lots of storage space for our clothes. Wifi (for free) and air conditioning worked well, too. Room service was excellent, everything was clean, towels were changed daily (if you wanted them to)
Here is what impressed me most about that hotel: The friendly people working there, always greeting you with a smile, chatting with you about your day/giving you tips for the beaches, and answering your questions! The elderly man working at the reception (sadly forgot his name) was so nice, attentive and helpful, that I can´t say enough good words about him!
Breakfast is included … a REAL breakfast, they offer coffee, juice, milk, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, eggs, bread, jam, honey, bacon, waffles etc. Sadly the breakfast room is not that big, so sometimes people were waiting for a free table or taking their breakfast up to their room.
About the beach: First of all they even offer umbrellas, beach chairs and coolers at the hotel for free, so you don´t have to bring your own stuff or buy those things! Just ask at the reception! On weekdays the clearwater/ sand key beaches are just a 5 minute drive, and we always got a parking space directly at the beach (parking costs $1.0 or $1.25 per hour). At weekends there is more traffic, which means that it might take you a little bit longer to drive to the beaches (like 15-20minutes) but that´s not a big deal. Even during labor day weekend it took us only 15 minutes to get to the beach. Clearwater beach, sand key park, indian rocks beach … they are so stunning.
Grocery stores, restaurants (both fast food like domino´s, taco bell, dunlin donuts and real restaurants) are just a short 5 minute drive.
If you are looking for a decent hotel near to the beaches, but you don´t want to pay the high beachfront hotels prices … the Residence Inn should be your choice!
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