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“Nice clean well kept Vintage Florida lodging”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Surf n' Sand

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Surf n' Sand
South Florida
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice clean well kept Vintage Florida lodging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

My girlfriend and I spent three days here on a recent trip to visit her sister. We were very satisfied with the accommodations the view and the area. We had friends staying at a another MOTEL about 10 blocks away and that was a few dollars less , but it was shabby and loud all night so we were very happy with the quiet quaint suite here. Margaret was very helpful with local information and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We spent two nights here, and found it to be a delightful old style motel. Its location right on the waterfront, it's proximity to the beach and to restaurants, and the friendliness of the staff made this a good choice. One criticism however - there was no room service during our stay. With a two night stay one would expect beds to be made and fresh towels etc supplied as required, but this was not the case. We had left a note asking for additional blankets (it was a bit chilly when we were there) but no one came in to the room to see it. We had to leave early the next morning so didn't have an opportunity to mention this to the desk staff. Nevertheless this is a place we would choose to stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our New Years Eve trip.The motel was a littler smaller than we expected for the price but with that said we couldn't ask for a better trip. The grounds were very well kept. The room was neat and clean with two quite comfortable queen sized beds and a full kitchen to our surprise. We arrived a couple hours before the check in time but the lady at the front desk didn't mind and let us out our luggage in the room til it was cleaned. I had a few requests to surprise my wife and the lady in the front/manager was very helpful and accommodating. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Yes, the location is very good, just a short walk across the road to the beach, but the room was gross and certainly not worth the 117 a night. Plus the staff was completely unfriendly and rude.

Room smelled like cigarettes. Fridge in room was so loud, needed to be unplugged. The bed was sooo uncomfortable, thank goodness our stay was only for one night. It felt like Styrofoam with a plastic sheet. Plus the comfortable from the closet was stained and had all these little plant pods or bugs on it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wrightstown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed at the surf n' sand for overnight accomodations for a family wedding in Clearwater.
The motel was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the rooms had everything you would need to make your vacation enjoyable. It had its own little dock where you could watch for jelly fish and marine life. The pool was warm and inviting and surrounded by palms and beautiful flowers. If I return to the Clearwateer beach area I will once again stay at this quant, little motel. The staff treated us exceptionally well and we were close enough within walking distance to the beach.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The last time my husband and I stayed in Clearwater we was so dissapinted with our accomodation. Staying close to the beach in Clearwater is expensive, so based on reviews from booking.com we booked 3 nights at Surf´n Sand, and this place is a little gem in Clearwater. We came one hour too early for check-in, but that was no problem, we could even put our stuff in the room (they started cleaning the room when we arrived) Supernice rooms with wooden floors and tiled bathroom. Larg bed, sofa corner, dining area. Swimmingpool and sun terrace right outside. Short walk to the beach and delis, restaurants etc
It was superclean, quiet and our best stay in Clearwater so far. It remined me a bit of Key West actually and I loved it. If they continue to keep this up, this place is highly reccommended.

Room Tip: We had a King Studio and it was superb.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Willard, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Not a fancy place but makes up for it in its character. We had a stove/oven, sink, fridge, coffee pot and toaster in our double queen room for four which worked great for us for breakfast and lunch. We will be back :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Surf n' Sand

Property: Surf n' Sand
Address: 50 Royal Way, Clearwater, FL 33767-1539
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf n' Sand 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf n Sand Motel is situated along the Florida’s Gulf Coast and just steps away from the white sugar sand of Clearwater Beach. This beach has been ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. Also, we are just a few blocks away from the Clearwater Beach shopping district which includes many popular restaurants and drinking establishments.Our property is located directly on the intercoastal waterway of Clearwater with full access for our guests to relax in its calming nature. Our property pool faces the intercoastal waterway as well, for a relaxing pool day with a beautiful view.Under new ownership, we have updated the property but kept the small hotel feel and family friendly environment. We have completely renovated, with many upgrades to both the interior and exterior. ... more   less 
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