I have mixed feelings about this place so I'm going to just put my pros and cons here:
Pros: Good location, nice pool that is actually heated to a temperature that you can swim in cooler weather, spacious room with a kitchen, it was quiet at night and we were actually able to sleep during spring break week without an all night party going on
Cons: The place needs serious maintenance. The day we arrived there was a huge hole in the fence by the water where it had rotted out and someone fell through. Our room had broken tiles on the floor and in the tub, a chip in the mirror, a broken dishwasher, and an oven that made a strange clicking sound even when it wasn't in use. We reported the problems but were told that they wouldn't be fixed because there was no maintenance available the week we were there. I suspect they don't have maintenance ever but that is just my guess. I also really dislike the pricing of the rooms. I feel like it is misleading. We booked a room that sleeps 6 (and paid just under 2k for it during the week of spring break) but were told that the price advertised is only for 2 adults. If you have more adults, it is an extra charge per person per day. This was explained to us when we called, so I wouldn't say they try to hide it, but I just thought the pricing was a little misleading at first glance when you are internet price shopping. I'd also say another con is that there are lots of "rules" and you kind of feel like your every move is being watched. Last but not least, bring your iron and hair dryer if you need it. Those are not provided.
Overall, I doubt I'd stay here again but it wasn't terrible, just not spectacular.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Surf N' Sand Clearwater, Florida