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Pelican Pointe Hotel and Resort
Ranked #11 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Don't come here if you want to sleep!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This is a well decorated, clean hotel with a nice pool. However, there is no soundproofing either between rooms or floors. We didn't get one good nights sleep in the 7 nights we stayed. There is supposed to be security at night to prevent use of the pool after 10pm and enforce a noise curfew at 12am - neither of these happened. There were children in the pool at 2am and noise from other guests at all hours of the night. The people above were dropping bricks on the floor at 5am!! The TV from the room next door was so loud it woke us up at 2am! It was a holiday weekend and there were shots fired on the promenade near the hotel - not their fault but it certainly didn't enhance our enjoyment of the holiday. Wouldn't go back there again nor recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful beach break - such a pity as the beach is lovely even though the cabanas are very expensive.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Allentown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

While this review (and a picture) may have some negatives it is not really meant that way. It is to give readers different info to go on. We stayed at the Pelican Pointe the first week of May 2014. The staff there is INCREDIBLE. Every one we met were nice and helpful. My wife and I usually stay at beach front resorts – the Pelican is more of a Motel setting without a lot of amenities and is not right on the beach. It’s location is decent. It’s a short walk to the beach and only a ½ mile to Pier 60 where a lot of the “action” takes place. The room was decent and the bed was comfortable. The entire property is kept very clean. It was actually scary that we NEVER saw a bug / insect the entire week at the resort. The sunset was beautiful from the shared balcony but soon it will be blocked by a new 15 story tower being built across the street. The free WI-FI worked well / fast and even on the weekend and Cinco De Mayo we had no problem getting a free parking space. We do wish they had in room safes as we’d like to be able to lock our valuables / car keys up while on the beach or out. Our rear window did not have a lock so anyone could have easily broke in as the window faced an abandoned building behind it where some homeless were sleeping. I used a butter knife as a lock and it worked perfect. NOT the Hotels fault but on Saturday night and again on Cinco De Mayo there were some young college age kids there who were drinking and screaming until after 5 AM so we didn’t get a lot of sleep and our day plans were changed as a result. The front desk said night security should have intervened and they weren’t sure why they didn’t. Anyway – This Hotel / Motel would be a good choice for younger people (They have ping pong and bean bag toss and more) and for budget minded travelers. Crabby’s a couple blocks away had the best breakfast lunch AND dinner! TIP: Ask for a room facing the gulf – better views and no abandoned building behind it. You get BEACH towels from the front desk and pool towels at the pool. And they give you a tote bag to carry the towels in. On the beach – umbrella rentals w/ two chairs are $25 a day – less after lunch. TIP: If you’ll be there a week - go to Walgreens (short walk) or Target / Wal-Mart and buy an umbrella and buy two of those chair in a bags used for sports / camping and save a bundle. There is an Awesome Target in Clearwater not far off the causeway (requires a car). And every other store / chain / restaurant is there too. Tarpon Springs was nice but not much for kids to do. Sarasota was nice too but plenty to do right there in Clearwater if you want. We were a little disappointed in Johns Pass Boardwalk (Except the Sunset there was nice) as it’s gone mainstream in parts with a Bubba Gump and Hooters. St Pete is still cool. Airport is close to Clearwater which is nice. Traffic was bad on Sunday but weekdays were fine. We did not hear construction noise but did hear cars on the street when they blew their horns and loud motorcycles on occasion as well as ER vehicles. Our thought was we’re on vacation so we won’t be spending much time in our room at the hotel. Having views and more amenities are nice too but you pay for it.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the gulf have sunset views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birch Run, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have stayed here before and had a good time, can't say that this time around. It is right across the street from the beach, which is great except you now have to walk 2 blocks to enter the beach because of construction. Our once beautiful great view is now scattered with cranes and construction crews and who needs an alarm clock when you can wake up to the sound of construction? The people around us were very loud and drinking, which didn't fit into our "family" idea of vacation. And you can imagine our delight as I tried to make coffee one morning to find 2 small lizards looking at me...no joke. We never did find them, they are harmless, but try spending your vacation going to sleep every night wondering where they went....not relaxing. Than there was the day we dealt with a clogged toilet and maintence had already went home for the day and we were handed a plunger and sent to deal with things on our own; as it was the only option offered to us. On a up note, the pool is well maintained and the nicest part of the motel and house keeping is pretty good about coming around every morning. As we spoke to people the common disappointment was that there wasn't a hot tub like the majority of the rest of the hotel/motels on the strip. Also, having "laundry facilities" available is always a perk when your traveling with kids, but we were not able to use them due to the fact that there are 2 washer and dryer units available for an entire motel. And please, if you are reading an ad online that refers to these as "condos," your about to be disappointed. It is nothing more than a hotel room with a small fridge and microwave, toaster and a 4 cup coffee maker. We did however appreciate the large flat screen which is the only modern update we seen since our last visit 2 years ago. Needless to say, you get what you pay for and we will be looking else where in the future.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I stayed with my family from April 29th-May 6th at the Pelican Pointe. We had been upgraded to the 4th floor for the killer view of the bay and the view of the beach. Which was wonderful and got to watch sunsets from our floor's balcony. It is an older structure, but remodeled and well kept. The gentleman at check in was so wonderful as well as housekeeping and maintenance. The hotel offered everything we needed including dishes for our use, coffee maker, fridge, microwave, beach chairs, wi-fi and cable tv. Other people who had stayed there during the week were normal family people and very friendly, there was no construction noise or noise from other guests. The beach is literally 3 minute walk and restaurants are short distance away. The price was great and I would stay there again, their motto is "Come here as guests, leave here as friends." We truly felt that way, I am sorry that my stay was not longer.

Room Tip: Higher rooms on 3rd and 4th floors have great views of the bay.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Our group of 2 adults an an 8 year old child stayed in unit #420 on a last minute trip from Dec 6-9, 2013 and we had a very nice time!

This is a no frills hotel - and you should know that going in. But if you're on a budget and aren't worried about a beachfront view, it's a clean, convenient place to stay.

The unit was decorated very attractively and had all the dishes/linens/etc that we needed.

There is no view of the pool or beach from this unit - the only window looks east and faces out onto the street behind the complex - but it lets plenty of light into the unit, especially in the morning. And on a plus side, I think the location of the unit actually makes it much quieter the some of the street front units.

The pool was very nice to have because it was in the 80s during our trip - but the gulf temps were way too cold to allow swimming.

Parking was plentiful and FREE - and it was very easy to get in and out of the complex.

The complex is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants - and is right across the street from the beach/water.

Again, this is a no frills hotel - and you should know that going in. But if you're on a budget and aren't worried about a beachfront view, this is a clean, convenient place to stay - and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed in Room 423. This room is updated with pretty pastel beachy colors, 2 full size beds and a great view. The room was very clean and stocked well. Pool was great as many kids seem to stay here. Good walking distance to anything in Clearwater Beach. If I wasn't moving to the area soon I would stay here every time!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed at Pelican Pointe for a vacation this past week. We had a great 4th floor room where we could see the ocean which also overlooked the pool. Yes, they appear to be building a hotel or something across the street, however, the construction noise did not disturb us inside our room. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. There was a TV above the fridge in the living area and one in the bedroom as well. Our room had two double beds and a pull out couch. The kitchen area had a full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, utensils, plates, cups, etc. A stove or plug in griddle would have been helpful as they do not have a breakfast at this hotel, just prepackaged muffins - although they do have coffee available (I didn't try it). The staff that I did speak to were pleasant and the guests were all friendly as well.

The only things I think that need improvement are: They say they have beach chairs to borrow - they don't - they should just take that off the website. The elevator is extremely slow. - I took the stairs several times a day and there were never any beach chairs in the location they said they would be stored. There are beach toys for the kids though. A restroom located near the pool/pingpong area would be helpful as running up 4 flights of stairs to use the bathroom in your room got old. I think they have just enough parking spots, so if you have a car, parking can be a problem depending on what time you get back to the hotel.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor - rooms 421 - 430 seemed to have a nice view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Pelican Pointe Hotel and Resort
Address: 445 Gulf View Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
#18 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#24 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pelican Pointe Hotel and Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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