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“Hidden gem, best value with marina water front view” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frenchy's Oasis Motel

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Frenchy's Oasis Motel
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Hidden gem, best value with marina water front view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

This place may be called a motel but it feels more like a studio condo unit. It's located on a quiet side street, with a bank of studio room facing the Marina, two blocks away from the beach (3-min walk), a functional kitchen, complimentary laundry facilities, large tv, a squeaky clean pool and a friendly helpful staff, it was the perfect location for me and my kids (age12 and 16). There is also a Walgreen at the end of the block (1-min walk) and a reasonably price Publix grocery store within 5-min driving distance (or take a bus; walking is possible but a real workout with grocery in tote).

The 60's deck is not overwhelming. Even my 16 year old said its quite nice. We had a water-front room so we got to see the peaceful fishing boat, the pelicans, egrits, herons and a fishermen or two off the dock every morning. Its a lovely and frankly more interesting view.

This motel is located about 4 blocks from Pier 60 (5-min walk). You make a right before the rotatory. The traffic after the rotatory is usually congested so if you opt to stay on the beach, that's what you have to deal every time you drive out. I was happy to have avoided that.

The staff here is friendly and efficient. If you book here, try to check in before 7pm on weekdays or 5pm on weekends. If you know you're arriving after that, be sure to let the office know. Otherwise, they are closed and you wonder what to do like I did. Luckily, the staff lives in the building next door so one of them saw us and helped us. During the day, the staff is often seen working on one thing or another so security is not an issue. Their staff also never enters your room during your stay. If you need something like clean towel, put the dirty ones in the laundry basket or write a note to say what you need. Maximum privacy.

Room Tip: The inner courtyard room faces the pool so it would give a motel feel to your stay. Get a water fron...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We have been to many many similar era motels around the state and Frenchy's Oasis is by far the cleanest well maintained motel we have stayed at. The pictures are what you see when you arrive.Staff is WOW!!!!!!!!!. We travel with boat and need a slip and Frenchy's has that TOO.....Dont miss out if you are looking to go to Clearwater and love the "old florida feel" this is your spot..

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Had a great stay! rooms are clean,nice and you cant beat the location. Staff is very friendly and very accommodating to any needs you might have. stop your search here! You receive a whole stack of discount cards at local restaurants and shops, use them you will enjoy them hopefully as we did.this is not a b&b, its a small hotel. pool is super clean and heated!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kyle r
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Friendsville, Maryland
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

stayed Jan 17-19, 2014. Unit 5 awesome place, view, location. Very clean and updated. Staff is AWESOME! Very Accommodating as I am disabled and use both crutches and a wheelchair.
LeAnne you are THE BEST!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gordsis
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Waterford, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

I am always skeptical when booking a motel for our vacation sight unseen, but we hit the jackpot on this one. Outstanding customer service (you totally rock, LeAnn!), clean rooms, picturesque view on the inter coastal, tucked away location close enough to walk to shops, restaurants and beach, all at a fair price. Ya gotta love this place! There is a fish house next door where we actually watched the boats come in from our terrace, saw them unload their catch, and ordered it filet'ed before our eyes prior to purchasing it at a discounted price just for staying at Frenchy's. We prepared 5 pounds of gulf shrimp in our kitchenette room, but you can also use the grill on the grounds. Used the discount breakfast coupon to eat at Clear View - the tastiest meal we had while there - and owned by Frenchy. We Loved Frenchy's and will definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Frenchy's Oasis is a gem in Clearwater Beach, Fl. You can't beat the location right on the Intercoastal and only 2 blocks from the gulf. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for miles. When you stay here you get discount coupons at all of Frenchy's resturants that are all within walking distance of the hotel. We took our bikes and were able to connect easily to the Pinellas county bike path that you can take all the way to St. Petersburg to the south and Tarpon Springs to the north. If you want quiet and relaxing this is the place to be.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the place.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DonS699
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Lincoln, Ne
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

OK - Frenchy's is not a resort hotel. But has a LOT going for it - It's on the intercoastal waterway; It's close to but off the main drag; It's within walking distance of lots of attractions; It is newly remodeled in cool mid 20th century Florida kitsch;| It's clean, clean, clean; Staff are fun and accommodating; It has a nice (also clean) little pool; It's very reasonably priced; Parking comes with the room AND you get some discounts at the owner's local restaurants. I think it's a smokin' deal!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water are great, although those with kids may want one on the pool side. Read their...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Frenchy's Oasis Motel

Property: Frenchy's Oasis Motel
Address: 423 E Shore Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2028 (Formerly Olympia Motel)
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frenchy's Oasis Motel, a retro boutique property, is the latest sensation in waterfront accommodations to hit Clearwater Beach. Winner of the 2010 Clearwater Beach Chamber Beautification Award, the Oasis has undergone a truly nostalgic renovation with attention to every detail that brings back the charm of an era long gone when Clearwater Beach was known for its retro boutique motels. Our hospitality and beach themes are also found in our very own restaurants which serve the freshest seafood on Clearwater Beach. Our Frenchy's "World Famous" Grouper Sandwiches can even be delivered right to the Oasis for lunch or dinner on your own private patio. We invite you to come and stay on the bay and experience a relaxing vacation with us. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Frenchy`s Oasis Hotel Clearwater
Olympia Hotel Clearwater
Frenchy's Oasis Motel Clearwater, Florida

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