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.
- 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