In fairness, I need to give this place a little better review than some of the others. My view of all the staff we interacted with -Lourdes, Anthony, Monica etc. was just the opposite of some of the reviews. All tried to accommodate our needs and did so to the best of their abilities.
First, I have stayed on Clearwater Beach literally dozens of times over 40 years and this place is an average facility for the medium price hotel room category. People with more money stay in the pricier resorts and older couples in the quieter mom and pop places on the north beach. This place had a lot of active young families and college students when we were there.
The comments about the scary elevator and charge for parking are true--I got stuck in the hot elevator and had to pry open the inner door to get out --they did respond and fix it. The elevator is new (1 year old) and unfortunately kids were on the elevator unsupervised by their parents pushing all the buttons for fun. Hard to maintain equipment that is being abused and the wait for the elevator is long when you are trying to check out and a child is pushing the buttons so you get a tour of all the floors.
Since we stayed for a week they gave us the parking free. They do charge for internet but you can get it free in the lobby.
My family had a half dozen rooms with varying ages and everybody had a good time. The beach is close, the view is great, the rooms are big and they do keep the pool and rooms clean.
The breakfast is probably not worth the trouble and they do police it to excess. The metal tables and chairs and people talking in a small room make it very noisy and there is only one little toaster for the entire room. The 7-9 AM time span is pretty lame for a vacation resort--I would like to sleep a little on my vacation.
I think they need to either eliminate the breakfast or make a deal with the place next door and give a basic continental breakfast coupon you could upgrade--benefit both businesses. Most if not all of the rooms have refrigerators and kitchens so why do you need a breakfast of mostly packaged breakfast treats?
Will I stay here again--definitely. The pros outweigh the cons big time. Good restaurants are nearby, the beach is across the street and we had great weather...
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