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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Ranked #26 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
Orlando, FL
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Excellent getaway location!”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

This hotel is well managed - clean and friendly. It is right on the water - breath taking views! Shops and dining within walking distance, etc. We will come back to this location without any hesitation!!!

Room Tip: The suites provide with so much more room and an extra full bathroom. The amenities are excellent...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review of our hotel!
Isn't it nice to know you're less than two hours away from us to make it easier for those mini-vacations?

We are pleased you found our staff friendly and glad you enjoyed our spacious suites. You are right; we are so close to shops and restaurants to add to your experience!

Hopefully you can come back soon! The Clearwater Superboat National Championships, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Outback Bowl beach day, plus the chance to see our "movie star" Winter dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium all are great fun.

If you are on Facebook, we invite you to join us at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach for many exciting updates.

Thanks again!

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Great location on Clearwater Beach. We had views of the gulf and the bay from our balcony. Room was nice, clean, great comfortable bed and all the amenities you would want. Some people commented that it is not really on the beach, well it is right on the water but you do have a 2 minute walk to the beach, not a big deal. And the pool was so nice we actually came back to it after a quick dip in the ocean. The restaurant/bar had really friendly staff. Definitely a fun and affordable place for a nice romantic weekend.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel! We are so pleased you found us a fun place to stay - that's the compliment type we like best! Glad you enjoyed our awesome Gulf views and our comfortable rooms, plus our very popular pool.

You're not too far away from us, so hopefully you can return soon! In the meantime, we invite you to join our Facebook Page for lots of updates: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Clearwater Beach.

Sincerely,
Christine Bottger
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Oviedo, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Our stay at the Holiday Inn was the result of a wedding we were attending. We decided to make a weekend of the event. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for the wedding but there was a back up plan. The hotel itself is ok. There is a nice pool and deck area with a nice outdoor bar and area for eating. Our suite was big enough but upon check in, it had a bad odor. Several times house keeping had to come deodorize. We ended up buying air fresheners. The source of the odor was wet carpeting by the windows as a result of the storms. Other wedding guests experienced the same issues and move rooms to no avail. We ultimately left earlier than expected. Front desk originally would not refund us because we pre-paid but after realizing the issues we encountered accommodated our request for refund.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

We walked In off the beach needed a place got a awesome deal better then the aaa rate everyone was nice and its so close to food beach and fun.

  • Stayed September 2011
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you so much for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us recently! We hope you'll find reason to come back soon!

We invite you to join our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach for updates and events.

Have a nice fall!

Christine Bottger
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel for a week at the end of August 2011. Check-in was pleasant but was shocked to find that the Gulf view room that I paid for through Hotel.com was not what I expected.
The view from my balcony faced the side of the adjoining building, my view was 90% concrete and 10% the sea! Not very happy I went to reception to resolve the matter. I spoke to the assistant manager, he told us that the room we initially had was gulf view even though it was practically facing the concrete wall and insisted that if I wanted the 'Gulf View' that they called 'Gulf Front View' I would have to pay for the upgrade. What a joke as I paid a lot of money for what I expected to be a room facing the Gulf.....that's why I chose ...GULF VIEW! After much deliberation he finally managed to move us to a better room with 90% Gulf view!!
The room is very clean and the beds comfortable, slightly outdated compared to some of the other newer hotels in the area but then again you are not paying the slightly higher price!
Pool area is cleaned every morning which is nice and the view looking towards the Gulf is lovely.
We had free breakfast and kids eat free...if they are under 12! Ridiculous I know so if you are booking, you would be wise to change any kids over 12 to adults in order to get the free breakfast, in our experience the price for the stay whether it was 4 adults or 2 Adults and 2 kids was the same. The breakfast was limited to $20 for 2 adults and overall the quality was average but the buffet was rubbish when they had it at weekends. You will be wise to avoid ordering the coffee as it was very weak on the 3 occassions that we had it and finally had the sense to have juice instead. The free coffee in the hotel room was much better. We did dine there on the last evening and that was surprisingly good.
Overall we did have a good time but could have done without the stress at the beginning! So next time I will be looking at the other newer hotels and maybe pay that bit more.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2011

We had an excellent girls weekend in Clearwater Beach. The hotel was great. The best part about it was the POOL! The beach view was good too, but there is ZERO beach access so we were surprised about that.

The only hiccup we had was that when we arrived we had one free night and one paid night. They expected us to stay in one room on one floor the first night, then pack up and switch rooms & floors the second night. They acted like it was non negotiable. Finally after speaking with a manager, they made everything right and our trip was perfect.

The restaurant at the hotel was super good. We also drove down to Crabby Bills (EXCELLENT crab!) for dinner one night. The walk along the boardwalk and beach area was wonderful. It was gorgeous weather to boot.

Room Tip: 4th floor & higher, also request an ocean view :)
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your "Girls Weekend" with us on TripAdvisor! We're so glad your group enjoyed their stay, loved the pool and the restaurant, and that one of our managers was able to straighten out your room situation.

We hope you girls will come back again soon! There is SO much to see and do in Clearwater!

You're invited to join our Facebook page for updates: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Clearwater Beach. Maybe you'll find another tempting reason to return! (Also, we'd love to have you post photos in our FB album!)

Christine Bottger
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Silvis, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We were guest at this hotel from September 2nd to September 5th, 2011. As a former hotel maid and guest service representative at various beach resorts, I know first hand how very difficult it is to keep everyone happy all of the time, especially during busy holiday weekends. That being said, the accommodations were absolutely impeccable and every staff person we encountered did a terrific job making us feel welcome, including guest service members and management, housekeeping staff and management, the maintenance engineers, parking staff, and security personnel. The housekeeping staff did a phenomenal job, going above and beyond to keep the room warm and welcoming, including turning down the covers and tucking the remote into the covers right where we would find it! The grounds were beautifully maintained at all times. The pool deck was kept very clean and free of debris. Fresh warm towels were always available at the pool, if anyone happened to forget their own. The wait staff at both the pool bar and the indoor/outdoor restaurant were very accommodating and always cheerful as well. In general, it was a perfect place to relax if you wanted to get away from the crowds at the beach, which was only a short walk from the hotel. Everything we needed or wanted to do was within a short walking distance from the hotel. We just parked the car and walked virtually everywhere we wanted to go. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better stay and we will most definitely book with this hotel for our next trip down.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michele V
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
What a wonderful review! We certainly thank you for taking the time to respond to your trip here all the way from Iowa! It is wonderful to hear that we met and/or exceeded your expectations. Our staff, including housekeeping, will be pleased to hear your compliments to them, as will Jimmy's Fish House management.

As you could probably tell, there is so much to do in the Clearwater area, and one way to stay informed is by following our Facebook page: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach. In fact, you are welcome to post photos of your trip in one of our albums if you'd like!

Many thanks again and we hope you have a wonderful fall.

Christine Bottger
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Address: 521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2534
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Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#17 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#31 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Gulf of Mexico-Sunsets & Dolphin sightings Complimentary! Discover all that Clearwater Beach has to offer at the convenient, comfortable smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. In the heart of everything, from shopping and dining, to entertainment, you are within walking distance of the white sands of Clearwater Beach, and Pier 60 where you can enjoy nightly sunset celebrations.. Located 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport (TPA), the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your best choice in Clearwater Beach. Whether you re coming to Clearwater Beach for fun or business the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is your personal retreat. You ll have room to relax, work or play most of the day in our spacious rooms, Kids Suites or One Bedroom Suites. Amenities such as flat screen LCD HD televisions, granite countertops, private balconies, free high-speed internet, plush towels, and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. You can take a dip in our heated Gulf-front pool, relax with your favorite beverage at Jimmy s Iguana Bar or our Rum Rumer s Tiki Bar. You can enjoy a dining adventure at Jimmy s Fish House providing nightly entertainment. The best of Clearwater Beach is waiting for you at the Award Winning Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. The only thing you won t find is a reason to leave. ... more   less 
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