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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Ranked #26 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The rooms are very spacious & clean & the beds & pillows are comfortable. Some of the living room furniture is looking a bit dated but not bad. We had a suite overlooking the Gulf & there were dolphins visible most of the time. There is a very nice pool & pool area, and although it's right on the water, there is no beach here. Clearwater Beach is just a couple of minutes away (walking) & there are several little shops & restaurants in walking distance. A bit pricey, but I guess with the location it's to be expected!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you! We're so glad you had fun during your stay with us. We're pleased you found our rooms spacious and comfortable, and do know that each guest comment is reviewed with the proper department so that we can continue to improve.

There are lots more events and reasons to return again to Clearwater Beach, and we invite you to stay in touch on our Facebook page to stay current.

Enjoy your spring and thanks again,

Christine Bottger
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The location was great , walking distance to the beach. Right on the trolley/busline. The hotels restaurant was great. The sunset views are just amazing from the pool and restaraunt patio. We would stay there again!

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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

It was so nice of you to take time to review your stay with us. We're always so pleased to hear when guests enjoy their experience, including all the fabulous things there are to do on Clearwater Beach.

That's nice that you were able to hop the trolley and explore, and Jimmy's will be glad to know you enjoyed their dining offerings.

Please stay in touch with us on Facebook for more reasons to return. We hope you will be back again - soon!

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Very impressed with hotel, particularly given mixed reviews posted over last couple of months.
Refurbishing work highlighted by others seem to have finished and lifts working ok.
We were upgraded to a really nice suite overlooking the pool and ocean, pool area a little noisy but fine overall, view of the numerous dolphins from our room was fantastic.
Room equipped really well, all hotel staff very pleasant and helpful, very nice welcome at check in. Room quiet and relaxing albeit some noist neighbourson our last night (7th March) disrupted sleep a little.
Jimmys restuarant fantastic, great food, great atmosphere both for breakfast and dinner, really nice buffet breakfast.
Hotel looks a bit tired on the exterior eg our balcony doors looked a little tired, needed some refurbishment.
Overall though, a really nice hotel and we really enjoyed our stay there.
Parking charge a little expensive but al least we knew in advance what the price was.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you! It's always nice to hear from guests who take time to review their stay. We take every comment seriously and do review it with the top management here at the resort, so thank you.

So pleased you were able to see those beautiful dolphins jumping just offshore - we never get tired of seeing them play in the Gulf! That's great you had a perfect view from your room!

We hope you'll stay in touch on Facebook - there are lots more reasons to return to Clearwater Beach - and we'd love to have you come back.

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Our Holiday Inn room (king-sized) was roomy and clean and overlooked the Gulf of Mexico. Watching the nightly sunsets was divine. However, we were surprised to find the beach photos on the website are actually the public Clearwater Beach, four blocks from the hotel. The hotel does face the Gulf, but the water comes up to a retaining wall where the hotel and restaurant begins. No sand here. One of two elevators was not working during our entire stay, but the staff was friendly, the location (near beaches, restaurants and shopping) was convenient. Expect to pay for parking.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We're pleased you were able to enjoy the wonderful sunset views and the spaciousness of our king suite.

Please know we regret the inconvenience caused by the broken elevator - we work hard to make repairs as soon as repairmen can do so. As for your disappointment on not being directly on the beach, our website does say that we are "500' from the sands of Clearwater Beach", and our photos reflect the Gulf views. Is it possible the website you saw was from a third party? If so, we'd like to know so we can request a correction.

Thank you again and we do hope you left with some fine memories.

Sincerely,

Christine Bottger
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

It was our first stay at this hotel and we were very impressed. We got upgraded to a king suite because we are IHG Platinum members. The room was 3 rooms. One room had twin bunk-beds, and was adjoined to a shared sink area and a full bathroom. The king bedroom was also adjoined to the full bathroom and had a big balcony, and we had a living room area with a wet bar and dining table with another full bathroom. In all there were 3 TV's and 4 sinks. We had more than enough room!! The hotel manager also checked on us to make sure we were happy.
The pool area is very nice and we loved Jimmy's Fish House. Great food at good prices.
We loved this place and would definitely recommend to all!
Only downfall is it is not directly on the beach. It's a short walk.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay here!

So glad you enjoyed the king suite - it really does give you lots of space to unwind, plus the balcony is a great place to hang out. Happy you enjoyed dining at Jimmy's and our other resort amenities.

And, we are a short walk to the beach, but guests love having the Gulf come right up close to our deck, perfect for dolphin watching.

Sure hope you'll come back and visit again. Stay in touch on our Facebook page for more reasons to visit.

Finally, hoping your harsh winter comes to a close soon!

All the best from
Christine Bottger

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Well, I have to admit that I am spoiled when it comes to staying in nice properties while vacationing, and that my daughter and I arrived to this Holiday Inn on the heels of staying at the Sandpearl Resort on the north end of Clearwater Beach earlier in the week, prior to renting a car (at Budget/Avis on Cleveland Street - Thanks to Ricardo and David there !) and traveling down to Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa and staying there for two nights before heading back north to Clearwater in preparation for flying out of Tampa the following day. The Holiday Inn is , I suppose, a typical older property - with no "sex appeal" upon entering the lobby, though front desk personnel were kind and friendly (enough). Though the young man told me that he didn't have any upgrades for me being an IHG Rewards Member - when we did get up to our room, it was a pool/gulf view room vs. the "city view" that I had reserved using my rewards points. So, I believe "thanks" are in order ! The room was small, but clean enough. The bathroom was bright and clean, though small. Beds were comfortable enough, as were linens.
I was worried that we might get noise from the poolside bar or Jimmy's Fish House and Iguana Bar 2 floors below us, but we did not, nor did we have noise from the hallway - all good. I was fortunate to have Tim help me with a late check out due to late flight out of Tampa...he extended my room for a few additional hours, courtesy as an IHG rewards member. Single largest complaint about this gulf front location, well two: NO BEACH - on a rock wall and the CROWS. When trying to relax and get some sun poolside on waterfront deck, the squawking and fly-bys of the crows were VERY annoying. They use the string guards to deter the sea gulls over Jimmy's FIsh House outdoor seating area, but the crows fly under the "netting" . They assuredly get this complaint a lot...must not be anything they can do to inhibit - though I did joke with a server to put pellet guns on the menu....

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay here.

From reading your comments, it does appear that you enjoyed the gulf view room, the comfortable beds, and were pleased with the cleanliness. And, as you noted, there was no noise from the bar area, making for a relaxing stay.

Thanks for the compliments on our staff, especially Tim. We all try hard to make your experience pleasurable.

You are correct, we are gulf side but not beach side, yet the beach is so easily accessible by foot or trolley. Sorry you felt disappointed on this part of your stay. As for the crows...we're not alone; others have similar occurrences but for the most part guests are able to ignore them.

We're glad you chose Clearwater Beach for part of your holiday experience and hope the remainder of 2014 is a good one.

Christine Bottger
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I was hesitant per SOME of the reviews but let me tell you, we have zero complaints! Clean, comfy beds, awesome city view (could still see the water) and wonderful restaurant with a beautiful sunset view. We loved the pool, chairs were great size, pool towels, service from Jimmy's was very nice also. We enjoyed ordering drinks from our chair. Front desk people and actually all workers we saw were friendly! We had massages in Lou's inside the hotel and she did one of the best massages I ever had!
Thank you for having us and we will come back again for sure! Would love to try your hotel in Milwaukee sometime.

Jenny and Brittany Oshkosh Wi

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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GM-ClwrBeach, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2014

How nice of you to review your recent stay here - thank you!

We're so glad you enjoyed our resort and restaurant as well as Lou's Spot. Thanks for compliments on our friendly staff - they really do their best to make everyone's stay enjoyable.

Please stay in touch with us on Facebook for more reasons to come back - there's always something going on in Clearwater.

And...we hope your harsh weather is gone and you can look forward to a great Wisconsin spring and summer.

Kind regards,

Christine Bottger

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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:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Clearwater
#17 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#25 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: £136 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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