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Review of Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater

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Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater
Ranked #38 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Princeton, New Jersey
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Pretty good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

I usually avoid hotels with outside entrances to the rooms. This is mostly because you (and every other person that stayed there) trek dirt from the outside directly into the room and because housekeepers always prop the door open when they are working on your room, letting in all manor of bugs.

That said, I did stay at this Inn because of the large rooms (suite with two floors and two queen size beds) and location (right on the main road but off enough not to hear noise).

Rooms are nice, and the air conditioning works fine (maybe too well). Vent in the bedroom was old and I could not turn the slats so it wouldn’t blow directly on me in bed.
Furniture could use an upgrade (chest of drawers had broken drawers and they wouldn’t open properly). Kitchen is nice. You even get a full range with an oven. My room had a fireplace but it was a wood burning one not gas - can't imagine using it.

Bathroom was average, good hot water and nice towels.

Breakfast area is a little below standards I have come to know at other Residence Inns. Fewer food choices, bad juice (some R.I.’s have switched to a new system.. Florida natural or something like that which is still not real juice but much better), one toaster with 2 slots so you have to wait in line to use that, and no fresh cut up fruit (which I have found in most Residence Inns over the last year or two).

Evenings when they serve appetizers was pretty good. They had wine and some nice foods out.

Workout room was very small (2 machines) but in working order. Pool area is very nice, although they had to fill in the hot tub because it was too small to get a handicap lowering device in (that’s ADA, now nobody gets the hot tub). Pool deck also has a fire pit and bar-b-q grill.

Neighborhood is business and main road which is busy and has been under construction since the Hoover administration but it is convenient and easy to get on / off if you are going in the right direction.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelnperson
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Travelnperson,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am glad that this location and spacious suites worked well for your trip, but was so disappointed to hear about your experience at breakfast. Unfortunately that is not a typical experience and I want to take a moment to apologize for the experience you had and reassure you that I have immediately addressed your feedback with my team to ensure that moving forward you will not have anything but an outstanding experience at our breakfast. I am hopeful you will return again in the near future so that we can show you our first class service! Again, please accept my sincere apologies.

Sincerely,

Denise Kauble
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This Residence Inn is awesome. It's felt more like my own apartment than a hotel stay. The staff was excellent, food was delicious and I'll definitely stay here again. The rooms are a great size for a long stay and if you don't need to be right next to the beach this location is great. Tampa, Clearwater and St Pete are all easily accessible by car.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Dave L,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel! I am pleased to hear what an enjoyable stay you had and that you were pleased with our staff, spacious suites, and our convenient location. We hope to see you again in the future!

Denise Kauble
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a function in Tampa but decided to stay on the outskirts so it wouldn't be so busy. For our family of 5 this was the perfect place. First the staff was extremely friendly. The room was a 2 level 2 king suite with 2 bathrooms. This was great having 2 teenagers that they could have their own room as well as bathroom. The rooms were immaculate! They even have a fireplace which is almost unheard of in FL. If it wasn't April I know we would have used it. The pool was also nice and refreshing and for the night time there is also a fire pit and a grill if you would like to do some grilling. Our youngest son spotted the basketball hoop and it didn't take 2 minutes and a worker got him a basketball! The breakfast in the morning had many options as well and once again the staff went above and beyond by giving our toddler crayons and a coloring book. You are also very close to everything. A+ everything!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kgrant80
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear kgrant80,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Residence Inn St.Petersburg Clearwater! I am ecstatic to hear about your recent stay and that you enjoyed our suites and all the amenities we have to offer. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Denise Kauble
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Jacksonville, Florida
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92 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend trip. Hotel is average for a marriott. Room was good size, door had some issues closing. There was lots of noise in the late morning from I assume the kids in the pool but was not unbearable. Cleaning woman was pleasant.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear ajmac2013,

We appreciate you taking time to share feedback regarding your stay at the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to improve our hotel.

Sincerely,

Denise Kauble
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great experience with staff and especially Liz. She welcomed us when we checked in and when we needed to stay another night, she was very accommodating. Thank you Liz! If you have a car and if you do not need to stay close to the beach, I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Young C
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Young C,


I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay. Liz is a valued associate and I agree that she is amazing! I will share your compliments with her, she takes pride in taking care of our guests.

We hope to see you again in the future!

Denise Kauble
General Manager
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Quebec City, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We went to this hotel for Spring Brake and it was our 3rd stay. Everytime, we had good time. The employees are friendly, food is good, our room was clean and it's affordable for a family. Also, we met a lot of friendly people who were on business trip, training and families with kids.

Room Tip: 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Sofabed, Top floor are the best. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jean-Sebastien R
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear Jean-Sebastien R,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater! I am so glad you returned this year and enjoyed your stay. I will share your compliments with the staff, they take pride in taking care of our guests and hearing feedback. We hope to see you again next winter.

Denise Kauble
General Manager
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Stevensville, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Stayed here for business for two weeks. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. I would highly recommend this location and would stay here again. The food was good and the outdoor pool area and bbq were great.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank greeniismt
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DeniseKauble, General Manager at Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear greeniismt,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater! I am happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay. We hope to see you again in the future!

Denise Kauble
General Manager
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Additional Information about Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater

Property: Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater
Address: 5050 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33760-4032
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Clearwater
#18 Family Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A TripAdvisor Award of Excellence winner, the all-suite Residence Inn by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater hotel provides the comforts of home along with unexpected services including free grocery shopping and free basic high-speed internet access. Start the day with a free hearty breakfast buffet in the Gatehouse and enjoy our complimentary evening Social Hour provided on a variety of weeknights. Enjoy our beautifully redesigned hotel suites with 31 HD channels, cozy fireplaces, full kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances, living areas big enough for entertaining and sleeping areas with plush new beds. Located just 1 mile from St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport, 11 miles to Tampa International Aiport, a ten minute drive from white sandy beaches, Tropicana Field and Bright House Field and within walking distance of Carillon Park –we are conveniently located for business or pleasure. Relax and unwind at this hotel with our fitness center, Sport Court® and pool for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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