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Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
Ranked #38 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Rooms were nice and clean. Beds were comfy. Location is very good. Right across the street from the beach and right where all the shops & restaurants are. The only downside I can think of is the wind when we were there. It was cool while we were there and the wind whipping across the bay was cold. We never used the pool because of this. However, if you walked across the street and to the beach, it was warm and no cold wind. The contrast was marked and it was hard to believe you were in the same area. Now it could have just been when we were there and the wind isn't usually like that. And if it was warmer, the wind would have been welcome. It was not a deal breaker for me but others were disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Pros:
- location location location: close to bridge to Clearwater Beach, right on bayside, across street from beach pier
- reasonably priced
- friendly accommodating staff
- for small location, good selection of continental breakfast options to get you started on your day

Cons:
- motel is showing signs of its age
- front desk closes at ~11pm
- TripAdvisor rating is deceiving, eg not #2 hotel in Clearwater, pictures show more of the surrounding area then the motel itself

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5  Thank RunningArrow
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Cozy, relaxed, reasonably priced, and super convenient! I almost hesitate to review it because I don't want the secret to get out! Staff was extremely helpful. Rooms were updated and very clean. I'll definitely stay here again when back in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank TallyTraveler100
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This small vacation rental is more than just a hotel. We stayed in a small efficiency room that had everything we needed. Had a great view of the marina and the beach is right across the street. Perfect location . We walked everywhere we needed to go. Had our car, but if you don't plan to have a vehicle it is not an issue here. The rooms are very clean and I am very fussy. They are not fancy but are very comfortable. Get outdoor space where you can eat outside and lots of seating around the pool. Felt like we had lots of room because of all the spots outside to enjoy. There are grills but they are charcoal and not propane. Lots of parking in an area where parking could be an issue. Wi-fi worked well consistently. Coin laundry with new machines, very clean and reasonably priced. And the staff.....can't say enough good things. They are prepared to go the extra mile to make you feel at home. Very helpful. This complex is certainly not new but is very well maintained and very clean. Met many people who return there every year and all comment that it is consistently well kept. Can you tell...we were very pleased. Stayed for 10 days and didn't want to leave. Prepared very basic meals in our room and had everything we needed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Mickey L
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed every single thing about this resort/hotel in Clearwater., The staff was extremely helpful and kind. They helped us with figuring out how to get around town....use the "Free Taxi" service and tip the driver, they will take you anywhere. They also printed out our boarding pass and helped us with deciding where to eat.
The room itself was cozy, comfy and extremely clean. The beds were very comfortable. There is a really nice pool and the grounds are immaculately kept and a joy to relax in. There are lounge chairs near the bay to relax on and watch all the water activities, boats coming and going, birds just hanging out and people watching, It is quiet.
I can't say enough about how clean the entire resort is. Everyone we met was so very pleasant. This was our first trip to Florida and we will definitely return to the Sea Captain. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We had room 26, very private, like our own little apartment. Suites look nice and roomy for a fami...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank TravelgalMissouri
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

As we were leaving yesterday, one thought popped into my mind. When I come back to Clearwater, I'm only coming here. What a cozy, relaxed place. More like staying with family. Not 5 star, but no where near a dump. If you go for spring training make sure you go see George. He'll be at the table on the second floor drinking whiskey and telling stories in his Scottish brogue. Seemed like everyone staying there comes back year after year. That's saying something. They have regular hotel rooms, suites, efficiencies. Room for all tastes. Very Clean, very nice staff. No nickel and dime BS(IE, one of the few places with free parking for guest) . I would love to give this place 10 stars, but it only goes to 5. The second floor has a nice view of the marina/harbor. I would suggest staying on the second floor for the view alone. If you can't get the second floor, they have tables and chairs for anyone's use. They seemed to be community greeting areas for the guest. It' s located within walking distance of many bars/restaurants. The only time we used the car was to go to the baseball stadium and Aquarium. In hindsight, we could have walked to the aquarium and it is a very scenic walk along the bay side. There is a "Jolly" trolly that goes around to different points if you don't want to walk and Sea Captain is on the loop, so it's like door to door. I can't say enough good stuff about this resort. I'm thinking of booking next years room now so we know we're in.

Room Tip: We had room 25. Efficiency. view of the harbor thru the windows. This was down the hallway away f...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

The Sea Captain Resort on the Bay is an outstanding, well-run hotel with a caring staff. First rate clean room and bathroom. We were there last year and doubled our time there this year. Property right on Clearwater Bay, many deck chaises - fun to watch the pelicans, cormorants, gulls, turtles, and fish. Centrally located, short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants, easy to find and ample parking very close to room. truly quiet at night, considering Resort was fully occupied.
We'll be there again next year!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ellen R
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Additional Information about Sea Captain Resort on the Bay

Address: 40 Devon Dr, Clearwater, FL 33767-2436
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Clearwater
#14 Romantic Hotel in Clearwater
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range: £91 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Captain Resort on the Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Official Resort Partner of Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter the Dolphin! Small resort located on the bay overlooking the harbor and Clearwater Marina, the Sea Captain Resort is only 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico public beaches, Pier 60, and in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Resort features boat slips, fishing dock, grills, heated pool, hot tub, bicycles, shuffleboard, and free wi-fi. One-bedroom suites, efficiencies, and motel rooms available, with complimentary continental breakfast on the weekends; coffee and fresh Florida orange juice daily. One of Winter the Dolphin's favorite places to stay! ... more   less 
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