My favorite place to stay when I visit St Pete, FL.
Location is superb; lots of nice restaurants on the same strip along with "higher-end" motels like Holiday Inn and Marriott. But half the price (I am an independent sales rep, so cost and value is important to me).
Of course, being an economy hotel one cannot expect all the luxuries compared to more lavish places, such as on-site restaurant/bar, gym, bell hops etc. While these are nice to have, when I travel on business or pleasure I seek (in order of priority): Security (I don't want to be robbed), clean sheets, clean restroom, clean room, a/c works, hot water for shower - everything else is a bonus (like hot coffee & continental breakfast, microwave and fridge in every room). Sure, there are some difficult-to-please travelers out there that complain about every nitty detail like the microwave doesn't work or "shady" characters hanging around***... but to me, this motel fulfills all my needs.
*** regarding "shady characters", first of all, one should not judge appearances. Secondly, let's be frank...some people are indeed "shady" and live by a different set of rules, like drug dealers. HOWEVER, drug dealers are actually the BEST people to be neighbors with in a budget hotel. This culture is low-key- they do not want to bring negative attention to themselves or have a hotel guest call the cops for any reason.
This because 1) it will hurt their business and 2) many of them have or have had arrest records/probation/warrants. So they really do not want to have cops to come sniffing around. So they insist that their "clients" and "guests" who show up for "business" are the same... quiet, no trouble, no screeching tires, no nothing. I should know... I do drug screening and I am VERY familiar with addiction and all everything associated with this sub-culture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes From Tampa International Airport with a Pool and SundeckLess than 15 miles from Tampa, Super 8 Clearwater / St. Pete. Airport hotel is an ideal home base to explore an array of outdoor adventures. Quick access to Highway 688 makes it easy to reach St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport in just minutes and exciting attractions, including Gulf coast beaches and Busch Gardens, are only a short drive away. Visit our Clearwater, FL, hotel near Tropicana Field and wake up each morning to free Super Start Continental breakfast. We offer free parking and we are close to shopping plazas, beaches, restaurants golf courses and corporate parks. Take advantage of handy amenities to ease your travels, including a microwave and refrigerator in each room, with several pet-friendly rooms available. Free Wi-Fi lets you go online from your room or use our business center. Recover after a long day with a swim in our seasonal heated outdoor pool. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our Clearwater, FL, hotel. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Dig your toes into white sand and soak up the sun at Clearwater Beach, just minutes from our Clearwater, FL, hotel. Shop, sight-see or just relax at St. Pete Pier, where you can explore an aquarium, charter a marine boat or stroll the boardwalk, just 11 miles away. Pier 60 offers nightly celebrations at sunset, complete with jugglers, magicians, musicians and artisans while Pinellas Trail is 35-mile paved route perfect for biking or skating. Get a dose of surrealism at Salvador Dali Museum or cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, just eight miles from our door. For thrilling rides and amusements, head to the ultimate theme park at Busch Gardens, only 20 miles away.DINING OPTIONS Mcdonalds and Panchero's Mexican Grill are right next door to our hotel in Clearwater Beach, FL. Dig into thick-cut chops and juicy prime steaks at Bascom's Restaurant or enjoy traditional family recipes at Little Greek Restaurant.BUSINESS AND EVENT FACILITIES We offer fax and print service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 St. Petersburg / Clearwater Int Airport Hotel Clearwater
- Super 8 Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport Florida
- Super Eight Clearwater
- Clearwater Super Eight
- Clearwater Super 8