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“Average very low end hotel”
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Floridian Inn
Ranked #63 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The owners, Chester and Mary are very likable, helpful, and hard working and friendly, so people give the resort a higher rating than it deserves to help out the owners.

The room did not lock securely and the previous night a boy was murdered in the park next to the hotel.

You expect a run down room at this price point but it was not as clean as the other reviewers indicated. The room had a closed up smell that was slightly musty plus hair in the bathroom and dust all over.

The hotel is convienant to restaurants because it is right on a main road.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank spill_beans
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

My family lives in Clearwater, and over the years I'd probably driven or walked by the Floridian Inn hundreds of times without even thinking about it. My wife and I were about to drive down to visit everyone for Christmas when we learned that several family members had come down with stomach flu. We needed a place to stay close by, and chose the Floridian Inn based on its reviews.

First, a word about the owners, Mary and Chester: we arrived on short notice very late on Christmas Eve, and they left a room open for us without even asking for a credit card number. They gambled that we would be decent guests, and admitted us on the honor system - a very rare attitude nowadays. During our visit we saw them doing a lot of cleaning and maintenance around the Inn. They are clearly "hands on" managers, and care a lot about making guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Our room was very clean and spacious, with a couch, kitchenette, sink, microwave oven, dining table, and cooking utensils. The bed was a real bed, not just a box frame with a mattress that is so common today even in nicer hotels. There are also chairs outside your door so that you can relax outside. The bathroom fixtures were a bit retro (perhaps intentionally so?) but were very clean and in excellent repair. The Floridian Inn also has a convenient laundry room if needed.

My wife and I only had two minor complaints: first, the WiFi signal in our room was weak. We had to sit near the door to get a good connection. Second, the towels and washcloths were thin and rough. Mary and Chester were more than happy to give us extra towels on request, but we would have honestly preferred a couple of large, plush towels instead of several smaller thin ones. By contrast, the pillows and bedsheets were perfectly fine. You might want to consider bringing along some nicer towels of your own if you're planning an extended visit.

Despite those minor concerns, my wife and I were very satisfied with our visit, and would certainly not hesitate staying there again. The location is convenient, safe, and within walking distance of several restaurants. The Floridian Inn is not a fancy venue, but it is certainly a bargain for the price.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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7  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stay each year for about a week to 10 days and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Clearwater. The room price for extended stays is unbeatable. Location is great, about 5 minutes from the beach and blocks from shopping and resturants. The owners are unbelievable nice and will do whatever it takes to make you happy. When our family stays there Mary and Chester make us feel right at home and that's just the feeling you want while on vacation. The pool is exceptionally clean and kept along with the rest of the grounds which is great for the days on vacation when you just need some down time (especially with kids!) to relax. We will spend a vacation there every year we can.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Lorin P
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

I was searching for an inexpensive motel in Clearwater, and read the excellent reviews here on Trip Advisor. I went ahead and booked for a 2 week stay, and find that everyone was right.
It really IS a clean, comfortable and convenient place to stay. The owners - Chester and Mary - are very helpful and friendly, and can't do enough for you. 5 stars!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank thewave2000
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

This is a wonderful place for families! The rooms are clean and spacious. The pool is nice and big. The owners are friendly and very helpful!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank katherine p
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

For 2 weeks in March 2012 we stay at this motel, and it definitely ticked all the boxes.

The owners of this estabilishment, Chester and Mary were on the ball, keeping our unit clean and tidy on a daily basis, and they were available at all times.

We had a king size bed, sitting area and a small kitchenette which met all our needs. We were even able to entertain several of our friends to a "home cooked" meal, and extra chairs and table were provided.

There are laundry facilities on site at a very reasonable cost and the washer and drier complete their cycles quickly. There is also a social room where you could play cards etc., and of course the pool.

The internet was reliable and fast.

If you chose, you did not have to be lonely, as the regular guests came together in the evening to chat and have a drink outside.

There are several restaurants within walking distance, for breakfast we went to the Country Cafe, inexpensive but good food and the staff were very attentive.

We would highly recommend this clean, comfortable motel to anyone who wants to stay close to the beach (5 minutes away by car), and not have to pay an arm and a leg to do so!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Eluthra
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

This place is great for the money. My husband and I are budget travelers, and love to find Mom and Pop motels with charm and character, that are CLEAN. This one was all of those. The staff is most accomodating, and friendly. The room is large, and although somewhat dated, it had a couch, s table, a small kitchen area with a sink, dishes, a fridge, micro, toaster and coffee pot. The room was very clean, which is a big deal to me (my #1 criteria!). The location is great for the beaches and the airport, just a short drive down the main drag (Gulf to Bay Blvd) in either direction.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank gingergrif
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Additional Information about Floridian Inn

Address: 1630 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755-6420
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 98 Hotels in Clearwater
Price Range: £25 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Floridian Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Floridian Inn has been completely remodeled offering spacious and comfortable accommodations for our guests. The Floridian Inn is family owned and operated with the owners readily available to assist guests in making their visit to beautiful Clearwater Florida a memorable occasion. Please check in no later than 10pm on day of arrival. Please call Motel to arrange late check in. ... more   less 
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Floridian Inn Clearwater, Florida

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