We booked thus hotel as a package deal and upon our arrival was a little shocked by our first impressions of the slightly dowdy reception and communal areas. This was soon rectified by the rooms to which they met and beat our expectation. For the money, it was fabulous. The beds were comfortable and big; the bathroom was clean and tidy (much better than you find in Disney hotels!); the amenities were great...Huge tv, good size fridge, microwave, great size chest of drawers and a reasonable size wardrobe. We found we had a partial seaview even though we never paid for it and were delighted with this. We were on the East side on the building, so away from the current building works on the new building to the west.
The swimming pool was better than the photos show and the view was lovely. You have a beach bar next to the pool that serves bar food. The beach was so pretty and private, note that a sun bed is $10 a day to rent, parasol $10 a day or 2 beds and a parasol for $20 and is run by the beach bar. Beach towels are provided by the hotel. Car parking is $10+ tax per day. Located by the main entrance is the Ihop....if you can overlook the dated decor, the staff are great and the food matches that!
As for getting around, directly outside the hotel is the Jolley Trolley bus stop and for $4.50 a day you can jump on and off at your leisure, which goes all the way to St.Petes beach or St Petersburg and back up and around Clearwater (red is the local Clearwater bus, Green/Blue is the St.Petes etc.) Approx 30minutes by bus is John's Pass which is a boardwalk style shopping and restaurant location. Also recommend a visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and to visit Winter and Hope the dolphins...again accessible via Jolley Trolley just over the road from the Quality Hotel.
As you may now understand, this hotel is a great budget find and well located...a little treasure.
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Hotel Clearwater
- Quality Inn Clearwater
- Quality Hotel Beach
- Quality Hotel On The Beach Clearwater, Florida