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“Newly renovated, nice lobby, older rooms, could use better sound insulation” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater

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Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater
Ranked #30 of 95 Hotels in Clearwater
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Newly renovated, nice lobby, older rooms, could use better sound insulation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2009

Stayed here during a trip to St. Petes. Pleasant hotel, pleasant staff providing good service, rooms older but clean. Tennis and basketball courts are a nice bonus. Could use some better sound insulation as nearby airport is very loud as are the voices coming from the pool deck if you have a facing room.
Fitness center was under renovation, but they did offer entry to Bally's nearby.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2009

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. nice and clean and new looking hotel. Whirlpool is extremely hot . only one washer and neither the front desk or bar had quarters. Breakfast buffet is cold and coffee was horrid. Began drilling in adjoining room at 10 am without notice. when complaints are made , hotel takes no responsibility or offers any help to resolve them. lots of staff doing nothing. not a destination for a family ,designed for a business traveler. Also very close to the airport so you can hear the planes loud and clear.Fitness centre is out of commission.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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BobFalk, General Manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, 6 May 2009
Our service scores prove that we do not have poor service in our property. We are currently in the upper 35% of all Holiday Inns in North America....please try us again and we will not dissappoint you.

Bob Falk
General Manager
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2009

Got a good rate on Priceline. Everything was fine. They have mini refrigerators, at no extra charge if you ask. Room was fine, king bed, no smoking, clean, everything worked fine - TV, internet, bathroom stuff. Desk staff was friendly and efficient. Didn't eat there so can't comment on that. Convenient location.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2009

We liked it. Stayed 2 nights. Looks like it was recently renovated. Stayed in non smoking room on second floor over looking pool. It was very clean, but bathroom fan sounded like a jet engine and no fridge. No problem with wifi. Didnt eat in restaurant or drink in bar.
We booked by priceline and was very happy.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dade City
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2008

huge HUGE improvements...not a renovation....total redo, doesn't even look like the same place. The service here has always been phenomenal but WOW...great place to stay!!! I took a few months off from work travel but I know I will always stay at this hotel when I am in the Clearwater Area!!! Sales staff is great, GM is always friendly and greets me, front desk girls know me by name, housekeepers are friendly and great...love it!

  • Liked — free internet, airport shuttle, service and of course...renovations!
  • Disliked — no complaints...it's me home away from home
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Upstate,NY
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2008

It's not fair for the person before me to attack the hotel in such a terrible manner. The hotel needed renovations and that is exactly what they did. Some people are never happy...complain that it needs to be renovated and then ...complain when they make the changes.
I have stayed many times at this property and I will continue to stay here. The staff is exceptional!! They treat you like family and make every effort to make your stay enjoyable!! And now...fully renovated and beautiful!!!!
Great Hotel!!!

  • Liked — The Wonderful Staff and Beautiful Renovations!!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank businesstrvler
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Boston
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2008

I am a frequent traveler and have stayed at hundreds of hotels over the last decade. No question - this was one of the worst. Be very, very careful because they are running a scam through Priceline. When you book through Priceline, you have no idea that the hotel is undergoing MAJOR contruction.

If you drove by, you would in fact not even know it is a hotel. I walked in to what appeared to be the main entrance and it was a giant hulk of open construction filled with roaming workers. I was told "What are you doing here? You have to enter by the pool in the back".

There was no visible entry, so I went through some small gates by the pool. What I found totally shocked me. The 'front desk' was a card table set up next to the construction. The clerk didn't even know about Priceline and immediately tried to double charge me.

There is no parking whatsoever because the whole area is a construction zone. You run the very real risk of having your car towed if you park in the construction area. There is constant noise, dust, and odors. I am stunned that Priceline allows this hotel to book through them. I urge you to be very aware of this scam. I left the hotel after my first night even though I had PREPAID several days. Total, total nightmare.

  • Liked — Breathtakingly disgusting!
  • Disliked — Complete area is construction zone with no hotel ammenities whatsoever.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BobFalk, General manager at Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater, responded to this review, 6 May 2009
We were in the middle of a major renovation. All of the guest rooms and public aarea have
been updated and changed. We completely gutted and replaced everything within the hotel and the guest rooms.

There is no good time and no easy way to upgrade a property without bothering guests and we sincerely apologize for any problems that occur. All that is behind us now and we are one of, if not the best Holiday Inn in the area.. Please try us again.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater

Property: Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater
Address: 3535 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762-4212
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Clearwater
#11 Business Hotel in Clearwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North / Clearwater 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg North /Clearwater is conveniently located in the heart of the business district, and only minutes away from the Gulf beaches. You'll find comfort and impeccable service at one of the most convenient locations in Clearwater, FL. Contemporary hospitality and our courteous staff are eagerly awaiting your visit in our recently renovated hotel. Only 2 miles from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, and only 9 miles from Tampa International Airport, you'll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to do in Clearwater, FL. Holiday Inn St.Petersburg North / Clearwater is also within close proximity to major attractions such as Raymond James Stadium, St. Pete Times Forum, Ruth Eckerd Hall and Tropicana Field. Relax in your well-appointed guest room featuring stylish and modernized decor, and enjoy amenities that include free high-speed Internet access, 32 inch flat screen televisions, executive desk space, in-room movies, HBO and cable television. Play a great game on our lighted tennis and basketball courts, and afterwards feed your appetite for friendly service and savory culinary creations at Aviator's Sports Pub and Lounge. Enjoy a swim in our crystal-clear outdoor pool and spa, or re-energize in our 24-hour fitness center. Dollar Rent-a-Car is also available on-site for your transportation needs. ... more   less 
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