hotels with a view in Palm Harbor, FL

1. Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 900 wooded acres, this upscale golf resort is 5 miles from the beach of Fred Howard Park and 9 miles from Honeymoon Island State Park.Elegant rooms feature flat-screens and Wi-Fi, as well as views of the golf course or gardens. Suites add balconies or patios, and kitchenettes or kitchens.There are 4 18-hole golf courses, as well as a 9-hole course. Other amenities include a freshwater lake, 11 tennis courts and 6 pools, some with sand beaches and slides. A spa includes a fitness center. There are 6 dining options, including a polished steakhouse, a classic pub, and a breezy bar offering open-air dining and big-screen sports.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to the Innisbrook Copperhead Course
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the polished restaurant
  • Guests liked “golf courses”, mentioned 160 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Francis S

Great resort for a family with kids although the rooms are a little on the older side All the people are very friendly and professional You’ve got tennis, golf, and several small pools with an overall relaxing environment

There’s a driving range next to the main clubhouse by the South course We played South, Island and Copperhead courses – and the club services team moves your equipment around to each course ahead of time Super efficient!

Ursula Cunningham

This place was spectacular!!! I didn’t get to enjoy the 6 pools, nor golfing but we will be going back in October The room was very nice, it was like home away from home We had a kitchen, living area, nice room and the bathroom was very nice as well

Going back to the kitchen, it had all the appliances and dishware needed to cook I thank God for my husband, for picking out a wonderful place for the second part of our vacation! ❤️❤️❤️

D.R. O’Hara

I loved the condo I stayed in Great WI-FI, beautiful property As an Airbnb renter, I feel like there is no respect shown to visitors who spend thousands over their stay

I felt like a prisoner in my very expensive rental Innisbrook would benefit from issuing a pool pass for guests, especially those who spend over $100 at a restaurant built right next to the pool Perhaps a lower membership package, temporary, allows pool(s) or pool Honestly you are accosted if you go in the pool as a renter and are forced to exit It is scary I spent 8 days inside taking occasional walks and ordering in I came to watch golf and go in the pool, considering there are several Are no pools for guests? ugh Sorry I feel like I wasted money that could have been avoided had management addressed the concerns of several guests who posted prior I am not spending thousands of dollars to take a dip It is ludicrous

2. The Blue Moon Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 2920 US-19 ALT, Dunedin, FL 34698
  • Phone: (727) 784-3719
  • Ratings: 4.6 (78 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Blue Moon Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Informal suites with private patios & kitchenettes, plus an outdoor pool & social activities.

About this hotel

An 8-minute walk from both the Gulf of Mexico and hiking/biking on the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, this casual, all-suite hotel is also 3.4 miles from Honeymoon Island State Park.The 8 airy suites have private patios, kitchenettes and pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, a basketball court and a children’s playground. A clubhouse offers social activities including bingo, karaoke and movie nights. There’s also a fitness center that offers classes.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Honeymoon Island State Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Andrew B.

This is a really nice place for the price The rooms are very large (like a tiny apartment) and have really nice features such as Microwave, fridge/freezer, cups, silverware, and plates 2 full size beds, couch and dining room table

3 sinks total! Free 2 pretzel snacks and 2 little chocolate was in the kitchen area for newcomers which was quite niceThe bathroom is also very spaciousThe beds are quite comfortable, not hard like many other places They have a slight bounce to themService is pretty good although only available in the morning between 7-10am So if you need anything it needs to be requested during those timesThe main entrance area has a pool table, books and board games to check outIt also had a lot of nice outside activities, pool, pickleball, and shuffleboard, Cornhole etcReally think if you’re in the area you should definitely give this place a shot!

Lourdes Rodriguez

This is a great place to stay I booked 2 rooms The rooms are clean, no bugs, no bedbugs, no carpet so, no bad smell either

The facilities are great, they are pet friendly and even have a doggy park You have a pool and other amenities that are well kept The office administration was great, super friendly and understanding, always going above and beyond to make your one our stay even better Super closed to shops and restaurants and only minutes away from Honeymoon Island I am definitely coming back with my family and I recommend 100%!!!!Thank you for a great stay!

Cindie Dayhoff

Our room was quite spacious and clean; continental breakfast was better than expected; room had a great back porch to allow us to watch people swimming, playing shuffleboard and tennis; the vaulted ceilings were wonderful and the staff was very pleasant Highly recommend and hope to have the opportunity to stay here again in the future Very relaxing

3. Hampton Inn Dunedin (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 2641 Michael Pl, Dunedin, FL 34698
  • Phone: (727) 733-1400
  • Ratings: 4.6 (451 reviews) Excellent Eco-certified
  • Website : Hampton Inn Dunedin
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back hotel offering simply furnished rooms, some with balconies, plus an outdoor pool & a gym.

About this hotel

Adjacent to stores and eateries within an open-air mall, this unfussy hotel is 3 miles from US-19 and 2 miles from Honeymoon Island State Park, offering a beach set along the Gulf of Mexico.Straightforward rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Some add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded rooms feature balconies.Free perks include parking, a hot breakfast buffet, and all-day tea and coffee. There’s also a convenience store, a fitness room, and an outdoor pool with a sundeck and a seating area.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to Honeymoon Island State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 14 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 23 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Jamie W

This hotel was very clean and inviting The rooms were spotless and the common grounds were clean and welcoming The breakfast offered plenty of options for a complimentary breakfast and the staff was very nice

The front desk staff was willing to answer questions and always smiling and the breakfast staff was also very welcoming and had great attitudes and made kind conversationThe hotel was in a great location to easily access downtown Dunedin and we made it to Clearwater in 20-30 minutes I would definitely recommend this hotel if you would like a clean, friendly and affordable place to stay in the area

4. Chart House Suites on Clearwater Bay (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Clearwater Bay, this casual hotel is a mile from Pier 60, a fishing pier with live music and attractions, and 2 miles from Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Straightforward rooms feature TVs, free Wi-Fi and balconies with ocean views, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchens and separate living rooms with sofas, while a penthouse suite includes a whirlpool tub, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a shuffleboard court, a coin-operated laundry and a private marina. Free parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 10 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the balconies
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Danielle Robinson

This hotel made my recent trip to Clearwater the best experience ever! Very quiet and tucked away with breathtaking views of the bay! The room was immaculate and it smelled great There was a toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and fridge available and they were all clean and in working order Sam at the front desk is an absolute sweetheart! I’ve already booked for a week in August and am very excited about returning!

Vivian Olsen

Everything was excellent

the manager, Sam, was helpful, always pleasant and accommodating The rooms were spotless and the suite we had was huge with everything we needed and an amazing balcony overlooking the marina The location was great, away from the main drag but close enough to walk to the beach restaurants and attractionsDefinitely 5stars all the way around and we will be back! Thanks Sam for making our stay so pleasant!!

John Rasmussen

Sam is wonderful She is so attentive and friendly Really makes you feel welcome

We’ll give her 10 stars! On the southern tip of Clearwater Beach, Chart House offers a quiet Mecca out from the busy downtown area, yet close enough to walk to Rooms are clean and comfortable Sit by the bay and watch the boats or on the extra large balconies and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere We are definitely going backJohn and Mary Ann

5. Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-minute drive from Clearwater Beach, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 3.3 miles from Downtown Clearwater.Casual suites sleep 4 or 6 and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and full kitchens, plus separate living areas, pull-out couches and private balconies. Upgraded suites offer pool views and/or additional bathrooms.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool with a waterfall, free parking, a business center and laundry facilities (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes but some complained about the beds
  • 2 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 97 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Ashley Persijn

We stayed here for a week and we enjoyed it The pool is nice, the hotel and spot it’s in is a little walk from restaurants and beach which is nice because it’s not to loud or crazy when you are relaxing in your room The kitchen was nice and it came stocked with dishes

The only complaint I have is they canceled our reservation due to an issue with my card but never told us We travel all the way from NYC and were exhausted, they were unable to give us the room we originally booked but did give us a small refund and gave us a different room I would have liked to have better communication with my reservation Other than that the staff was great and very accommodating, I will most likely stay here again

Koda Rose

Upon arrival it was a bit confusing to find the main entrance or lobby Check in was quick and simple I would suggest that the guest be given info on where the ice machine and laundry are located

The room size was perfect and allowed separation of adult and child spaces I had 2 teens and it would have made for miserable vacation if we had stayed in a regular hotel room The pool and outdoor area are nice, but we did have to ask for the pool to be cleaned though due to debris and lots of sand in the pool With a few updates and someone to attend to the pool area daily (vacuum, blow the sand off the cushions and clean up a little) they could have an amazing outdoor space Overall our stay was good and we would definitely stay here again If you decide to stay at Coconut Cove you MUST eat at the Italian restaurant next door!!

Korea Scott

Reasonably priced Room was nice and clean Fully equipped kitchen

Great location Only 6 minute walk to beach, restaurants and entertainment Locate trolly was right outside the front door WiFi was very slow and there are no elevators as I had my elderly parents with me and we had to walk 4 flights of stairs at a time Staff was kind Only complaint was construction of a nearby hotel blocked view Will definitely come back again

6. Five Palms

  • Address: 673 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Phone: (727) 443-5272
  • Ratings: 4.7 (80 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Five Palms
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bright units in a casual condo hotel featuring a fishing dock, an outdoor pool & BBQ facilities.

About this hotel

Along the Intracoastal Waterway, this relaxed condo hotel is a 4-minute walk from Clearwater Beach, a mile from Route 60 and 2 miles from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Featuring pool or waterfront views, the bright condos have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchens, and living areas with sofabeds. Upgraded units provide separate living rooms, and/or balconies or patios.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and loaner bikes, in addition to a fishing dock, BBQ grills and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers
  • 7 min drive to Caladesi Island
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 23 times
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah D

I could write a full paper on how much I adore this quaint place we (family of 7) called home for 4 day We stayed in the bigger suit room 105 and it had 2 bedrooms: one with 2 queen beds and the other room had a king sized bed There are 2 couch sleepers down stairs, which this place could easily accommodate 10 people

There are 3 porches One one the water, one balcony upstairs overlooking the water and lower porch, and a front porch that has a view if the pool, of you have little that need to be watched We can via train and didn’t bring beach items like chairs, umbrellas, ect They have a selection of chairs, umbrellas, wagons, toys, at a first come first served basis and best of all, it’s free Terrie (I believe her name was) is a doll She took suck good care of us Our train didn’t leave until 5:20pm, check out was 10am She let us use the pool hang out until we left for the train The best part of this gem is the Jolley trolly stop is right in front of the place You pay $5 a day and it makes stops allllll over Clearwater and will take you practically every where, aquarium pier 60 and all You can avoid the crowds but still get to the “main strip” with into a 10 min walk (it’s quite the stroll to do wvery day with 4 kids under 10) or hop on trolley ride Kids 8 and under are free to ride!!! Sonwe paid $20 to ride infinitely all day So worth the investment The convenience of the trolly and being away from the crowds makes this hidden gem a perfect vacation spot for families especially those with kids I highly recommend this place and i am kind of relictant to leave a review because I selfishly want it to remain hidden The home like feel draws you in It is very clean and they have all the amenities you need with a full kitchen, laundry, and 3 bathroomsyou read that right, THREE FULL BATHROOMS! My kids and mother in law could all take showers at one time and there was no waiting for eachother to get out We were able to wash our clothes before leaving and that was nice not to have to worry about laundry when we got home Over all the place exceedes my expectation I rarely leave reviews and this place deserved every second of my time taken to write this

jill piecha

This property is a vacation rental That being said if you’ve never used a vacation rental before know that you are started with the basic paper towels, toilet paper but then you need to go shopping! I recommend insta cart as you may not even have a bottle of water in hand and we chose Publix as they were quick delivery, and good selection online The staff here is very helpful with everything from checking in, shopping, site seeing, things to do, etc

This property is ONLY a 3 block walk to the beautiful clearwater beach ! ENJOY

7. Candlewood Suites Safety Harbor – Clearwater NE, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by shops and eateries, this casual all-suite hotel is 2 miles from Philippe Park and 12 miles from Clearwater Beach. Highway 19 is a mile away.Unpretentious suites offer Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus kitchenettes. Upgraded suites add balconies and/or separate living areas.Amenities include an exercise room, a heated outdoor pool and a coin-operated laundry, as well as a business center and a BBQ area. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • 7 min drive to Philippe Park
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Gary Chiusano

Jake at the front desk is a great asset to your organization My wife and I checked in at about 6:00 pm on a Thursday with at least three other guests ahead of us on line and at least 2 phone lines ringing Jake handled everything and everyone professionally and courteously

The room was fine although the shade on the door to the balcony needs repair

Robert Cosme – Blood Hound

Kay the manager of the Candlewood Suites has been phenomenal! Excellent customer service and superb hospitality excellence is the bare minimum to describe my experience Thank you Kay, for your hospitality Professional and friendly

I give this hotel 5 stars for the staff alone The rooms are clean and modern I highly recommend this place

Robh693 H

Nice, clean hotel Up to date amenities, very large room with kitchenette Hotel is in a beautiful neighborhood and there are 2 very good restaurants in the same plaza

The only thing we didn’t care for was the very soft bed which left us both with sore lower backs, you actually have to struggle to get out of the bed There is no breakfast offered but there is a very good diner in the same plaza

8. Opal Sands Resort (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Phone: (727) 450-0380
  • Ratings: 4.6 (3430 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Opal Sands Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Sleek rooms & suites in a modern property offering a walk-in pool, a spa & chic dining.

About this hotel

Set next to Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this upscale, modern hotel is less than a mile from the shops and restaurants at Pier 60, and 2 miles from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Featuring balconies with gulf views, the polished rooms offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas, and suites have separate living rooms with kitchenettes and dining space.Amenities include a walk-in pool with bar service and gulf views, plus beach cabana rentals. There’s also a chic Italian restaurant, a beachfront cocktail bar and a cafe, along with a luxe spa and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are large
  • Guests praised the updated rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the chic restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Tiki bar” 24 times
  • Guests praised the lobby but some complained about the grounds

Feedback From Real Customers

Count Dracula

Opal Sands Resort is a nice hotel with a great view Most of the staff is friendly and willing to do whatever they can to please, but I felt the front desk employee who checked us in didn’t provide a warm welcome Each day we walked by the front desk would ignore us unless we directly approached them

Many avoided eye contact which I felt was odd? A smile goes a long way I do wish there was an adult only pool here as one day the pool was shut down twice for an hour within a few hours because of a kid having an accident in the pool They could also be better about keeping non-guests out of the pool area but I’m sure that’s a challenge they face daily I like that they have cold bottled water available but the snacks and daily fresh cookies (that weren’t there) are a let down for such an expensive hotel Drinks are on the more expensive side but poolside service is good Food at the hotel is okay Room was nice and quiet, beautiful views, comfy beds There is definitely room for improvement here with guest experience, but because of the view and location I would probably return

Nell W

This resort is beautiful! The beds were comfortable and the pillows were so fluffy! The room was beautifully decorated and the view was breathtaking! We ordered room service and it was wonderful! The staff was so cheerful and friendly! The food was always delicious! The hotel is walking distance to so many fun things and wonderful food! Highly recommend!

Joey P

I highly recommend opal sands if you’re looking to stay in west Florida! Unlimited complimentary water bottles plus free muffins and fresh fruit in the morning and free cookies in the afternoon! the staff was very helpful the whole time Levi on security was so nice to us He made us feel very at home there

Every room at this resort has a beautiful view of the gulf and the beach too which is great!Had a great stay here and would recommend to anybody coming to the area!

9. Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Clearwater Bay and harbor, this low-rise hotel is a 3-minute walk from Clearwater Beach and 12 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.Casual rooms and studios with bright accents feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges; some offer balconies with water views. Studios have kitchenettes and bar-style dining areas.Amenities include breakfast, a heated pool, a fitness center and a rooftop bar with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Guest parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 17 times
  • Guests liked the water views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the rooftop bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sherryl Santos

We had a nice room with a beautiful view of the Bay The rooms were clean and had firm beds (if you like that), the location was great, and it’s just across the street from the beach There are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops you can walk to only minutes away

There’s even a restaurant upstairs which I didn’t get to take advantage of, but I heard it was great Also, the front desk staff were friendlyThings I didn’t like:It took a while for us to get into the parking garage, because of the amount of traffic there was the afternoon that we arrived Once we got to hotel, the parking was a breeze Their check-in lobby was a little small In order to get to the lobby you need to take the elevators a few floors up from the ground floor The hallway carpet on the way to our room was a little warped It might be due for a replacement Other than the above mentioned, everything was greatI would recommend staying here, at least 2 nights

Paul Jordan

So we just checked in a couple hours ago and will be here until Tuesday so I will update this review but… the young woman who checked us in was awesome

Help us with extra towels, explained the services, and was a great first impression The room is amazing Corner room with a big balcony looking right at Pier 60, and three side windows facing the beach also Very big room, very clean and bathroom/shower very clean One drawback so far is water pressure but good hot water Went up to the rooftop bar and had a Gin and Tonic and it was very lively with great view of the beach I will update but for now this is looking good

Chris Hajek

Hotel is in a fantastic location! Just across the street from the beach Staff at check-in was extremely helpful in fixing an issue with the booking site we used Warm breakfast was surprisingly good

Room is a little out dated but not enough to distract from the other great qualities of this hotel We even were able to watch the pier fireworks from our bedroom window

10. Palm Pavilion Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A block from the beach, this relaxed, art deco-style hotel is a 6-minute drive from Caladesi Island State Park and 1.6 miles from Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Down-to-earth rooms, studios and apartments offer minifridges and flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels. Beach-view studios add kitchenettes. Apartments feature full kitchens and pull-out sofas.Free coffee is offered each morning in the lobby. There’s also a heated pool, a sundeck and a beach shop, plus a beachside grill and bar featuring live entertainment.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 6 min drive to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 19 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Olena Sverlyk

Great little motel on the beach Two minutes away from the ocean Rooms are not too big, but clean and cozy

Staff is nice and friendly Free coffee in the morning (they knew i wanted decaf, and were making one every morning specifically for me, which was nice) They also have a clean and heated pool, and a roof where you can get some tan and a view Definitely a good place to stay👍

nancy stella

This was the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at in Clearwater Beach It was so clean The staff was accommodating and very friendly

They have free WiFi It’s just steps away from the beautiful Clearwater beach There are really nice restaurants right in the parking lot Parking and towels were free and the rental beach chairs were the cheapest around They have a really nice sunset balcony and a clean pool There are 3 floors but no elevator but you just take your suitcase up once and done I couldn’t have stayed in a better place

Jerry Thomas

5 stars all the way! We had a second floor room and had a spectacular view of the gulf The service was exceptional from the front desk clerks to the housekeeping staff even the parking lot attendant Perfectly located just past the crowded and loud shop/restaurant district

The beach is literally steps from the hotel and the on site restaurant is directly on the beach You can’t beat the sunset views But I think the best thing was the live music stopped exactly at 9:30pm each night so you can enjoy a quiet evening Will definitely return!!

11. Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Offering 10 acres of private beach, this refined oceanfront hotel is a 2-minute walk from Clearwater Marina and a mile from Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Airy rooms feature minifridges, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Some rooms have private balconies with harbor views. Suites add sitting areas and microwaves. Room service is available.Amenities include a gym and 2 outdoor pools, plus a relaxed restaurant, a poolside bar and grill, and a tiki bar. There’s also a kids’ club, a business center and over 40,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests liked the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “Tiki bar” 74 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Arti Patel

I had my wedding at the Hilton on the beach last month The staff was nice and easy to work with when setting up the venue and date The overall stay and experience wasn’t what we had expected with the price we paid

The rooms were mediocre, beds weren’t too comfortable, not any COVID protocols in place Many of guest had similar complaints about the rooms During the morning of the wedding, they had provided us with bridal and groom room however the coffee they were going to provide was brought after we were all ready and left for the wedding Regarding valet there were some issues as they tried to make our guest pay the full price but luckily our wedding planner was able to speak to the staff and get it sorted The day of the wedding the service was okay with the servers as they didn’t seem too friendly or nice towards the guest as our guest told me and my family after the event For the price we paid for the venue it wasn’t as special as I had expected The outdoor venue was great- right on the beach and they had the chairs set up on time The view to the beach was great and lunch area was set up nicely – they had provided us with linens

Gus Papadopoulos

Ok ask for things that should have been included but did not get them Like an extra pillow Towels for 2 peopleI got 2 bath towels for 2 days! Asked for early check in and it was an hour late

As a guest I wanted to take a photo of the beach Went on to the upper patio where I was go to have a 3800 breakfast and the lady asked me to leave That area is only for guests They when I explained I was , I was told to sit down I did not stay she did not make me feel comfortable I did tell the waitress who was sweet however I just left The banquet food was outstanding Chicken moist, beef tender and even the lunch on the beach was lovely One thing I noticed was a young lady asked the kitchen to hold her food she was giving a speech The kitchen did not hold her food and she did not get a meal That was very upsetting I felt bad You never let anyone go hungry Give them something That should not have happened The room was clean and the parking attendants were nice Servers at the luncheon were kind and helpful Bar tenders were nice I asked for a specific beverage the mixer to that beverage was off Tasted weird Common areas appeared clean

Brian Klukososki

Great location but dated You have a great pool and you are on the beach You can easily walk to the pier or any of the shops and restaurants

The main areas are nice Almost all rooms have balconies which is great Even though rooms seemed to get upgrades it still feels older Noisy toilet, AC that can’t keep up with the heat and beds that you sink off and aren’t firm Our closet was musty probably from wet items put on the carpet inside

12. Shephard’s Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located 13 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, this 6-level beachfront hotel is 1 mile from the sunset festivities of Pier 60.Colorful rooms, many with private balconies and gulf views, feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, in-room safes and coffeemakers; some also have kitchenettes. Suites add separate living and/or dining areas.Amenities include free entry to the on-site nightclub, a tiki bar with live music, 3 restaurants and a 7,000-square-foot pool area. Rentals for a variety of water sports, including parasailing, can be directly accessed from the resort. A daily resort fee applies. Parking is included.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests liked the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “Tiki bar” 93 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Shawn H.

Loved this place! The rooms are nice, large, clean, and recently updated The pool is great with plenty of space and seating, plus it is surrounded by 3 bars – bonus! Food and drinks at the bars & restaurants are priced right They have an awesome beach front stage that plays live music from 3pm to 12am Sun – Thurs

Music goes until 2am on Fri & Sat The staff is super friendly and accommodating The private beach is small, but beautiful, private and not crowded They promote and partner with a car service called Free Rides USA where the drivers work for tips – we found this to be super awesome and helpful to get around town quickly and affordable!! 5 stars all the way around!

Abbie Marie

I can’t say enough great things about Shephard’s Beach Resort!! From the moment my daughter and I pulled up we were greeted with a smile from the valet gentlemen, and the front desk Our room was amazing Beds are very comfortable, huge shower, and an amazing balcony

The sunsets are absolutely stunning! The pool is very nice and from there you can walk right out onto the beach We watched boats go in and out, had fabulous drinks and absolutely amazing food I can’t thank Shephard’s Beach Resort for making my daughter and I first time seeing the ocean the most amazing experience ever My husband and I plan to go back in November for our anniversary

Payeng Lo

This hotel looks older from the outside but the interior was updated and the rooms were cleanAmenities: There are a couple restaurants on-site, a small convenient store where you could pick-up little things you may need or have forgotten, snacks, beverages & they also offer great coffee and espresso drinks A long with a tequila bar, there are also 3 other bars

Free, nightly live entertainment & a night club that’s open Friday & Saturday nights Pool area has private cabana’s you can rent for the day and the beach offers beach chairs & umbrellas you can rent at a discounted rate if you are a guess at the hotelLocation: This hotel is situated on a perfect beachfront that’s both family or adult friendly There is a gas station across the street where you can stock up on alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks and snacks There are also plenty of nice restaurants within walking distanceTips: If you aren’t fond of loud music, request for rooms that faces the city not the ocean as there is nightly live entertainment We didn’t mind the music The island is really too small to drive The streets are busy not only with pedestrian but with cars and you literally could walk everywhere so don’t rent a car unless you plan on traveling away from the islandOverall, the service, amenities and the hotel was great! We will return!!

13. The Avalon Club Hotel

  • Address: 24 Avalon St, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Phone: (800) 636-2080
  • Ratings: 4.6 (52 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Avalon Club Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Understated suites with kitchens in a laid-back hotel featuring a cafe, a gym & a rooftop pool.

About this hotel

A minute’s walk from Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this relaxed all-suite hotel is a mile from Pier 60 and 2 miles from Clearwater Marine Aquarium. St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is 13 miles away.Ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, the streamlined suites feature kitchens, living and dining areas, and pull-out sofas, as well as washer/dryers, Wi-Fi and smart TVs. All have balconies, and some offer gulf or bay views.A rooftop deck features a pool, a cocktail bar and gulf views. Other amenities include a bi-level coffee lounge and a fitness center, plus loaner beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests liked the beach, mentioned 25 times in reviews
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Lucy Lopes

We spent a night with some international guests at the Avalon Club Hotel We were greeted with a professional and very friendly staff member at check in and that process was smooth and efficient As we made our way to our room, we noticed the hotel was spotless and even the aroma in the lobby, elevator and hallways was very pleasant

Upon entering our very spacious 3 bedroom condo, we were so pleased with the upscale furnishings, finishes and the large patio The Kitchen is well equipped and has everything you’ll need You’ll also have access to sturdy high quality beach chairs and umbrellas to take with you on the beach which is within steps from the hotel Everything about this hotel was exceptional and I look forward to my next time when I will make it a longer stay!

Harleen Kaur

Amazing for a family trip! Everyone had their own rooms and a laundry right in the suite! It’s a better alternative to airbnb The staff was so helpful and kind We loved interacting with them every day! The rooftop bar has a daily sunset toast which is great and fun to meet others in the building

The place was very clean and we have no complaints The room we picked did not have a good view but we made that decision to get a larger room We can’t wait to return!! Every single staff member, especially the front desk was so sweet and helpful The kitchen had every possible dish/utensil we could need and the TV in each room was nice The beach is right next to the building and a park right in front for kids/dogs!

Cathy Lavigne

We will definitely be back! Cannot say enough good things about this hotel Modern, incredible location to town & beach, walk to everything, the views from all the rooms fantastic We faced the marina area and there was a roof top band playing one night

Just so much fun Amazing staff: Karen & Felicia stand out as making our family’s trip amazing, but all the staff were friendly and helpful Just loved it there in every way

14. Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the St. Joseph sound, this premium hotel with exterior corridors is 6 miles from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and 8 miles from the beaches of Caladesi Island State Park.Bright rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges and microwaves, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some have sound views and/or balconies, while suites add separate living rooms, pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs.Parking and hot breakfast are complimentary. Dining options include an open-air cafe, an upscale waterfront restaurant and a low-key bar. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, in addition to electric charging stations.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • 8 min walk to Dunedin Downtown Market
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 49 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • The fitness center has free weights and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Kyle Brasure (Jen)

We were so pleased by this hotel and the location Our room was very spacious and had the best screened-in porch on the second floor, looking towards the marina Room service was a little confusing, as we weren’t expecting them until the 3rd day, but they came the first two days and then no more until checkout

This was not a big deal at all for us as we were able to easily leave our dirty towels and trash outside of our door and request fresh towels as needed All of the hotel staff from front desk, to housekeeping, to breakfast attendant were all very accommodating Free breakfast was a plus for us and it was decent We enjoyed the pool a couple of days as well The location to downtown Dunedin is the icing on the cake for me Walking distance to so many restaurants and shops There is also a park with playground for children right next door And a pier next to the marina that is such a nice spot to sit in the mornings or to watch the sunset We were lucky enough one morning to be able to watch dolphins Would definitely stay here if we are fortunate enough to visit this area again!

Ian Hawkesworth

Amazing stay here!!! Cathy at the front desk was so helpful, funny and sweet! We ended up talking for 15 minutes at check in Our room was beautiful, spacious, comfy, nice showers and a private balcony Perfect location as well

Pool area was great and placed to get the most out of the sun Breakfast was also enjoyable and they have a proper coffee machine serving various options Highly recommend staying here On top of all this -Breathtaking sunsets every night

Rick Roach

Surprisingly not your average Best Western Awesome view looking over the water, 2 seafood restaurants and the yacht club Inground pool is clean

Our room was huge Even with the hot tub and king-size bed, plenty room for a romantic dance Free breakfast was sad Powdered scramble eggs, greasy bacon No sausage Regular coffee dispenser was not working so they had decaf coffee We were discussing that having fresh brewed coffee available would solve the issue

15. Holy Crêpe! (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 505 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Phone: (727) 281-3131
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1378 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Holy Crêpe!
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual hotel near the Gulf of Mexico, offering restaurants, a rooftop bar & an infinity pool.

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from the closest beach, this relaxed hotel on the Gulf of Mexico is 2 miles from Clearwater Marine Aquarium and 13 miles from St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport.Functional rooms and suites come with Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Keurig coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and minifridges. All have balconies or patios; some offer Gulf views or direct pool access.A breakfast buffet is offered. Other amenities include 2 restaurants, a rooftop bar, a gym and 2 outdoor pools (1 an infinity pool).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 4 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Infinity pool” 53 times
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests liked the rooftop bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian Griffin

Very nice hotel and stay Nice views if you get gulf or pool front Service was great

Only issue was breakfast We paid over $1000 for 2 nights and they charge for breakfast Not only do they charge but the breakfast is very poor!!! No bacon no sausage no biscuits no eggs Just instant pancakes cereal and fruit If you want a good breakfast, you have to walk over to the next hotel Also got disappointed by the edge restaurant on the roof Says they close at 12 I took my family at 10 We sat and sat until I went to get a waitress and was told “oh our kitchen is closed” Bummer But other than the breakfast and dinner the hotel was a nice stay

Leah Laprise

Very nice vacation spot and everything in walking distance Love the bar by the pool as well as the rooftop bar Would definitely come again

Only thing I’d change is the music at the pool plays the same songs on repeat every day, so it would be nice to mix them up The floor by the pool also gets really slippery and we saw some people slip multiple times

ell eyo

I’m incredibly dissatisfied with my stay at the Edge Views from the room are not as described, and the room in itself felt incomplete Overall cleanliness was good, but the shower had absolutely no pressure at all! I did not feel clean for the entire trip because of the way the shower was, couldn’t even get my chin-length hair completely soaked

My overall issue with the hotel is customer service Most of the staff were incredibly dishonest and condescending, and felt overall hostile I believe this would have been a great hotel to stay at if it wasn’t for these things It’s in a very cool location and the pools are nice, I guess that just ruined it for me

16. Clearwater Beach Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Clearwater Harbor, this budget hotel is a mile from Pier 60 and 2 miles from Clearwater Marine Aquarium.Modestly furnished rooms with tile floors have free Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some have water views.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and complimentary parking. During the months of March and April, guests aged 25 and over are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Sand Key Park
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Sand” 15 times
  • Guests praised the clean outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jon Mar

I really like this place I enjoyed the clean hotel room and the affordable price Staff and the pool are very nice Great location

I only stayed here for a few days because I wanted to try it out before I would stay here longer and it was an absolute joy to be there Housekeeping and staffed really seem to take care of the hotel and make sure the sheets were amazing and clean They are the real stars of this hotel and deserve good tips The only negative that I have is that the laundry area was very dirty and poor lighting There are some situations where the hotel can use more security lighting

Sarah Nickles

I’m always scared of places my husband picks but this was a definite winner!! The room was spacious, clean and the AC was cold!! The pool area was very nice The housekeeping staff was the bomb!! We would leave in the morning to head to the beach and come back to fresh towels, a cleaned room and beds made Central location to the beach access and restaurants are within a short walking distance

Would definitely stay again Older hotel but I would highly recommendwe stayed in the two story building

Chanelle Burris

This hotel has a good location and I would have to say their bedding is very clean AC works fine The problem is it just doesn’t feel clean at all

The floors could use a good mopping and the bathroom already had hairs everywhere before using it The drain looks old and rusty The staff were helpful to provide more towels as requested which was nice of them But these towels I found there is a stain on itThere was no fan in washroom and stains on the couches and chairs Very oldOverall it was an okay stay and next time I hope to have more money to stay somewhere nicer

17. Hampton Inn & Suites Tarpon Springs (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Highway 19 and an 8-minute walk from Lake Tarpon, this relaxed, modern hotel is a 16-minute walk from St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon campus.The relaxed rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas and kitchenettes; some have whirlpool tubs.Hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go are free, as is parking. There’s also a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a snack shop, a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have TVs and coffee makers
  • 10 min walk to A.L. Anderson Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 36 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Shane R

So, let’s get the one and only negative that I can maybe see someone saying out of the way the hotel was a tad “dated”

And even that is just being picky! However, that being said it was VERY clean and VERY comfortable Without hesitation, I would absolutely stay here again The staff was very helpful and our stay was comfortable We stayed in room 311 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Dora Breckinridge

My husband and I stayed here for two nights, and it was fine While the hotel itself is quiet, the room we had was not; we faced the road, and even on the third floor it sounded like cars were zooming loudly right by the windows, and the air conditioning was very loud as wellI personally felt the bed was hard as a rock – the mattress is EXTREMELY firm

It didn’t help that the pillows were all very small and flimsy (we got two extras from the front desk, which didn’t help) We both tossed and turned and woke up soreThat said, if you like a really (really) hard bed and don’t mind outside traffic, this place is a fine choice It was clean, the staff was friendly, and it’s very convenient The water also gets VERY hot, which is great if you like your showers scalding like I do We’ll likely stay here again, but probably bring our own pillows – and maybe ask for a room that isn’t right on a busy six lane road

Marnette Severance

Accommodating Despite My Error and the BEST Breakfast EverWe were in town to do some sightseeing in Tarpon Springs/TS and Safety Harbor We decided to stay overnight in Tarpon Springs for a full day of sightseeing and travel the short distance to Safety Harbor the next morning We are loyal Hilton guests and were happy to find a Hampton Inn in TS

I received a quizzical look at check-in after giving my name Turns out I was a day early! Despite my error, the exact room preference was available, and I was relieved especially after a long day on our feet in the hot sunThe room was very clean, and all amenities were in working order We are particular about light and found the reading lamps to be bright enough to read by Our 4th floor room was in the corner so no one on either side made for an especially quiet night Water temperature and pressure were very good I always bring my own pillow; my husband commented that his were medium The beds were comfortable Parking is free of charge Yes, the hotel is on busy US Highway 19 N but we were not bothered at all by the traffic on the pool side of the buildingWe are fond of the coffee station at the Hampton Inn properties especially after a travel day This one is in the soaring great room with lots of light and spacious seating It is the perfect spot to gather and chatThe breakfast was phenomenal After Covid, it was so refreshing to come back to a full, hot breakfast and this hotel does it up right with many choices: waffles, eggs, breakfast meat, yogurt, pastries, bagels, juices, oatmeal and fresh fruitBut the crown jewel of the breakfast was Miss Lonna who has been with the hotel for a couple of years Shegreeted and warmly welcomed every single guest In all of the Hilton properties we’ve stayed, we’ve never had such a welcome like Miss Lonna It is apparent she loves her job to be as sincere and cheerful as she is As an extra service, she came around to each table to ask how everything was and if she could be of any assistance We would return to this property again just for the breakfast experienceAfter a good night’s sleep, we were on our way to Safety Harbor for another day of sightseeing

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