Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

3 stars
521 S. Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
92 reviews
getaway for couple

Love the view and the atmosphere. The restaurant was nice with good food. See full review

  • Curtis Gray
  • Aug 31, 2014
Nice and cozy!

We had a great time here . Friendly place amazing kitchen warm pool...we will go back in April!!! See full review

  • Gtr17
  • Jan 7, 2014
Clearwater Beach getaway near Pier 60

Dolphin sightings from the beach are a common occurrence at the Mediterranean-style Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on the Gulf of Mexico. The fun-filled property is only 500 feet from the sands of Florida's beautiful Clearwater Beach. Guests can walk to Pier 60 for fishing and nightly sunset celebrations or enjoy a heated Gulf-front pool and nightly entertainment. The only thing you won't find is a reason to leave, as this laid-back beach property is the perfect place for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Highlights
  • Game room
  • Full-service hair and nail salon
  • Parasailing and Waverunner rentals (fees apply), beach volleyball and beachside events
Rooms

Guests can find plenty of room choices, including kid suites with bunk beds or one-bedroom suites. Amenities include 32-inch flat-screen LCD HDTV, granite counter tops, private balconies, free high-speed Internet, plush towels and tropical decor. Most rooms feature a private balcony and superb views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Features

The hotel has a lower pool deck where you can relax while taking in the calming sights and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. Above sits a Gulf-side heated swimming pool with a poolside bar. Tropical-themed Jimmy's Fish House and Iguana Bar features fresh seafood and a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Jimmy's Stone Creek Coffee House is the place to go for a cup of expertly-brewed specialty coffees or teas. Bakery items, Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, organic snacks, smoothies, ICEE's and free Wi-Fi are also available.

Transportation
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (35 minutes)
  • Tampa International Airport (45 minutes)
Local Attractions
  • Florida Aquarium 
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Busch Gardens
  • Salvador Dali museum
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
  • Captain Memo's The Original Pirate Cruise
  • Caledesi Island (rated America's Best Beach in 2008)
  • Clearwater Beach Marina
  • Pier 60
Policies & Fees
  • The property is currently undergoing renovation works to the exterior of the building, Mondays through Fridays, 8am-5pm until March 1. The pool remains open (although some days might be noisy).
  • Guests must be 21 to check in at the hotel; those under 21 must be accompanied by someone older than 21 years

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Live entertainment
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Map

27.9678 -82.8283
Nearby airports
St. Pete Clearwater Regional Airport, (PIE), 15.00, MI, W; Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 22.00, MI, W;
Area description
Resort, resort

Dining

Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar
When it comes to finding great food and drink; follow the locals. Jimmy's Fish House and Iguana Bar has become a favorite among Clearwater Beach area residents, business travelers, and vacationer's from all over the world. Key West atmosphere right on th
Jimmy's Stone Creek Coffee Shop
Jimmy's Stone Creek Coffee Shop serving Coffee, Expresso, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Cookies and Snacks
Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza
Italian Restaurant and Pizza. Eat In or Carry Out.
Tan's
Chinese Restaurant
IHOP
For 54 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served our world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages offering an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly serv
Jimmy Iguana Bar
Open 11am to 2am daily, serves your favorite beverage and cocktail.
Rum Runners Tiki Bar
Serving your favorite, beverage or cocktail. Entertainment seasonally. Hours vary by season.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (92)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
fanatic for travel
Business
Virginia
Oct 20, 2014

Cockroach!!

We were there for only two nights. Started out good, staff was very pleasant, location was good near the beach. Last day as we prepare to check out, an un-invited guest appeared! Yes a cockroach was in our bathroom. I called the guest service and it took them almost 1/2 hour to respond to my call.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good restaurants are located near by. You don't need a car just walking distance.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Curtis Gray
Business
Florida
Aug 31, 2014

getaway for couple

Love the view and the atmosphere. The restaurant was nice with good food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meepy4
Business
St. Louis, Mo.
Aug 16, 2014

Fun week vacation!

Enjoyed our week at the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach. It was centrally located and easy to walk to restaurants and different activities. It wasn't however, as close to the beach as we thought. I read somewhere that it was 500 feet... more like a quarter of a mile. We ate at Jimmy's one night and it was good. We took advantage of the Trilogy Tuesday, as advertised on their website. When we got there and asked about it, however, they didn't know what we were talking about! We opted for a room with a gulf view and it was great! Bathroom was updated it appeared, but rest of the room needed a little work. However, we weren't in our room very much. Overall it was a great stay!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lng Wkend Traveler
Business
New Jersey
Aug 6, 2014

Great price, good location

Great location! The hotel was comfortable, although I think it could use a sprucing up in the paint and decor department. The front desk staff were terrific. The location was good, with wonderful views of the gulf and easy access to the beach. The pool was a bit over crowded at times. Jimmy's was the best, with great service, good food choices and an array of cocktails. Nice, live entertainment nightly. Downtown transportation was available right outside of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ambeautiful
Business
Central Florida
Jul 2, 2014

Great Stay

I loved the hotel amenities... lots to do. Its a beautiful location and the room was comfortable. I didn't like that the housekeeper came in to clean while we were downstairs. She threw away my boys pizza from room service. I also didn't like that even though I paid online, I was required to give them a credit card for a pre authorized 75.00 or 100.00 in cash to hold until checkout. Plus its an automatic 12.00 per day for parking. Other hotels I have been to do not have these hidden fees, it must be the location. The food at the Fish House was good and they have a spa and wave runner rentals. Overall our family had a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Serge V.
Business
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 28, 2014

Wonderful vacation

Very good experience. Wonderful application and helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Drewnessfl
Business
Orlando
May 27, 2014

Holiday Weekend

Great time. Just what I expected. Come to this hotel every Memorial Day weekend. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the location is unbeatable, being right next to Shepards on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Shepards. Unreal nightlife on the beach. Concerts, DJs. Tons of fun, lots of bars.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS
Business
NEW YORK
May 13, 2014

GREAT LOCATION, AMAZING STAFF

THIS WAS A MOTHERS DAY GIRLS WKND GETAWAY. THE HOTEL STAFF WAS AWESOME AND GAVE GREAT IDEAS ON PLACES TO GO. JIMMYS, WHICH IS THE RESTAURANT ON HOTEL GROUNDS WAS REALLY GOOD. THE FOOD WAS TASTEY AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. THEY ALSO HAD LIVE MUSIC. THE BEACH WAS A VERY SHORT DISTANCE AWAY. WILL BE BACK WITH THE HUSBAND IN AUGUST.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

SHEPHERDS NIGHT CLUB

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PhilliePhantastic
Business
Princeton, New Jersey
Mar 15, 2014

Spring Training Getaway

The location of the Holiday Inn can't be beat. Our primary reason for our choice was location. We have stayed many times over the years and there have been many upgrades. The balcony view of the gulf is unsurpassed. The food quality could be better for the prices. Staff is warm and welcoming for the most part. In summary, we are already making plans for next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Look for local establishments to dine the hotel food is pricey and not as good,especially if you're a seafood lover the catch isn't as fresh. Alcohol also can be purchased for less at Walgreens or convenience stores.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CochinoKing863
Business
lakeland, fl
Mar 10, 2014

Concert Vaca

No private Beach, but hotel makes up with its heated pool. Beware of fire false alarms, was woken up at 7:30am by loud fire alarms. Great to wake up, & no discount was offered. Great buffet but alil pricey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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