Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

3 stars
View map of 521 S. Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Hotel Overview

4.1/5

Overall score

91%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4
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; Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 22.00, MI;
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.

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 (96)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rana C.
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Great time

The hotel was wonderfully located to the beach and we took total advantage of the restaurant downstairs for the music, the bar, and the sunset. We also got up early and saw dolphins off the beach. The rooms were spacious and comfy so I had very complaints for the value. I'll be back later this year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cbkb
Business
N/A
Apr 20, 2015

nice stay on the beach

Will say the staff were friendly and helpful. The birds on the patio where you est on patio were anoying but our overall experience was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicole O.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Great trip!

It was my first time in Florida and after my stay I will definitely be back. The hotel was centrally located AND on the water - a must when you're staying near the ocean. Everything was clean and the staff was very nice. The restaurant inside was good, too. Overall great experience - just wish I didn't have to pay for parking!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicole O.
Business
N/A
Dec 20, 2014

Great trip!

It was my first time in Florida and after my stay I will definitely be back. The hotel was centrally located AND on the water - a must when you're staying near the ocean. Everything was clean and the staff was very nice. The restaurant inside was good, too. Overall great experience - just wish I didn't have to pay for parking!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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