Indian Rocks Beach hotels

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What travelers to Indian Rocks Beach are saying

Very private and quiet. We went into Clearwater one day and it was 10 times as crowded.
Robin C. Jul 13, 2015


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Live the simple life in idyllic Indian Rocks Beach

Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, is part of Pinellas County. Wherever visitors choose to stay in the area, they're in close proximity to beautiful beaches and leisure activities like kayaking and wind surfing in nearby Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater. Whether kicking back on the stretches of sands, partaking in seasonal events or enjoying the delicious local fare, visitors will find that life's a beach here.

Things to see and do

Beaches and water sports

The location of Indian Rocks Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast makes it a prime spot to enjoy all of the water sports and outdoor recreation of Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Indian Rocks Beach offers wide beaches covered in soft white sand and the turquoise shades of the Gulf of Mexico. As a bonus, free beach access parking can be found in some areas.

John's Pass Village at nearby Madeira Beach is a fishing village-themed complex of shops, restaurants and water sports rentals. Travelers can embark on a sunset sightseeing cruise, watch taffy being pulled at the candy store, or enjoy drinks and dinner on the deck. You might even spot a dolphin or two in the harbor.

Theme parks and attractions

The African-themed adventure park of Busch Gardens Tampa offers travelers the thrill of roller coasters and rides and the fun of animal encounters and wildlife habitats. Cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, lions and other wild animals make their home at Busch Gardens Tampa. Park sections include Morocco, Nairobi, the Serengeti Plain and Egypt. Splish, splash and slide the day away at Busch Gardens' sister water park, Adventure Island, located right around the corner.

If you're looking to learn about the water after you frolic in it, The Florida Aquarium in Tampa features marine animal exhibits that include habitats from wetlands, the coral reef, beaches and bays. Ecosystems of Florida and around the world are represented, and travelers can get close to sharks, penguins, tropical fish and even ring-tailed lemurs, in addition to the hissing cockroaches and chameleons of Madagascar.

Special Events

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Held in December, the Indian Rocks Beach boat parade brings a tropical touch to the holidays. This is a judged event in which boat owners dress up their boats in dazzling lights and decorations. Residents and visitors can enjoy the festivities from along the shoreline.

Oktoberfest on the Beach

German music, dancing, beer and wine, food vendors and children's activities bring the history and heritage of a German Oktoberfest to the beach. A stein-carrying and keg-throwing championship provide unique fun. Visitors can also get started on Christmas shopping by perusing the jewelry, pottery, glassware and other handmade items that the vendors have on show. You're sure to find a one-of-a-kind item for everyone on your gift list.

Taste of Indian Rocks Beach

The Taste of Indian Rocks Beach event features live music, entertainment, and more than 20 local restaurants offering samples of their food and beverage items. There are also chili, wine and beer vendors on-site. Held in November, proceeds from Taste of Indian Rocks Beach benefit local charities and the food bank.

Greenfest at Indian Rocks Beach

With a focus on eco-friendly, local, and sustainable products and services, Greenfest takes place on St. Patrick's Day weekend in March. Conservation groups participating in the event include the Sea Bird Sanctuary, the Pinellas County Extension and the Surfrider Foundation. Live music, food and beverage vendors and children's activities make this a fun, and informative, experience for all ages.

Travel Information

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is about a 30-minute drive from the Indian Rocks Beach area. Indian Rocks Beach hotels include cozy lodgings and beachfront inns that offer a warm stay with moderate nightly rates.

Best time to stay

The warm breezes off the Gulf of Mexico provide pleasant weather and sunny skies all year long, so it's never a bad time to grab the sunscreen, break out the bathing suit and work on that tan.

Recently booked Indian Rocks Beach hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CLEARWATER BEACH S-HARBOURSIDE 22 days ago 3 stars $194

Recently Rated Indian Rocks Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
3.9 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $194

Featured Indian Rocks Beach Hotels

From $148

1 Dolphin Beach Resort

3 stars
3.6 / 5 202 reviews

4900 Gulf Boulevard

No Resort Fees - Free Guest Parking - Free Wi-Fi

The Dolphin Beach Resort provides you with a stunning view of the sea, as well as a prime location for fun and entertainment in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resort is perfect for family vacations,...

Dolphin Beach resort
very nice resort would stay there again.rained all weekend but the resort made it more pleasant.we will stayy there everytime i got to saint having resturant in hotel.
Jan 4, 2016
From $220

2 Alden Suites

3 stars
3.9 / 5 159 reviews

5900 Gulf Boulevard


Alden Suites in St. Petersburg overlooks the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico on Florida s west coast. Travelers will enjoy all of the comforts and conveniences of home in spacious rooms that feature...

Met all of our expectations! We were steps from the beach. Friendly staff. Room was larger than expected. Bedroom could be closed off from the rest of the room, small kitchen area that was open to...
Dec 22, 2015
From $85

3 Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

2 stars
3.5 / 5 116 reviews

21252 US Highway 19 N

Stay Longer, Save 25%

The pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central hotel is your gateway to exciting Gulf Coast adventures in sunny Florida. Just 20 miles west of Tampa, our Clearwater, FL, hotel is near Busch...

Clean, Safe
Didn't look very appealing from the outside, considering the last stay, at the location by the skyway bridge, I was a little let down, but inside the room was very clean.
Dec 3, 2015
From $194


3 stars
3.9 / 5 75 reviews

401 Second Street East

Save up to 25% off

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Clearwater Beach South Harbourside. We offer 164 rooms, and we are the only full service hotel on Indian Rocks beach. We are located directly on the...

Great family stay
We really enjoyed the stay. We had a great harbor view room and everything was in walking distance. We loved having a kitchen in our room.
Jul 14, 2015
From $80

5 Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 358 reviews

7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway

The Bay Harbor Hotel is part of Manhattan's Midtown neighborhood and occupies an 11-story brick building that epitomizes the early 20th-century architecture. Once inside, you'll be transformed into...

Great hotel
Location was perfect and not too, too far from the airport. Close to stores and restaurants
Jan 14, 2016
From $178

6 Holiday Inn Express & Suites LARGO-CLEARWATER

3 stars
4.4 / 5 49 reviews

210 Seminole Blvd

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Family trip
It was fine and the staffs were really nice. I kind of wish that they would provide different breakfast daily. What they had was ok but similar since we stayed there for four days
Dec 16, 2015
From $273

7 Barefoot Beach Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

19417 Gulf Blvd,

Barefoot Beach Resort is a a luxury condominium hotel in Indian Shores Beach, Florida, just minutes from Clearwater Beach. Home to spectacular sunsets and an immaculate natural coastline, this...

Long weekend getaway
I treated my wife to this birthday getaway. The location was ideal, and we could explore the Gulf Coast area, both North and South. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were well outfitted for...
Nov 12, 2015
From $291

8 Sandpearl Resort

4 stars
4.4 / 5 78 reviews

500 Mandalay Avenue

Ocean views and modern amenities define this 4-Diamond luxury hotel in Clearwater Beach. The Sandpearl Resort attracts thousands of guests each year to experience its warm ambiance and poolside...

Anniversary Getaway
We enjoyed our stay very much! The food and service was excellent. We noticed at times the pool was dirty and the pool bathrooms definitely needed attention! For a 4 STAR resort we feel that the...
Sep 5, 2015
From $63

9 Knights Inn Clearwater

2 stars
2.0 / 5 4 reviews

20788 US HWY 19 N

Ideal for easy access to Ruth Eckerd Hall and Clearwater business districts nearby, the Knights Inn Clearwater is conveniently located on Highway 19, just 15 miles from Tampa International Airport....

Baseball trip
Stayed at the Knights Inn from 11/8-11/14/15. I stayed here for a baseball tournament and knew that this place was very cheap. My first room was room 120 in Building B. This was a non renovated...
Nov 17, 2015
From $252

10 Sheraton Sand Key Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 92 reviews

1160 Gulf Blvd.

Save 30% on your stay

Stroll white sand beaches and swim in the Gulf's blue waters at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Set on Clearwater Beach and surrounded by gorgeous views, the resort is a hotspot where guests...

Was in town to see a concert. Wanted to go bike riding, but to my dismay, the parking facilities were astronomical in town EVEN if there WAS availability! The hotel was wonderful. It would have...
Oct 11, 2015
From $155

11 Beachview Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 108 reviews

325 S Gulfview Blvd

The Beachview Inn in Clearwater Beach is everything its name promises. Guest accommodations feature expansive views of the Intracoastal or the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the rooms extend out to a...

Traveler beware!
Our check-in was over an hour and a half late. We watched as other guests before us just gave up and left to other hotels rather than wait for their reservations to be filled at a delayed time. We...
Dec 8, 2015

12 Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Clearwater

2 stars
2.8 / 5 15 reviews

6500 Ulmerton Road

This extended stay hotel is conveniently located near beaches, many area attractions, businesses and shopping areas, and the St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport. Well-equipped kitchens,...

home repair trip
nice rooms , cold a/c , friendly staf the clerk let me check in early , very nice young man at desk . I needed a place too stay for 2 night's and the Suburban was close to home and work . and yes i...
Aug 31, 2015
From $210

13 Legacy Vacation Resorts - Indian Shores

3 stars
4.4 / 5 56 reviews

19607 Gulf Blvd.

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Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, Legacy Vacation Resorts - Indian Shores (Clearwater Beach) offers a tranquil location from which to explore...

Family vacation
It was a generally nice hotel. I feel like a 10am check out time is a little early when we are on vacation i tend to sleep in and then have 2 kids to pack up and get ready getting out by 10 was a...
Oct 15, 2015
From $220

14 Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 72 reviews

101 Coronado Dr

Free continental breakfast, free wi-fi

Immerse yourself in the island lifestyle at Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel, in Clearwater Beach. This hotel's location on the barrier island, between the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater...

Great family trip
It's was a great stay. Across the street from the beach. Great roof top restaurant n next to the bay n great staff.
Nov 6, 2015
From $169

15 Hampton Inn & Suites Largo

3 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

100 East Bay Drive

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

small-town warmth, big city connections...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Largo.Find a simpler way of life and small-town warmth in Largo-the perfect connecting point to the bustling excitement...

Great 1 night stay
I can pretty much always count on Hamptons and this one was no exception. Everything was clean and quiet. The staff was excellent. On of the guys at the front desk was extremely nice and welcoming...
Sep 26, 2015
From $75

16 Vista Inn and Suites Tampa

3 stars
2.8 / 5 43 reviews

400 East Bearss Ave

With its comfortable guest rooms spacious suites convenient location and friendly service our Tampa Florida hotel is an ideal destination for vacationers who want to discover the exciting...

Good value for a decent hotel
Price was reasonable. Breakfast was good, but not large. Lobby and breakfast area were: large, well equipped, clean and both areas had large TVs that worked. Pool area was clean, and water was...
Nov 20, 2015
From $247

17 Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEARWATER NORTH/DUNEDIN

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

975 Broadway St

Explore Pinellas Trail From Dunedin, FL Hotel's LocaleEnjoy Florida at its best with the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Clearwater North / Dunedin. We are the closest hotel to Caladesi Island...

Great for work
The staff was friendly. My room was very clean. It did have a chemical smell sometimes and maybe that was from what they used to clean the room. It wasn't terrible, but I'd prefer not to smell...
Nov 22, 2015
From $338

18 Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

4 stars
3.9 / 5 52 reviews

1201 Gulf Boulevard

Rate includes breakfast

Escape to the beautiful Gulf Coast at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Resort Suites on Sand Key Florida's only all-suite Marriott hotel. Offering a special resort experience with suite...

Family Trip
First time to the Clearwater area to meet relatives for the first time. The hotel is in a great location, very friendly and accommodating staff. It was not right on the beach but you had beautiful...
Oct 20, 2015

19 Seagate Resorts

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

19418 Gulf Blvd.

The Sea Gate Condominiums are directly on the Gulf of Mexico in the beach-front community of Indian Shores. It offers the beauty of beach living with the convenience of being located less than 90...

From $146

20 Westmont Inn - Clearwater

3 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

355 South Gulfview Boulevard

The Westmont Inn Clearwater Beach is located across the street from the beautiful Clearwater beach. We are one of the original Clearwater Beach Hotels. Our quaint Beach Retreat has been hosting...

Good location
Just cross the street you are at beach. K.C in office knows all attractions and restaurants close by. Thanks K.C.
Dec 12, 2015