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Howard Johnson Clearwater

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was good - bigger than expected. Nice amenities. Downside: no elevator was a problem & close to road made it kind of noisy.

Check was easy. Didn't care for the fragrance used in the room. It was a bit overpowering. The mattress pad on the bed seems to shift when you roll over, made it tough to get comfortable. Shower head had rust around it. Other than that, the two nights we were here, it was okay. Tough to find a better hotel because all the rooms were booked because of Football Game.

The room was clean, we experienced no ambient or room neighbor noise, convenient parking, the bed was comfortable, the staff personnel were friendly and helpful, free do it yourself breakfast was decent, reasonably priced. The construction and decorating are dated but clean and neatly arranged.

The room was expected to be non-smoking and it was having a strong odor of cigarettes. When asked to add another day they were unable to accomodate us in the same room or similar.

Excellent hotel for the price, beds and pillows are more comfortable than most.

Works if you need a place for the night and have business in the area. Staff was very helpful, Have no complaints. A good, solid, no frills experience.

It was Ok for a Night. The room was Ok. It has a jacuzzi.

Easy to get to from any hwy. Very clean. Staff very friendly. Shower head was terrible. Notified staff. Would stay again if in the area.

the staff was good, breakfast was fine each day, no cream for the coffee, only milk or french vanilla cream, the pool & hot tub had leaves and dirt in them. the bathroom sink drained very SLOWLY and heard the trucks going down 19 all night. It was ok for the value, but I would probably try a different place next time I am in the area. When we asked for a bill at the end of the stay, was told that our booking email was our bill, I thought that was weird.

Hotel was clean and conveniently located to the activities I needed to accomplish. Hotel staff was very nice and quite accommodating.

I was pleasantly surpriced by the comfort and cleanliness of what I thought was a "road motel". Location is awesome to visit Dunedin, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, etc. I will come back for sure and recommend to all my friends.

It was clean but older. Bathroom needed updating. Not an ounce of protein with the breakfast. Easy access to highway 19.

We don't have a lot of money to go away so decided to take a little trip to Tarpon Springs for the Great Greek Food. We chose Howard Johnson's to stay because the day we got married we went to a Howard Johnson's. Upon arrival I have never felt more "uninvited" in my life. I was not even greeted with a hello or welcome. I told the hostess that we were spending our 47th wedding anniversary there and she said "last name" I gave it. "Sign here" so I did and was given 2 keys and told where the room was. My husband went to get coffee the next morning in the dining room and the same person was standing outside smoking so he asked her where to get coffee and she pointed to inside. Not one word to him. Upon checkout there was no one at the front desk to check us out so I left the keys on the desk and left. I"m sure Mr. Johnson would turn over in his grave as this is ot how we have alwasys been treated at a Howard Johnson's. Needless to say we will NOT return to this hotel.

The top mattress keep sliding off the box springs

I was there for the Christmas holidays, and it the stay was excellent, the room was clean and cleaned well; the staff was friendly and helpful, as they was knowledgeable about the local area spots. The price was super-good, and I would certainly be looking for that same deal in the future, as I plan on coming back in March/2010.

great room, close to a lot of things, great reates, save money for other things on our trip.

I had no problems finding the hotel from the Tampa Airport. It was not far from the business location. It served the purpose and was comfy. I had a good experience and would recommend this hotel.

The room was unclean, The blanket on the bed was disgusting. The room was noisey. The "continental" breakfast consisted of stale bagles - period. The shower had only two towels.I have dryed my dogs with better towels. This is most likely the second worst hotel I have had the misfortune of staying at. I would not recommenmd this hotel to anyone!

I liked the small refrigerator, the microwave, and the coffee maker. Great for snacks & morning coffee, even though the hotel offered continental breakfast in the lobby. The in-room safe was a very appreciated place to keep extra cash. Desk and Housekeeping staff very friendly and informative.

Hotel is right on US 19. We were visiting family nearby so it was a good choice. Priced right and it had a big pool for our kids to enjoy. There is also a hot tub. Lots of fun. The staff is very helpful. My daughter forgot her teddy bear and the staff we kind to mail it back to us in New York.

27988 Us Highway 19 N Clearwater FL

Located within a mile (2 km) of Westfield Countryside Mall, Howard Johnson Clearwater is within 2 miles (3 km) of Curlew Crossing Shopping Center. This 70-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Celebration Station and On Top of The World Golf Club.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Clearwater's 70 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Howard Johnson Clearwater offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Clearwater

Everyone (4) Couples (6) Business (6) Family (3) Other (2) Friends (1)
4

nice hotel for the money

Everyone

Room was good - bigger than expected. Nice amenities. Downside: no elevator was a problem & close to road made it kind of noisy.

By on Jan 23, 2017

3

not the ritz nor a dump

Everyone

Check was easy. Didn't care for the fragrance used in the room. It was a bit overpowering. The mattress pad on the bed seems to shift when you roll over, made it tough to get comfortable. Shower head had rust around it. Other than that, the two nights we were here, it was okay. Tough to find a better hotel because all the rooms were booked because of Football Game.

By on Jan 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I'm glad that the hotel was sufficient for your travel itinerary. I hope you enjoyed the game. It turned into an exciting match.

3

clean and quiet.

Everyone

The room was clean, we experienced no ambient or room neighbor noise, convenient parking, the bed was comfortable, the staff personnel were friendly and helpful, free do it yourself breakfast was decent, reasonably priced. The construction and decorating are dated but clean and neatly arranged.

By , from Northern Ohio on Dec 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2017

Dear Richard, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that you don't like the new "retro" look that Howard Johnson Company has decided to decorate with. The blue and orange is the "new". And it is our pleasure, as staff, to do whatever we can to help our guests while they are visiting the Clearwater, FL area. Thank you for your kind words. ---Blessings To You---

2

disappointing

Families

The room was expected to be non-smoking and it was having a strong odor of cigarettes. When asked to add another day they were unable to accomodate us in the same room or similar.

By on Jul 16, 2016

4
Everyone

Excellent hotel for the price, beds and pillows are more comfortable than most.

By on Mar 19, 2016

3

not bad for a night

Singles

Works if you need a place for the night and have business in the area. Staff was very helpful, Have no complaints. A good, solid, no frills experience.

By on Jul 22, 2014

3

good night

Couples

It was Ok for a Night. The room was Ok. It has a jacuzzi.

By on Oct 28, 2013

4

great for a concert at eckert hall

Couples

Easy to get to from any hwy. Very clean. Staff very friendly. Shower head was terrible. Notified staff. Would stay again if in the area.

By on Apr 5, 2013

2

working vacation

Couples

the staff was good, breakfast was fine each day, no cream for the coffee, only milk or french vanilla cream, the pool & hot tub had leaves and dirt in them. the bathroom sink drained very SLOWLY and heard the trucks going down 19 all night. It was ok for the value, but I would probably try a different place next time I am in the area. When we asked for a bill at the end of the stay, was told that our booking email was our bill, I thought that was weird.

By on Feb 23, 2013

4

business

BusinessTravelers

Hotel was clean and conveniently located to the activities I needed to accomplish. Hotel staff was very nice and quite accommodating.

By on Dec 9, 2012