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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had an amazing stay here. The staff was great. The hotel was extremely clean. We are definitely coming back.

This is an older hotel and you can tell that it has been renovated but was a very nice stay. The room was adequately supplied with towel, shampoo, soap and such. There was a microwave and refrigerator that were great to have. Continental breakfast was typical but no complaints there. The best thing is that the beds were amazing. Very comfortable. Both my daughter and I were pleased with our stay.

Dirty .poor breakfast.s staff nice. Needs to have rooms painted

Feel like we are in a hotel gear to Spri g break kids.

Overall the hotel was nice... my only complaint is that the room we stayed in had bright lime green window curtains. I love color, don't get me wrong... but, the actual issue with it is that they provided very little blackout. Our room was facing the front of the hotel,so not only did we have the street lamp light shining in, there was also the security light right out side our room. Other than that the room was spacious, high ceilings, the pool was large and clean. They also had multiple options for the complimentary breakfast.

Close to plenty of shopping. Didn't have problems finding parking. They offer breakfast, make your own waffles were the only things hot. They also offered biscuits and gravy but the biscuits were cold and hard. Bananas were an option when they weren't out. Seemed to have plenty yogurt. Also have make your own oatmeal and toast. The bed wasn't as comfortable as expected. First hotel I've ever stayed at that doesn't have a comforter, instead they used two sheets and a fleece blanket. The room could have used some updating. The bathroom door was falling apart and tile looked dirty in spots. Tub did not drain well in the mornings. Assumed it was poor plumbing from so many people showering. Ac worked fine. It was even on at check in. Would have been nice to have a DVD player and electrical outlets near bed for phone chargers. Spent our days out of the hotel and usually returned after the pool closed so can't speak on it but it was a good size.

The hotel is old and could use some updating. Not too many amenities except a nice swimming pool. There was only one old chair, an antiquated microwave and fridge, and no table in our room. However, the room was kept clean. In regards to the continental breakfast, it was just mediocre. There was no fruit, not much variety, and the coffee was very weak. Nothing special, just an Ok experience.

We stayed for a week. We found that everyone was very hospitable. We even managed to sleep late a few days because it was pretty quiet.

The hotel does need updating however it did serve my purpose for staying. The hotel does need to have an exterminator come out because there were ants in the bathroom. Also, on Saturday the hotel cleaning staff did not come around until 4pm. I was trying to relax at this time under the impression the staff would not come around this day. However, they did and to my surprise they still tried to the enter room. She was apologetic and I explained there was nothing I needed at the time. My thoughts are the staff should come a little bit earlier in the day. Overall, the hotel is descent and served my purpose for the stay.

Staff was terrific. Facility shows its age. Great place to have breakfast located right next door.

Checked into the hotel early but room ended up not being ready until 2 hours later. We sat in the car in front of the room as it appeared to be the last room out of the entire 2 floors to be cleaned. Left and went next door to eat. Returned an hour later and room still not ready. Not an area you feel comfortable walking nor is there much of anything to walk to. Room facilities very old but clean just rundown. I need to use a c-pap machine and found only 1 other available outlet in the room. No table in the room making it difficult to use laptop or to just lay any packed items. Several gaps in the door with the outside visible. Second day, no maid service nor clean towels - don't know if the room was overlooked or what. Last night, guests who appeared to be highway, construction or service workers, partied right outside the door with loud shouting and loud music playing. Very uncomfortable. I believe we were the only tourists. Continental breakfast was ok with some items that were to be hot were ice cold. Very little seating and each morning breakfast was crowded with the construction/service workers. Would not recommend this hotel and will never stay there again.

Staff was rude. Room was awful including dirty and ripped carpet. Wouldn't stay there again if it was free. Thanks for nothing Orbitz!!

The staff was rude and the room had a musty and moldy smell and the carpet was damp like it got wet and housekeeping never reported it to maintenance to replace the carpet. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone even to the homeless at the street corners.

Nice hotel,kept clean. The only reason its not excellent are thin walls.

The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The hotel itself is very old and dated, however the room was clean. It needs to be updated, and the door to my room wouldn't close unless I slammed it. I went west to get away from the hurricane, and there weren't many options for hotels, especially ones that accepted dogs, which is the main reason I stayed here. There isn't much of a common area, however they do have a (small) breakfast that is free. The pool area was not pretty, but it seemed to be clean as well.

The price was right for the hotel. Close to shops and restaurants. Staff was nice.

We had a good stay here. The bed appeared to be new and was very comfortable. There was also a brand new refrigerator, microwave and dressers/end tables. The bathroom still needed upgrading, but has the potential to be very nice when they are done. There was a good amount of chocolate or mud smeared on the bathroom countertop when we arrived which was a little offputing, but everything else appeared very clean. When we ordered late night pizza that did not come with plates or napkins, the man at the front desk was very funny and helpful. He went and got us some to use without question and made jokes as he did it. Finally, the hotel is in a convenient place in relation to the beach and the center of town. We would definitely stay again.

I was on vacation with my kids and my kids loved it. They really loved the pool didn't want to get out. They also had good breakfast in the morning.

Pleasant family friendly environment staff really took car of everyone

The bathtub was dirty, hairdryer and iron were on top of the ironing board where dust was so visible, fridge was dirty, telephone and TV never worked, and no trash can in the bathroom - you only get a tiny one next to the TV stand. Called the staff about the TV and telephone not working using my phone, and he told me to reboot the box and it will function again later and he will send someone the next morning to fix the phone, but neither worked during my entire 5-night stay.

21252 Us Highway 19 N Clearwater FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central places you within a mile (2 km) of Congo River Golf - Clearwater and St Petersburg College. This 117-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Clearwater motel are Bright House Field and Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Lenny's, the motel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 117 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave (Nonsmoking)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Efficiency)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (Pet-Freindly)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

Everyone (23) Couples (31) Business (12) Family (38) Other (26) Friends (6)
5
Everyone

We had an amazing stay here. The staff was great. The hotel was extremely clean. We are definitely coming back.

By on Oct 11, 2017

4

decent hotel convenient to everything.

Everyone

This is an older hotel and you can tell that it has been renovated but was a very nice stay. The room was adequately supplied with towel, shampoo, soap and such. There was a microwave and refrigerator that were great to have. Continental breakfast was typical but no complaints there. The best thing is that the beds were amazing. Very comfortable. Both my daughter and I were pleased with our stay.

By on Oct 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your next stay.

2
Everyone

Dirty .poor breakfast.s staff nice. Needs to have rooms painted

By on Sep 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. If you can tell by our pictures we are updating each room. Your room maybe hadn't been updated yet but is on the way. Hope you will stay again

3

location is goof

Everyone

Feel like we are in a hotel gear to Spri g break kids.

By , from CA on Aug 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2017

Thanks for leaving your feedback

4

nice hotel for the price

Everyone

Overall the hotel was nice... my only complaint is that the room we stayed in had bright lime green window curtains. I love color, don't get me wrong... but, the actual issue with it is that they provided very little blackout. Our room was facing the front of the hotel,so not only did we have the street lamp light shining in, there was also the security light right out side our room. Other than that the room was spacious, high ceilings, the pool was large and clean. They also had multiple options for the complimentary breakfast.

By on Aug 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Hello, Thank for the review and the suggestion. I helped pick out the colors but I to have to have it black to sleep also. We will try another color. Thanks again and come back soon. Dayna

3
Everyone

Close to plenty of shopping. Didn't have problems finding parking. They offer breakfast, make your own waffles were the only things hot. They also offered biscuits and gravy but the biscuits were cold and hard. Bananas were an option when they weren't out. Seemed to have plenty yogurt. Also have make your own oatmeal and toast. The bed wasn't as comfortable as expected. First hotel I've ever stayed at that doesn't have a comforter, instead they used two sheets and a fleece blanket. The room could have used some updating. The bathroom door was falling apart and tile looked dirty in spots. Tub did not drain well in the mornings. Assumed it was poor plumbing from so many people showering. Ac worked fine. It was even on at check in. Would have been nice to have a DVD player and electrical outlets near bed for phone chargers. Spent our days out of the hotel and usually returned after the pool closed so can't speak on it but it was a good size.

By , from acworth,ga on Aug 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Hi Ashley , Thank you for the detailed review it is very helpful to us . We always try to do what the customer wants. We will look into all your concerns and suggestions. We hope you come back again soon. Thank you, Dayna Client Relations Manager

3

just an ok hotel

Everyone

The hotel is old and could use some updating. Not too many amenities except a nice swimming pool. There was only one old chair, an antiquated microwave and fridge, and no table in our room. However, the room was kept clean. In regards to the continental breakfast, it was just mediocre. There was no fruit, not much variety, and the coffee was very weak. Nothing special, just an Ok experience.

By on Jul 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2017

Thanks for leaving your feedbck

5

centrally located to all our destinations.

Everyone

We stayed for a week. We found that everyone was very hospitable. We even managed to sleep late a few days because it was pretty quiet.

By , from Ohio on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 25, 2017

Hello Rickie, Thank you for the review, we hope you come back to see us soon.

3

descent hotel in great location

Everyone

The hotel does need updating however it did serve my purpose for staying. The hotel does need to have an exterminator come out because there were ants in the bathroom. Also, on Saturday the hotel cleaning staff did not come around until 4pm. I was trying to relax at this time under the impression the staff would not come around this day. However, they did and to my surprise they still tried to the enter room. She was apologetic and I explained there was nothing I needed at the time. My thoughts are the staff should come a little bit earlier in the day. Overall, the hotel is descent and served my purpose for the stay.

By , from Charlotte on Apr 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

Hello Ash, We are updating the hotel inside and out . We do have an exterminator every month or more if we need it. We have been very full the last few months, Housekeeping has to clean check outs first. We have a girl in late in the evening now, just in case someone needs some. I do apologize though. We hope you come back soon. Thank you, Dayna

3
Everyone

Staff was terrific. Facility shows its age. Great place to have breakfast located right next door.

By on Apr 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 6, 2017

Thank you for the review ,and for sharing a picture of our beautiful pool. We hope you come back soon. Dayna