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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am eat up with bug bites from the knees and elbows down

Ants were crawling on the sink, tub and floor. Carpet was coming up from the floor. Hotel was not close to the beach.

My husband and I flew in for 3 days over the weekend. Yes the hotel is a little older, BUT it is spotlessly clean. The staff is pleasant. Breakfast was normal hotel breakfast. Nice pool area. Clean rooms. If you want 4 stars than you should book and pay for 4 stars. This is just a simple but clean affordable hotel near beaches and malls and parks. We would recommend this hotel for families or people with dogs.

Clean comfortable affordable attractive good breakfast close to beach courteous staff I would stay there again

It was an awesome time would do it again best sleep I had a nice king bed

Carpet needs to be replace, interior painted. Breakfast consisted primarily of coffee, cereal sweet rolls

It was ok for a couple nights. Decent price. Maintenance of hotel needs some attention. It is old and in need of many repairs. Since it was an economy hotel, some of the folks staying there were questionable, but nothing bad happened to us. Keep your doors locked for sure!

I don't know why but it seems that when we book with Orbitz we always get stuck in the back of the hotel with the construction crews and they never are quiet until after midnight. The room was ok but had hardwood floors instead of carpet. When my wife got in the shower she said the water running down the drain is black. I look at the bottom of my feet and they were black. I don't think that floor had been washed in years.

Everything was great. Very clean. Just need softer beds. Very hard.

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.

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 Moccasin Lake Nature Park.


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.

Guest reviews for Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

Everyone (32) Couples (31) Business (12) Family (38) Other (26) Friends (6)
1

easy check in, nice staff, but the bed bugs ate me

Everyone

I am eat up with bug bites from the knees and elbows down

By on Feb 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay. I have looked into the issues you had and there are no notes at all for any issues. With our weather right now it is humid and we have a lot of mosquitoes that get into the rooms.

2

run down. needs repair.

Everyone

Ants were crawling on the sink, tub and floor. Carpet was coming up from the floor. Hotel was not close to the beach.

By on Feb 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

All of the carpet in the rooms is being replaced. Most likely you were in a room that hadn't been updated yet. We spray for sugar ants all the time but they are an insect that never goes away. Thank you for your feedback.

5

nice weekend without breaking the bank.

Everyone

My husband and I flew in for 3 days over the weekend. Yes the hotel is a little older, BUT it is spotlessly clean. The staff is pleasant. Breakfast was normal hotel breakfast. Nice pool area. Clean rooms. If you want 4 stars than you should book and pay for 4 stars. This is just a simple but clean affordable hotel near beaches and malls and parks. We would recommend this hotel for families or people with dogs.

By , from Tennessee on Feb 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 13, 2018

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are going to update the rooms so they will be getting desk and chairs in them. Look forward to having you stay in the future.

4

very nice hotel

Everyone

Clean comfortable affordable attractive good breakfast close to beach courteous staff I would stay there again

By , from MN on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 7, 2018

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future.

3

nice hotel clean rooms i enjoyed my two nights

Everyone

It was an awesome time would do it again best sleep I had a nice king bed

By , from Florida on Nov 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your feedback

2

needs updated

Everyone

Carpet needs to be replace, interior painted. Breakfast consisted primarily of coffee, cereal sweet rolls

By , from Missouri on Nov 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2017

Ken, We are in the process of updating the rooms. Hopefully next time you stay with us you will see all the progress.

3
Everyone

It was ok for a couple nights. Decent price. Maintenance of hotel needs some attention. It is old and in need of many repairs. Since it was an economy hotel, some of the folks staying there were questionable, but nothing bad happened to us. Keep your doors locked for sure!

By on Oct 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2017

Thank you for your feedback

1

filthy floors

Everyone

I don't know why but it seems that when we book with Orbitz we always get stuck in the back of the hotel with the construction crews and they never are quiet until after midnight. The room was ok but had hardwood floors instead of carpet. When my wife got in the shower she said the water running down the drain is black. I look at the bottom of my feet and they were black. I don't think that floor had been washed in years.

By , from South Carolina on Oct 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2017

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

5

very clean hotel

Everyone

Everything was great. Very clean. Just need softer beds. Very hard.

By , from Jacksonville,Fl on Oct 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2017

Thanks for staying with us

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

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2017

Thank you for staying with us