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Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

i was not real happy with the breakfast--would like to have a warm one--eggs, bacon etc.

Room was adequate. Location was right next to busy freeway. Very close to the beach.

The hotel was nice and conveniently located on Route 19 by Gulf to Bay (Route 60). The pool was nice. The room was clean and staff was friendly. The continental breakfast was a plus. Easy access to Tampa, Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs, and St. Pete.

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.

A microwave in the room would have been nice. But, it was a good stay for the price of the room. More bathing soap would be nice.

Close and within close proximity to evrything on my agenda

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 included with your stay and awaits you 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 (17) Couples (31) Business (12) Family (38) Other (26) Friends (6)
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

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

2

old hotel needs updated - questionable area???

Everyone

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.

By , from Thomasville, PA on Feb 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2017

Jane, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are an older hotel but strive make are place inviting and fun for our guests. We are in the center of Clearwater with a lot of things to do both walking and driving. It is a very safe place. I do hope you come back at another time I would show you around. Dayna

2

filthy dump

Everyone

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

By on Jan 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2017

I am truly sorry about your stay it sounds as though you we in a pet room as we have remodeled all the rooms but the pets so far. we have take out all carpets replaced with tile or wood. I will check in the staff actions. Thank you for the review and do hope you will give us another try.

1

poor stay

Everyone

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.

By , from Orlando, FL on Dec 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 15, 2016

thank you for taking time out to write a review, I am sorry you had some issues and will look into them. Thank you,

4
Everyone

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

By on Nov 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 1, 2016

thank you for the review , I am sorry about the walls if someone is being to loud call front desk (24 - 7 ). I hope you come back soon.

3

nice staff...the rest is just ok

Everyone

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.

By , from West Palm Beach, FL on Oct 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 18, 2016

Rita, Thank you for the review, We will check into all of your concerns write away. Thank you again

3

nice hotel for the price

Everyone

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

By , from Memphis on Aug 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2016

Angela, Thank you for the review, Please come back again. We are in proses of redoing the pool area.