Resorts & Hotels in Clearwater

by Cicely A. Richard
Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach, Florida image by Andrea Gerak from

Clearwater, Florida, boasts panoramic views of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and coastal islands. Resorts and hotels in Clearwater consist of budget chain hotels and resorts just steps away from Clearwater Beach. Visitors have a choice between enjoying water sports, fishing at the marina near Pier 60, or attending dinner theater in downtown. Clearwater offers an annual average temperature of 70 degrees F, making it a pleasant year-round destination.

Airport Hotels

La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport is less than two miles from St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport and provides shuttle service. The hotel accepts pets at no additional charge. Amenities include the Bright Side Breakfast, a business center, a fitness center and laundry facilities. Guest rooms feature free Internet, refrigerators and cable television. Holiday Inn Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport is two miles from the international airport and offers free shuttle service. The hotel is next to a tennis court and golf course. On-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour business center and six event rooms. Guest rooms have voice mail telephones, cable with in-room movies and free Internet.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Candlewood Suites Clearwater is an all-suite hotel that accepts pets of less than 80 lbs. for a nightly fee. All suites contain full kitchens with cooking and dining utensils, DVD players, Internet and living rooms with sofa beds. Hotel amenities include video checkout, dry cleaning, car rental and tour desks, barbecue grills and a 24-hour snack shop. Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown is located in the center of activities in Clearwater and within walking distance of area attractions. The hotel accepts pets for a nonrefundable cleaning fee. Suites contain full kitchens, work space, living rooms and separate bed rooms. Select rooms have two bathrooms. On-site amenities include a breakfast buffet, evening drinks, laundry facilities and a business center.

Waterfront Resorts

Sandpearl Resort, a AAA four-diamond resort, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater Beach and features palm trees. The hotels interior captures the spirit of the sea, showcasing sculptured sea turtles in the lobby and tropical colors with bursts of yellow. The majority of the hotel has wood floors and furniture. Hotel amenities include a waterfront pool and private cabanas, a coffee shop, restaurants and children’s program. Camp Ridley provides activities for 5- to 11-year-old children, focusing on Florida’s ecosystem. Suites contain full kitchens, living rooms and private balconies. Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort sits on a 10-acre property on the coastline, next to Pier 60. It features Caribbean-style decor with tropical colors and tropical plants. Concierge staff helps guest plans their outdoor activities. On-site recreation includes a kids club, parasailing, wave running and kayaking. Suites contain refrigerators, bathrobes, two telephones and safes.

Reservation Information

The St. Pete/Clearwater Official Visitors & Vacation Information website has tools for making hotel reservations. Visitors are able to choose hotels by location and price. The BookDirect logo found on hotels listed on the website provides real-time hotel rates and availability. Guests get redirected to hotels to make reservations.

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