Located about a 10-minute drive from Clearwater Beach and a 5-minute drive from Clearwater's city centre, the Comfort Suites Clearwater (Florida) is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast and an outdoor pool.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a jetted tub and a living room with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, guest laundry, a business centre, free coffee in the lobby, free parking and a free breakfast. A maximum of two pets per room (up to 25 lbs) are permitted for an additional $50 per pet, per stay.
Drew 19 Shopping Center can be found about an 11-minute walk from the hotel, while Honeymoon Island State Park is 17 minutes away by car. Dunedin Stadium is a 4-minute drive away and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets $50/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location, rooms and breakfast.
Many reviewers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, efficient, professional and helpful with recommendations and decorations. One guest remarked, "Anna K. was especially helpful at the front desk. She was warm and very welcoming each day. Her enthusiastic recommendations made our stay very special. She gave us great restaurants and attractions to visit as well as welcoming back each evening. She treats all of her guests as if they were her main priority".
The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous lodgers. They found it close to Clearwater Beach, attractions, shopping, restaurants and Honeymoon Island State Park.
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and great views of the Bay. Some travellers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several patrons. They described it as outstanding, amazing and delicious, with several hot and cold items. Several reviewers did find the breakfast area to have limited seating, however.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the rooms.
Although several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests had complaints. They reported dated decor, worn carpets, musty odours, old TVs and some cleaning issues.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 268 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 129 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #32 of 95 Clearwater hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 73 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.