Located just off Highway 19 and a 5-minute drive from the waterfront, the Rodeway Inn Clearwater is suitable for road travellers who require a short- or long-term hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge, a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a kitchenette are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, free coffee in the lobby, a meeting room, guest laundry and free parking. Up to two pets per room (under 50 lbs each) are permitted for an additional $25 per pet, per week.
Largo's city centre can be found about 11 minutes away by car, while Tri-City Plaza is a 5-minute drive away. St. Petersburg College: Clearwater Campus is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is an 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $25/pet/week, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 21, 2013)
Guest reviews sourced for this hotel showed positive responses towards the hotel's location and rooms.
The hotel's location was convenient for some lodgers. They described it as close to highway access, the airport, Tropicana Field and Clearwater Beach. Some guests were disappointed with the hotel's location, however (see below).
Some reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet and spacious. It should be noted, however, that several patrons criticized their lodgings (see below).
Guest critiques sourced for this review showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms, staff and location.
Although some guests found their rooms to be quiet and spacious, several reviewers complained about their accommodations. They reported worn decor, linens and fixtures, old TVs, cleaning issues, poor Wi-Fi signals, uncomfortable beds and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms. The majority of guests found the hotel in a general state of disrepair.
Several lodgers were disappointed with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as disrespectful, rude and unaccommodating.
Although some guests found the hotel to be close to highway access and Tropicana Field, some reviewers were disappointed with its surrounding area. They reported ongoing construction and complained the hotel was next to a strip club.
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.6 out of 5 with a 63% recommendation rate from 46 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 2.4 out of 5 from 27 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #84 of 96 Largo hotels with an average rating of 2 out of 5 from 24 reviews.
The author called the hotel on December 21, 2013 to verify some information.